Ratings based on 759 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Cincinnati, OH

A very charming place

Posted 15-Jan-2017
Pros: The courtyard restaurant, very friendly people.
Cons: Nothing really. Some rooms have no view.
Location: It is a short hop or nice walk to the center of San Jose. We love the Central market
This is wonderfully charming place close to the center of San Jose. People are very friendly and helpful. We just love the restaurant in and around the central courtyard. Food and drinks are great!
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from London

Central hotel ideal for business and/or pleasure

Posted 23-Dec-2016
San Jose's airport will delay you an hour for customs and another hour to pick up your rental car and drive into the city. After a 10 hour flight you need to find an oasis and this hotel soothes your jagged nerves. Try a cool beer in the bar or two and you quickly forget everything else.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from NJ

Awesome hotel with fantastic amenities!

Posted 20-Dec-2016
Great spot for breakfast and fine dining! Food was outstanding and the wait staff was attentive and cordial. Prices were reasonable. Would definitely stay here again!
4out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Canada

Très bel hotel pour San Jose

Posted 04-Dec-2016
Hotel du genre belle maison d'époque. Beaucoup de végétations. Très propre. Restaurant avec menu et carte des vins très diversifiés. Repas international. Ambience calme. Facile d'accès. Sécuritaire. Petit spa intime. Déjeuner dans cour intérieure, très agréable. Bibliothèque des voyageurs, livres laissés par voyageurs pour consulter.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Southern California

Excellent boutique hotel

Posted 18-Nov-2016
Pros: Very cute and nicely appointed.
Cons: WiFi was weak and occasionally lost connection or was slow to connect.
Location: The National Stadium and downtown are in opposite directions but a 15 to 20 minute walk away.
The Grano de Oro is an excellent boutique hotel. It has an upscale hotel with excellent service and very accommodating staff. The lobby and restaurant are beautiful and the rooms are very nicely appointed. We were in San Jose for a soccer game and the National Stadium is about a 15 minute walk from the hotel. We were told on arriving that the restaurant in the hotel was one of the finest in San Jose. We ate there one night and have no doubt that was correct but understand the very upscale restaurant comes with upscale prices (my wife and I dropped $120 [US] for dinner). If you are comfortable with the cost I definitely recommend it but there are many average priced restaurants near by.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from US

Perfect!

Posted 03-Nov-2016
It was perfect in every way... just too short of a stay
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from US

Wonderful

Posted 29-Oct-2016
Very nice Nice staff Superb food Quiet We can recommend
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Can't fault it!

Posted 05-Oct-2016 on Hotels
Very impressed with the quality of this hotel. Very helpful, kind and friendly staff. Beautifully decorated and lovely restaurant with a terrace in the middle. Food is expensive in Costa Rica but this place is worth every penny.
5out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Miami, Fl

Better Than Expedited

Posted 11-Sep-2016
After spending the week in La Fortune, we drove our rental from our Nayara Hotel so we won't haven't to rush the following morning to catch our 12pm flight. The drive through San Jose proved more trying than expected so when our room was ready before 3pm and we were upgraded to a garden suite, we couldn't have been happier. We rested all day and had dinner in the court yard of the restaurant - the food, service, and even wine recommendation was on point. I highly recommend staying here for any occasion but more so if you just spent a week in the jungles of Costa Rica and aren't looking to have your last moments of vacation spend rushing to make your flight home.
5out of 5
by A verified traveller

Lovely boutique hotel

Posted 05-Sep-2016 on Hotels
Lovely boutique hotel.