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Room type

Superior Room

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Superior Room (Club Premium)

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 3 children, 2 infants)

Premium Suite, 1 King Bed (Club Premium)

Max Occupancy: 2 guests

Master Premium Suite ( Club Premium )

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 4 children, 4 infants)


Get an overview of this hotelRestaurants and live music near downtown San Jose

Airport shuttle

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 babysitting and beauty services, on-site shops, a freeform pool, fitness facilities, and racquetball.


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. Babysitting/childcare are also available on site.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 12 CRC per day )


Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

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 


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 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children under 12 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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


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.

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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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