Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose (San Jose)

2 C. Central Costado Oeste Del Teatro Nacion., San Jose (San Jose), Costa Rica, 527-1000  show map
 4 stars
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Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose (San Jose)

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Laundry

Overview

The classic Gran Hotel Costa Rica is placed just a 5-minute walk to the beachfront. The hotel opened its doors in 1930 and was remodeled in 2007.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica is also 1000 meters away from El Pueblo. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from San Jose center.

Shoppers will enjoy an ideal location close to shops and a market.

It will take 15 minutes by car to get to Tobias Bolanos airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 79 comfortable rooms appointed with free Wi-Fi, satellite television, a safe, a patio and an iron with ironing board. The guestrooms feature wooden floor and Victorian furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The stylish restaurant offers fresh international meals. The "el Bufo Dorado" bar, featuring billiards and a piano, is a great place to savor tapas and fruit and enjoy cocktails and coffee. Located in a busy area, Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral and Mariscar serve a wide range of meals.

Services

Multilingual staff provides guests with 24-hour reception, 24-hour security and wedding services.

Relax

The hotel offers reflexology and massage for relaxation and refreshment. A gym and a fitness centre are among the on-site facilities.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Lift
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Coffee shop
  • Eco friendly

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Casino

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • 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

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

2 C. Central Costado Oeste Del Teatro Nacion., San Jose (San Jose), Costa Rica, 527-1000

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City Centre
  • San Jose (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
  • National Park (Parque Nacional)
    500 ft
  • Central Park (Parque Central)
    700 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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Rooms and availability

Double Room Two Double Rooms
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    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Executive Double Room Two Double Beds
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    4 persons

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    2 Double beds

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King Room
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    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Executive King Room
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    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Junior King Suite Seating Area
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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King Corner Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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King Room Mobility or Hearing Accessible Roll Shower
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Gran Hotel Costa Rica Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • sky walk1.6 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center2000 ft

Places of interest

  • Metropolitan Cathedral400 ft
  • San Juan de Dios Hospital2700 ft
  • Metropolitan Hospital Costa Rica2700 ft
  • La California Hospital3700 ft
  • Hospital Hotel La Catolica1.7 mi

Museums

  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum400 ft
  • Jade Museum1700 ft
  • Costa Rica National Museum2000 ft
  • Costa Rican Art Museum1.4 mi

Theaters

  • National Theatre of Costa Rica400 ft
  • National Theatre of Costa Rica400 ft

Local attractions

  • Costa Rica Fun Adventures1.3 mi
    P.O.Box: 100
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense1.5 mi
    Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana
  • Parque La Sabana1.8 mi
    San JoseCosta Rica
  • Riish and Toosh Afro Costa Rican Paintings1.4 mi
    San Pedro-Vargas Araya, From the Vargas Araya Perimercados supermarket 100m West, 75 North. Monterrey de Montes de Oca
  • Universidad de Costa Rica1.7 mi
    San Pedro Montes de Oca

Near the hotel

  • National Theater 300 ft
    Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose
  • Plaza de la Cultura300 ft
    Avenida Central at Calle 3
  • Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) 600 ft
    Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1
  • Correos de Costa Rica 1100 ft
    C. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 Barrio La Merced
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum400 ft
    Calle 5 between Central and 2nd Ave
  • National Park (Parque Nacional)500 ft
    Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 Barrio Carmen
  • Central Park (Parque Central)700 ft
    Calle Central at Avenida 2 Barrio La Catedral

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 burguesas1100 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

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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) San Jose (San Jose) location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

2 C. Central Costado Oeste Del Teatro Nacion., San Jose (San Jose), Costa Rica, 527-1000

Get directions
City Centre
  • San Jose (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
  • National Park (Parque Nacional)
    500 ft
  • Central Park (Parque Central)
    700 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 Jose (San Jose)Gran Hotel Costa Rica

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

Use Badge