Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose

Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000  show map
 4 stars
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Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Overview

The classic Gran Hotel Costa Rica is situated in the center of San Jose close to Parque La Sabana, Universidad de Costa Rica and El Pueblo. The hotel was opened in 1930, renovated in 2007 and is housed in a 5-storey building.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica is 10 minutes' walk from the center of San Jose. A museum, a theater and a cathedral lie a short distance away.

There are shops and a market within a quick reach of the hotel.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica is within a 10-minute drive to Tobias Bolanos airport.

Rooms

At Gran Hotel Costa Rica, guests are offered rooms with wireless internet, television, an in-room safe, an iron with ironing board and a minibar. The rooms are designed with Colonial décor featuring wooden floor along with Spanish Victorian furnishings.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. Guests can enjoy fresh flavors of international meals at the gourmet restaurant. The "el Bufo Dorado" bar featuring billiards and a piano offers coffee and cocktails as well as tapas and fruit. Serving a wide range of dishes, Mariscar and La Criollita can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

The on-site car and bicycle rentals are also provided.

Relax

Gran Hotel Costa Rica offers such leisure options as a rooftop terrace, a casino and a patio. On-site amenities for fitness include a fitness centre and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   104.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Eco friendly
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose San Jose location
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Hotel Address:

Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000

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City Center
  • San Jose
    2300 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
    900 ft
  • La Criollita (cuisine: Costa Rican)
    900 ft
Parks
  • Central Park
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    104

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • sky walk1.6 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center2000 ft

Local attractions

  • Parque La Sabana1.0 mi
    San JoseCosta Rica
  • El Pueblo5.0 mi
    Pavas, San Jose
  • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica5.9 mi
    Alto de las Palomas, Santa Ana
  • Pueblo Antiguo 3.7 mi
    2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
  • Inbio Parque5.2 mi
    Calle Pricipal, Heredia

Near the hotel

  • Central Park 600 ft
    Calle Central at Avenida 2, San Jose
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum1100 ft
    Calle 5, San Jose
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar2100 ft
    Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design2500 ft
    Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose
  • Metropolitan Church 800 ft
    Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose
  • Jade Museum 1600 ft
    Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose
  • Chirripo National Park2100 ft
    San Gerardo de Rivas, San Jose

Restaurants nearby

  • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral900 ft

    Address: San Jose, Avenida Central, entre calles 7 y 9
    Phone: 22211700

    75% likes this, based on 174 reviews
    Cuisine: International, Costa Rican

  • Mariscar900 ft

    Address: Calle 7

  • Tico burguesas1200 ft

    Address: 1 calle 9, San Jose

    75% likes this, based on 15 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican

  • La Criollita900 ft

    Address: Avenida 7
    Phone: 2256--6511

    74% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: Costa Rican

  • La Gauchada1000 ft

    Address: 175m sur del Canal 7
    Phone: 2232 6916

    70% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: Argentinean
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 17

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    104

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JoseGran Hotel Costa Rica

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

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Gran Hotel Costa Rica Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 14 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
8.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
8.0
Value
8.0
Dining
6.0

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    The location is exceptionnal, in the very heart of the city. Old style hotel very charming Valet Parking overall easy. Very nice bar and restaurant but expensive.

    Most of the staff are not helpful at all, except a couple of young Ladies at the reception desk who are nice and always ready to fine a solution to any problems. Staff in the restaurant for breakfast are almost rude and not easy going at all. We stayed for 10 nights and had booked a superior room. But it was very small, old furnished and most of the utilities in the bathroom did not work properly. We asked to move to another room but the response was firm and was no way. Not commercial at all for a stay of 10 nights when you think most clients do not stay more than a couple of nights if not only one. Christian COFFINET Paris, Francia

  • Couple
    3.2

    The restaurant was very very good the hotel is located in the city

    - The personal at the reception was total unfriedly and not very helpful and arrogant - the room was very dirty - the mini bar was empty, thanks alot for that! - the battery of the save was empty - the room was very very loud, located next to the room of the cleaing personal and the sound of the air fans behind the windows - really terrible! - no air condition in the room (and belive me this is really needed in Costa Rica) - it was the worstest hotel during my whole stay in Costa Rica - for europe/US conditions the hotel and room, maximum 2 Stars, but never never never 4 Stars!

  • Couple
    6.6

    Can't beat the location, dead-center of San Jose. Good restaurant with live music.

    No air-conditioning, a fan that couldn't go at a speed that would actually move any air, and windows opening to a secluded roof-space which housed 8 air-conditioning exhausts. The temperature inside the room was easily 5 degrees centigrade higher than in the hallways or outside. We had a very uncomfortable night.

  • Couple
    5.4

    Central location

    Rude unfriendly unsmiling indifferent front desk staff. Wet bar in room unstocked. No instructions in room about how to use telephone. Dialing "0" for operator gets you a busy signal. So you have to run down to front desk where, when you ask how to reach hotel operator they look at you like you are crazy and tell you to "press 9". They then snicker when you thank them. Hotel Internet does not work. Old , worn out furnishings.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Great location. Friendly helpful staff. Particularly the tour desk which helped us refine our itinerary.

    Some of the bedrooms could do with some upgrading. Particularly bathroom

How to reach hotel

hotel Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose San Jose location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000

Get directions
City Center
  • San Jose
    2300 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
    900 ft
  • La Criollita (cuisine: Costa Rican)
    900 ft
Parks
  • Central Park
    600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    104

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JoseGran Hotel Costa Rica

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

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