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Hotel Santo Tomas

3.0 of 5 Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | 250 Meters West from INS Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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Hamilton, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here twice during our visit to Costa Rica: for a few days at the start of our trip, and the last few days before departing. This was our second trip to Costa Rica, but our first with kids (ages 8 and 10). Throughout our travels in Costa Rica we stayed at a number of smaller hotels (i.e. no... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt so lucky to have found this place for our first night in Costa Rica. Located walking distance to historic area, it was originally a family mansion. Our room was spacious with a large bath and a tiny courtyard just outside the door. Breakfast by the pool included a visit with the owner, who gave us invaluable travel advice.... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stays at Santo Tomas. We stayed a few times over the course of our 3+ weeks in Costa Rica. We flew in to San Jose, stayed a few days, went to Tortuguero, came back for another day, explored other areas of the country and made it back for a few more nights before heading home. It was... More 

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

Hola Trvbug72, Wonderful to have such a nice family stay and enjoy the services. We have many families do just what you did and use us as a home base, we have free baggage storage to make it easy to get around , especially for clients staying long periods of time. It's always nice to have guests that truly appreciate... More 

Queens, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were very disappointed with this hotel. The younger man working the reception on our arrival was rude: his attitude made us feel like unwanted guests, and when he finally took us to our room, he simply dropped our suitcase on the floor and left. We were given no information about breakfast, wifi, etc. (The other hotel... More 

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

Hi Carril, From Queens New York, First I have had a meeting already with my employees to reinforce our check in procedure and information given upon arrival. I am not sure what transpired upon your entering the hotel , I do know that sometime travelers , especially during this time of the year have had delays, missed flights and lost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to plan our wedding at this lovely hotel before arriving. We contacted Heidy (wife of Thomas - the owner), who is an attorney and has scheduled or performed many weddings. Everything went off without a hitch. We had family present and the ceremony was performed by the pool area. The grounds are nicely maintained. We wanted something... More 

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

Hola Cliff, What a great experience having you and your new bride stay and marry here on the property. In the past 25 years , my wife has performed many weddings and it is just nice to be able to participate in that ceremony. Looking forward to having you return on one of your anniversaries ! Thank You very much... More 

United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tomas, the owner, an American expat, has lovingly restored this circa1850 mansion with modern pool, hot tub, plumbing and parking in a convenient location for stays in the downtown area. We had a comfortable bed in the least expensive room, quiet with soaring ceilings and period detail everywhere. For a stay in an authentic extravagant 19th c. mansion, it is... More 

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

Hi Mille, The home was built in 1908 and is almost 9000, sq. ft. I have constantly renovated and added on over the past 25 years in operation. I am not sure about the building being flattened by earth quakes, that is really true of Managua, Nicaragua. There are still many historical building around , as you only stayed one... More 

tazgirl64801
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband picked this hotel based on price, reviews, and location. Our best hotel choice this trip. The room includes a breakfast (your choice of about 3 or 4 options). The rate was extremely reasonable for the holidays and location. Everything you need is within walking distance. Thomas is extremely friendly and introduced himself at breakfast our first morning. He... More 

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

Hola Tazgirl, Just to have you call it your best hotel pick on your entire vacation speaks volumes. Your comments are right on the mark I believe and will be most helpful for interested travelers. Great, short , concise and accurate description of the property. I am happy we are able to help with a memorable Costa Rica vacation! Happy... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second time over here. Once again I had a good time. The location is a plus everything is in walking distance. The staff remembered me and was very courteous to me. Thomas the owner is a real nice person. I would recommend staying here again.

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

Hi Emmanuel, How nice it is to have you return and everyone remember you ! Always fun having a chat in the morning over coffee. I love it when our travelers enjoy the location, it really is in a good spot. Looking forward to your next visit . Safe Travels: Thomas More 

Oak Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this on the internet. Originally booked one night but they were able to get us in a day early. Minimum here should be two nights. We had a room with a balcony overlooking the inner courtyard where there is a hot tub and a water slide from the tub into a small well-kept pool. Breakfast is served poolside in... More 

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

Hi Larry, great having you and your wife stay with us. I really enjoyed our time in the breakfast area. Loved your travel stories ( too funny ) and I still learn about new hotels that create all types of different experiences from our clients that travel around the country, helps to keep me up to date. Absolutely great review... More 

British Columbia
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are spacious and clean. Thomas the owner is friendly and helpful. The city and many of its sites is walkable from the hotel. The common areas invite you to sit, have a drink and relax. Nice stay. Instructions regarding taxi's and how to get from the airport to the hotel were detailed and very helpful.

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

Hola Signedup! Thank you for the great review, That word lovely is just so nice! Clean and great location are really important, toss in a Free Hot Cooked breakfast, free high speed reliable Wi-Fi, nice gardens and terraces where to sit , relax, recharge and you are ready to go ! Lots of couples stay with us and we even... More 

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Address: Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | 250 Meters West from INS Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Hotel Santo Tomas Costa Rica/San Jose
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#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#7 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#7 Business Hotel in San Jose

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