$55 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 11, 2015 Check-out: Sep 12, 2015

Gran Hotel Costa Rica

3 stars
View map of Calle 3 And Avenida Central Y Segunda, Costado o Teatro Nacional, San Jose,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
16 reviews
Good trip

The hotel was nice and located in downtown San Jose Costa Rica... Perfectly located for shopping... See full review

  • Rhons W.
  • Aug 12, 2015
Center of city

Our experience was clouded by the fact that they "lost" our reservation. Staff was not friendly or... See full review

  • SSRB
  • Dec 30, 2014
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)

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Gran Hotel Costa Rica Rooms

Standard Room
Standard rooms feature one or two queen size beds, classic wood furniture with desk, and inside window overlooking the courtyard.

Room Facilities:
24 h service, Alarm Clock, Bath, Bath or Shower, Cable/Satelite Television, Carpeted Floor, Celling Fan, Coffe/Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, Internet ADSL, Mini Bar, Safe, Seating Area, Telephone, Wake-up Service, WC/Shower on the floor.
Superior Room
Spacious double room with great view of the Historic Center, feature kingsize bed or two queen size beds, classic wood furniture, wood desk and reading lamp, classic 1930 bathtub.

Room Facilities:
24 h service, Alarm Clock, Bath or Shower, Cable/Satelite Television, Carpeted Floor, Celling Fan, Coffe/Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, Internet Access, Internet ADSL, Mini Bar, Radio & Alarm Clock, Safe, Seating Area, Telephone, Wake-up Service
Deluxe Two Bedroom
Spacious rooms with king size bed or 2 Queen size beds. These rooms have a great view of the Historic Center and feature a living room with classic wood style furniture and desk.

Room Facilities:
24 h service, Air Conditioning, Bath or Shower, Cable/Satelite Television, Carpeted Floor, Celling Fan, Coffe/Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, Internet Access, Internet ADSL, Mini Bar, Radio & Alarm Clock, Safe, Seating Area, Sofa
J.F.K Presidential Suite
The same that former President John F. Kennedy used in his visit to Costa Rica in 1963 with:
*Great view of the Historic Center.
*Lobby, living and dining room areas.
*Bar.
*Very spacious bedroom with King size bed.
*Magnificent restored classic wood furniture and desk (same used by John F. Kennedy).
* 2 Plasma T.V.s with satellite signal.
* Mini bar.
* Bathroom with jacuzzi .
* Extra bathroom for guests .
* Digital security box.
* Wireless internet .
* Ceiling fan and A/C .

-Please notice that as an extra service you can add the option of renting a car to the cost of your room.

Amenities

  • 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

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
  • 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

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.

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.

Ratings and reviews for Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 16
Amenities:
3.2
Cleanliness:
3.4
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3.4
Location:
4
Value:
3.2

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rhons W.
Single
Leesburg
Aug 12, 2015

Good trip

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!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Maria Lizbeth P.
Single
san mateo atenco
Jan 6, 2015

Hotel

Bad service, rooms are old, the electricity doesnt work, hot water is not available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GP Traveler
Single
florida usa
Sep 3, 2014

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

the overall experience at this hotel was very good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

very good restaurants within short distances.g

Review of Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nasho
Single
Chicagom IL
Jul 7, 2014

Great location

Beautiful historic hotel located in heart of downtown San Jose. Staff were very accommodating with a last minute online booking. Overall good value hotel...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Klw978
Single
Shirley, MA, USA
Feb 12, 2012

GRAN HOTEL COSTA RICA

First of all, it is known as the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. I have stayed at this hotel several times over the past few years arriving on Friday to enjoy the capital city and all of the museums and culture of the Avenida Central, Teatro Nacional and Plaza de Cultura before heading to the central Pacific. This hotel is a national treasure. If you are expecting five star American standards this is not the hotel for you. If you are up for a stay at a wonderful Costa Rican landmark you'll love it. No air conditioning--you don't need it. Open windows--you may want to stay in rooms facing the Avenida Central because it is a pedestrian walkway--traffic on the other side of the hotel. Food in the restaurant is wonderful. During "high season" there is a wonderful breakfast buffet on one of the upper floors with view of the city. Included in room rate! All museums are within walking distance-a walking tour of the city starts in front of the Teatro right in front of the hotel. Visit the Mercardo Central to get a feeling for Costa Rican market. Be sensible--keep valuables secure be aware of your surroundings. Enjoy people watching in the Plaza which is a main thouroughfare for pedestrians going to and fro--the big Coca Cola bus station is not far away. You can't find a hotel better located to enjoy the capitol city. Just be aware--you are not in the U.S. and things are usually done on Tico Time. Enjoy!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Enjoy yourself and you will love Costa Rica.

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