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Overview of Hotel Santo Tomas

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, free cots/infant beds, free WiFi

Hotel Santo Tomas

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMorazan Park2 min walk
    Popular LocationNational Park7 min walk
    Popular LocationRafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital10 min walk
    AirportSan Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.)20 min drive

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Superior Plus Room

  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Panoramic Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Mountain View

  • 431 sq ft
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • 377 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Economy Room, 1 Double Bed

  • 269 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Twin Room, 2 Queen Beds

  • 377 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

About this area

San Jose

Located in San Jose, Hotel Santo Tomas is connected to a shopping centre. National Center of Art and Culture and National Theater are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Mercado Central. Travelling with kids? Make time for Ojo de Agua Spa Park, or head to an event or a match at Costa Rica National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica). Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as rafting.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Morazan Park - 2 min walk
  • Parque Espana - 4 min walk
  • Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) - 5 min walk
  • National Park - 7 min walk
  • Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia Hospital - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • San Jose Atlantic Station - 11 min walk
  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 20 min drive


  • Azafran - 4 min walk
  • Café-té-ria - 4 min walk
  • Stiefel Pub - 5 min walk
  • Spoon - 5 min walk
  • Otoya 115 - 5 min walk

About this property

Hotel Santo Tomas

3-star Victorian hotel connected to a shopping centre in Carmen
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a spa tub, a rooftop terrace and self parking. All 30 rooms feature modern comforts such as LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities available to guests include premium bedding, free local calls and ceiling fans.
Hotel Santo Tomas offers 30 forms of accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. 37-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower.

This San Jose hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide and a fitness centre.

Children aged under 8 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or hot tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (surcharge; includes in/out privileges)
  • Limited on-site parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–9:00 AM: USD 5.49 for adults and USD 5.49 for children
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water slide


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Hydrotherapy


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Shared microwave
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Premium bedding


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower


  • 37-inch LCD TV
  • TV channels
  • Premium channels


  • Free local calls
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for local cuisine breakfast: USD 5.49 for adults and USD 5.49 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Pool access available from 8 AM to 10 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Children under 8 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or hot tub without adult supervision

Property is also known as

Hotel Santo Tomas
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
Hotel Santo Tomas Hotel San Jose

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Santo Tomas and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Santo Tomas offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Santo Tomas cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Santo Tomas?
As of 20 Apr 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Santo Tomas on 3 May 2021 start from £60, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Hotel Santo Tomas have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool. Pool access is from 8 AM to 10 PM.
Is Hotel Santo Tomas pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel Santo Tomas?
Self-parking is available for a fee. Limited spots are available.
What time is check-in at Hotel Santo Tomas?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Hotel Santo Tomas?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is Hotel Santo Tomas located?
This family-friendly San Jose hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Gold Museum (Museo de Oro), National Center of Art and Culture and National Theater. National Park and Jade Museum are also within 15 minutes. San Jose Atlantic Station is 11 minutes by foot and San Jose Fercori Station is 13 minutes.

Overall score and ratings


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 359 out of 885 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 341 out of 885 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 122 out of 885 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 41 out of 885 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 22 out of 885 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location in San Jose can't be better for travellers. The area is safe and convenient to stores and restaurants. The staff is very helpful
Stayed 7 nights in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was nice and inner courtyard of hotel nice in an old fashioned sort of way. Staff friendly and helpful. Reception area needs smartening up. Outside of hotel not much to look at and area unremarkable but a short walk to centre of city, restaurants, etc.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

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