Hotel Grano De Oro


Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colón, San José's main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a beautifully converted Victorian mansion.

The 35 rooms are furnished in an old fashioned style with wrought-iron beds and rich damask fabrics in three jewelled colour schemes - navy, burgundy and forest-green. The art and furnishings are handcrafted by Costa Rican artists and no two rooms are alike.


  • Converted Victorian mansion
  • Well placed for sightseeing and museum visits
  • Restaurant serving fine cuisine
  • Friendly, efficient staff
  • Range of day trips and activities



San Jose, Costa Rica

Best time to go

Costa Rica experiences two distinct seasons- a wet season, which lasts from May to mid-November, and a dry season, which lasts from mid-November to April. In any given region, however, the weather is dictated not only by the season, but by elevation and proximity to the sea.

Our thoughts

A lovely boutique hotel housed in a beautifully converted Victorian mansion.

  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace


Restaurante Grano de Oro uses only the freshest ingredients to prepare their French Mediterranean and tropical influenced cuisine. It is their priority to select sustainable fresh local ingredients wherever possible. Responsibly caught fresh fish feature prominently on their menu, enhanced by a variety of delicious sauces, from the simple perfection of a cardamom cream to the Mediterranean influenced fresh tomato based Provencal. The restaurant is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.


There are 12 standard, 4 superior, 6 deluxe patio, 8 deluxe queen and 7 deluxe king rooms, 2 family suite, 1 garden suite and 1 vista de oro suite. All rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans, opening windows, top quality mattresses, pillows and linens, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer, flatscreen TV and free Wi-Fi. All are en-suite and have complimentary toiletries. 

  • Private guided walking tour of San Jose
  • Visit the city’s museums, markets and shops
  • Tour a local coffee farm
  • Rainforest zipline canopy tour
  • Various day tours to the Central Valley
  • White water rafting
  • Massages at the hotel

Children of all ages are welcome.

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