If you love historic buildings then you will love the Hotel Havana. I stayed for one night at the Hotel Havana and I was blown away. The parking lot is to the right of the hotel. Parking is $17 a night or $25 for your stay. The location is not at the center of downtown but everything is in reasonable walking distance so the price of parking is fair. You will spend about $10 each time you park in a lot or parking garage. Right across the street from the hotel is access to the Riverwalk via a stairway. The center of the Riverwalk is about a 10 minute walk but the beauty and tranquility of the scenery makes the length of the walk unnoticeable. There are wood floors throughout, a winding staircase leading to floors 2 and 3 and each room had a beautiful wooden door. There is also an elevator available with access to all floors. I stayed in room 37, a studio room. From the doorway you step up to the bed area. The bed was really comfortable and the pillows were fluffy. There is a flat screen TV with basic cable. There are shuttered windows around the entire bedroom area and they all open. There are not any closets but there are two drawers and antique hooks on the wall for hanging. The bed is high enough that my suitcase fit nicely underneath it. There is a desk with a lamp and a night stand with another lamp and a radio that comes with an auxiliary cable. It was a small radio but the sound was of high quality. The refrigerator was fully stocked with sodas, beer, wine, liquor and snack foods. The items were pricey but that is to be expected of all hotels. The bathroom had plenty of towels and washcloths. The shower/tub had large bottles of shampoo, conditioner and body wash. The toilet paper was one ply so if you have a particular preference for higher quality toilet paper, you should bring your own. There is a pedestal sink and in the drawer in the bed area there is a hair dryer. There was not an exhaust fan so if you are travelling with others you may want to bring an air freshener. There is not an iron or ironing board in the room but room service will bring one up to you if you need one. It was a Shark brand iron. The Ocho dining and bar area was spectacular. I did not eat there but I did go into the Ocho lounge in the basement. This area was beautiful. It is dimly lit with red votive candles and there are several antique chairs and couches with coffee tables. The only issue I had was that the bartender was not very creative but he was friendly and honest about his limited abilities. He only knew how to make what was on their drink menu. For breakfast I ordered room service which arrived on time and was delicious. I had two eggs scrambled and the Toasted Jo's Banana Bread which was a thick sliced of banana bread topped with a thick layer of crunchy peanut butter, sliced bananas and drizzled with powdered sugar and honey. The only thing that could've been a problem was my room and 2 others wrap around an outdoor terrace with a table and patio furniture and it does not close so there could've been people out there at any hour. I had a great stay and would definitely be returning to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on a quiet stretch of the North Riverwalk known as the Museum Reach, directly adjacent from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, Hotel Havana offers elegant accommodations in the heart of San Antonio. From the studios to the Penthouse Suite, each of the 27 rooms and suites is uniquely appointed and designed for comfort. All feature original Bastrop pine floors and are decorated with antique furniture, Turkish rugs and vintage Cuban artwork with an emphasis on creating elegant but uncluttered space for a restful stay. Our luxurious bed linens are custom made and bathrooms are stocked with Red Flower body care products. Each room comes equipped with our signature mini bar featuring local and international snacks, drinks and souvenirs.Hotel Havana is also home to Ocho, a restaurant and lounge space serving drinks and food downstairs in the intimate hotel basement and upstairs on the riverfront. The property was reopened in 2010 by hotelier Liz Lambert and Bunkhouse Group and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Havana San Antonio, Texas