Where to stay in Cuba

(Last Updated On: 20. February 2018)

Cuba, where to stay in cuba, hotels in havana cuba, cuba resorts, havana hotelsAlthough the access to accommodations in Cuba has not the same level like in the other countries, of course, you can choose between different options. Those depend on you and your preferences where to go and where to stay in Cuba. You can use hotels, private rooms, called “casa particular” or, if you have the budget, book a suite in a resort. In this article I will give you some information, so you get a first overview to make a decision.

Hotels in Havana

Havana is usually the first destination in your mind when you are looking for a place to stay in Cuba. Therefore, I will give you some information about the hotels in Havana. Of course, there are hotels in other cities too, but we will concentrate on the capital of this country.

Although you will find a couple of hotels in Havana, don’t expect a plenty of variety. Also, you need to be realistic and keep in mind that even the 5-star Hotels in Havana don’t have the same level you know from your country. The reality is, what in Cuba is considered as a 5-Star-Hotel you will probably consider it a 3-Star-Hotel. But nevertheless you would need to pay the price of a 5-Star-Hotel. Hence, expect prices about $400 to $600 per night in these hotels.

If you ask me for my opinion, this is a typical rip-off of tourists. Besides that, these hotels are quite outdated and the rooms maybe have been up to date in the 80ies or 90ies. The pictures you will see on the internet will usually show you the facility from outside or at most the common spaces like the lobby, the pool, etc. Now you know, why… If you nevertheless would like to stay over in one of these hotels, I give a small list of the most familiar hotels in Havana:


Casa Particular

Actually, casa particular is the same thing like Airbnb. In those “casas particulares” the locals rent a room in their households to travelers. Usually, you would share the common rooms with the family. But I have heard about houses which are fully reserved for tourists. A casa particular is a source of additional income for the Cuban people and is legalized since 1997. If you would like to rent a room in a casa particular, you can check out one of these websites:



Resorts in Cuba

Cuba has several resorts where you can stay over. The advantage of those is that they are less outdated and in some cases even brand new. But of course, they could be a little bit more expensive than a normal hotel or a “casa particular”. Here you will find a list with the resorts. I’ve been in Varadero in the hotel called “Melia Americas” and can fully recommend it.

Resorts in Cuba:

  • Cayo Coco
  • Cayo Guillermo
  • Cayo Largo
  • Cayo Levisa
  • Cayo Santa Maria
  • Cienfuegos
  • Cuba Tours
  • Gibara
  • Guardalavaca
  • Havana
  • Holguin
  • Isla de la Juventud
  • Jardines De La Reina
  • Jibacoa
  • Pinar Del Rio
  • Santa Lucia
  • Santiago De Cuba
  • Trinidad
  • Varadero
  • Vinales

Each of these resorts has its own characteristics, so the best way to inform yourselves and to book a room in one of these resorts is to contact your travel agency.

Okay folks, I hope, I could give you some useful information about where to stay in Cuba and if you have some questions, just leave a comment and I will answer as soon as possible.


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