Stroll along the romantic El Malecón at sunset, explore Old Havana with its open-air bazaars, salsa music, and historical architecture. Take a tour of the city in a classic car, or have cocktails on a rooftop bar overlooking the city. There is an eclectic mix of accommodations in this vibrant and colorful city at a range of price points. Hang out with celebrities at Habana Riviera by IBEROSTAR or Saratoga Havana, or choose from among a plethora of historical hotels for a nostalgic, authentic Havana experience. Please be aware of travel restrictions to Cuba for U.S. citizens.

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1.Ambos Mundos Hotel

Ambos Mundos Hotel
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Travelers who want an authentic Old Havana atmosphere will love the location of the Ambos Mundos Hotel. Just outside of Havana’s historical district, the Ambos Mundos is within walking distance of many major tourist attractions. This colonial building has all the charm of yesteryear Cuba, but includes updated features like satellite TV, paid Wi-Fi, and modern air conditioning. Ernest Hemingway lived and wrote in the hotel for seven years in the ‘30s, and his room on the fifth floor is still preserved as a mini-museum. The rooftop bar with a view of the harbor is a great place for after-dinner drinks and cocktails.

Calle Obispo Esquina Mercaderes, Old Havana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-60-95-29

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2.Animas 303 Hotel

Animas 303 Hotel
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Recently remodeled, but with original architectural details, the Animas 303 is a small boutique hotel in the heart of Havana. The reception staff, porters, and concierge have received positive reviews for their friendly and helpful service. They offer 24-hour check-in and daily housekeeping. A rooftop patio and sun deck allow guests to enjoy Cuba’s tropical climate year round. Each private bathroom is well-stocked with toiletries, and the rooms have been updated with new mattresses and bedding. Business travelers will appreciate the laptop-friendly workspace in every room and the strong cup of Cuban coffee that comes with the optional daily breakfast.

Animas 303 Havana Hotel, Centro Habana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-60-37-09

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3.Armadores De Santander

Armadores De Santander
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This historic 19th century hotel reflects its Spanish heritage while still offering its guests up-to-date amenities and services. Traditional tiled floors and classic decor are hallmarks of the Armadores De Santander and help it maintain its character, but modern conveniences such as a car rental desk, laundry service, and air conditioning make it an excellent choice for today’s travelers. The hotel’s restaurant serves moderately priced local and international dishes and has a nice selection of wine. Guests can also dine al fresco on the brick terrace overlooking the waterfront or order room service for a meal on their private balcony.

Calle Luz #4, Esquina a San Pedro, Old Havana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-62-80-00

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4.Casahabana 1932

Casahabana 1932
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Casahabana 1932 is an art deco bed and breakfast that pays tribute to Havana’s history with its collection of antique furniture and memorabilia. The Cuban family who owns the B&B make guests feel like part of the family, with home-cooked breakfasts and optional evening meals. Each of the rooms has two twin beds, a wardrobe, and a private bathroom. Candelabra-style lighting and warm colors add ambience to the rooms and complement the original artwork that hangs on the walls. The owner and interior designer, Luis Miguel, can recommend local activities and events for tourists wanting an authentic Cuban experience.

Campanario #63 Bajos, Entre San Lazardo y Lagunas, Centro Habana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-63-62-03

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5.Casa Vitrales

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Casa Vitrales is a colonial-style guesthouse located in the historic center of town. It has nine spacious suites filled with fine furnishings and decorated with paintings by contemporary artists. A hearty breakfast, including eggs cooked to order and freshly squeezed juice, is served daily on the open-air terrace, from which guests can watch the ships going in and out of the port. The multilingual hosts offer guided tours in a classic car and can organize special events on request. Previous guests have given Casa Vitrales high marks for the personalized services they have received from the accommodating staff.

Calle Habana N 106, entre Cuarteles y Chacon, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-66-26-07

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6.Conde De Villanueva

Conde De Villanueva
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Located in a pedestrian zone in Old Havana, the Conde de Villanueva offers relaxing accommodations in a fully restored 18th century mansion. The possibility of renting out all nine rooms in the hotel makes this a great choice for a group vacation. Every room at the Conde de Villanueva is a smoking room, and the hotel even has its own cigar shop and torcedor who sits in the lobby and rolls cigars for local residents and tourists. The hotel also has two in-house restaurants that serve traditional Cuban fare and international cuisine and a courtyard where breakfast is served daily.

Calle Mercaderes, Esquina Lamparilla, Old Havana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-62-92-93

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7.Habana Casa Particular

Habana Casa Particular
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This casa particular is a spacious three-bedroom apartment in a residential neighborhood just blocks from the Malecón promenade. Stocked with all of the essentials and staffed 24 hours a day, this apartment is a smart choice for a party of up to six guests. An all-seasons room with windows on three sides has a panoramic view of the Straits of Florida and opens on the fourth side to a large salon with a comfortable chair, love seat, and sofa. The bedrooms each have a queen or king-sized bed, and the master bedroom has an en suite bathroom.

Caribe, El Malecón, Calle Avenida de los Presidentes, Calle G, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-53-62-06-67

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8.Habana Riviera by IBEROSTAR

Habana Riviera by IBEROSTAR
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The internationally renowned Iberostar Hotels and Resorts chain owns this seafront hotel in Cuba’s capital city. Every room in the hotel is filled with natural light and has an enviable view of the Caribbean. Shared spaces include a variety of bars and lounges, including the well-known Palacio de la Salsa Club, which are frequently filled with live music and local dancers as they have been since the hotel opened in the ‘50s. Two restaurants and three bars serve classic cocktails and Cuban cuisine to Habaneros and hotel guests, beginning with breakfast in the Primavera and ending with last call in the L’Elegante Bar.

S/N Malecon Y Paseo, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-36-40-51

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9.Hotel Capri

Hotel Capri
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The Hotel Capri is a full-service hotel perfect for single travelers, couples, and families. A wide range of health and wellness facilities, including a rooftop pool, will appeal to active guests, while guests who prefer to relax can sit poolside sipping a mojito. Night owls will love the 24-hour lobby bar and Bar Azul, which both offer live music into the wee hours of the morning. Luxury services include massages, salon services, a currency exchange, daily maid service, and room service. Business travelers can use the business center as well as the meeting and banquet facilities for an extra charge.

Calle 21 Entre Calle N y O, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-39-72-00

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10.Hotel Deauville

Hotel Deauville
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Its desirable location between the old and new sections of Havana make Hotel Deauville a great base for exploring everything the city has to offer. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day and the staff can help book transportation and tours. Sea view, city view, and interior view rooms can accommodate one to three guests and are outfitted with single beds and workspaces. The larger rooms also contain a small seating area. Adults can dance the night away in the discotheque or sing karaoke in the Centro Nocturno and refuel in the morning at the breakfast buffet.

Galiano, 1 E/ Malecon y S. Lazaro, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-7-33-88-12

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11.Hotel Del Tejadillo

Hotel Del Tejadillo
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Named after the lively plaza just around the corner, Hotel Del Tejadillo attracts visitors with its value accommodations, convenient location, and unique amenities. Standard rooms and spacious suites with private bathrooms are reasonably priced and include all the necessary modern conveniences for a comfortable stay in Havana. Some surprising extras like a cybercafé and nanny services have helped the hotel to earn its three-star rating. Hotel Del Tejadillo is owned by the Habaguanex Tourist Company, which uses the profits from its more than 300 restaurants, cafés, markets, shops, and hotels for restoration projects in the historic city center.

Centro de Negocios Alameda de Paula, Oficina 504, Calle Desamparados #166, e/ Habana y Compostela, Old Havana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-67-11-94

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12.Hotel Florida

Hotel Florida
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Hotel Florida is located on Havana’s famous Calle Obispo with its many museums, bookstores, restaurants, and historical residences. Its central courtyard is an inviting place where guests are often seen reading or enjoying a cup of coffee on the wicker chairs covered in Caribbean-colored cushions and surrounded by potted palms. Dark red upholstery and dramatic drapes give diners at the on-site restaurant a feel for what it must have been like to sit amongst the celebrities and business tycoons that frequented Havana during the first half of the 20th century. Visitors to the city shouldn’t miss the hotel’s popular salsa bar, Maragato.

Calle Obispo Esquina a. Cuba, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-62-41-27

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13.Hotel Inglaterra

Hotel Inglaterra
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Hotel Inglaterra is a top choice among English-speaking tourists and its multilingual staff is available 24 hours a day to assist guests with their accommodation and transportation needs. Spanish tiles, curved archways, and rich fabrics give the hotel an air of elegance. All 83 rooms look out over the courtyard or the city, but for an even better view, guests can visit the trendy rooftop terrace. The hotel sits across the street from Havana’s Parque Central. Its manicured expansive lawn is surrounded by the Gran Teatro, the National Museum of Fine Arts, and several other luxury hotels.

Prado No 416 Esquina San Rafael, Old Havana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-7-60-85-93

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14.Hotel Los Frailes

Hotel Los Frailes
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Hotel Los Frailes is a peaceful oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Old Havana. Its serene ambience is created by a neutral color palette, stained-glass windows, and religious artwork. The staff are clothed in robes that mimic the style of Franciscan monks, and they invite all guests to a quasi-religious ceremony every Friday at 6 p.m., during which the strains of Ave Maria, the scent of incense, and a complimentary glass of wine are meant to put guests in a contemplative mood. Hotel Los Frailes is owned by the sustainable development company, Habaguanex, which reinvests profits from their business ventures into the local community.

Calle Teniente Rey, Entre Oficios y Mercaderes, Old Havana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-62-93-83

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15.Hotel Memories Miramar la Habana

Hotel Memories Miramar la Habana
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Located in the upscale Miramar residential district, the Memories Miramar la Habana has the feeling of a full-scale conference center and resort. Business travelers have access to four air-conditioned meeting rooms with up-to-date audiovisual equipment and the services of a meeting and event specialist. Leisure travelers will love lounging by the pool or heading to the nearby Club Habana complex to soak up the sun on a private beach. An on-site spa, multiple sports facilities, and both buffet and à la carte restaurants that serve international cuisine are crowd-pleasing amenities at all Memories resorts.

Avenida 5ta entre 72 y 76, Miramar, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-72-04-35-84

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16.Hotel Nacional de Cuba

Hotel Nacional de Cuba
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This hilltop hotel played an infamous part in Havana’s history. A former battle site, casino, and meeting place of the mob, it has been restored to its former state of luxury and attracts celebrities, heads of state, and other discerning guests. A wide range of upscale amenities and services include a full-service business center, personal security services, health and wellness facilities, and exclusive bars and restaurants. The hotel offers single, double, and triple rooms and ocean view suites with writing desks and sitting areas. Reservations include breakfast, complimentary use of the sauna and gym, and a tour of the historical property.

Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-36-35-64

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17.Hotel Palco

Hotel Palco
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The Hotel Palco’s location in the Havana International Conference Center makes this a favorite destination for business travelers. Executives can take advantage of the professional services and modern equipment in the business center or use the Wi-Fi in the common areas to check in with the office. Once the day’s business has concluded, visitors will find plenty of leisure activities in and around the hotel. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the café or have a full meal at the restaurant. Those who want a taste of the city’s nightlife can hop on the hotel shuttle, which makes four daily trips into Old Havana.

Calle 146 Entre 11 y 13, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-72-40-72-35

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18.Hotel Plaza La Habana

Hotel Plaza La Habana
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Originally built as a residence for a wealthy Cuban family, the Hotel Plaza La Habana was converted to a hotel at the turn of the century and has hosted its share of famous personalities over the years, including Albert Einstein, Babe Ruth, and Isadora Duncan. The rooms are simply furnished and decorated with a soft color palette. In contrast, the grand lobby is filled with caged birds and a bubbling fountain lit by the sun streaming through four stained-glass domes. For fabulous views of the city, guests should visit the fifth-floor bar, one of the many on-site bars and restaurants.

Ignacio Agramonte 267, Old Havana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-60-85-83

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19.Hotel Santa Isabel

Hotel Santa Isabel
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Gaviota Hotels Group’s mission is to provide its guests with an unforgettable quality experience, and their Hotel Santa Isabel property does just that. This five-star hotel overlooks the port of Havana and is in an enviable location near many of Havana’s major points of interest. Every standard room and spacious suite has its own bathroom featuring the hotel’s signature selection of toiletries and unexpected extras such as a bathrobe, slippers, and extra pillows and blankets. The largest, most luxurious suite has hosted famous actors, musicians, and political figures, and includes complimentary bottles of mineral water, sparkling wine, and Cuban rum.

Calle Bartillo No 9 Entre Obispo y Narciso Lopez, Old Havana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-60-82-01

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20.Hotel Tryp Habana Libre

Hotel Tryp Habana Libre
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Part of the Meliá Hotels chain, the Tryp Habana Libre is a contemporary hotel with amazing views of the city and the sea. Every room is tastefully decorated and comes with a writing desk and sitting area in addition to comfortably appointed twin or king-sized beds. Known for its artistic flair, international restaurants, in-house cigar bar, live music, and Turquino, its nightclub featuring a retractable roof, the Tryp Habana Libre is the crown jewel of the cosmopolitan hotel scene in Havana. Located in the La Rampa district, the hotel is just blocks from the water and El Malecón.

23 Calle L E 23 Y 25, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: 800-906-3542

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21.IBEROSTAR Parque Central

IBEROSTAR Parque Central
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This highly rated colonial-style hotel offers luxury facilities and gourmet gastronomy in the center of Old Havana. French windows and doors open to unparalleled views of the city’s distinctive architecture. Luxury accommodations designed with a minimalist approach create a chic yet comfortable atmosphere. Three restaurants and five bars serve a dazzling array of drinks and dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The guest experience at the Iberostar Parque Central is enhanced by its premium entertainment and services like live music performances in the lobby bars, mojitos by the rooftop pool, and massages at the on-site spa and fitness studio.

267 Agramonte, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: 800-849-1047

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22.Melia Cohiba

Melia Cohiba
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The Meliá Cohiba is an oceanfront hotel in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood. Standard rooms and suites offer traditional amenities and services, but guests wanting a more upscale experience can request a room on The Level floor, which comes with exclusive services and access to private facilities. Every guest at the Meliá Cohiba has access to the hotel’s specialty bars and restaurants, including two cigar bars where would-be connoisseurs can sample a selection of the finest Cuban cigars. Visitors who want to spend time outside in the Caribbean sun can swim in the freshwater pool or lay out on a lounge chair with a good book.

Paseo Entre 1ra y 3ra, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-33-36-36

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23.Melia Habana

Melia Habana
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Another fabulous Meliá hotel, the Meliá Habana is in the business district and offers exceptional business services and meeting and event facilities. The Meliá Habana is singularly well equipped to assist executives and entrepreneurs with their business needs, whether they are meeting a colleague for a drink or hosting a convention. After a day of networking and deal-making, guests can relax with a drink by the pool or shake off the stress of the day with an energizing workout in the gym. As with other Meliá properties, guests wanting a VIP experience can request a room on The Level floor, which offers personalized services and complete privacy.

Avenida 3Era. E/ 76 y 80, Miramar, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-72-04-85-00

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24.Mercure Sevilla La Habana

Mercure Sevilla La Habana
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Mercure Sevilla La Habana consists of 178 standard and superior rooms with en-suite bathrooms spread over eight floors. Every room has a view of the city, central air conditioning, satellite TV, and a mini-fridge for midnight snacks. It’s a short walk from the hotel to many of the main tourist sites, including the National Capitol Building, whose dome can be seen from the hotel’s two restaurants. Lighter fare is served during weekday afternoons and evenings at the Snack Bar Piscina. The Patio Sevillano opens midday for classic Cuban cocktails. The Mercure Sevilla La Habana is part of the AccorHotels group.

Trocadero No 55 Zulueta & Prado, Old Havana, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-60-85-60

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25.Saratoga Havana

Saratoga Havana
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The award-winning Saratoga Havana is an eclectic mix of art and architecture. Colonial-style decor, high ceilings, and tiled floors create warmth in the rooms and suites, while colorful murals, vibrant patterns, and Moorish arches create drama in the public spaces. The hotel’s luxury amenities and accommodations make it a favorite among discerning travelers, including high-profile guests like Madonna and Beyoncé. The pool terrace can be reserved for private dinners and parties, with food prepared by the experienced culinary team at the Mirador Saratoga Restaurant. High-end gym equipment and spa services add to the exclusive atmosphere of this five-star hotel.

603 Paseo de Marti, La Habana, Cuba, Phone: +53-78-68-10-00

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25 Best Havana, Cuba Hotels