The Barceló San José Palacio is in a residential area near the city's airport. It is also very close to the tourist institute of Costa Rica, which can be helpful if you need some advice about what to do during your trip. The hotel offers luxurious rooms with air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, iron and ironing board, safe, minibar and bathroom with hairdryer. It also has three restaurants, a bar, gym, spa, sauna, tennis and squash courts, shops, beauty salon, casino, heated pool, convention center, laundry and room service. This is popular with top executives, and offers a free shuttle service to the airport every hour. If you use it, you'll find a charming driver who enjoys talking about the particular charms of Costa Rica.