Santo Tomas - San Jose (San Jose)

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 11.30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

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

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
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Gay friendly
  • Eco friendly
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Fan/ Extractor
  • Wardrobe
  • In-room desk
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet

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 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Centre
  • San Jose (San Jose)
    3000 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Restaurant la Terrasse (cuisine: French)
    600 ft
  • La Casona de Laly (cuisine: Argentinean, Costa Rican)
    600 ft
Parks
  • National Park (Parque Nacional)
    800 ft
  • Central Park (Parque Central)
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    30

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Rooms and availability

Santo Tomas photos Room
Superior Plus Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 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:

Superior Plus Room

Santo Tomas photos Room
Standard Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • 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:

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!  

Standard First Floor Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Located on the 1st floor of the original building, this spacious room has a queen-size bed and a small seating area with a table and 2 chairs. It offers flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom.

King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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Room Description:

1 King Bed Nonsmoking

Junior Suite
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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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!

Santo Tomas photos Room
Superior Double Room
Courtyard view
  • 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:High speed internet
  • 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:

Located on the 2nd floor of the new building, this spacious room has a queen-size bed and a small seating area with a table and 2 chairs. It offers flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom.

Superior Second Floor Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Located on the 2nd floor of the new building, this spacious room has a queen-size bed and a small seating area with a table and 2 chairs. It offers flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom.

Superior First Floor Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Located on the 1st floor of the original building, this spacious room has high ceilings and hardwood floors, 2 queen-size beds and a small seating area with a table and 2 chairs. It offers a large flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies) .

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • 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:

Located on the 2nd floor of the new building, this spacious room has high ceilings and hardwood floors, 2 queen-size beds and a small seating area with a table and 2 chairs. It offers flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Deluxe Second Floor Queen Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds

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Room Description:

Located on the 2nd floor of the new building, this spacious room has high ceilings and hardwood floors, 2 queen-size beds and a small seating area with a table and 2 chairs. It offers flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom. Please note that the price is based on 2 guests. Maximum occupancy is 4 guests (see Hotel Policies).

Deluxe Second Floor Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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Room Description:

Located on the 2nd floor of the new building, this stylish modern suite has a queen-size bed and a balcony with stunning views. It offers flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom.

Santo Tomas photos Room
Deluxe Queen Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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

Located on the 2nd floor of the new building, this stylish modern suite has a queen-size bed and a balcony with stunning views. It offers flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom.

Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

QUADRUPLE DELUXE TWO QUEEN BEDS. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

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

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:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:High speed internet
  • 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:

This economy room has a small seating area with a table and chair, flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom.

Economy Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This economy room has a small seating area with a table and chair, flat-screen cable TV and a private bathroom.

Luxury 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

Santo Tomas Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • sky walk1.6 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Metropolitan Cathedral1400 ft
  • San Juan de Dios Hospital3000 ft
  • Metropolitan Hospital Costa Rica3300 ft
  • La California Hospital3700 ft
  • Hospital Hotel La Catolica1.5 mi

Museums

  • Pre-Colombian Gold Museum1000 ft
  • Jade Museum1700 ft
  • Costa Rica National Museum2000 ft
  • Costa Rican Art Museum1.5 mi

Theaters

  • National Theatre of Costa Rica1000 ft
  • National Theatre of Costa Rica1000 ft

Local attractions

  • Cementerio General de San Jose1.1 mi
    Calle 24 y 26 en la Avenida 10
  • Riish and Toosh Afro Costa Rican Paintings1.4 mi
    San Pedro-Vargas Araya, From the Vargas Araya Perimercados supermarket 100m West, 75 North. Monterrey de Montes de Oca
  • Universidad de Costa Rica1.6 mi
    San Pedro Montes de Oca
  • Costa Rica Fun Adventures1.2 mi
    P.O.Box: 100
  • Museo de Arte Costarricense1.5 mi
    Parque Metropolitano de La Sabana

Near the hotel

  • Galeria Namu400 ft
    7th Avenue Between 5th And 7th Streets
  • National Park (Parque Nacional)800 ft
    Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 Barrio Carmen
  • National Theater 1200 ft
    Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose
  • Correos de Costa Rica 1300 ft
    C. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 Barrio La Merced
  • Templo de la Musica400 ft
    Avenida 3 Calle 7
  • Precolumbian Gold Museum1100 ft
    Calle 5 between Central and 2nd Ave
  • Plaza de la Cultura1100 ft
    Avenida Central at Calle 3

Restaurants nearby

  • Restaurant la Terrasse600 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

  • Padrisimo600 ft

    Address: Canal 7

  • La Criollita900 ft

    Address: Avenida 7
    Phone: 2256--6511

    66% likes this, based on 49 reviews
    Cuisine: Costa Rican

  • La Casona de Laly600 ft

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

    68% likes this, based on 59 reviews
    Cuisine: Argentinean, Costa Rican

  • La Gauchada800 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan Jose (San Jose)Santo Tomas

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

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Santo Tomas Reviews

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

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 82 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 Santo Tomas - San Jose (San Jose) San Jose (San Jose) location
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Centre
  • San Jose (San Jose)
    3000 ft
Airports
Restaurants
  • Restaurant la Terrasse (cuisine: French)
    600 ft
  • La Casona de Laly (cuisine: Argentinean, Costa Rican)
    600 ft
Parks
  • National Park (Parque Nacional)
    800 ft
  • Central Park (Parque Central)
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    30

Hotel Awards

Costa RicanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedSan Jose (San Jose)Santo Tomas

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

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