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Barcelo San Jose

Costa Rica-San Jose City

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5 Nights with Air from $529 Breakfast included
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4.2 out of 5
"WOW! This hotel does a poor job showing how beautiful and ama in this hotel was. I was pleasantly surprised by how wonderful this hotel is. They need new pictures. I was very skeptical by looking at th..." – MileHi
11 out of 14 (79%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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August 12, 2019
Great hotel for a great price

Beautiful and clean hotel. The room was nice and clean and we had a great view of the city and mountains. The free breakfast buffet was really good, they provided a variety of options plus a grill station for made to order eggs. The restaurant prices for lunch and dinner were a bit over priced, it's cheaper to eat at a local restaurant. I would definitely stay at this hotel again!!!

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From: Orlando, FL
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 19, 2018
Great time

The staff was either awesome, or horrible no in between. Most were awesome. While we were there the hotel had some SPECIAL guest also. The one of several things we noticed was clean conscience and always putting safety first attitude The food was awesome.Our rooms were awesome, after we found out how to turn on the lights.

Great time
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From: Victoria, Texas
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 20, 2018

Our accommodations were wonderful, & excursions were great. All staff was pleasant & helpful.; however, there was not enough time to catch adjoining flight in Chicago, & we just missed our flight. That trickled down into loosing our luggage. We did not get our luggage for nearly 24 hours into our vacation. The hotel consiere was extremely helpful, & did her best to get answers for us. She saved our vacation. On the negative side, there was a bartender that could use training in customer service. Also, I was surprised at the amount of debris in the pool, even with allowing time for staff to get the pool vacuumed.

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From: Southwestern Indiana - USA
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 9, 2017

Location was too far from all sights. A taxi is necessary to go anywhere. Prices in hotel high. $4 (US) for a bottle of water. Everyday I had to ask for more than one bath towel. Quality, diversity and quantity at the included breakfast was excellent. However, the quality of the dinner menu at the Alfaro Restaurant was not good at all.

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From: Boynton Beach, FL
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

The Barcelo San Jose offers 254 rooms. All finely decorated with panoramic views of the city and mountains, the rooms are distributed among 8 floors.

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What's to Love

This urban locale in the heart of San Jose is close to local shops, sites and city center.

Visiting the National Stadium - mainly used for soccer & worth seeing for the impressive architecture.

The resort's large pool where you can cool off - a refreshing treat, especially with an epic bar right there.

Relaxing at the spa with massages or plunges into the hydro massager, steam room or sauna.


What We'd Change

With only one bar, hotel nightlife is tame. The bar is a good, though, and the hotel is close to other downtown San Jose options.


Why You Should Go

You're just a short zippy 10 miles from the airport. You can dip into the pool in no time.

The resort staff is so friendly and attentive - you'll be spoiled as soon as you arrive.

You're in a prime spot to tour Costa Rica's volcanoes, hot springs, rain forests or in/around the city.

Free weights, cardio equipment and classes like yoga, dance & spin will help you stay fit.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Elevators
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Photocopy Machine ($)
  • Exhibit Space
  • Spa ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Secretarial Services
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Airport Transfers (complimentary)
  • Parking ($)
  • Translation Services
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service ($)
  • Bell Staff Service
  • Business Services ($)
  • Pillow Menu
  • Restaurants
  • CD/Alarm Clock Radio
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Travel Agency
  • Tour Desk
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Not On Beach
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Swimming Pool
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • iPod Docking Station

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Medical Facilities
  • Museum(s)
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Volcano

Map of Local Area

Costa Rica is an exhilarating land of luxuriant rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, of colonial charm and captivating nightlife. The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is its people.

Barcelo San Jose

Residencial El Robledal

+506 2220 20 34

Hotel Description

Barcelo San Jose: A San Jose Oasis

Tucked in a quiet area in Costa Rica's capital, this citified resort is just the kind of oasis you need. Not only are you in a prime location to venture off to see some of Costa Rica's claims to fame - Arenal Volcano, Tabacon Hot Springs, and Tortuguero National Park, but you're also in heart of the city, where you can explore the shops, the sites or just find your spot poolside and chillax the day away. Zip lining to river rafting to dancing at the resort's bar - the adventure here is yours.


Good news for you - your stay includes breakfast. You'll also find a variety of flavors at the three on-site restaurants, including sushi, teppanyaki-style dishes and a poolside grill with beef, chicken, fish and seafood. Time to dig in.

Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 5am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte and tropical buffet restaurant.

Type: Japanese
Hours: Mon-Sat 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: A la carte Japanese restaurant creating exciting dishes with fresh local ingredients.

El Rancho Bar & Grill
Type: A la carte
Hours: 9am-5pm, and open until 7 pm during summers
Description: Beef specialty restaurant

Hours are subject to change.


This lively little bar is where you'll find some of the best domestic and imported drinks, and on some nights - you might be joining in on the dance party as live music fills the bar. There is also a poker room and slot machines for those ready to gamble. Cheers to Costa Rica.

Bosque Bar
Piano bar with live music. Sun-Thu 9am-midnight; Fri-Sat 9am-1am.


The resort's pool has an adult's area and a separate children's pool so when you're ready to kickback sans kids - you'll be good to go. The resort is not on a beach, but the pool is relaxing and refreshing.



  • Tennis
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center


Barcelo San Jose offers Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and an Internet cafe for an additional charge.


Barcelo San Jose offers spa services for an additional charge. Open Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm, Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-4pm.


The property is only 10 miles from Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) and minutes from downtown San Jose.

Check-in: 2pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Departure Fees
Please be advised that there is a $29 USD per person departure fee due and payable upon leaving Costa Rica. Fees are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Costa Rican government. It is possible that this fee is included in the cost of your airline ticket. Please consult the airline on which you are traveling to verify.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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6 days, 5 nights
Travel Dates 9/18 - 12/28
Starting at $529 was $599
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