10 Best Hotels In Granada (Nicaragua) In 2020

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Bradley Williams
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February 20, 2020
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On a tour of Nicaragua, Granada is one of the best places to visit! To help make the most of your stay, here's a look at the 10 best hotels on offer ...
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When addressing where to stay in Granada, there is so much to choose from that you will not be short of choice. With lots of Spanish influence, many of the Granada accommodation styles are regal-looking, colourful and neo-classical in their design.

On the shores of Lake Nicaragua, Granada is a cultural hub with welcoming residents and lots of places for you to stay. There are hostels, hotels and guest houses, all ranging in budget to suit your needs perfectly.

Some accommodations are in the heart of all the action, whereas there are other options which are much more peaceful and more tranquil in their demeanour. Wherever you wish to lay your head during your travels to Granada, there is the ideal accommodation to suit your time there.

Using Booking.com or Agoda for accommodation in Granada?

We use Booking.com and Agoda for almost everywhere we travel to, including Granada! Booking.com in particular was really useful for us when we were in Central America, so we chose to book the majority of our accommodation through this well known site. 

Wherever your next destination is in the world, Booking.com offers a great range of different styles, locations and pricings of accommodation for you to choose from. We book in to our next accommodation through the use of the Booking.com app or website directly, which we generally find really easy to use, offers the best prices and we love the rewards scheme. 

You too, can become a Genius member. All you have to do is make three bookings so that you can be entitled to some fabulous additional perks.

But before you go ahead and book, it’s always worth checking how the prices compare on Agoda as well. That’s why, for every property below, I've gone ahead and confused links to both of these sites. Though their range of properties isn’t as big, Agoda is typically very competitive on price.

Also, they have a unique service called Agoda Cash, which gives you cashback when looking at selected properties. In turn, this can make many hotels cheaper here than Booking.com. We also love how modern their site is, and their recommendations tool that gives you tailored discounts on properties they believe you will like most.

Quick Answer: Top 3 Places To Stay In Granada, Nicaragua

Hotel Real La Merced

Best luxury hotel in Granada

  • Indoor and outdoor pool
  • In-room coffee machine
  • 24 hour reception and tour desk

Hotel Boutique Adela

Best mid range Granada hotel

  • Private, in-room seating area
  • Airport shuttle service available
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool

Boutique Hotel Maharaja

Best budget accommodation in Granada

  • Outdoor swimming book
  • Bike rental hire facilities
  • Airport shuttle transfer available

The Best Accommodation in Granada, Nicaragua: Our 10 Top Picks

1. Hotel Real La Merced - $$$

Best luxury hotel in Granada

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Surrounding a central indoor pool, this luxury hotel in Granada offers impressive views across the city. With free toiletries for you to use, a safety deposit box and a coffee machine in every room, you can relax thoroughly here. 

Use the terrace if you would prefer, and seek assistance for trip planning at the 24 hour reception desk, where tours, meetings and luggage storage can all be arranged for you with ease. Feeling adventurous? Arrange a zip lining trip from this hotel. Want to relax? This is considered by us to be the best area to stay in Granada if you are wanting to discover the Islets of Granada. 

This beautiful hotel is in a great location if you are looking to spend large amounts of time on Lake Nicaragua, as it is situated just a 5 minute drive away.

Special Features:

  • Indoor and outdoor pool
  • In-room coffee machine
  • 24 hour reception and tour desk

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2. Hotel Plaza Colon - $$$

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With its very own rainforest, this is certainly what we consider to be one of the best hotels to stay in throughout Granada. With an outdoor pool, bar and impressive artwork, guests can take all the time they need to relax and unwind. 

Luxury is at the heart of this 5 star hotel in Granada, with flat-screen televisions, bathrobes and free toiletries included within the price of every room. Use the 24 hour reception desk for any questions or activity planning help you may require, and there is free car parking for you, too.

Just over 20 miles away from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, transfer links are easy. Travel to Managua in around 26 miles or El Rosario in under 22 miles from this great location.

Special Features:

  • Rainforest Alliance Certified hotel
  • Only biodegradable products used
  • Admire Nicaraguan artwork around the hotel

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3. Casa Xanadu - $$$

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For a relaxed approach to luxury hotels in Granada, this Casa really does make you feel at home. With its unique and brightly coloured decor, it has everything you need for a very comfortable stay.

Offering guests the opportunity of using the outdoor pool and garden, there is also a bike hire service so that you can explore the area on two wheels. Additional extras include a barbeque, airport transfers and two different styles of breakfast.

With a 24 hour front desk, you can gain assistance arranging any activities you may want to do, and enjoy the company of others in the shared kitchen. For a Granada homestay feel with a luxurious feel, this is a great place to take a family and book a family room for your time here.

Special Features:

  • Family rooms available for family or friends
  • Seasonal outdoor swimming pool
  • Bike hire service at this hotel

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4. Hotel Boutique Adela - $$

Best mid range Granada hotel

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For a 4 star hotel in Granada, there are few more well appointed than this one. With a private garden, terrace, indoor and outdoor swimming pools for you to enjoy, there is absolutely everything you need here.

Situated less than 12 miles away from the Mombacho Volcano, you are within easy travel distance of the main attractions of the area should you choose to stay at this Granada boutique hotel. Use the hotel’s airport shuttle service from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport to travel the 33.6 miles journey easily.

Each room has its own bathroom, desk, flat-screen TV, seating area and if you want a room with a pool view, all you need to do is ask! Relax thoroughly at this light, bright and airy hotel on the edge of town.

Read our full review of Hotel Boutique Adela here

Special Features:

  • Private, in-room seating area
  • Airport shuttle service available
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool

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5. Hotel Dario - $$

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A 5 star hotel in Granada filled with opulence and style, in a central location near the main attractions of Granada. Wake up to views of Granada’s magnificent cathedral in your spacious room.

Relax on the balcony, in the outdoor swimming pool or in the a la carte restaurant when you aren’t out exploring the region. Almost within touching distance of Mombacho Volcano and only half a mile from Lake Nicaragua, you can do so much during your stay. Take a stroll through Central Park at a leisurely pace as it is only 5 minutes away from this luxury hotel in Granada.

Use the 24 hour reception and concierge service for any additional needs you may have. Remember to ask about the airport shuttle service and then head straight to the in-house bar to celebrate your arrival.

Special Features:

  • On-site a la carte restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 24 hour reception and concierge

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6. Hotel Jardin de Granada - $$

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Just over 11 miles away from the Mombacho Volcano sits the impeccable accommodation in Granada, affectionately known as the Hotel Jardin de Granada. With extensive additional features, including a restaurant, bar and outdoor pool, it has everything you need for a brilliant stay.

With air conditioning in each room, as well as private bathrooms and private patio areas, you can fully relax during your stay in this fabulous Granada accommodation. Alternatively, you can socialise on the sun terrace or restaurant to meet other guests if you choose.

Under 33 miles away from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, an airport shuttle service is included in your price. There’s also a 24 hour reception and tour booking service so you can get the most out of your trip to Granada and explore the area as much as you can.

Special Features:

  • Private patio and shared sun terrace
  • Paid airport shuttle service included
  • Outdoor pool, bar and restaurant on-site

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7. Hotel La Mar Dulce - $$

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This 4 star hotel in Granada is a 5 minute drive from Lake Nicaragua and Central Park is 10 minutes walk. It’s a colourful accommodation in Granada with a relaxed atmosphere, where you can use the terrace to unwind after exploring.

Every room has its own balcony, minibar, safety deposit box, desk and flat-screen TV so you can make the most of some alone time in your room. Or you can head out to the wide array of local restaurants just 350 yards away.

If you hire a car, you will be pleased to learn that there is free car parking here and if you need to communicate with home or get some work done, laptops can be hired. La Polvora Fortress, National Baseball Stadium and San Francisco Museum are all within walking distance for you to explore easily.

Special Features:

  • Swimming pool
  • Laptop hire facility
  • Free breakfast

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8. Boutique Hotel Maharaja - $

Best budget accommodation in Granada

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Filled with the warm and welcoming colours of India, this Granada boutique hotel is located along the main tourist trail. Under 34 miles from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, you can use the airport shuttle facility to assist your arrival and departure.

There is an outdoor swimming pool and a tour desk for you to be able to book any trips you want to do during your stay here. Take advantage of the bike hire facilities as a fun way to explore Granada itself and give your feet a rest.

Each room has its own balcony with a view looking over the pool and you will also have a private bathroom. Use the free WiFi, desk and flat screen TV in your room to catch up with the rest of the world after a long day exploring.

Special Features:

  • Outdoor swimming book
  • Bike rental hire facilities
  • Airport shuttle transfer available

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9. Hostal Azul - $

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Looking for rooms in Granada but on a tight budget? No problem! This hostel style accommodation in Granada has plenty of amenities, entertainment and comfortable facilities.

Mix with the other guests at the bar, in the garden or relaxing in the shared lounge. You might even learn how to cook some new dishes in a shared kitchen. Breakfast is catered for though, whether you prefer a veggie start to the day or a meatier approach.

Use the airport shuttle service from Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport, helping you to arrive at this cheap hotel in Granada easily. Enjoy bike rides, hiking and exploring the local area, either solo or with new friends. The airport is less than 34 miles away and Mombacho Volcano is 25.5 miles.

Special Features:

  • Free breakfast - Meat or veggie
  • Airport transfer shuttle option
  • Bar, garden and shared lounge

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10. Selina Granada - $

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Yellow, blue and red are the colours you will be greeted by as you arrive at this Granada budget hotel. Inside however, it is tranquil, minimalistic and immaculately clean. Every room is air conditioned, with its own bathroom and WiFi is available in your room.

Use the tour desk to help you plan whatever it is that you think will make your stay in Granada more memorable. The staff here are only too happy to help. On Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, every week, there is a party that you are welcome to attend as a guest.

Augusto Cesar Sandino International Airport is around 20 miles away, so it is not far for you to get to and from. Visit Managua in 26 miles distance or El Rosario which is under 22 miles away, during your time here.

Special Features:

  • Private bathroom for each room
  • Three parties each week
  • Tour desk for planning activities

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What are the best places to visit in Granada?

There are plenty of things to do during your stay in Granada. You could:

  • Head to the cathedral - Marvel at its beauty from the outside, the inside at no added cost; and if you’re feeling really brave, you can view it from above, too.
  • Take a stroll around the Main Plaza - Enjoying the varied selection of market stalls, places to relax, see the water fountains and there’s even a few places for you to enjoy some food and drink.
  • Masaya Volcano - Explore the magma as it burns vivid red and smoulders away. Some may think this is a strange suggestion and want to keep well clear, but at night this is absolutely mesmerising. You won’t want to stay close to it for too long - the sulphurous smell is not ideal!
  • Roam the streets - Check out the architecture and colour of all of the Colonial style buildings hidden in and around Granada.
  • Explore the hundreds of tiny islands that make up the Islets of Granada - Take a boat or even a kayak and head off onto Lake Nicaragua for a day of exploring.
  • Learn some Spanish - Feeling more academic than adventurous? Why not spend some time learning Spanish of one variety or another in a language school here?

For more inspiration, check out our post on the best things to do in Granada.

When figuring out where to stay in Granada, you will be pleased to learn that there are endless accommodation options for you to explore. With everything from luxury hotels to shared rooms in a hostel, nothing seems overpriced here. 

Find accommodation in Granada where you will feel most at home, most comfortable and where it is closest to everything you want to discover during your stay. 

Guaranteed whatever accommodation you choose, you will be welcomed warmly, as all of the staff we came into contact with during our time in Granada could not do enough to help us.