Hotel Grano de Oro

Calle 30, Avenida 2 y 4, San José, Costa Rica
Hotel Grano de Oro, Terraza-Restaurante


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Attractive Old World-style hotel occupying a handsomely restored turn-of-the-century mansion in a quiet residential section of San José (a short taxi ride from the National Museum, National Theater and best shopping districts). Antique hardwood floors, tall windows, Oriental rugs and custom-crafted native wood furnishings accent 40 homey lodgings; opt for Vista de Oro Suite or Garden Suite. Rooftop garden terrace with lounge beds and two Jacuzzis; spa treatments available. Restaurant serves excellent meals in a cozy restaurant and adjacent inner courtyard; public areas include a wine bar and lounge. An intimate in-city oasis overseen by a friendly, helpful staff.


The excellent restaurant; the tranquil courtyard; the rambling, historic architecture.


The lack of turndown service.

Good To Know

The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the very charming Museo de Arte Costarricense.

From the Hideaway Report

August 2013 Hideaway Report

San José Lodging Options

The rambling 40-room Hotel Grano de Oro, composed of several buildings based around a historic house, remains the best choice in the center. The richly decorated Vista de Oro Suite impresses with dramatic tilework, oak wainscoting, historic photos and warm wood furnishings. A hot tub overlooks the lights of the city, adjacent to the small wood-paneled bath. The Garden Suite, in the living room of the original ma ...

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Garden Suite, from $370; Vista de Oro Suite, from $540.

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Airport Transfers
Hair Dryer
Hot Tub
Housekeeping Daily
Minibar with Refrigerator
Parking, Complimentary
Parking, Valet
Roll-away/Crib Available
Room Service
Sightseeing Tours
Wireless Internet in Public Areas
Wireless Internet, Complimentary


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