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4.8 out of 5

"Anthony was fabulous. Very helpful, informative and kind. " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 28 Jul 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Pre-Colombian Gold Museum

In historical district

With a stay at this San José hotel, you'll be steps from Pre-Colombian Gold Museum and National Theater. Morazan Park and National Park are also within half a mile (1 km).

Renovated in 2018

This hotel features a restaurant, a 24-hour gym, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. A snack bar/deli, a grocery/convenience store, and a library are also on offer.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$149* Per night/room Oct 9 - Oct 10

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Mobility & Hearing, Roll-in Shower)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Basic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Basic Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Double or Twin Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Presidential Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

Everyone (1) Couples (3) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Anthony was fabulous. Very helpful, informative and kind.

Posted by on Jul 28, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 6, 2022 by Reservations

Thank you for your coments and stay with us! We will hope to have you again near future reservations

5 out of 5
The Gran Hotel was clean and modern, with updated facilities and appointments in the room. Staff was friendly and helpful, and booked our return ride to the airport which was hassle-free. Room service was swift and the food better than expected. Fantastic experience overall. If you're looking for a very classy stay with unbeatable location for downtown San Jose activities and attractions, you can't go wrong.

Posted by on Oct 14, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 27, 2021 by LESTER GARCIA GRAN HOTEL COSTA RICA CURIO BY HILTO

Dear Mr. Thomas, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us and other travelers. We will share your comment with our team member. I am pleased to see you found the hotel to your liking and that our staff made your stay pleasant. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Best regards,

5 out of 5
Beautiful waiting/lounge area. A little confusion on checkout due to english/spanish translations

Posted by , from Buckley on Sep 20, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 20, 2021 by Johanna//Sales Manager

Thank you for staying with us and for your comments.Looking forward to your return!

5 out of 5
Very classy hotel, one of the best we have stayed so far. Extremely courteous and helpful staff. Beautiful room, especially the bathroom and shower area. Taking the shower feels like you're soaking the warm tropical rain.

Posted by on Dec 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 29, 2019 by Berny

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your recent stay at our hotel. I am pleased to hear you found the hotel to your liking and that our staff made your stay satisfying. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in a near opportunity! Remember our Brand Commitment: “If you are not satisfied with your stay, let us know and we’ll make it right”.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 3, 2019 by Gina

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback! We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in a near future. Best regards,

4 out of 5

Pleasant Experience

The hotel is a charming old hotel with excellent service and free Internet. The room was pretty cramped, but adequate. It is right in the center of downtown on a lovely square across from the National Theatre and close to shops, restaurants and attractions. It is, however, a $20 cab ride to and from the airport.

Posted by on Dec 31, 1999

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About the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

Location Central & Second Ave, between 1 & 3, San José, 1000

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour fitness center, a library, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton was completed in 2018. This 4-star San José hotel is smoke free.

  • 79 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 79 sq m of conference space
  • Deli
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Convenience store
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

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

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton offers 79 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and espresso makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Refrigerator
  • Espresso maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Desk chair

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Cultura 5 - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

Late night fare is available from room service (during limited hours).

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

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

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The tax ID number is 3-101-667895. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash. Long-term renters welcome. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment will be available to guests. Guests are provided with hand sanitizer and cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 18
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines CleanStay (Hilton)
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free
  • State tax ID - 3-101-667895
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will 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've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.