Ratings based on 796 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
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from MA

Boutique hotel in heart of San Jose, Costa Rica.

Posted 07-Jul-2017
Hotel was quaint, with much historical value. Some common areas in need of attention. Staff and management extremely attentive and welcoming. Manager left us personal note and departing gift! Restaurant food and service excellent, a tad pricey but we'll worth it. Room accommodations lovely. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 26-Jun-2017
We greatly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Grano de Oro.
Comment from Hotel Management
01-Jul-2017 by Ivannia Pérez P. , Hotel Management
Thank you! Hope you can come back in the future :)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from uvita

Beautiful hotel within safe walking distance to a

Posted 02-Jun-2017
Pros: Reminds me of New Orleans.
Location: Within walking distance to the San Juan de Dios Hospital where we visited a friend. Very close to the Brazilian Embassy where we needed to apply for
Beautiful hotel with a nice comfortable feel. Employees exceptionally kind and helpful.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Lots of Character

Posted 13-May-2017
Cool building. Friendly staff. Very good food. Rooms small with sliding bathroom door so no privacy. Was fine for short stay but wouldn't do more than day or two.
5 out of 5
by Leesa

Posted 19-Apr-2017 on Hotels
Perfect hotel for a visit to San Jose. Lovely room, welcoming staff and delicious meals.
5 out of 5
by Rimma

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 16-Apr-2017 on Hotels
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from St. Paul, MN

Wow, what an incredible stay!

Posted 15-Apr-2017
Pros: Everything, everything. I cannot think of a way they could have treated us better. I'll tell my wife's siblings to go here when they come to CR.
Cons: How can you improve on pure bliss? Next year, we are coming back here!
Location: Museums and such nearby, take a cab as cabs are very reasonable in San Jose. Restaurant at the hotel is reputed to be best in the city. I believe it.
What a gem, the Hotel Grano de Oro was! We tied this into our plane booking (at my wife's prompting, more on that in a moment), and am so glad we chose this place! My wife suggested as we would be flying most of the day, perhaps we could find a place in San Jose and just call it an early day once we landed. We got to the hotel early evening, were greeted warmly. Once you walk in, the hotel is inviting, comforting, and enveloping. Check-in was a breeze, and while our bags were taken up, we got a nice drink at the bar. We enjoyed our drinks, then made a dinner reservation, retiring to our room before dinner. I do believe we got an upgrade on the room, as the room was grander than we expected. After a short nap and shower went to dinner. Of a choice to eat in courtyard or the dining room, we ate in the courtyard. Lovely dinner, lovely service, and excellent wine. I honestly forgot what we had for desert, however I do recall that feeling of bliss one gets when everything is just right. Retiring up to the room, the bed was quite comforting and slept soundly. Even though we had a room on the exterior I could not hear any city noise. Nice wood floor and ceiling of a wood native to Costa Rica and done in a dark coffee stain. Very classy, and when we go back, I will ask if this same room is available. At breakfast sat in the dining room, and had wonderful breakfasts. The staff coddled us. Next year, two or three days here, wife and I agreed.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from New York NY

Centrally Located Hotel

Posted 05-Apr-2017
Pros: Location and the restaurant.
Location: Easy walking distance to downtown.
The location within walking distance to downtown is excellent. The historic building the hotel is in is very beautiful and the restaurant is superb. If there is one negative about the hotel it is that the rooms are a bit small and could use some seating.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Las Vegas, NV

Very nice and convenient location.

Posted 26-Mar-2017
Extremely noisy the room above ours! There was a family with children running and jumping up to midnight when we called the front desk to complaint about it!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great hotel in downtown San Jose

Posted 22-Mar-2017
Had another fabulous experience. First stayed here on honeymoon 15 years ago and took our kids on the way home from Spring Break, just as charming as I remembered