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 bathroom had no "ceiling" and was open to the room since the room ceiling was quite high. The only issue this caused was that after a shower the steam took a bit to get out of the room, but no biggie. We quickly discovered the bar and bartender Carlos, who was excellent. He even made us dinner one night when we didn't feel like going out (and the chef wasn't available), and told us a lot about the country and city. The hotel was in a prime spot close to downtown, and we easily walked to the downtown market streets and the nearby park. Lots of stores / grocery stores / restaurants were very near by. We didn't venture out at night much, but across the street there are 2 good restaurants, and of course the mini-restaurant in the hotel. Can't forget about the full breakfast each morning either, complete with fresh fruit, gallo pinto & eggs. The hot tub was wonderful after a long day exploring the city or nearby nature exhibits. The front desk (and owner) assisted us multiple times in booking local tours, walking tours, and were generally very helpful. I highly recommend this hotel and would stay there again in a heartbeat if we come across San Jose again!
Thank you for everything Carlos, Tomas, and the rest of the staff!
- 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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