Destination: Old Havana
Hotel chain: Independent
Number of Rooms: 96
Distance to Airport: 20 km
Meal Plan: Room & Breakfast
Check In Time: 4:00 PM
Check Out Time: 12:00 M
There are few hotels in Havana where the front door miraculously swings open (thanks to a deft doorman, naturally) – the Saratoga is one of those hotels. And that door has swept open for many notable guests since the historic hotel re-opened in 2005 including legendary guitarist Jimmy Page and pop phenom Beyoncé.
The Saratoga, voted one of the region’s top hotels by Condé Nast Traveller, is fast gaining a reputation as the hip place to stay in Havana and not only for its high-profiled clientele: this hotel is living proof that international standards for luxury can be met, maintained and even improved upon, in Cuba.
The elegantly curved building was originally constructed in 1879 and expanded between 1915 and 1925. Its location across from the Parque de Fraternidad (with a tree planted from each country in the Americas) and diagonally opposite the legendary Partagas Cigar Factory and the iconic Capitolio, has been a draw for over a century.
Behind the neoclassical façade, guests find an entire menu of services including a wine and tapas bar, the upscale Anacaona restaurant (grab the window table for unsurpassed people watching), and the Mezzanine Bar and WiFi area; the Deluxe Patio rooms overlook this inner courtyard.
Saratoga sets the standard for rooftop pools: from your chaise you’ll be treated to unparalleled views of the majestic Capitolio, Central Park and the Prado beyond. Cocktails at sunset are highly recommended here.
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Deluxe Patio Room
Patio Deluxe rooms feature balustrades overlooking an interior patio where the hotel’s Mezzanine Bar can be found. The elegant decor is based on the philosophy of less is more; this minimalist approach creates a stylish and comfortable ambience. Bathrooms are sleek with bathtub, shower and toilet.
Junior Suite Saratoga Room
All junior suites feature minimalist, elegant decor. They also offer stellar views of the city which are best appreciated from the divan that lines the wall beneath the windows. The bathrooms are sumptuous (perhaps the best in Cuba) with turquoise tiles and glass which cover the walls. Ensuite bathrooms have a bath and separate shower units with rain showers.
Located at the southern end of the Prado, with the Capitolio, Partagas Cigar Factory and the Gran Teatro diagonally across the street. Walking north on the Prado takes you to the seaside Malecón; turn right towards Central Park and you can stroll to the colonial center.
** Some services require local payment.