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“Good stay for the price” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Santo Tomas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 Meters West from INS Building, San Jose, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #10 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
1 review
“Good stay for the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Nice hotel and room for the price. On a busy street/ intersection so the traffic may keep you up, or wake you early. Also not in the nicest part of town.

Staff was very helpful in setting up tours for us and helping with any questions we had.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank trobkasz
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hi Trobkasz, Thanks for your recommendation of nice hotel for the price, this is what most clients tell me. Yes San Jose is a vibrant city with lots to do and see and we are located just four blocks from Central Avenue and to all other local attractions. We have bilingual staff on24/7/365 to assist with any type of help or planning you may require. Again thank yo for the review , Warmest Regards Thomas
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed just one night in the hotel, after our long flight from Europe. It was easy to check in and our room contained an enormous television and was very comfortable. In the morning, we met the owner, Thomas, who made us feel welcome and had a nice breakfast (excellent juice). Our room was in the back and quiet. It was a shame we had so little time, as the pool and hot tub looked inviting. Definetly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Elfweard
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Hola Elfweard, Definitely recommended, that can't get much better! Next time please try to take a few days to enjoy the pool and nice hot jacuzzi along with a balcony view room,many guests use us to take day tours and enjoy the hot tub at night or happy hour by the pool from 4 to 7 with Carlos our bartender. Thank you very much for your wonderful comments Thomas
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We were very happy of our choice. Nice boutique hotel with a very friendly staff. Close to everything. Very convenient and affordable place to travel to take one-day tours to different directions to explore the country.
Nice breakfast. Spacious rooms. Highly recommend to everybody.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank mikhail f
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Shout out to Brooklyn New York from Costa Rica, Yes we are a great location for all of the day tours from San Jose and an easy two blocks from the main highway to the east coast , a no brain er for going to that lovely side of the country. The affordable part and nice breakfast along withe Free WI-Fi help to keep us in the Top rated hotels in San Jose. Thank you very much for the nice review and safe travels. Thomas
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Hillerod, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

feb. 2013
The first look at the hotel, won’t impress you, neither the breakfast menu, but otherwise a nice hotel. Clean rooms with ceiling-fan, TV and security box. You feel very welcome at the hotel, and they are keen to provide you with the help you need. The price is fair, and it is worth every penny.
A recommendable hotel in San José.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Caspar N
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
Hi Caspar, thanks for the review , sorry our Free Hot Cooked breakfast did not impress you. We do serve two fresh juices , coffee, tea, a fruit plate, eggs cooked to your liking, gallo pinto, a local dish of beans and rice along with toast and jam. This is what a typical breakfast is here in Costa Rica and the normal price for this would be around $8.00 US dollars in a restaurant, so it is a nice added value for a room that is only 40 euros for two persons. I will see if I can add pickled fish or some other European breakfast types of food, thanks for the info. I am glad to know that you thought the price was fair and worth every penny and that we are a recommended hotel in San Jose. Safe Travels and again a thank you from me Thomas
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Williams Lake, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed last year as well, great value and location. A little noisy street, so we requested a room closer to the back. Beautiful courtyard, very clean. Only surprise was that the breakfast had no milk!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank horsefly2010
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Hi Horsefly from BC, thanks so much for being a return client, its always great to see repeat customers in the breakfast area in the morning! Beautiful courtyard and clean is very important, thanks for those kind words. Glad to know you also enjoyed the free breakfast , it is about an $8.00 US dollar value per guest across the street. What with two fresh made daily juices, Costa Rica coffee, eggs cooked to your choice, fruit plate, toast , jam and gallo pinto, a local breakfast dish with fresh sauces to liven everything up ! Gracias Thomas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

After a week in Costa Rica we genuinely appreciated a comfortable bed & a tv :)
the room was clean, the pool was refreshing, the owner was very hospitable, and the entire staff worked well together to help us enjoy our stay. We also enjoyed our fruit & coffee in the morning. a perfectly good place to spend the night before our flight home. Trip Advisor was wrong about the Puerto Viejo hotels, but thankfully right on here in San Jose.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank bonafidetruedetroit
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Hey Detroit ! Big flat screen LCD TV's in all of the rooms and cable make you feel right at home. Toss in a a hot shower and comfy bed and you have a wining combination. That flawless overnight is a first for me here ! Great to hear that Trip Advisor was right about us, your recommendation really helps. Nice to hear that my staff worked as a team to make your visit memorable , that is what my training is all about. Hope to see you again in the future . Warmest Regards Thomas
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Petropolis, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I appreciate a lot to had the opportunity to go on Tortugas beach. With the calypso cruise, But when i requested to go the front desk operators were not able to find out a place to myself and my friend Cidinez. I did the conversation but the booking was really efficient.

I wish they could work out better with the hotel. because the staff was excellent !!!

I lost one jade stone on the outside garden and i didn´t found. But my memories will remain.
Thanks a lot Thomas and Team

Room Tip: Room double twin it is reall okay
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank rodrigoargon
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Hi Rodrigo, Thanks so much for the review and rating and yes Tortuga Island tour is great it only runs on Friday, Sat. Sunday , so we always have to plan ahead. I am happy we could get you on it, they had a special group that day and we called the owner and I asked him as a favor to make an exception in your case. I have been booking them for the past 23 years and everyone comes back happy! Hope you return to Costa Rica soon Thomas
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Address: Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 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:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#12 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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. 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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