Hotel Grano de Oro
Inside this converted Victorian mansion, guests will find 32 rooms with Italian tile work, wrought-iron beds, and whirlpool tubs. It's tucked away in a quiet corner of San José. But Hotel Grano de Oro is still well within walking distance of cafés, theaters, and shops. Other highlights include the courtyard restaurant (order the macadamia-nut-encrusted sea bass) and the rooftop garden terrace, with twin Jacuzzis.