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Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica

3.5-star3.5 stars
200 Mts. Norte del ICE, Sabana NorteSan JoseSan Jose694-1005Costa Rica

3.5-star hotel with casino, near Museum of Costa Rican Art
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free*!
Fantastic service
Great location
Breakfast is average
Wellness Area
Wellness & sports facilities could be improved
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From 471 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica

from NZ$125
  • Superior Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Master Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 68 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free airport pickup (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Casino
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers -
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Palma Real San Jose
  • Palma Real Hotel
  • Palma Real San Jose
  • Hotel Palma Real


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica


  • Heart of San Jose
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 15 min walk
  • National Theater - 44 min walk
  • Gold Museum - 45 min walk
  • Estadio Nacional - 11 min walk
  • Costa Rica National Stadium - 15 min walk
  • Sabana Park - 18 min walk
  • La Salle Natural Science Museum - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 22 min walk
  • San Jose Sabana Station - 28 min walk
  • San Jose Cemetery Station - 8 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Free airport pick-up

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 318 reviews

Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica
Very Good8.0
Perfect hotel for the price
This hotel was great for me. The price was great, breakfast was good it was complimentary, the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle and it’s only $5 US dollars to get back and it runs as early as 4am. Javier was amazing he literally scheduled every excursion for me. He tried really hard to make sure I was satisfied. The only disappointment was when I was leaving and I wanted to leave Javier a tip for all his hard work. The guy at the front desk didn’t have change for a $20. He asked his boss if he had it. His boss said yes and he went to the back to get it. I asked him if he could give me the change he had available. He responded with no which was confusing b/c his boss had confirmed he had change in the back. This really annoyed me because my shuttle was waiting. Unfortunately, I had to leave because I had to make it to the airport. This really annoyed me because Javier deserved a tip for all of his hard.
A Traveller, us4 night trip
Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica
Great quality vs price
The hotel is kept very well, clean and nicely decorated. The mattress was perfect, but it could have used better pillows. I requested some more and they never delivered. The breakfast was amazing, worth every penny.
Catalina, us1 night trip
Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica
Very Good8.0
Very good
Very good
fay, us1 night business trip
Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica
Very Good8.0
Hotel as fine, beds not so comfy. Staff very friendly.
A Traveller, us1 night trip with friends
Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica
Very Good8.0
Tired but friendly.
As most the reviews say, the staff are brilliant, I arrived, got a free drink, and luggage taken to my room. Even got offered complimentary checkout until 1 O'clock or paid till 3 for $35. This hotel has everything it needs to be perfect but is looking and feeling a little tired, all it needs is a small renovation. Sadly my view was just of the casino roof being on the first floor and having an inward facing room. Room was a bit noisy due to there being a door to next room, but apart from that no noise from the casino even though I was right above it.
Andrew, gb1 night business trip

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Hotel Palma Real, San Jose, Costa Rica

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