What We Love
- 2011 Jetsetter Hot Spots winner, thanks to its renovation by hip hotelier Liz Lambert
- Liz Lambert's Texas-size style.
- Scenic setting along a quiet, less touristy stretch of the historic River Walk
- Ocho Lounge, overlooking the river
- A low-key and friendly staff
- Hearty breakfasts including sweet plantain griddle cakes and Havana breakfast tortas to fuel a day of sightseeing
What To Know
- Ambience is best suited for singles and couples
- It’s a historic building; noise sometimes travels through walls and between floors
- No gym, but the front desk can provide passes to a local health club
- The location means a car isn’t necessary; parking costs $17 a day
- Pet-friendly (a $25 fee per stay is required)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
When you stay at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, you’ll be on the riverwalk and minutes from Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and Travis Park. This hotel is close to River Walk and Alamo.
Make yourself at home in one of the 27 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring iPod docking stations and minibars. Flat-screen televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers, as well as phones with free local calls.
Pamper yourself with onsite massages or enjoy recreation amenities such as bicycles to rent. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
How to Get There
Wonderful low-key old San Antonio/Havana hotel in the less populated section of the River Walk, on Navarro. 5 minute walk to the bustling River Walk shops and cafes. Simple but elegant style. Big rooms, big beds, big bathroom, and a beautiful eye to design and color with old rugs and period chairs. Giant old in-room fridge stuffed with anything you might want. We enjoyed the breakfast in the Hotel´s Ocho restaurant on the river - highly recommended! Free parking. Some reviews have complained about noise, but its an old hotel so the wooden floors do creak and you can slightly hear footsteps in the room upstairs but its not "noisy"... though ibest to be on 2nd or 3rd floor and not in a room on 1st floor next to the bar... Staff were friendly and helpful.
We were blown away by the incredible guest service the staff provided all weekend.
The hotel itself is simply gorgeous; old world Cuban charm. We enjoyed a light lunch at Ocho (Eric was fab), and drinks downstairs at Havana Bar (Robbie is my fav). The staff remembered our names and welcomed us back after a night out.
Our room was very comfortable. I could sleep all day on that mattress! The private rooftop lounge was a great spot to enjoy a couple of quiet cocktails before bedtime.
We’ll definitely be back- it’s our new fav spot in San Antonio.
My wife and I are first-timers at this hotel. Before making the reservation though, I sent an email with a question. April Camacho, who works the front desk, immediately responded (so props to her).
I try to stay in boutique hotels if possible (even as a diamond member at Hilton and Platinum at SPG), so we were excited about this stay.
First, great location as it is nestled halfway along the Riverwalk between the Pearl Brewery shops/restaurants and the busy, more touristy part of the Riverwalk.
We loved the 2 appetizers we had during Happy Hour at Ocho (great prices too), and later that evening we enjoyed the downstairs bar (be prepared to be in a dark, warm, candlelit environment).
The room was very nicely decorated and comfy. Only due to the historical integrity of the building, the combo of the 4 poster bed on the original hardwoods made for some squeaking, perhaps adding to the charm.
Next time we are in San Antonio, we plan to stay there (hopefully during the week as weekend rates go up a bit).
Thanks for a great stay!
This hotel has a great look and feel. Lovely and rustic. Unfortunately there are major issues with the air conditioning. When we arrived, our rooms AC was not working, and given the heat, this was a necessity. They moved us from our booked King room to a Queen that night, where the AC was noisy but good. The next night they moved us to another King room where the AC worked, but would not turn off. So it got freezing! Not wanting to move a 4th time, I asked for an extra blanket when I told them about the AC issues. They didn't even ask if we wanted someone to check it out. We then overheard someone else complaining about the same thing. So I loved the location and look of the place, just wish they'd fix the AC - oh, and please put coffee in the rooms. The last thing I want to do before I get ready is go downstairs to get my coffee.
Very nice hotel, a classic, and very near the Tobin Center that was our destination. Weekend prices are much higher than weekdays and an attempt to save led us to a less expensive room (34) that was a bit tiny but fully equipped. First issue was the tv system that required a desk clerk to repair the remote and set it for a PBS station. I was curious about two bath mats in the shower area and after use I realized that the tight design means water from the shower is partially directed to the floor outside the shower. I appreciate vintage feature in a hotel room, but the mirror above the lavatory was so blotched that it was near unusable. All in all we would stay again in a better room and more likely during the week.