Autopista General Canas 3 KM El Robledal-La Urruca  
San Jose  4581150

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Situated in vibrant San José, the capital of Costa Rica, and in the quiet residential area of Uruca, sits the Barceló San José. This recently renovated hotel offers 254 spacious and comfortable rooms, three restaurants, a bar with live music, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness area, wonderful views of the city and mountains, and more. For those seeking a more elevated experience, our Premium Level accommodations offer private check-in, our best rooms with the best views, priority restaurant reservations, personalized concierge service, and more. This hotel serves as a convenient base for exploring San José including La Sabana Metropolitan Park or national museum of Costa Rica, or venturing further to the country’s sandy beaches and lush tropical rainforests. Business travelers can take advantage of up to 17 fully equipped meeting rooms and a convention center with a 1,100 person capacity. Live up to more at Barceló San José.

Location: San Jose
  • *Important Information for Our Guest* As of April 2012, the destination of Costa Rica has gone non-smoking in all public buildings and areas. All hotel rooms are also non-smoking.
  • *Important Note* Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.
  • 24-hour room service†
  • Babysitting†
  • Baggage hold†
  • Business services†
  • Children welcome
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency exchange†
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym†
  • Gift/News stand†


Bedding - 1 king or 2 double beds

Occupancy limits - 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total

Maximum of 2 children through the age of 12 stay free in existing beds when sharing a room with at least 2 adults.

Discover the superior rooms of 30.6 m², located on the hotel's first floors. It will surprise you how spacious and bright they are. Our rooms are fully equipped and offer a wide range of services and amenities so you feel at home.

Superior Premium Level

Bedding - 1 king size bed or two full-size beds

Occupancy limits - 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total

Maximum of 2 child through the age of 12 stay free in existing beds when sharing a room with at least 1 adults.

These elegant Superior Premium Level rooms of 30.60 m2, boast breath-taking views of the mountains and National Stadium. These spacious, light-filled rooms are situated on the 5th and 6th floors, offering all kinds of luxury details and access to the Premium Level services.

Superior with Terrace

Bedding - 1 king bed & sofa

Occupancy limits 
- 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total

These marvellous rooms offer 49.20 m2 of space and are all located on the first floor. They are fully equipped in order to guarantee optimum comfort during your stay. In addition to the fittings of the superior rooms, we offer you a large furnished terrace and views of the hotel's tropical gardens.

Presidential Suite Premium Level

Bedding: King bed 2x2m

Occupancy limits 
- 4 adults, 3 children, 5 total

Without doubt, the most spectacular option in the hotel. This room, of 136.22 m2, is exquisitely decorated. It has 2 bedrooms, a beautiful main living room with a fully equipped dining area, reception room and office. In addition, you will have access to a spacious balcony from the living room, with the best views in the hotel.

An additional room can be added with an additional charge, communicating with one twin bed, one full-size bed and bathroom, and a total space of which is provided. 167 yards2.

Double for single use

Bedding: King bed 2x2m

Occupancy limits 
- 1 adults,  1 total

Superior Premium Level for Use as Single

Bedding: King bed  2x2m

Occupancy limits 
- 1 total

Suite Premium Level

Bedding: King bed  2x2m

Occupancy limits 
- 2 adults, 1 children, 2 total

Ánfora Restaurant

Main restaurant serving buffet or a la carte meals. The Ánfora restaurant offers a large selection of international dishes to suit all tastes at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

El Bosque Bar

Enjoy the El Bosque Bar with the best national and international drinks and delicious sandwiches, along with dancing to live music from Monday to Saturday and other various promotions.

Miyako Japanese Restaurant

The Miyako Restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and stands out thanks to its exotic menu. The restaurant also offers a wide variety of sushi, tempuras, teppanyaki dishes and sashimi. Its comfortable and beautiful facilities are ready for you to have a great time.

Rancho Grill

The Rancho Grill restaurant specializes in meat. It is located beside the swimming pool, and its chef will attend to you and serve you the region's best cut on the grill. In addition to red meat, don't forget to taste other options such as chicken, fish or seafood cooked on the grill.

  • Children's pool
    There is 1 children's pool on-site.
  • Fitness center on-site†

    The hotel features a gymnasium with programs suited to your needs, which is free to access for hotel clients. We offer you a sauna, steam room, hydro massage, biomechanics equipment, free weights, cardiovascular training and instructors to guide you. We provide spinning, yoga, dance, swimming and other fitness classes.

  • Hot tub
    There's 1 outdoor hot tub. 
  • Pool
    There's one outdoor swimming pool for adults and children with views of the gardens featuring sunlounger service. 

  • Sauna†
  • Spa†
    Within the hotel's facilities you will have access to enjoy our beauty salon & massages.
  • Steam bath†
  • Tennis court†
    There are 2 tennis courts on-site. There is 1 lit tennis court on site and 3 squash courts.


† Fees may apply
Children ages
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Children ages
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Children ages
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Children ages
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