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Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton

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2nd Avenue Between Streets 1 & 3, San Jose 527-1000 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 22/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 87 hotels in San Jose
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2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Gran Hotel Costa Rica a Curio Collection by Hilton hotel, is an iconic gem in the heart of San Jose. Located on the Second Avenue and the walking boulevard Avenida Central on his backyard. Our hotel overlooks the National Theatre and is only a few steps from cafés, shops, museums and other tourist attractions. It was built in 1930 and in December 2004 was declared historical-architectural monument of Costa Rica, considering this building reflects an urban testimony of San Jose in the first half of the twentieth century. Downtown San Jose, lacks of an upscale hotel, so Gran Hotel Costa Rica, will be a very good option for leisure travelers planning to discover the city center and also a must stay for artists within cultural show productions. This hotel is a city icon and it will be the place to stay for tourist looking for the best. Colonial beauty meets modern technology in our stylish 79 guest rooms.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Bill R wrote a review Feb 2021
Tampa, Florida396 contributions142 helpful votes
We spend our last four night in Costa Rica in San Jose at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. There is nothing I can say about it that is negative. The staff, from the Valet that greets you at the front door, to the receptionists, to the waiters, to the bar tenders, to house keeping ... every one was extremely professional, very friendly and always ready to help with accurate information and good advise. The rooms are very comfortable and the hotel follows Very thorough COVID protocols to protect you and the staff. Lastly, i found the cost of the rooms to be very fair ... I paid more for inferior hotels during our stay here. We eill stay here any time we come to Costa Rica. Thank You Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the center square ... It’s an amazing sight all day and night
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hate2wait wrote a review Dec 2020
Phoenix, Arizona69 contributions41 helpful votes
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My daughter and I traveled to Costa Rica for Christmas 2020, as the country recently reopened to foreign tourists with appropriate COVID-19 protocols. As we planned our trip, it became apparent that San José is the most convenient starting point when traveling to outlying attractions. As a long-time Hilton customer, I was intrigued by this hotel, and booked our stay there. The hotel is in a historic building, and parts reflect that history (loved the floor tile on the fifth floor), but the rooms were modern, and the hotel had all modern conveniences. hand sanitizer dispensers were everywhere in public areas. The hotel staff was all friendly, and always went above and beyond to be helpful. One example - my daughter is vegan, and there were not many hot food options on the breakfast buffet for her (hello gallo pinto). Each day, one of the servers went back to the kitchen to bring out vegan options for her. Two things to note: 1 - the bathroom area is not entirely separate from the room, and the enclosures are frosted glass. Anyone using the shower or the toilet can be seen from the sleeping area, as mirrors cover the wall across from the beds. 2 - there was no option to reuse towels for more than one day. I appreciate fresh towels, but would like the option to reduce by just a little our impact on the environment in such a beautiful country. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from LUDWING DIAZ, Ventas at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 6 Jan 2021
Dear Guest: Thank you for staying at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio by Hilton and for your nice comments. We are very happy to know that you enjoy your stay and you received help above and beyond. Looking forward to your next visit. Best regards, Ludwing Diaz
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nicklx wrote a review Jan 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida24 contributions29 helpful votes
This is the place to stay in San Jose. Beautiful building, amazing staff, and comfortable rooms. Great soundproofing throughout. The beds are really good. There is a beautiful restaurant/bar area on the 5th floor if you do not feel like leaving the hotel. Excellent coffee at the theater across the street.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Upgrade to the deluxe room
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Response from LUDWING DIAZ, Ventas at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear guest It was a pleasure having you as our guest at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio by Hilton. We are glad to know how much you appreciated our beautiful building and really good beds. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you soon! With warm regards,
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Karen G wrote a review Aug 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica66 contributions6 helpful votes
Modern and spacious rooms with a view of the Treatro Nacional. Amazing breakfast and restaurant on the fifth floor! Great place for pictures, it’s decorated incredibly. Staff super friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LUDWING DIAZ, Ventas at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Dear Guest: Thank you for staying at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio by Hilton and for sharing your experiences with us. We are very happy to know that you had an amazing breakfast and staff was super friendly. We look forward to welcome you again in a near opportunity. Best Regards, Ludwing Diaz
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Alberto Montero wrote a review Jun 2020
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COVID-19 was not an issue at all, we felt safe at every time. They are complying with all the protocols of the Ministry of Health. Best place to stay in San José with the best location. We celebrated our anniversary and we will not forget this stay. The staff is very friendly, you can find any store around, the restaurant has excellent food. The room is very large and extremely comfortable. We will stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Corner suites are large with a better view
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Response from LDSJO, Director Comercial at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton
Responded 29 Jun 2020
Dear guest, It has been our pleasure to welcome you in Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton. For us at Hilton, the security of our guests, clients, team members and providers, is a high priority; therefore, Hilton has developed a Global alliance with Reckitt Banckiser Lysol producer and Mayo Clinic to ensure our guests have a pleasant and secure stay. We loved to be part of this anniversary of yours and looking forward to your next visit. Best regards,
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PRICE RANGE
US$168 - US$281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gran hotel san jose, gran hotel costa rica
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
79
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton
Which popular attractions are close to Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton?
Nearby attractions include Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.04 km), Galeria Namu (0.4 km), and Jade Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rojo, Tenedor Argentino, and La Esquina de Buenos Aires.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of San Jose.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.