We have lived in Costa Rica far a while but this was our first visit to the Gran Hotel. It is just off the central avenue located next to the national theater and a busy plaza. This is an old style hotel so don't expect a modern Marriott. I agree with others that it is ready for an upgrade but I loved the classic 50's - 60's feeling. The staff is wonderful and will take care of you. The restaurant is okay but the outside seating allows you to absorb the daily lives of the locals. The wait staff is over the top, especially Victor. We had a corner deluxe room. Very spacious. Small bathroom. Funky old windows that opened to let in the cool breeze and sounds of the city. Portable AC is not the most efficient. The wi fi is probably the biggest negative. Otherwise I recommend you enjoy the Pura Vida of San Jose at the Gran Hotel.
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- Gran Hotel San Jose
- Gran Hotel Costa Rica San Jose