Top 10 Havana Traveler
Top 10 Hotels in Havana
10. Hotel Del Tejadillo
Starting off our Top 10 Havana lodging is the Hotel del Tejadillo. Situated on a quaint cobblestone road, three converted old mansions welcome you with a hanging sign out the door, reminiscent of the city's past. This classic-styled hotel is filled with solid wood and wrought iron—typical of what you will find throughout Havana. Located behind Cathedral Square, you will be within easy walking distance of Old Havana. The courtyards are charming and breakfast is included as part of your stay.
9. Hotel Marques de Prado Ameno
Connected to the swanky Hotel Florida (where you check-in for your stay), this colonial style boutique hotel will appease even the harshest of critics. The former private mansion has 16 rooms, a lovely central courtyard, and history and art galore. You will find arches and columns, mosaic tile floors, wooden staircases, marble floors, and ancient frescoes (carefully restored). This Top 10 Havana hotel is painted in vivid oranges, yellows, and blues, adding to the charm, privacy, and tranquility of this unique gem. Breakfast buffet, serenity, and relaxation are all included.
8. National Hotel
Built atop a hill by the sea at the site of Battery National Monument, this award-winning Top 10 Havana hotel is a dream for history buffs! Located in the center of Havana, enjoy views of the harbor, seawall, and city. There are several on-site restaurants, 2 pools, and a gift shop. Famous celebrities, artists, politicians, athletes, musicians, authors, royalty, and even mobsters have chosen this hotel for their stay in Havana. Guided tours offer info on Santa Clara Battery guns displayed in the gardens and the rich history of this 81-year old building.
7. Hotel Raquel
This small, intimate boutique hotel is situated in the heart of Old Havana. The Raquel, Hebrew for innocent, has stunning architecture. Marble columns, stained glass, original tile floors, and a rooftop terrace will all captivate you. A watchtower lets you look out over the streets of Habana Vieja. The paintings are biblically themed, the 25 guestrooms are biblically named, and the on-site restaurant offers Jewish cuisine. Experiencing a touch of Jewish culture in Havana makes the Raquel unique—easily landing on our Top Ten Havana hotels.
6. Iberostar Parque Central
Taking up an entire block in an ideal corner location, the Parque Central is comprised of 2 huge buildings that are connected by underground tunnel! One building has elegant Spanish colonial-style architecture, while the other is considered modern. Each building has its own lobby and courtyard, spa, gym, and rooftop pool. This grand Top 10 Havana hotel has 8 floors with 427 guest rooms (including 3 handicapped accessible rooms), 3 restaurants, and 2 bars. Music is everywhere and breakfast is included!
5. Hotel Los Frailes
Smack dab in the middle of Old Havana is a one-of-a-kind place to rest your weary head. Hotel los Frailes will take you by surprise when you walk in and are greeted by monks! Well, maybe not ACTUAL monks, but the staff does dress in monk robes at this religious-themed Top 10 Havana hotel. With a monastery feel, you will love taking a vow of relaxation after a busy day of discovering nearby restaurants, bars, museums and shops.
4. Saratoga Havana
Nostalgic, luxurious, and elegant with simple and spacious interiors, the Saratoga is operated by the Office of the City Historian of Havana. This beautiful Top 10 Havana hotel is on the western edge of the historic center of the city. Be sure to take in the mesmerizing views of the Sentinel Angels perched on the roof of the Gran Teatro de la Habana while floating around in the rooftop pool. A portion of the hotel profits is reinvested into the restoration of the city's historical district, making you a part of Havana history!
3. Hostal Valencia
Nestled on a charming cobblestone side street, this compact and cozy sleep quietly falls onto our Top Ten Havana hotels. Colonial furniture, a rustic staircase, and wrought iron and wood decor, all add to the quaint feel of this 14-guest room hotel. Glazed ceramic tiles on the walls of the bar are signed by anyone famous who has ever stayed here. Make sure to visit the adjacent restaurant, La Paella, to fill your belly with their award-winning paella, voted the best in Havana!
2. Meliá Cohiba
Not into charming and quaint? Prefer a resort-style stay? How does a 22-story, luxury high-rise Top 10 Havana hotel sound? Facing the Gulf of Mexico on the Malecon, everything you need is here—462 guest rooms, 7 restaurants, 4 bars, shops, sports and activities, cigar bar, nightclub, live shows, spas, pools, a fitness center, hair salon, 24-hour reception with money exchange, 24-hour medical service, and an art and antique gallery with pieces for sale! For the best of the best, stay at The Level—an exclusive and private hotel-within-a-hotel on floors 18-21!
1. Meliá Habana
Sister to the Melia Cohiba, this exquisite resort is in the heart of the Miramar residential and business districts. Set along the Havana coastline, this 9-story elegant hotel crowns our list of Top 10 Havana hotel. Housed within 2 buildings are 397 rooms, 4 restaurants, 6 bars, shops, cigar bar and 3 pools. Lush tropical gardens and marble and wood designs add to the splendor. The Melia Habana rises to the occasion when it comes to elegance. For accommodations fit for royalty, stay at The Level, located on floors 8 and 9.