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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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  • Great location, nice breakfast pool side, well equipped fitness area. Interior room was…Feb. 24, 2020
  • Quite charming and good location for accessing downtown San Jose.Jan. 29, 2020

Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose

from $85 CAD
  • 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

    • Does Hotel Santo Tomas offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Hotel Santo Tomas does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is parking offered at Hotel Santo Tomas?
      Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Santo Tomas?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
    • 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).

    Recent reviews

    Fabulous 8.8 From 246 reviews

    Very Good 8.0
    Great Value Boutique hotel in central San Jose
    What a gem close to excellent restaurants and tourist attractions. We were greeted upon arrival by Thomas, owner, and David at the front desk. They could not have been more helpful. We were so relieved to have free very secure parking on site. We paid a nominal fee to upgrade our rooms to the 2nd floor which were much bigger and renovated. Breakfast, poolside, was excellent with custom eggs, sausage, rice and peas, fresh fruit and juice. Thomas was there, chatting with guests. The pool had a jacuzzi above that flowed into pool. A lovely courtyard. David was very helpful with restaurant ideas that were just a walk away and went out of his way to show us the rooms when we upgraded. We felt perfectly safe walking in the evening. Rooms were spotlessly clean. What great value right in the heart of San Jose.
    Pamela, ca2 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Downtown Oasis
    Hotel Santo Tomas is a character hotel in downtown San Jose, close to everything. Rooms were large and well decorated. Staff were most accommodating. The front desk saved me a trip to the airport to drop off my rental car early but having the rental people come pick up the car at the hotel.
    Ronald A, ca2 night trip with friends
    Very Good 8.0
    Next to Godlyness
    Red carpet welcome, Luxury residence, Slight issue with single or double bed. Attentive and experienced staff, Transport to airport somewhat pricy,. Would re book if more than one and a half days. Desyano quite nice ,thank you. Pool and tub appreciated. Looking forward to ice if We should come again, Salud todo Peter y Andrée
    Peter, ca2 night trip with friends
    Exceptional 10.0
    My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Santo Tomas. Our room was quiet and very clean. Thomas the owner was very welcoming and helped us sort out our travel arrangements around Costa Rica. The hotel is near a bit of a dodgy area but very central to many sights of San Jose. We had no problems walking around the area during the day. We would definitely stay here again.
    Chantal M, ca1 night romance trip
    Good 6.0
    Local Charm in a transitional neighborhood
    The neighborhood is "in transition" which means there are a few people sleeping in doorways and a few people at night who appear drunk or drugged. Enough that you'll want to take a taxi or Uber after dark. The hotel has large rooms. The beds were a little firm for me, but not so firm I couldn't sleep. The bathroom was large, however the towels were a bit small and always felt a bit damp. The a/c was good and the room also had a ceiling fan. It can be it a bit noisy as you can hear people in the hallway. The breakfast was nice and served by the pool. The grounds are very attractive. If you get a good rate, like a hotel with local charm (rather than a large, international chain) and don't object to taxi/Uber in the evening, this might be a good choice for you.
    us2 night trip
    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
    Look no further this is the hotel to stay at.
    The owner was a wealth of information you could not get better any where...He was your congenial host and his staff followed his example.. Best place to stay in San Jose..
    Florence A S, mx2 night romance trip

    Hotel Santo Tomas, San Jose

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