Gran Hotel Costa Rica

Avenida 2, Calle 3, San Jose, Province of San Jose, 527-1000, Costa Rica
#21 of 134 hotels in San José
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 6 reviews
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Mid City Luxury

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 14, 2011

Located right on the Central Parque square, close to museums and cafes and theaters----built in the 1930s--
prices from $75 for an economy room to $250 for the JFK suite with jaccuzzi and full bar---
breakfast included in most rates

Unique Quality: mid town near the park

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Best Location in Town

by written on April 12, 2007

The Gran Hotel is located in the heart of downtown San Jose. Built in 1930, it is one the Costa Rica's most historic accommodations. In fact, it is the only hotel to in the entire nation to be named a Historical and Architectural Landmark. The five story hotel sits facing the Plaza de la Cultura and across the street from the National Theater.

The entire Gran Hotel is designated as a "non-smoking facility. Amenities include free parking, laundry facilities, fitness equipment, and airport transportation (surcharge). The hotel also offers conference and meeting rooms, a business center and wireless Internet access in public areas.

Gran Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 23, 2006

We had booked the hotel for 3 nights via Orbitz. It stated each room was air conditioned. When we were taken to our room, it was not airconditioned. We called the desk and they said none of the rooms were airconditioned. Our first room was also one floor above the casino on the ground level, and looked out over the Plaza. It was too noisy to sleep. We were given a second room, on the back street. There was a guitar player playing there, collecting tips, until 2 AM. The next morning we cheked out and went to the Best Western hirise hotel nearby. It was the same price but air conditioned and not noisy. And they had a casino.

Directions: Central Plaza area in San Jose

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Gran Hotel - Central, great hotel

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 17, 2006

We stayed here the night before we headed back to Canada. A very nice hotel. Spotless, clean rooms, nice views of ciy. Casino, coffee shop, restaurant on bottom floor. Approx. $80 CAN per night. Right downtown so great location. This photo shows the view from our room.

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Staying in a National Treasure

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 21, 2005

The Gran Hotel is the oldest hotel in Costa Rica and is almost considered a national treasure. The hotel is centrally located on the Plaza de Cultura, next to the national Theater. It was completely renovated last year (paint, furniture, lobby). They are trying to restore its original grandeur. It was very charming and more importantly very clean. It had a good restaurant with free American breakfast included. They even had a young pianist who played during dinner. The staff was very friendly. Oh, did I mention that the price was right, $42 a night. My room was very small, the bed was very “firm.” and I was located overlooking the Cultural Plaza, which was entertaining but very noisy. You might prefer to ask for a more quiet side of the hotel. I would certainly stay there again.

Unique Quality: Good central location near tourist sights

Good view of Plaza de Cultura from window

Excellent computer center for guests (6 new computers)

Very good hotel gym

Directions: Plaza de Cultura

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Good View about the plaza

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 30, 2004

During the Dec. the cost might be 55 USD for double room/ night.
Under the rooms, in the salon there is casino for those guests.
Actually it might have noise night & lots of people to visit there.
Up to your decision.

Unique Quality: Great View to National Theater in CR & Plaza.
Good & delicious Breakfast.
Private Bath.
Nice Bed for night!
Air conditioning.

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Address: Avenida 2, Calle 3, San Jose, Province of San Jose, 527-1000, Costa Rica

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Amenities at Gran Hotel Costa Rica

  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Casino
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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