Every vacation in Cuba should include at least a day or two in the thriving and unique capital city of Havana. Chances are you will find yourself here at some point during your Cuba vacation, and as such, you will likely be interested in a few suggestions for Havana Cuba hotels. When considering your options for lodging throughout Cuba, you can often stay in what is known as a casa particular.The Cuban government permits residents to rent out rooms at their homes, and these casas particulares are a great budget option, as are Cuban hostels. The Havana Cuba hotels have among them a number of choices for casas particulares, and as far as the more standard accommodations go, most are run by Cuban chain companies.
Choosing where to stay in Havana shouldn't make or break your vacation, as city transportation is cheap, and as far as the major Havana attractions go, they are relatively close to one another. The following Havana resort and hotel options will provide you with a few notable choices which just might prove to be perfect.
From the moment that you step into the airy, atrium lobby at the NH Parque Central Hotel, you know you are in for a good stay. One of the top luxury Havana Cuba hotels, the NH Parque Central is centrally located in Old Havana, just at the edge of the city's Central Park. Amenity-rich rooms that provide plenty of space are the norm here, and for even more room, you might consider booking a suite. Recent renovations make the rooms even more fabulous, and the daily cleaning service keeps them sparkling. Guests here can expect nice bathrooms with marble touches and complimentary toiletries, air-conditioning, a hair dryer, an in-room safe, large beds, a stocked mini-bar, and satellite TV. Some units have private balconies, which you might inquire about. You should note that the outlets here are 220 Volt, which is the norm in Europe, so you may need an adapter.
Among the facilities at this service-oriented pick for Havana Cuba hotels is the wonderful rooftop pool, which provides excellent city views. There is an excellent conference hall here, and a business center, and a tour desk. The hotel's two restaurants offer a good selection and you can always relax at one of the hotel's bars or lounges. At this Old Havana hotel you can explore to your heart's content, with great attractions like the Castillo de la Real Fuerza and the beautiful Plaza de la Catedral (Cathedral Square) within easy reach.
Hotel Santa Isabel Havana
Offering stiff competition for the winner of best hotels in Havana Cuba ist he Hotel Santa Isabel, referred to as Old Havana's flagship hotel and housed in a restored mansion from the 1700s. The Santa Isabel has an unmatched location, facing the cobblestoned Plaza de Armas. The grand colonial-style lobby is a pleasant place to sit, as is the adjoining Spanish-style courtyard. The accommodations options include standard rooms, junior suites, and suties, all of which include air-conditioning and private bathrooms; the suites also include minibars, and the larger suite has a living room area as well.
The views from the hotel rooftop are stunning, and the west-facing rooms overlooking the plaza have hosted famous guests including former US President Jimmy Carter, Sting, and Jack Nicholson. The Hotel Santa Isable is a block away from the Avenida del Puerto and a short walk from the waterfront as well.
The Hotel Saratoga is another great property, also found in Old Havana. The rooftop pool is again a top feature with this luxury choice, and you can enjoy views of the Capitolio Nacional (Capital Building), among other city sights. Marble floors and upscale furnishings characterize even the standard rooms at Hotel Saratoga. Each bathroom offers both a separate shower and bath tub, and if you want to peer out on the city at your leisure, you might book a room with a balcony. The room amenities continue on, with cable TV, dataports, an in-room safe, a hair dryer and a stocked mini-bar among them.
The boutique-style of this choice for elegant Havana Cuba hotels makes it all the more charming, and with 24-hour room service, you can bank on service being a key element. A tour desk, massage options, a business center, and a small, but nice fitness room round out the hotel's overall amenities, and as far as location goes, it is hard to beat.
Those coming to Havana with a certain amount of nightlife in mind might want to consider staying at one of the Havana Cuba hotels found in the Varadero district. Well-priced and elegantly-appointed, the Hotel Presidente provides ocean views, so if you are torn between a Havana resort and a more standard hotel, then the Hotel Presidente might make for an ideal compromise. The ground-floor pool and poolside bar and grill are inviting places to hang out when you are not touring about, and you can also find a tour desk, a rental car desk and other bar and restaurant choices. If you stay here, you will be close to the Malecon, which is among the top Havana attractions. The seventh-floor hotel Massage Room provides an array of treatments to help rejuvenate your soul, and should you need to get work done, the Hotel Presidente has a modern business center with two separate meeting rooms.
While this is not the most luxurious of hotels in Havana, it is a very good value and most of the rooms are spacious, while all are clean. Amenities include air-conditioning, a mini-bar, a hair dryer and safe, and cable TV. You will have no problem finding a cab here, and downtown is just minutes away. All in all, the Hotel Presidente is an excellent choice for highly-affordable hotels in Havana Cuba.
Adults looking for an adults-only all inclusive Havana resort, might want to move the SuperClubs Breezes Jibacoa to the top of your list. Though it isn't exactly located in Havana, the city is under an hour's drive away. Complimentary airport transfers reduce your need to worry, and once you arrive, invigorating ocean views await. The staff here is lively and friendly, and will do all it can to make sure you enjoy your stay here. And how can you not when everything is included, from watersports activities, to premium cocktails. A large swimming pool, and private room balconies help to make this Havana resort consideration all the more impressive. Plus, you can always head straight to the beach, where plenty of loungers await you.
Rooms are spacious here, with the roomy suites providing the best ocean vistas. Room amenities include a safety deposit box, a coffee maker, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board, cable TV, air-conditioning and an ensuite bathroom. You can select a room with either a king-size bed or two singles, and the suites offer a mini-fridge and living room to their list of amenities. Souvenirs and cigars are some of the items you can pick up at the resort shops, and planning exciting tours is no problem at the SuperClubs Breezes tour desk. A nice fitness center, tennis courts, and a healthy array of bars and restaurants will help to keep you both satisfied and busy.