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Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

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Presidential Room, 1 Bedroom | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
Basic Room, 1 King Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
Basic Room, 2 Double Beds | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe
Basic Room, 1 King Bed | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe

Overview of Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

4.0 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
Map
Central & Second Ave, between 1 & 3, San José, 1000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMorazan Park3 min walk
  • Popular LocationNational Park9 min walk
  • Popular LocationRafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital14 min walk
  • AirportSan José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.)37 min drive

Room options

About this area

San José

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton is located in Carmen, a neighborhood in San José, and is in a rural area. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Morazan Park and National Park, while National Theater and Pre-Colombian Gold Museum are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at National Stadium of Costa Rica. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including outlet shopping. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum - 2 min walk
  • National Theater - 2 min walk
  • Morazan Park - 3 min walk
  • National Park - 9 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 10 min walk
  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 37 min drive

Restaurants

  • Delfines con Amor - 3 min walk
  • El Patio - 3 min walk
  • Restaurante Ave 2 - 3 min walk
  • Q' Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Choko - 3 min walk

About this property

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

4-star hotel located in Carmen
Located close to Pre-Colombian Gold Museum and National Theater, Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton provides a grocery/convenience store, a library, and dry cleaning/laundry services. The onsite restaurant, Cultura 5, features international cuisine. In addition to a bar and a 24-hour gym, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), valet parking (surcharge), and wedding services
  • Multilingual staff, free newspapers, and meeting rooms
  • A gift shop, a ballroom, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the central location and helpful staff
Room features
All 79 individually furnished rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and pillow menus, as well as perks like laptop-compatible safes and laptop-friendly workspaces. Guest reviews highly rate the spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and free cribs/infant beds
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Wardrobes/closets, refrigerators, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 28 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6 AM–10 AM: USD 20-25 for adults and USD 20-25 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • Cultura 5

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 50-inch LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Free local calls
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Soundproofing

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 18 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: USD 35 (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per child: USD 35 (one-way), from 1 to 18 years old

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 20 and USD 25 for adults, USD 20 and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 28 per day
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Tax ID - 3-101-667895
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Gran Costa Rica Curio Collection Hilton San Jose
Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio Collection by Hilton
Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel
Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton San José
Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel San José

Frequently asked questions

Is Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton?

As of Feb 8, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton on Feb 26, 2023 start from CA $249.29, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton?

Valet parking is available for USD 28 per day.

What time is check-in at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton located?

Located in Carmen, this hotel is steps from Pre-Colombian Gold Museum and National Theater. Morazan Park and National Park are also within 10 minutes. San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station is 10 minutes by foot and San Jose Atlantic Station is 13 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton and receive a full refund?

Yes, Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

9.4

Exceptional

Rating 10 - Excellent. 278 out of 349 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 80%
Rating 8 - Good. 48 out of 349 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 14%
Rating 6 - Okay. 10 out of 349 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 3%
Rating 4 - Poor. 7 out of 349 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 2%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 6 out of 349 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.5/10

Staff & service

9.3/10

Amenities

9.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.0/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

8/10 Good

David

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities
We Loved the staff. Extremely kind and always willing to help. Also excellent English skills which was comforting for one who knows almost no Spanish. We did not like so many mirrored walls with glass walled shower and toilets or the constant drone of the air system.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Angela, carlisle

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location for exploring the city. Right next to the National Theater, which has a great cafe and a few minutes walk from the National Museum of Costa Rica.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

David

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was beautiful and safe.
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Keylla

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Late check in time
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Eric

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
During the last 11 years, I have stayed at the Gran Hotel several times when I am in transit in San Jose. I have no complaints regarding the hotel whatsoever, including its staff, security, service, facility etc. The quality of service is excellent 360.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

GEORGINA, Los Angeles

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room was beautiful and clean with a view of the Teatro Nacional. The staff was helpful and friendly. The food in the restaurant was excellent with nice views of the city and volcano. During our stay here we took side trips to Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks coffee farm and the La Paz Waterfall. If I go to San Jose again this is where I would stay.

10/10 Excellent

Seonag

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location of the hotel is ideal, easy walking distance to main attractions. The staff were very helpful. Antony at the main entrance was particularly knowledgeable and helpful.

10/10 Excellent

Daniel

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was incredibly helpful at getting us situated, and knowing what was available both in the hotel and in the vicinity. Our room was very nice and well equipped. Everything to a high standard. It is also a great location for exploring San Jose.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Cathy

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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10/10 Excellent

Melvin

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff was great, very professional, and helpful. The food on the dinner menu was excellent. Overall a great place to stay.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2022