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    Hotel Santo Tomas

    Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 meters west of INS Building, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 15 May 2017

    The hotel itself was great - with large, comfortable rooms. The neighborhood...not so great. Be aware/alert when walking around the area (especially after dark). Morning breakfast was good and the little bar across the street was fun.More

    1  Thank Steve P
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 26 May 2017

    Hi Steve, This old home has some really large rooms for just a few dollars more than the economy, which I recommend. San Jose is a big city and as such , just use common sense when walking anywhere in the city , not just...More

    Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

    Stayed in the hotel for a night as a stop off to another location whilst travelling. Instantly had a warm welcome from David quesada who was especially helpful in showing us around the area and taxi bookings ! Would recommend this place to anyone looking...More

    Thank Lucie F
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 26 May 2017

    Hi Lucie, Central location is correct and important, at only 4 blocks from Central Avenue and all the sights. Tour pickup and drop off right in the hotels lobby, how much easier does it get ? Nice and clean are top items in a hotel...More

    Reviewed 11 May 2017

    My first night in San Jose was spent at the legendary del Rey (if debauchery is your cup of tea--then carry-on), but for me, I wanted chill time--quaint and comfort and I found it in spades at Hotel Santo Tomas. An Inn really, with lots...More

    Thank kentwallace
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 26 May 2017

    Hola Kent, That is exactly what we strive to do for our travelers, provide a memorable Costa Rican experience ! Thank you for the kind words for my staff , they are all trained to assist 24/7. That book case has been there now for...More

    Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

    Comfortable, old fashioned place to sleep if you are staying for a few days. Felt like a hotel from tele novela I had to move from one hotel to another and the difference was huge . But santo Tomas offers you a bed to sleep...More

    Thank Islanderi I
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 11 May 2017

    Hi Islanderi, I apologize you did not feel welcome in San Jose, non spanish speaking travelers and those that have very little international travel experience some times feel that way. I saw on your profile , that your travel has really been limited to big...More

    Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

    Stayed 3 nights which is plenty to see San Jose. This is an old building and is a little rough around the edges but the room was comfortable if basic there's a small pool and gym. TV in the romm but we didn't use it....More

    Thank jimnhet
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 11 May 2017

    Hi Jimhet, The hotel has 5 different room types to select from to fit your budget. The economy rooms are the cheapest at 54.00 on the hotels direct website and all include the Free Hot Cooked Breakfast. The original home was built in 1908 ,...More

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    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Breakfast included
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    • US$46 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Jane J
    11 April 2017|
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    Response from gtrot | Reviewed this property |
    If you want a hotel close to the airport (about 15 minutes 5km a bit longer to go back to airport in the morning) but quiet and pleasant try Hotel Aeropuerto . But if downtown is for you I would e-mail Hotel Tomas direct and... More
    8 March 2017|
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    Response from AdvisorHST | Property representative |
    Hi Urber is the best now and there are avaliable 24/7 as well. If you don't feel comfortable with that I have taxis that have been working with me for over 25 years that are always here on time for the transfer. Costa is... More
    TONI M
    Warm Smiles from Tallahassee Florida. I am going to Costa Rica with my 17 year old daughter Spring Break in March 2017. We are ending our Ecoterra Tour on March 13th to be dropped off at the airport in San Jose and from there I have to find my way to lodging and more activities for 2 more nights. I am looking for decent accommodations under $80 a night that will allow us to explore the area to entertain ourselves on the afternoon of the 13th and all day the 14th and get to the airport around 10am on the 15th. This Hotel looks intriguing and seems to point out we can walk to museums and do some trinket shopping safely during the day. I like that point allot. Do you know if a shuttle is available to and from this establishment? We are getting dropped off at the San Jose airport on the 13th around 2pm by Ecoterra and have to find our way to our lodging. I want to explore the San Jose area lightly the last 2 days we are in the Country. Is this location is the best for our needs? My big concern is we don't speak Spanish and will need to get from the San Jose airport and back to the San Jose airport. If the owner of this Hotel is an American Expat, my guess is he could help arrange that for us. I saw some place where it was a $30 fee to shuttle to and from the airport. How does one arrange for it? Can you please help me figure this out? Thanks
    3 January 2017|
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    Response from AdvisorHST | Property representative |
    I want to say thank you to every one that replied to her. Toni , we will be happy to assist you with what ever you need. Our location will provide you with what you are looking for. Cheers ! Thomas
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