street view of Ivan Chef Casa

The Most Charming Bed & Breakfasts in Havana, Cuba

A stay at a welcoming, authentic B&B in Havana is a great way to start getting acquainted with Cuba’s history, culture, and undeniable charm. In this guide, we share our favorite B&Bs (a.k.a casas particulares) in Havana, each uniquely infused with the spirit of the city. 

To learn everything there is to know about the different lodging options and how to book, check out our guide to booking the perfect hotel in Cuba.

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Le Petit Mistinguett 

exterior view of Le Petit Mistinguett by Estampa

Nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Miramar, Le Petit Mistinguett offers a cozy retreat with a touch of vintage charm. The intimate ambiance, combined with personalized service, makes it a delightful haven for travelers seeking a tranquil escape in the midst of the city’s energy.

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Aimara’s Hotel Boutique 

interior of Aimara's Hotel Boutique

A hidden gem in Havana’s labyrinthine streets, Aimara’s Hotel Boutique welcomes guests with warmth and elegance. With meticulously curated decor reflecting Cuba’s rich cultural heritage, this boutique hotel offers a luxurious oasis where every detail is thoughtfully crafted to ensure a memorable stay.

Art Boutique Havana

interior of Art Boutique Havana

At Art Boutique Havana, nature and art combine for a casual and comfortable stay. Boasting eclectic interiors adorned with plants and local artwork, this boutique accommodation invites guests to indulge in a unique cultural experience while savoring the authentic flavors of Cuban hospitality.

La Villa Teresa 

interior of La Villa Teresa

Perched atop a hill overlooking the picturesque cityscape, La Villa Teresa epitomizes understated luxury with breathtaking views and impeccable service. Whether lounging by the infinity pool or exploring the nearby attractions, guests are treated to a serene retreat infused with Cuban flair.

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Hostal Silvia Vedado 

room in Hostal Silvia VEDADO

Experience the true essence of Cuban hospitality at Hostal Silvia Vedado, a charming guesthouse nestled in the heart of Havana’s vibrant Vedado district. With its welcoming atmosphere and personalized attention, this family-run establishment offers a home away from home for travelers seeking authenticity and comfort.

Paraiso Mid-Century 

living room of Paraiso Mid-Century

Step back in time to the golden era of Havana at Paraiso Mid-Century, where mid-century modern aesthetics blend seamlessly with Cuban hospitality. This meticulously restored villa offers a glimpse into the city’s glamorous past, promising a nostalgic retreat for discerning travelers.

Ivan Chef Casa 

pool of Ivan Chef Casa

Indulge in culinary delights and personalized service at Ivan Chef Casa, a boutique guesthouse where gastronomy takes center stage. From gourmet meals prepared by the resident chef to bespoke experiences tailored to each guest’s preferences, this hidden gem offers a feast for the senses in the heart of Havana.

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Havana Dream 

room in Havana Dream

Discover the magic of Havana at Havana Dream, a boutique hotel where dreams come to life amidst colonial splendor. With its elegant architecture, lush gardens, and tranquil ambiance, this enchanting retreat beckons travelers to unwind and create lasting memories in Cuba’s captivating capital.

From Booking to Arrival: What to Expect

If you book lodging through Airbnb, Expedia, or another U.S. based company, you’ll see a special step in the booking process that asks you to declare your reason for travel, with a list of options corresponding to the 12 legal categories of travel for U.S. citizens. We recommend that you select Support for the Cuban People, but regardless of which you choose, this information isn’t meant to be an official declaration and isn’t shared by the company. 

Once your booking is confirmed your host will typically contact you to confirm arrival time and share any important information. Even small family run B&Bs will offer to have a trusted taxi service pick you up at the airport. The price is often slightly more than if you were to hail a taxi at the airport, but for many travelers the convenience is worth the few extra dollars. 

The transfer from Havana’s airport takes around 30 minutes. If you can handle diesel fumes, feel free to hail an American made relic or boxy Russian Lada. If you’re more of an AC and seatbelts type, go for any vehicle that looks like it was made in the past 30 years. 

When you arrive at your hotel you’ll likely be asked for your passport by the concierge or host—don’t worry, they are required to record passport information to comply with Cuban laws. Otherwise, you should expect nothing less than great Cuban hospitality. 

Documents You’ll Need

Before you take off, make sure you have a valid passport with plenty of time until it expires. You’ll also need to have your Cuba visa and complete the online Cuban customs form within 72 hours prior to your departure. 

The Cuban government also requires visitors to have proof of health insurance coverage, but if you book a flight on a U.S. airline, the required insurance is included in the price of your ticket. This insurance gives you access to Cuba’s network of tourist hospitals and clinics should you need them. 

If your flight originates outside of the U.S., you can purchase insurance independently or pay a small fee for access to Cuba’s tourist system. 

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