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Superior Room

One King Bed or Two Double Beds
Max Occupancy: 3 adults, 1 child
Includes: Full Breakfast, Free Wireless Internet, Free Airport Shuttle
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Superior Room (Club Premium)

One King Bed or Two Double Beds
Max Occupancy: 2 adults, 2 children
Includes: Full Breakfast, Free Wireless Internet, Free Airport Shuttle
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Premium Suite, 1 King Bed (Club Premium)

One King Bed
Max Occupancy: 2 adults
Includes: Full Breakfast, Free Wireless Internet, Free Airport Shuttle
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Master Premium Suite ( Club Premium )

One Double Bed or One King Bed or One Single Bed
Max Occupancy: 4 adults, 1 child
Includes: Full Breakfast, Free Wireless Internet, Free Airport Shuttle
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Health club and live music near downtown San Jose

With a stay at Barcelo San Jose Palacio in San Jose, you'll be in the suburbs and convenient to Spirogyra Butterfly Garden and Museum of Costa Rican Art.

This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Estadio Nacional and Costa Rica National Stadium.

Make yourself at home in one of the 254 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Treat yourself with massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare, and gift shops/newsstands.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant or in a coffee shop/café. Or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, or a swim-up bar.

Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available on request). Parking (subject to charges) is also conveniently located nearby.


General

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.

The spa and beauty salon are open Monday to Saturday, 9 AM to 8 PM, and offer massage, facial and manicure/pedicure treatments and waxing (24-hour advance reservations required). A candle shop, 16 meeting and conference rooms and business center (surcharge) are also on site as well as complimentary wireless/wired Internet access.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • ATM/banking
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Ballroom(s)
  • Banquet facilities
  • Airport transportation (complimentary)
  • Tennis on site
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beauty services
  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Cell phone/mobile rental
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby
  • Computer rental
  • Concierge desk
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Currency exchange
  • Doorman/doorwoman
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Exhibit space
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Health club
  • Full board rates available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Laundry facilities
  • Medical assistance available
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Total number of rooms - 254
  • Free parking
  • Free guest parking during stay
  • Secure parking
  • Parking nearby (surcharge)
  • Parking nearby
  • Poolside bar
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms - 16
  • Sauna
  • Security guard
  • Shopping on site
  • Spa tub
  • Swimming pool - children's
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Swim-up bar
  • Tour assistance
  • Translation services
  • Wedding services
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Free self parking
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Internet

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet


Parking

Free parking, Free guest parking during stay, Secure parking, Free self parking, Parking nearby, Parking nearby (surcharge)


Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • HBO
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Satellite TV service
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Desk
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Hair dryer
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Minibar
  • Pay movies
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channels
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Slippers
  • Phone
  • LCD TV
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Dining

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.

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Recreation

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. Three squash courts and two tennis courts offer addition recreation and complimentary equipment is available to guests. Also on site is a fitness facility with a spa tub and men's and women's saunas.

Popular among locals, La Sabina Park is 2 km (1.25 mi) 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.

  • Volleyball nearby
  • Running track/path nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Swimming on site
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Spa
  • Swedish massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf


Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out

Check-out time is noon


Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa


General

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.

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Additional Details

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. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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A Green / Sustainable Property - Third Party Certified
This property participates in Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), a third-party certification program that has been independently certified. Third-party certification measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy. An objective assessment of a company's sustainable tourism practices has been performed at this property by an auditor who is independent of the third-party certification program.
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