Santo Tomas - San Jose (San Jose)

7Th Avenue, Between 3Rd And 5Th Street, San Jose (San Jose), Costa Rica, SJO-1000show map
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FabulousBased on  82 reviews
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Overview

Santo Tomas Hotel offers a comfortable accommodation in San Jose. Featuring historical architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1908.

The hotel has an ideal location in the center of San Jose within a 10-minute walk of Parque Espana. The distance between San Jose city center and the property is 1 km.

Santo Tomas Hotel offers a stunning view to its guests.

Tobias Bolanos airport lies within 15 minutes' drive away from Santo Tomas Hotel.

Rooms

This property has 30 guestrooms including economy flat, superior second floor queen room and deluxe second floor queen suite appointed with complimentary wireless internet, a mini bar, climate control, a laptop-size safe and LCD TV. Staying at Santo Tomas Hotel guests can enjoy the city. They also include bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and a magnifying mirror.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. The hotel features a garden restaurant serving international cuisine. The small bar serves a selection of cocktails and liqueurs. Serving a wide range of dishes, La Gauchada and Restaurant la Terrasse can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

Santo Tomas Hotel welcomes guests, offering a storage room, a designated area for smoking and an ATM along with computers, a business centre and a meeting room.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with cribs, a play area and a pool. On-site fitness amenities include fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at USD 11.30 per day.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 11.30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Postal service

Dining

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Water slides
  • Children's play area

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Open-air bath

Room view

  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • In-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Fan/ Extractor
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • HBO available
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 8 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
8 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Metropolitan CathedralMetropolitan Cathedral1700 ft
San Juan de Dios HospitalSan Juan de Dios Hospital3300 ft
Pre-Colombian Gold MuseumPre-Colombian Gold Museum1000 ft
Jade MuseumJade Museum1700 ft
Costa Rica National MuseumCosta Rica National Museum2000 ft
National Theatre of Costa RicaNational Theatre of Costa Rica1400 ft
Galeria NamuGaleria Namu400 ft7th Avenue Between 5th And 7th Streets
Templo de la MusicaTemplo de la Musica500 ftAvenida 3 Calle 7
National Park (Parque Nacional)National Park (Parque Nacional)900 ftBordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 Barrio Carmen
Precolumbian Gold MuseumPrecolumbian Gold Museum1300 ftCalle 5 between Central and 2nd Ave
Plaza de la CulturaPlaza de la Cultura1300 ftAvenida Central at Calle 3
Correos de Costa Rica Correos de Costa Rica 1300 ftC. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 Barrio La Merced
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Restaurant la TerrasseRestaurant la Terrasse500 ftAvenida 9 (Barrio Otoya), calle 15
La Casona de LalyLa Casona de Laly600 ftC. 2, Avdas. Central-1
PadrisimoPadrisimo600 ftCanal 7
La GauchadaLa Gauchada900 ft175m sur del Canal 7
La Estancia ArgentinaLa Estancia Argentina1000 ftBarrio Amon, Calle 7
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sky walksky walk1.6 mi
Metropolitan Hospital Costa RicaMetropolitan Hospital Costa Rica3700 ft
La California HospitalLa California Hospital3700 ft
Hospital Hotel La CatolicaHospital Hotel La Catolica1.5 mi
Costa Rican Art MuseumCosta Rican Art Museum1.5 mi
National Theater National Theater 1400 ftSecond Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose
Jade MuseumJade Museum1700 ftCentral Av Street 13 and 13 bis
Central Bank (Banco Central)Central Bank (Banco Central)1700 ftAvenida Central y Primera, Calles 2 y 4
Central Park (Parque Central)Central Park (Parque Central)1800 ftCalle Central at Avenida 2 Barrio La Catedral
Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) 1800 ftBordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1
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Getting around
Airports
Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)4.5 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  82  reviews
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel staff were extremely friendly and always available to help you with any questions or needs. The room and bathroom were spacious. The location was perfect for exploring San Jose.

    It can be very loud.

  • 8.4
    Superb

    The manager was very friendly and when he heard my husband was on crutches he upgraded us for free. He also got my parents a better room for the same price when they visited us. Also, one of our mornings we slept in past the breakfast time and they served us anyway. The staff recommended a great place for lunch down the street and even recommended a cheaper place for me to do my laundry instead of their own laundry service.

    Waiting with our car in the street while one of us had to enter the hotel and ask them to open the parking area was somewhat annoying. However it was safer if it was open all the time.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I liked everything about this hotel. It's a small, cozy, family oriented hotel with great service and excellent food service.The staff was very attentive and simpathetic. The hotel owner was always around and making himself useful. Our experience was excellent. I would recommend this hotel and wilkl definitely stay there on my next visit to San Jose, Costa Rica.,

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I was very happy with the hotel. The staff were very accommodating and the room was quiet and clean. It was an excellent price for its location downtown, within walking distance of everything in el centro, and good advice/map from the staff.

    The restaurant was not open for lunch, and the free breakfast didn't have much choice, but there are plenty of places to eat close by. This may be the case only in the off-season, I don't know.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The staff is wonderful and very helpful. We had a balcony room which makes all the difference because it is full of light.

    Stairs stairs stairs.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    generally very good

    Did not get the room we booked. No hot water for shower the first morning

  • 6.6
    Good

    Great staff. Very helpful and friendly. Good coffee and breakfast.

    Toilet was old and smelled bad. People sitting in restaurant talking loud and drinking in the evening, thank god for my ear plugs.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Nice & helpfull staff. Beautifull old style building. great swimming pool

    Location not so good at night.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Everything. I was greeted upon arrival by the owner, Tomas, an American man. He stayed and chatted with me while check in desk was busy. We shared travel stories etc. lovely man. Made me feel right at home. The jacuzzi and pool were perfect after a long bus journey to just relax. Beer was cheap. All staff were very friendly. Place was super clean and oh my goodness the bed was amazing! I wish I could have stated more than one night however I am on a bus mission to Mexico City for Dia de Los Muertos!

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Your quoted rate was not honored!!!! The desk said, "rate was just to hold room reservation"....we were charged $48.00 dollars more for the 4 days.... YOU SHOULD MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU LIST ON YOUR SITE IS WHAT THE HOTEL CHARGES!!!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The Manager and Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I really appreciated the personal touch they gave to all they did. I would definitely stay here again

    True of most of the places I stayed in Costa Rica, the showers could have been a bit up to date with a good spray. also, the room was quite dim, which I can appreciate given the new lighting requirements and low wattage bulbs, but a bit brighter would be nice. I like to read at night and it was pretty dim in the room.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Don't stay upstairs; the downstairs rooms are the same and much cheaper. I attempted to get a room for $50 a night and ended up spending more than $80. There is a 13% tax on top of the price and if you want to invite a friend up to your room it costs $15 and you can not have more than one friend. No AC. No ice machine. You have to pay for water. The deal breaker for me is that some of the staff is quite judgmental. If my money's good and I'm not destroying your room, let alone over-paying for it, then I would prefer you just smile as I walk by. I would not recommend this motel to some one I liked.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    An oasis in San Jose. A lovely, small and friendly hotel in central San Jose. Very nice room - in the new 'wing'. Excellent staff and a very engaging owner, Thomas. Recommended.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Friendly, helpful staff, good facilities, with an excellent, well priced restaurant.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Pleasant staff, very helpfull owner, tasty breakfast next to the pool. Room was clean and neat. Wifi is fast and reliable.

    The room was rather basic with no window.

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Highlights
8
FabulousBased on  82 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 8 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
8 years or adults
Extra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Airports
Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)4.5 mi
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