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Tel Aviv
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Santo Tomas is very good find for those who appreciate the values of a small, family-run hotel close to the city center. The rooms are clean and have an old-world charm; the courtyard area is very attractively done around a two-level water pond; the hotel is within walking distance of major attractions; taxis pass by very frequently; and best...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good stay is this hotel with an authentic style. Extremely serviceable people, very comfortable place, and well located vs city center (5 mins walk). The owner spend time talking with the guests, all staff fluent in english.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Owner very welcoming. Close to town centre. Pool, jacuzzi, and gardens very nice. Shower good, breakfast ok. No bar or restaurant. Wifi good. Budget rooms have a fan, no A/c, double room had bed against wall so access not good. Most importantly,no view from high window! ! Safe is a bedside cupboard that locks.

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed one night at the start of our one month trip and two nights at the end. This hotel is very well run and has been owned and run by American ex-pat Thomas for over fifteen or twenty years. Starting on his own he eventually has built this grand old San Jose home into a really well run and very...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed there on our last night before our flight the next morning. It was in a central location within walking distance of a lot of amenities, however, where is was located was not the greatest. I knew it was a bit dated before booking, but found that it was extremely run down and old. Was very hot and the fan...

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

Hi Pchuong, I believe this is not the style of hotel you normally select. I looked at your other hotel reviews and they were all five star hotels you stayed in and you rated the highest at 4 dots, pretty tough. Yes, the original home was built in 1908 , so you could say that it is is dated, that...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have stayed here at least 10 times. There is plenty of nature in the vicinity. There is no market nearby but close by taxi. Great to get away to relax and enjoy the family atmosphere. For the price you will not be disappointed. The employees will do their best to make you feel comfortable.

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

Hi Rionegro, fantastic having you as a repeat client, I really appreciate that and your fine review. On one point I have failed you , the central market is 4 blocks south and 5 blocks west. There is also a nice supermarket ( Auto Meracado ) two blocks south of the hotel. On Saturdays there is an organic farmers market...

Queens NY
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upon arrival, David checked me in. A very friendly guy and with my approval I got a room in the back which I like. The room is cleaned practically everyday and the breakfast is served in the restaurant with three choices. Fruits, coffee and more coffee plus a local mix of fruit drink. The front desk guys will recommend day...

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

Hola Ernestoqueensny, Yes, That David will go out of his way to assist , as all of my staff will. The rooms are cleaned everyday unless you place the maids sign to not do it, we respect your requests. Great having you stay and thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Cheers ! Thomas

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is within easy walking distance to the centre of San Jose. When we arrived the area did look a bit dodgy and the taxi driver advised us not to walk about at night which was a bit off putting, but the area was ok I think he was just trying to get us to use taxis during our...

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

Hi Jayned66, Yes, we are only 4 blocks for central avenue, The National Theater, Gold Museum , Jade Museum , Central Market and many other sights all within a small walkable radius. You selected the economy room and as such they are, well the economy room. Your suggestion for just few dollars more is quite spot on for a larger...

Vergas, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a bit taken aback when we arrived at the hotel because the street looked a little dicey, however it is actually in a safe and convenient area. Lots of big chain hotels nearby, but this hotel has much more character. Were able to walk to everything we wanted to see. Saw the National Theatre, several museums, the Central...

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

Hola Minnesotraveler214, Hey that is a good move in the balcony room. The hotel only has tree of them so, it's nice and personal. As you stated, lots of restaurants every where and the day tours also pick up and drop off right here at the hotels lobby door. Ceilings are 15 feet high and San Jose is at 3600...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having never been to San Jose, we were elated to stay in such a nice place. Unassuming at first (buzz the attendant at the gate) the courtyard centered hotel is a former residence that gushes history. Secure parking is included. The spacious rooms are clean with large showers in the baños. Eat a nice breakfast around the pool before heading...

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

Hi Bobby M, Very nice description and yes there is a lot of history here . Built in 1908 with almost 9000 sq.ft. plus the the additions that have been added, create a nice and relaxing environment. That wonderful store is only half a block away and they have items you won't find in any other stores. Thank you for...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • 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 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: RM289 - RM524 (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
#6 Family Hotel in San Jose
#7 Best Value Hotel in San Jose
#11 Business Hotel in San Jose
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“Make sure you specify a room with a view to the outside world!”
 of 5 bubbles 593iang, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 335 is large, quiet, with lots of air and light and in the new section.”
 of 5 bubbles markdonadio, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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!”
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