Saratoga Hotel

Havana, Cuba

The Saratoga is Old Havana's most comfortable hotel and has an excellent location for exploring the city and a roof top pool with panoramic views. The hotel has retained its original colonial façade and combines classical style with modern amenities.

At a Glance

  • The most comfortable and stylish of Havana's hotels

  • Superb location in the Old Town and right by the iconic Capitol building

  • The rooftop pool is a real plus and affords great views over Havana's skyline

  • Perfect base for exploring the city and all is cultural charms

  • Offers a mixture of classical style and modern comforts


Insider's View

There is a fantastic view of the Capitolio from the rooftop pool

Marianne Baring

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Hotel Saratoga was built in the 1930s and quickly became renowned as one of Havana’s most famous establishments and was a favorite haunt for writers, musicians, artists and socialites from Cuba and overseas.

Hotel Saratoga features 96 rooms and suites offering views of the National Capitol and Fraternity Park. Rooms are decorated in an inviting colonial style with Cuban mahogany furniture and marble tiled floors.

Facilities include two restaurants, two bars, a spa offering a wide range of massages and treatments, gym and a magnificent roof terrace with swimming pool and dining area with breathtaking panoramic views of Havana’s port and skyline. The interior decoration combines traditional detail with modern amenities.

Old Havana, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982, is considered to be the best preserved city in Spanish America. There is a wealth of beautiful colonial buildings to visit, museums to peruse in and plenty of bars and restaurants. Taking a walk along its cobbled streets is like taking a step back in time with classic cars on every corner.


The 40 Deluxe Patio rooms at the Saratoga have balustrades overlooking the sky-lit courtyard and vary in style. The 31 rooms with king-sized beds or seven with queen-sized beds are recommended for couples, and smokers best secure those rooms on the fifth or sixth floor of the hotel. Two rooms are designed for guests with physical disabilities.


Children are welcome to come and stay at Saratoga Hotel, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or guaranteed interconnecting rooms.


Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool, poolside bar, rooftop terrace and restaurant.


No visit to Havana is complete without taking in a show at the Tropicana. The open-air venue has been putting on nightly cabaret shows since 1939 and features amazing costumes, great dancers, singers, incredible contortionists and acrobats. The shows are awe-inspiring – if perhaps a bit long at around three hours.

Location & Directions

Havana, Cuba

The Saratoga is located at a privileged intersection in the Old Havana, the corner of Paseo del Prado and Dragones, opposite the Capitolio building and the Parque de la Fraternidad.

When to go

The best time to visit Cuba is from December to May as this is typically the drier time of year. From June to November Cuba can be hot, humid and wet and during this season there is a risk of hurricanes as Cuba is located in the Caribbean. During the winter months of December and January daytime temperatures are typically around the mid 20’s on average although can drop below whilst in the summer months of July and August temperatures can get unpleasantly hot.

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