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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose

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Arroyo Grande, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely boutique hotel in San Jose! Charming patio with a peaceful waterfall that lulled us to sleep (and helped cover the city noise)! Gracious, helpful staff and comfortable, well equipped room. A pleasure to stay there!

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San Ramon, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel Grano de Oro is an incredible hotel. We stayed there twice in the last month. The rooms are beautiful. To enter the first floor room, you walk through a beautiful indoor garden. The third floor room has its own private garden balcony. The restaurant is designed with beautiful natural wood. It is quite elegant. The food at the restaurant... More 

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United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a very pleasant surprise within what is an otherwise rather ordinary-looking part of San Jose. Everything about the hotel is tasteful and atmospheric, and that includes the lobby area, the elegant restaurant & bar, and the stylish guest rooms themselves. I received an enthusiastic welcome on arrival, and all staff who helped and spoke to me had clearly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed only two days in Grano de Oro, one day at the beginning of our trip and one day at the end of our trip. We were very impressed with the hotel, the staff was very pleasant, warm and welcoming. The first room in which we stayed was very comfortable with a/c, free WiFi and cable... More 

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Chicago, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful, boutique hotel in downtown San Jose. Our room had a lovely garden sitting area, enormous modern bathroom and a bedroom with dark wood embellishments throughout. However, we were most impressed by the courtyard restaurant. We had both dinner and breakfast there, and we were treated to top notch gourmet cuisine and very friendly service. A great place to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This delightful small hotel in an unassuming neighborhood in San Jose is just a short walking distance from the shopping district, museums and sports arena. The staff is friendly, professional and bilingual (they even suffered my poor attempts at Spanish). The initial room we were assigned was quite pleasant but we had a small problem with it and the management... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a planned celebratory trip for my two nieces college graduation. We bookended our coastal visit with our stay at Hotel Grano de Oro. We could not have been more pleased!! We fell in love with this carefully restored mansion, the beautiful greenery & landscaping, the interior courtyards, and the top notch professional & endearing staff. On our final... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel rivals any 5 star hotel anywhere in my travels. The staff is fantastic and accommodating. The cleanliness of the rooms is great. The restaurant is something not to be missed. Linen service and full bar. Unique menu items. Be patient in Costa Rica, their pace is a little slower but worth the wait.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Grano de Oro is a charming hotel in old colonial style. The hotel is one of the best hotels in central San José. It’s located a 10 minute walk from central avenue where “all” the main attractions are located. There is not much to see or do in San José. Many of the guide books tells you to spend... More 

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Bedford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in July 2016 en-route to the tourist areas. After a long flight and an extended day (having started at 4.30am in the UK) we weren't looking for much other than a comfy bed, but we had a very good meal in the restaurant and, as needed, a comfy bed.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A converted Tropical Victorian mansion, the Grano de Oro Boutique hotel offers the warmth and comfort of staying in a private home with all the amenities of a Luxury hotel. Service is paramount and the always smiling staff welcomes guests to their “home away from home” time and again. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose

Address: Calle 30, between avenida 2 y 4, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $166 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Hotel Grano De Oro San Jose Costa Rica
Grano De Oro San Jose
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#1 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#1 Green Hotel in San Jose
#2 Family Hotel in San Jose
#6 Business Hotel in San Jose
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