There's plenty of ways to stay in Havana. The question is, what type of experience are you looking for? Do you want to relive the opulence of days past? Do you want to be in the middle of all the action, or restfully lazing along the Caribbean? Or do you want to have an authentic cultural experience, and feel like family? It can all be had in Cuba's colonial capital Havana.
If you seeking to be seeped in old-world ambiance, Old Havana, or Habana Vieja, is the place to go. Here, magnificently restored hotels evoke the luster of Havana's past, and put you right in the heart of history. This area is home to the 1909, Neo-Classical jewel Hotel Plaza, where bird-filled gardens serve as an urban respite. The simple rooms of Hotel Ambos Mundos come with a special dose of lore: here is where Hemingway is rumored to have written For Whom The Bell Tolls.
Movers, shakers and those wanting a first-class experience head to Habana Centro, Havana's Downtown. Here, you're right in the thick of things, with all the museums, monuments and restaurants a traveler's heart desires. The five-star NH Parque Central is one of Havana's most modern and luxurious hotels, while Hotel El Viejo y El Mar offers tennis courts and guest access to a scuba center.
A partying paradise during the 1950s, Vedado is now Havana's commercial hub, interspersed with leafy residential areas. High rises, nightclubs and modernity are the name of the game in Vedado. Hotel Nacional and Tryp Habana Libre are among some of the bigger name hotels in the area, while the lavish architecture of uber-opulent Habana Riviera have made it one of Havana's best hotels for fifty years.
If you want a little more respite, book a room in the exclusive Miramar area. Occidental Miramar and Oasis Panorama offer peaceful escapes with a distinctively Cuban flair.
Or you can do something totally different and enjoy a Cuban homestay. Casa particulares are private homes licensed to rent private rooms to travelers. For much less than a hotel, you can experience living with a Cuban family---and a home-made dinner too!
Ignacio Agramonte No. 267
Calle Obispo 153
No. 153 esq. a Mercaderes
Neptuno, esquina Prado y Zulueta
Calle Neptuno (btw. Calles Prado and Zulueta), La Habana Vieja
Located in the old colonial city centre... read more
Calle 248 y 5ta Avenida, Santa Fe
Calles 21 y O
Calle O, at the corner of Calle 21
23 Calle L E 23 Y 25
Paseo y Malecón, Plaza de la Revolución
5ta Avenida entre 72 y 76
Av. 5 (btw. Calles 72 and 76), Miramar, Playa
Calle O e/ 23 y 25
Between Calles 23 and 25
Very Popular Among Latin Americans... read more
53 Calle Oficios
La Habana Vieja
Avenida 3 entre Calles 80 y 82
9 y Baratillo Obispo
La Habana Vieja
Calzada 110, Esquina Avda. de los Presidentes Plaza de la Revolución
At the corner of Av. de los Presidentes
Calle Obispo esquina a Cuba, 252
Calle Obispo (corner of Calle Cuba), La Habana Vieja
Trocadero Nº 55 entre Prado y Zulueta
Prado 603 esq. a Dragones
La Habana Vieja
1 Mp. 8 Vedado
Famous hotel with a swimming pool on the roof...
Cuba: 3 bedrooms in colonial house... read more