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Barceló San José

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Starting at $81 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights

For business or pleasure, book your stay at the Barceló San José hotel in Costa Rica’s capital city. A convention center and meeting rooms go hand-in-hand with comfortable rooms of all sizes. Close to the airport and downtown, families and business travelers can enjoy a variety of amenities at this hotel.


Barcelo San Jose
Barceló San José

Sitting in the heart of Costa Rica's capital, the Barceló San José caters to business travelers, events and anyone who loves the busy city. Unmatched cultural experiences and urban recreation surround this prestigious hotel, and then there are the wilds of Costa Rica to explore just beyond the city's edge. For a vacation, social occasion or business event that marries the best of city and country life, this is the hotel that offers it all.

The Barceló San José is a short drive away from Juan Santamaría International Airport and a mere three miles from the city center. Shopping, parks, museums and more are nearby, and fútbol fans enjoy a short drive to the National Stadium. Guests can arrange complimentary transfer services with the hotel.

For meetings, conventions and corporate events, the hotel offers 17 meeting rooms equipped with essential audio/visual tools and Wi-Fi technology. Smaller groupings can enjoy the Aquamarina room, with seating for up to 120, while the convention center has room for more than 1,000 attendees. Each offers several layout options, and catering services are also available. Whether you have a meeting or a special event, such as a wedding, reception or prom, Barceló San José can help make your event special.

Guests can enjoy a large outdoor swimming pool with plenty of lounge chairs and shade to keep you from overheating, and a neighboring children's pool if you have young ones in tow. Lush gardens surround the pool area, making it a great oasis for a temporary escape.

There are three restaurants at Barceló San José. The Ánfora offers international cuisine with buffet or a la carte choices; Miyako features Japanese cuisine, including sushi, sashimi, tempura and teppanyaki dishes; and the Rancho Grill specializes in meats, such as beef, chicken or seafood. The El Bosque Bar serves sandwiches as well as drinks and offers live music and dancing for evening entertainment.

If you've splurged with your diet, the on-site gym can help you regain control. It includes cardio and weight machines, saunas, Jacuzzi, free weights and trainers on hand. Spin, yoga, dance and swimming classes are also available or enjoy on-site tennis and squash courts. If you overdo it, book a massage to ease strained muscles. A beauty salon is also here to help you get ready for any occasion.

Key Features

Pool with cocktails at the Barceló San José
Pool with cocktails at the Barceló San José
  • Adult & Child Swimming Pool
  • Jacuzzi & Gym
  • Spa & Sauna
  • Casino
  • Wireless Internet throughout hotel
  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • Bar, Piano Bar, Cafeteria & Internet Cafe
  • Car Rental
  • Gift Shop
  • Tour Desk
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Babysitting Service (extra charge)
  • Convention & Business Center
Starting at $81 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Babysitting Service
Beauty Salon
Cable TV
City Hotel
Conference Center
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Fitness Center
Flat Screen TVs
Hair Dryer
Hotel near Volcano
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Superior  Room at the Barceló San José
Superior Room at the Barceló San José

The hotel has 254 rooms, all renovated in 2016 to offer comfortable furnishings in a classic style. Amenities in all rooms include air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi and toiletries.

Superior – A spacious room at 330 square feet, the Superior takes advantage of natural light. It has two double beds, a large sofa, desk and mini-bar.

Superior With Terrace – Stretch out in 530 square feet that include a main and guest bathrooms. A furnished terrace offers views of the garden. This room has two beds, a sofa, desk, chair and mini-bar.

Premium Level Superior – Elegantly appointed with a king bed, sofa, chair and table, this room is 330 square feet. Guests enjoy spectacular views of mountains and city skyline.

Premium Level Suite – This spacious suite features separate living and sleeping areas in 646 square feet, with couch, table and furnished balcony off the living room.

Master Suite – Families can spread out in 947 square feet with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room with furnished balcony. This suite includes complimentary room service, available around the clock.

Premium Level Presidential Suite – Measuring 1,615 square feet, this elegant suite includes two bedrooms, living room, dining and reception areas and an office, all fully furnished and equipped. A spacious balcony offers a great view. Guests may request an interconnecting space that adds a bathroom and two bedrooms.

Starting at $81 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


City Tour – Visit important historical sites in San José and learn about Costa Rica culture. Sites include the National Theater and a local museum with on-site shopping available.

Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs – Travel to this active volcano that draws international visitors and view amazing flora and the thermal springs that it feeds.

Tortuguero National Park - Visit a banana plantation before a boat tour of Caribbean canals. Walk the rainforest then it's all aboard for another boat tour of the park's canals and a chance to spot a variety of exotic birds and wildlife.

Cable Car Tour – Travel to a private reserve for a cable-car tour of the rainforest next door to Braulio Carrillo National Park. Learn about the great biodiversity in this rainforest.

Café Britt – Tour organic coffee plantations, tropical gardens and a roasting factory to discover the secrets of great-tasting Costa Rican coffee.

Isla Tortuga – Cruise to Tortuga Island, famous for pristine beaches and clear waters that allow a variety of activities.

Rainforest Adventure (3 in 1) – Journey through the rainforest of Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Sarapiqui River for a boat tour. A nature guide then leads a gondola tour of the rainforest.

Pacuare River Rapids – Take a raft down the wildest river in Latin America, known internationally as a great place for white-water rafting. A two-day trip is also available with an overnight stay in the jungle.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bird Watching
Bungee Jumping
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $81 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

San Jose West Map
San Jose West Map
Barceló San José is located 15 minutes from the airport and 2km from the centre of the town.
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