Gran C. Rica Ascend Collection Hotel - San Jose

Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000  show map
 4 stars
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Gran C. Rica Ascend Collection Hotel - San Jose

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Wi-Fi Internet

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

The Grand Hotel Costa Rica enjoys a prime setting in the very heart of San Jose, allowing its guests to explore the renowned museums, art galleries, theatres and upscale shopping venues.

Recognized as a historical and architectural landmark, this four-star property features elegant design and provides contemporary amenities, which include free high speed wireless internet access, complimentary fitness center and conference facilities.

There are 107 well-appointed guestrooms, which are furnished with classic wood furniture and desk. In-room standard fittings include satellite TV, wireless internet access and mini-bar.

The hotel houses a European-style restaurant and coffee shop, as well as a lobby bar.

The on-site business center is available 24 hours a day.

Free wireless high speed internet access is available in all guest accommodations and public areas.

The complimentary fitness center is equipped with a modern weight and cardio equipment, treadmills, stationary bikes and stair steppers.

The spa center features various treatments including hot stone massage, healing body massage, reflexology and herbal body wraps.

Valet parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   94.

Rooms

Standard Rooms overlook the courtyard and comprise a full set of general amenities.

Superior Rooms feature spectacular views of the historic center.

Deluxe Accommodations include a living room, plasma TV and offer views of the historic center.

Master Suites comprise lobby, living and dining room area and two plasma TVs.

J.F.K . Presidential Suites feature lobby, living and dining room areas, restored classic wood furniture and desk (the same used by John F. Kennedy) and bathroom with Jacuzzi.

Economy Rooms offer one bedroom with queen or single bed.

Accessible rooms for guests with disabilities are provided.

Up to two children under 12 years old can stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Dining options

Complimentary breakfast is served at the parlor facing the historic center.

The restaurant offers gourmet dining based on local and international specialties served in elegant setting.

The Lobby Bar features comfortable relaxed ambiance, which makes it a perfect place for enjoying a drink and a light snack.

In-room dining service is provided.

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Casino

Room facilities

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-Bar
  • Living room
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Gran C. Rica Ascend Collection Hotel - San Jose San Jose location
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Hotel Address:

Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000

Get directions
City Center
  • San Jose
    700 m
Airports
  • Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)
    7.3km
  • Juan Santamarнa International (SJO)
    15.9km
Restaurants
  • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
    280 m
  • La Criollita (cuisine: Costa Rican)
    260 m
Parks
  • Central Park (Parque Central)
    160 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of rooms:
    94

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JoseGran C. Rica Ascend Collection

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Rooms and availability

Standard Rooms overlook the courtyard and comprise a full set of general amenities.

Superior Rooms feature spectacular views of the historic center.

Deluxe Accommodations include a living room, plasma TV and offer views of the historic center.

Master Suites comprise lobby, living and dining room area and two plasma TVs.

J.F.K . Presidential Suites feature lobby, living and dining room areas, restored classic wood furniture and desk (the same used by John F. Kennedy) and bathroom with Jacuzzi.

Economy Rooms offer one bedroom with queen or single bed.

Accessible rooms for guests with disabilities are provided.

Up to two children under 12 years old can stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

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Standard Room
Size: 17m2
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    Size: 17m2
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      How to reach hotel

      hotel Gran C. Rica Ascend Collection Hotel - San Jose San Jose location
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      Hotel Address:

      Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Jose
        700 m
      Airports
      • Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)
        7.3km
      • Juan Santamarнa International (SJO)
        15.9km
      Restaurants
      • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
        280 m
      • La Criollita (cuisine: Costa Rican)
        260 m
      Parks
      • Central Park (Parque Central)
        160 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2007
      • Number of rooms:
        94

      Hotel Awards

      Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JoseGran C. Rica Ascend Collection

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

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      Gran C. Rica Ascend Collection Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • sky walk - 2.5km

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 600 m

      Local Attractions

      • Parque La Sabana - 1.7km
        San JoseCosta Rica
      • El Pueblo - 8.1km
        Pavas, San Jose
      • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica - 9.5km
        Alto de las Palomas, Santa Ana
      • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones) - 6.0km
        2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
      • Inbio Parque - 8.4km
        Calle Pricipal, Heredia

      Near the hotelNear the hotel

      • Central Park (Parque Central) - 160 m
        Calle Central at Avenida 2, San Jose
      • Precolumbian Gold Museum - 330 m
        Calle 5, San Jose
      • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar - 600 m
        Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose
      • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design - 740 m
        Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose
      • Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) - 220 m
        Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose
      • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade) - 480 m
        Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose
      • Chirripo National Park - 610 m
        San Gerardo de Rivas, San Jose

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral - 280 m

        Address: San Jose, Avenida Central, entre calles 7 y 9
        Phone: 22211700

        75% likes this, based on 174 reviews
        Cuisine: International, Costa Rican

      • Mariscar - 270 m

        Address: Calle 7

      • Tico burguesas - 340 m

        Address: 1 calle 9, San Jose

        75% likes this, based on 15 reviews
        Cuisine: Hamburgers, Mexican

      • La Criollita - 260 m

        Address: Avenida 7
        Phone: 2256--6511

        74% likes this, based on 38 reviews
        Cuisine: Costa Rican

      • La Gauchada - 300 m

        Address: 175m sur del Canal 7
        Phone: 2232 6916

        70% likes this, based on 39 reviews
        Cuisine: Argentinean
        Price Range: GBP 1 - GBP 13

      Getting there.

      Tobias Bolanos International Airport is located about 8.6km from the hotel.

      • By car: Head southeast. Turn left toward Boulevard de Rohrmoser. Take the 2nd right toward Boulevard de Rohrmoser. Turn left onto Boulevard de Rohrmoser. Pass by Banco Bct (on the left in 1.3km). Continue straight onto 104. Pass by Crbox Express (on the left in 500 m). Continue straight to stay on 104. Turn right onto Route 1. Turn left at Banco Nacional onto Paseo Colón/Route 2. Pass by Emergencias Hospital San Juan de Dios (on the right in 1.4 km). Turn right at Penny Lane onto Route 2. Pass by Monumento a Braulio Carrillo Molina (on the right). Turn left at Yoga Centro Studio onto Calle 5. Turn left at Aerocasillas onto Avenue 1. Take the 1st left onto Calle 3. Pass by Trigo Miel (on the left). The hotel will be on the left.

      Juan Santamaria International Airport

      • By car: Head east on Calle La Candela. Slight right to stay on Calle La Candela. Continue straight onto Route 111. Take the ramp on the left onto Pan American Highway/Route 1. Turn left at Banco Nacional onto Paseo Colón/Route 2. Turn right at Penny Lane onto Route 2. Turn left at Yoga Centro Studio onto Calle 5. Turn left at Aerocasillas onto Avenue 1. Take the 1st left onto Calle 3. Pass by Trigo Miel (on the left). The hotel will be on the left.

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2007
      • Number of rooms:
        94

      Hotel Awards

      Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JoseGran C. Rica Ascend Collection

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

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      Hotels nearby
      Cities nearby
      • Alajuela hotels - 18km
      • Santa Ana hotels - 11km
      • Birri hotels - 16km
      • Heredia hotels - 26km
      • Santa Barbara hotels - 15km
      • San Pablo De Heredia hotels - 7km
      • Curridabat hotels - 5km
      • San Rafael hotels - 5km
      • Grecia hotels - 29km
      • La California hotels - 2km

      Gran C. Rica Ascend Collection Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Gran C. Rica Ascend Collection

      Average guest rating

      7.0out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 14 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      8.0
      Rooms
      8.0
      Service
      8.0
      Value
      8.0
      Dining
      6.0

      Individual guest reviews

      • Older travelers
        5.4

        The location is exceptionnal, in the very heart of the city. Old style hotel very charming Valet Parking overall easy. Very nice bar and restaurant but expensive.

        Most of the staff are not helpful at all, except a couple of young Ladies at the reception desk who are nice and always ready to fine a solution to any problems. Staff in the restaurant for breakfast are almost rude and not easy going at all. We stayed for 10 nights and had booked a superior room. But it was very small, old furnished and most of the utilities in the bathroom did not work properly. We asked to move to another room but the response was firm and was no way. Not commercial at all for a stay of 10 nights when you think most clients do not stay more than a couple of nights if not only one. Christian COFFINET Paris, Francia

      • Couple
        3.2

        The restaurant was very very good the hotel is located in the city

        - The personal at the reception was total unfriedly and not very helpful and arrogant - the room was very dirty - the mini bar was empty, thanks alot for that! - the battery of the save was empty - the room was very very loud, located next to the room of the cleaing personal and the sound of the air fans behind the windows - really terrible! - no air condition in the room (and belive me this is really needed in Costa Rica) - it was the worstest hotel during my whole stay in Costa Rica - for europe/US conditions the hotel and room, maximum 2 Stars, but never never never 4 Stars!

      • Couple
        6.6

        Can't beat the location, dead-center of San Jose. Good restaurant with live music.

        No air-conditioning, a fan that couldn't go at a speed that would actually move any air, and windows opening to a secluded roof-space which housed 8 air-conditioning exhausts. The temperature inside the room was easily 5 degrees centigrade higher than in the hallways or outside. We had a very uncomfortable night.

      • Couple
        5.4

        Central location

        Rude unfriendly unsmiling indifferent front desk staff. Wet bar in room unstocked. No instructions in room about how to use telephone. Dialing "0" for operator gets you a busy signal. So you have to run down to front desk where, when you ask how to reach hotel operator they look at you like you are crazy and tell you to "press 9". They then snicker when you thank them. Hotel Internet does not work. Old , worn out furnishings.

      • Older travelers
        8.2

        Great location. Friendly helpful staff. Particularly the tour desk which helped us refine our itinerary.

        Some of the bedrooms could do with some upgrading. Particularly bathroom

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Gran C. Rica Ascend Collection Hotel - San Jose San Jose location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Calle 3. Ave Central Y Segunda, San Jose, Costa Rica, 527-1000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • San Jose
        700 m
      Airports
      • Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)
        7.3km
      • Juan Santamarнa International (SJO)
        15.9km
      Restaurants
      • Restaurante El Patio del Balmoral (cuisine: International, Costa Rican)
        280 m
      • La Criollita (cuisine: Costa Rican)
        260 m
      Parks
      • Central Park (Parque Central)
        160 m
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  12 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  12 pm
      • Year renovated:
        2007
      • Number of rooms:
        94

      Hotel Awards

      Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JoseGran C. Rica Ascend Collection

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

      Use Badge