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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 March 2014

We stayed here one night, before flying home the next morning. There's a nice gym if you were to stay there longer, the pool and hot tub are clean. breakfast is simple yet good for the price of the hotel. the owner made the rounds at breakfast answering travel questions and just being generally friendly. Our room did not have...

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

Hi Julien, Very nice to have you stay and to chat with in the morning over breakfast. I really appreciate it when clients enjoy the FREE breakfast. The 15 foot tall ceilings make for a nice feeling and keep everything cool. Wonderful to know you will return, thank you for the fine review! Safe travels Thomas

Napa
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The hotel was a great place to unwind from the plane trip. Good sized rooms with high ceilings. The small pool was a nice touch. The hotel staff was very helpful. If I ever find myself in San Jose again I'll be sure to give this hotel a call.

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

Hi NapaDavid B, Nice Review ! Thank You ! We have many clients that start and finish their Costa Rica Adventure here with us. Lots of time clients will stay three or more days, adjusting and taking some of the many days tours we have from San Jose. Especially Europeans, that have such a time difference or travelers that the...

West Carrollton, Ohio
Reviewed 4 March 2014

We stayed at this hotel for just one day, it was a beautiful hotel. The floors, tiles, rooms, pool area, sitting room on the second floor overlooking the pool--all were wonderful. The staff were so nice, especially the gentleman at the front desk greeting us, I believe his name is Ricardo, and the gentleman in the restaurant in the evening,...

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

Hi Barb G, Love your title ( Beautiful Hotel) Nice Thank You! It's so wonderful that you mentioned some of my staff by their name. I will make sure they see your review. It's really rewarding to have clients that really see and appreciate what a good job my staff does, again thank you . Warmest Regards Thomas

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 2 March 2014

This a duplicate review as I am consolidating two reviewer accounts. "We stayed at Hotel Santo Tomas on Feb. 22nd, 2013. It was a great point to walk to the downtown area or relax in their pool and hot tub. Our second floor room was spacious, clean and had a very nice bath and tiled shower. The breakfast was tasty...

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

Hi Janaronnie, Thank You for the wonderful review. I think your really describes in a nice, concise manner , what it is we offer here at the Hotel Santo Tomas. We have been doing it now for the past 24 years and continue to strive to make it better. For our future clients , it really is a good idea...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 March 2014

My partner and I stumbled across this hotel after a very tiring overnight flight. Despite our early arrival the owner and front desk staff were incredibly kind and accommodating!!! The room was spacious, overlooking the pool and it was a comfortable bed. Breakfast was good and in the evening we had some nice ceviche in the hotel's restaurant. The owner...

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

Hi Trish, I have many travelers and their partners stay with us, I have been doing this for over 24 years and it's always great to meet and greet new clients. Great to know we got you off to a wonderful start here in Costa Rica . Looking forward to having you stay again! Thomas

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2014

If you really, really want to stay in San Jose, then this hotel isn't a bad option, with some reservations. A sign requesting tips for help with baggage greets one on the way up to the rooms, and envelopes left on the dresser for tips for both room and desk staff are not good introductions to the hotel. I understand...

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

Hi In60s, Yes, I have signs requesting that you tip for baggage service. I don't know of any small three star or four start hotel in the world, that provides baggage service now, let alone free. Many times, clients think just because they are in a Latin country, they are superior and won't tip. NO ONE has to tip, if...

Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 28 February 2014

Nice and fairly big room, friendly staff and good location close to the centre. We were a family of four and stayed in a room with two double beds, which worked fine. Stayed there on our first and last nights in Costa Rica since we were arriving late and leaving early.

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

Hi Thomas, great having you and your family stay here with us. I have had more clients from Sweden this year , than in the last 24 ! Many times the European traveler will stay the first three or four days after arrival just to adjust and do some planning and then off they go. I am more than happy...

San Jose
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We only stayed here one night, but I would come back if I had too. The host/front desk was very friendly. He carried my girlfriends bag upstairs and let us know all that was going on (when breakfast was, etc.). The room was small, but clean and looked great. The bed wasnt too firm nor soft, somewhere in the middle....

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

Hi Wrums, Very nice and well written review - Thank You ! Lots of couples stay here and just chill the first there for four days, a few day trips and a long soak in the hot tub and you are ready for the rest. We assist in all types of travel arrangements , day tours, overnight Tortuguerro, rafting, car...

Toronto
Reviewed 26 February 2014

A good old hotel, reminds one of the high colonial period. The bed was old style, but comfortable. The people at the front were polite, respectful, helpful. Breakfast was tasty. The bathroom was not all that great. But still, for the price, quite a good way to start the vacation.

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

Hola Hamfat, I would have thought you were a southern boy like me , with a TripAdviosr name like that, I love it, as Emeril the famous chef says, pork fat rules! You stayed in one of our economy rooms and they are a bit small, but as you said for the price - Hey!! I have five different room...

Key Largo, Florida
Reviewed 25 February 2014

We stayed here during our week long adventure in Costa Rica back in August of 2013. After flying in and taking a shuttle to the hotel, we arrived at Santo Tomas. The check-in process was easy and we were shown to our room. The room was very spacious, and had all of our needs. The one oddity was that the...

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

Hi Buck, Man you are a great writer, super good review and you really covered all of the bases. I think perspective clients will be able to form a pretty good idea of what the place is like. Yes, you are correct our location is great for seeing the city, taking the many day tours we offer and just chilling,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • 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
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public 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: $86 - $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
#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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“upgrade to second floor rooms with queen size bed”
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“The better rooms (upstairs) are a little more expensive but worth the extra price.”
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“2nd floor rooms around #30s are nice. Sweet sitting area/terrace.”
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“All the rooms have strategic locations, however, my favorite rooms are the upstairs rooms which have very impressive views.”
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