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Hotel Santo Tomas

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Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 Barrio Amon, 250 meters west of INS Building, San Jose 10101 Costa Rica See on map
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Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The hotel is conveniently located downtown San Jose. Very clean and cozy place. Its an old historical mansion. With very tall ceilings. Friendly and helpful staff. The owner personally introduced himself and was very nice.Free breakfast was awesome!More

Thank 700yuril
Response from AdvisorHST, General Manager at Hotel Santo TomasResponded yesterday

Hola 700Yuril, Hey, that title says it all ! My wife Heidy, works hard in the breakfast area, making all of the five different types of jams we offer, the butter, rice and beans, hot sauces, cakes and even the probiotic yogurt and Keifer. Not...More

Hotel's Favourite
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The owners and staff of this hotel work extremely hard to make your stay as perfect as possible. They are all so amazingly helpful and kind, especially the front desk staff. They helped with restaurant bookings, tour bookings and even got me medication after a...More

1  Thank JoAllman27
Response from AdvisorHST, General Manager at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 19 September 2018

Hola JoAllman, Just lovely, having you both stay with us. You were smart and booked direct on the hotels web site and paid cash for the additional discount! With our new Anti-aging clinic in the hotel, we now have doctors in house on call for...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Rich and exotic wood like mahogany fill the rooms, lovely flooring, decor and Mosaic tiles, wrought iron works and staircases. The feeling of being in an old mansion which was renovated and still maintains character. It has a pool and hot tub! Right downtown close...More

Thank Christopher F
Response from AdvisorHST, General Manager at Hotel Santo TomasResponded yesterday

Hi Chris, I love your title! Yes, built in 1908 and just full of lovely details, all which help to create lasting, Costa Rica vacation memories! A real joy our conversations and so happy that Raquel could de stress you a bit with that massage....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This boutique hotel on the north side of the central area is medium-sized and affordable, but punches well above its weight. The owner is an expat and makes a point of seeing things run smoothly and is often around to say ‘hi’. The staff are...More

Thank Colin F
Response from AdvisorHST, General Manager at Hotel Santo TomasResponded yesterday

Hi Colin, Hey , you are a really great writer, that is a clear, concise and very accurate posting! Wonderful having you stay and I am sure our guests will find it most helpful. Thank you so much for your kindness. Thomas, Heidy and Staff

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few nights in this hotel as we passed through San Jose on our way to and from the Caribbean coast. The rooms are very spacious with simple furniture and reasonably comfortable beds. The hotel staff is lovely and were very helpful in...More

1  Thank DrewF1980
Response from AdvisorHST, General Manager at Hotel Santo TomasResponded yesterday

Hi Drew, Thank you so much for the great review and kind words. Yes, our locations is spot on for walking to all sights, only four blocks from Central Avenue. All tours pick up and drop off right at the hotels front door and there...More

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Description
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 More 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. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Concierge
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Spa
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Romantic
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Family
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Business
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Romantic
,
Family
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Business
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$51 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Spa
,
Romantic
,
Family
,
Business
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
30
Price range
US$51 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
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Amenities (42)
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Greg D
30 October 2018|
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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... More
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alannis2018
11 October 2018|
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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... More
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LynnK21
27 August 2018|
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Hi Breakfast is served from 7 to 9 am by the pool. Thomas
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Room Tips
"The rooms with balconies overlooking the pool are worth the extra charge."
JoAllman27
18 Sep 2018
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"Quiet; ceiling fan was adequate for air, microwave available. Best customer service."
mswestlinn2015
31 Aug 2018
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"The rooms in the old mansion section do not have a/c, but I never needed it during my stay in August."
JRCZM
20 Aug 2018
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"No elevator so if stairs are an issue ask for a first floor room."
HowardHammerman
16 Aug 2018
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