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Barceló San José

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Premium Suite (Level) | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

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Barceló San José

4.0 star property
4-star hotel in Uruca with 3 restaurants and outdoor pool

8.8/10 Fabulous

1,120 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is CA $261
Price available on 03/01/2023
Autopista General Canas 3km, El Robledal - La Uruca, San José, San Jose, 458-1150

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Uruca
  • Sabana Park - 7 min drive
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica - 10 min drive
  • Multiplaza Mall Escazu - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • San José (SYQ-Tobías Bolaños Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 22 min drive
  • Santo Domingo Santa Rosa Station - 6 min drive
  • San Jose Cuatro Reinas Station - 7 min drive
  • San Jose Pacific Station - 7 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Denny's - 12 min walk
  • Cafe St. Honore - 17 min walk
  • El Marisco Vivo - 19 min walk
  • El Fogoncito - 19 min walk
  • Il Padrino - 3 min drive

About this property

Barceló San José

Located just 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the airport, Barceló San José offers a free shuttle (available on request). You can grab a bite to eat at one of the 3 restaurants, then indulge in massages, facials, or mani/pedis. An outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a fitness center are other highlights at this upscale hotel. Fellow travelers say great things about the airport proximity and comfortable guestrooms.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 254 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 3 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited (max 1 space per unit)


  • Free airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Shopping

Working away

  • Business center
  • 17 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 43-inch LED TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Champagne service


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include facials, body treatments, and manicures and pedicures.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 19 for adults and USD 19 for children (approximately)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector, a security system, and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Barceló San José offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Barceló San José does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Barceló San José?
As of 31 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Barceló San José on 20 Feb 2023 start from CA $106, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Barceló San José?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Barceló San José?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Barceló San José?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Barceló San José?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Barceló San José?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 10:30 PM on request.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Barceló San José?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Barceló San José and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a seasonal outdoor pool and a sauna. Barceló San José also has a fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Barceló San José?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Denny's (12-min walk), La Gauchada (2 mi), and La Princesa Marina (2 mi).
What's the area around Barceló San José like?
Barceló San José puts you in Uruca, in the heart of San José. Popular attractions include Sabana Park, which is 7 minutes away by car.







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10/10 Exceptional

Best in San Jose
My favourite place to stay in San Jose
'wil, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Jochen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome place to stay while in San José area
Maikol, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice Place to stay
It's a nice place to stay. There is a beautiful garden inside the property. We used their free airport pickup. We didn't wait that long for the shuttle to arrive. Staffs are friendly. The restaurant food is good. They could provide a better WiFi. You have to enter different passwords they provide for each device and the passwords expire for some reason. We stayed there for two nights and few times we had to request new passwords. I think it's unnecessarily complicated.
2-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Absolute disaster
ABSOLUTE DISASTER! We asked for complimentary shuttle to hotel. I emailed my request and followed up with three phone calls (the day of email, the day before we arrived and morning of arrival). I explained i was arriving at 3:30 pm from Sansa airlines. My plane arrived exactly on time at 3:30 pm. I tried to call the WhatsApp number that hotel gave me for shuttle, just to let them know i was on way to pick up point. I called multiple times with no answer. We arrived at pick up point at 3;40pm. The shuttle was not there. I made an international call to hotel and after a few minutes was told that the shuttle driver left after 5 minutes! I explained how many times i confirmed and they said they couldn’t do anything and we had to wait another hour and half for them to pick us up. When we arrived at hotel, they said they would offer us a complimentary meal and drinks at the cafeteria. We went to cafeteria and had a meal where I was told i had to pay. I explained that i was supposed to get a comp meal. They said they knew nothing about this. I went back to front desk, being trailed by cafe manager and waitress and was told that my meal was for the cafeteria on the 6th floor! After all this embarrassment at from desk, i left the hotel shortly afterwards. A complete disaster and absolutely terrible customer service
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

William, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great staff, clean, good food!
William, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Last day in Costa Rica
One day layover to catch flight home. Relaxed by the pool. Ate lunch at the poolside bar & grille before checking in. Room was spacious, clean, and comfortable. Great view from room. Ride to airport was arranged with bellboy and free. Staff was friendly & professional. I would definitely stay again.
C Lynne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and service was excellent
Dianne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shannon, 1-night trip
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