"Great hotel with lots of character."
It was nice to stay in a hotel with so much character, older hotel, but rooms are clean and comfortable, staff were friendly and very helpful. The restaurant, Ocho, was great, good food, staff were terrific. The location is good, right in town, with parking available.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Wonderful Quaint Historic Hotel"
I love the hotel Havana. It doesn't have the amenities of all the gleaming Riverwalk Hotels, but it is in a quiet peaceful part of the Riverwalk and it has a great historic feel and character.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Beautiful annd romantic place to stay that is located within walking distance of the riverwalk and all the attractions of downtown. The Alamo, ripleys believe or not.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very pleasant stay"
The attached restaurant, Ocho, is world-class, worth the stay in itself. The interesting breakfasts were worth the additional expense of not having breakfast. Very interesting bar downstairs. Nice to be a bit away from the downtown restaurant/hotel area, but only 10 min walk, or water taxi to go there.Genuine Expedia guest review
Spent 3 nights at the hotel and had a very pleasant experience. The attention to detail was superb. I felt like I was in Cuba back in the late 40s or early 50s. The restaurant and bar had a great atmosphere..Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Riverwalk"
We loved this retro hotel; the keys real keys, not cards! Best of all, Riverwalk is just across the street & down the stairs.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"San Antonio getaway"
Loved the ambiance of this historic 100 yr old hotel. It was quiet and the bed was very comfortable. The only drawback is there is not closet and the lighting in the bathroom was too dim to apply makeup well. Maybe a makeup mirror and an armoire would be good additions. Probably would not be a good choice for families with small children.Genuine Expedia guest review
My wife and I love this hotel in San Antonio, Texas. We enjoy the friendly service, finely appointed rooms and OCHO restaurant by the River. Check it out.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Interesting hotel but..."
The hotel is located 3 blocks out if the river walk and walking there is sketchy ( I woul not walk at night around there ), the bathroom are very old ( not updated so not my thing) I stayed in the first floor so it was a lot of noise from people walking to the restaurant and the upper room ( you could hear her walking and taking a showe) one thing that […] I did enjoy a lot was there restaurant and underground bar.. Great tapas and drinks ... !! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quaint, no frills but just right!"
Clean, quiet, yet conviently located on the less busy part of the river walk. All that you would expect in a 100+ year old guest house. Lots of character in each room, but with all the updated conveniences.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect getaway for couples!"
Absolutely beautiful historic hotel! Wonderful, friendly staff. My favorite hotel in SA. Plus, Ocho is amazing! A must stay! And it's on the quiet side of the Riverwalk. Perfect!Genuine Expedia guest review
"far off the beaten path"
location at the far end of the riverwalk. Easily a 10-15 minute walk to any food or drink. The hotel had a small, limited menu in their restaurant, and there is nothing nearby. We kept turning up the thermastat but the room was so cold, especially when the air came on. Not their fault,but there was a major construction project going on right next door […] that started at 7am. Not our best hotel stay in some time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great funky hotel."
This is a great place to stay unless you don't like the sound of creaky old wood floors. Any place that has orange refrigerators in the rooms can't be a bad place. Location on the quiet end of the Riverwalk is perfect. A 5 minute walk puts you right in the middle of all the great food, and shopping. SanAntonio is one well oiled, and clean machine. The […] whole place is impressive. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
My girlfriend and I stayed here during the Fiesta celebration, and we were very impressed with the ambience. The vintage decor and background Cuban music made us feel like we were stepping back in time to 1950's Havana. The location is great and we were pleased with the hospitality and helpfulness of the front desk staff. We would book another romantic […] stay there in a New York minute! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming hotel. Old facilities."
The hotel has an old style charm! It has a convenient location on the river walk and it has a good restaurant. The staff is excellent and very supporting. The rooms are less convenient than modern hotels.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A bit of a walk to the convention center"
I enjoyed the history of the hotel and love the furnishings. Ocho was GREAT! Great access to River Walk.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Havana is on it's way to being a hit."
We loved the location - on river but away from the hubbub. Nice bar/dining area but a little pricey. Staff were friendly and helpful. The room was nice but needed a few other amenities to get a better rating. With these additions it would be great - A large/long mirror (only had a small mirror over bath sink), comfy chair, better lighting in the bathroom […] (two dim bulbs) and another towel bar in the bathroom. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A boutique hotel that struggles"
Its an old building which is nice, but it allows noise to travel from other rooms and facility rooms. I was not able to get a good nights sleep because the generator under my room made noise, i could hear the guest upstairs snoring, and i could here sounds from the lobby and outside of the hotel. In addition, the hotel advertised free parking for a […] rate lower than what i paid on Hotels.Com. But, when I checked in I was informed that parking would be an additional $17 a night. I looked around town and the average rate was $8 for comparable parking. Its cute looking hotel, but falls short everywhere else. There are many other options in the area that would be a better choice. I contacted the hotel about my experience and they never returned my email to discuss the experience. Its possible that they might not care. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Somebody must of been taking a shower at night because pipes "sang".Our king bed needed a new mattress; we both went "to the middle".Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay away if you're a light sleeper"
Hotel Havana was everything highlighted by other reviewers: funky, great location on the RiverWalk but away from the madness, nice-to-have restaurant on the property. BUT for us there was a major negative. We didn't get a good night's sleep during our stay due to the creaking floors and the fact that sound travels from all over the hotel right into […] our room. Other guests coming in late invariably woke us up. I could even hear staff talking at all hours at the front desk even though we were on the second floor. To make things worse our room was adjacent to the second floor balcony and we had to ask other guests a couple of times who were having late night conversations on the balcony to please move. We bought ear plugs after the first night, not much better, just too noisy. Parking was $17 a night. We won't be back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The best secret in San Antonio"
OMG-this was an amazing hotel. Very historic and lots of history. It was an easy beautiful 5-10 walk to the riverwalk/the water taxi can also pick you up and drop you off at the hotel. The food and drinks at the hotel were good kind a pricey and you may not want to open the fridge because it was stocked and those too were pricey. But, overall the staff […] was really nice and friendly and it was nice then staying in a regular hotel all the time. And we got a great deal on the rate. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Cool place to stay on business! Small, intimate and they offer great service.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Hotel with Old World Charm"
We absolutely loved our stay at the Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas. This is an old hotel, built in the 1920's, that has been updated without losing its charm. You know you are in a unique setting when they hand you a key for the room, not a key card. We stayed in one of the Queen rooms. There were large wooden shutters on the windows, full refrigerator […] ( which also doubled as the mini bar, but plenty of room to put your own food or drinks), furniture that appeared to come from an earlier time, and one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in in a hotel. The only drawback at all is the bathroom is rather dark. The attached restaurant, Ocho, served great food with impeccable service and the downstairs bar is furnished with comfy couches and low lighting for a romantic late evening drink or snack. The staff was extremely nice and provided excellent service. The hotel was on the River Walk and within easy walking distance of the main attractions of San Antonio. If walking isn't your preferred mode of transportation there was a city bike rental rack right at the hotel. You check out a bike, ride it to one of the numerous bike stops, all near attractions, check it in and then check out a bike again to go to the next stop. We had a great time doing that one day. There is a river taxi stop near the hotel as well. The River Walk made a great shortcut to restaurants and bars if you wanted to get out of the hotel. A great place to stay ! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"New area of the Riverwalk right at the hotel"
Excellent hotel, would stay here again and again. If walking toward the Alamo, skip the walk by Travis Park and just take the new section of the Riverwalk the entire way.... it practically comes right by the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
beautiful location with B-cycle rentals outside the hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Havana has a lot going for it"
Pros- location, bar and resto, staff, location ( although neighboring Travis Park is sketchy), lobby and outside areas, linens and towels are top notch. Cons- no 'reference' book in room - would have been nice to know there was room service, a bike pick up spot on location, or an outside deck area. Also minibar items are not restocked and we were never […] given more than one glass in our room. Water pressure thru our shower head was a trickle so washing hair took FOREVER Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Did not have comfortable seating available in room. One straightback rickity chair. No luggage racks in closets and only 2 coat hangers. Lighting for reading was very poor. Our first morning-room service had no coffee except decaf. Location was good but we will not be staying here our next visit to San AntoniaGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Romantic Valentine's Day"
My husband and I stayed here for a romantic weekend in San Antonio. Neither one of us had been here before. I fell in love with the "old world charm" of this hotel the minute I walked in to the lobby. Lovingly restored and maintained, it felt like slipping back in time to somewhere in Cuba! I loved the furnishings and ambiance. Staff was extremely nice […] and helpful. Conveniently located to steps to Riverwalk, but be prepared to walk to main areas of dinning. Felt safe walking at night,but you can also take a water taxi back. Our first night we were in room #13 on the main floor next to the restaurant. Ask to be moved if you get this room. It was noisy. Valentine's night, busier than usual. We had no problem changing rooms the next night. Very accommodating. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Can't wait to stay there again!"
Don't let the lower star rating fool you. This hotel is great. If you are tired of Holiday Inns, this is a far departure from cookie-cutter hotels. It is located at the far end of the River Walk, which requires a little more walking to get to that scene. However, the restaurant, Ocho, provided some of the best meals while I was in town. The people at […] the front desk were friendly and always made you feel welcome. If you are looking for a unique hotel experience, I recommend the Hotel Havana. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved it. Room was great! We had breakfast at OCHO. A little on the pricey side but worth it. Distance to sights ...we were able to walk to the Alamo, Market Place and Busy section of Riverwalk.The Young lady at the front desk was very nice.When we go back to San Antonio this would be the hotel of choice for us.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It is an old hotel and walls are thin. That being said everything else is great and Ocho has a delicious breakfast!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming 1914 hotel on Riverwalk"
Built in 1914 with 27 rooms, this hotel is lovingly up kept and a delightful place to stay. Woodwork looks original, the lobby decor is a sophisticated red which gives it a warm feel. The four poster bed is intricately carved. The bed was a little too high off the ground for my 5'0" stature. The small restaurant "Ocho" is on the river and has a colorful […] unique decor. The food was very good although I didn't particularly like the Havana chili powder on my fresh fruit. The location was perfect for us. It is right on the San Antonio River Walk. It is quiet since the location is not right on the restaurant dense portion. It's a 15 minute walk to the restaurants. The Hotel Havana is north from the River Walk which was a good starting point for our walk north up to Pearl Brewery. San Antonio has done an amazing job with the art and construction. We were very happy and felt smart that we stayed here instead of the fancy chain hotels in the noisy restaurant quarters. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Having to make a quick stop in San Antonio, we decided to arrive one day earlier so that we could see the sites and rather than staying at a typical 4 star hotel, I wanted to try something different and so we found the Hotel Havana. I was a little apprehensive at first but found the stay at hotel to be very pleasant. Like stepping back in time… We stayed […] in the single King with around 350 Sq. Ft. space. The staff was very accommodating. The hotel is within steps of the River Walk which made the trip that much more enjoyable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Alternative to Cookie Cutter Hotels"
Cool, funky and eclectic hotel. Old school refrigerator too. All staff really helpful and nice. Didn't try the bar or the "porch"--supposedly one of the best in San AntonioGenuine Expedia guest review
The hotel had a classy feel, the bar was cool, and we got a free upgrade.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfy with loads of character"
The Hotel Havana is a great alternative to many of the larger Riverwalk hotels. While a little removed from the center of the action, this hotel is close enough to everything to remain convenient while providing a much quieter environment. The Ocho lounge in the basement is a cant miss for quality cocktails.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Incredible hotel, love the old fashioned feel. Decor is simple but beautiful, it really allows the building to speak for itself. Also the restaurant downstairs, Ocho, is probably one of the best restaurants in San Antonio with its authentic Cuban cuisine and laid back feeling. You could easily spend the whole afternoon here and it still wouldn't feel […] like you've been there nearly enough. Simply put I will be returning here again and again....... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"nice place for a nap"
always a treatGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A historic place to slow down"
Hotel Havana fits in perfectly with the slowed-down pace and historic charm of San Antonio. It's on a great, quiet part of the Riverwalk; the food is awesome; the decor is equal parts old world charm and new world funkiness. Don't stay here if you're in a hurry and like lots of amenities--no spa here. On the other hand, if you like a place where you […] are made to feel comfortable whether on the front porch, in your room, or in the super-cool basement bar, then this is the place for you. We will definitely stay at Hotel Havana again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel should been every one's ' stay here ' list when visiting San Antonio. The food is excellent. The hotel are excellent. This will be our ' go to' place on our trips to San Antonio.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Historical building, noisy floors"
The location is great! The history of the hotel is interesting and the downstairs bar is so cool. However, this hotel is not for sleeping. The wooden floors are old and very, very noisy. If sleep is non-essential it's a great place. Noise and creaking floors is non stop. There is a huge crane that started operating nearby so it was an early rise from […] a night of no sleep because of noise. And don't plan on a closet.....didn't have one in room 21....wall hooks only. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Not that great"
They need to work on their comfort and cleanliness. Slept one hour due to noise of some kind of utility closet next to our room. Bed was noisy and heard everything under the main door. Woke up and found a coffee or old blood stain on our sheets that we didn't notice when getting into bed. Either way, whoever made the could not have missed it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hidden Pleasure!"
We loved this Hotel! It is located on a lesser traveled section of the River Walk and was drive distance to our conference at a major brand Hotel. We loved the resturant and bar, as well as the 2nd floor Patio. We could relax and listen to live music and enjoy the privacy of the Hotel Patio. The only thing missing was a coffee in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Hotel in San Antonio!"
The Hotel Havana was such a treat! The hotel has great style, amazing food, and is located in a much more enjoyable section of the riverwalk if you are looking to avoid the crowded tourism district. Still, only a ten minute walk to other restaurants and attractions. This was one of the most charming hotels I have ever stayed in, and I hope to return […] soon! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay!"
It is quaint...comfortable and located close to many of the sights of San AntonioGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved our stay, parked the car and did not use again till we left. Was on the river walk and close to everything. People all very friendly. Hotel very unique loved it.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good couple getaway"
My wife and I stayed in the "studio" room and we were a little surprised by how small it was. It was however large enough to get comfortable so it wasn't really an issue. The staff also took us off guard because they seemed so happy. They were helpful and always an absolute pleasure to deal with. The facility itself was more old and creaky than the […] pictures would have you believe. Overall, it was an amazing experience. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My husband and I stayed here for our first wedding anniversary. We loved the vibe!! Everything was clean and the A/C froze me out (which my husband loves it to be cold). Loved our room & the bed was very comfortable. Only a couple of minor issues but not enough from us coming back to stay!!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Interesting Cuban ambience. Great lounge for drinks and limited food. Convenient location on north side of downtown but close to Riverwalk. Bed extremely comfortable. Good AC too.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. Room was comfortable. Outside patios were numerous and relaxing. We enjoyed a nice cigar from the downstairs bar on the rooftop patio while watching an old film projected onto the adjacent building. The mojito at the Ocho bar was excellant. In easy walking distance of the downtown action.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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