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Hotel Santo Tomas

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
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Enfield CT
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hotel in the heart of San Jose Costa Rica. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is older, but very well kept. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Wide screen TVs , pool, complete gym, breakfast, tours booked for you...if you need anything-- just ask and they'll help you out. The only problem I...

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only spent a night at the Hotel Santo Tomas on our way back home, but it was so pleasant we wished we'd had longer to stay. The upstairs room was spacious and comfortable and just outside, on the landing, was a lounge with attractive rattan furniture. Downstairs was a Jacuzzi with a tiled sliding board that led to a...

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

Hola Gary N Ginny, I love it when clients enjoy the facilities, yes, that is really good for the bodies joints, nice n hot in the jacuzzi and then as you said a refreshing soak in the ambient temperature pool. Do that at least three 20 minute cycles and you will feel better ! Thank you for remembering David and...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I try to avoid boxy hotel rooms, general brands and do my best to stay in something unique and local. Hotel Santo Tomas is really a sweet and charming place. Upon check-in, I was upgraded - nice surprise. Great areas everywhere to sit and relax. The pool is nice, breakfast is simple and tasty. Service was great, we got the...

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

Hola Jozsef C, Your title is wonderful and your comments are really appreciated . Yes, it is a very central location for walking to everything, day tours, bus stations and if you are traveling to the Caribbean side, the route is three blocks away turn right and then straight East you go to the ocean and then right at Limon...

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited Costa Rica about three times a year starting in 2013. I've visited San José for Spring Break, for the Summer vacation and Christmas. Every year I spend my October birthday in the city of San José and I reside at Hotel Santo Tomás. I am always treated as an individual and a guest - not like a...

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

Saludos Eugene ! Its always great to see your smiling face in the hotel. You are truly one of the nicest clients we have , a real class act. As you know I do try to appear every morning to meet and great our guests. I really like what you said about being treated as an individual and guest, that...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely upstairs room with balcony overlooking the pool gave us the opportunity to trot round the sights in central San Jose. Maybe not the first choice after landing at the airport because there is no way to avoid the traffic on the constantly repaired bridge but plan any tours out of San Jose with that road in mind . The...

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

Howdy Gtrot, Bridge is almost finished I am happy to say, the new one will fix the problem. Every city goes thru this. Our location is prefect for going to the Caribbean side and for taking some of the many day tours we offer in the hotel. Pick up and drop is right in the hotels lobby, very convenient. As...

Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fourth vacation in Costa Rica, third stay in Hotel Santo Tomas. This an absolutely beautiful building, scrupulously clean but with character and a welcoming vibe. It's perfectly located, close to so many interesting things to see and do in San Jose. Even more importantly, the staff here are the best! Welcoming, friendly, genuinely helpful - even willing to help me...

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

Hi OntarioPmr, Great seeing you both again and we really do have lots of repeat clients after 27 years. I designed the new additions to the hotel over the years to provide just what you stated , areas to relax, recharge, chat with other guests and not be stuck in a room looking at the TV. There really are some...

Wauwatosa, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Santo Tomas was beautiful inside. A locked gate allows entry to guests, and serves as added security. Inside, the tile floors and polished wood were typical Costa Rican beauty. The pool was small but really nice. We loved the hot tub with slide into the pool - unique and fun. Rooms were standard clean rooms. A nice bed, working...

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

Hola Rebecca, What an absolutely well written and accurately, descriptive review ! I am so happy you commented about how everyone says San Jose is dangerous and yada, yada, yada ! Has anyone checked the crime rates in lots of places it the USA. I have traveled the world and it always comes back to using good common sense. Our...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 4 nights to revisit the capital and surrounding area. We arrived (from Tracopa Bus Terminal 12 blocks south) via $10 taxi and buzzed the sidewalk gate to enter the Victorian lobby. The English speaking receptionist checked us in and took our bag to our reserved Superior Plus Upstairs. The tiled high ceiling Room #35 had...

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

Hi Gene, Its hard for me to believe, that the hotel has been open for over 27 years of its 107 year old existence, what a magnificent property ! Your description of your experience is just spot on and is of great value to prospective travelers to The Santo Tomas. Just to make everyone aware about the internet being a...

Oldbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You pay your money and take your choices. This place has its own particular ambience. Very sociable but not for all. Very big room. Basic breakfast cooked by the Gods. Helpful travel advice available.

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

Hi AndrewG, You know that is absolutely correct and this is what happens in life. You are telling travelers to accept responsibility for their decisions and don't snivel about it . I understand everyone wants a champagne experience on a beer budget. I am no different, but when I travel and select the cheapest room in a hotel , well...

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Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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
  • 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: $85 - $148 (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
#3 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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“upgrade to second floor rooms with queen size bed”
 of 5 bubbles 66birchpoint, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The better rooms (upstairs) are a little more expensive but worth the extra price.”
 of 5 bubbles garton93pr, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor rooms around #30s are nice. Sweet sitting area/terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles j0zsefc, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have strategic locations, however, my favorite rooms are the upstairs rooms which have very impressive views.”
 of 5 bubbles 381eugenec, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try for a balcony over the pool”
 of 5 bubbles gtrot, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
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