The Gran Hotel Costa Rica is an iconic jewel in the heart of San José. With more than 90 years of history, today it is part of the Elite Hotels and Resorts of Costa Rica chain and belongs to the Curio Collection by Hilton brand. It is the only hotel in the country declared a historic-architectural monument by the Costa Rican government. On the fourth level is the famous Presidential Suite, named after US President John F. Kennedy, who stayed here in March 1963. The room, despite having been refurbished to adapt it to the new needs of guests, retains the furnishings intact to give the air of the San José of the past connected to the present.
Amenities: It has 79 modern rooms, suites and executive rooms. In addition to all-day dining options, including restaurant, piano bar and evening room service. A 24-hour fitness center, business center and snack store, and a lounge with natural light for work and social events.
Business and events tips: The hotel offers late check-out subject to availability. At the front desk you will find an ATM and multilingual staff ready to assist you.
What’s nearby: Located on the pedestrian boulevard of Central Avenue, within walking distance of cafés, stores, museums and other major attractions, and offers a view of the National Theater. The hotel is close to government buildings and Fortune 500 companies in the downtown area, and is just 30 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport.
Regular rate: Standard room with a king bed costs US$182, according to Expedia.
Location: Av. Central, El Carmen, San José, Costa Rica.