Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton - San Jose (San Jose)

2Nd Avenue Between Streets 1 & 3, San Jose (San Jose), Costa Rica, 527-1000show map
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Overview

Gran Hotel Costa Rica features a casino, a rooftop terrace and a library, providing fast access to Templo de la Musica. It is a traditional establishment dating back to 1930.

Location

Take advantage of the venue’ s good location in the administration district of San Jose. The accommodation lies 0.7 miles away from La California. Church of Our Lady of La Soledad is within walking distance of this unique hotel.

Pavas - Lomas del Rio bus stop is located nearby.

Rooms

It offers fashionable rooms with TV with satellite channels, an own balcony and panoramic windows. Some rooms enjoy courtyard views. All rooms are fitted with an adapted bathroom equipped with terry bathrobes, shower caps and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the café. At the property's gastronomic restaurant you can enjoy local cuisine. Relax over a selection of tea, coffee and cocktails at the lounge bar. At the distance of 300 feet from the accommodation guests can dine at Tenedor Argentino, Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral and La Esquina de Buenos Aires.

Leisure

Guests can enjoy a fitness room and spa therapy which are free of charge. A swimming pool as well as a fitness center highlight this hotel.

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:   85.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Baggage storage
24-hour services

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

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Water sports
  • Pool tables
  • Racquetball

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Happy hour

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Live entertainment
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Couch bed
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Stereo system
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Corner King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Junior Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
    • 2 Double beds
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Superior King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Deluxe King Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Deluxe Corner King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Deluxe Junior Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Corner King Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Pre-Colombian Gold MuseumPre-Colombian Gold Museum400 ft
Jade MuseumJade Museum1700 ft
Costa Rica National MuseumCosta Rica National Museum2000 ft
Pre-Columbian Gold MuseumPre-Columbian Gold Museum200 ftBajos de la Plaza de la Cultura. Avenida Central. Calle 5 San José Centro San José CR 10104
National Theatre of Costa RicaNational Theatre of Costa Rica300 ftAvenida 2
National Museum of Costa RicaNational Museum of Costa Rica2300 ftCuesta De Moras Between Ave. Central And Ave. 2
Jade MuseumJade Museum1500 ftCentral Av Street 13 and 13 bis
Central ParkCentral Park800 ftCalle Central Alfredo Volio
Park of Social GuaranteesPark of Social Guarantees900 ftSan José Province
Parque de La MercedParque de La Merced1600 ftBetween 2nd and 4th Avenues and 12th and 14th Streets
Tenedor ArgentinoTenedor Argentino300 ftCostado sur del Teatro Nacional
Cultura5Cultura5100 ft2nd Avenue Between Streets 1 Y 3 Piso 5 del Gran Hotel Costa Rica
La Esquina de Buenos AiresLa Esquina de Buenos Aires1500 ftCalle 11 Av corner 4
Alma de CafeAlma de Cafe300 ft2nd Ave and 5th Street Districto Catedral
Cafe La ManchaCafe La Mancha400 ftSteinvorth buildling
Delfines con AmorDelfines con Amor500 ftAv 24 & calle 15
La Diez Parrilla ArgentinaLa Diez Parrilla Argentina500 ftAvenida 2da Costado Este del Melico Salazar
Manos En La MasaManos En La Masa600 ftCalle 25
San Jose BistroSan Jose Bistro700 ft150m Norte de Plaza Cultura Frente Salsa 54 Multicentro San Jose Local 8
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Getting around
Airports
Tobias Bolanos International (SYQ)4.5 mi
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Reviews
7.6
Very goodbased on 21 reviews

Rating by category:

8.0
Location
8.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
6.0
Dining
  • 8.8
    Great

    A very nice building

    The fact that you can't open the windows

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Very nice and courteous staff, nice hotel, great location directly in the center at the old Thaeter.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Very nice renovated hotel. Extremely friendly staff. Very quiet room with comfortable bed. Situated directly in the centre and only 25 minutes to the airport.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    It is particularly central. Yet quiet. The breakfast room and in the evening the bar offers a special view of the capital of Costa Rica. Worth seeing.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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!

  • 6.6
    Nice

    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.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 8.2
    Great

    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

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 7 miles of Tobias Bolanos International airport.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 0.4 miles away.
What are the on-site dining options?
There is an piano bar that offers a variety of cocktails, tea and coffee.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can enjoy your lunch or dinner at Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral, Tenedor Argentino and POPS that lie about 150 feet from the hotel.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as standard room and a twin room are available on site.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from a gym area and a fitness center available on site.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 11:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Tobias Bolanos International (SYQ)4.5 mi
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