Gran Hotel Costa Rica


3 star hotel
Central and Second Ave. Between 1 & 3 San Jose
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Lonely Planet review

The city’s first prominent hotel was constructed in 1930 and is recognized as a national landmark (John F Kennedy and soccer legend Pelé have both stayed here). Frequent renovations have kept the 107 rooms modern and comfortable, though they retain period touches such as brass bed frames and wood furnishings. Some of the units have wonderful views of the Teatro Nacional, and here and there are subtle architectural reminders of the hotel’s history: exposed beams, molded ceilings and the dramatic entrance hall – lined with vintage photographs of San José. The hotel has an in-house restaurant and a popular terrace bar.

Our independent authors have visited Gran Hotel Costa Rica and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Unión Area.

Services & facilities

  • Parking
    • Available
  • Wi-Fi/internet access
    • Wi-Fi
    • Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Internet point
  • Non-smoking
    • Non-smoking
    • Smoke-free property
  • Air Conditioning
    • Air conditioning
  • Concierge
    • Concierge services
  • Cards accepted
    • Discover
    • Diners club
    • Jcb international
    • Visa
    • American express
    • Mastercard
  • Luggage storage
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Outdoor space
    • Rooftop terrace
  • Recreation
    • Fitness facilities
    • Television in lobby
    • Arcade/game room
    • Billiards or pool table
  • Spa
    • Massage - spa treatment room(s)
  • Restaurant/Café
    • Coffee shop or café
    • Restaurant
  • Bureau de Change/ATM
    • Atm/banking
  • Accessibility
    • Elevator/lift
  • Guest services
    • Multilingual staff
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Tour assistance
    • Porter/bellhop
    • Room service (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Laundry facilities
  • Bar
    • Bar/lounge
  • Pets
    • Pets not allowed

Description provided by property

Property Location With a stay at Grand Hotel Costa Rica, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member in San Jose, you'll be minutes from Gold Museum and National Theater. This family-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Central Park and San Jose Parque Central.

Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 107 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with handheld showerheads and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and separate sitting areas, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Dining Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge. Parking is also conveniently located nearby.

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