Opened in 1930, this historic hotel has seen many notorious guests check in and out. Its impressive structure and design, beside the views of the city and the sea it offers, make it one of Cuba’s most desirable luxury hotels. Located in Vedado, close to the seawall, it also hosts a museum of memorabilia of every important guest it has had, as well as a small museum dedicated to the 1961 Missile Crisis.
Built as the Habana Hilton in the 1950s, the Habana Libre Tryp is one of the larger hotels in Cuba. Standing on a hill in Vedado, it was designed by the renowned architect Welton Becket in collaboration with Cuban architects Lin Arroyo and Gabriela Menéndez. The hotel opened on March 22, 1958, and it was Latin America’s tallest and largest hotel.
The Ambos Mundos, built in the beginnings of the 20th century, is an Eclectic-style hotel with five stories, erected in the site where once stood an ancestral home. It became worldly famous after being the first lodging in Cuba for the notorious American author Ernest Hemingway, who dwelt there almost permanently from 1932 to 1939. His room has been preserved as he left it, and is displayed as a little museum.