Barcelo San Jose Hotel

Residencial El Robledal, San Jose, Costa Rica  show map
 5 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
^

Barcelo San Jose Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Free airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The 5-star Barcelo San Jose Hotel places guests abound 3.1 km from Museo de Arte Costarricense, Cathedral and Spirogyra Butterfly Garden. This superior hotel dates from 1990 and was refurbished in 2000.

The hotel is right in the business center of San Jose. The property is set within 3 km distance from the city center.

Welcoming guests with a casino, loungers and an outdoor swimming pool, the hotel is placed next to a stadium and golf courses.

Guests can reach Barcelo San Jose Hotel by car from Tobias Bolanos airport in 5 minutes.

Rooms

This property comprises 254 modern guestrooms featuring satellite TV, a private balcony, a laptop safe, individual climate control and a sofa. Some rooms offer a great view over the cathedral. They feature bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant entices with dishes of Japanese cuisine. Guests can enjoy cocktails and coffee as well as snacks and grills in the Poolside bar. Serving an array of dishes, Restaurante La Gallera and Mama's Place are just 550 meters away.

Services

The hotel also offers cars for rent.

Relax

Steam baths and reflex massage will ensure guests a relaxing stay. Fitness classes and a gym are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   254.

This field is required.
Email not defined
 Open
WRITE A QUICK REVIEW
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel
YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HOTEL

In general

Pros

Cons

YOUR DETAILS
First Name
Email
Cancel
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Barber shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • Free airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Mountain view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Plug adaptor
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Barcelo San Jose Hotel San Jose location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Residencial El Robledal, San Jose, Costa Rica

Get directions
City Center
  • San Jose
    1.7 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • La Flor de Loto
    1800 ft
  • Restaurante La Gallera
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    254

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBarcelo San Jose

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

Use Badge

Rooms and availability

Premium Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
Barcelo San Jose photos Room
Premium Suite
  • Room size:

    650 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Super King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • CD player
  • Radio
Superior Premium Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Radio
Barcelo San Jose photos Room
Duplex Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • CD player
  • Radio
Club Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
Barcelo San Jose photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior Double Room
Mountain view
  • Room size:

    335 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • CD player
  • Radio
Superior Corner Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ceiling fan
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Phone in bathroom
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:LCD TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Radio
Barcelo San Jose photos Room
Superior Triple Room
  • Room size:

    335 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Coffee machine
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • CD player
  • Radio

Barcelo San Jose Location

Legend
  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hotel.

What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • sky walk2700 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center1.7 mi

Local attractions

  • Parque La Sabana1.0 mi
    San JoseCosta Rica
  • Pueblo Antiguo 1.7 mi
    2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar1.9 mi
    Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose
  • Chirripo National Park1.7 mi
    San Gerardo de Rivas, San Jose
  • Jade Museum 1.9 mi
    Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose

Restaurants nearby

  • La Flor de Loto1800 ft

    Address: Sabana Norte

    72% likes this, based on 80 reviews
    Price Range: USD 22 - USD 27

  • Mama's Place2200 ft

    Address: 1 Avienda

    56% likes this, based on 19 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian

  • Fuji2700 ft

    Address: Autopista General Canas
    Phone: 2543-6000

    66% likes this, based on 31 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 17 - USD 27

  • Restaurante La Gallera1800 ft

    Address: Across the street from Best Western Irazu
    Phone: 506-22916785

    64% likes this, based on 45 reviews
    Price Range: USD 12 - USD 27

  • El Mirador2400 ft

    Address: Holiday Inn Aurola, 17th floor

    Cuisine: International

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    254

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBarcelo San Jose

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

Use Badge

Hotels nearby
Cities nearby

Barcelo San Jose Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Barcelo San Jose

Average guest rating

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 81 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.8

    Many food options - two restaurants and a bar; very generous buffet breakfast; nice garden. Free airport shuttle (scheduled, once an hour).

    Minibar - you have to ask at the front desk to open it (it's locked by default). When they opened, I used a bottle of wine - seemed (and smelled) as if it was there for many years.

  • Single
    5.0

    I like the location and the staff was very friendly and polite....

    but for a 5 star hotel it really lacks the quality, my room was humid, smelled and I didn't have towels, bathroom needed an overhaul and when they finally brought the towels they look like 100 years old, you can look through them...the food is average..in resume I wont go back there....

  • Single
    5.4

    The shuttle to the airport and that I could pay my bill on checking in.

    Old rooms and building. Poor breakfast, compared to other hotels in this style.

  • Couple
    10.0

    I loved the attentiveness of the staff, from the guy at the reception desk, who encouraged my practicing espanol, to Ricardo at the tour desk, who helped me customize my stay in Costa Rica, from tours, transportation, phone calls, and just plain friendliness, to the grounds keepers, Mario and Baltismo (? cant remember name), who showed us all the greenery in the gardens. The gardens were gorgeous, the pool was being remodeled, just about done. The location was safe, clean, non-touristy, close to the airport with a free shuttle, an impressive breakfast buffet of endless options. My boyfriend raved about the food the whole time. We walked through the gardens, out the property and into the surrounding area to explore a neighborhood, some interesting architecture, and a local playground/park.Our room was clean, comfy, modern, and room service was quick and tasty. I have no complaints. This was my second stay at the Barcelo San Jose Palacio. First time was business, this time was vacation, both times were above and beyond satisfying.

    There was nothing I didn't like about the Barcelo. The price was fabulous, as were the staff, food, amenities, grounds, and location.

  • Single
    10.0

    I have been lodged at San Jose Palacio Hotel many times. When traveling to beautiful Costa Rica I always try to be at that Hotel. My best recommendation is to be there and to come back !

  • Single
    9.6

    Staff was friendly and trained, nightly activities

    Poor selection of evening meals

  • Single
    5.0

    Not bad breakfast or lunch

    1. Having a reservation in superior room I was located near the generators with 24hrs unbearable noise! 2. internet did not work at all for the first day 3. Japanese rest. there is a ridiculous attempt - awful food, very high prices and incredibly small portions 4. hotel loaded with cheap and noisy student groups - impossible to relax 5. very old furniture in rooms 6. this hotel is MAX. 3 * hotel or a good hostel

  • Single
    7.0

    The beds were very comfortable and the staff pleasant. Most of the staff is bilingual which was a big help to me.

    I didn't like the fact that I had to pay to use Wifi. For the price you pay to stay here it should be free. Also, I didn't sleep the last night I slept there. I could hear the person in the next room coughing and wheezing all night. I expected more for a 4 star hotel. Also, while the food was very good the one meal I had poolside, room service food was not up to standards it should be. I got sick everytime I ate something there. At checkout I complained about the noise next door but they shrugged it off. Overpriced...for the amount they charge you could find a better hotel.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    The rooms were very clean and well appointed. It was centrally located. Great shuttle service to and from the airport. Everyone was very courteous and helpful.

    Desk staff was a little slow to recognize patrons presence....could be better.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The staff was friendly and the food catered to our vegan preference. The weather was beautiful during our stay. Our room was above average for the price we got on-line.

    It was at first difficult to reach them by telephone from the U.S. This may be due to our unfamiliarity with contacting a foreign country.

  • Group of friends
    9.4

    The grounds were lovely, as was the pool area. The gym had good equiptment and services. The room was very nice and the bed was scrumptious. There was a coffee pot in the room! The staff was very helpful. I came to depend upon on in particular, Danien, who helped me with every business matter I had. . They took care of just about everything I needed. They sent a taxi to get medicine for me. They came to find me when I had a package delivered, etc.

    The system for staff access to copy paper made my first day of business a near disaster.. The paper was locked up and the person with the key did not arrive at work until 8am. I needed the copies by 7:30 am for an important meeting... So I did not have them. But, I dealt with it.. And later they were provided for the next day's meeting.

  • Single
    7.4

    The location is great and breakfast is excellent

    Wireless is not included in price which is a disadvantage to compare to other hotels in the area.

  • Single
    7.4

    Beautiful views of the mountains. Relatively quiet. Non-smoking. Beautiful pool.

    The air conditioning was set at too high a temperature and it would cycle off in a very short while so I was constantly having to reset it. The room was always too hot. The pool was a little cool. Some solar water heating for the pool would be nice. A map showing the layout of the property would have been nice so I would know that there was a hot tub in the workout area. A hot tub out by the pool would have been nicer.

  • 5.4

    Location is very central and easy access. The hotel has potential.

    Housekeeping is terrible. No one is following up in the cleanliness of the room. Front desk very unorganized and unfriendly. Needs renovation desperately! Food was horrible all 4 days and terribly expensive! The lunch buffet in a cafeteria in Costa Rica was $30 + taxes, a 5 onz burguer was $13 + taxes, it was so bad I had 2 bites.

  • 10.0

    The pool was beautiful and the staff were very polite. And the airport shuttle was so convenient.

    Restaurant was closed for dinner...?

How to reach hotel

hotel Barcelo San Jose Hotel San Jose location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Residencial El Robledal, San Jose, Costa Rica

Get directions
City Center
  • San Jose
    1.7 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • La Flor de Loto
    1800 ft
  • Restaurante La Gallera
    1800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    254

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSan JoseBarcelo San Jose

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Spa Hotels in Costa Rica

Use Badge