The hotel is clean and has a lot of history. Our room was small but ok by Costa Rican standards. Had an AC unit and was comfortable.
Location is good for access to the main museums etc, but feels really unsafe in general. 3 different tour reps told us to be wary of our belongings when out in the day, and definately not to leave the hotel at night!!!
The major complaint I have is the set of traffic lights right outside which made a really loud chirping noise every time the lights are in red! Our room was on the front of the hotel and the windows wouldn't shut properly so all you could hear all night were these traffic lights which made it a terrible nights sleep!
The hotel is great for a couple of nights, but any longer than that and you'll need to make sure you get a room at the back if the hotel.
5th floor breakfast restaurant has amazing views over SJ.
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Hotel San Jose
- Gran Hotel Costa Rica San Jose