Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose

7Th Avenue, Between 3Rd And 5Th Street, San Jose, Costa Rica, SJO-1000  show map
 3 stars
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Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 11.30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Infinity pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

Hotel Santo Tomas is located in a cultural area of San Jose in 10 minutes walking distance from Central Park . The hotel's Victorian building set in the center of San Jose was completely refurbished in 2011.

Parque Espana is about 10 minutes' walk away. Hotel Santo Tomas is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of San Jose.

Hotel Santo Tomas offers a stunning view to its guests.

Hotel Santo Tomas is within a 15-minute drive to Tobias Bolanos airport.

Rooms

The comfortable hotel comprises classic rooms with fresh décor appointed with a minibar, climate control, LCD flat-screen TV, cable television and a balcony. Some rooms have the city view. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and a magnifying mirror.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. A fine selection of international dishes is served at the garden restaurant. The small bar serves a selection of cocktails and liqueurs. Serving both food and drinks, La Casona de Laly and Cafe Moro Restaurante are situated around 200 meters from the property.

Services

Hotel Santo Tomas offers medical service, laundry and 24-hour security.

Relax

Cribs, a play area and a pool are available for guests with children. Fitness classes and a gym are provided on-site.

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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Gay friendly
  • Eco friendly
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Postal service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Children's pool
  • Water slides
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Aqua park
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Paid in-room safe
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fan/ Extractor
  • Wardrobe
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

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

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 8 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

7Th Avenue, Between 3Rd And 5Th Street, San Jose, Costa Rica, SJO-1000

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City Center
  • San Jose
    3000 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Restaurant la Terrasse (cuisine: French)
    500 ft
  • Padrisimo
    600 ft
Parks
  • Central Park
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Hotel Santo Tomas photos Room
Superior Plus Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior Plus Room

Hotel Santo Tomas photos Room
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
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  • General:Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Work desk
  • Clothes rack
  • Ceiling fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Free local calls
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room (One Queen Bed)

Two-Bedroom Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Dining:Dining area
Room Description:

Standard|Twin 2 Bedroom And Dining Room

Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Hotel Santo Tomas photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Queen-size beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Work desk
  • Clothes rack
  • Ceiling fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Free local calls
  • Voice mail
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|Double Superior Queen Bed

Hotel Santo Tomas photos Room
Deluxe Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Work desk
  • Clothes rack
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Voice mail
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Double (2 dbl beds)

Hotel Santo Tomas photos Room
Deluxe Queen Suite
  • Room size:

    540 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
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  • General:Clothes rack
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Deluxe|Quadruple Deluxe Two Queen Beds

Hotel Santo Tomas photos Room
DeLuxe Plus Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Television
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe Twin Plus

Hotel Santo Tomas photos Room
Economy Room
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Clothes rack
  • Fan
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Local calls
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Economy Room (One DBL Bed)

Business Guest Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Toiletries
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Down comforter
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Guestrooms feature down comforters, down blankets, and premium bedding. Rooms offer one double bed and one twin bed. Televisions with cable TV. They offer business-friendly amenities like complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, in-room safes and direct-dial phones. Air conditioning is also included. Complimentary toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast!

 

Business Junior Suite
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Turndown service
  • Bathroom:Toiletries
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Down comforter
Room Description:

Guestrooms with city or courtyard views. Junior Suites feature down comforters, down blankets, and premium bedding. Tv's with cable service. They offer business-friendly amenities like complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, in-room safes and direct-dial phones. Air conditioning is also included. Complimentary toiletries. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast!

Luxury Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room - City View

Hotel Santo Tomas Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • sky walk1.6 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Parque La Sabana1.1 mi
    San JoseCosta Rica
  • El Pueblo4.8 mi
    Pavas, San Jose
  • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica6.0 mi
    Alto de las Palomas, Santa Ana
  • Pueblo Antiguo 3.7 mi
    2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
  • Inbio Parque5.1 mi
    Calle Pricipal, Heredia

Near the hotel

  • Precolumbian Gold Museum400 ft
    Calle 5, San Jose
  • Jade Museum 1100 ft
    Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose
  • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design1700 ft
    Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose
  • Metropolitan Church 2000 ft
    Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose
  • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar1100 ft
    Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden1600 ft
    Barrio Tournon, San Jose
  • Central Park 1700 ft
    Calle Central at Avenida 2, San Jose

Restaurants nearby

  • Restaurant la Terrasse500 ft

    Address: Avenida 9 (Barrio Otoya), calle 15
    Phone: 0050689398470

    81% likes this, based on 119 reviews
    Cuisine: French
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 35

  • La Casona de Laly600 ft

    Address: C. 2, Avdas. Central-1
    Phone: 2288 5807

    69% likes this, based on 60 reviews
    Cuisine: Argentinean, Costa Rican

  • La Estancia Argentina900 ft

    Address: Barrio Amon, Calle 7

    56% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: Argentinean

  • Padrisimo600 ft

    Address: Canal 7

  • La Gauchada900 ft

    Address: 175m sur del Canal 7
    Phone: 2232 6916

    66% likes this, based on 40 reviews
    Cuisine: Argentinean
    Price Range: USD 1 - USD 16

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JoseHotel Santo Tomas

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

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Hotel Santo Tomas Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Santo Tomas

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 77 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Single
    8.2

    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.

  • Couple
    8.4

    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.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    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.,

  • Single
    10.0

    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.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    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.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    generally very good

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

  • Single
    6.6

    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.

  • Single
    7.8

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

    Location not so good at night.

  • Single
    10.0

    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!

  • Older travelers
    5.0

    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!!!

  • Single
    8.8

    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.

  • Single
    5.0

    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.

  • Single
    8.8

    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.

  • Single
    8.2

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

  • Couple
    8.2

    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.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose San Jose location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

7Th Avenue, Between 3Rd And 5Th Street, San Jose, Costa Rica, SJO-1000

Get directions
City Center
  • San Jose
    3000 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Restaurant la Terrasse (cuisine: French)
    500 ft
  • Padrisimo
    600 ft
Parks
  • Central Park
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan JoseHotel Santo Tomas

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

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