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Starting at $158 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights

Downtown San José is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica. See everything it has to offer, and stay close by at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica by Hilton.


Exterior view of Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
Exterior view of Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

For Luxury and Peace of Mind, Stay at the Gran Hotel

The Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton is located right in the heart of Downtown San José, which makes it a popular spot for anyone looking to experience the best attractions the city has to offer.

The San José Metro area is a bustling city full of things to do and sights to see. The hotel is about 30 minutes away from the San José International Airport, so it’s a convenient choice for international travelers to stay for a day on their way in or out of town or to spend extended time in the area as well.

Of course, convenience is just a small part of what the Gran Hotel Costa Rica has to offer! As part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, guests will enjoy a luxury stay in a historic 1930s building with a wide array of amenities. These include free WiFi, concierge services, and room service. Guests can also make use of the on-site fitness center, business center, meeting rooms, restaurant, and a boutique shop.

At the Gran Hotel, you’re only a few steps away from some of the best attractions in all of Costa Rica. Various shops and local cafés are within walking distance, and it’s easy to reach sites like the Gold Museum and National Theater. This also makes the Gran Hotel a good choice for people who want to immerse themselves in San José’s vibrant nightlife, with plenty of clubs, bars, and markets with live music.

Despite the hubbub of Downtown, you don’t have to worry about being kept awake by traffic and loud partygoers. The hotel’s blackout curtains and large rooms let guests enjoy peace and quiet at all hours of the day and night, which means you’ll be well-rested and ready to explore Costa Rica’s best landmarks and locales.

The Gran Hotel Costa Rica is a great base of operations from which to explore the San José region, making it a popular choice for staycationers as well as anyone new to Costa Rica. It’s well-suited for families, and the hotel’s conjoined rooms make it an ideal choice for larger groups as well.

Key Features

Lobby sitting area at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
Lobby sitting area at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
  • Located right in the heart of Downtown San José
  • Close to Gold Museum and National Theater
  • 1930’s historical building
  • Contemporary urban interiors
  • Located on the Central Ave. pedestrian boulevard
Starting at $158 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Cable TV
City Hotel
Conference Center
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Fitness Center
Flat Screen TVs
Gift Shop
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Presidential suite at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton
Presidential suite at Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

The Gran Hotel Costa Rica’s rooms have a sleek, modern design in an urban style. They’re built to ensure all the comforts of home, and plenty of additional amenities, making the hotel perfect for luxury vacations and staycations alike.

All bookings feature plush beds, ample space, free WiFi, and complimentary access to the fitness and business centers. They are non-smoking rooms, and pets are not allowed. Only service animals.

Junior Suites

Junior suite rooms are especially lavish, making them a great getaway for couples or anyone looking for a luxurious stay. They feature a king bed and standard amenities included in other rooms like an HDTV, minifridge, and thermostat. Additionally, junior suites include the executive amenities, namely hot breakfast and an open bar.

Alongside the sleeping arrangements, junior suites offer more space than king rooms, with their own workstation and high-speed WiFi. The bathroom is especially large with a walk-in shower, and comes complete with deluxe toiletries as well as a complimentary bathrobe and slippers.

King Rooms

Up to two guests can sleep like royalty in the hotel’s king rooms, which are outfitted with a pillow-top mattress and 300 thread count sheets. Rooms include a 50-inch HDTV, minifridge, iron, hairdryer, coffee maker, and adjustable thermostat.

The room style also comes in a King Corner Room setup which offers a unique layout, more windows and a bit more square footage. A King Room with Internal View is offered for those looking for serenity or quiet in the middle of the San José.

King rooms also come in a Superior variety, which offer butler services as well as attraction and dining reservation assistance. Additionally, King Superior rooms include the Gran Hotel Costa Rica’s executive amenities, with a buffet-style breakfast and open bar with courtesy hors d' oeuvres.

Mobility and hearing accessible with roll in showers king rooms are available upon request for those needing these features.

Double Rooms

Double rooms have two full size beds, complete with pillow-top mattresses, which can sleep up to four guests. The rooms come with basic amenities including a minifridge, ironing board, hairdryer, 50-inch HDTV, thermostat, and coffee maker to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Room designs are sleek and spacious, allowing all guests to stay comfortably.

Starting at $158 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


See the Sights & Visit the Most Popular Attractions and Activities

Downtown San José is an especially popular spot for tourists and locals alike, and it’s not hard to see why when looking at the various attractions located near the hotel!

From immersing yourself in Costa Rica’s natural beauty to exploring some of its most notable landmarks, there’s a little something for everyone Downtown.

Coffee Tour - Poás Volcano & La Paz Waterfall Tour

Costa Rica’s coffee plantations have long been a significant part of the local economy and culture. The Poás Volcano, Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour is a day trip that brings travelers to three separate locales in the San José area, making it a great deal for those interested in history and natural beauty.

At the Doka Estate coffee plantation, you’ll learn about the process of making Costa Rican coffee, with an opportunity to try some yourself. Next, see the sights at the Poás Volcano National Park, including its active stratovolcano. The tour culminates with a visit to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, which features miles of jungle teeming with wildlife.

Irazú Volcano

At over 3,400 meters, Irazú Volcano is Costa Rica’s tallest active volcano, and it’s truly a sight to behold. If you’re interested in taking a closer look at the towering landmark, be sure to book an Irazú Volcano Tour, which will bring you right up to the summit so you can enjoy the truly incredible view.

During the tour, you’ll travel from the base of the volcano up to its peak, providing ample opportunity to take in the scenery and the area’s local flora. Afterward, the tour continues through the nearby town of Cartago, through the historic pilgrimage site known as the Virgin of the Angels Basilica. Finally, enjoy a meal and tour a colonial-era church in the Orosi Valley.

Since the Irazú Volcano tour involves plenty of walking, it’s recommended to bring comfortable clothes and suitable shoes.

San José Night City Tour

San José is teeming with history and culture, and there’s no better way to experience it for yourself than on a Nighttime City Tour.

On the tour, an experienced guide will showcase famous landmarks and explain just what makes them so special. It’s a great way to learn about Costa Rican architecture, its political climate, and various historical events.

Tours are typically suitable for all ages, and include a meal so you can get a taste of traditional Tico cooking and some of the best foods Costa Rica has to offer. You’ll also get to bypass the usual daytime crowds, meaning you can really soak in the sites without distractions.

Tours Offered

National Park / Reserve Tours


Prices Starting at $158 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

San Jose Downtown Map
San Jose Downtown Map
Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton is Avenue 2, Street 3, in front of the National Theater

Customer Reviews for Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection By Hilton

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5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
From: United States1/29/2008
"i visited y'all about 8 years ago and had the best time of my life. everyone is so hospitable. I plan to visit again in may of 2009. I am trying to get in touch with a souvenir shop close to you and forget the name. I was hoping that you could give me a few of the shop names close to your location. Thank you for your kind consideration. nye king"
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