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If you’re considering visiting Granada in Nicaragua, you’ve chosen a great place to stay. It’s an excellent place for digital nomads, adventure seekers, and those who want to relax; with that comes beautiful facilities, great cafes, co-working spaces, and unique hotels.

I visited Granada when I was traveling 1 month throughout Nicaragua. And I must say, Granada is my favorite Nicaraguan city. I also took my time to find the best hotels and hostels for you.

So, I’ve created this list of the best places to stay for you from my experience. I visited most of them, spoke to the staff, and compared their services. Ready to explore the best hotels in Granada? Let’s do it.

My Top 3 Hotel Picks For Granada

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Best overall hotel in Granada Nicaragua for all types of travelers.

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where to stay in Granada Nicaragua Selina Granada Hotel


Best hotel for digital nomads and backpackers to connect with others.

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Best luxury and boutique hotel in Granada Nicaragua.

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List Of The Best Hotels In Granada

Each of these hotels is unique, offers excellent services, and is worth staying in.

Some are great for digital nomads, others are luxury boutique hotels, and some have a special touch and super friendly staff that makes your stay comfortable and make you feel welcome.

I’m sure one will perfectly fit your preferences. Check out the list of the 11 best hotels in Granada, Nicaragua below:

1. Boutique Hotel Secret Garden
2. Hotel Plaza Colon
3. Hotel Boutique Adela
4. Hotel Plaza Marbella
5. Selina Granada
6. Tribal Hotel
7. Hotel Con Corazon
8. Casa Bubu Guest House
9. Boutique Hotel Maharaja
10. El Arca De Noe
11. Hostal Azul

1. Boutique Hotel Secret Garden Granada

As the name (Secret Garden) suggests, this hotel is a real hidden gem of Granada. It’s slightly off the city center, but still a short walking distance. You’ll feel how much the owner loves the place and cares about every detail.

Once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a friendly staff ready to answer all your questions and help you organize activities in and around the city.

This boutique hotel has an amazing swimming pool to cool off and free bikes you can take to explore the city. Breakfast is Nicaraguan or Intercontinental style. And they can also prepare a vegetarian version for you.

This is one of the best hotels I’ve experienced in Nicaragua, and you’ll love staying here.

Facilities & Offers:

✅ Free bikes to use
✅ Swimming pool
✅ Garden
✅ Shared lounge
✅ Vegetarian meals
✅ Airport shuttle

Book your stay at Boutique Hotel Secret Garden here

2. Hotel Plaza Colon

Hotel Plaza Colon is a fantastic hotel located in Central Park in Granada. It’s a 4* hotel with all the amenities you need for your perfect stay.

I loved their stylish rooms with a swimming pool in the middle. It’s very quiet, despite the location in the city center. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, which is a big plus in Nicaragua.

Breakfast is included in the room price. You can enjoy International/American style or try local Nicaraguan breakfast (gallo pinto, tortillas, eggs). They also offer a room service.

Hotel Plaza Colon is particularly great for couples to disconnect and travelers who want to enjoy some luxury while traveling.

Right next to the hotel is the famous coffee chain Casa de Cafe. So you can enjoy delicious Nicaraguan coffee with stunning views of the cathedral.

Facilities & Offers

✅ Central location
Stylish rooms with air-conditioning
Breakfast included
✅ Room service
Laundry services

Book your stay at Hotel Plaza Colon here.

where to stay in Granada Nicaragua Hotel Plaza Colon
Nicaragua Hotel Plaza Colon

3. Hotel Boutique Adela

My favorite thing about this boutique hotel is its stunning garden and outdoor swimming pool. It feels like you’re staying in nature with high-end facilities. It’s in the center, yet the hotel is like a relaxing oasis, very quiet.

The staff is welcoming and ready to help you organize excursions and activities in Granada.
Rooms are stylish with air-conditioning and well-equipped, and many have direct access to the garden with the swimming pool.

You’ll enjoy American breakfast, and the best part is their fresh juices. Absolutely delicious.

Facilities & Offers

✅ High-end facilities
✅ Rooms with air-conditioning
✅ Excursions and activities
✅ Garden with a swimming pool
✅ Breakfast included

Book your stay at Hotel Boutique Adela here.

4. Hotel Plaza Marbella Granada

Hotel Plaza Marbella feels like a little city inside Granada. It has beautiful rooms with views of its patio with palm trees and many plants. You can use their swimming pool, kitchenette, or seating area to meet new travelers. The kitchenette has a toaster, microwave, and a coffee machine for your use.

Rooms are comfortable and air-conditioned, with a couch, balcony, and free toiletries. You’ll for sure feel at home.

It also has an on-site restaurant where you can try local and international dishes.
The staff is friendly and can organize excursions to Masaya Volcano for you.

Facilities & Offers

✅ Swimming pool
✅ Rooms with air-conditioning
✅ Kitchinette with a toaster & coffee machine
✅ On-site restaurants

Book your stay at Hotel Plaza Marbella here.

where to stay in Granada Nicaragua Selina Granada Hotel
Selina Granada Hotel

5. Selina Granada

Selina Granada is hands down the best hotel for digital nomads and adventure seekers. It has beautiful premises, a co-working space, an interesting weekly program, and the staff is happy to organize excursions for you.

What I particularly love about this hotel is its weekly program. Daily yoga classes, fitness classes, a pool party, brunch, free walking tour, welcome drink, DJ session, or a karaoke night… you can enjoy most of these activities free of charge.

The hotel has a spa room, too. So, get a massagechoco or aroma therapy, and more. Every single one has a different spa program.

With that said, you’ll never get bored in this hotel. If you travel solo, this is the best place to meet new friends in Granada, Nicaragua.

Facilities & Offers

Kitchen to use
Weekly program
Wellness/Spa Room with a daily program
Co-working space

Book your stay at Selina Granada by clicking this link.

Selina Granada Hotel
Selina Granada Hotel

6. Tribal Hotel

Tribal Hotel is one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Granada. I love the wooden style of this hotel, its Moroccan lanterns, and Thai fabrics. A beautiful tropical garden with a pool in the middle will greet you when you enter.

It has been officially rated as the best boutique hotel in all of Nicaragua by the Conde Nast Traveler.

You can relax on their cabana-style beds, read a magazine in their beautiful lounge, or enjoy cocktails and tapas.

Their rooms are hidden between the palms, giving you as much privacy as needed. Each room also has a little terrace. They’re equipped with everything you need for your amazing stay, including air-conditioning.

Facilities & Offers

Rooms with air-conditioning
Safety box
Laundry services
Airport transfer

Book your stay at Hotel Tribal here.

where to stay in Granada Nicaragua Hotel Tribal
Hotel Tribal

7. Hotel Con Corazon

You can see why this hotel is named ‘Con Corazon.’ Because the personal touch and services from the staff are exceptional, they’re welcoming you with their heart (con Corazon in Spanish). They are ready to make your vacation unforgettable. This hotel has one of the friendliest people I’ve met in Nicaragua.

Rooms are air-conditioned, with a TV and everything you need. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, too.

You can rent a bike, play chess and darts, or hang out in their bar and enjoy delicious juices and drinks.

The hotel also has a gift shop, in which you can buy handmade products – great for souvenir shopping.

Facilities & Offers

✅ Welcoming staff
✅ Rooms with air-conditioning
✅ Swimming pool
✅ Bike rental
✅ Chess and darts
✅ Gift shop

Book your stay at Hotel Con Corazon by clicking this link.

8. Casa Bubu Guest

I love the style of Casa Bubu. It’s traditional yet modern with a touch of local colonial things. It’s one of the most beautiful guest houses, and it feels very cozy everywhere you go.

The guest house has a swimming pool with a patio with many plants.

The staff is super friendly, can organize excursions for you, and will help you with activities in Granada. You can also rent a car at the property.

A la Carte breakfast is included, local or continental, and they gave vegetarian options, too.

There is also a dining area where you can prepare your food and use the coffee machine, fridge, and toaster.

Facilities & Offers

✅ Friendly staff
✅ Swimming pool
✅ Dining area
✅ Car rental

Book your stay at Casa Bubu Guest House here.

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9. Boutique Hotel Maharaja

This peaceful hotel, located in the center of Granada, offers all guests a special touch. The owner takes care of each client and makes you feel at home.

Each room has comfortable beds, and I love it. It also has a desk to work or leave your stuff there.

It has a small swimming pool and a patio, where you can relax. The hotel will also exchange currency for you if you need it.

Facilities & Offers

✅ Small swimming pool
✅ Money exchange place

Book your stay at Boutique Hotel Maharaja here.

10. El Arca De Noe

This simple hotel has 2 main advantages – the hammocks in the courtyard that you can use and a free historical tour of the city.

The owners are super friendly and helpful. They’ll help you with everything you need and even give you a historical tour of Granada if you’re up for it.

Their rooms are simple yet offer everything you need as a budget traveler. The best part is the hanging hammocks, where you can relax and read a book.

The breakfast is included in the price, and they also offer transportation services.

Facilities & Offers

✅ Free historical tour of the city
✅ Hammocks in the courtyard
✅ Breakfast included
✅ Transportation services

Book your stay at El Arca de Noe here.

Nicaragua itinerary 7 days Granada
Granada & Cafe de las Sonrisas

11. Hostal Azul

I loved the atmosphere of Hostal Azul. It’s one of the best places to stay in Granada for all backpackers on a budget. Their facilities are super clean, the atmosphere is great, the staff is amazing, and it has chilled vibes.

Hostal Azul has dormitories for backpackers and a few double rooms for couples. It has two bathrooms and a beautiful patio to enjoy hammocks and socialize. Breakfast is included for everyone – you can choose from 2 options, one sweet and the other sour.

None of the rooms has air conditioning, and the showers only have cold water. But this is usual in Nicaragua. So, if you want air conditioning and a hot shower, you must look for a mid-range or luxury hotel.

They give you a welcome drink in the evening after your arrival. This is a great chance to connect, chat, and play games with other travelers.

Facilities & Offers

Welcome drink
Playing games with others
Breakfast included in the price 

Book your stay at Hostal Azul by clicking this link.

Practical Tips For Visiting Granada Nicaragua

To help you make your stay perfect and understand the city, I’ve also got some tips for you. See how long you should stay, what to do in Granada and the best time to visit the city.

How Many Days Should You Spend In Granada Nicaragua?

I recommend spending 2 to 4 days in Granada, Nicaragua. It just depends on what you want to do. If you only want to spend some time in the city and relax, 2 days would be enough. If you want to do a few day trips and excursions from the city, spend 4 days in Granada.

2 days are enough in Granada just to explore the city.

Spend 4 days to make day trips and excursions such as Masaya Volcano and market, Laguna Apoyo, Las Isletas, and Mombacho Volcano.

Best Time To Visit Granada Nicaragua

The best Time To Visit Granada in Nicaragua is from December until April. It’s officially the dry season in Nicaragua. This country has only 2 seasons: the dry and rainy seasons. The dry season is the best time to visit because it’s barely raining, the temperatures are pleasant, and it’s very convenient to travel.

Temperatures range between 27°C/80°F to 35°C/95°F. It can get boiling, so pack accordingly. Always use sunscreen, cover your head, and try to stay inside between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to enjoy the city without sweating.

The rainy season is from the end of April until November in Nicaragua.

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Granada & Cafe de las Sonrisas

What To Do In Granada Nicaragua

Granada is my favorite city in Nicaragua, mainly because of its beauty and endless activities and excursions it offers. So you won’t be bored for sure. I’d spend 4 days to enjoy everything it offers.

To help you plan your stay, these are the best things you can do in Granada:

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Mercedesfor the best city views
Cafe de las Sonrisashandmade hammocks & cafe where you can communicate with deaf people
Chocolate Museumlearn about the chocolate production and taste some
Enjoy the vibe on Calle La Calzadaa lively street full of cafes and restaurants
Las Isletasstunning islands around Granada full of wildlife and luxury houses
Promenade on the Lake Cocilboca
Masaya Volcanoexcursion to an active volcano with visible lava
Laguna Apoyo
Mombacho Volcano

Granada & Masaya Volcano lava
Granada & Masaya Volcano lava

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I’ve also answered some of the most popular questions. Check the answers below.

What Is The Best Part Of Granada To Stay In?

The best part of Granada is the central park and around, Calle La Calzada, and the promenade of Lake Cocilboca. It’s the main city center that offers many cute shops, restaurants, and a cafeteria with a great vibe.

What Is The Main Square In Granada Nicaragua?

The main square in Granada is the Central Park Square. It has a great cafeteria called Casa del Cafe, great markets for souvenir shopping, and the stunning colonial Cathedral La Mercedes. Sometimes people can prepare local dishes for you in the park.

What is the main street in Granada, Nicaragua?

The main street in Granada is called Calle de La Calzada, with many restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops and a great vibe.

WRAP-UP: Where To Stay In Granada Nicaragua

These are the best hotels I recommend you for staying in Granada. Each has great staff and a bit of luxury, and you’ll feel welcomed, safe, and comfortable. I visited most of them, and I’m sure you’ll love one of your choices.

If you have any questions or need a customized travel itinerary, contact me at info(at)voicesoftravel.com. I’ll gladly help you.

Happy Stay In Granada!

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About the author: Nicoletta is a travel enthusiast and passionate language learner. While traveling, she loves to connect with locals using her language skills to learn about new cultures. Look for her skiing, hiking in the mountains, or exploring new destinations as she designs travel itineraries for her clients.

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