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Hotel Santo Tomas

#10 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 Meters West from INS Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Huntsville, Alabama
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is wonderful with lovely well maintained rooms and comfortable beds. The hotel has a great feel to it and the rooms and grounds are well decorated Costa Rican style. The staff is very friendly a will make you feel at home here. The hotel has a nice pool, hot tub, garden area and several places you can get... More 

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Thank Mike B
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola Mike, Always great to have you return and see your smiling face ! Here at the Santo Tomas, we have hundreds most likely thousands of return clients from the past 26 years, over a million have walked thru the doors. We are what most call a solid three star hotel with extras. Just check out the photos on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great deal in a great location. I stayed in two different rooms on two different nights; the room on the second floor was immaculate and quiet. The room on the first floor was smaller but also nice. Both were extremely clean. I love that this hotel has HOT water coming out of the shower, not a small... More 

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Thank Aris N
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Aris N, Clean is one of the top three reasons to stay in a hotel and you toss in; it's a great deal, what more do you want! A very short, accurate and descriptive appraisal of what a traveler can expect. Book on the hotels direct website , just as you did and no waiting on line if there... More 

Grand Cayman
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have returned here because it is a perfect spot to park yourself. You then have an easy walk to the Central Market, restaurants and pedestrian walkways to explore the heartbeat of the city. The Hotel is a safe, welcoming, comfortable nicely kept small hotel once you get off the street. also excellence value including a typical breakfast with supurb... More 

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Thank CRFan2
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola CRFan, Superb title for your review, Thank You ! I like that phrase ( explore the heartbeat of the city ) We have free city maps , that indicate the locations of many attractions close by for our guests. Always ask the front desk for more tips and info , we are here to assist. Can't get any better... More 

Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here on the first and last days of our honeymoon as we were flying in and out of San Jose. The rooms were beautiful (lots of details in the tile, ceiling, decor), clean, secure, and spacious. Breakfast was delicious and the pool/hot tub/outdoor garden were like paradise in the heart of the city. Also, the... More 

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Thank gmariewilk23
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Gmariewilk, What an honor your selected us for spending part of your honeymoon and wonderful to know we helped to create some Costa Rica travel memories, Thank you . Now all you have to do is come back for your 25th anniversary! I just had a couple do that, we have been open now over 26 years, how cool.... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, close to a lot of amenities. They are two grocery stores within walking distance. Area is generally safe during the day and for those you like a few drinks there is a bar across the street.

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Thank Tendai M
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Tendai, thank you for your review. We do have lots of single females staying with us , as we offer what most are looking for clean, quiet, safe accommodations in a great location. Just a note for future reviewers, when you give a hotel those tree green dots overall score, right a way the score is around an 80%... More 

Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Santo Tomás is in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica. This is my favorite hotel in the capital city. The hotel is centrally located near Morazan park, the malls, restaurants and museums. The hotel is very safe in a gated community, has an excellent, courteous, bilingual staff. Hotel Santo Tomás is exceptionally clean, has a beautiful swimming pool, weight room,... More 

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1 Thank Eugene C
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Eugene, What a pleasure it is to always have you return. That smiling face and jovial manner is a delight to see. We do have many return clients in the hotel, open now for 26 years! Looking forward to your next visit. Wonderful review Thank You . Warmest Regards Thomas More 

Byron, Illinois
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Centrally located this is a very friendly, but modest hotel with attractive individually decorated rooms. A traditional breakfast is served daily. The pool is small and very cold, but the warmth of the owner made up for it! He was charming, informative and very welcoming. Be advised there is a 10% addition for using your credit card.

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1 Thank Debby C
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Debbie C. Hey, did you not get in the hot Jacuzzi above the pool and come down the slide?? Missed it: bummer. Yes, we offer a nice FREE breakfast, not an all you can pig out on buffet, but a nice hot cooked breakfast to start your day FREE. Your comment on the credit card charge is incorrect, our... More 

England
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good central neighbourhood - but well away from the noise of the very busy downtown. But it is on a noisy street, so be sure to ask for a quiet room. Good rooms showers etc. The only negative is the terrible breakfast - poor in choice and in quantity, ridiculous to serve scramble eggs and toast of a small side... More 

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Thank Mang0uk
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Mangouk, Thank you for the review. The FREE Hot cooked breakfast consists of , a small fruit plate, fresh made juice, eggs cooked to your selection, toast, jam, gallo pinto , cereal, fresh homemade hot sauces and pickled vegetables, prepared by my wife. Your comment with respect to what I said "the Americans like it like this" is incorrect,... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Luckily found this place on travelocity, very reasonable price during Xmas break. Wished I would have read advice on taking cheap taxi from airport to hotel and getting rental car delivered here on day of departure instead. Very courteous and professional front desk. The old world charm, tall ceilings, spotless bathroom, multi-terraced decks, courtyard, swimming pool. And that hot tub... More 

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Thank sprause007
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola Steve, Hey this is a short , concise and accurate review, very nice, thank you ! It really describes what you will find if you decide to stay here. Your suggestion about to taxi in and have your rental car delivered after the free breakfast is correct. Save time, stress and money. I work with car rentals that will... More 

chicago
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66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I stayed here for 2 nights. Arriving after midnight on our first night, we were greeted by the night staff who was welcoming and friendly. The hotel is located right in downtown and has all of the pro's and con's that go with it. Most of the buildings in the area are gated with barred windows, including... More 

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1 Thank Travelfamilychicago
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola TFChicago, I love having families stay and enjoy the pool, Jacuzzi and waterside. My daughters idea when she was 8 years old! Yes we are located very close to all of the sights and the tour company I work ( now 25 years ) picks up and drops off right at the hotel lobby door. Many travelers stay here... More 

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