My plan was to stay at Santo Tomas for a few nights, go north for a few days, then return to San Jose, (but stay at the Gran Hotel). Once Thomas (the owner) gave me a tour of the entire place, I decided to return there for an additional 3 nights. All of the rooms are large and clean, but I was especially taken by the 2nd floor balcony rooms. (sweet!) You don't really see much of the hotel from the outside , but once you get inside and wander around, you get the true feel of the place. High ceilings, exceptionally nice ironwork on the railings, and a number of places to sit and read, or have a drink with friends. Also a small, but beautifully done pool tucked inside that feels like an oasis. This place has a soul. Thomas told me he was a contractor in a prior life, and it shows. He's justifiably proud of his work. You're only a few blocks from the heart of downtown and I felt perfectly safe there. When I go back, I'll be staying there again. - Curt
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Santo Tomas Costa Rica/San Jose