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Hotel Palma Real

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

Family hotel with casino, near Spirogyra Butterfly Garden
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Could use a good cleaning
Vibe is not too good
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From 447 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Palma Real

from ZAR 1,086
  • 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
Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details.

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



  • Airport shuttle during limited 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 3
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • 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’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

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CRC 2672.55 per person

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


  • Heart of San Jose
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 3 min walk
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art - 16 min walk
  • National Theater - 44 min walk
  • Gold Museum - 44 min walk
  • Estadio Nacional - 11 min walk
  • Costa Rica National Stadium - 15 min walk
  • La Salle Natural Science Museum - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 18 min drive
  • San Jose Contraloria Station - 23 min walk
  • San Jose Cemetery Station - 5 min drive
  • San Jose Sabana Station - 6 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 327 reviews

Hotel Palma Real
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
Very Good8.0
Very good
Very good
fay, us1 night business trip
Hotel Palma Real
Very Good8.0
Hotel as fine, beds not so comfy. Staff very friendly.
A Traveller, us1 night trip with friends
Hotel Palma Real
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
Hotel Palma Real
Very Good8.0
Great park across street as well as meuseum
Dentist appointment looking for location as well as comfort and safety which this area has
Joseph, us1 night trip

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