Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose

Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000  show map
 4 stars
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Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid city shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Overview

The hotel lies in the center of a cultural area, in the vicinity of Universidad de Costa Rica, Parque La Sabana and MidWorld Costa Rica. Featuring traditional architecture, Gran Hotel Costa Rica was renovated in 2007.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica is 10 minutes' walk from the center of San Jose. A museum, a theater and a cathedral lie a short distance away.

The hotel offers easy access to shops and a market.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica lies within 10 minutes’ drive to Tobias Bolanos airport.

Rooms

The property provides comfortable guestrooms including superior room and standard room. The rooms have a great view of the courtyard. The rooms have tropical décor and wooden furniture.

Eat & Drink

The open-air restaurant serves fresh international meals. Guests can try coffee and cocktails served in the lobby bar. Serving an array of dishes, Mariscar and La Criollita are just 300 meters away.

Services

This grand hotel provides concierge service, wedding services and 24-hour room service.

Relax

Guests with children at Gran Hotel Costa Rica can take advantage of a play area, a mini club and a game room. For active guests, there are a fitness center, a gym and exercise bikes at the 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:   104.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Casino
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Sofa bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • Fan/ Extractor

Bathroom

  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose San Jose location
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Hotel Address:

Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000

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City Center
  • San Jose
    700 m
Airports
  • Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)
    7.3 km
  • Juan Santamarнa International (SJO)
    15.9 km
Restaurants
  • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
    280 m
  • La Criollita (cuisine: Costa Rican)
    260 m
Parks
  • Central Park
    160 m
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

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Standard Room
Size: 17 m²
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    Superior Room
    Size: 17 m²
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Gran Hotel Costa Rica - San Jose San Jose location
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      Hotel Address:

      Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Jose
        700 m
      Airports
      • Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)
        7.3 km
      • Juan Santamarнa International (SJO)
        15.9 km
      Restaurants
      • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
        280 m
      • La Criollita (cuisine: Costa Rican)
        260 m
      Parks
      • Central Park
        160 m
      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 JoseGran Hotel Costa Rica

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

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      Gran Hotel Costa Rica Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • sky walk - 2.5 km

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 600 m

      Local attractions

      • Parque La Sabana - 1.7 km
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      • El Pueblo - 8.1 km
        Pavas, San Jose
      • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica - 9.5 km
        Alto de las Palomas, Santa Ana
      • Pueblo Antiguo - 6.0 km
        2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
      • Inbio Parque - 8.4 km
        Calle Pricipal, Heredia

      Near the hotel

      • Central Park - 160 m
        Calle Central at Avenida 2, San Jose
      • Precolumbian Gold Museum - 330 m
        Calle 5, San Jose
      • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar - 600 m
        Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose
      • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design - 740 m
        Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose
      • Metropolitan Church - 220 m
        Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose
      • Jade Museum - 480 m
        Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose
      • Chirripo National Park - 610 m
        San Gerardo de Rivas, San Jose

      Restaurants nearby

      • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral - 280 m

        Address: San Jose, Avenida Central, entre calles 7 y 9
        Phone: 22211700

        75% likes this, based on 174 reviews
        Cuisine: International, Costa Rican

      • Mariscar - 270 m

        Address: Calle 7

      • Tico burguesas - 340 m

        Address: 1 calle 9, San Jose

        75% likes this, based on 15 reviews
        Cuisine: Mexican

      • La Criollita - 260 m

        Address: Avenida 7
        Phone: 2256--6511

        74% likes this, based on 38 reviews
        Cuisine: Costa Rican

      • La Gauchada - 300 m

        Address: 175m sur del Canal 7
        Phone: 2232 6916

        70% likes this, based on 39 reviews
        Cuisine: Argentinean
        Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 13

      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 JoseGran Hotel Costa Rica

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

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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 location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Jose
        700 m
      Airports
      • Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)
        7.3 km
      • Juan Santamarнa International (SJO)
        15.9 km
      Restaurants
      • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
        280 m
      • La Criollita (cuisine: Costa Rican)
        260 m
      Parks
      • Central Park
        160 m
      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 JoseGran Hotel Costa Rica

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

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