Havana Hotels

Written by Abby Luttrell
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Hotels in Havana can vary from a historic Baroque mansion in La Habana Vieja (the old town) to a modern tower overlooking the ocean. The neighborhoods of Havana are all fascinating, and your hotel will reflect the flavor of the city. In Habana Vieja, the historic heart of Havana, your hotel will be part of the fabric of distinctive colonial and Baroque architecture dating back to the 1600s.

A Habana Vieja hotel may feature Spanish courtyards filled with flowers, period furniture, wrought-iron and stained-glass windows. Some of these historic buildings even have their own museums. These historic buildings have modern conveniences, however, such as air conditioning and all amenities.

No place represents Havana more than the Malecon, the sea-front promenade that winds for four miles from the city's historic section into the skyscrapers of Vedado. The busy, sea-front boulevard is lined with beautiful buildings painted in pastel hues with Italianate loggias. The sunset from the Malecon is magnificent, and here there are several Havana hotels of distinction.

Famous Havana Hotels

Central Havana has some famous hotels. The Hotel Inglaterra is built in a stunning Moorish style, with green and gold majolica tiles imported from Seville, and Andalusian mosaics and wooden inlay ceilings. Dating from 1875, it numbers among its guests Sarah Bernhardt and Anna Pavlova. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba, near the high-rises of Vedado, is a gem of Art Deco architecture and has hosted Winston Churchill, Fred Astaire and Buster Keaton.

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