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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose

3-star3 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Theme park(s) nearby
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
7th Avenue, between 3rd and 5th Street, San Jose, San Jose, 10101, Costa Rica

Victorian hotel with outdoor pool, connected to a shopping center, near Gold Museum (Museo de Oro)
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Theme park(s) nearby
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
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Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Tasty breakfast

Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose

from $63
  • Economy Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds
  • Superior Plus Room
  • Panoramic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Mountain View

What’s around Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose


  • In Amón
  • National Park - 7 min walk
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 5 min walk
  • National Center of Art and Culture - 6 min walk
  • National Theater - 7 min walk
  • Jade Museum - 10 min walk
  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden - 10 min walk
  • National Museum of Costa Rica - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport (SJO) - 20 min drive
  • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose Fercori Station - 13 min walk
  • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 14 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 30 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Microwave in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Waterslide
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Rafting nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1908
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar - near toilet
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Santo Tomas
  • Hotel Santo Tomas Hotel San Jose
  • Hotel Tomas
  • Santo Tomas Hotel
  • Tomas Hotel
  • Tomas Santo
  • Santo Tomas
  • Hotel Santo Tomas Costa Rica/San Jose
  • Hotel Santo Tomas Hotel
  • Hotel Santo Tomas San Jose


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 10 PM.
  • Children under 8 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or spa tub without adult supervision.

    This property does not have elevators.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose

    • Is there a pool at Hotel Santo Tomas?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 8 AM to 10 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Hotel Santo Tomas?
      Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
    • Is parking offered at Hotel Santo Tomas?
      Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Santo Tomas?
      You can check in from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
    • What is there to do near Hotel Santo Tomas?
      Recommended spots to visit include Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) (5-min walk) and National Center of Art and Culture (6-min walk), along with National Theater (7-min walk) and National Park (7-min walk).
    • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Santo Tomas?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 250 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Good value, great location.
    Is a beautifully restored old mansion on 7th Ave. It truly is a hidden oasis in the middle of San José hustle & bustle. The main upside of this property is location, breakfast & parking included (is a gated garage, super safe, so we just left the car there and walked around the area both days we were there). Just a few minutes from Avenida Central, Plaza de la Cultura and all major attractions, it makes for a great base to explore San José’s old town. Breakfast is decent, basic but good, with made-to-order eggs omelettes and fresh juices. The kids loved the pool; It has a tiled Jacuzzi (REALLY hot water) which felt great for my wife and I’s sore legs after a whole day of exploring the country’s capital. The towels were medium sized and rooms have no shampoo or equivalent. No big deal for us but come prepared and bring your own. There are nicer places nearby but you pay for it. Overall I give this place 90% for its great location and friendly staff.
    DAVID, us2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Hotel Santo Tomas in San Jose
    Our stay at Hotel Santo Tomas was amazing. Unfortunately it was too short. Check in, breakfast, Pool and hot tub top notch. We met Thomas the owner, great guy and lots of wonderful stories. One tip, if you stay there, Uber from airport and arrange w Thomas your car rental. They’ll deliver and pick car from hotel, no hassles!!!!!
    Alfredo, us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    San Jose Santo Tomas hotel
    Loved this hotel, a haven in crazy San Jose, easy to find from the airport. Lovely charm. Room and beds comfie and clean. Great breakfast, fun pool and hot tub. Plan to return and tell my friends.
    Susan, us1 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Good, but my experience didn't match prior ratings
    No major problems or issues at this hotel, but my room was not as nice as expected based on the overall rating of this hotel. I was staying in a room that may not reflect the property overall. Although my room was accessed from the main hallway it was actually in a separate building separated from the main building by a small breezeway. Room was stuffy without keeping windows open. The only windows on the room open into this small breezeway and are directly across from the back windows of the rooms in the 'main' portion of the hotel. This makes it very easy to every little noise from these other rooms, every cough, sneeze, etc. Room could use some update and maintenance although not terrible.
    Todd, us1 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Hreat Find
    Very pleasant stay. Owner is around and extremely gongenial. Plenty of restaurants and shops within 2 or 3 blocks. Holiday inn nearby as well. Highly recommend.
    Kent, us3 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Good value
    Nice affordable hotel in a great location in downtown San Jose. The hotel is an old Victorian style house, rooms are spacious but if your staying on the 1st floor you can definitely here movements from the uests upstairs. Tub was slippery so we had to be careful. Breakfast was various & tasty! Overall for the price and location I would stay again 8.5 of 10
    george, us1 night trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Very nice hotel in
    Very nice place and incredibly helpful staff. San Jose is an interesting city so be prepared as a westerner. All in all the hotel was great for the area!
    us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Awesome place!! The owner and staff we're fantastic and the hotel was amazing!! We loved it and will return!!
    Moses, us1 night family trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Great stay in San Jose
    Staff was amazing-very helpful.
    patricia, us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Hotel Santo Tomas was the perfect home base for us while we traveled Costa Rica. The staff was amazing and always ready to help in any way. Very clean and the best breakfast!
    Jeffrey, us2 night romance trip

    Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose

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