This beautifully preserved hotel enjoys a storied location on Old Havana's Central Park.
Travelers head to Hotel Inglaterra for its sidewalk café alone. This perch has served as a prime spot for people-watching for more than a century. Winston Churchill stayed here as a military reporter in 1895 during the Spanish-Cuban War, and Elmore Leonard set part of his novel, Cuba Libre, here. Despite numerous upgrades over the decades, ornate original details have been maintained, most notably in neoclassical El Colonial restaurant.
Ceramic tiles from Seville set a Moroccan mood in La Sevillana bar, and original floor tiles also adorn the guest rooms. Room décor varies, and the most attractive has an Old World, European feel. Along with the sidewalk café, the hotel's most enticing attraction is its charming rooftop terrace, with a Jacuzzi and sun beds, as well as live music in the evenings — a romantic spot for cocktails and sea views.