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Hotel Santo Tomas

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Raleigh
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed here our first and last nights in Costa Rica. The location is great - easy walking distance to the city center. Making the reservation online was easy. The staff is helpful and friendly. We got great tips on where to eat and where to watch the soccer games and were able to join in the... More 

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Thank amy_o1234
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Amy, Nice review , thank you so much. Lots of couples stay with us here, as well as many dental clients having work performed. Yes it's a real good location for day tours or just wandering around the city. One of the nice things to do when traveling is to sit in the parks or cafes and just observe... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My best friend and I, had been traveling through Costa Rica without having set hotel accommodations. I don't recall how we found this hotel, however, we couldn't have found a better hotel. Hotel Santo Tomas was definitely the most gorgeous and least expensive hotel we had stayed at during our travels in Costa Rica. We were glad to have spent... More 

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

Hola Bramos1911, What a most outstanding review you have written, I just love getting all five dots ! Thank You ! Yes, we are not a cookie hotel and how nice it is that you noticed and enjoyed all of the details, its makes may staff and myself feel really good. It's a grand old home ( app. 9000 sq.ft.)... More 

Cary, North Carolina
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Hotel Santo Thomas is a hidden gem of a hotel with a private courtyard and beautiful pool area tucked into a gritty area of San Jose. We enjoyed the unique architecture with lots of detail and intricate decorations. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings. The included “typical Costa Rican” breakfast was tasty and filling including rice and beans,... More 

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

Hola SCtoNC, Wonderful review and your description of the hotel is quite accurate. We strongly suggest to leave the rental car at the agency until you are ready to start your travels . Taxi or public bus in and then have it delivered here to the hotel in the morning after you have had a nice breakfast. We work with... More 

Grand Forks, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights(May 6-8th,2014) The hotel is clean and the staff very helpful. Breakfast was simple but filling. We thought the beer was too expensive, 4$ a bottle, unless you're there for happy hour. A fridge in the rooms is really needed. The meals at the restaurant were overpriced and need improvement. The hotel is very quaint.... More 

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

Hi 1Travlers1, Thank you for the review, yes we do have a great location. Only four blocks from central avenue, but at the top of the city , before it steeply goes down to avenue 11, a real plus if you are a bit older or have a physical problem. All money exchange services in the world at airports give... More 

Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed 7 nights in Hotel Santo Tomas on our visit to Costa Rica. Although Hotel Santo Tomas is not located in the most scenic part of San Jose, we felt safe walking around the area. The location is in walking distance to San Jose City center. Our upstair room was specious and clean with a TV, sitting area and... More 

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

Hola Flyingdutchmanblue, Thank you for the very nice review, We were happy to have assisted you and family with some of your tour planning while here in Costa Rica. Many visitors stay in the hotel for several nights and do just what you did , taking some of the many day tours we offer. Pickup and drop off is right... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I stayed here from 4/24/14 to 4/29/14 I had a great time the owner Thomas is very nice and helpful he lend me his personal cell phone so I can make a long distance phone call. Miguel was helpful and nice he told me about the city. Ricardo, Jose Mauricio and Eliomar were good people to talk to. The maid... More 

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

Hola Emmanuel, Great meeting you and I really enjoyed our conversation about Boston, your home town! I will make sure my staff sees you comments, it's always nice when they are remembered by name. Looking forward to seeing you in Oct. Thank You so much for the excellent review, Warmest Regards Thomas More 

Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed here one night at the end of our week long trip to La Fortuna so we would be much closer to the airport. So yes, this place is difficult to find. There is a clearly marked sign but if you have your own car you will drive past the parking entrance gate and will have to loop... More 

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Thank nhanson521
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi nhanson, Thank you for your review. We have clear instructions on our reservations from about the parking and how it works, sorry you missed it. Great to know you found the property super charming, very clean and the front desk staff helpful and nice, very important qualities. The pool and restaurant area closes at 10 pm, not so late,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here a lot but this time I was told I was given an upgrade and received a room far away in the corner. Traveling with my wife and baby I wonder if this was why? There was only one bed and I asked for two so we wouldn't be so crowded. This is my first bad experience.... More 

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

Hi William, Thanks for being a regular guest, you having a baby has nothing to do with where we placed you . It sounds like you reserved the economy room and we gave you a free upgrade, something nice. As we have five different room types your best bet is to reserve the deluxe twin downstairs the next time. A... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We were extremely happy with Hotel Santo Tomas and found it a great way to begin our time in Costa Rica. Mostly because the hotel staff and owner were so welcoming and really made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. The location is great if you're looking to be near the city center - a few... More 

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

Hola Carrieandjake, Wow very nice review , Thank You ! You have described the place nicely and next time we will try to place you in the new annex upstairs , great rooms and sitting areas. Again thank you for the wonderful review. Thomas More 

Warsaw
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79 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Stayed at the hotel twice during my stay in Costa Rica. Overall seamed like clean...but rooms rather old. However, was very surprised when I saw a cockroach on my foot. After I killed it, went to the reception and did not get much help. I killed another one in the morning before I checked out! As I had paid for... More 

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1 Thank Bart12_Warsaw
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hi Bart12, I have had a chance to investigate your comments thru, interviewing all my staff, video footage of the front desk lobby and here is what I determined. You stayed two days in room number 2. You booked our least expensive in the hotel and we double upgraded you for free to a large room with two queen sized... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: $65 - $89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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#1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
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#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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