Feb 19, 2019 - Feb 20, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Your Havana stay starts with the perfect hotel. Perfect might mean the most affordable, it might mean 5 stars. Whatever your perfect hotel stay looks like, let's find it in one of the many Havana hotspots, from the comfortable and affordable to all-out luxury
Old Havana is the main tourist area in Havana, and for good reason. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1982, Old Havana, or La Habana Vieja, is a stunningly restored colonial city-within-the-city, and a great option for a first (or even a second) trip to Cuba. Revel in the architectural relics with a stay in one of the many great hotels in this area.
The Hotel Saratoga is less than a half mile from the historical Old Havana site and boasts a 5-star rating, rooftop pool and room service. Prices at this spot can run between $200-400 per night, so if you want to be near this hub of Neoclassical and Baroque buildings and romantic cobbled squares, check out the Hotel Casa Verde, a budget 4-star hotel about a mile away from the winding cobbled turns of Old Havana.
Also in Old Havana is the Hotel Santa Isabel, a three-story baroque structure that's generally considered to be one of the best hotels in Havana for its 5-star rating and striking Spanish colonial beauty.
The Miramar neighborhood, the northernmost district in Havana, has access to swim beaches (called balnearios) on the Primera Avenida (First Avenue), business-class hotels and a host of casa particulares (private rentals by owner). As for sights in Miramar and the greater Playa area, you'll be walking amongst upscale homes and several foreign embassies. It's generally regarded as one of the safest areas of Havana.
The Memories Miramar Habana hotel is one of the Playa area's most popular hotels, with its balcony ocean views, proximity to great local food and affordable hotel rates that hover just under $200 per night.
For a slightly swankier hotel option at a higher price point, the Melia Habana hotel offers an outdoor pool and hot tub.
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Havana is absolutely incredible. I recommend you avoid the government-owned restaurants and attractions. They are so much engaging (and yummy) than the family owned shops and restaurants. Stay in an Airbnb and engage with the locals! Bring some toiletries, i.e. toothpaste, deodorant, ben gay, yep you read that right, so you can give it to individuals or an institution that will insure it goes to the right people! Enjoy and GO TO CUBA!!
Havana is my favorite city of all time, and I’ve been to almost 20 countries. It’s extremely (extremely) affordable, and the people are so beautiful & kind. You can find good music anywhere, make lasting friends, and attempt to understand a totally different culture. One of the best parts (as a tourist) is the lack of internet. Don’t expect to have WiFi anywhere. I highly recommend a trip with one or two friends who are ready to have an adventure and meet the completely unique city of La Havana (you should speak Spanish to some extent!!)
Cuba is fun if you are one who can completely disconnect. If not i wouldn’t recommend because it feels like you are going back to 1950s. Cars are preserved, no Uber or lyft. I also do not recommend for solo travel for women. Overall though it’s a beautiful place.
Havana is everything you expect and more. It can be tricky to break through the crumbling exterior but the city is full of life, art, and music.