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San Jose Hotels

Hotel Grano de Oro

  • C. 30, Avdas. 2–4 Map It
  • San José
  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Friendly management
  • Top-notch service
  • Superb restaurant


  • Remodeling took away country feel in some areas
  • Far from downtown sights
  • Need taxi to get here

Updated 04/10/2014

Fodor's Review

Two wooden houses have been converted into one of the city's most charming inns, decorated throughout with old photos of the capital and paintings by local artists; head up to your room for the old coffee-plantation feel for which the hotel is known. Each room is different, and although you can't go wrong with any of them, those in the older, 20th-century house are the nicest, especially the Garden Suite, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a private garden. Public

areas have a glitzy elegance. The sumptuous restaurant, run by a French-trained chef, wraps around a lovely indoor patio and bromeliad-filled gardens, and has become one of the capital's premier dining venues. The hotel's sundeck has a view of both the city and the far-off volcanoes. The Grano de Oro is a consistent favorite with posters to forums.

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Hotel Information


C. 30, Avdas. 2–4, San José, 10102, Costa Rica

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/2255–3322; /2221–2782

Hotel Details:

  • 39 rooms, 3 suites
  • No meals

Updated 04/10/2014

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