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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We were re-reouted last-minute through San Jose, and stayed at Hotel Santo Tomas in room 27. The hotel was easy to find, the wrought iron gates at the entrance are lovely (as opposed to what another review would have you think), and our room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. There is a great restaurant down the street, the best gallery...

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

Hi, NearlyJen, Very nice review - Thank You, We have many couples and families stay with us and enjoy the nice hot jacuzzi and pool. All of the wrought iron pieces were manufactured and imported from Italy. I did the layout and design and supervised the installation myself, something I am very proud of. Again Thank You for really seeing...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Pros: Pretty good location Awesome pool/hot tub/bar area Bar made great margaritas Solid breakfast Secure parking Cons: Management asks for the tips, I recommend giving the tip directly to the maid if you want them to get it. Bedding seemed greasy/dirty Hard to access parking Visited Aug 2013

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

Hola Beikaaa, Thank You for writing your review. Yes, our location is ideal, especially for taking the many day tours that are offered here from San Jose, we are Happy to assist with any to those arrangements, which someone may desire. Great to know that you enjoyed our Happy Hours from 3 to 7 with Adrian the bartender. Nothing like...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 24 February 2014

I visited San José, Costa Rica in October 2013 for the first time. I found the Hotel Santo Tomas through Expedia and Orbitz. The hotel is centrally located near down town and is conveniently near the park, restaurants, shopping, businesses and the mall. It's about a five minute walk from the clubs and night life. The hotel is very safe...

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

Hi Eugene C. Hey I remember you , the glasses! My pleasure to assist and I am glad you had a Happy Birthday in the Hotel Santo Tomas. Most oust anding review, totally stands for itself. Thank You very much Thomas

Oakland, California
Reviewed 21 February 2014

The owner, Thomas Douglas, has done a great job developing this hotel just blocks from the absolute center of San Jose. And he has kept the cost very reasonable considering the quality of the accommodations. We had a room on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the lovely pool and jacuzzi and out over the city and up to...

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

Hola SeniorTraveler, Yes, nice views from our balcony rooms and hey, whats wrong with a flight of stairs! Don't over pack that bag to start with any way. Breakfast is free and is designed to get your day started, it is not promoted as an all you can eat buffet. Two Fresh made juices, small fruit plate, toast, jam, eggs...

South Carolina
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed at this hotel when we first arrived while we got a feel for the area. They were extremely helpful in arranging tours. Before checking out we had an entire week planned. We ate at their restaurant our first evening, it was ok at best.

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

Hi JDinSC, Great to know that we were able to plan all of your travels for you while here in Costa Rica. Many times we suggest full travel plans and assist in arranging rental cars ( delivered to the hotel parking lot ! ) and all other day tours, right from the hotels front door!. I personally assist in doing...

Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Great staff. Decent rooms. Good price. The location is very handy. Parking is available at the hotel stop outside when you arrive and run in and they will open it for you. Hotel owner is great and friendly!

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

Hola EcoGemma, Great having you stay and chat with you in the morning at the breakfast area. Yes that is correct the parking door is located before the restaurant and is a big roll-up silver door. Have your travel companion run in to sign in, while you wait in the car and then the rest is easy ! We also...

Cartago, Costa Rica
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Good Staff, speak English and the rooms are clean. Good service the kids loved the hot tub. Cost of taxis were cheep through the hotel. This hotel is good for older couples, newly wed couples, singles or family with kids.

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

Hi Gregory, thank you for the kind words and great review. I know that you travel the world as an oil company respresentive and I really appreciate you selecting Hotel Santo Tomas as your San Jose hotel. My staff is more than happy to assist with taxis, day tours, car rentals or just about anything that we can do to...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I am not someone that put review often or try to destroy an hotel reputation ! nothing is perfect in life but I want to mention something about this hotel that happen when I was there.I decided to do a break in my life and travel on my own to Costa rica and other place .I stayed at Hotel Santo...

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

Hi Manusobe, First let me say that I am not ashamed of my hotel policy and or how I managed the situation with you. As I very patiently explained to you for quite some time, we don’t allow non registered persons in a guest’s hotel room for security reasons. In the past, my hotel and as most likely every hotel...

Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 15 February 2014

An austere exterior hides a real jewel inside; like a pearl in an oyster. Very helpful, accommodating staff, lovely rooms, pool and delightful dining area and all very reasonably priced. Santo Thomas will definitely be on my list should I be fortunate enough to return to San Jose.

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

Hi Bill, Wow, what a nice short , concise and creatively written review! I love you first sentence( An austere exterior hides a real jewel inside; like a pearl in an oyster) . THANK YOU ! The original home is really big ( 9000 sq.ft) plus all of the the other areas I have built and added on, make it...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We came to Costa Rica for our honeymoon and stayed with Tomas and his crew for two days on the front end of our trip. We liked it so much we booked another night for our last night in Costa Rica! Very well maintained rooms and common areas and an amazing pool with hot tub. Tomas makes it a point...

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Hola, Creaume, What a wonderful place to have in your memories as your honeymoon hotel for your trip to Costa Rica. Thank You ! Yep , we have 5 different room types and prices to fit a variety of needs. We also assist with lots of day tours, car rentals and travel planning , just email mail us ahead of...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
  • 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 10101, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range: $91 - $156 (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
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#5 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“Upstairs rooms are nicest!”
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“Room 30 was quite nice.”
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“sqeaky floor boards. Ask for an isolated room if possible.”
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“22 rooms I think. squeaky floorboards so you might want to ask if a secluded room upstairs available.”
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“Room 8 was very spacious with 2 queen beds”
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