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Hotel Santo Tomas

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The managers are extremely friendlly and helpful with everything, arranging trips, restaurant suggestions, etc. The remodeling of a century old house is very well done, conserving the old style floors and high ceillings, but modern TV, bathrooms with hot water, ceiling fans, outdoor covered lounge,...More

1  Thank Chanita75
Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Chanita75, This is a short , concise and really well written review: love your title ! Thank You: Yep, we are an easy walk to almost all of the sights and it makes it nice so that you can go and come several times...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old hotel. High ceilings and large rooms. Unfortunately the staff are extremly rude. I was staying here with my grandmother for one evening before flying home. The man at the desk noticed we were nervous about being in the area at night. Instead of...More

Thank Lisa T
Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 13 October 2017

Hi Lisa, First you accuse all of my staff and that is incorrect. I was able to track down your reservation, you booked a standard room thru Expedia with one queen sized bed and stayed September 1st, 2017. The same clerk FREE upgraded you and...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

I stayed here 3 days at the end of my trip, and will plan to return for a day every time I go back to Costa Rica. If you are staying at a hotel in San Jose, choose here. This place is amazing. Hopefully by...More

1  Thank austinmcdaniel
Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 8 October 2017

Howdy Austinmcdaniel, fantastic that you really saw, understood and enjoyed what is here for the traveler ! Yep, when I designed those bathrooms, I thought: I am 5'11' 200 lbs 46 inch chest, what would I really need to feel comfortable in this shower stall...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

We had an amazing service from the guy at the main desk, very friendly. We met the owner who used to live in USA, great guy, very passionate. The place is clean and preserved a nice touch of the original construction and decoration. Outside pool...More

1  Thank StompaWampa
Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 29 September 2017

Hola StomapWampa, That's a great , short , concise and accurate description ! Yes: the idea is to create lasting Costa Rica travel memories , something I feel we have been doing now for 28 years. I try to be there every morning at breakfast...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

I'm currently staying in Hotel Santo Tomas. It's my second extended visit, ten nights. I'm a female traveling alone, the HST appeals greatly to me, as it is as safe and secure as is possible. I even feel safe sleeping with the slider doors open...More

1  Thank Deborah B
Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 22 September 2017

Hi Deborah, great having you return and even better I can still remember clients that were here a year ago !! What you said that we offer , was very nice: clean , safe , secure accommodations for the single female traveler. In the past...More

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Top amenities
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
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Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hot Tub
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$62 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#5 Family Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$62 - US$106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#5 Family Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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adnyl68
24 October 2017|
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Response from Anne W | Reviewed this property |
Don’t think so.
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maria p
31 August 2017|
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Response from AdvisorHST | Property representative |
Hi, yes , we have off street , secure parking for $11.30 US $ per day includes the 13% CR tax. Regular price in lots are $1.25 per hour. Thomas
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Jane J
11 April 2017|
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Response from gtrot | Reviewed this property |
If you want a hotel close to the airport (about 15 minutes 5km a bit longer to go back to airport in the morning) but quiet and pleasant try Hotel Aeropuerto . But if downtown is for you I would e-mail Hotel Tomas direct and... More
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"it's quieter upstairs"
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"Ground floor rooms are the original ones"
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"Ask for a room towards the back of the property to minimize traffic noise"
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"2nd floor are quieter. No A?C as not needed. Excellent ceilng fans."
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