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Hotel Grano de Oro

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Starting at $169 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights

Take yourself back to the early 1900s when you stay at Hotel Grano de Oro. The once private mansion kept much of its structure the same when it was converted, and the hotel added plenty of luxury amenities. Whether you love history, lounging in the sun or both, you'll want to stay here.


Grano de Oro Hotel in San Jose
Grano de Oro Hotel in San José

Originally opened as a 21-room hotel in 1991, Hotel Grano de Oro now features 40 rooms and several other amenities spread across three buildings on a large property. The Canadian-owned hotel is in a turn-of-the-century mansion that gives it the unique feel of staying in someone's home while benefiting from high-quality hotel amenities.

The highly regarded hotel's restaurant, Restaurante Grano de Oro, features a range of French Mediterranean cuisine with tropical influences. Open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day, the restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients from sustainable local farms whenever possible. French chef Francis Canal turns them into the delicious meals the guests enjoy while dining in the elegant dining room or elegant courtyard. Private dining is available for up to 30 people, and an award-winning wine cellar has more than 2000 bottles that are hand chosen to pair with the menu. A bar and lounge allow you to relax as you wait for your table or if you simply want to enjoy a glass of wine.

There are plenty of places to relax at Hotel Grano de Oro as well. The rooftop garden terrace features comfortable lounge chairs and two Jacuzzis in a secluded setting. The hotel partners with local massage service Aromas Tropicales so that guests can receive rejuvenating treatments that make you feel relaxed, refreshed and beautiful. A small gift shop carries handmade crafts as well as local flavors such as artesian jams, coffee and chocolates.

Hotel Grano de Oro also assists with a variety of transportation options. Pick-up and drop-off from the Juan Santamaría International Airport or from the domestic airport of Tobías Bolaños for a small fee. Guests who prefer to travel through the country by van can book a professional bilingual driver from the hotel with no schedule restrictions. Shuttles are available with advance reservations, or the hotel can help you rent a car if you prefer to drive yourself. Childcare is available for those guests who need to take advantage of it. Cribs and rollaway beds are also available for those traveling with children.

Key Features

Hotel Restaurant patio
Hotel Restaurant patio
  • Converted from a Tropical Victorian Mansion
  • Costa Rican tropical & European cuisine Restaurant
  • Signature Suites and Rooms
  • Art and Handcrafted Furnishings
  • Many San Jose Tours
  • No Two Rooms Alike
  • Italian Tile Fountains Grace Intimate Atriums
Starting at $169 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


Air Conditioning
Airport Transfers
Cable TV
City Hotel
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Fitness Center
Flat Screen TVs
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Wi-Fi Internet


Boutique Hotel Grano de Oro in San José, Costa Rica
An Oasis in the City of San Jose Costa Rica. Grano de Oro is the preferred hotel for visitors in the City of San Jose.


Grano de Oro suite
Grano de Oro suite

Hotel Grano de Oro provides eight types of accommodations to suit needs for a wide variety of guests. All rooms include free wireless internet, pillowtop mattresses with hypoallergenic pillows, robes, a coffee maker, and a minibar. They also have flat screen televisions, security boxes and air conditioning.

Additional services are available upon request. Hotel Grano de Oro provides 24-hour emergency medical assistance, next-day dry cleaning service and room service between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

Vista de Oro Suite - The hotel's signature suite features some of the original designs of the mansion it used to be, which is to say it's gorgeous. Only accessible by a private staircase, the suite offers an amazing view of the Central Valley skyline. It features a jetted hot tub, luxurious bathroom amenities and a comfortable king bed.

Garden Suite - Situated in what used to be the living room of this converted mansion, the Garden Suite features an arched doorway, a private tropical garden, and a lovely seating area. Two flat screen televisions and a king bed round out the space.

Family Suite - Featuring two bedrooms and a shared bathroom, the Family Suite is perfect for your next family vacation. The main room features one queen and one twin bed. The second bedroom has one queen bed. A TV is available in each.

Deluxe King - The most popular room category at Hotel Grano de Oro, the Deluxe King rooms feature luxurious king beds with comfortable linens and all the amenities you'd expect in a well-appointed hotel room.

Deluxe Two Beds - Offering two queen beds and comfortable accommodations, the Deluxe Two Beds room is perfect for families, friends or couples.

Deluxe Patio - Featuring all the amenities you'd expect and a comfortable queen bed, the Deluxe Patio room also provides a small private patio so that you can relax with a book or just enjoying the sounds of Costa Rica.

Superior - Slightly larger than standard rooms, Superior rooms provide a queen bed and comfortable amenities while giving you the extra space you want to move around comfortably.

Standard - The most affordable option, Standard rooms allow guests to enjoy Costa Rica on a budget. The experience is that of a cozy guest bedroom in a mansion combined with the luxuries of a hotel. These rooms feature a queen bed.

Starting at $169 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 1 to 3 Nights


San José Bites & Sights - A three-hour walking tour, San José Bites & Sights takes you through parts of the city best known to the locals. Taste the city's traditional cuisine, try some of the best coffee in the country and stop at city markets and tranquil parks along the way.

National Museum & Artisan Market - This gorgeous building features a range of showrooms displaying unique art and history from Costa Rica and Latin America. Don't forget to step through the Artisan Market, a narrow alley full of booths to pick up unique souvenirs.

Rainforest Aerial Tram Atlantico - Trek into the middle of the rainforest and ride the tram along the tops of its trees on this day trip. Learn about Costa Rica's ecosystems and view native plants and wildlife along this seven-hour trip.

Tours Offered

ATV Riding
Bungee Jumping
Butterfly Farm
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Jet Ski / Wave Runner
Kite Surfing
Mountain Biking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
Surfing Lessons
Whale Watching
White Water Rafting
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $169 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

San Jose Downtown Map
San Jose Downtown Map
Hotel Grano de Oro is located just off Paseo Colón, San José's main thoroughfare.

Customer Reviews for Hotel Grano de Oro

Overall Rating
5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Based on 1 review

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
From: United States2/5/2008
"My husband and I travel in search of areas that have an abundance of Sailfishing. Costa Rica meets all of our expectations! Hotel Grano de Oro was recommended to us primarily for its safe lodging in a big city, as San Jose! This hotel is a highlight of our vacation, both upon arrival and especially the last night of our departure. Dining in their "secret garden" with the best gourmet cuisine and ambiance is a gastronomical experience. We were able to see the extensive renovations while passing through in Dec. 2006. It is incredibly beautiful and an architectural marvel. The sleeping acommodations are a dream haven. This is a must on your next travel itinerary! "
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