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Hotel Plaza

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Hotel Plaza Built in 1909, this is one of the more historic hotels in La Habana Vieja. Suite no. 216 is still rented out, replete with bat and ball and other memorabilia from one of its more famous guests, the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth. Albert Einstein and Isadora Duncan were also guests here. The building also served as the headquarters of El Diario de la Marina newspaper. However, historic charm is in greater supply than actual comfort or luxury; although rooms have attractive dark-wood furniture and the bathrooms have tubs, they are a little spartan. You’ll find just as many famous ghosts haunting the nearby Hotel Sevilla , while enjoying more comfortable accommodations in some, but not all rooms. Still, the rooms are spacious and clean, and quite a few have narrow, private balconies. The hotel is undergoing major renovations throughout 2009, its 100th anniversary year. The lobby is worth checking out, whether you’re staying here or not, for its intricate mosaic tile floor, bas-relief trim, and stained-glass atrium skylights. And, by all means, come by for an afternoon drink at the rooftop Solarium Bar, with great views of Havana and the neighboring Bacardí building.
Facilities:
3 restaurants; 3 bars; concierge; tour desk; car-rental desk; 24-hr. room service; laundry service; dry cleaning



Hotel Tejadillo

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Hotel Tejadillo It’s hard to find a better located hotel in Old Havana. Just a half-block from the Plaza de la Catedral and La Bodeguita del Medio, and about 2 blocks from the Malecón, this recently renovated old mansion provides decent value and ample colonial charm. The spacious rooms have high ceilings, comfortable new beds, and Oriental throw rugs. About half of them come with fully equipped kitchenettes. Most are set around a typical central courtyard, with a central fountain surrounded by lush tropical plants and large sculptures. The biggest drawback here is the fact that quite a few rooms have no windows. Breakfast is served in a little dining room, or in a separate open-air courtyard. There’s a lively little bar here and it’s far enough removed from the rooms so as not to keep you up.
Facilities:
Restaurant; bar; concierge; tour desk; laundry service; dry cleaning



Hotel Los Frailes

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Hotel Los Frailes on the narrow alleys of Old Havana, the Los Frailes Inn stands just a few steps away from the majestic convent of Saint Francis of Assisi and the populous Old Square. The former mansion of the fourth Marquis and Captain of the French Navy, Don Pedro Claudio Duquesne, once visited by the finest nobility, ecclesiastical dignitaries, military authorities, renowned artists, the best of Cuban and foreign society, has become today the perfect place to enjoy the voice of silence and meditation in the pleasant afternoons of the old city. Right at the entrance, a copper sculpture of a monk welcomes visitors, inviting them to an imaginary trip to a medieval abbey. Its lobby bar, comfortable rooms – only the 4 mini-suites have balconies – and quiet courtyard, decorated with outstanding works of art, its enigmatic and intimate atmosphere combined with the suggestive sound of a water fountain, invite you to contemplation and meditation in this exclusive inn.
Facilities:
Bar; concierge; tour desk; 24-hr. room service; laundry service; dry cleaning



Hotel Beltran de Santa Cruz

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Hotel Beltran de Santa Cruz an elegant XVIII Century house, located very near Plaza Vieja, opens its doors transformed into a welcoming inn.
The suggested combination of modern and old elements is the cause that praises the originality of its attractive design. This house of noble origin, constructed by the parents of Gabriel Beltran de Santa Cruz, first Count of San Juan de Jaruco, belonged afterwards to the descendant of the honorable Marques de Cárdenas de Monte Hermoso.The most distinguished personalities that visited the city at that time were entertained at this house, among them we have the Baron Alejandro Von Humboldt, an eminent scientist and the Dukes of Montpensier and of Orleans. This last became later King Luis Felipe I of France. In the old city, an exquisite hotel will mark your stay with an indelible remembrance.



Hotel Valencia

Hotel

Hotel Valencia located close to the Plaza de Armas , this small, charming establishment is fit to delight any visitor to the island. In fact, Ernest Hemingway himself used to stay here whenever he passed through Havana, and if you are lucky, you might be able to use the very room that always accommodated the great writer. Decorated in a simple, rustic fashion, the hotel is housed in a building that dates back to the 18th century. The atmosphere is peaceful and the service extremely friendly and efficient.