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Queens, NY
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I recently stayed at the Barceló San Jose Palacio. The room was large with 2 queen size beds which were very comfortable. The grounds were beautiful. What impressed me the most was the friendly and helpful staff. I ate breakfast and dinner at the hotel dining room. The waiters were wonderful and professional. I enjoyed my stay.

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Thank you so much for your valuable comment and for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of the Trip Advisor community. Barceló San Jose Hotel is delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff is always happy to exceed your expectations, we use our Barceló values to improve every day...

portland,oregon
Reviewed 22 September 2016

For your dollar your not going to get much better then this. Yes it's an older hotel but the grounds are well taken care of, the room are large and very comfortable with nice views. The staff is helpful and the food is good. Well worth every penny.

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Dear traveler Thank you so much for sharing your comments. Our staff is always happy to exceed your expectations, we use our Barceló values to improve every day and make the guests feel comfortable in their stay. It will be a pleasure to serve you in your next visit to Costa Rica or any other Barceló Hotels & Resorts. Kind...

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Though the rooms aren't completely updated, they are very spacious and comfortable. The pool area is located near the garden and is a nice place to relax. The bell desk was the most helpful, and all the guys were extremely sincere. There is a little grocery store just down the street you can buy drinks and snacks at, and you...

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Mandy Your greating is very important for us. We are glad to hear that we full it up your expectations. Please do not hesitate to contact us for your next stay at Barceló San José. Team Barceló Carlos Ruíz Director

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 17 September 2016

we were going through san jose to explore the rest of costa rica, so we treated this an a necessary overnight in the capital. Best Advice: 1) San Jose is nothing worth seeing :) 2) This hotel is super old and reminds me of an old holiday in but with a better pool and breakfast. If you must go to...

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Traveler First of all, thank you for choosing Barceló San José as your lodging option in your trip to San Jose, your comments help us to improve every day. We appreciate your opinions and it will be an honor if you consider as again in the future. Best Regards. Barceló San José Team.

North Bergen, New Jersey
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The hotel is dated, feels like I stepped into the 70s. Bathrooms need to be updated. Toiletries are generic stuff. It is pretty much equidistant to the town and the airport. There are no restaurants within walking distance and the hotel restaurants are, as normal, more expensive. They have lots of amenities including: pool, gym, spa, bar etc Wifi worked...

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Traveler First at all, thank you for choosing Barceló San José as your loiging option in your last trip. We appreciate your opinions and it will be an honor if you consider as again. More than welcome. Barceló San José Team. Carlos Ruíz Director

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is the 3rd time that I have visit Costa Rica for each time have stayed at the Barcelo is one best hotels that have stayed in in business travels. Amy was very professional handle my reservation perfectly. Also to advise anyone traveling to Costa Rica looking for professional hotel this have be the best. Thanks Amy and the whole...

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Thank you so much for sharing your comments, but also for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of the Trip Advisor community. It is really nice that you found everything about our hotel so good. Amy and all the team will be happy for your nice words. We hope having you back in a...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 9 September 2016

My wife & I stayed twice at this property.The rooms are good.The premium lounge has practically the same menu throughout with a wide variety of drinks.The breakfast is good.Barcelo offers a coupon which can be deducted on your consumption.I went to check out at 6a.m. & there was only Mr Sebastian who argued endlessly refusing to discount US$12.I explained that...

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Channel M, Gerente at Barcelo San Jose, responded to this review

Dear Traveler Thank you so much for your comments, Barceló San José Hotel is happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our worker Raquel will be happy for your nice words. On the other hand, we would like to apologize for the inconveniences you experienced during your check out, be sure we will review these details with...

Reviewed 1 September 2016

It was a nice stay. Good service and clean. The design looks a little old but overall its a nice hotel. There are not much attractions near, so consider using always any means of transportation to move. The bar has good latin music band on Friday. Enjoyed the stay

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Dear Mrs. Lucia Thank you so much for sharing your comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and the music of the Bosque Bar. It will be a pleasure to serve you in your next visit to Costa Rica or any other Barceló Hotels & Resorts. See you soon. Carlos Ruíz General Manager

Miramar, Florida
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Barceló San Jose Palacio is a quiet place to rest ,the bathrooms in the rooms need repairs , the buffet restaurant always keeps closed the terrace after 5:00 pm. Local phone calls are charged, the reception staff are very friendly.

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Dear Mr. Luis Thank you for sharing your comments about your stay at Barceló San José. We really appreciated your comment and I personal take note of your annotation in order to bring better services especial at the terraces of the restaurant, we are in the process to refresh all the areas. We hope see you soon Cordially, Carlos Ruíz...

San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We rented two suites on the club level and found the rooms to be extremely nice with great beds and furniture and great views from the balcony of the lovely resort style pool. Parking was secure and very handy to the lobby. The grounds were beautiful and had been improved immensely since our last stay about 10 years ago. Book...

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Dear Mr. Scott Thank you so much for your valuable comment and for taking the time to share your experience with the rest of the Trip Advisor community. Barceló San Jose Hotel is delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff is always happy to exceed your expectations, we use our Barceló values to improve every...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Barcelo San Jose

Address: Residencial El Robledal | La Uruca, San Jose 458-1150, Costa Rica (Formerly Barcelo San Jose Palacio)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $103 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 254
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Also Known As:
Barcelo San Jose Palacio Hotel San Jose
San Jose Barcelo
Barcelo Palacio Hotel Costa Rica
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#2 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#16 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“The best floor is the 6th floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 768leahn, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great room”
 of 5 bubbles cmbuck2016, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Enjoy a glass of wine with dinner; very, very reasonable! And of course, there's plenty of great tasting coffee. I like mine con leche.”
 of 5 bubbles Coach-D_NY, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The north side of the hotel is best because you get the city and mountain views”
 of 5 bubbles amot, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful view of San Jose and National Stadium a plus”
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