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Muhlheim am Main, Germany
Reviewed 21 July 2014

this Hotel is a really nice place in the centre of San Jose. The US American owner, Tomas, has put a lot of thought and energy into the renovation and extension of the hotel. I stayed there with a friend and we shared a nice big room with 2 queen size beds. The restaurant in the Hotel is good as...

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

Hi Johann, Your Title ( Grand Hotel in San Jose ) is Great! The rest of your comments are outstanding as well, thank you so much. Many Europeans such as your self, arrive and stay the first three or four days adjusting and making travel plans, taking a few of our days tours, such as rafting, Combo Poas Volcano, Tortuguerro...

Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 July 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Santo Tomas which is a Small Boutique Hotel in San Jose Costa Rica. We arrived on June 29th 2014. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to spend my first two nights here also my wife and I found it to be just right for our travel needs. We were traveling to Costa Rica...

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

Hi Kris M, Wow what a review, thank you for taking the time and effort for such nice comments about everything you both experienced here . That is what we want our clients to have , an outstanding location, to rest, refresh and recharge! As travel professionals your opinion goes a long way. Love those high scores and we will...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 17 July 2014

An interesting place owned by the genial Thomas. An old house thats been expanded on, so there are older and newer rooms. The old areas do have a bit of charm. My old room did not have AC but didnt need it, high ceilings with a fan saw to that. As mentioned, a simple breakfast with good coffee is included....

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

Hi Paul, Outstanding title ( Good Hotel in a Good Location) Toss in tasty Costa Rican coffee and that makes for a happy camper! Yes, ceilings in most of the hotel are 15 feet high. San Jose is at 4500 elevation, so it is almost always very mild here, even cold and fresh in the night. Wonderful, short, concise review...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 15 July 2014

great service. Nice clean simple rooms. Kinda hard to find because hotel sign is in old english / cursive. Great location within sanjose. Appently there is a 200 Character minimum to leave a review so now i'm just writing to write. There, 243.

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

Hi Gabriel, Thank you for your very nice review. Great service and clean in the hotel business is pretty important. Thank you for your comment about the sign, I am getting quotes for a new one, more simple and hope to have it installed soon. Always just look up to the right hand side of the street on the restaurant...

Reviewed 14 July 2014

Great hotel tucked away in the middle of the city. Great food, great help, clean rooms, free parking, free breakfast, and even better travel advice. Staying here anytime I fly into Costa Rica. ¡Pura Vida!

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

Hola Thunderhound ! What a great name , great review and most outstanding those solid five green dots. My staff along with myself and wife , try hard everyday to make it an enjoyable experience for our guests. Try my wife's ( Heidy) Special Hot Sauces at the breakfast , watch out ! Looking forward to your return. Safe Travels...

Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

Oasis in the middle of a bustling city. ..great service, clean rooms and amazing breakfast. Definitely recommend...also Tomas the owner is so helpful and gives great advice on what to do while staying in Costa Rica!

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

Hi Juliana, Love your title and the 5 dots ! Lots of couples stay to relax, refresh and recharge for a few days before heading out. A tall drink in the hot jacuzzi at Happy Hours is a great way to get there. Great you allowed us to assist you in your travel plans. My front desk staff is bilingual...

Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

Hotel Santo Tomas is absolutely stunning! From the frame and tile work, to the pool and rec area, to the staff! I've been on a 20 day journey in Costa Rica and out of the 5 hotel I've stayed at, I've made sonto Tomas my home for the last week. This place is very clean, comfortable and luxurious. Not to...

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

Hi Sal A, Great review, thank you so much. We try very hard to keep it shiny and clean, those hard wood floors are polished three times a day in the lobby. Lots of clients stay here for dental work, take days tours in between their appointments and we offer a discount for multi night stays , just contact our...

Raleigh
Reviewed 10 July 2014

My husband and I stayed here our first and last nights in Costa Rica. The location is great - easy walking distance to the city center. Making the reservation online was easy. The staff is helpful and friendly. We got great tips on where to eat and where to watch the soccer games and were able to join in the...

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

Hi Amy, Nice review , thank you so much. Lots of couples stay with us here, as well as many dental clients having work performed. Yes it's a real good location for day tours or just wandering around the city. One of the nice things to do when traveling is to sit in the parks or cafes and just observe...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My best friend and I, had been traveling through Costa Rica without having set hotel accommodations. I don't recall how we found this hotel, however, we couldn't have found a better hotel. Hotel Santo Tomas was definitely the most gorgeous and least expensive hotel we had stayed at during our travels in Costa Rica. We were glad to have spent...

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

Hola Bramos1911, What a most outstanding review you have written, I just love getting all five dots ! Thank You ! Yes, we are not a cookie hotel and how nice it is that you noticed and enjoyed all of the details, its makes may staff and myself feel really good. It's a grand old home ( app. 9000 sq.ft.)...

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Hotel Santo Thomas is a hidden gem of a hotel with a private courtyard and beautiful pool area tucked into a gritty area of San Jose. We enjoyed the unique architecture with lots of detail and intricate decorations. The rooms are spacious with high ceilings. The included “typical Costa Rican” breakfast was tasty and filling including rice and beans,...

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Hola SCtoNC, Wonderful review and your description of the hotel is quite accurate. We strongly suggest to leave the rental car at the agency until you are ready to start your travels . Taxi or public bus in and then have it delivered here to the hotel in the morning after you have had a nice breakfast. We work with...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
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
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: ₹ 4,332 - ₹ 7,377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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#1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#7 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“We had room #9 which we liked a lot. Another time we had room #2 which was a little noisy (upstairs guest had an early flight...).”
 of 5 bubbles 979dougk, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an upstairs room”
 of 5 bubbles JimfromCC, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Each of the rooms are very nice, however my favorite rooms are the upstairs units.”
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“Down stairs with exterior hallway entrance”
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