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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I stayed here with a friend from March 22-24th, the original plan was not to be at this hotel except to sleep, but not every vacation goes as planned. I ended up getting sick that weekend and it ruined the rest of the plans so my review would probably be better had we not spent so much time here. I'd...

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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Victoria, Well as you said your sickness affected your review. That's too bad you had that occur during your travels. Lets just say your Pros section is really good and I thank you for that. I hope on your next trip, it will be a healthy one. Always a bummer to be sick traveling. Thomas

Reviewed 8 April 2014

We stayed here on the last night of our 2-week vacation before flying out early and had a mostly very positive experience. Hot tub and pool were great--hot tub nice and hot! Good location. Room was fine, but we had booked an upstairs room online for $10 more or so, and they put us in a downstairs room. I asked...

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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola Heath M, We have lots of family's stay with us and enjoy the pool and restaurant. I am the person that received your call about the room difference and to be honest I did not even think about you having to spend $100.00 to make up for the difference. My mistake, I apologize, I was just trying to find...

Whitefish, Montana
Reviewed 7 April 2014

We had a great time in Costa Rica, and enjoyed the Hotel Santo Tomas a great deal! The owner, Thomas, was a gracious host, and the hotel was charming, clean, and we felt very safe. The kids had a ball playing in the pool, and we found an amazing corner bakery 3 blocks away. The food in the restaurant is...

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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola 6_Skiers, Wonderful review, Thank You ! Always great to have everyone enjoy themselves and leave with great memories of Costa Rica. That is what we always try to do, let you , relax, recharge and refresh before you leave! Again Great Review , Thank You - Thomas

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here the first and last night of our trip because of its proximity to the airport. It had an authentic Costa Rican look and feel. The staff were helpful and friendly. It was close within walking distance of markets, eateries and bars. We had a great experience here overall. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a...

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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Zabe6, I have many , many clients do what you did and start and end their travels here at the Santo Tomas! We also assist them with all of their tour, travel and car rental needs as well. The rental cars will be delivered right here to the hotel and picked up as well , hows that for service!...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2014

A superb hotel for exploring the city centre, an excellent location for sightseeing and really close to museums, parks, markets and in the middle of the hustle & bustle of downtown San Jose. A lovely colonial styled hotel with a warm Costa Rican hospitality and very helpful staff. An off road gated parking lot is included and a swimming pool...

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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola Shaunt61, Wonderful to know you enjoyed the pool and hot tub at the end of the day. A cold tall, drink at Happy Hours with Adrian the bartender from 3 to 7 is always good! I have many couples stay with us and really enjoy the open garden areas and dinner, by the pool. Again Outstanding Review, Thank You...

Toronto, ON
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here on or first night in San Jose. The hotel has its own gated parking lot which I didn't think much of at first but throughout the night as we heard windows being smashed we were thankful for it. The room was a good size, the bathroom was large, the restaurant was okay, but the...

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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Christine, Great title, love it. I don't really know what you heard , but it sounds strange to me, we don't have riots in the streets here and have never had, not one mass shooting, like some countries are having, sad to say. Yes you are correct we do have an excellent location and we assist many clients with...

San Pedro Sula, Honduras
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Tucked in off of the street is a nice little oasis of hospitality. A European-style hotel the Santo Tomas is a fine place to stay while you are in the city of San Jose. If you rent a car, consider renting it from the hotel - they arrange delivery and pick-up. I spent four nights there while conducting business around...

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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola Carlosfrijoles, Wow , what a nice review. Thank You! It is always my pleasure to assist and all of my staff is trained to do the same. I think , this is one of the nicest reviews I have had in a long time. Great info for travelers searching for a great recommendation! Warmest Regards Thomas

Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 March 2014

This hotel was our starting and ending point for a week long vacation to different parts of Costa Rica. It served its purpose well and had no problems whatsoever. The hotel and room gave us a great feel of Costa Rican culture upon our arrival to this country. The check-in was easy and effortless and the room was modest and...

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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Man , very nice review , Thank You ! We have lots of guests that stay several days and enjoy many of the day tours that are offered from San Jose. This is really the most effective way to see lots of sights easy. The combo tours are a great value, our front door pickup and drop off...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We began our Costa Rica adventure with 3 nights at Hotel Santo Tomas. The rooms were large, vintage, and extremely charming. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We met the owner at breakfast on our last day and had a great conversation. Only downsides are the in-house breakfasts being pretty bland, even for gallo pinto, and the lunch/dinner menu...

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Hola Matt, Great having the both of you stay, we have many couples , that really enjoy the hot tub and tall frosty drinks during happy hours with Adrian the bartender! You must have missed the home made hot sauce my wife makes for the gallo pinto or the salsa Lizano we also have available. Next time, and yes we...

Walla Walla Washington
Reviewed 12 March 2014

My wife and I stayed there for three nights during our visit in Costa Rica. It was a very pleasant stay. The location was quite noisy mostly due to the street traffic and other guests and children having fun in the pool and lounging areas. I understand that and don't hold that against them but it is something that guests...

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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi WallaWalla, Thank You for taking the time to write such a nice review. I have the WiFi problem resolved and am working on the gym equipment and room. Sometimes we have children and sometimes we don't you may have just been here when we had some hypers !!! Yes , we have full , bilingual, 24 hours front desk...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A great downtown location in San Jose, Costa Rica. Hotel Santo Tomas provides free hot cooked to order breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi 10 Mbps, security box, swimming pool, hot Jacuzzi, gym, secure on site parking. Only four blocks from San Jose, Central Avenue and an easy stroll to most local attractions. Offering 30 non smoking rooms and has been newly renovated and expanded. Also available 24/7 : tour, travel & car rental services, currency exchange and laundry for our guests. Come and enjoy our wonderful open air gardens, flowers and covered terraces all to enjoy the volcano views here at Hotel Santo Tomas in San Jose, Costa Rica. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Santo Tomas

Address: Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 meters west of INS Building, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: €60 - €102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Hotel Santo Tomas Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#5 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“Upstairs rooms are nicest!”
 of 5 bubbles 555hilarya, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 30 was quite nice.”
 of 5 bubbles MarineDC2017, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“sqeaky floor boards. Ask for an isolated room if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieG69, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“22 rooms I think. squeaky floorboards so you might want to ask if a secluded room upstairs available.”
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“Room 8 was very spacious with 2 queen beds”
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