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Hotel Santo Tomas

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | 250 Meters West from INS Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Ranked #8 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
midlifer Cumbria
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Santo Tomas for 3 nights in March. The room was large and had the 3 most important ingredients for us. Comfortable bed, good shower and cool for sleeping. Owner was very hands-on and very much in evidence. Staff helpful and breakfast okay. Hot tub was lovely! Hotel was also nice & quiet. Very nice.

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

Hola Midlifer, Great review, Thank You ! You nailed three of the most important items for most clients. Happy Travels, Warmest Regards: Thomas More

Danville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time staying in a local hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica. We liked the hotel, but it is an older hotel, with all the charms of the passing of time. It also has some of the wrinkles of that time passing. Like everything in San Jose, it was in a crowded neighborhood, and hard to find,... More

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

Hi DigitialRodney, OK review, thank you. Yes we have five different room types to fit most budgets and when you toss in the free breakfast, Free WI-Fi, great location, lovely floral, garden areas, swimming pool and hot tub- Something almost no other downtown hotel have, we turn out to be a really good value , as most other clients have... More

Plymouth
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night on our way out of Costa Rica. Pretty colonial Victorian hotel, professional staff and friendly welcome. Spacious, clean and flawless room with balcony. Two blocks from San Jose center, ideal location for walking in if you choose to do so. Not the nicest looking location; seedy, prostitutes outside etc- but Im sure no worse than any... More

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

Hola Kitty, Spacious, clean and flawless room, Hey that's about as good as it gets. Thank You, Yes: San Jose and the valley is an area of 2.6 million persons and as such there are all types of characters around. Latin America is an interesting place and that is why people travel outside of their normal zone, to have a... More

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose Santo Tomas for only one of the two nights we spent in San Jose, and regretted not booking both nights at this hotel. The hotel felt safe and our room was spacious and clean - good price/quality ratio. Great yard as well!

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

Hola A_Past12, Great short review, I love it - Thank You! Your phrase (good price/quality ratio) Means a great value, something I think most travelers are looking for today. Lots of couples stay here for three or four days, enjoy the hot tub at night and take some of our nice day tours . Again Thank You Thomas More

Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More

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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 More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

Whitefish, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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 More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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!... More

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

Toronto, ON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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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... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Santo Tomas

Also Known As:
Hotel Santo Tomas Costa Rica/San Jose
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
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 and restaurant/bar El Oasis ( Happy Hour 4 to 7 PM Carlos Bartender ) closed on Mondays. 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 
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