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4.7 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 ar ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 29 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Morazan Park

City center retreat

Within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Morazan Park and National Park. San Pedro Mall and University of Costa Rica are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Renovated in 2018

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

Free Internet, refrigerators

The 79 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as room service. LCD TVs, refrigerators, and Egyptian cotton sheets are also available.

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$139* Per night/room Aug 1 - Aug 2

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Presidential Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 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 (1)
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 Jose, San Jose 1000

Property Features

There's a restaurant 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 Jose hotel is smoke free.

  • 79 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 79 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • 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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

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

  • Airport: Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) (20.8 km / 12.9 mi)
  • 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. 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 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
  • Shower
  • 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
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

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 note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

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. 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. 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.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Hilton CleanStay guidelines.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. 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.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Hilton CleanStay guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Long-term renters welcome
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Hilton CleanStay
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Tax ID - 3-101-667895
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours

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, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

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 30 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 Hotel
  • Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton San Jose
  • Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton Hotel San Jose

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.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) guests.
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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.