See why so many travelers make Hotel Saint John's their hotel of choice when visiting Havana. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.
Close to some of Havana's most popular landmarks, such as Callejon de Hamel (1.3 mi) and Paseo del Prado (2.4 mi), Hotel Saint John's is a great destination for tourists.
The rooms offer air conditioning, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.
In addition, as a valued Hotel Saint John's guest, you can enjoy a rooftop pool and free breakfast that are available on-site.
Travelers looking to enjoy some shrimp can head to La Bodeguita del Medio, San Cristobal Paladar, or Dona Eutimia. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Mexican restaurant such as La Taberna del Duque, Los Compadres, or Casa Tacos Bar.
During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Fabrica de Arte Cubano (1.0 mi), El Malecon (1.2 mi), and Vedado (1.1 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.
At Hotel Saint John's, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Havana.
I have stayed in pretty much all of the hotels in the area. The Hotel complex St. John / Vedado / Flamingo run at $70 Canadian up. It is graded as 3 Star. You go up a Star and you pay between $150 and $200 more. What do you get for double or triple the price? A few extras on breakfast buffet; two or three elevators instead of one; maybe 24/7 hot water instead of 23/7; certainly quieter at the Capri; a more magnificent "crowded" lobby at the Nacionale. Now if you are staying at a 5 Star all inclusive resort in Varadero? Now you are in a different league entirely. You are far removed from the real Cuba. The staff at the Vedado are kind and patient starting with the reception staff, porters, dining room staff, maids, doormen, up to the Night Manager Reynier Gonzalez who is a font of information for all things Havana related from sorting out your WiFi connections to telling you how to get around. I find reviews fascinating. More especially reviews of inexpensive properties or from guests who stay just one night. The beds are clean, the rooms are clean, the air conditioning is perfect. I truly believe that most of the negative reviews could be eliminated if they shifted away from FREE breakfast to a la carte breakfast pricing. I have heard people gripe about the cereal selection. Fruits; yogurt; breads; desserts; cheese; chicken; ham; potatoes; rice; beans; omelets; sardines; like duhhhhhhh move on. Comments like "staff charge us for everything" ........ what was being sold? ETECSA Nauta Cards for WiFi access is the only thing I have seen for sale there EVER. That is done as a courtesy. Saves you a 15 minute walk to the FOCSA Building and a half hour line up if it is open. I have never seen a hand out by anybody for anything. I would love to see a "shop" in the hotel to provide one stop shopping for currency exchange; bottled water; postcards; sundry supplies; junk food snacks; minor medicinal needs. BUT this is CUBA. One word of warning. Make sure you take sufficient cash. Cash is available via VISA at the cash terminals on the Rampa, but if your credit card company decides to verify the transaction by cell phone message? You may have your credit card frozen. Getting cash transferred to Cuba has its challenges. Western Union is operational there again BUT some banks/ outlets in other countries will only permit transfers to Cuban nationals by close relatives.…
I used it as a two-nights stay in Havana before moving south. It is not my first stay there, and it is still solid and bearable. You should note that you need to wait for hot water to show up; the breakfast is in another building. Wifi is only in the lobby, if works at all. A/c was OK. But it is one of the cheapest solid options on this entertainment main drag.
When visiting a country such as Cuba, an open mind and an open heart is truly recommended. Despite the negative reviews I read prior to staying at Hotel Saint John's, I am happy to report that most were unfounded. We stayed four days (March 25-29) in Room 1202, which overlooked the street. It was clean and the air-conditioning worked when we needed it to. While the water pressure wasn't the greatest, we could live with it. We were not hell-bent on every amenity being exactly like home. Why go to other countries if you just want everything to be like home? The staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating. I think we interacted with four members of reception staff, two doormen and our room maid during our stay. Havana is a city that runs 24 x 7. After the first night we found we were able to deal with the action on the street below. My husband says Rio de Janeiro is the same, so Havana is not unique for its constant bustle. Our package included breakfast at the Verdado "campus" just along the street. We have nothing but praise for the quantity and quality of the food. There was plenty of variety and a hearty breakfast was enjoyed each morning. Omelettes, toast, juice, sweet loaves, croissants, cheese, coffee/tea and a myriad of other options that I didn't explore (because I am an egg person). We also availed ourselves of the buffet meal at 7 p.m. each evening, which was adequate. Again, we don't expect things to be the same as at home. That's why we travel - to have different experiences. We used the swimming pool at the Verdado location once. It appeared to be well maintained. The wonderful thing about Hotel Saint John's is its location. It's in a vibrant neighbourhood close to La Rampa, the Nacional Hotel and the Malecon.…
Nothing worked. Everything we asked about the hotel staff said was not working. No wifi in lobby. Pool was closed. Room smelled mouldy and gave off a sewer smell. There was no hot water the staff said it was being worked on. Staff at front desk charge us for everything. Was finally transferred to sister hotel down the street after two days of waiting for hot water.
The room was not clean, smells like cigar and mold. Very bad Hotel, very old not good at all. Very Loud. the overall infrastructure was not good at all, in very bad conditions. It was a very bad experience