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Hotel Santo Tomas
Ranked #8 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed at Hotel Santo Thomas for 3 nights in January 2014 and truly enjoyed it.Our room was very quaint and comfortable with a large bathroom.Everything is very clean and well kept with a beautiful courtyard to relax in.Breakfast is plentiful, made to order and accompanied by an assortment of fruits.The owner of the hotel is very personable and sharing a lot of interesting stories about the city and surrounding areas.
The hotel is conveniently located for walking to most of the beautiful and interesting sights of
San Jose. Thomas, the owner of the hotel, even arranged for a driver to take us to our cruise terminal in Puerto Caldera.What a wonderful experience Costa Rica was for us!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Claudia W
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Hi Claudia W, I remember the both of you , wonderful to know you had a great cruise and arrived at the port no problem. A most outstanding review and what I appreciate the most is that you stayed here in January and remembered us to write the review. Your review , is short , concise and I think pretty accurate as to what a client can expect here at the Hotel Santo Tomas. We assist many clients with all type of arrangements , day tours, car rentals, transfers and pretty much what ever a client needs. Been doing it for almost 25 years now - Whew- I can't believe it ! Warmest Regards Thomas

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Reviewed August 20, 2014

I visit San Jose often and have stayed at many different hotels. Hotel Santo Tomas has become my favorite. The staff speaks English, and are always very friendly & helpful. I love that they have a great gym, swimming pool and a Jacuzzi. And it's only a few blocks from the middle of downtown. It is quite literally my home away from home. Thanks for taking care of me Tomas!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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1  Thank Carlton W
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2014

Hola CWhites, Always great to have all of our repeat clients return and I really enjoy chatting with you and everyone else. We just replaced the carpet in the gym and are sprucing up the machines and room a bit more, Great when guests use the gym! Jump in the jacuzzi after a work out and cool off in the pool and you are like a new person. Wonderful Review Thank You very much . Thomas

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Reviewed August 17, 2014

We chose the Hotel Santo Tomas for its proximity to downtown, and we were not disappointed. When we first pulled up to the hotel, we were concerned as there was no visible signage from the street and the security bars surrounding the entry were a bit ominous. Once inside, however, we felt like we were in a calm oasis in the middle of the city. The hotel has a lovely historical feel and was very clean. The staff was friendly and assisted us whenever we needed a taxi or other request. Our rooms were spacious and well-appointed, and the pool and hot tub were refreshing. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2014

Hola Lori, Wonderful that you and your children enjoyed the pool, jacuzzi and water slide! Lots of families stay with us for several days and then off they go, most of the time allowing us to assist them with their rental cars , tours and just good travel tips and information. Great Review thank you so much! Warmest Regards Thomas

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wonderful and really helpful staff. Made us feel welcome. Room was great. Helped us plan our day trips. The owner and staff were really awesome. We will stay here again for sure. The hotel is gorgeous, well taken care of, really clean, close to everything. We give it a 10 for sure

  • Stayed: August 2014
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Thank Chris L
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2014

Hi to the both of you! What a fun time getting to meet and know you both better. It's always a treat to meet happy clients who know how to really enjoy themselves traveling. Keeping an open mind about new things, not focusing on the small differences and not passing judgment or comparing will always make for a much nicer travel experience. Great review and again loved having you stay , looking forward to your next visit! Happy Trails Thomas

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Reviewed August 9, 2014

We landed in San Jose and decided to spend the first night downtown before heading around the country. We were so fortunate to find the St. Thomas. A great hotel to start the trip, with better Wi-Fi than we have in San Francisco! Thomas himself was over the top helpful, providing us tips on restaurants and places to visit throughout our upcoming destinations throughout Costa Rica and told us the best ways to drive there. When we asked for directions to the highway, he didn't tell us anything except "Follow me". And with that, he got into his car and led us to the highway. Over the top! Definitely recommend this place. Thomas is great and the location is right in the middle of everything downtown.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Donald_S220
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2014

Hi Donald, Great having you both stay and for me it's always fun to help make our guest stay memorable! That's what a Costa Rica vacation should be about. Wonderful to know you had an outstanding experience in Costa Rica. Thank You so much for the review, just love those five green dots! Warmest Regards Thomas

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed for two nights. Everything about our stay was positive. Our children loved the pool, the room was spacious and clean, the free breakfast was good, and the staff was very helpful. The location was excellent - a very easy walk to everything we wanted to see. The owner, Thomas, was there to greet us and the other guests at breakfast and was very solicitous. We arranged a car rental through the hotel and that went smoothly. This is a good option if you are beginning or ending your trip in San Jose. The cab to/from the airport is $30 and the hotel's location is so central you can walk everywhere so it allowed us to save two day's worth of car rental expenses while having the car delivered directly to the hotel on the day we checked out.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank wilvey
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2014

Hola Wilvey, Lots of families do just what you did, slide in here for a day or two, let us assist them with their rental car and off you go!
Just email my front desk and we can assist with rental cars. tours, or just about anything you need , we have been doing it now for 25 years this coming Jan. 15,2015 ! Great Review, very well written and I am sure it will be a great help to prospective new guests, Thank You ! Safe Travels Thomas

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Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here in room #10 for one night's stay. The room was quaint and clean. Lovely high ceilings with a ceiling fan to move air around. The bed was extremely comfortable with plenty of bedding which was great since I became chilled after being out in the rain.
There is a small pool with an elevated hot tub complete with a tiled water slide to the cooler pool at the bottom. The hotel was quiet. I had an inside room so I didn't hear any street noise. The is wi-Fi for free as well as breakfast included in the morning. They also arrange tours but I didn't take advantage of that service. There is a computer to use as well as a small selection of reading material.

The hotel is only four blocks from the National Theater and the Museum of Precolumbian Gold. Many places to eat on the way both Costa Rican and the typical fast food joints.

Stayed: August 2014
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AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2014

Hi Traversecity, Fantastic review you have given us , Thank You, you stayed in one of the original rooms and at around $52.00 US per night including a hot cooked breakfast not bad. Lots of clients do spend just a few dollars more and stay in the new section upstairs enjoying the views and lovely sitting areas. Again nice review , Thank You , Thomas

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Address: Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 meters west of INS Building, San Jose 10101, 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
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: $63 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 20 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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