$63 Avg/night
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Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

3 stars
View map of Avenue 7th Street 3 and 5, Barrio Amon, San Jose,

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Ratings and reviews for Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
95 out of 95
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.6
Value:
4.1

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
vacations2
Business
LA, California
Sep 6, 2012

very good for the price!

Located right in the middle of all the action, lots of traffic and lots of pedestrias right outside the hotel main door! walking distance to stores, theater, cathedral and shops. Buses and taxis galore so unless you're a local, refrain from driving here unless you're equipped with a heart and nerves of steel!!. Hotel staff super friendly and eager to help, clean rooms and good free breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Coco Brown
Business
Boston, MA
Aug 5, 2012

Stay in San Jose

staff very friendly and helpful. Room was small but very clean. Free breakfast was a plus. small swimming pool, would be good if you have kids. location was great. Easily able to access a taxi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

store's, shops pretty close to hotel. A plus since the CR bank was a few minutes away from the hotel if you need to exchange pesos into colones.

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sister Sis
Business
indianapolis, in.
Jun 24, 2012

Great place to stay

My sister and I stayed for two nights. Everyone was extremely friendly. The rooms were a good size and at very reasonable prices. Breakfast was served with a smile. We ate dinner in the restaurant, the sea bass was wonderful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
italiano
Business
elpaso texas
May 31, 2012

hotel locatiob

The hotel is old but very well kept and has a new addition the rooms are big and the location is very near to everything the people working there are extremely nice nice gym and pool and hot tub very quiet at night so you get a good night sleep.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tita2
Business
Melbourne Australia
May 20, 2012

Good for single traveller on a budget

Hotel Santo Tomas is an easy walk to the centre of San Jose and to museums. The Museo Nacional de Costa Rica is worth a visit - the entrance is through a butterfly enclosure. The hotel is very secure, the staff are friendly and the owner is very helpful - important considerations for the solo traveller like me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Ac123
Business
San Jose, CA, USA
Apr 23, 2012

Dorm room feel

Excellent staff, however rooms are old and if you get a room upstairs you will not sleep comfortably as it gets stuffy and there is no ac .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
World Tour
Business
Seattle, WA, USA
Mar 5, 2012

Great Price, Convenient Location

Stayed four nights at this hotel. Great staff that's super friendly and helpful. Location is super convenient for walking to all the major sites and for getting on most bus routes. The only downside to my stay was housekeeping - trash wasn't emptied each night, my luggage was knocked over one night and the bathroom wasn't cleaned one night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dennis garcia
Business
virginia
Feb 3, 2012

excellent hotel

hotel very clean staff helpful and friendly goo location had very good timre

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

becareful at night

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
MsKream
Business
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jan 24, 2012

Things to know

The staff was friendly, I definitely had my favorites. The hotel was small but nice, didn't mind the older style of it as it had all the necessities. Things you should know: When booking tours through the hotel, keep in mind that they will charge an exchange fee in addition to the cost for the tours; it's not the US, they aren't required to inform you. Our single bedroom was small and the bathroom wall didn't go all the way up to the ceiling, the wall stopped midway and was open to the bedroom...make sure you keep the fan on and the TV volume up. There were only three pre-set options for breakfast, dinner was amazing there, you really can't go wrong with your selections.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

For souvenirs I recommend a street market located South East of the hotel. There were numerous shops located at that market. It's not your typical store, it's an unexpected makeshift gem housed by galvanized walls and roof. If standing outside with the hotel behind you, go right towards the Jade Museum/INS building, at the first street corner (Calle 5) head South towards the Holiday Inn hotel, once you see the front of the hotel head East on Avenida 5 till you get to Calle 9 then head South. Continue South till you get to Avenida Central then head East. You'll know you're in the right place when you see a Chinese restaurant named Wong's, it's right across the street from the market. The souvenirs there seemed pricey at first but were very reasonable when compared to the airport gift shop that charged more than double. Just know that at the street market you can work the costs down a bit especially if buying most of your items at one place. To get around being charged the exchange fee at Santo Tomas...the Holiday Inn offers free tour booking for non-customers. Enjoy!!!

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Review of Hotel Santo Tomas - San Jose Downtown

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gray lady
Business
San Antonio, TX, USA
Jan 5, 2012

Colonial architecture

The staff treated us royally. They were responsive and helpful as well as very personable. The building is very old, but is being refurbished and has some wonderful features. If you are looking for Holiday Inn, this isn't it. If you want character and charm, book Hotel Santo Tomas! The furnishing were very nice and the beds quite comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A restaurant three blocks down 7th Street was great. The food was good and the prices very reasonable. The service was exceptional. The stall of Hotel Santo Tomas recommended it and it was wonderful.

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