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Hotel Santo Tomas

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

The hotel is beautiful with high ceilings. Thomas the owner is terrific and has lots of knowledge and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Close to lots of things to do. We went to the Jade Museum - beautiful. I would definitely stay again.

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Thank slin2010
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola Slin2010, Hey it doesn't get any better than that , wonderful to know we hit the right spot for you ! We strive to be a good value , three star hotel in downtown with amenities other hotels don't have, such as a pool , Jacuzzi and gym, not a work out room a real gym Thank you very... More 

Dijon, France
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is the second time we've stayed in Santo Tomas. A little haven our grandchildren have loved, the crazy pool and jacussi, humming birds whizzing round the flowers, an exercise room, immense, vast rooms, fabulous tiled corridors in the heart of San José with great little restaurants and souvenir shops and the park just round the corner. All you need... More 

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

Hi Jenny, Love your title , that is a bold statement! We have lots of grand children and families stay with us and enjoy just what you stated. Those hummingbirds are special and every morning and evening the parrots are enjoying their noisy self's. I love seeing everyone using all of the facilities. Look forward to seeing everybody again in... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel with a very friendly staff. Great price for the value. Online pictures are accurate. The food was also very good. There are multiple places close to the hotel to eat that are reasonably priced and have friendly staffs. I will stay here again!

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Thank Cstump11
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola Cstump, That is great: you said the pictures are accurate, that is so important. You were also very smart by booking on the hotels website for the best price, availability and service. Wonderful having you stay and I look forward to seeing you again! Happy Trails Thomas More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Although we only stayed one night, Hotel Santo Tomas was a great place to land in San Jose. Omar received us with such warmth and kindness. He made us feel comfortable and at home. Our room was large, clean and very charming with high ceilings and great character. The outdoor space (pool, jacuzzi, patio) was a welcome escape in the... More 

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1 Thank MSTraveller85
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola MSTraveler, Omar is an important part of our staff and has been with us for years. I will make sure he sees your wonderful comments , I thank you for that. Almost all of my staff have been with me for many years: up to 18 of the 27 years the hotel has been open. Yes, our location is... More 

Escondido, California
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40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

What makes this hotel is the owner and his staff. Not only friendly but would go out of there way to be helpful. It is quaint, but if you like walking this is the place to be close to about everything.

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

Hi Don, Yes, our location is really quite good. We are only four blocks from Central Avenue and all of the sights and attractions, are an easy walk. This allows one to go out spend some time return , take a nice hot Jacuzzi and then go out again several times with in the day. The day tours also pickup... More 

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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

We spent our first night in Costa Rica at Hotel Santo Tomas. The staff is friendly and helpful. When we were getting ready to leave for La Fortunate, the owner gave us many helpful tips and tricks on how to get there, what to do, and where to eat. We will be staying here again on our last night in... More 

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

Hi Shannon, so happy I was able to meet you and family before your departure. Most mornings I am there early to meet and greet our clients in the breakfast area. Everyone has an interesting story and I love to hear them. I always enjoy speaking to the children, they really do come out with some pretty funny stuff. I... More 

Ennis, Montana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I stay here every time I am I San Jose. Downtown is close and the staff is very helpful,. They do not allow prostitutes. The pool, restaurant and yard are quit for downtown. I love this Hotel which is owned by an American who is married to a Tico wife

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Thank egil7erik
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi egil7erik, Thank you so much for being a repeat client and for your fine review! After 27 years being open , I am happy to say we have lots and lots of return clients. Looking forward to your return again in the future. Happy Trails Thomas More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This hotel is located just a few blocks from the main drag in town making it a prime location and cutting down the noise a bit. From the outside, it's not much to look at but don't let that fool you! There is a small pool with a water slide and jacuzzi and the jacuzzi is heated year-round. There are... More 

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

Hi Steph, I just reviewed your check in process and spoke with Omar and he did note what occurred on your reservations form, when you came in. You arrived at 8 20 in the morning. You stayed June the 26 for one night. The room you were originally reserved in was our cheapest , an economy and was occupied the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here on our way in and out of San Jose. Nice rooms, helpful service and fairly secure with security gates, including secure parking. If you're looking for cheap and accessible, this is it. Downside is that it's a hike from the airport.

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

Hi Richard, We are in the heart of San Jose in a great location, especially if you are going to Tortuguerro or the East side.Two blocks away and you are out of town! We suggest to taxi in and have their rental car delivered the next morning after the free breakfast. This eliminates stress, saves time and money. WE can... More 

Panama
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

What a romantic getaway! The enclosed garden with swimming pool and jacuzzi, little nooks, outdoor raised atrium and old-world charm beckon laziness and raises the question of 'why leave when we can just stay here?' The location is perfect and the price reasonable, but here's the list point by point: HOTEL APPEARANCE: Perfect, quaint and charming. ROOMS: Comfortable and fitting... More 

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

Hola Paul, Great description of what a traveler will find here ! Wonderful meeting you and your wife and hearing your story. Yes, we are having a little problem with the pool, there is a pretty active Volcano tossing ash all over the place , so we are working extra hard to keep it clean, hey that is life in... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Santo Tomas

Address: Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 meters west of INS Building, San Jose, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $64 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Also Known As:
Hotel Santo Tomas Costa Rica/San Jose
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#3 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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