"Best Hotel Value in San Jose "
I have stayed in most all of the hotels in San Jose due to many, many business and personal trips. San Jose Palacio is one of the older hotels, but a classic, representing the best things about Costa Rica in my opinion. It is a large hotel, with an excellent restaurant, especially the breakfast buffet featuring a wide variety of delicious dishes as well as tropical fruits and juices. There is a superb Japanese restaurant as well, and a cozy, friendly bar. The pool is the best among all San Jose hotels in my opinion, even better than the Marriott. The grounds are not huge, but are attractively landscaped and really give that tropical feeling. Parking is easy and free. The premium floor (6th) is worth it, as there is a fantastic snack buffet and free cocktails for several hours every afternoon and evening, wine, soft drinks etc, really, really nice. The gym, though a bit crowded as far as floor space, is better than the rest of the hotels in San Jose, having a good variety of weight machines, free weights, and treadmills. There are also handball courts, which is always a lot of fun. The Barceló chain is a superb hotel chain, and this hotel is no exception. This is a great hotel with a very friendly staff, not stuffy and formal like many hotels of its class, and just has a good feeling about it. I think that the value for the price is simply fantastic ! It is also a very romantic hotel with gorgeous views of San Jose, especially in the evening.
Traveller from Florida