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5.0 out of 5

"The staff were excellent, food fabulous, and our room outstanding!!! " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 18 Mar 2019

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star hotel near Spirogyra Butterfly Garden

City center stay

With a stay at this San Bosco hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Museum of Costa Rican Art and 2 miles (3 km) of Gold Museum (Museo de Oro). National Theater and Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica) are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Dining, fitness center

This Victorian hotel features 2 spa tubs, a fitness center, and a restaurant. Families will appreciate the onsite laundry facilities, kid-friendly dining, and in-room childcare. Relax with a drink at the bar/lounge and enjoy perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free Internet, comfy beds

The 40 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as comfy beds. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include minibars (stocked with some free items) and room service.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$175* Per night/room Jun 6 - Jun 7

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed, Patio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Romantic Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub, City View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite, Multiple Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Hotel Grano de Oro ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Grano de Oro

Everyone (2) Family (1)
5 out of 5
The staff were excellent, food fabulous, and our room outstanding!!!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

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5 out of 5
Old world style hotel and service. You'll feel like royalty.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2018

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel located in quiet area of San Jose

Lovely, charming hotel with an excellent restaurant. Room was immaculate, however rather small. No coffee-maker in room, but coffee/tea is available in the morning in the hotel lobby.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Beautiful & Comfortable

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet, helpful staff
We only stayed here one night before we left San Jose, but it was amazing. The staff were very helpful. They taught us a few phrases we needed to know and told us where we could get our money exchanged. They also gave us a few suggestions on where we could find a good meal. The rooftop hottubs were awesome. We went up there and relaxed and watched the stars. It felt as if we were miles away from the city, yet in the middle of it! There's also an amazing little bakery just down the street! The room was clean and cozy. The area we were in was like being inside a hotel, yet still outside. It's a great place to stay!

Posted by , from Chicago, IL on Mar 17, 2012

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5 out of 5

Best hotel in San Jose

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
The restaurant in the hotel is wonderful. Staff is extremely helpful.

Posted by , from Washington, DC, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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5 out of 5

Absolutely Costa Rica's Best Hotel

Pros: Quiet, architecture, soothing
We have stayed in as well as visited other hotels in CR and nothing compares. We are very critical of a hotel's cleanliness, staff, smell, etc so believe me when I say this place is SPECTACULAR!!! It is exactly what one would expect a nice hotel in this part of the world to be. The rooms are inviting and relaxing as is the rest of the hotel. Bellhops meeting you curbside with umbrellas when it's raining is a small example of the service you will receive. Breakfast in the courtyard is a must. Even if you aren't a millionaire, you'll feel like one before the end of your meal. The atmosphere, food and staff were all top notch. Grano De Oro is a unique and personable hotel unmatched, period.

Posted by , from Miami, FL on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

Hands down one of the best hotels in San Jose

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, extremely clean, great eating area
Upon arriving in Costa Rica, Hotel Grano de Oro was the first hotel my girlfriend and i stayed at. What i thought was going to be a decent place to catch some sleep before we headed north in the morning, turned out to be an amazing place, both modern and historic. The hotel is impeccable, the service - second to none. Though not as centrally located as some option, i found that this was not such a bad thing. A nice quiet evening in one of the two tropical hot tubs, was perfect after a long flight. And then there is the dining... The dining here, though not as traditional as some smaller places closer to the heart of the city, is top notch. Many locals agreed. There is also a great outdoor patio bar for those that want to unwind, which i did not hesitate to take advantage of! The ambiance is beautiful, and an extended awning makes even rainy evenings enjoyable. If you are staying in San Jose for any number of nights, this is a fantastic place. It is a bit of a walk to get to the central part of the city, but i found this enjoyable. Hotel staff will even lend you their umbrella!

Posted by , from New York City on Feb 7, 2011

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5 out of 5

Excellent place to stay while in San Jose

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, secure, excellent english spoken
This is a gorgeous hotel right in downtown San Jose. About 20 minutes from the airport ($25 USD cab ride) and within walking distance (15 min) from the main plaza for shops/market. The staff are excellent. Everyone speaks very good english, very friendly, helpful and make you feel welcome. Security is also good with visible security out front of the hotel after dark (important in San Jose). We stayed two nights in a regular room with a small terrace and loved it. After returning from our coastal vacation we stayed another night in the top floor villa suite. This suite is fantastic and I definitely recommend it for someone who wants to spend the extra money for a memorable night. I highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in San Jose.

Posted by , from Surre, BC on Mar 25, 2012

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 28 March 2020 to 28 May 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Hotel Grano de Oro offers its guests 2 spa tubs and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly Hotel Grano de Oro. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 4-star San Jose hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 1991
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (16.4 km / 10.2 mi)
  • Train station: San Jose Cemetery Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Grano de Oro offers 40 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars (stocked with some free items) and safes. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, and hair dryers. This San Jose hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Stocked minibar (select free items)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Restaurante Grano de Oro - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 spa tubs are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • No elevators
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: CRC 16 for adults and CRC 16 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 26332 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CRC 26332 (one-way)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Hotel Grano de Oro offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.