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Hotel Santo Tomas

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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.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot Tub
Breakfast included
Wheelchair Access
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Laundry Service
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Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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I stayed here three times in November/December 2018, and were I ever in San Jose again, I would stay here. Good central location, near the Holiday Inn. The large, old (circa 1915) two-story building was reportedly the mansion owned by a coffee plantation owner. The current (Ameri
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Response from AdvisorHST, General Manager at Hotel Santo Tomas
Responded 3 days ago
Hola Walk in Beauty: Wow, I see you travel a lot and post many reviews, so you are a seasoned traveler ! I truly appreciate that you understand that hotels can have charm charter and as another client put it nicely : The place has great bones! One does not have to be all new and shiny to create lasting Costa Rican vacation memories. Wonderful having you stay and return many times and we await your next visit in the near future. Thank you so much ! Thomas. Heidy and All Staff P.S. My wife and I opened the hotel 29 years ago, so it's our baby.
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We chose this hotel for a quick stay the night before our flight home. First of all, finding this place was a bit of a challenge, when driving yourself. It is located on a busy street in the heart of San Jose. The hotel has enclosed parking, but the front desk has to open it f
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Response from AdvisorHST, General Manager at Hotel Santo Tomas
Responded 4 days ago
Hola Lj55C, Yes, the original home was built in 1908 and as such has 15 foot high ceilings, beautiful hard wood floors and walls, along with hand made Mosaic tiles floors as well. Lots of great photos on the internet. Driving in San Jose, as in any capital city always has some traffic and all of the other hotels in downtown have the same situation with their parking, I apologize for your inconvenience. San Jose is temperate and we have extra blankets if one so desires. I love the weather here , came to stay for three months and it has now been 31 years! Thank you for your kind words and I am sure other travelers will find all of this info helpful. We are here to assist . Thomas, Heidy and Staff
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Downtown San Jose isn’t the prettiest of areas but Hotel Santo Tomas is a little jewel nestled here. The building is 1800’s so has a lovely character. The staff were really helpful, friendly and accommodating. We stayed for two nights and had a great stay. We felt very safe. The
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Response from AdvisorHST, Manager at Hotel Santo Tomas
Responded 4 days ago
Hi IKclairem, You review of the hotel is very nice and seems based on your comments it would have been five dots, if not for San Jose. Bummer for me ! But , we really appreciate it when our guests enjoy everything we offer. The Jacuzzi really kicks and we are one of the few hotels in San Jose that has a really good one, especially at our prices ! Thank you Thomas, Heidy and Staff
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I stayed 6 nights at Hotel Santo Tomas & enjoyed it immensely! Great location, wonderful hot tub, amazing & friendly staff! My room would be already cleaned by the time I finished the complimentary breakfast! Beautiful building & kudos to the owner for his renovation of it!
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Response from AdvisorHST, Manager at Hotel Santo Tomas
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Bluejeans501, you got a cool name dude ! Love your title, that is part of what we strive for everyday. Creating those lasting Costa Rica vacation memories. You were smart and booked direct for the discount and best price on the net. I am so happy you enjoyed all of the facilities , a nice soak in that hot tub is a winner! Looking forward to your return with us. Thank you for the fantastic review ! Thomas. Heidy and Staff
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Great food; warm people; and amazing historical accommodations. Loved every minute of it. You feel like a native when you're in this hotel. No elevator needed and the high ceiling fans give you all of the heat/air you need. It sets the atmosphere. I couldn't get enough of the
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Response from AdvisorHST, Manager at Hotel Santo Tomas
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Jenny, I had so much fun chatting with you those days and getting to assist you with all of your travel arrangements. We have been here doing it now for 29 years! Looking so forward to your return. Thank you so much for the most outstanding review ! Thomas. Heidy and Staff
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The Standard Room at the Hotel Santo Tomas
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My wife and I are thinking about visiting for four nights in April. I have stayed here many time and love the facility and staff! Just curious, is the restaurant still open in the evening for dinner? The food was always good and the convenience of dining at the hotel was alwats great!
Hi, I have closed the restaurant , but as you know due tour location there are many others one very close.As you have not been here in at least 4 years , there is an Egyptian restaurant right next door that is very good and one called Cafe Rojo about half a block that is just great , you can read some reviews on it. As well as there are many , many places to eat all with in 4 blocks. Please look for me in the morning to say hello and we have really improved our free breakfast . Thank You Thomas, Heidy & Staff Thomas
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How do we book a tour? Do we do it when we book the room?
On booking tours contact the hotel at info@hotelsantotomas , I do recommend you be careful booking the next day after your arrival especially if you arrive late or if you have any delays or missed flights it may cause you problems. We can book most tours up to at least 9 pm the day before . I hope this helps. Thomas
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Considering booking this hotel for our first night. We head to Puerto Viejo early next day and wondered what time breakfast is served from? Thanks
Hi Breakfast is served from 7 to 9 am by the pool. Thomas
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Hello, what time is the jacuzzi available until? Also, we would be leaving very early the next day at 6am after staying there. Is there somewhere nearby we could get breakfast from before 6am?
Hi , Jacuzzi is open till 10pm and there are always places in San Jose to eat 24/7. Cheers Thomas
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Does this hotel have a free shuttle to and from the from the San Jose airpo rt? (Sjo)
Sorry, I just saw this question was already asked and answered. My apologies.
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"The rooms with balconies overlooking the pool are worth the extra charge."
"Quiet; ceiling fan was adequate for air, microwave available. Best customer service."
"The rooms in the old mansion section do not have a/c, but I never needed it during my stay in August."
"No elevator so if stairs are an issue ask for a first floor room."
"I prefer 2nd floor rooms."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 57 - US$ 107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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