Barceló San José

El Robledal, La Uruca458-1150San JoséCosta Rica
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About Barceló San José

Barceló San José is a five-star resort located just three miles from downtown San José. It is an excellent location for a luxurious vacation or an event to remember.

Renovated in 2013, the rooms feature gorgeous views of the city or mountains. Feel at home with free Wi-Fi, plush robes and slippers, a minibar, air conditioning and a laptop-sized safe.

The hotel features an outdoor pool and garden, gym, casino, and onsite spa. Laundry service, 24-hour reception and business center services are available for convenience. Parking is free.

There are many dining options at Barceló San José. International cuisine Ánfora, Japanese cuisine Miyako and meat-specializing Rancho Grill. For drinks, visit El Bosque bar.

Museum of Costa Rican Art is 1.2 miles away. National Theater is 2.8 miles away. Sabana Park and National Stadium are a ten-minute drive from the hotel.


El Robledal, La Uruca, 458-1150, San José, Costa Rica
Telephone: (506800) 542-5301 | Fax: +506(2220)2036 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Doctor on site
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • PC with internet
  • Porter service
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Stay Fit

Guests loved the pool area, tropical gardens and fitness facilities at the hotel. Access to the gym is free and signing up gives you a discount at the restaurants. The gym facilities include a variety of equipment, free weighs, personal trainers and fitness classes. After a good workout, rest and relax in the sauna and steam room or visit the spa for a massage.

A Perfect Way to Start Your Day

The breakfast buffet served daily has a huge variety of foods to suit everyone's taste buds. Guests say it's absolutely delicious. The atmosphere is casual and typical Costa Rica style. Service does not disappoint.

Premium Level

The rooms are spacious, with a tropical resort ambiance. You will find lots of amenities you normally wouldn't receive at other hotels, like a scale and electronic suit press. If you'd like to splurge, guests recommend getting a room with a balcony, saying that the view I worth the upgrade. The Club Premium rooms get even more compliments. With the booking you receive automatic late check-out and access to the lounge which has complimentary drinks and snacks every day.

Negative Reviews

Patchy Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi is complimentary but can be slow at times. Signal coverage is patchy throughout the hotel.

Slow Service, Okay Food

While the breakfasts, both food and service, gets great reviews, the rest of the dining options are mediocre. Guests thought the food wasn't as high in quality or taste. The menus at some restaurants were considered limited. Generally, guests say the service is slower than they're used to and the waiters don't pay enough attention. Room service also was reported to take a long time for delivery.

Not in Town Center

The hotel is close to downtown but far enough from the city noise. Unfortunately, it is not walking distance and finding public transportation is difficult. It is recommended you have your own car to get around. If not, there are taxis always available to get you around for a fair price.

Rating Overview

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8.4 out of 10 based on 2916 reviews