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
Parking

USD 11.30 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Breakfast room

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Infinity pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The quiet 3-star Hotel Santo Tomas offers a classic accommodation in a charming area of San Jose. The hotel was opened in 1908 and remains an example of Victorian architecture in San Jose ever since.

The property is set within a 10-minute walking distance from San Jose city center, in the proximity of Pueblo Antiguo, El Pueblo and Parque La Sabana. A museum and a theater lie a short distance away.

Hotel Santo Tomas offers a stunning view to its guests.

Tobias Bolanos airport can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Hotel Santo Tomas.

Rooms

Superior plus queen room, superior plus double room and deluxe plus twin room have fresh décor along with a ceiling fan, LCD TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, a laptop-size safe and a balcony. The rooms look on to the city. They feature bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. The poolside restaurant provides healthy meals. Serving Argentinean and Costa Rican dishes, La Casona de Laly is about 200 meters away.

Services

Guests can use car rental services on site.

Relax

Hotel Santo Tomas is a child-friendly hotel offering a play area and a pool. Active guests will benefit from fitness classes and a gym available on the premises.

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
  • Free 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
  • 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
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Postal service

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view
  • Pool view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • HBO available
  • 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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
  • La Casona de Laly (cuisine: Argentinean, Costa Rican)
    170 m
Parks
  • Central Park
    470 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    30

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      Size: 25 m²
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          Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
          Size: 50 m²
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              Bed type: Queen-size bed
              Size: 50 m²
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                Bed type: 2 Queen-size beds
                Size: 30 m²
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                  Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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                    Bed type: 2 Single beds
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                      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
                        • La Casona de Laly (cuisine: Argentinean, Costa Rican)
                          170 m
                        Parks
                        • Central Park
                          470 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
                          San JoseCosta Rica
                        • El Pueblo - 7.8 km
                          Pavas, San Jose
                        • Refugio Herpetologico de Costa Rica - 9.6 km
                          Alto de las Palomas, Santa Ana
                        • Pueblo Antiguo - 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
                        • Museum of Contemporary Art and Design - 500 m
                          Avenidas 3 y 5, Calles 15 y 17, San Jose
                        • Metropolitan Church - 560 m
                          Bordered by Avdas. 4 and 2 and Cs. Central and 1, San Jose
                        • Jade Museum - 330 m
                          Avenida 7, Calle 9 y 11, San Jose
                        • Central Park - 470 m
                          Calle Central at Avenida 2, San Jose
                        • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 530 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 22 - CAD 44

                        • Padrisimo - 180 m

                          Address: Canal 7

                        • La Criollita - 270 m

                          Address: Avenida 7
                          Phone: 2256--6511

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

                        • La Casona de Laly - 170 m

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

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

                        • La Gauchada - 220 m

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

                          66% likes this, based on 40 reviews
                          Cuisine: Argentinean
                          Price Range: CAD 1 - CAD 20

                        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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                        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
                        • La Casona de Laly (cuisine: Argentinean, Costa Rican)
                          170 m
                        Parks
                        • Central Park
                          470 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