Gran Hotel Costa Rica ★★★

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$59
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Check-in: Mar 2, 2016 Check-out: Mar 4, 2016
3.4 /5
Overall score
70%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.5
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Room types

Show Prices Deluxe Room Historic Center View
  • Size: 193 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Master Suite Historic Center View with Living Room and AC
  • Size: 269 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Superior Room Historic Center View
  • Size: 182 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Deluxe Room Historic Center View
  • Size: 193 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Presidential Suite Historic Center View
  • Size: 376 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Standard Room Classic Wood Furniture
  • Size: 182 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4
Show Prices Standard Room
  • Size: 182 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Superior Room Historic Center View and AC
  • Size: 182 sqft
  • Occupancy: 4

Overview

Gran Hotel Costa Rica invites leisure travelers to a nationally acclaimed historic property near local landmarks and attractions in San Jose. While in the capital of Costa Rica, vacationers check out must-visit sites like Gold Museum, Historic Center, Plaza de la Cultura and San Jose Cathedral. This heritage hotel is seven kilometers from Tobias Bolanos International Airport.

At Gran hotel, holidaymakers work out at the fitness center or have a rejuvenating treatment at Gran Spa. Spacious and flexible banquet spaces are also available on site. Patrons relish scrumptious international cuisines at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Restaurant while listening to occasional live piano music during evenings or overlooking the National Theater nearby.

Rooms

Gran Hotel Costa Rica offers spacious rooms and suites furnished with classic wood furniture. All units are outfitted with satellite LCD TV, Wi-Fi access, digital safe, mini refrigerator and en suite bathroom. Suites have additional amenities like lobby, living room and dining area. Some units feature beautiful views of the Historic Center and courtyard at the property.

Highlights

  • Centrally located in San Jose
  • Recognized as a historical landmark
  • Fitness center and Gran Spa on site

Nearby attractions

  • Gold Museum (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Plaza de la Cultura (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • National Theater (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • San Jose Cathedral (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Central Park (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • San Jose Parque Central (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Morazan Park (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Parque Espana (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Mercado Central (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Jade Museum (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • National Center of Art and Culture (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Plaza de la Democracia (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • National Museum (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Parque Nacional (0.5 mi/0.8 km)

Dining

El Bufo Dorado / The Golden Frog
Enjoy our new wood finished bar "El Bufo Dorado" (The Golden Frog), furnished in leather with exotic fresh fruit cocktails.
Restaurant 1930
Enjoy our fine dinning at the restaurant 1930 while you listen to live piano, cello and violin music.
Cafe 1930
Our famous 24 hour open air Cafeteria las Arcadas serves your favorite breakfast, plus lunch and dinner specials. During lunch we have live piano music, every day.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our fifth floor offers several meeting and convention facilities with access to modern audio visual equipment.

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Amenities

Featured

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
  • Non Smoking

General

  • Non Smoking
  • Concierge
  • Elevators

Activities

  • Fitness Center
  • Casino
  • Spa
  • Game room

Dining

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Services

  • Business center
  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Conference facilities
  • Doctor on call

Internet

  • Free internet

Accessibility

  • Accessible Rooms/Facilities
  • Accessible facilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Wheelchair accessible elevators
  • Brailled elevators

Reviews

3.4 /5 Overall score

70% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.1/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.7/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.4/5
  • Comfort: 3.3/5
  • Location: 4.4/5
  • Value: 3.5/5

A Jewel in the Historic Center

Would recommend Wed, Dec 16, 2015
A beautiful classic hotel in the historic center of San Jose. The hotel has been nicely redone while retaining some of it charming touches such as swing open windows with brass screw locks and cast iron bathtubs. I recommend spending the money for the historic center views. You will have fantastic views of the National Theater, the Cultural Plaza and Central Avenue and can watch street performer, face painters or just flow of foot traffic. The breakfast buffet is delicious with options for everyone along with sweeping views of the city skyline with mountains in the background. The location is prime as it is within a couple blocks of the National Museum, the Pre-Columbian museum and Central Market. I highly recommend if you are spending a few days or a few weeks in San Jose.

| Liberia Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good trip

Would recommend Wed, Aug 12, 2015
The hotel was nice and located in downtown San Jose Costa Rica... Perfectly located for shopping and entertainment. I enjoyed the the comfort of my room with the exception of the very poor internet reception every night I had to take my laptop down to the lobby to connect to the internet. I would not recommend to any one who requires internet in their room!

| Leesburg Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Central Location Historic Hotel

Would recommend Wed, Feb 18, 2015
Right in the center of town. Nice historic decor. Very nice restaurant on site. There was a mix up with our reservations, so we did not get off to a great start, but otherwise a nice place to stay.

| N/A Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Hotel

Would not recommend Tue, Jan 6, 2015
Bad service, rooms are old, the electricity doesnt work, hot water is not available.

| san mateo atenco Singles

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Center of city

Would not recommend Tue, Dec 30, 2014
Our experience was clouded by the fact that they "lost" our reservation. Staff was not friendly or accommodating. Very frustrating experience worst customer service we've had in 5 years of annual trips to Costa Rica.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

good hotel but needs a little something more

Would recommend Mon, Oct 13, 2014
I really liked the location, the staff, and the complimentary breakfast was DELICIOUS!!! The best rice and beans I've ever had. The main thing I Didn't like was the quality of the rooms. There was a locked door in our room that I guess went to another (quite loud ) room I assume. There was no light in the bathroom except a small light above the sink, this made the bathroom unusually dark. I'm not too picky so I can deal with these things for the price. Overall I'd say the Gran Hotel has a very good value considering everything.

| Brooklyn, NY Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

last night before flying out

Would recommend Fri, Sep 19, 2014
I chose this hotel because of location and price..it is right across from the national theater (which is where our transport from tortuguero was dropping us off) At first glance hotel looks real nice and after spending 8 other nights in hotels with small beds, no blankets, amenities or ac..this place appears amazing But then you take a closer look and you can see its run down..older furniture, loud portable ac units, cracked sinks ect... (which didnt bother me so much personally but its just not as grand as you expect) My biggest issue and negative was the fact that we had a lower level room and with the lights outside the room never got dark and because of the portable ac and whole in the window for the vent to go out you cant close the curtains all the way..even at midnight I could see clearly in our room Bed was ok and shower ok I felt very safe walking around the area (7-830pm)..most things closed up by then..in the early morning we went to find the big fruit/craft market area..that was a safe walk distance As you check in you get free juice drinks and your breakfast buffet coupons(included)..breakfast on 5th floor..very good and excellent view (eggs, pancakes, rice and beans, potatoe stuff, fruit, cereal, coffee, juice, omelets and waffles) we used hotel transport for $30bucks to airport..fast and easy Casino was attached..small but fun its an average hotel but one that I would stay in again

| connecticut Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

This hotel is situated in the middle of all the action in San Jose .

Would recommend Wed, Sep 3, 2014
the overall experience at this hotel was very good.

Dining

very good restaurants within short distances.g

| florida usa Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location

Would not recommend Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Great location, but it wasn't anything special. It seems like it used to be a great place to stay, but now maybe a little lack luster. The staff at the other hotels we stayed at were so amazing that it made this one seem so ordinary. Also the food in their restaurant was pretty pricey, but the complimentary breakfast was yummy.

Money saver

Take the bus!! It's so cheap. The shuttles from the hotels are $20-$40 and the bus is less than $2 to get to the airport. Locals are more than willing to help-most speak some English.

| San Antonio, Texas Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Nice place for work in Central of San Jose

Would recommend Sat, Jul 19, 2014
The hotel is quiet nice and cozy though fixtures are old but in good condition. Location wise was execellent for my business visits in central of San Jose. Breakfast is good on the top of the hotel. Enjoyed my stay the Wi-Fi signal was good throughout the hotel.

Shopping hint

Since located next to central is very nice to roam about and move in central area of San Jose.

| Panama Business

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Plaza de la Cultura 0 mi
Precolumbian Gold Museum 0.1 mi
National Theater 0.1 mi
Central Park (Parque Central) 0.2 mi
Parque Espana 0.3 mi
National Museum (Museo Nacional) 0.4 mi
Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar 0.5 mi
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design 0.6 mi
Museo de los Ninos 0.6 mi
Spirogyra Butterfly Garden 0.6 mi
Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade) 0.6 mi
El Pueblo 0.6 mi
Museo de Arte Costarricense 1.5 mi
Correos de Costa Rica 3.8 mi
Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones) 4.1 mi
Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) 14.9 mi
Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo 18 mi
Chirripo National Park 50.7 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 2, 2016 Check-out: Mar 4, 2016