Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown ★★★

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$58
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 26, 2016 Check-out: Feb 28, 2016
3.7 /5
Overall score
84%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.6
Value:
4.2
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Overview

A beautifully restored, turn-of-the-century coffee plantation house, the Hotel Santo Tomas offers an intimate guesthouse experience in downtown San Jose. Popular downtown attractions like the National Theater, Simon Bolivar Zoo and the Central Market sit within walking distance of the Hotel Santo Tomas, and the hotel is about 12 miles from the international airport. Guests enjoy free high-speed Internet access in guest rooms and a complimentary buffet breakfast every morning.

Rooms

With just 20 guest rooms, the Hotel Santo Tomas offers personalized service with a great downtown location. Each room has its own style, and most feature hard wood or tile floors and 14-foot ceilings with ceiling fans. Standard guest rooms come with single queen or double beds, while larger guest rooms are available with pairs of queen-size beds. In-room amenities include free high-speed Internet access, laptop-size room safes, telephones, color cable televisions and hair-dryers.

Property features

The intimate downtown guesthouse Hotel Santo Tomas offers a small number of quiet rooms and amenities ideal for travelers looking for affordable accommodations at the city center. The property features a solar heated outdoor pool and a Jacuzzi, as well as a fitness center. Parking is available (fees apply). Guests get a complimentary breakfast each morning. Guests can find free high-speed Internet access in the guest rooms, and other on-site amenities include laundry services, tour arrangements and luggage storage.

Highlights

  • Central downtown location
  • Solar-heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Free high-speed Internet access in guest rooms

Nearby attractions

  • Central Market (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • Simon Bolivar Zoo (0.5 mi/0.9 km)
  • National Theater (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • National Museum (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
  • Museum of Costa Rican Art (2.6 mi/4.1 km)
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (31 mi/50 km)

Business

  • Free high-speed Internet access

Transportation

  • Coca Cola Bus Station (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (11.7 mi/18.9 km)

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Amenities

Featured

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge

Activities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness Center

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge

Services

  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Currency exchange

Internet

  • WiFi

Reviews

3.7 /5 Overall score

84% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.7/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
  • Comfort: 3.9/5
  • Location: 3.6/5
  • Value: 4.2/5

Great trip

Would recommend Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Hotel was great. Room was beautiful. Great service and staff was friendly. Breakfast was good. Close to city center and shopping. Enjoyed the fried chicken. Will stay there the next time I come to San Jose.

| N/A Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Travelling before going on a tour group Caravan

Would recommend Wed, Sep 23, 2015
This is a small hotel, more like a bed and breakfast type rooms. It has a small pool and hot tub which was nice. The room were more like a bedroom than a hotel room. I live in Alaska and the owner has fished up here, so that was a nice connection. The hotel food is very expensive. There is a grocery store close by and vendors. It is walking distance to the Zoo and museums. Do not be scared by the bars on the windows and doors for security. It is that way everywhere in San Jose. This is not a tourist hotel, but rather a traveler hotel.

| Ester Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Not a good area

Would not recommend Wed, Sep 2, 2015
The rooms are nice, tiny pool, great staff But location isn't good.

| New York Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

awesome like allways

Would recommend Mon, Aug 24, 2015
this is my second home in costa rica my 11th time there i will never even think about go to any another hotel when in costa rica.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great landing spot!

Would recommend Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Right in the heart of everything! Super classy vintage feel. Great hot tub with water slide into the pool... Good breakfast. Super helpful staff. Kids loved it. Authentic and comfortable and affordable! Hard to complain about this one.

| San Lorenzo Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Costa Rica

Would recommend Wed, Jul 15, 2015
The hotel was nice. I was just using it while transitting. I was pleased with the accommodations and a hot shower. Staff was friendly and information was readily available.

| Yuma Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

1000 Satisfied

Would recommend Tue, Apr 28, 2015
What a great gem of a hotel/experience. Owner has put his heart and sole into hotel, and works every day to ensure an amazing, charming, warm, affordable luxury smack-dab in the heart of San Jose. About the hotel: all around wonderful. Clean, elegant rooms. Historic (converted from 19-20th century mansion) with fascinating charms and nooks everywhere. Fun inner sanctum with refreshing pool and awesome, best-in-city hot tub. Our room: spacious, with private separate bathroom with spacious shower. (most rooms in Costa rica have showers but not baths.) About safety: Ignore everything you read about this being a dangerous location. It is no more, or no less dangerous than any other place in San Jose. It's an urban, modern, Latin city. Be smart, but don't be worried. Easy to get to. Easy parking. Easy to walk/bus to anyplace. Would be great for Families Couples Backpackers who want affordable lux Business trips

| concord Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

One night

Would recommend Wed, Feb 18, 2015
it was just fine for one night. central location . All taxis seems to know it. The breakfast was basic.

| San Francisco Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Very nice hotel near the center of San Jose

Would recommend Wed, Nov 19, 2014
My wife and I spent two nights at the Hotel Santo Tomas and really enjoyed it. It is an old building but it is kept very clean and we found the rooms to be very comfortable. Our room was good size and very quiet. There are several nice sitting areas where you can be inside or outside and access the wifi. The location is very good. It is near many nice restaurants and a short walk from the main downtown areas. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Besides handing the details of our stay, they booked tours and arranged cabs for us. Breakfast was included in the price of the room and there were several options. We chose the typical Costa Rican breakfast of gallo pinto with eggs. It is served in an outdoor restaurant area that was nice.

| Anchorage, AK, USA Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Terrific vacation spot

Would recommend Tue, Aug 5, 2014
My husband and son loved this hotel. I am envious I wasn't along on this trip. They raved about the hotel, staff, etc. We are planning a 2015 trip to Costa Rica and plan to stay in the same hotel.

Attractions

Major attractions in San Jose are only a short walk from the Hotel Santo Tomas.

| San Jose, Costa Rica Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Parque Espana 0.2 mi
Precolumbian Gold Museum 0.2 mi
Plaza de la Cultura 0.2 mi
National Theater 0.3 mi
Parque Zoologico Nacional Simon Bolivar 0.3 mi
Museum of Contemporary Art and Design 0.3 mi
Central Park (Parque Central) 0.3 mi
Spirogyra Butterfly Garden 0.4 mi
Jade Museum (Museo Nacional del Jade) 0.4 mi
National Museum (Museo Nacional) 0.4 mi
El Pueblo 0.4 mi
Museo de los Ninos 0.4 mi
Museo de Arte Costarricense 1.6 mi
Correos de Costa Rica 3.8 mi
Pueblo Antiguo (Parque Nacional de Diversiones) 4.1 mi
Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ) 14.9 mi
Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo 17.8 mi
Chirripo National Park 50.7 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 26, 2016 Check-out: Feb 28, 2016