City view
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Private Bathroom
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Safe
Elevator

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton

The Gran Hotel Costa Rica is operated by the hotel group Elite Hotels and Resorts of Costa Rica. It is the only hotel in San José declared by the government as a historical and architectural monument. Located in the heart of San José, surrounded by national museums, plazas and walking boulevards, the venue is within walking distance to the main cultural and tourist attractions.

In May 2016 a complete transformation began to revitalize this historical hotel with the latest room designs, sophisticated furnishing, premium services and the most advanced technology. An impressive lobby with a fully modern welcoming experience, as well as an executive lounge, meeting rooms and an innovative concept of a brand restaurant, will all be ready and open by October 2017. The hotel is affiliated through a franchise arrangement with Hilton Worldwide under the brand Hilton Curio Collection.

The hotel is within 5 minutes’ walk of San José Cathedral and the National Theater. The hotel building has been recognized as a site of architectural interest.

This is our guests' favorite part of San José, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 12, 2012
Hotel chain/brand: Curio Collection by Hilton

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in San José, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Breakfast Info

American, Buffet

Private parking available


Availability

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Room Type
Sleeps
 
1 king bed
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • How far are you from the airport and do you have a shuttle?
    The hotel is located in Downtown San Jose, about 25 Minutes away from the airport however this will vary depending on the traffic. We provide privat..
    Answered on December 19, 2020
  • If we arrive Saturday would we be able to get testing and results done for COVID done prior to our early AM departure Sunday?
    Yes Sir. Results of Antigens (Rapid COVID test) will be ready 2 or 3 hours.
    Answered on June 4, 2021
  • Hola, how close are you to Escazu ?
    Dear Guest, Escazú is approximately 20 minutes away. Best regards, Front Desk Team
    Answered on October 21, 2021
  • Hello, do you have concierge service that could help us to get to guayabo with transfers and guide for one of the days?
    Dear Guest, Yes, we have concierge service. Best regards.
    Answered on January 13, 2022
  • Is the sofa a sofa bed in the suite?
    Dear Guest, It is a sofa. Best regards,
    Answered on December 12, 2021
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    Cultura5

    Food: Local, International

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour

Amenities of Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton
Bathroom
  • Toilet
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Evening entertainment
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 31.64 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Business center
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Car rental
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Spa
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

This property counts with room types Mobility Accessible, please send us a message if you need one.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton

  • Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton is 2,450 feet from the center of San José.

  • Check-in at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton by:

    • Taxi 40min

  • The prices at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton include:

    • Quad
    • Double
    • Suite

  • Guests staying at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American
    • Buffet

  • Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton has 1 restaurant:

    • Cultura5

  • Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Evening entertainment
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Walking tours
    • Fitness
    • Happy hour
    • Live music/Performance