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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The hotel is a renovated mansion that was all done by the owner, an American Expat who has been there more than 20+ years. The owner, Thomas, is a wealth of knowledge and is around for guests to interact with regularly. In that sense, it feels a bit like a B&B. Breakfast is adequate and is served to order pool...

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

Hola Marine, Hey l I remember you guys ! So happy that passport problem went so smoothly. I have been here counseling travelers now for over 27 years. More than a million travelers have passed thru the doors and boy do I have stories. This place is almost like the Great Budapest Hotel !! Your review is so well written...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The complementary breakfast was a blessing. The location in town was spot on. Wither you are taking day trips from here every day, or just staying here after|before airporting, this place offers ample respite.

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

Hi Charlie, I love that word (respite) , my entire idea here is to help create lasting Costa Rica travel memories. Your comment is short, but spot on and I thank you for that. Wonderful you enjoyed and appreciated the Free Hot Cooked Breakfast. We have been doing it now for over 27 years, can't believe it, came for three...

Reviewed 26 December 2016

This Hotel is a large converted house owned by an American Expat from North Carolina also named Thomas (not the source for the name). He came to Costa Rica 29 years ago, added the pool, jacuzzi, weight room and common área pictured. A friendly guy who is a source for local information. Also, Homer and David at the front desk...

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

Hola Charles, Your title says is all and many travelers do just what you did, especially European travelers that spend so much time traveling to get here. Stay three days, relax, adjust and do some planning or a day tour or two before setting off. A great way to start a vacation. Your description is spot on and is really...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 December 2016

good location, good food, enjoyed my stay, very helpful staff, great for shopping, restaurant, casino not far. I would recommend this to anyone. The hot tub is great, you will want to return when you are in town again.

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

Hola Donnamiller, What an outstanding two line review, I think you have everyone beat with this: Thank You. Yes, we are located on Avenue 7, just before it goes steeply downhill towards Avenue 9 and 11, a real issue if you have any type of physical handicap or plain lazy and don't like sweating in the tropical sun ! Fantastic...

Aichelberg, Germany
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This place is perfect to relax after a long journey, especially because of the friendly and relaxed staff. The owner, Thomas, gave us a very warm welome and was very helpful with any kind of advice. The rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet and there is a lot of space to sit and relax. Just a few meters outside the...

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

Hola Michael, Great meeting you and your wife: and wonderful to see your smiling faces in the morning. This job is so much better , than working in the complaint department of Sears. I try to be there every morning in the breakfast are to assist in any way possible to create a nice Costa Rica Travel Memories ! My...

West Hills
Reviewed 16 December 2016

The hotel was a great location. 7-10 minute walk to "center" of town. We felt very safe. The front desk was helpful. The room was clean and quiet. The breakfast was small but did the trick for the day.

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

Hola Ginger, What a nice solid , short , concise review . We are only 4 blocks form Central Avenue , where the the Gold Museum, Jade, Museum, National Theater, Central Market, Art galleries .shopping is located and is just the center of activity in San Jose. The Free Hot Cooked Breakfast , served by the pool is designed to...

Reviewed 15 December 2016

My husband and I were looking for a hotel that would be a great value for budget seekers like ourselves and Hotel Santo Tomas was the perfect fit. Located in downtown San Jose, this hotel is a short walk from the Central Market and all of the interesting museums that you may want to visit. We enjoyed the free authentic...

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

Hi Samantha, Hey, I love that you really described what type of equipment the gym has in it, that means you do know what a real gym is. Can't say enough about how well you have described the hotel, location and the services we strive every day to provide. I really appreciate the fact that you understand that the original...

Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great value hotel in a good location. The hotel is really pretty with old colonial style furnishings. It also has a pool which is great for when you've been walking around San Jose. Also has off-road parking (although you do have to pay $11 per night). It's well located for all the sites and not too far from the airport.

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

Hi Scampi2016, Wonderful title you have and our location is very central. We do suggest on the rental car to taxi in and have your car delivered to the hotels parking lot the next morning after the free breakfast. We can assist with this and they will pick it up on your return and provide you with a free GPS...

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the most basic room, but if you're only looking for a place to rest your head this is great. High ceilings, ceiling fan, comfortable bed and clean bathroom, wifi throughout - all great. The pool and gym area look fantastic - shame it was raining for the best part of our stay and we couldn't make use...

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

Hi Madeleine, Everything you need : well that is pretty important. We have five different room types to fit most budgets and travel needs, you booked it on the hotels direct web site for the best price, availability and service. The property is on Avenue 7, calles 3 & 5 , large white sign on top of the parking lot...

Waverly, Iowa
Reviewed 7 December 2016

HST is located close to shopping and restaurants. Tom, the owner takes personal interest in making sure your stay goes well. In my recent experience in late November, everything was really perfect: Parking is safe and secure, rooms are clean and large. The pool is beautiful, and the exercise room was surprisingly well-appointed. I usually stay a day or two...

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

Hola BE665, I like that term ( HST will be my new go-to hotel in San Jose ) that is really nice , Thank You ! I will show my staff your review and make especially sure my cleaning and maintenance department knows of your praise. The exercise room is a real gym, no disco gym here, if you know...

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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
Services
  • 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 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 

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: ₹ 4,369 - ₹ 7,931 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
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#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“Get a room with a queen bed not a double as ours was a little small.”
 of 5 bubbles jayned66, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No elevator but staff helpful with luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles Minnesotatraveler214, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are nicest!”
 of 5 bubbles 555hilarya, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 30 was quite nice.”
 of 5 bubbles MarineDC2017, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“sqeaky floor boards. Ask for an isolated room if possible.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlieG69, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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