Hotel El Meson de la Flota Being a port city, Havana was always open to sea trade from all corners of the world. On the Mercaderes street, a short distance from the bay and the historical Old Square, El Meson de la Flota opens its doors to visitors, bringing back the image of the old 18th and 19th century inns; those that serves as a meting place for sailors from the legendary galleon fleet during their stay in Havana.
The inn has five comfortable rooms and a restaurant that resembles a Spanish tavern that serves delicious tapas and select wines. The decoration of the inn features sea motifs with scale model replicas of old vessels, complemented by the charm and emotional call of a flamenco “tablao” that undoubtedly invites us to drop in and enjoy a night out.
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 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 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 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.
Hotel San Miguel This 20th century palace is located in front of Havana’s Bay. It’s ten impeccable rooms have been richly decorated with fine bed covers and matching draperies. You will experience Havana’s magic as the decor in San Miguel Hostel transports you back into time.
San Miguel Palace, an elegant architectonic ensemble, is located very near the beautiful Havana harbor.
The building is distinguished by the arrangements and good taste of its four compartments, which show the life-style of the Havana bourgeois of the twenties in the last century.
This building was bought and modified in 1913 by Mr. Antonio San Miguel y Segala, a well-known man of letters, an altruist soul and a great cultural promoter.
Its comfortable rooms, the Gran Salon, made for protocol invitations, the attractive lobby bar and the beautiful terrace lookout with an excellent view of the Morro, La Cabaña and La Punta fortifications, make this hotel a stopping place for all travelers.
Hotel Armadores de Santander This majestic hotel stands up at a corner on the Avenida del Puerto, a main street which surrounds the perimeter of the oldest area of Havana. Its architecture and interior decoration resemble the style of those buildings located in the Santander harbour, Spain. Hanging from the ceiling you will find very similar lanterns used in old vessels, all along the three buildings belonging to the complex. Eclectic and neoclassic styles are shown in perfect balance in this hotel, where architectural integration was achieved after hard restoration work. Roman and Corinthian elements could be identified on both columns and faade. The original building was built in the 19th century. The name comes from tradition. Installation was originally used as main offices by several ship-owners from Santander, Spain, including the Count of La Mortera, owner of an important fleet that sailed the Atlantic Ocean bringing goods and troops to Cuba in past centuries. High comfort, good services standards and friendly personnel characterizes this 4 stars hotel. In this Hotel, you have the right to:A welcome cocktailSafebox service A 10% discount in our companys restaurantsFree entrance to the fallowing museums in the Historical Centre, just showing your guests card.-The House of Asia-The House of Mexico-Cigar smoking rooms-The Obrapias House-The Simn Bolivars House-Palace de Government-The Card Museum-The Numismatic MuseumImportant.
Hotel Ambos Mundos The eclectic Ambos Mundos Hotel was built in the late 1920’s and it is an intimate and cozy place that stands out because of its history. In the early 1930’s, American writer Ernest Hemingway lived here for a few years. In room 511 he wrote the first chapter of ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’, as he found the hotel ‘a good place to write’. Nowadayas, the room the writer keeps some of his belongings and the Plaza de Armas restaurant serves his favorite dishes. Besides, the hotel has a wonderful rooftop bar-restaurant that has exquisite grilled food and the best of the views. The privileged location of the hotel, in the heart of Old Havana, makes it an excellent place to explore this beautiful area of the city.
The hotel is a popular stop on the tourist trail and a good base for exploring La Habana Vieja. The rooms are simple and somewhat spartan, but they are clean and comfortable, and most have high French doors opening to some views of the bustling streets. A few even have small balconies. Most folks love the compact old, iron-grated elevator running up the inside of the central staircase; however, it’s woefully inadequate to meet demand, so if you’re staying on an upper floor, you might find waiting for it frustrating. Breakfast is served on the rooftop patio under shady arbors with a wonderful view of the harbor and La Habana Vieja; this is also a great spot for a refreshing drink any time of day or night. The lobby bar is also popular, and features live piano music most of the day and much of the night. Facilities:
Restaurant; 2 bars; tour desk; car-rental desk; in-room massage; babysitting; laundry service
Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno is a new and comfortable installation located in the heart of the Historical Center of the City. This located in O´ Reilly Street.
The four stars Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno enjoys a privileged scenario formerly in the same center of the Within Havana the city, very near the celebrated Square of Weapons and Havana Cathedral.
The Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno that owes its name to the illustrious family that inhabited this colonial large house of the carefully restored XVIII century, is a new option for the antiques farmers scattering, cultural and patrimonial traditions, and of the splendor of past times of the old village of San Cristóbal from Havana.
In that large house, the celebrated black poet Juan Francisco Manzano served as slave of the family of the Marques de Prado Ameno, and it won its freedom thanks to the beneficent negotiations of important personalities of the period as Domingo del Monte and José de la Luz y Caballero.
The large house, of colonial style, of the Marques de Prado Ameno, at the moment transformed into hotel, it recreates the typical housing aristocratic Cuban of principles of the XIX century. The intimacy and the serenity, as well as the correct conservation of fresh and arcades original cocktail with the freshness of the patio and the sobriety of their decoration, invite to rest in a welcoming atmosphere and of good pleasure.
Hotel Telegrafo first was opened in 1888 by Don Guillermo del Toro and Doa Pilar Samoano, they made of this hotel one of the best of Latin America, with new services an outstanding reputation.Authentic and luxurious, telegrafo Hotel is reopened to remind us about the famous hotel it was at the end of the 19th. Century its eclectic facader discover today the architectural evolution it went through the time. The two first floor, respecting they original forms, are the prelude of the upper floors of a more contemporary style. Sixty three spacious rooms with high ceilings, located in the three floors have views mainly on Prado Promenade. Where nowadays the snack bar is located the old ruins of the original courtyard can still be discovered. Its big half archers, without plaster show bricks and masorny which contrast with the modern design of the hotel.