Gran Hotel, Costa Rica

We made it to Costa Rica, and we are staying in the “historic” Gran Hotel in San Jose. It was supposed to be 1.5 miles from the airport, but it’s more like 15 miles. Kind of screws up our rental car situation on the last day, but whatever… They have free Internet and free breakfast, so that makes up a little bit I guess.

They have a TINY (like 20′ x 20′) casino downstairs, which is great because you get free lukewarm Imperial beer. They DID add ice, so it was amazingly good (not). It tasted a bit like dog pee (or what I would suspect it would taste like).

No A/C in this hotel, and the power outlets are all the old 2-prong type (and not a single outlet of any type in the bathrooms). The good part about the room is that it smells like chicken (really)… sweet.

Oh well, we are just using this place as a place to sleep before we head out first thing in the morning to Manuel Antonio.

Funny I was in San Jose, California yesterday, and now San Jose, Costa Rica. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Gran Hotel, Costa Rica”

  1. While it’s been about a decade since I was in Costa Rica, your comments about Imperial Beer brought back memories that were identical to your experience – guess things haven’t changed!


    P.S. Glad to see you got power at the new house – so now all you need is some sort of wireless Internet access to hook up that fancy webcam of yours for live coverage … 😉

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