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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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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Savannah, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just stayed at this charming place for three nights. All of the great reviews are spot on! From Tomas the owner, to the very friendly, helpful, professional staff who helped me with everything from taxis to medical appointments, and many things in between, kudos to you all for getting things as close to perfect as one can get! The... More

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the strongest measures of a great establishment is the longevity of employment of the people who staff the place. Mauricio, Miguel, Jose, and Omar have all been there for years. Each time I return, they recognize me by name and make me feel at home. And the Hotel Santo Tomas is my home in Costa Rica. It is... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Right from the start I thought I was going to enjoy my stay at Hotel Sto Tomas and I was right. The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff could not possibly have been any more friendly and accomodating and helped us do the final planning for our numerous excursions. Any site worth seeing in downtown San Jose is within... More

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

Hi John , As you may know ( Things are Bad Everywhere) but here in Costa Rica it still is a pretty nice place to be. It really makes it nice when we receive all five of those green dots in Trip Advisor ! Wonderful to know you enjoyed the location, service and hotel. We have lots of couples stay... More

Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't say enough about this hotel. This is the second time I've stayed here...so you know it is positive. Old world charm located in the downtown. Clean and friendly little hideaway. Very reasonable rates for the budget and a very good free breakfast included. Dropped off at the door by the Caribe Shuttle from Bocas was met by Mauricio... More

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

Hola Eddiefuego, I love your picture, that is (Sitting on the dock of the Bay). Great you mentioned Mauricio by name, he has a been a loyal and devoted part of the staff for over 10 years now. All of my staff goes out of their way to make our clients feel at home. Lots of things to see and... More

Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time to Costa Rica we didn't know what to expect and we were pleasantly surprised. Arrived at Hotel Santo Tomas later in the evening and were greeted like friends.Our room was old world charm with modern flair(very clean)We had a relaxing hot tub and a wonderful sleep.Woke up to birds singing and breakfast.Went shopping at the pedestrian mall a... More

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

Hola Murray ! A most outstanding review: Thank You ! That is too funny about the self-entitled whiners who need to learn how to travel: yep we do get a few of those and most of the time they are the ones who rent the cheapest room and want every thing for free they can get, plus more. Your comments... More

Fort Pierce, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel numerous times over the past 3-4 years. Safe location is perfect in downtown San Jose, lots to do within walking distance, close to bus stations. Thomas and his staff are always first rate. They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful regarding tourist destinations, questions, travel accommodations. Tico/European breakfasts are included in the price and are... More

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

Hi Carroll, Great review , Thank You ! As you know I am there almost every morning to chat and assist with what ever our guests desire or need. I truly appreciate all of our repeat clients and its always pleasurable to see them when they come down for the free breakfast by the pool. Again Wonderful review Thank You... More

Jensen Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are repeat visitors to the Hotel Santo Tomas and love the historical building with its charming rooms. We stayed in the new upstairs section on the second floor and had a beautiful room with 2queen beds, hand made tile floors and a tall, decorative ceiling. Very spacious feeling. We had many trips planned which the Hotel arranged for us.... More

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

Hola to the entire Gang ! A very, nice , concise and what I feel accurate description of what a prospective traveler may expect. We have five different room types and the best price is always on the hotels web site. Instant reservations are there and easy to make. We can also prearrange rental cars and day tours. Yes the... More

Wittlich, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I really enjoyed our time at Hotel Santo Tomas. First of all, the staff are superb - so friendly and helpful. You can find an english speaker 24 hours a day willing to help you with whatever you need. The rooms aren't anything amazing, but they're quaint, comfortable, and very clean. Most of all, the place feels... More

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

Hi Ebiggers, Very nice review and the next time lets get you in one of our new rooms upstairs. Lovely being able to assist you both in your travels. I have many couples stay and take some of the day tours and return to a nice hot soak in the jacuzzi and then cool off in the pool ! Lots... More

Sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really lovely hotel. It was an old style hotel that was aesthetically pleasing. The room was comfortable enough and they sell beers at reception. The staff were very friendly and helpful with their tips of the city. Breakfast was very nice and the hotel has a pool and a gym for use.

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

Hola Utayee, I really appreciate it when a client see and understands the piece of history that the hotel represents. That is what a vacation is all about , having a wonderful experience. I love your picture of the breakfast we serve. We do assist many clients with the many day tours offered and all other types of travel information... More

Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
35 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at Hotel Santo Tomas. We highly recommend it. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated. We were upstairs way in the back (room 34) so it was very quiet. There were two very nice outdoor sitting areas near our room. The breakfast was pretty good with several options and was... More

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

Hola John, Thank You for those five green dots, it really helps to improve our score when some joker gives us only one unfairly. Your description is concise and I believe accurate. I try to be in the breakfast area every morning and assist with tours personally, travel information and most important the little tips that make such a difference!... 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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