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Safety index

82 out of 100

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Safe area

Business

Business

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Family

Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton

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8.9

Good (1,719 ratings)

San José, Costa Rica - 

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140 m National Theater

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210 m Morazan Park

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560 m National Museum of Costa Rica

Hotel Overview

Gran Hotel in San José is a well-reviewed lodging option that offers a blend of historical charm and modern amenities. Guests often praise its central location, which allows easy access to the city's attractions, and the attentive service provided by the hotel staff. The building itself, boasting an elegant architecture, adds to the overall experience of the stay. While most feedback is positive, some areas for improvement are noted by guests.

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Hotel highlights

Food

Location

Breakfast

  1. Central Location: Situated in the heart of the city, offering easy access to major attractions and amenities.
  2. Exceptional Staff: Highly praised for their attentive and friendly service.
  3. Historic Charm: The hotel's architecture and decor are appreciated for reflecting the area's history.
  4. Modern Amenities: Guests enjoy the blend of historical aesthetics with contemporary facilities.
  5. Cleanliness: High standards of cleanliness throughout the hotel are consistently noted.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Levels: Some guests find the central location contributes to higher noise levels, especially at night.
  2. Room Size: A number of visitors have commented that some rooms feel cramped.
  3. Parking Challenges: Limited parking availability has been an inconvenience for guests traveling with vehicles.
  4. Price Point: Some guests feel the pricing is somewhat high compared to other local options.
  5. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Occasional complaints about the reliability and speed of the Wi-Fi connection.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Grocery/Convenience store

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Restaurant

Bar

Room service

Room service

Free WiFi

Gym

Gym

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RateScore

Total 1,719 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.8

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9.2

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booking

1,307 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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expedia

412 Reviews

9.2 / 10

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Food was mentioned 145 times

6% Negative86% Positive

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Reetu P5 months ago

Great location. Walking distance to everything! You don’t even need to drive. It’s located DT and walking distance to all of food places and shops .its very safe and not noise at all given it’s located to a busy DT area. Staff are friendly and valet team are super helpful and caring. Restaurant has a nice view. Breakfast was included for us since we are diamond members but service was very slow. Like if you are in a rush you have to give yourself enough time to enjoy this buffet especially if you want to order eggs etc. we stayed here two nights and liked the location and the cleanliness of the rooms.

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Sameer S6 months ago

This hotel is the best IMO in San Jose, purely for quality of the rooms, service as well as the location.|Location: Its located right next to the Nacional theatre, 500 mts away from the Jade museum and the National museum. It is located near avenida central, the busiest shopping street in San Jose with a large variety of restaurants near by, including several fast food options.|In the mornings, the view of the valley and mountain from the rooftop restaurant were amazing!|Service: Service was outstanding especially the included breakfast service (we opted for the breakfast inclusion option, about 20$ extra for a family of four). Carlos, our server for breakfast, was exceptional. He was attentive and exemplified the service of this hotel. I cannot recommend him enough!|Room service was prompt and extremely good. |Value: Compared to several other hotels in the area, this is an excellent option. My wife, who is extremely picky, gave this hotel, her stamp of approval. Thats how good it was!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 79

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Number of floors 6

WiFi Quality

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Idle

6

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47

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40

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

National Theater

140 m

Morazan Park

210 m

National Museum of Costa Rica

560 m

Sabana Park

2 km

National Stadium of Costa Rica

3 km

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Getting around

San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station

700 m

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Airports Nearby

Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO)

15 km

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Restaurants

Starbucks

Nearby

Alma de Café

Nearby

Calle Cimarrona

Nearby

La Vasconia

210 m

El Tenedor Argentino

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

67 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

27 out of 100

Unsafe

San José safety index

Safety

Crime

82

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

82 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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87

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Unsafe

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Likelihood of theft.

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27

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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87

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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91

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

56

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

56 out of 100

Property crime severity

High

63

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Mugging or robbery  64/100

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Car theft  50/100

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Car break-ins  64/100

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Home break-ins  52/100

Violent crime severity

High

65

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Physical attacks  42/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  13/100

Other crime severity

High

65

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Insult or harassment in public  28/100

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Corruption or bribery  68/100

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Drug problem  64/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.9 - $2.7

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Coffee

$1.8 - $4.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.8 - $2.8

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$6.3 - $17

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.7 - $0.9

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.1 - $1.8

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$35.8 - $89.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$9.2 - $16.1

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.1 - $9.2

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.3 - $2.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$17.9 - $37.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.3 - $1.7

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$17.9 - $23.3

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$26.9 - $92.2

Weather In San José

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Precipitation In San José

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.524

PM1027

41

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Very Heavy

Extremely crowded roads. Consider alternate routes or transportation.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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