Ratings based on 1,054 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
88% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 25-Jul-2016
Muy buen hotel, atencion muy buena, desyuno completo.Recomendados
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from M

Outstanding hotel minutes from San Jose.

Posted 24-Jul-2016
Immaculate. Super friendly efficient staff at all levels. Great pool bar. Very nice lounge with excellent entertainment.
Comment from Hotel Management
27-Jul-2016 by Channel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler: Thanks for posting such a nice words about your stay with us. We are glad that you had a good experience in our hotel, specially that you enjoyed our Bosque Bar and Restaurants. It was a pleasure having you staying with us. Cordially, Manager
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from costa rica

Perfect!

Posted 20-Jul-2016
Everything just fine! Just what we expect. Cleaning and amenities was great
Comment from Hotel Management
22-Jul-2016 by Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Mr. Erik Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Barceló San José Palacio. We are so glad that you found our hotel so nice. Our priority is that our guests feels like at home and receive the attention that you deserve. Best regards.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from puntarenas, cr

Ecelent place to relax

Posted 17-Jul-2016
Nice hotel near San José downtown with good service, variable food, good attention, beautifull place. Excelent for vacation with family
Comment from Hotel Management
18-Jul-2016 by Channel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Mr Jorge: Thank you for your recent feedback. We are very grateful you have chosen our hotel to come to Costa Rica. We are glad hearing about you and we are very happy to know that you spent a lovely time in Barcelo San Jose Palacio. The management and staff of the Barcelo San José Palacio work very hard to ensure all our guests spend a lovely time in the hotel and this type of comments cheer up to the crew to go on working in the correct way. We hope to see you again in the hotel in the future and we pass on our sincere best wishes. Kind regards Hotel Manager
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Comfortable and "fresh" place to be in San José

Posted 13-Jul-2016
First I was surprised with a room upgrade, also a platter of fruits and sweets before night was a nice touch. All components of the room were working properly and all look new. Second, having a short walk through the forested garden was a relief from the madness out there in the streets few blocks away. Excellent food and staff.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-Jul-2016 by General Managment, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Barcelo San Jose Palacio. We are so glad that you found our hotel so nice. Our priority is that our guests feels like at home and receive the attention that you deserve. Best regards,
4out of 5
by A verified traveller from santo domingo

Posted 12-Jul-2016
a great hotel, this is the second time to this hotel. something in the room is little old, but aceptable.
Comment from Hotel Management
13-Jul-2016 by General management, Hotel Management
Dear Yongfeng Thank you for sharing your comments about your recent stay with us. We will be very pleased to have you back again in your next trip to Costa Rica. Best Regards,
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 28-Jun-2016
We had a great stay. We spent 2 nights with our 2 toddlers (age 2 and 5) and it was very comfortable. We had to wait an hour for our room to be ready at check-in, but the staff stored our luggage and we relaxed near the pool with some snacks. It is a little oasis in the middle of the bustle of downtown San Jose. Very centrally located, so most places we visited were a quick taxi ride. Only downside is that it is located on a busy highway, so nothing is within walking distance due to the busy road. Rooms were clean. Hotel staff friendly. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to anyone.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-Jun-2016 by Channel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guests: Thank you for your recent feedback. We are very grateful you have chosen our hotel to come to Costa Rica. We are glad hearing about you and we are very happy to know that you spent a lovely time with us. The management and staff of the Barcelo San José Palacio work very hard to ensure all our guests spend a lovely time in the hotel and this type of comments cheer up to the crew to go on working in the correct way. We hope to see you again in the hotel in the future and we pass on our sincere best wishes. Kind regards Hotel Manager
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 17-Jun-2016
Pros: I really liked the fact that the hotel was only 15 minutes away from the airport. The hotel also provided free shuttle.
I enjoyed the cleanliness of the hotel and the staff were very helpful. The hotel was also very close to downtown. The Taxi was right outside the door and ready to assist you.
Comment from Hotel Management
17-Jun-2016 by Channel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Traveler: Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at Barcelo San Jose Palacio. We are so glad that you found our hotel so nice. Our priority is that our guests feels like at home and receive the attention that you deserve. Best regards, General Managment
1out of 5
by A verified traveller

Room on the highway

Posted 02-Jun-2016
They put me in a room with the ice machine directly on the other wall and the roam of the highway right outside my window. I can only think it was because I got the room thru Expedia. Off season and the place was not full. I have stayed there many times and was very disappointed. I will not stay there again because of this.
Comment from Hotel Management
09-Jun-2016 by Channel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear Guest: Thank you for your recent feedback. We are very sorry you experienced inconveniences on your stay with us. The management and staff of the Barcelo San José Palacio work very hard to ensure all our guests spend a lovely time in the hotel and we are very disappointed that in your case this was not like that. Please, accept our apologize as a token of goodwill. We hope to see you again in the hotel in the future and pass on our sincere best wishes. Kind regards Management
5out of 5
by A verified traveller from Texas

Loved the garden

Posted 29-May-2016
My daughter and I enjoyed the hammocks at the pool, the beautiful garden and the great happy hour in the bar, also the gift shop had lots of high quality items.
Comment from Hotel Management
30-May-2016 by Channel Manager, Hotel Management
Dear traveler: Thank you for sharing your very good comments about your recent stay with us. We will be very pleased to have you back again in your next trip to Costa Rica. Best Regards, General management