Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis in the heart of the city. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the 40-room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxurious plants at every turn. Service is paramount and the perpetually smiling staff of the Hotel Grano de Oro welcome guests to their “home away from home” time and again. Located 20 minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from the domestic airport, this San José hotel is ideally located for exploring San José, it’s museums and other local sites as well as for enjoying a host of day trips to the rainforest, volcanoes or experiencing the thrill of white water rafting.
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The most economical of the categories, Standard rooms offer the experience of staying in a cozy guest bedroom of a turn of the century mansion, with the luxuries of a fine hotel. The Standard rooms offer a pillow-top queen bed and the same excellent amenities as all the other classes of rooms.
Superior rooms are slightly larger than the Standard rooms and also offer a pillow-top queen size bed with fine linens. The Superior suite also includes all the perfect amenities needed to make your stay comfortable. All rooms have tables at which to enjoy room service or plan your excursions of the city.
Deluxe Queen rooms offer luxurious Simmons pillow-top queen size mattresses and fine luxury linens. Each room has a table and chairs to enjoy room service. You will enjoy the old world feel of a tropical Victorian mansion.
The most popular room category, Deluxe King rooms offer luxurious Simmons pillow-top king size mattresses and fine luxury linens.
The family suite is a two room suite with an adjoining shared bath. The main room contains one queen bed and one twin bed and the adjoining room has one queen bed. Each room has its own flat screen TV. This Suite comfortably accommodates 5 people.
As you enter through the arched doorway of this luxurious suite you are immediately taken back in time. Once the original living room of this converted mansion it offers a beautiful tropical private garden, spacious seating area and a king size brass bed.
The signature suite, reached by a private staircase, the Vista de Oro lives up to its name commanding a breathtaking view of the Central Valley skyline. The suite reflects the turn of the century style of the original home with handmade tiles in hues of ochre and sienna, complemented by rich wood paneling. The suite’s living area is stylishly furnished with exquisite antiques and a luxurious king size bed. A large in-room Jacuzzi is the ideal vantage point from which to savour a glass of champagne and watch the lights of the city twinkle below.
Restaurante Grano de Oro merges Costa Rican tropical with European cuisine under the expertise of French-trained Chef Francis Canal. Once a simple cafe, this restaurant has evolved into one of San Jose's finest dining establishments, frequented by locals and tourists alike. Specialty cocktails, classically presented dishes and delicious desserts are served in the charming ambiance of an intimate dining room and elegant courtyard. Friendly, bilingual waiters serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The restaurant, patio, and bar are non-smoking.
Guests delight in the tranquil ambiance of tropical plants and flowers found throughout the hotel. Additionally, a rooftop garden terrace with lawn beds and Jacuzzi provides blissful, secluded lounging. The Gallery gift shop displaying quality Costa Rican handicrafts is the perfect place to browse for that special souvenir of Costa Rica.