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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
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I was in town for a conference and wanted a boutique hotel with character. Hotel Havana was perfect! So many great things...decor, ambience, the cute pink refrigerator stocked with fun items at reasonable prices, comfy bed, great robes ( they should rethink the high price...but I did buy one) and friendly staff. It’s walking distance (15 minutes to the Alamo) to everything and the Riverwalk is right across the street. You can watch the boats go by from Ocho (the hotel’s restaurant). They did leave ear plugs in my room because they said there was construction around the hotel but I didn’t hear anything. If my room had a kitchen, I’d move in ???? The only criticism would be Ocho, although it is beautiful. The food was fine for one meal but didn’t really need repeat visits. They do have a cool, dark bar downstairs that is lit with red candles. I’m not marking down any stars because of the restaurant because I think it’s separate although it is on the same property. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend Hotel Havana if you are in San Antonio and want to avoid chain hotels.
We booked Havana because we wanted individuality. Havana has that. It is quirky and stylish and fun. A welcoming staff and its own parking lot are undoubted ticks. This isn't for the traveller who wants corporate uniformity. The rooms are quirky and designed to reflect the age and history of the property. Rooms have a remarkably well stocked big orange fridge full of goodies to buy. The hotel also has a conservatory style restaurant overlooking the river walk. Food is fine. Havana is to the north of the city centre but within easy walking distance of the Alamo etc and the superb river walk. A downside? The hotel is a fair distance away from other eateries etc.
There is a lot to like here if you prefer a small hotel with a historic feel, or lots of character. But nearby construction made me feel like I woke up in a blender. All. Day. Long. Not pleasant for a weekend getaway even for this history buff. Moreover, even though the staff was pleasant there was no visible effort to make up for the noise and inconvenience caused by the construction. This was a missed opportunity, as it looks the construction has a long way to go before it is complete. A little ‘pardon the inconvenience’ gift bag with cold water or a bottle of wine and a couple of chocolate chip cookies would have gone a long way toward making up for the bad feeling. Sorry but I cannot recommend.