Fodor's Expert Review Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

Avda. 2, C. 3, San José, San José, 10101, Costa Rica Fodor's Choice

You cannot get more centrally located than this grande dame of San José lodgings, the first choice among travelers who want to be where the action is. A formal dining room and grand piano on the top floor evoke the hotel's 1930s heyday (there's piano music 12:30–2:30 and 6–8 pm daily). Rooms are large, bright, and amazingly modern. (They do not reflect the building's almost century-old history.) But for a hotel that, quite frankly, was showing its age, the renovation is a winner.

PROS

  • central location
  • impeccable service
  • modern amenities

CONS

  • modern rooms don't reflect building's history
  • sometimes congested traffic to get here
  • some rooms look into interior skylight rather than outdoors

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Sophisticated
Central
Classic
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2103–9000 | 844-442–8746-in North America

HOTEL DETAILS

79 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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