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San Jose
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We only stayed here one night, but I would come back if I had too. The host/front desk was very friendly. He carried my girlfriends bag upstairs and let us know all that was going on (when breakfast was, etc.). The room was small, but clean and looked great. The bed wasnt too firm nor soft, somewhere in the middle....

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

Hi Wrums, Very nice and well written review - Thank You ! Lots of couples stay here and just chill the first there for four days, a few day trips and a long soak in the hot tub and you are ready for the rest. We assist in all types of travel arrangements , day tours, overnight Tortuguerro, rafting, car...

Toronto
Reviewed 26 February 2014

A good old hotel, reminds one of the high colonial period. The bed was old style, but comfortable. The people at the front were polite, respectful, helpful. Breakfast was tasty. The bathroom was not all that great. But still, for the price, quite a good way to start the vacation.

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

Hola Hamfat, I would have thought you were a southern boy like me , with a TripAdviosr name like that, I love it, as Emeril the famous chef says, pork fat rules! You stayed in one of our economy rooms and they are a bit small, but as you said for the price - Hey!! I have five different room...

Key Largo, Florida
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed here during our week long adventure in Costa Rica back in August of 2013. After flying in and taking a shuttle to the hotel, we arrived at Santo Tomas. The check-in process was easy and we were shown to our room. The room was very spacious, and had all of our needs. The one oddity was that the...

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

Hi Buck, Man you are a great writer, super good review and you really covered all of the bases. I think perspective clients will be able to form a pretty good idea of what the place is like. Yes, you are correct our location is great for seeing the city, taking the many day tours we offer and just chilling,...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We were re-reouted last-minute through San Jose, and stayed at Hotel Santo Tomas in room 27. The hotel was easy to find, the wrought iron gates at the entrance are lovely (as opposed to what another review would have you think), and our room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. There is a great restaurant down the street, the best gallery...

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

Hi, NearlyJen, Very nice review - Thank You, We have many couples and families stay with us and enjoy the nice hot jacuzzi and pool. All of the wrought iron pieces were manufactured and imported from Italy. I did the layout and design and supervised the installation myself, something I am very proud of. Again Thank You for really seeing...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Pros: Pretty good location Awesome pool/hot tub/bar area Bar made great margaritas Solid breakfast Secure parking Cons: Management asks for the tips, I recommend giving the tip directly to the maid if you want them to get it. Bedding seemed greasy/dirty Hard to access parking Visited Aug 2013

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

Hola Beikaaa, Thank You for writing your review. Yes, our location is ideal, especially for taking the many day tours that are offered here from San Jose, we are Happy to assist with any to those arrangements, which someone may desire. Great to know that you enjoyed our Happy Hours from 3 to 7 with Adrian the bartender. Nothing like...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I visited San José, Costa Rica in October 2013 for the first time. I found the Hotel Santo Tomas through Expedia and Orbitz. The hotel is centrally located near down town and is conveniently near the park, restaurants, shopping, businesses and the mall. It's about a five minute walk from the clubs and night life. The hotel is very safe...

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

Hi Eugene C. Hey I remember you , the glasses! My pleasure to assist and I am glad you had a Happy Birthday in the Hotel Santo Tomas. Most oust anding review, totally stands for itself. Thank You very much Thomas

Oakland, California
Reviewed 21 February 2014

The owner, Thomas Douglas, has done a great job developing this hotel just blocks from the absolute center of San Jose. And he has kept the cost very reasonable considering the quality of the accommodations. We had a room on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the lovely pool and jacuzzi and out over the city and up to...

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

Hola SeniorTraveler, Yes, nice views from our balcony rooms and hey, whats wrong with a flight of stairs! Don't over pack that bag to start with any way. Breakfast is free and is designed to get your day started, it is not promoted as an all you can eat buffet. Two Fresh made juices, small fruit plate, toast, jam, eggs...

South Carolina
Reviewed 20 February 2014

We stayed at this hotel when we first arrived while we got a feel for the area. They were extremely helpful in arranging tours. Before checking out we had an entire week planned. We ate at their restaurant our first evening, it was ok at best.

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

Hi JDinSC, Great to know that we were able to plan all of your travels for you while here in Costa Rica. Many times we suggest full travel plans and assist in arranging rental cars ( delivered to the hotel parking lot ! ) and all other day tours, right from the hotels front door!. I personally assist in doing...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Great staff. Decent rooms. Good price. The location is very handy. Parking is available at the hotel stop outside when you arrive and run in and they will open it for you. Hotel owner is great and friendly!

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

Hola EcoGemma, Great having you stay and chat with you in the morning at the breakfast area. Yes that is correct the parking door is located before the restaurant and is a big roll-up silver door. Have your travel companion run in to sign in, while you wait in the car and then the rest is easy ! We also...

Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Good Staff, speak English and the rooms are clean. Good service the kids loved the hot tub. Cost of taxis were cheep through the hotel. This hotel is good for older couples, newly wed couples, singles or family with kids.

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

Hi Gregory, thank you for the kind words and great review. I know that you travel the world as an oil company respresentive and I really appreciate you selecting Hotel Santo Tomas as your San Jose hotel. My staff is more than happy to assist with taxis, day tours, car rentals or just about anything that we can do to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#8 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“We had room #9 which we liked a lot. Another time we had room #2 which was a little noisy (upstairs guest had an early flight...).”
 of 5 bubbles 979dougk, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles JimfromCC, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each of the rooms are very nice, however my favorite rooms are the upstairs units.”
 of 5 bubbles 381eugenec, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Down stairs with exterior hallway entrance”
 of 5 bubbles egil7erik, 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the upper deck”
 of 5 bubbles Paul_Dayton, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
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