San Antonio

Hotel Havana


Built in 1914, Hotel Havana has history in Downtown San Antonio. The intimate boutique hotel offers cozy quarters with an elegant retro style. The hotel entices romance, and is the perfect shelter if your desire is to crash downtown for a few nights.


BY: Alex Temblador Contributing writer

Say hello to my little friend, Hotel Havana.

Hotel Havana opened in 1914 in San Antonio by a visionary who wanted to bring a little Cuba to the Lone Star State. Built in a Mediterranean Revival style and complemented with magnolias, palm trees, and cypress trees, from the outside, it’s definitely a place that would attract Tony Montana. Inside, is a different story… The design is more creative in style with a mix of historic, retro, and elegant furniture, a look that can often be found in hotels and homes in Havana today.

some days are made better when you stay in the right hotel

This creative vibe boils over into the public spaces like Ocho, the hotel’s restaurant and bar. It overlooks the famed River Walk and has a menu steeped with Mexican, Cuban, and Texan influences. The glass conservatory rocks a cerulean blue and white color scheme, glass walls, and extravagant chandeliers that artists, musicians, and creative captains of industry will appreciate.

The Havana Bar offers cocktails and beer in a candle-lit basement. It’s the perfect place to get some work done, host a low-key meeting, or hang out on Thursday nights for Havana Hi-Fi, a night full of soul, Afro-Latin, and funk sounds from different eras.

Whether you’re out enjoying a complimentary gym pass or returning home after a night of revelry on the River Walk, the rooms at Hotel Havana offer the right kind of comfort for the CYTIES traveler who wants to unwind. Wood floors and antique beds speak to the history of the hotel, while SMEG refrigerators stocked with drinks and snacks, serape robes, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs make for an all-around stay. Plus, we dig the art on the walls.

While “Every day above ground is a good day,” some days are made better when you stay in the right hotel – like Hotel Havana. We think Tony would agree.


Havana Bar offers happy hour from 4-6pm. Get ready to knock back a few $3 Shiner Bocks

Head to the Ocho bar and restaurant in the morning for a tasty Cubano con Huevo, washed down with a mimosa

Walkable to The Aztec Theater, perfect for catching a show.

Riverwalk access