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Barcelo San Jose Palacio is situated on tropically landscaped grounds, 3 km (2 mi) from the museums, markets, and theaters of downtown San Jose; the airport is a 15-minute ride by complimentary shuttle (available on request).

Fun indoors and out

This property features 3 restaurants, and a bar with nightly live music. Other amenities include spa and beauty services, on-site shops, a freeform pool, fitness facilities, and racquetball.

LCD TVs

All guestrooms at Barcelo San Jose Palacio offer down duvets, bathrooms with bathrobes and phones, and LCD TVs with US stations. Suites have computers and leather sofas.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Barcelo San Jose Palacio is located 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the heart of downtown San Jose. The airport is a 15-minute ride away by complimentary shuttle, which is offered at scheduled times.

Dining options include a formal-dress restaurant, a restaurant with buffet and a la carte menu, and a spacious bar with live music. Outdoors, a poolside bar serves grilled meat and seafood in the sun, and a swim-up bar serves ice-cold cocktails.

The freeform pool, with multiple sections and swim-under bridges, is a beauty to behold. After a swim, the hotel's botanical gardens are a pleasant, shaded place to stroll. Other recreational facilities include 2 tennis courts and 3 squash courts.

A candle shop, 17 meeting and conference rooms, and a business center (surcharge) are also on site. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the property for a fee.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Meeting rooms 17 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Total number of rooms - 254 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 16 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 2 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Wedding services 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( per day )

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Minibar 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Slippers 
  • Phone 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Ánfora Restaurant and Café - This buffet-style restaurant features international cuisine. An à la carte menu is also available. Open for buffet breakfast 5 AM to 10:30 AM, lunch noon to 3 PM, and dinner 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Terrace open 24 hours. Casual for breakfast and lunch, semi-formal for dinner.

Miyako Restaurant - This restaurant features an exotic menu of Japanese cuisine. Sushi, tempura, and Teppanyaki-style dishes are offered. Open Monday through Saturday 6 AM to 11 PM.

Bosque Bar - Casual. Snacks, cocktails. Live music every evening. Open from morning till late.

Rancho Bar & Grill - Poolside. Grilled seafood and meats. Cocktails. Open from late morning till early evening. Seasonal.

Swim-up bar - Open same hours as Rancho Bar & Grill. Cocktails. Seasonal.

Room service - Available 24 hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

An expansive freeform pool with swim-under bridges and a children's section also offers a swim-up bar. Nearby, the hotel's botanical gardens are a pleasant place for a post-swim stroll. 3 squash courts and 2 tennis courts offer additional recreation and complimentary equipment is available to guests. Also on site is a fitness facility with men's and women's saunas.

Popular among locals, La Sabina Park is 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) away. The park features shaded picnic areas, jogging paths, tennis courts, soccer pitches, volleyball, and baseball and basketball areas.

The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Racquetball/squash on site 

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 2 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CRC $20 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: CRC 12 per day (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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