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"Staying in a National Treasure" Gran Hotel Costa Rica Tip by Tom_eeuu

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, San José: 901 reviews and 6 photos


The Gran Hotel is the oldest hotel in Costa Rica and is almost considered a national treasure. The hotel is centrally located on the Plaza de Cultura, next to the national Theater. It was completely renovated last year (paint, furniture, lobby). They are trying to restore its original grandeur. It was very charming and more importantly very clean. It had a good restaurant with free American breakfast included. They even had a young pianist who played during dinner. The staff was very friendly. Oh, did I mention that the price was right, $42 a night. My room was very small, the bed was very “firm.” and I was located overlooking the Cultural Plaza, which was entertaining but very noisy. You might prefer to ask for a more quiet side of the hotel. I would certainly stay there again.

Unique Qualities: Good central location near tourist sights

Good view of Plaza de Cultura from window

Excellent computer center for guests (6 new computers)

Very good hotel gym

Address: Calle 3 And Avenida Central Y Segunda, 1000 San Jo
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Plaza de Cultura
Phone: +506 2221 4000
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 21, 2005
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