Calles 0 & 21, Vedado
Considered Havana's flagship hotel, although rooms at this 1930s grand dame are overpriced. Excellent restaurant and cabaret, and the garden terrace is the place to relax with a cigar and rum cocktail.
Hotel Parque Central
Calle Neptuno between Agramonte and Prado
A beautiful hotel with a superb location and excellent facilities, including two fine restaurants and a cigar lounge.
Hotel Santa Isabela
Calle Baratillo #8, Plaza de Armas
Steeped in colonial ambience, this 18th-century edifice is fitted out in stylish colonial fashion. And the location can't be beat.
Paseo del Prado #603, corner of Dragones
The city's most deluxe hotel exudes sophistication, although the Moorish-style restaurant serves dismal food.
Hotel Ambos Mundos
Calle Obispo #15 at Mercaderes
Calle Obispo #252
One of Havana's best bargains, this former colonial mansion has stylish rooms and an excellent restaurant.
Paseo del Prado #416 between San Rafael and San Miguel
Popular with tour groups, this hotel has disappointing rooms; the atmospheric restaurant and a fine location on Parque Central make amends.
Calles Zulueta & Neptuno
A towering 19th-century building where guests are serenaded in the sumptuous lobby. Rooms and dining here are a let-down. Go for the location.
Hotel Mercure Sevilla
Calle Trocadero #55
Made famous by Graham Green's Our Man in Havana. The lobby and rooftop restaurant here have fine Mughal details, but room decor is ho-hum.
Calle Neptuno and Paseo de Prado
A charming restoration of a colonial-period hotel, rooms here are surprisingly modern.
Calle Oficios #53 at Obrapia
A great value just off Plaza San Francisco, this hotel resembles a Spanish bodega, complete with Spanish restaurant. Rooms have marble floors and modern bathrooms.