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    Hotel Santo Tomas

    Avenue 7 Between Streets 3 and 5 | Barrio Amon, 250 meters west of INS Building, San Jose 10101, Costa Rica
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    Reviewed 29 May 2017

    This is our second time staying at this hotel. It is centrally located in an old colonial mansion. They rooms are large and tastefully decorated in period furnishings. No a/c in our room but with 2 large ceiling fans and a high 12 foot ceiling...More

    Thank LostGringo2013
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 18 June 2017

    Hi Lostgringo, Yep, those ceilings are 15 feet high: not 12 , you can play basketball in there ! The original rooms have a built in ventilation system in the crown molding, , very effective and unique ! Much better for you thann air-conditioning. The...More

    Reviewed 26 May 2017

    Don't be put off by the view from the street...Hotel Santo Tomas is a beautiful hidden gem! We spent our last four nights in Costa Rica there and were very comfortable and pleased with our choice! Omar, David and the rest of the staff made...More

    Thank TSOTP
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 14 June 2017

    Hola TSOTP, Hey love that title and at a little over 9000 sq feet, the original 1908 home is pretty neat ! As you stated from the street: not much , but once inside , a different story with the wooden and hand made mosaic...More

    Reviewed 23 May 2017

    It was my first time in Costa Rica and I'm one of those travelers who is interested in experiencing local businesses as opposed to large worldwide chains when it comes to accommodation and food. Hotel Santo Tomas is a lovely place right in the heart...More

    Thank Victoria G
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 14 June 2017

    Hi Victoria, Yep, that is correct built in 1908 and one of those local businesses, I opened the doors almost 28 years ago! Located only 4 blocks from central avenue and most sights . Sounds like a single female that felt safe, no reason not...More

    Reviewed 16 May 2017

    The hotel itself was great - with large, comfortable rooms. The neighborhood...not so great. Be aware/alert when walking around the area (especially after dark). Morning breakfast was good and the little bar across the street was fun.More

    1  Thank Steve P
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 26 May 2017

    Hi Steve, This old home has some really large rooms for just a few dollars more than the economy, which I recommend. San Jose is a big city and as such , just use common sense when walking anywhere in the city , not just...More

    Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

    Stayed in the hotel for a night as a stop off to another location whilst travelling. Instantly had a warm welcome from David quesada who was especially helpful in showing us around the area and taxi bookings ! Would recommend this place to anyone looking...More

    Thank Lucie F
    Response from AdvisorHST, Owner at Hotel Santo TomasResponded 26 May 2017

    Hi Lucie, Central location is correct and important, at only 4 blocks from Central Avenue and all the sights. Tour pickup and drop off right in the hotels lobby, how much easier does it get ? Nice and clean are top items in a hotel...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Pool
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hot Tub
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    • USD 47 - USD 140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    Jane J
    11 April 2017|
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    Response from gtrot | Reviewed this property |
    If you want a hotel close to the airport (about 15 minutes 5km a bit longer to go back to airport in the morning) but quiet and pleasant try Hotel Aeropuerto . But if downtown is for you I would e-mail Hotel Tomas direct and... More
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    RussH595
    9 March 2017|
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    Response from AdvisorHST | Property representative |
    Hi Urber is the best now and there are avaliable 24/7 as well. If you don't feel comfortable with that I have taxis that have been working with me for over 25 years that are always here on time for the transfer. Costa is... More
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    TONI M
    Warm Smiles from Tallahassee Florida. I am going to Costa Rica with my 17 year old daughter Spring Break in March 2017. We are ending our Ecoterra Tour on March 13th to be dropped off at the airport in San Jose and from there I have to find my way to lodging and more activities for 2 more nights. I am looking for decent accommodations under $80 a night that will allow us to explore the area to entertain ourselves on the afternoon of the 13th and all day the 14th and get to the airport around 10am on the 15th. This Hotel looks intriguing and seems to point out we can walk to museums and do some trinket shopping safely during the day. I like that point allot. Do you know if a shuttle is available to and from this establishment? We are getting dropped off at the San Jose airport on the 13th around 2pm by Ecoterra and have to find our way to our lodging. I want to explore the San Jose area lightly the last 2 days we are in the Country. Is this location is the best for our needs? My big concern is we don't speak Spanish and will need to get from the San Jose airport and back to the San Jose airport. If the owner of this Hotel is an American Expat, my guess is he could help arrange that for us. I saw some place where it was a $30 fee to shuttle to and from the airport. How does one arrange for it? Can you please help me figure this out? Thanks
    4 January 2017|
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    Response from AdvisorHST | Property representative |
    I want to say thank you to every one that replied to her. Toni , we will be happy to assist you with what ever you need. Our location will provide you with what you are looking for. Cheers ! Thomas
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