Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Infinity pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

Overview

Featuring a casino, a sundeck and an outdoor swimming pool, Hotel Santo Tomas provides 30 rooms with a stunning view of the city. An example of Victorian architecture, this hotel opened in 1908 and was fully restored in 2011.

The property is about 5 minutes' walk of Plaza de la Cultura, Parque Espana and National Park . This lovely venue is 1 km away from the center of San Jose.

Jade Museum is just 350 meters from the hotel and Central Park is 500 meters away.

Guests can reach Hotel Santo Tomas by car from Tobias Bolanos airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

The rooms in Hotel Santo Tomas come with an in-room safe, LCD flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, a private balcony and a separate toilet. The property boasts views of Morazan Park from its rooms. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the bar. The poolside restaurant provides healthy meals. La Casona de Laly offers argentinean and costa rican dishes and lies 200 meters away.

Services

Along with currency exchange, a safe deposit box and a baggage storage there are computers, a business center and a meeting room available on the premises.

Relax

On-site spa facilities feature a wellness center, a solarium and a hot tub. Fitness classes and a gym are among the on-site facilities.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   30.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Gay friendly
  • Eco friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bank service
  • Postal service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Children's play area
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Infinity pool
  • Casino
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room view

  • City view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Sitting area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • HBO available
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 8 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • San Jose
    900 m
Airports
  • Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)
    7.4 km
  • Juan Santamarнa International (SJO)
    15.9 km
Restaurants
  • Restaurant la Terrasse (cuisine: French)
    180 m
  • Padrisimo
    150 m
Parks
  • Central Park (Parque Central)
    490 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    30

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Rooms and availability

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Superior Plus Double Room
Bed type: Queen-size bed
Size: 30 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
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    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or 1 Super King-size bed or Queen-size bed
    Size: 25 m²
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    • Private bathroom
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      Superior Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 2 Queen-size beds
      Size: 50 m²
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        Deluxe Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or 2 Queen-size beds
        Size: 30 m²
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        Double Deluxe With Balcony

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          Deluxe Suite
          Bed type: Queen-size bed
          Size: 50 m²
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            DeLuxe Plus Twin Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds
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              Economy Room
              Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
              Size: 25 m²
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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose San Jose location
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                Hotel Address:

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

                Get directions
                City Center
                • San Jose
                  900 m
                Airports
                • Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)
                  7.4 km
                • Juan Santamarнa International (SJO)
                  15.9 km
                Restaurants
                • Restaurant la Terrasse (cuisine: French)
                  180 m
                • Padrisimo
                  150 m
                Parks
                • Central Park (Parque Central)
                  490 m
                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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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • sky walk - 2.6 km

                Popular areas

                • City Center - 800 m

                Local attractions

                • Parque La Sabana - 1.8 km
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                • El Pueblo - 7.8 km
                  Pavas, San Jose
                • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica - 9.6 km
                  Alto de las Palomas, Santa Ana
                • Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones) - 6.0 km
                  2 kilometros al oeste del Hospital Mexico, contiguo al Parque Nacional de Diversiones, San Jose
                • Inbio Parque - 8.2 km
                  Calle Pricipal, Heredia

                Near the hotel

                • Precolumbian Gold Museum - 80 m
                  Calle 5, San Jose
                • Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar - 340 m
                  Avda. 11 and C. 11, San Jose
                • Central Park (Parque Central) - 490 m
                  Calle Central at Avenida 2, San Jose
                • Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana) - 580 m
                  Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose
                • Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade) - 330 m
                  Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose
                • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design - 490 m
                  Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose
                • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 510 m
                  Barrio Tournon, San Jose

                Restaurants nearby

                • Restaurant la Terrasse - 180 m

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

                  81% likes this, based on 119 reviews
                  Cuisine: French
                  Price Range: CAD 24 - CAD 46

                • La Casona de Laly - 180 m

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

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

                • La Criollita - 280 m

                  Address: Avenida 7
                  Phone: 2256--6511

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

                • Padrisimo - 150 m

                  Address: Canal 7

                • La Gauchada - 230 m

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

                  66% likes this, based on 40 reviews
                  Cuisine: Argentinean
                  Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 21

                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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                Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

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                • Alajuela hotels - 18 km
                • Santa Ana hotels - 11 km
                • Birri hotels - 16 km
                • Heredia hotels - 26 km
                • Santa Barbara hotels - 15 km
                • San Pablo De Heredia hotels - 7 km
                • Curridabat hotels - 5 km
                • San Rafael hotels - 5 km
                • Grecia hotels - 29 km
                • La California hotels - 2 km

                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:

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

                Get directions
                City Center
                • San Jose
                  900 m
                Airports
                • Tobias Bolanos (SYQ)
                  7.4 km
                • Juan Santamarнa International (SJO)
                  15.9 km
                Restaurants
                • Restaurant la Terrasse (cuisine: French)
                  180 m
                • Padrisimo
                  150 m
                Parks
                • Central Park (Parque Central)
                  490 m
                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

                Use Badge