A palace built for the Havana aristocracy (who must have known the first three rules of real estate: location, location, location), this stately palace is on the eastern side of Plaza de Armas, with
Havana Bay at her back.

The arched, colonial façade opens into an elegant lobby with crystal chandeliers and antique furniture. This is the real deal, and you’ll be forgiven if you feel a part of the Condes de Santovenia clan (the original owners) taking a mojito in this 19-th century palace. The open courtyard with cheerful bubbling fountain and limestone columns is a perfect alibi to escape from the bustle outside.

The ancient marble staircase must have hosted thousands of feet in almost 2 centuries – will yours be next? They take you to the guestrooms divided over three floors.

We asked a chambermaid her most unforgettable and lovely memory during the 16 years she has been working at the Santa Isabel. The stay of Jimmy Carter, former President of the USA (and repeating hotel guest), is definitely memorable for her since she was his chambermaid. “And” she continues: “every day is lovely when I see the guests enjoying the patio, drinking a cocktail and dancing. And all Cuban¨ she adds proudly.



Number of Rooms


Meal Plan

Room & Breakfast

Check-in time

4:00 PM

Check-out time

12:00 M


  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Elevators
  • Entertainment
  • Laundry Services $
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room service $
  • Shop $


The extremely privileged spot of Santa Isabel not only puts many landmarks of the historic center within walking distance, it also allows you to choose whether to stroll along the narrow city streets or along the seawall. Its location on the pleasant Plaza de Armas is unparalleled.

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.

Distance to Airport

17 km to José Martí International Airport, Havana Airport

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Bars & Restaurants

El Condado Restaurant
It offers international cuisine and specialized vegetarian fare.

Santa Isabel Bar
A truly enchanting bar.

Places of Interest

Nearby places of interest
Castillo de la Real Fuerza 0.1 miles
La Bodeguita del Medio 0.2 miles
Old Square 0.3 miles
Fortress of San Carlos de la Cabana 0.5 miles
Revolution Museum 0.6 miles
Margarito Iglesias Marine Terminal 0.7 miles
Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta 0.7 miles
Capitolio Nacional 0.9 miles
Manuel Diaz Marine Terminal 1 miles
Revolution Square 2.7 miles

Highlighted Places
Hemingway Museum 6 miles

Connections & Popular Places of interest
El Condado Restaurant 0 miles
Oceano Atlántico Sea/ocean 0.2 miles
José Martí International Airport 10.5 miles
Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport 58.5 miles