Costa Rica: Central Valley

Grano de Oro Hotel

Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis, a sanctuary 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. Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxurious plants at every turn. Spanish tile fountains grace intimate atriums, ensuring that one is never far from the soothing melody of falling water. The entire Hotel is non-smoking.

Standard Room

This room offers cozy quarters with one queen sized bed.

Superior Room

A bit smaller than the deluxe rooms, superior rooms offer one queen sized bed.

Deluxe King Room

The most spacious of the hotel’s four room categories, these offer a king size bed.

Deluxe Room

The deluxe rooms are similar in size to the deluxe king rooms and offer either one or two queen sized beds.

Family Suite

This two room suite comfortably accommodates up to five people. The main room has a queen and a twin bed and a small seating area. The adjoining room has a second queen bed. Each room has its own access to the bathroom.

Garden Suite

Originally the home’s living room, now a spacious suite with a king size bed and large windows opens onto a private tropical garden and patio. The Victorian feeling of the wood paneling and hardwood floor truly takes you back in time.

Vista de Oro Suite

Reached by a private staircase, the Vista de Oro lives up to its name, commanding a breathtaking view of the Central Valley skyline. Tiles, individually handmade in hues of ochre and sienna cover the walls and are 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 savor a glass of champagne and watch the lights of the city twinkle below.


  • Fabulous restaurant on site
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Rooftop Jacuzzis and lush gardens