Although Havana, the capital city of Cuba, is composed of 15 different boroughs, few can resist the allure of Old Havana and choose it as the place to stay during their Cuban adventure. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and retaining the charm of the old days, it is home to the Malecon avenue, San Cristobal Cathedral, the Capitol, Plaza de Armas Square, the Museum of the Revolution and the Gran Teatro de la Havana (Great Theatre of Havana).
With so many sightseeing spots and things to do within walking distance, staying in a hotel in Old Havana seems to be the most convenient option, plus there is the added possibility to travel to neighbouring areas by car or bus. While planning for your trip, you are advised to confirm whether you need a tourist card to visit Cuba or not; you will find further information on visas to travel to Havana in our post “Flying to Cuba’s Jose Marti International airport”.
Recommended hotels in the centre of Old Havana in Cuba
3-star accommodation opposite the Malecon in Havana
The Deauville hotel stands right in front of the Malecon, the popular promenade stretching along the waterfront in Old Havana. That being said, it is no wonder that its guest rooms offer stunning sea views. A taxi ride of 25 minutes separates it from Jose Marti International airport, and travellers enjoy a varied selection of local restaurants and shops in the vicinity.
While each room features air conditioning, a TV set with satellite channels and a private bathroom, among the amenities present in the facilities we count an onsite restaurant serving a daily buffet breakfast, a rooftop terrace with swimming pool where guests can sunbathe, paid safety deposit boxes and a 24-hour front desk. To book an economy or standard room at this hotel in Cuba, enter the dates of your trip here.
The Plaza hotel in Havana downtown
This 4-star accommodation in Old Havana (Habana Vieja) is located in the very heart of the Cuban capital, a spot highly recommended for those interested in music and culture, as the location is a short stroll from the popular bar known as “La Bodeguita del Medio”. History lovers will love this place too, due to its proximity to historic buildings –including old fortresses- and squares.
There is prepaid WiFi access in the communal areas and the staff can provide foreign money exchange services to ensure you do not run out of local currency. You may enjoy a complimentary breakfast buffet every morning or taste delightful international dishes at the restaurant. The spacious rooms have satellite TV and private bathrooms, and are ready to accommodate solo travellers and families alike. Make your reservation to stay in this hotel in Havana.
Hotel Inglaterra, 4-star accommodation in Havana city centre
Perfect for those who want to live the Cuban lifestyle, the Inglaterra hotel boasts a helpful staff providing tourist info, vintage car hire and access to a sun terrace with lovely views of the town centre. A restaurant with live music, daily continental breakfast, left-luggage, payment safes, WiFi cards and solarium are just a few of the other perks of choosing it. Its single, double and triple rooms with en suite bathroom have beautiful balconies, and room service is available around the clock. Check the nightly rates of this hotel in Old Havana by entering your planned check-in and check-out dates.