gran hotel costa rica
In the absence of a major first-class hotel in the country, the Constitutional Congress of the Republic of Costa Rica enacted law number 34 on November 22, 1928, which was actually a contract subscribed on October 3, 1928, by and between the first owner of the hotel, Dr. Luis Paulino Jiménez Ortiz, and Cleto González Víquez, President of the Republic. It granted a series of fiscal benefits to the contractor, in exchange for the construction of the hotel. There was also a provision according to which the Government was granted for twenty years the right to have at their disposal for free two apartments at the hotel for lodging foreign diplomatic representatives of extraordinary nature.
Grand Hotel Costa Rica is today operated by the Elite Hotels and Resorts Costa Rica hotel chain. It is the only hotel in Costa Rica that was declared a historical and architectural monument by the government of Costa Rica. Located in the heart of the city between national monuments, squares, museums and pedestrian streets, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica is just a few steps away from the cultural landmarks and entertainment venues.
As a great choice for San Jose lodging, The Grand Hotel Costa Rica treats every guest like a friend. Savor your time as our guest and indulge in attractive and comfortable amenities on par with the finest lodging service.
- Live piano music in the restaurant area
- Free high-speed wireless Internet , in all guest rooms, suites, and public spaces
- Open air European-style coffee house and restaurant
- Mini Refrigerator in all guest rooms
- Complimentary breakfast at our fifth floor parlor overlooking the historic center from 6:00am to 10:00am