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    Hotel Santo Tomas

    Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 meters west of INS Building, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

    I stayed at santo Tomas twice within my trip to Costa Rica which is adamant to how great a place it is! It may not look like much from the outside but looks can be deceiving and everything inside the hotel is lovely. The rooms...More

    Thank Z_Reviewz
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 13 June 2017

    Hey Z_Reviewz, I love that last line, (Overall if you give it a chance this little hotel will surprise you! ) and the rest of your description is spot on. Yes, I left lots of common areas with grass, trees, flowers and views , just...More

    Reviewed 28 May 2017

    I spent 3 nights at the Santo Tomas before a week on the Caribbean coast, monitoring the nesting of leatherback turtles, and a further 4 nights afterwards. The hotel is unpretentious and a good base for exploring San José. It is a converted mansion from...More

    Thank V7593GYneilg
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 13 June 2017

    Hi Yneilg, Great having you stay and wonderful you enjoyed the turtles nesting. There are many types of tours available and we urge our clients to be sure and ask about what they are and offer before booking. Sometime the traffic can be a challenge,...More

    Reviewed 28 May 2017

    This is our second time staying at this hotel. It is centrally located in an old colonial mansion. They rooms are large and tastefully decorated in period furnishings. No a/c in our room but with 2 large ceiling fans and a high 12 foot ceiling...More

    Thank LostGringo2013
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 18 June 2017

    Hi Lostgringo, Yep, those ceilings are 15 feet high: not 12 , you can play basketball in there ! The original rooms have a built in ventilation system in the crown molding, , very effective and unique ! Much better for you thann air-conditioning. The...More

    Reviewed 25 May 2017

    Don't be put off by the view from the street...Hotel Santo Tomas is a beautiful hidden gem! We spent our last four nights in Costa Rica there and were very comfortable and pleased with our choice! Omar, David and the rest of the staff made...More

    Thank TSOTP
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 13 June 2017

    Hola TSOTP, Hey love that title and at a little over 9000 sq feet, the original 1908 home is pretty neat ! As you stated from the street: not much , but once inside , a different story with the wooden and hand made mosaic...More

    Reviewed 22 May 2017

    It was my first time in Costa Rica and I'm one of those travelers who is interested in experiencing local businesses as opposed to large worldwide chains when it comes to accommodation and food. Hotel Santo Tomas is a lovely place right in the heart...More

    Thank Victoria G
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 13 June 2017

    Hi Victoria, Yep, that is correct built in 1908 and one of those local businesses, I opened the doors almost 28 years ago! Located only 4 blocks from central avenue and most sights . Sounds like a single female that felt safe, no reason not...More

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
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    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hot Tub
    • Outdoor pool
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    • US$63 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
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    maria p
    30 August 2017|
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    Response from AdvisorHST | Property representative |
    Hi, yes , we have off street , secure parking for $11.30 US $ per day includes the 13% CR tax. Regular price in lots are $1.25 per hour. Thomas
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    10 April 2017|
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    Response from gtrot | Reviewed this property |
    If you want a hotel close to the airport (about 15 minutes 5km a bit longer to go back to airport in the morning) but quiet and pleasant try Hotel Aeropuerto . But if downtown is for you I would e-mail Hotel Tomas direct and... More
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    8 March 2017|
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    Response from AdvisorHST | Property representative |
    Hi Urber is the best now and there are avaliable 24/7 as well. If you don't feel comfortable with that I have taxis that have been working with me for over 25 years that are always here on time for the transfer. Costa is... More
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    "All the rooms are very private. The second level has balconies over looking the pool, tropical gardens and..."
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    "Room 5 was alcove-facing I think. 2Q beds, only 2 other rooms in alcove. But with window open, you'll..."
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    "Old rooms are nice and quaint. Handicap rooms available."
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