We started and ended our two-week vacation here. SO glad we did.
The setting is serene in the midst of the San Jose bustle. Being off the main drag allows some quiet for a good night's rest. The pool/restaurant area was amazing to walk into after a long flight and Carlos served up a cold local beer. Heaven. The room was adorable and a great value for the price. There's HOT WATER, also an extra added bonus after traveling all day. The bed was so comfortable, quite a luxury in CR.
I could not have been happier with the delicious breakfast. Fresh fruit, rice, black beans, toast and eggs. The spicey pickled vegetables and house-made hot sauce stole the show. In addition to the wonderful Costa Rican coffee, it was perfect.
The company was superb. Happy guests make friendly neighbors and the staff were gracious and helpful.
I could not have been more pleased with our choice to stay at Hotel Santo Tomas. It's so tough to make a good decision when booking your trip, but I swear by this hotel. I peaked into several of the other rooms and was so impressed. High ceilings, old style charm and very clean. I'd recommend a room on the pool side for the sunlight factor, we had one downstairs which was great. The other rooms were so gorgeous though, I honestly don't think we would have noticed a difference.