Guests of Hotel Grano de Oro enjoy the charm and character of a stately mansion built at the turn of the century, with all the comforts, amenities and the service expected in a fine hotel. Hotel Grano de Oro is located in San Jose on a quiet street near many restaurants, theaters and shops and is an easy walk to the bustling city center.



Hotel Grano de Oro has 32 unique and tastefully decorated rooms in three categories . It also has a two room Family Suite, an elegant Garden Suite with a jacuzzi bath tub and private garden, and the romantic Vista de Oro Suite with it's panoramic view of San Jose and the surrounding mountains, all to be enjoyed from a private in-suite jacuzzi hot tub.

Each room and suite boasts an exquisite bath, beautifully crafted wood furniture, comfortable rattan armchairs and quality beds for restful nights. For the comfort of our guests all rooms are designated as nonsmoking, with smoking being permitted in the restaurant , gardens and other common areas.

Hotel Grano de Oro, San Jose



Hotel Grano de Oro, Luxury Accommodations

Room Descriptions

Standard: The smallest and least expensive of the rooms, this category offers cozy quarters with a queen bed and private bathroom with shower.

Superior: While a bit smaller than the deluxe rooms, most superior rooms have a bathtub/shower combination and a queen bed.

Deluxe: The most spacious of our three "room" categories, all deluxe rooms have a bathtub/shower combination and either one queen and one twin bed, two queen beds, or a king-size bed.

Suite Descriptions

Family Suite: A two-room suite with a queen and twin bed in one room and a queen bed in the second room, comfortably accommodating up to 5 people.

Garden Suite: A spacious suite with a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom as well as a small sitting room, which opens to a private tropical garden.

Vista de Oro Suite: The piece de resistance is the hotel's Vista de Oro Suite. Reached by a private staircase, the Vista de Oro lives up to its name commanding a breathtaking view of the Cordillera Central mountain range and the Central Valley skyline. Tiles, individually handmade in hues of ocher and sienna covers the walls and are complemented by rich wood paneling. A series of delicate cabinets stretches the entire length of the room and carefully placed lightning illuminates antique treasures.



The gardens and common areas that weave throughout the hotel overflow with an abundance of tropical plants and flowers and the sound of gently cascading fountains can be heard throughout. A secluded rooftop garden terrace with lawn beds and jacuzzi hot tubs is also available for our guests enjoyment.

The 'gallery' gift shop displays a wide selection of quality Costa Rican handicrafts and is the perfect place to select a special souvenir or simply to browse and enjoy.



Additional services offered by the hotel include:
  • In room satellite TV.
  • Room service
  • Secure, convenient parking
  • Tours and car rentals arranged
  • Currency exchange
  • Direct dial local and international telephones
  • Fax and mail service
  • Laundry service
  • In room safes

Hotel Grano de Oro



Hotel Grano de Oro, Costa Rica Restaurant - Recently chosen by the 'Junta Asesora Gourmet Centroamericana' as one of the top 25 restaurants in Costs Rica, Restaurante Grano de Oro is where Chef Francis Canal has successfully merged Costa Rican tropical food into a European context. With service from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM. Specialty on cocktails, fabulous meals and an array of delicious desserts are served in the charming ambiance of our intimate dining room, adjacent sunroom and tropical courtyard.



Activities - In addition to strolling through the vibrant streets of San Jose, a wide choice of day tours and activities are available, including the following:
  • City tours of San Jose and the surrounding areas
  • Visits to one of the many San Jose museums including the Gold Museum and Jade Museum
  • Tours to a bird zoo, coffee plantation and butterfly farm
  • Nature tours to the nearby rainforest
  • Daytrips to enjoy the islands and beaches of the Pacific coast
  • Whitewater rafting, horseback riding and bicycle tours
  • Volcano tours
Hotel Grano de Oro



Some comments from our guests:

"We've traveled all over the world and never have we stayed in a hotel where the staff and ambiance were so superb! Everyone was so warm and kind. Service went beyond the call of duty! Thanks!" Bob & Lori, London

"Excellent service and great rooms! The staff was warm and friendly and helpful in every way. Charlie & Gisela, Vancouver

"Excellent hotel! Enjoyed ourselves immensely. The staff was outstanding, friendly, courteous and efficient." Marlyn & Paul, Wisconsin

"We had an unforgettable two weeks in Costa Rice. We stayed at four hotels and the Hotel Grano de Oro was, by far, the best! Thank you!" The Casselbenys, Kibesonia, P.A.

"This was absolutely the nicest hotel experience we've ever had! The staff was warm, cheerful and most helpful. Everyone went out of their way to make this a wonderful vacation. The hotel was comfortable and cozy. Thank you!" Bonnie, N.Y.

"Hotel very exquisite, food was great, staff very friendly. Beautiful Hotel!" Michelle, Yukon, CA

The friendly, ever helpful employees of the Hotel and Restaurante Grano de Oro take great pleasure in providing service that ensures your stay will be a truly pleasant and memorable experience.


Rates Range from $145 - $435


Room Types
Standard Rooms
Superior Rooms
Deluxe Rooms
King Deluxe Rooms
Family Suite
Garden Suite
Vista de Oro Suite
Triple or Quadruple
occupancy add:
Infants under 2 - No additional charge
Street Address: Calle 30, Between Ave. 2 & 4, 150 meters
south of Paseo Colon


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