Hotel Santo Tomas in San Jose Costa Rica
Hotel Santo Tomas San Jose Costa Rica Historic Boutique Four Star Victorian Inn Lodgings Accommodations
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Proprietor: William Thomas Douglas

Guestrooms: 20 (all non smoking).

Address: Avenue 7th Between Streets 3 & 5, San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America

Telephone: (506) 255-0448,
Toll Free (USA Only): 1-877-446-0658

Fax: (506) 222-3950

Activities/Attractions: San Jose has a spectacular setting, ringed by the jagged silhouettes of soaring mountains – some of them volcanoes – on all sides. It is vibrant and cosmopolitan, with a sprinkling of excellent museums, some elegant buildings and landscaped parks, good cafés and the odd intriguing art gallery.

We are located in Barrio Amon, which is one of the most classical neighborhoods in San Jose, and considered part of the National Heritage because of its architectural, historical and cultural values.

  • Three blocks east you will find the famous Jade Museum in the National Insurance Institute building
  • 4 blocks north the National Gold Museum
  • Within a 6 block radius are many more museums, art galleries, central market, shopping and other activities

We are also the perfect central location in Costa Rica for your tour and travels around Costa Rica. Almost all car rental companies and tours drop off and pickup, right at our front door here in San Jose! Or rent your car  at the airport and drop it off here or vice versa.


"We stayed at this hotel for two nights and found it to be attractive and clean ... In addition, the fruit, pastries, and coffee provided for breakfast were very good. We cannot say enough about the helpfulness of the staff - especially William, who went out of his way to help us several times - he is the Best ... this hotel is located close to some of the more interesting sights of the city and is also located near a very good restaurant - Bakea."

"The hotel is housed in a beautiful old plantation home and is lovely. The staff were so attentive. As soon as our taxi pulled up they helped with our bags and made us very comfortable. They also made us breakfast extra early before our flight, called a taxi for us two times (once for dinner and once for the airport), and were helpful at every step of the way. The room was very nice and clean, and the bed was very comfortable. There is a small pool with a jacuzzi on site, which we did not use, but it looked very nice ... I would recommend this hotel to anyone."

"Cute courtyard with small pool, built in slide. Very friendly, nice, helpful, staff. The restaurant is the best! We gave it a,10! Reasonable, good selection, service and nice presentation. Good continental breakfast."


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"It is an antique. And charming in that respect. The pool is tiny as is the "garden". The room was small, but a very clean, large bathroom. Typical breakfast, pastry and fruit, and great coffee."

General Information: Welcome to Hotel Santo Tomas in San Jose, Costa Rica ... a Four Star French Victorian mansion located in San Jose’s Oldest Historical District - Barrio Amon. We are a small boutique hotel, just right for the family or single person traveling, who desires safe, quiet and clean accommodations in San Jose ... an ideal location where you can easily spend several days shopping, seeing the many parks, museums, walking tours and other cultural activities for you and your family in San Jose.

All rooms are elegantly furnished including beautiful paintings by renowned Nicaraguan artist: Wence Slao and have their own special charm. Most have 14 foot high ceilings , wonderful hard wood or hand made tile floors reflecting Costa Rica’s rich and diverse heritage. Accommodation choices are elegantly furnished and decorated:

  • Standard Room - With one double bed , cable TV, telephone, private bath with hot water, safe deposit box, hair dryer, writing  desk and chairs
  • Superior Room - Larger than our standard room, elegantly furnished and decorated, with one queen bed, cable TV, telephone, private bath with hot water, safe deposit box, hair dryer, writing desk and chairs
  • Deluxe Double Twin - They are quite spacious, large bathrooms (with bathtubs), Two queen beds, cable TV, telephone, private bath with hot water, safe deposit box, hair dryer, writing  desk and chairs
  • Superior Double Twin - They are quite spacious, large bathrooms (with bathtubs), Two queen beds,  cable TV, telephone, private bath with hot water, safe deposit box, hair dryer, writing  desk and chairs

We offer a bar service in a friendly atmosphere with international liquors and cocktails. Safety deposit boxes and laundry service are available for our guests. Our fully multilingual staff will be happy to help you with your tour arrangements and car rentals. Please request our Concierge service. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and professional service in a distinguished turn-of-the century coffee plantation home, downtown San Jose.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

$69.95-94.95/night/single or double
$15/each extra pax, maximum 4 guests

Tropical breakfast buffet 7:00 to 9:00 AM is included.

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"Gated entry with 24 hour staff. Concierge service is great! ... They will help you with everything. There is a quaint restaurant, El Oasis, on premises ... Small pool. Fruit/Danish/coffee/tea breakfast every morning at 7 AM. They help you with money exchange, too ... it's the helpful attitude of the staff that excels. A nice shopping district is nearby. They have a pretty complete little weight room and free weights, too. I think it was a great place for the price and helpfulness."