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Hotel Santo Tomas

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • A former coffee plantation house, with traditional Victorian style
  • Provides a more local vibe, a few blocks away from main touristy areas, though some say it's a little too gritty
  • An interior courtyard has a pool and Jacuzzi, and there's free daily breakfast
  • Pleasant and helpful staff


Hotel Santo Tomas used to be a coffee plantation house, and it keeps a lot of its original charm and colorful tilework -- you feel like you are staying in a house more than a hotel. The rooms are simply furnished with Victorian-style items to match the architecture.

Within a pleasant and quiet central courtyard sits a pool and an elevated hot tub, which are connected by a waterslide. Next to the pool are a decent-sized gym and a casual restaurant, El Oasis. The cuisine is international with an emphasis on traditional Costa Rican cuisine, and is highly recommended by locals and past guests. Breakfast is free with your stay.

Hotel Santo Tomas is a seven-minute walk from the center of San Jose, where there is a pedestrian mall with shops, restaurants and fast food. It's a five-minute walk to museums, local attractions and Morazon Park, one of several small parks throughout the city

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  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available

Pets: Pets not allowed. No pets or service animals allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • 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.

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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