Hotel Con Corazon

Built around a courtyard with a swimming pool, this pleasant, low-key hotel stands out for its commitment to the local community.

By Erika Jakubassa, Monday, May 17, 2010, 3:55 PM

Hotel Con Corazon

About this Hotel

Price From $48

'Hood The historic center, three blocks from Granada's main square and one block from shop-lined Calle Atravesada. The hotel is surrounded by private homes and close to Xpress, the best language school in town.

The Vibe A pleasant, efficiently run hotel whose friendly bilingual staff is eager to explain what sets this "hotel with a heart" apart from the rest: All profits are donated to educational initiatives at rural schools surrounding the city. The community support doesn't stop there; nearly everything is made by Granada natives, from the bedspreads to the locally grown food served in the restaurant.

Rooms Eight double rooms, six singles, and a two-room family suite ensure the right fit for any traveler. Patchwork bedspreads and framed pictures made by local children liven up the otherwise simple decor. Rooms face a sunny interior courtyard complete with an L-shaped pool, a little thatched-roof bar, a life-size chessboard, and two hammocks for kicking up your feet.

Plus Tree House Travels, the hotel's in-house company, specializes in activities for kids and can also help organize volunteer opportunities.

Minus Noise from the lively nighttime crowd at the poolside bar echoes through the courtyard.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Discover, MC, Visa.

Details Single rooms from $48, doubles from $60, family suite from $95. Rates include breakfast and taxes.