Grano de Oro

Location: Central Valley & Highlands | Costa Rica

Price guide: $$$$$ $100-$200 per person per night

A converted Victorian mansion house, Grano de Oro flaunts classic colonial elegance. The hotel serves as a charming pit-stop if you’re en route to more remote parts of the country, or going to or from the airport. Acclaimed for its gourmet restaurant, dining here is a treat in itself.

Perfect forAll ages, and culture buffs looking for rustic colonial charm.
In the knowDon't miss the restaurant - a real highlight for locals and visitor alike!

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Family-friendly
  • Service & Hospitality

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Grano de Oro sits just off Paseo Colon in San Jose, in a convenient central location. 

Rooms at Grano de Oro

The unique rooms line the corridors of Grano de Oro, each incorporating period furniture and some of the original features from its former mansion house days. The most exclusive rooms include the signature suite, which is accessible via private staircase only and houses its own Jacuzzi, while the garden suite – once the living room of the house - has its own private tropical garden.

Food & drink

Fast becoming San Jose’s top restaurant, the fabulous Restaurante Grano fuses Costa Rican and European flavours to create culinary masterpieces. Set within an attractive courtyard, the open dining terrace is particularly charming, coloured by tropical plants, greenery and fairy lights.


Unwind in a hot tub or pamper yourself with a soothing massage. 

Activities at Grano de Oro

The central location makes the hotel a great spot for those wanting to explore the museums, markets and streets of downtown San Jose. Alternatively take a day trip to Poas Volcano, or head into the canopy for adventure-fuelled activities such as aerial trams and white water rafting.

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Hotel location

Grano de Oro is a 30-minute drive from San Jose airport.

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