If you start your “where to stay in Havana” hotel search an a place like Expedia or Booking.com, you will begin to get worried. There are only a handful of hotels in Havana and they are mostly owned by the government, which makes them very expensive.
It is more common for visitors to stay in a Cuban’s private home (casa particular) or B&B, which is way more economical and an authentic local experience. Head over to Airbnb because this is where most of these types of lodgings are listed. You can easily find a room in a cute house for around $100 per night.
Cozy, Elegant and Colonial-Modern, bright and airy apartment that overlooks the famous “Cinco Esquinas” of Old Havana, located in the recently valued “Loma de Angel” Council Catredral.
A few steps from the most significant cultural attractions: Museum of the Revolution, Museum of Beautiful Arts, Paseo del Prado, Malecon … Surrounded by restaurants, bars and clubs to live a true Cuban experience!
La Rosa de Ortega: Located on top of a hill overlooking the city, La Rosa de Ortega is a real gem. The B&B includes a pool, a gym, a bar, outdoor lounging areas, and a massage center—not to mention some gorgeously decorated private rooms and bathrooms.
Rooftop Villa: If you’re a fan of staying in boutique design hotels and don’t mind splurging a bit on your Airbnb, this might the pick for you. The rooftop villa is light, open, and has a modern design to match its Vedado neighborhood. When you’re not enjoying the hotel’s patio lounge area and rooftop views, you’ll have plenty to explore on the ground level.
Casa Una Old Havana: An old Spanish colonial home in the center of Old Havana, this place to stay isn’t a great option if you’re seeking solitude and quiet, but might be perfect if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the city. You can spend afternoons walking to the National Capitol building, the Cathedral, and countless museums, and come back to the hotel for a relaxing evening on the rooftop veranda.
7 foot ceilings and grand style with period furniture. Located perfectly in Central Havana on a quiet street, across the road from La Guarida, the best restaurant in Havana. This beautiful apartment is easy walking distance into Old Havana in one direction, 4 blocks from the sea wall promenade (Malecon) and walking distance to Vedado and hotels such as Nacional de Cuba.