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Barcelo San Jose


Set in the Uruca area, this chic, modern hotel is 3 km from Contraloría train station and from La Sabana Metropolitan Park, and 5 km from Museo Nacional de Costa Rica.

The elegant rooms have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and electronic safes, as well as sofas, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add terraces. Room service is available 24/7, and club-level rooms provide access to a private lounge.

Parking, airport transfers and breakfast are free. Other amenities include 3 restaurants and a cocktail bar with regular live music. There’s also a fitness area, an outdoor pool and a garden. Baby-sitting service is available.


Superior Room

1 King Bed
334-sq-foot (31-sq-meter) room with mountain views

Internet – Free WiFi
Entertainment – LCD television with premium channels
Food & Drink – Coffee/tea maker, minibar, and room service
Sleep – Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom – Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, bathrobes, and slippers
Practical – Safe, iron/ironing board, and desk
Comfort – Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Need to Know – No cribs (infant beds) available

Room amenities & comfort features
Room Service   Coffee Maker   Hair Dryer   Babysitting Services   In room safe   Mini-Bar
Premium Level Superior Room

These elegant 329.4 sq ft Superior Premium Level rooms boast impressive views of the mountains and the National Stadium. They are spacious, bright rooms located on the fifth and sixth floors, offering every luxury and access to our Premium Level services

By booking one of these rooms, children under 12 will stay for free when they share the existing beds.

Suite Premium Level

These rooms, measuring 646 ft2, divided into 2 rooms (living room and master bedroom) with a balcony, are located on the far sides of each floor of the hotel and provide complimentary access to the exclusive Premium Level services.

They have all been designed uniquely and exclusively to guarantee optimum comfort. Plus, thanks to their modern equipment, they guarantee the greatest comfort for the most demanding guests.

Stuff To Do


  • Shuttle service
  • Paid WiFi
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Shops (on site)
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • VIP room facilities
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Room service

Food & Drink

  • Chocolate or cookies (Additional charge)
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water (Additional charge)
  • Wine/champagne (Additional charge)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Very good coffee!

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Eat & Drink

Ánfora Restaurant

Enjoy a buffet or à la carte dining in the main restaurant, serving international cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Terrace open 24 hours.

Buffet breakfast: from 5:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (5 am to 10:30 am)

Lunch: Noon to 3:00 pm (12 am to 3 pm)

Dinner: from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (6.30 pm – 10.30 pm)

Miyako Restaurant

Specializing in Japanese cuisine, this restaurant features an exotic menu with a large variety of sushi, tempura, teppanyaki dishes, and sashimi.

Monday to Saturday: from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (6 pm to 11 pm)

Sunday: closed

Rancho Grill

Specializing in meats, this restaurant is located by the pool and offers the best grilled cuts in the region. Grilled chicken, fish or seafood are served in addition to red meat.

Monday to Sunday (winter): from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (9 am – 5 pm)

Monday to Sunday (summer): from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (9:00 am–7:00 pm)

El Bosque Bar

The best domestic and imported drinks, delicious sandwiches, evening dancing with live music from Monday to Saturday and much more.

Fridays and Saturdays: from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (9 am to 1 am)

Sunday to Thursday: from 9 am to 00.30 am (9 am to 12 pm)

Get Busy & Entertainment


  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour (Additional charge)
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Tennis equipment
  • Squash
  • Golf course (within 3 km) (Additional charge)
  • Tennis court


Pool and wellness

  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa Facilities
  • Light therapy
  • Body Treatments
  • Hair styling
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair cut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi (Additional charge)
  • Massage (Additional charge)
  • Spa and wellness centre (Additional charge)
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna (Additional charge)

Weddings & Groups

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