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Hotel Santo Tomas

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love historic buildings and this place was very beautiful and the furniture not typical hotel. The garden area and pool make you forget you are in the heart of the city. Staff were super nice. Nice vibe

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Thank Scott W
AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo Tomas, responded to this review

Hola Scott, hey I like that word ( Vibe ) and yes this is not your typical hotel furniture. All king louie the xv with glass tops for protection. It is so nice that you commented on this, check out the front desk when checking in, that is the same desk the president of Costa Rica has in his office...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I am writing this from the garden area by the pool. The hotel is in an ideal location to see the sights in downtown San Jose. We have walked everywhere and left our car in the hotel's secure parking area. The management is very gracious and helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable. This is a lovely hotel with traditional...

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

Hola Mary Ann & Tim, Yep, we are one of only a few downtown San Jose hotels , that offer all of these facilities, gardens, pool, jacuzzi , open air view terraces and balcony rooms with volcano views. Just a great review and I am so happy you enjoyed everything. we do suggest that upon arriving you either taxi or...

Southern England
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have to stay in this rather uninteresting and dirty city then the Santo Tomas is a reasonable option. Owner by a helpful American it is pretty hidden and accessed off the street, behind some railings using a buzzer. Not very welcoming - but probably necessary for security. The building is interesting and the rooms are large with high...

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

Hi Bathbiggles, I noticed on your profile you are a nature lover and of peace and quiet. So understandably you did not find San Jose to you liking. The hotel is a wonderful location to take many of the day tours we offer and can assist with and all pickup and dropoff right in the lobby. It is a vibrant...

Halifax
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent 2 nights here recently and really enjoyed our stay. The property has charm and character, and the staff and host, Thomas, are wonderful. Great breakfast to start off your day, and a great local restaurant right across the street. Walking distance to amenities and attractions, such as the national museum. Would stay there again and...

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

Hola Eurekepaprike, Lovely having you stay and as always, I do enjoy a nice chat with our guests in the morning over coffee ! I try to be there everyday and assist in any way I can. Hope to see you both again real soon. Thank you Thomas

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location: it is located a few blocks north of the walking street and a lot of the museums/attractions you would want to visit in central San Jose. It's easy to get orientated and walk around. Room: We were on the upper level in one of the back rooms. Room is clean and quite nice, bathroom is large. Room had a...

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

Hi Rachel, Your title and description is really well written and informative for prospective clients and I am sure will be of great value to them. San Jose, has a wonderful climate and as such no heating or air con is needed, how nice and healthy is that ! The original home was built in 1908 and as such has...

Lethbridge, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This boutique hotel in downtown San Jose is clean, friendly and close to all amenities you could want. You can walk to the national museum, the zoo, the butterfly garden or just the market. Plus they will arrange for any excursions you like. There are choices for breakfast and a pool and hot tub for afternoon and evening. Easily a...

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

Howdy Snickle123, That is a really short, concise and very informative review, that rocks ! All of my staff is trained 24/7 to assist with any type of travel arrangments or needs you may have. Hey within reason , I do get some crazys sometimes after 27 years in the business, boy do I have some stories ! Love your...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Santo Tomas is one of the best hotel's I've ever stayed in. The location was perfect, about 4-5 blocks from the main part of San Jose (shopping, landmarks, food). The hotel staff was friendly and helpful, the hotel itself was clean and beautiful and it felt very safe. At our last day there the owner came over to talk...

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

Hola, Shanna, Hey that is a really great recommendation , Thank You ! Yes only 4 blocks from almost all attractions , it makes it very east and nice to go out and come back many times in a day, really important.Clean, safe and beautiful does not hurt either. Wonderful having you stay and again thank you for the most...

Michigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful historic building, excellent hospitable service, comfortable rooms. The courtyard is beautiful. There are a number of comfortable seating areas around the property, lots of opportunity to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful San Jose weather. Breakfast was tasty and filling. Location is ideal for walking to museums and parks and central shopping area. Lots of restaurants and a very...

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

Hola TravelingBuster, What a wonderful review, Thank You ! Your title and description is really helpful for travelers that are seeking this type of Costa Rica travel experience. Lots of history here: built in 1908. There are also many days tours that leave and drop off right at the hotels front door. Many clients stay several days, recharging, gathering up...

Tallahasssee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early afternoon on March 13th, after being dropped off by our Tour Bus. Avenue 7/Calle 3 area. We were warmly greeted and helped with our luggage. You enter and exit via a secured gated foyer as the Hotel is off Avenue 7 street. Our inability to speak Spanish was not an issue as all desk staff spoke English...

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

Hola Toni and your daughter ! It was a real pleasure having you both stay and allowing us to assist you in the many ways we did. Great that you took and enjoyed several days tours and all of the many other sights in San Jose. The time and care you took in writing your review is really appreciated by...

Enfield CT
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We spent two nights here; don't be "put off" by the location (right on the street, locked gate)- once you get inside, this is a charming old building, originally owned by coffee barons. Amenities are basic but clean. The inside courtyard has a nice pool, hot tub and breakfast is served (included in the price) by the pool. Upgrade to...

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

Hi 66Brichpoint, Wonderful to known you really enjoyed the city. San Jose gets a bad rap, there is lots to do and see here. Many clients stay serveral days and enjoy some of the many day tours offered right from the hotels lobby. You are correct for just a few dollars more you can upgrade to the newer rooms upstairs...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • 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: RM274 - RM396 (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
#4 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“New rooms upstairs seem to be the best ones (even the owner told us that!) but the open rooms on the ground floor looked okay too.”
, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Any looked amazing...”
tonijoye, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“upgrade to second floor rooms with queen size bed”
66birchpoint, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The better rooms (upstairs) are a little more expensive but worth the extra price.”
garton93pr, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor rooms around #30s are nice. Sweet sitting area/terrace.”
j0zsefc, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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