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Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose

3-star3 stars
7th Avenue, between 3rd and 5th StreetSan JoseSan JoseCosta Rica

Victorian hotel with outdoor pool, near Gold Museum
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast and free WiFi
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Very Good8.2
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Awesome vibe
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From 1,033 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose

from $62
  • 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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (10 years old and younger) 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



  • Self parking (limited) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Resort fee included
* 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
  • Ecotours on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Pool sun loungers
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • 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
  • Roll-in shower

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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 10 PM.
  • 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.

    Mandatory fees

    The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

    • Resort fee

    Optional extras

    Self parking costs CRC 6498.00 per night with in/out privileges

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

    What’s around Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose

    Top spots nearby

    Recommended by this property

    • Gold Museum (3-minute walk)
    • National Center of Art and Culture (5-minute walk)
    • National Theater (5-minute walk)
    • Jade Museum (5-minute walk)
    • Central Park (6-minute walk)
    • Parque Nacional (6-minute walk)
    • Mercado Central (6-minute walk)
    • National Museum (8-minute walk)
    • Museum of Costa Rican Art (23-minute walk)
    • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (26-minute walk)

    Getting around

    • San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.) - 24 min drive
    • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 28 min drive
    • San Jose Atlantic Station - 12 min walk
    • San Jose Procuradiria Museum Station - 14 min walk
    • San Jose Fercori Station - 14 min walk
    • Self parking (surcharge)
    • Limited parking

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.2 From 190 reviews

    Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose
    Great experience hotel has character
    Great experience. This hotel is five minutes walk from the National Theater, that is, in the central area. It fronts a street, there is a gate and a bell, and always a manager in duty even all night. From the street it just looks like a house front. But behind is a classic style hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. It is like a hidden oasis.The owner was all ready to press the button on his cellphone to call an Uber for us when it looked like we would miss our flight because our scheduled transport had not shown up ... but then it did just in time. His manager had been phoning the bus company while we were waiting to find out what was going on. If something goes wrong with your plans they will try to help you out. I would would recommend on of the upper slightly more expensive rooms. Let's just say this hotel has true character. Mostly it has been completely renovated. I'll recommend room 32 upstairs if you are a couple. It is not a big chain hotel. Being close to the center is important if you want to see the attractions there because traffic in and out of the center can get very slow, especially if there is a downpour. Now if you only want a base to catch a tour outside San Jose and the city center is not on your agenda then look at hotels further from the center, as long as you realize it is a drive into the center. Oh, yes, the wifi was good, reasonably fast, and reliable. I could download some Netflix TV episodes in a reasonable time. Good security.
    Paul, us3 night trip
    Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose
    Great place to stay in San Jose
    George M, us3 night trip
    Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose
    Very Good8.0
    great for layovers. great staff, and owner. He did us a favor beyond the call, Thanx
    robert, us2 night trip
    Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose
    Pretty nice hotel in the middle of town. Walkable to many things.
    Deborah, us1 night trip
    Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose
    The staff here was very helpful. highly recommend
    David, us5 night trip

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