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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Overview

Hotel Santo Tomas offers 3-star accommodation just off Jade Museum. The hotel opened its doors in 1908 and was remodeled in 2011. You will find a luggage storage, a cash machine and a cloakroom at the property.

National Museum in approximately 10 minutes' walk from the hotel and Central Park is about 15 minutes' walk away. The property boasts location within 1 km from San Jose city center.

Guests can visit a museum and a theatre in the area.

Hotel Santo Tomas lies 10 km away from Tobias Bolanos airport.

Rooms

A storage space, flat-screen TV and a writing table are included in every room. Guests can relax overlooking the mountain from the modern rooms. The hotel comprises 30 rooms, each one features a Victorian decoration.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. Guests can savour healthy food served in the garden restaurant onsite. La Casona de Laly and La Estancia Argentina are situated in a charming area, about 200 meters from the venue.

Services

Computers, a business centre and a copier make Hotel Santo Tomas ideal for business travelers.

Relax

Such spa facilities like a wellness centre and a solarium highlight this hotel. The hotel offers fitness classes and a gym area available 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
Wi-Fi
Parking

USD 11.30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

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 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
  • Pool view

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ 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
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
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 Namu300 ft7th Avenue Between 5th And 7th Streets
Templo de la MusicaTemplo de la Musica400 ftAvenida 3 Calle 7
National Park (Parque Nacional)National Park (Parque Nacional)800 ftBordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 Barrio Carmen
Precolumbian Gold MuseumPrecolumbian Gold Museum1200 ftCalle 5 between Central and 2nd Ave
National Theater National Theater 1300 ftSecond Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose
Plaza de la CulturaPlaza de la Cultura1200 ftAvenida Central at Calle 3
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Restaurant la TerrasseRestaurant la Terrasse600 ftAvenida 9 (Barrio Otoya), calle 15
PadrisimoPadrisimo500 ftCanal 7
La Casona de LalyLa Casona de Laly600 ftC. 2, Avdas. Central-1
La GauchadaLa Gauchada800 ft175m sur del Canal 7
La CriollitaLa Criollita1000 ftAvenida 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
Correos de Costa Rica Correos de Costa Rica 1300 ftC. 2, between Avdas. 1 and 3 Barrio La Merced
Jade MuseumJade Museum1600 ftCentral Av Street 13 and 13 bis
Museum of Contemporary Art and DesignMuseum of Contemporary Art and Design1800 ftAvenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17
Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) 1800 ftBordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1
Central Park (Parque Central)Central Park (Parque Central)1800 ftCalle Central at Avenida 2 Barrio La Catedral
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Getting around
Airports
Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)4.6 mi
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Reviews
7.8
FabulousBased on  73  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
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
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)4.6 mi
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