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Hotel Santo Tomas

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
A great downtown location in San Jose, Costa Rica. Hotel Santo Tomas provides free hot cooked to order breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi 20 Mbps, security box, swimming pool, hot Jacuzzi, gym, secure on site parking. Only four blocks from San Jose, Central Avenue and an easy stroll to most local attractions. Offering 30 non smoking rooms and has been newly renovated and expanded. Also available 24/7 : tour, travel & car rental services, currency exchange and laundry for our guests. Come and enjoy our wonderful open air gardens, flowers and covered terraces all to enjoy the volcano views here at Hotel Santo Tomas in San Jose, Costa Rica.
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Property amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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This hotel has a bed and breakfast feel. It is locally owned, and the hotel was once a home built over a decade ago. It is conveniently located downtown to walk to all of the museums and restaurants. The rooms are cozy and clean. Your stay comes with a made to order breakfast.
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This little hotel with 30 rooms is spotless. It's right downtown. You can walk to all the museums, Central Mercado, and pedestrian streets. Only breakfast is served, but there are several restaurants nearby. The staff is pleasant, attentive and very helpful. They can
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Response from AdvisorHST, General Manager at Hotel Santo Tomas
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Camille, Absolutely wonderful having you stay and we are so happy you allowed us to assist you with so many of your tours and other services that you wanted ! Yes, our location is idea on Avenue 7 only four blocks from Central because of the odd and even numbering system. A short flour block walk to most museums and many attractions. Also walkable to the principle bus stations, such as the 7-10 and the Caribe. Both serving many destinations. Tons of places to eat close and we are more than happy to make recommendations. Our Free Hot Cooked Breakfast, served by the pool and as such is a very wonderful setting to check your email or do research with the Free, Fast Reliable WifFi we have everywhere on the property.. Guests enjoy the many different items we have and is a great way to start the day! A truly lovely review Camille, we are looking forward to your return. Thank You so much! Thomas. Heidy and Staff
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Lovely hotel in a good location. You can walk to many restaurants, shops and museums. Each room is different, some are big, some are small but the hotel is unique and comfortable. The pool and hot tub are a plus. Breakfast is poolside, cooked to order and quite good. Stayed
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We could not find this hotel at night even with GPS, the small sign on the awning can be easy to miss. They have their own parking, so we did not use the car for 2 days, as we did not know if the places we wanted to go to had parking. We were advised by staff to just walk,
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I booked online based on location and price. The hotel is within a short walk of central attractions in San Jose. The staff accommodated my daughter, who unexpectedly needed to stay a night with me, including 4 a.m. departure for her changed flight. Having someone at the desk
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Hi yes it should , if not then just uninstall it and reinstall, sometimes, it needs to be reinstalled for here. Cheers ! Thomas
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No shuttle, but the staff is very helpful. Uber is cheaper choice. Hotel is quite Central and a short walk to restaurants and bars. Theaters, Pedestrian walkway and Central market are worth checking out. Cheers!
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Hi, I have closed the restaurant , but as you know due tour location there are many others one very close.As you have not been here in at least 4 years , there is an Egyptian restaurant right next door that is very good and one called Cafe Rojo about half a block that is just great , you can read some reviews on it. As well as there are many , many places to eat all with in 4 blocks. Please look for me in the morning to say hello and we have really improved our free breakfast . Thank You Thomas, Heidy & Staff Thomas
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How do we book a tour? Do we do it when we book the room?
On booking tours contact the hotel at info@hotelsantotomas , I do recommend you be careful booking the next day after your arrival especially if you arrive late or if you have any delays or missed flights it may cause you problems. We can book most tours up to at least 9 pm the day before . I hope this helps. Thomas
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Hi Breakfast is served from 7 to 9 am by the pool. Thomas
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"I liked my room overlooking the pool/hot tub area - the afternoon/evening light shines from that direction, so you get to see the sunsets."
"Ask for a garden view room on the main floor."
"Choose a room with a good price and a good view."
"The rooms with balconies overlooking the pool are worth the extra charge."
"Quiet; ceiling fan was adequate for air, microwave available. Best customer service."
USD 62 - USD 116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
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