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Hotel Santo Tomas
Ranked #8 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Stayed 2 nights at Santo Tomas. The staff and the owner Thomas were great to help us with arranging for a rental car to be delivered to the hotel, exchanging money for us and storing our extra luggage while we travelled to Tortuguero. The dinner and breakfast was decent, as was the bar. Had fun sitting in the jacuzzi. The rooms were clean and roomy. The hotel is very close to the museums and the pedestrian only shopping district in the center of town. The onyl negative was that they lost our reservation for our second night and had to give us a less expensive room. I would recommend this hotel as a a great place to stay if you want to be near downtown. Keep in mind, you will hear street noise, traffic, horns, sirens, but it was largely ignorable. Great value for the price.

Room Tip: Stayed in both a balcony room and a regular room. The balcony was better, we had a view of the poo...
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

I found the hotel to be clean and the staff courteous. I really enjoyed the architectural details and the beautiful wood furniture and flooring. The only issue that we seemed to encounter was a car alarm that kept going off at odd hours of the night/early morning, but that is probably a one off event and is something outside of the hotels control. Thus, I will plan on coming back to the hotel again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

My daughter & I stayed here for one night before leaving Costa Rica. The hotel is located within walking distance of the market, gold museum, and cathedral. The owner and staff are very friendly and helpful. The pool and hot tub are wonderful. The meal in the restaurant was excellent and I would hightly recommend this place and staying and exploring San Jose!

Room Tip: There is a newer addition with nice rooms. Ours was clean, but old bathroom and room was poorly lit...
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel for one night in February 2012. Our room was basic but clean and fine as an overnight stop before starting our fabulous holiday in Costa Rica. Breakfast was good and the owner Thomas was very friendly and helpful. Unable to say what the area was like as we arrived late and left early next morning. Pool looked nice though.

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

We found Santo Tomas to be a friendly, clean and comfortable facility. Very helpful staff.

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Reviewed 17 February 2012

Stayed here at the beginning and end of a month long trip to Costa Rica. Excellent location for the centre. Nicely renovated old building. We stayed in one of the cheaper rooms which was on the ground floor and a little dark - but this was fine for us. Although not large the bed was very comfortable. There are more expensive larger and lighter rooms if that is what you want. All of the staff we met were very pleasant and helpful. Breakfasts were basic but nice. Excellent patio area with a clean swimming pool. We would have no hesitation in using again should we visit San Jose. Recommended

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

We have stayed here three times in the past 6 years. It is an excellent location, easy taxi ride from the airport. Local character, charm, and relaxing environment are why we enjoy staying here. The on-sight restaurant offers wonderful food. The breakfast is included, and dinner is delicious too. The location is good for wandering the downtown sights and the market is always one of our stops. We have always felt safe walking the area in day and night. The owners and staff are extremely helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 meters west of INS Building, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 77 Hotels in San Jose
Price Range: £47 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Santo Tomas 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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