Hotel Grano de Oro

San José, San José & Central Valley Highlands

Step back in time at Grano de Oro, a converted Victorian mansion built at the turn of the 20th century. Elegant guest rooms honor the property´s past with period furniture, wooden wall paneling, French windows, and ornate details.

Dark wood design runs through the hotel with a coffee bean richness, setting a grand atmosphere for dining at the Grano de Oro restaurant, complete with an award-winning wine cellar with over 165 labels to sip. Head to the jacuzzi terrace for post-exploring relaxation!

Ideal For: city stopover, traditional design, city exploring

  • Why we love it
  • Highlights
  • Sustainability

We love Grano de Oro´s traditional look and boutique feel, with period photographs adorning the walls of little hallways and interior gardens bursting with plants. The property is an original late-20th century house (once the residence of the cookie-producing Pozuelo family!) and you can feel the history in the hotel's details.

With three decades of experience, the great service offered by staff is consistent and Grano de Oro´s downtown location makes it super easy to get out and about in San José.

Hotel Grano de Oro has been awarded four of the five leaves possible in a rigorous sustainability certification managed by the Costa Rica Tourism Board.

The hotel organizes street clean-ups and tree-planting that staff can participate in, as well as contests to see who can save the most electricity and water at home, encouraging employees to produce energy-saving strategies.

In 2003 Grano de Oro’s owners, Eldon and Lori Cooke, started Casa Luz. Now managed by a non-profit association, the project provides a safe space for young women and children who experience abuse and sexual exploitation at home.

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