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|Distance to city centre||1.8 km|
|Nearest airport||San José Juan Santamaria Intl|
|Distance to airport||12.5 km|
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|breakfast was good||in 297 reviews|
|comfortable beds||in 62 reviews|
|customer service||in 89 reviews|
|downtown san||in 36 reviews|
|gallo pinto||in 4 reviews|
|good food||in 83 reviews|
|japanese restaurant||in 60 reviews|
|lunch and dinner||in 37 reviews|
|nice hotel||in 188 reviews|
|nice swimming pool||in 21 reviews|
|premium level||in 9 reviews|
|room was spacious||in 141 reviews|
|san jose||in 56 reviews|
|shuttle to the airport||in 204 reviews|
|slippers and a robe||in 6 reviews|
|staff were very nice||in 192 reviews|
|swimming pool||in 131 reviews|
Hotel only need upper administrators work on the hvac because smells like humidity
Comfort bed and excellent location.
Not absolutely bathroom clean on first day
This was amazing value for money and we wished we had another night there! It has great facilities and our room was spacious and a very good standard. Nice, big bed and lovely sheets. Room service was very reasonable and the food was really good. It was a good alternative so we lounged in the towelling robes at the table in our room.
Everything was beyond what I expected.
Breakfast was great and the airport shuttle was convenient.
Other than when breakfast is included, the other restaurants were dramatically overpriced with very little vegetarian options. The rooms themselves are quite dated; hasn’t been updated since the early nineties. The wifi speed was under 4mbps and they couldn’t give us more when we asked. Wasn’t a bad stay, but would recommend cheaper, more modern options that have easier access to offsite attractions.
The Barceló San José (5-star) hotel (belonging to the Barceló Hotel Group and formerly the Barceló San José Palacio) is located in a quiet residential area of Uruca, just 8 miles from Juan Santamaría International Airport and 3 miles from the center of San José, the capital of Costa Rica. Well connected to the main business, shopping and leisure areas, such as the National Stadium. This emblematic urban hotel boasts great prestige and tradition in the country.
based on 5,140 reviews
Things to know
- Spacious rooms
- Nice building
- Comfortable beds
Policies vary by room type and provider.
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Most popular landmarks
- Parque Metropolitano La Sabana 1.1 km
- Museo de Arte Costarricense 1.3 km
- Children's Museum 2.8 km
- Mercado Central 2.8 km
- Melico Salazar Theater 3.1 km
- San Jose Cathedral 3.2 km
|San José Tobias Bolanos Intl||4 km|
|San José Juan Santamaria Intl||12.5 km|