General

So much has been written about the charismatic Hotel Nacional de Cuba. Built in 1930, the Nacional boasts a long and rich history – palpable today – and is part of what makes a stay here so unique.

From the palm-flanked pool to the breezy garden terrace, the Nacional has many attractive areas to linger or lounge. Tuck into one of the Chesterfield sofas under stunning chandeliers and carved wooden ceiling to see why this is a favorite spot of foreigners and Cubans alike.

The sloping garden with aerial Malecón views is perfect for enjoying a cappuccino, tuna sandwich, Cuban cigar or stiff cocktail. Dotted with palms and archetypical wicker furniture, it’s an oasis of tranquility. It is a popular meeting spot for local business people, visiting dignitaries and Cuban cultural icons.

Everything here channels the glory days of the 1950s, from the Bar Hístórico to the vintage American cars parked outside in the long, sweeping driveway. For full effect, rent one (with obligatory driver) for an hour or two. Hotel Nacional has always been allied to the film industry and is the headquarters for the annual Havana Film Festival every December.

Music and dance are equally represented at the Nacional where extravagant shows are hosted nightly at the Cabaret Parisien, second only to the Tropicana. Meanwhile, Salon 1930 is dedicated to Compay Segundo (of Buena Vista Social Club fame) and his successors perform here weekly.

Chain

Gran Caribe

Number of Rooms

426

Meal Plan

Breakfast

Check-in time

4:00 PM

Check-out time

12:00 M

Facilities

  • Babysitting
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Cafeteria
  • Car Rental $
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevators
  • Entertainment
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Garden
  • Laundry Services $
  • Massage $
  • Meeting facilities
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service $
  • Shop $
  • Sports facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Taxi $
  • Tour Booking Desk
  • Wellness facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi in the lobby

Internet

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

  • Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured Parking

Location

The Nacional de Cuba is surrounded by many entertainment venues, including the Gato Tuerto (bolero) and La Zorra y el Cuervo (jazz) clubs. Taxis (whether by Classic Car or in a luxury Mercedes), can zip you to Old Havana in no time. The route is along the lively seafront promenade, the Malecón (across the street from the hotel), so you might consider a convertible.

How to get there

From Airport or other Cuban destination: By taxi, rental car or by transfer (pre-arranged; private or shared).

Within Havana: By taxi, walking, Cocotaxi, Classic Car, Horse carriage.

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Bars & Restaurants

Luxury restaurant "Comedor de Aguiar"
The most elegant and exclusive restaurants in town, offers the best of national and international cuisine and a varied wine list.
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. as executive service.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.-1: 00 a.m.

Buffet restaurant "La Veranda"
Offers an exquisite Cuban and international buffet and cooking show menu.
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Creole restaurant "La Barraca"
Located in the gardens of the hotel with a spectacular ocean view and the entrance to the bay of Havana, with an excellent menu of local food cooked on charcoal and served in clay pots.
Hours: 12 m. – 12:00 p.m.

Cabaret Parisien
Cabaret Parisien offers a great Show "Cubano, Cubano". It shows a fusion of Indoamerican, Hispanic and African cultures, that led to the Cuban culture.
Every day from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Show starts at 10 pm and from 12:00 p.m. you can learn to dance.

Snack bar & bares
The bars are distributed in various areas, with a range of Cuban and international cocktails.
Bay View Bar or Hall of Fame: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gallery Bar: 24 hours
Bar Rosa Náutica: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Churchill Bar 7: 00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Places of Interest

Closest Landmarks
• Revolution Square 2.2 km
• Capitolio Nacional 2.3 km
• Revolution Museum 2.4 km
• Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta 2.5 km
• La Bodeguita del Medio 3.1 km
• Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabana 3.2 km
• Castillo de la Real Fuerza 3.3 km
• Old Square 3.3 km
• Manuel Diaz Marine Terminal 3.5 km
• Margarito Iglesias Marine Terminal 3.8 km

Closest Airports
• José Martí International Airport 16.4 km
• Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport 97.5 km

Most Popular Landmarks
• Hemingway Museum 12 km

Pets

Pets are not allowed.