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Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton

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2nd Avenue between Streets 1 & 3, San Jose 527-1000 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 12/10/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 97 hotels in San Jose
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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Welcome to Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton, an iconic gem in the heart of San Jose. Located on the pedestrian boulevard Avenida Central, our hotel overlooks the National Theatre and is steps from cafés, shops, museums and other top attractions. It's a quick walk to downtown government buildings and Fortune 500 companies, and Juan Santamaria International Airport is just 30 minutes away. Colonial beauty meets modern technology in our stylish guest rooms, featuring complimentary WiFi, a 50-inch HDTV, mini-refrigerator, work desk and walk-in shower. Choose an executive room for more amenities and beautiful city views, or treat yourself to a suite with living area, second HDTV and 24-hour butler service.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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benjamin a wrote a review Jan 19
Brussels, Belgium382 contributions246 helpful votes
Excellent location, in front of the theatre. Room very confortable, well equipped. Staff at breakfast a bit slow and not very proactive. Choice of food ok, nothing exceptional. Staff at front desk friendly and efficient. A very good choice for San Jose.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Johanna Rodriguez, Ventas at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest: Thank you for choosing Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio by Hilton and for your nice comments. We are very happy to know that you found our hotel as a good choice in San José with a very comfortable room and friendly and efficient front desk. We look forward to host you on a future stay. Best regards,
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ChinacatBangkok wrote a review May 2021
Bangkok26 contributions19 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
My new favorite Hilton property. Checked in for 1 night on my way south. Loved it so much came back for two nights on my way home. Cannot say enough about the charm of the place. It’s small and a converted old building but great lengths have been made to make it cozy and elegant. As a Hilton Diamond I was treated to an upgrade both stays and a lovely morning breakfast. The evening reception, held in the small dinning area on the 5th floor with a view of the National Theater was absolutely divine. Along with wine by the glass I was served an appetizer plate which was soooo delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful. The gym well equipped. Location perfect. Right next to walking mall, several blocks to central market. Will definitely stay here on all my stays through San Jose!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Johanna Rodriguez, Ventas at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton
Responded Jun 1, 2021
Dear Guest: Thank you for choosing Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio by Hilton and for your nice comments. We are very honored for being your new favorite Hilton and we appreciate your preference. We look forward to host you on a future stay. Best regards,
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pjarv1 wrote a review Jan 19
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This hotel is located in the center of everything. My friend and I took a last minute trip and this was our first time in Costa Rica. A beautiful building with a wonderfully helpful staff. Would highly recommend to anyone planning on staying in the area.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dear Guest: Thank you for staying at Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio by Hilton and for your nice comments. We are very happy to know that you found a beautiful building with wonderfully helpful staff. Looking forward to your next visit. Best regards,
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Ian Hibbert wrote a review Jan 17
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All in all not to bad but expected more for a 4Star Hotel. Here are a few negative things (nothing serious but still to mention), 1) Bathrobes only on request which are supposed to be in the room, 2) Very slow internet even thoughb it suppose to be faster Internet with the Superior Rooms, 3) Saterlite T.V channels didn’t all work (experienced that many times with Sky T.V in Costa Rica, 4) Housekeeping didn’t put the ironingboard & iron away just left it in the room, 5) Not all the Staff at breakfast were friendly, 6) Afternoon i asked for 2 Teabags of Gingertea because my wife had stomach problems which i was charged $5 just for 2 Teabags (without hot water). Positive: The Room is very quiet so the rooms are really very well isolated. Hotel Location is great.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Dear Guest: Thank you for choosing Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio by Hilton and for your nice comments. We are happy to know that you got a very quiet room and a great location. We are very sorry about the negative things you perceived and will be adressed to the proper departments. We look forward to host you on a future stay. Best regards,
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Hope A wrote a review Jan 13
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The hotel's phone number did not work when we tried to contact them prior to checking in. Kept getting a busy signal. Wanted to find out if there was an airport shuttle so I called Hilton and had to wait on hold for 25 minutes, only to have the representative say she did not know because she couldn't get in touch with the hotel either. Turns out there was not an airport shuttle so we spent $80 extra getting to/ from the hotel. Once we got to the hotel, the representative did not properly activate our key cards so we got stuck in the elevator and could not get out. The "door open" button would not even work without a key card. Once we finally escaped the elevator, we had to wait in line again to get our key cards activated. The next morning, at breakfast, all of the two-top tables were dirty and had not been cleared of dishes. We asked a waitress to clear one so we could sit, and she instead insisted that we sit at the only remaining clean table, which was an 8-top set for a family. Eventually she cleared a two-top for us after we pleaded with her. Overall, it seems like the hotel is trying very hard to seem fancy but lacking in basic customer service and management skills.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Johanna Rodriguez, Ventas at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton
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Dear Guest: We are sorry that you had a disappointing experience. At Gran Hotel Costa Rica Curio by Hilton, we always aim to ensure every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Guest satisfaction is very important to us and we try hard to make sure all of our guests have a rewarding stay. Thank you again for your feedback which has been addressed to the proper departments and we hope to have the chance to host you again in the future. Best regards,
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PRICE RANGE
$168 - $281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
gran hotel san jose, gran hotel costa rica
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
79
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton
Which popular attractions are close to Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton?
Nearby attractions include Galeria Namu (0.3 miles), Teatro Nacional Costa Rica (0.04 miles), and Jade Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton?
Yes, paid private parking nearby and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Rojo, Tenedor Argentino, and La Esquina de Buenos Aires.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of San Jose.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gran hotel Costa Rica Curio a Collection by Hilton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.