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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 #11 of 85 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Melaniedv Ghent, Belgium
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ghent, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in this hotel, and looking at the price we paid (57usd), we got great value! There is a fitness center, pool, jacuzzi, breakfast included. Great! The hotel, rooms and common areas were very clean. The economic rooms are not huge, but the bed is great, and room 23 has a huge space between the bathroom and... More

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

Hi Ghent, Great review and yes we have five different room types for to fit your travel and budget needs! The reason we charge for the laundry in advance is to eliminate any problems with guests, you would be surprised how many travelers don't won't to pay for laundry service. Yes. all of the beds are new and they are... More

Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
22 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside of this hotel is stunning and looks historic. The rooms were elegant, there is hot water, great location to central, and complimentary breakfast. The front staff is also very helpful! The breakfast is pretty average, but otherwise this is a great stay in San Jose!

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

Hi Brittanyanne, Very nice , short , concise and informative review, Thank You. Yes: the Free Hot Cooked breakfast consists of a small fresh fruit plate, fresh made juice and coffee. Eggs cooked to order, gallo pinto, sweet plantano, toast, jam, cereal, and several home made sauces , some spicy and some not, to liven everything up! All served from... More

Phoenix
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
24 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice surprise. This is a beautiful quaint little hotel in San Jose downtown area. We booked an economy room and then I decided to upgrade online to a newer room. Our room was so pretty and up to date. High ceilings, nice furniture and new bath fixtures etc. After looking thru the hotel at all the empty open... More

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

Hi Phoenix Couple, Just a lovely review you have give us , thank you . Yes we have 6 different room types to fit different needs and budgets. Many couples stay with us and do what you did, pay just a few dollars more and stay in the new section upstairs , even in the balcony rooms with a great... More

Hong Kong
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met this guy, Tomas over coffee on my first morning here. Turns out he owns the joint. He was fulsome with his info and conversation. The coffee and the breakfast here are GREAT, as are the pool and Jacuzzi, which he designed and built himself....WOW. I have now made this my "home base" when I MUST be in the... More

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

Hi HongKongRichard, Great TripAdvisor name, love it! Thank you for those lovely five green dots, we are not the Marriott , but then again you don't pay that high price and breakfast is FREE ! You also had our Fall Special discount thru the hotels website, that help make it extra special. Just finished renovating the pool and Jacuzzi, it... More

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I only stayed overnight over a weekend, but the staff was great and I would definitely go back here again if I needed to stay in San Jose. It's certainly not a resort, but I certainly wasn't paying a resort price. And for what I paid, I was very happy with my lodgings. It was actually quite charming, quaint, and... More

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

Hi Rachel, Thank you for the fine review and charming and quaint are really quite nice in today's world of cookie cutter hotels. Having a good Costa Rica experience is what the trip is all about. I think you definitely received poor information about San Jose. As a single traveling female you do need to be cautious , but by... More

Galluis, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

always a person to clean every part of the hotel. People are very nice and want to help breakfast is OK rooms are OK, would be better with some refurbishment walls are thin we could hear our neighbours practicing some sport early morning...

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

Hola Stephan, Great you and your family stayed and I know your children really enjoyed the pool and, jacuzzi and waterside! The new annex upstairs has our new rooms. Clean is good and important, thank yo for the review. Thomas More

Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We checked in and out of the hotel three times during our stay in Costa Rica. We decided against renting a car and this was an excellent option. The overnight tours we chose picked us up at the hotel, and we brought only what was needed for those times. Santo Tomas held the rest of our luggage so we didn't... More

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

Hola 707Roadtripper, Thank You for the review and many clients use us as their home-base while traveling around the country. We assist many guests with their day tours and have been doing it for almost 25 years now. I am not sure which restaurant you went to but there are at least 40 restaurants with in a four block radius,... More

Asheville, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Santo Thomas for 3 nights in January 2014 and truly enjoyed it.Our room was very quaint and comfortable with a large bathroom.Everything is very clean and well kept with a beautiful courtyard to relax in.Breakfast is plentiful, made to order and accompanied by an assortment of fruits.The owner of the hotel is very personable and sharing... More

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

Hi Claudia W, I remember the both of you , wonderful to know you had a great cruise and arrived at the port no problem. A most outstanding review and what I appreciate the most is that you stayed here in January and remembered us to write the review. Your review , is short , concise and I think pretty... More

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visit San Jose often and have stayed at many different hotels. Hotel Santo Tomas has become my favorite. The staff speaks English, and are always very friendly & helpful. I love that they have a great gym, swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. And it's only a few blocks from the middle of downtown. It is quite literally my home... More

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

Hola CWhites, Always great to have all of our repeat clients return and I really enjoy chatting with you and everyone else. We just replaced the carpet in the gym and are sprucing up the machines and room a bit more, Great when guests use the gym! Jump in the jacuzzi after a work out and cool off in the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We chose the Hotel Santo Tomas for its proximity to downtown, and we were not disappointed. When we first pulled up to the hotel, we were concerned as there was no visible signage from the street and the security bars surrounding the entry were a bit ominous. Once inside, however, we felt like we were in a calm oasis in... More

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

Hola Lori, Wonderful that you and your children enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi and water slide! Lots of families stay with us for several days and then off they go, most of the time allowing us to assist them with their rental cars , tours and just good travel tips and information. Great Review thank you so much! Warmest Regards Thomas 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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