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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 #7 of 85 hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Whitefish, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Toronto, ON
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked in off of the street is a nice little oasis of hospitality. A European-style hotel the Santo Tomas is a fine place to stay while you are in the city of San Jose. If you rent a car, consider renting it from the hotel - they arrange delivery and pick-up. I spent four nights there while conducting business around... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was our starting and ending point for a week long vacation to different parts of Costa Rica. It served its purpose well and had no problems whatsoever. The hotel and room gave us a great feel of Costa Rican culture upon our arrival to this country. The check-in was easy and effortless and the room was modest and... More

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

Hi Brian, Man , very nice review , Thank You ! We have lots of guests that stay several days and enjoy many of the day tours that are offered from San Jose. This is really the most effective way to see lots of sights easy. The combo tours are a great value, our front door pickup and drop off... More

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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:
#7 Family Hotel in San Jose
#8 Romantic 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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