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Calle O e/ 23 y 25 Vedado, Havana 10400 Cuba
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#198 of 435 hotels in Havana
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3.9
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2.8
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2.7
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2.7

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.

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Leonard C wrote a review Dec 2019
St. John's, Canada258 contributions117 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Serguei Z wrote a review Aug 2018
Toronto, Canada70 contributions91 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Susan S wrote a review Apr 2018
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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.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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JudyVan2018 wrote a review Feb 2018
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution3 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not stay here.
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Alexis V wrote a review Jul 2017
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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
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Amaury G wrote a review May 2017
8 contributions4 helpful votes
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After our internal flight was delayed, we arrived very late in La Havana and we had to find quickly an hotel. We didn't have a lot of choices and ended up here. It was a very poor choice. The guy at the reception was terrible and we paid way too much for what it was. They overcharge tourists for very poor quality. We were eventually walked to our room, but once the hotel guy entered in it, he quickly asked us to go out because there was "a problem in the room" (never figured out what it was, probably for the best). We finally got another room which was VERY loud (there is a disco on the last floor, with drunk people walking the hallways) and in a very bad state (see pictures). Our night there was a nightmare. You can definitely find better hotels for much more quality!
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Date of stay: June 2016
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CheshireTurtle wrote a review May 2017
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The conditions of this hotel are deplorable: • The staircase was dirty, most of the tiles on the steps were broken and piles of garbage was visible on unused floors of the hotel. • The walls of the room were laden with mould, which made the air inside the room hard to breath. • The bed covers were stained. • The bathroom door did not close. • A fetid odor emanated from the bathroom drain. • The air conditioning was very noisy. • Running water in the room was cold most of the time, occasionally lukewarm and never hot. • Only one of the two existing elevators worked and it was not operating part of the time. • Breakfast was served at a restaurant (in a nearby hotel) that is utilized by two hotels. The space was crowded to the point that it was hard to find a place to sit. Hotel staff showed a startling level of disorganization and lack of professionalism: • For the first 24 hours of our stay, the front desk staff did not want to accept our Air Canada Vacations voucher and wanted us to pay (again) the full amount of the hotel nightly rates. They did not give up on making us pay again until the evening of the second day there. • Employees, such as front door security guards, could be heard swearing and using vulgar language between them and loudly discussing personal issues.
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Date of stay: February 2017
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Joanna P wrote a review Apr 2017
Norwich, United Kingdom11 contributions12 helpful votes
We had arrived to the hotel Friday evening. Very loud because on the last floor (14 floor) they had a disco, a lot of random people going round. After check-in we got the key to our rooms (we booked one room for three people family but we got two rooms instead). Rooms are very basic, beds (clean)and table lamp, mirrors so old that you hardly can see anything. Bathroom in one room only hot water in the shower luckily the other one had cold too. No curtains in the windows and once we woke up in the morning instead having nice view of Havana city (eight floor) we had a view on the gray color of the next building wall with some kind of balcony were two little dogs were yapping. Terrible smell of the the gutter in the room and bathroom. Restaurant terrible, dirty crockery, lack of tea cups, cutlery. Food very poor quality, moldy pineapple only made us sure that apart from boiling eggs we shouldn't eat there. Staff has no clue about cooking and serving meals. We went to the last floor of the hotel next day in the morning to see the panorama view of Havana. The view is really nice but the mess and filth on the stairs was unbelievable. It's a pity but this is CUBA :)
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Date of stay: March 2017
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flashman2015 wrote a review Apr 2017
Toronto, Canada36 contributions7 helpful votes
I knew not to expect much from the Saint John as I heard that it was rather plain. When I arrived there I was pleased enough to find that the staff was friendly enough and helpful to in finding quality restaurants. The problem was the hotel is very desperately requires renovation. The plumbing in particular was horrible with little in the way you might call hot water. One of the elevators was broken down during my stay. I think this is inevitable in Cuba. I suspect when that this will happen if the Americans snap up some of these hotels In Cuba. Regardless my room seemed to have been recently painted. The hotel bar was quite popular and good place for a drink. There is also a very popular nightclub on the roof that has a fun floorshow.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Allen C wrote a review Mar 2017
Boulder, Colorado16 contributions4 helpful votes
Prostitution. It's everywhere in this hotel. Need I say more? My two friends that were staying in the room next door came back one night and found a used condom on the floor as well as a mess on the sheets. Half the time there was no hot water. Luckily half way through our trip we were able to move up the street to Vedado. Which is a much nicer hotel and everything was great.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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$44 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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saint johns hotel, saint johns havana
LOCATION
CaribbeanCubaCiudad de la Habana ProvinceHavana
NUMBER OF ROOMS
88
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Saint John's
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Saint John's?
Nearby attractions include Rock'n'Roll Evening in Casa de la Amistad (0.2 miles), Casa de la Amistad (0.2 miles), and Museo Biblioteca Servando Cabrera (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Saint John's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Saint John's?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Saint John's?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Naranjos, Restaurante Paladar Decamerón, and Fangio Habana.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Saint John's?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Old Square (Plaza Vieja) (3.0 miles), San Francisco de Asis Square (3.0 miles), and Palacio De Los Capitanes Generales (3.0 miles).