Posted Apr 19, 2017
We came here with the expectation of the hotel being an oasis in the pretty dirty and disappointing city of San Jose. We were in the mood for something classy, with a nice pool. Hotel Barcelo nailed it -- in spades. The building is gorgeous, as are the pool and gardens. The lobby is pure class. Our room was tasteful, with a surprisingly large number of amenities in the bathroom, including a shaving kit, a dental kit, and the list goes on. Our room faced the national stadium, which was an unexpected nice (and interesting!) view, including a backdrop of mountains. The gym is one of the best hotel exercise facilities I've ever experienced, and in addition to plenty of cardio machines, it includes a large amount of free weights, a bench press, and a jacuzzi. The hotel staff were very friendly/helpful, and while my wife speaks fluent Spanish, all lobby staff is also fluent in English, which was helpful for me, with my limited Spanish. The free breakfast buffet is quite possibly the biggest and classiest you'll likely ever see. Many have written about it on TripAdvisor so I won't go into detail, but it was fabulous and sprawling.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 24, 2017 by Channel Manager, Hotel Management
We would like to express our gratitude for the comments you made about your recent visit. They help us to understand how our guests experience their stay with us. It is always our goal to achieve maximum customer satisfaction and we are delighted to hear that your holiday at Barceló San José was an enjoyable one. We continuously strive to deliver high standards and to ensure that all our guests leave with beautiful vacation memories.