Have an upcoming trip to Havana and you’re wondering what hotel to book? Well let us enlighten you with our “Top 5” Havana Hotel Picks. If you decide to take our advice, which we highly suggest you do 😉 feel free to give us a call or email us so we can help you with your hotel accommodation arrangements. Here’s our top 5 picks from 5 – 1…
5. Hotel Nacional: A classic hotel considered a symbol of history, culture, and Cuban identity
With its privileged location in the center of Havana, it stands on a hill just a few meters from the sea, and offers a great view of the Havana Harbor. The hotel´s majestic figure combined with a modern concept of hotel comfort make it the ideal for those wanting to experience the classic Havana experience. The hotel, which is 20 kilometers away from Havana’s international airport, ranks among the world’s ten Palace Hotels and was the only five-star hotel in the Caribbean region from the 1930s to the 1950s. It has been visited by hundreds of celebrities from the spheres of art, science and politics – it was even featured on the TV Show, “The Simpsons”.
4. Saratoga : A luxurious hotel with a vintage vibe in the city center of Havana.
The elegant colonial-style hotel known for its vintage vibe Hotel Saratoga lies at the heart of Havana. It overlooks the Parque de la Fraternidad and the Capitolio, and it’s within sight if the Partagas Cigar Factory and the opera house. The hotel was originally opened in the 1930s but it has been rebuilt behind its original façade, offering a luxurious mixture of style and comfort. The hotel has two fine dining restaurants, a spa, a business center and a rooftop pool. Celebrities such as Jay-Z and Beyonce stayed here while visiting Cuba.
3. Melia Cohiba: The hotel opposite of the city coastline in a modern district of Havana.
Located in El Vedado (where the city’s main cultural centers are located) and across from the popular Malecón Avenue (seaside promenade), the Meliá Cohiba Hotel offers spectacular views of the sea and the city. It has become an ideal destination for business people who stay in its Royal Service section. The Habana Café inside of the Melia Cohiba has also attracted many guests. From the Meliá Cohiba Hotel, guests can easily go to sites that are located within a 12-kilometer radius, including Old Havana, Revolution Square, and the Havana International Conference Center. Additionally, guests can enjoy popular cafes in the area such as Habana Mia 7 and the Havana Jazz Café.
2. Melia Habana: A classic hotel between the city and the sea.
Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and with the largest swimming pool in the country, the Meliá Habana is a leading business hotel and welcomes important VIP guests due to its close proximity to the Miramar Business Center and the Havana International Convention Center. Additionally, this hotel offers its exclusive Royal Service. This hotel recommended for business and incentives trips. Not visiting for business? Enjoy its 3 freshwater pools opposite the sea with panoramic views.
1. Iberostar Parque Central: An Elegant hotel known for its colonial-style architecture.
Nestled in the heart of (central) Havana. Known for its colonial-style architecture, which pulls in the rich culture of the streets, this hotel is regarded as the best hotel in Havana. The polished hotel is a 6-minute walk from the National Capitol Building and 14 minutes on foot from the Malecón promenade.
Warm rooms feature satellite TV, minibars, coffeemakers and balconies; some have wood floors and/or views of the National Capitol Building. Suites add antique furnishings and separate living/dining rooms. Other hotel amenities available to guests include an outdoor rooftop pool, a spa area and an exercise room.
Guests as well as visitors alike can enjoy visiting their 3 restaurants offering international, Creole and Mediterranean dishes. Live Cuban music is provided nightly in the palm-flanked lobby bar.