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4.5 out of 5

"Great place to relax, enjoy the pool, sit in hanging swing chairs, appreciate the beautiful scenery, listen to birds, smell the flowers....all so enjo ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Hotel Description

3-star Victorian hotel with outdoor pool

Near the airport

Within 6 miles (10 km) of this Santa Ana hotel, you'll find Multiplaza Mall Escazu and Business Center Forum 1. Momentum Lindora Shopping Center and Terrazas Lindora Shopping Center are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Enjoy the sauna and perks like free self parking. You'll appreciate the area shuttle, coffee shop/café, and terrace.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The 12 guestrooms boast modern comforts like TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities include room service, down comforters, and free local calls.

Standard Triple Room, Garden View

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$32 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Hotel Posada Canal Grande ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Posada Canal Grande

Everyone (10) Family (1)
4 out of 5
clean, friendly, staff on the ball. Water went out one day but could happen anywhere, fixed quickly. All good , I would go back again and plan to. On a little mountain in Piedades de Santa Ana, very quiet for being in active area. Fantastic view of the valley. The 4 Seasons it's not,Maybe A types should move along to Conchal ,Flamingo or Los Suenos in Herradura. BTW, half a mile to 27 ( new road to beach) and if you know the back way to SJO save 30 minutes and mucho traffic and stress.

Posted by on Jul 3, 2019

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5 out of 5
All the staff was very kind and welcoming. Dinner and breakfast were great - pool was refreshing - room was huge! With all that space a couch would have been nice but very clean and comfortable. This was definitely the most beautiful property we stayed at thrughout our trip in costa rica - the landscaping, rooms, furniture all the little details were beautiful!

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019

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4 out of 5
This is a cute, off the beaten path, hotel. It’s tucked away on a hill overlooking beautiful mountains in the background and at night you’ll see the lights of The city. The hotel has a restaurant with a variety of food options (lasagna, burrito, nachos, quesadilla) as well as breakfast. There are beautiful plants and flowers surrounding the place and you can walk around safely. The staff is bilingual and friendly. The room has a television and safe. There is no air conditioning, but with the windows open at night the breeze feels great. We went on our trip in December and the weather was in the 80s during the day and 70s 60s at night. There are no close shops or restaurants, but there is a small grocery store to get water, snacks, drinks etc. if you walk down the hill, take a right, and walk about five minutes. The hotel does have a security gate. We also went on some tours that the hotel arranged for us- La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Irazu volcano. There’s a long list of different tours you can do. Just a warning, during perk tourism the traffic is CRAZY. Be prepared to be in the tour bus for a while. The hotel arranged a taxi to and from the airport. I’ve also heard that people will Uber as well. Overall, great experience!

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 20, 2018 by Heiner

We are more than glad that you are had a great stay, thank you for your detailed review, not even us could have described it better, like always our stall will be willing to make your stay the most enjoyable passible, we would be more than glad to advise activities and interest places to visit. Our restaurant is open for dinner with fresh and local ingredients, every night a complementary welcome drink and free appetizer can be enjoyed at the restaurant, and we appreciate your review.

4 out of 5
Pros: Beautiful setting. Great views. Helpful staff
Great place to relax, enjoy the pool, sit in hanging swing chairs, appreciate the beautiful scenery, listen to birds, smell the flowers....all so enjoyable!

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel

Very comfortable hotel, outside the craziness of San Jose. Luis and staff were very helpful ....great base hotel!

Posted by , from San Diego, CA on Nov 24, 2016

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5 out of 5

Beautiful place and good customer service

Will come back to stay there beautiful place to stay

Posted by on Jun 26, 2016

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5 out of 5

The best secret in San Jose. The staff is wonderfu

The rooms, staff, views, food and costs are all a bargain! Doris and Elizabeth are always hard at work to make this place such a comfortable, and enjoyable.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016

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5 out of 5

A jewel amidst urban chaos

Pros: Attractive architecture, tropical greenery, staff, food on location. Great place to unwind! Much prettier and more charming than the photos.
Cons: I would have liked a better mattress (but I'm 65 and recovering from injuries). I would have liked better reading light.
Location: Because San Jose had no allure for us, we were content to lounge on the unique outdoor wooden "beds" surrounding the pool.
We chose to stay in San Jose briefly before we headed out to other areas of Costa Rica. The drive to our car rental and eventually to the Hotel Posada was a traffic nightmare, but was immediately forgotten when we arrived at our destination. Hotel Posada is a beautiful, peaceful oasis that seems far away from urban influences. Its hillside location is surrounded by lush greenery and is landscaped with flowering plants. Very quiet. Wonderful staff. Very reasonably priced. Great tropical cocktails, not overly sweet (my preference). We enjoyed our brief stay very much and would have liked to stay longer!

Posted by , from Petaluma, CA, USA on May 15, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 26, 2016 by Heiner

We are more than glad that you had a great stay, our staff will be willing to make from your stay the most enjoyable possible, besides the bed lamps you can ask at the front desk for an additional reading lamp, we hope that your great experience encourage this enormous community of travelers to come and enjoy like you did.

5 out of 5

Dental Vacation in Paradise

Pros: The staff was phenomenal. Service was as good if not better then a 5 star resort. Gorgeous environment. Tropical paradise in the middle of the city
Location: Centrally located within Costa Rica. Could easily plan day trips to both sides of the island.
Gorgeous retreat atop of the mountain in Sana Anna Costa Rica. Night views of the city lights. Tropical paradise inside. Wicker beds and swings poolside. EXTREMELY friendly and helpful staff. This is a hidden dream and reasonable in price. Staff will go out of their way to help you with all your needs or questions. Drew out bus route maps to get me wherever I wanted to go. Elizabeth the day manager was great. Helped plan excursions, brought me a fan and a mini refrigerator for my room. The night staff had a fresh brewed pot of coffee waiting for me when I went out early before the kitchen opened. Would DEFINATELY recommend.

Posted by , from NJ on Dec 22, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice place to be

The property was nice and the views were pleasant.

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015

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Property Features

Hotel Posada Canal Grande offers its guests an outdoor pool and a sauna. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A free manager's reception is offered. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at Hotel Posada Canal Grande. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle are available for a fee. Free self parking is available. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. This Victorian Santa Ana hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (21.2 km / 13.2 mi)
  • Train station: San Antonio de Belen Station (9.7 km / 6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle and area shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Posada Canal Grande offers 12 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and complimentary toiletries. Beds feature down comforters. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and bidets. This Santa Ana hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Microwaves, irons/ironing boards, and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave available
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

The hotel hosts a free manager's reception on select days.

Hotel Posada Canal Grande has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a sauna.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

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

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • 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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CRC 8200.0 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: CRC 8100 per pet (varies based on length of stay), plus a deposit of CRC 50000 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 30 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 17 years old.

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 are 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 17 years old.

  • No elevators
  • Minimum guest age is 18


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: CRC $8 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 17400.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CRC 17400.00 (one-way), (up to 11 years old)
  • Pet deposit: CRC 50000 per stay
  • Pet fee: CRC 8100 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CRC 8200.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Posada Canal Grande
  • Hotel Posada Canal Grande Santa Ana
  • Posada Canal Grande
  • Posada Canal Grande Santa Ana

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
*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.