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 9.4 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

ATM & Currency Exchange: Need cash? There's an ATM and a currency exchange service at this property.

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


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • National Theatre of Costa Rica
    0.1 miles
  • National Theatre of Costa Rica
    0.1 miles
  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum
    0.1 miles
  • Metropolitan Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • San José Central Market
    0.3 miles
  • Jade Museum
    0.3 miles
  • Hospital Clínica Bíblica
    0.4 miles
  • Costa Rica National Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Metropolitan Hospital Costa Rica
    0.5 miles
  • San Juan de Dios Hospital
    0.5 miles
Top attractions
  • La Sabana Metropolitan Park
    1.7 miles
  • National Stadium of Costa Rica
    2.1 miles
  • Parque Diversiones
    4 miles
  • Multiplaza Escazú
    5 miles
  • City Mall
    10.4 miles
  • Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium
    10.8 miles
  • Parque Viva
    12 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain NATIONAL THEATRE
    0 miles
Closest Airports
  • Tobías Bolaños International Airport
    4.5 miles
  • Juan Santamaría International Airport
    9.7 miles
  • Tortuguero Airport
    58.4 miles
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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
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
No parking available.
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
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

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.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

  • 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.

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

    • Taxi 40min

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

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

    • Cultura5

  • Guests staying at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American
    • Buffet

  • 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

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

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

    • Quad
    • Double
    • Suite