We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Location!! You won't be disappointed!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel San Miguel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Hotel San Miguel
Ranked #33 of 78 Hotels in Havana
Milwaukee
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Location!! You won't be disappointed!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012 via mobile

We selected this hostal when telegrafo and parque central were booked. I'm glad we ended up here!! It was our first trip to Cuba and we were not familiar with Havana or the hotel. This hotel is perfectly located between old Havana and the capital district, allowing you to walk to all major landmarks. The staff was wonderful, sans Javee the bartender who was a bit of a jerk. Elizabeth was wonderful and more than made up for it with us. The rooms are good for Cuban standards and the hotel is an old mansion and beautiful. The terrace is picture perfect and allows for great sunsets. Breakfast is eggs and fruit, okay to start the day. Dinner there was unexpectedly good, lobster tails and all. Service like everywhere is a little slow, but that's fine...no rushing in Cuba! I can't imagine being disappointed here. The reviews I see with negatives seem like they were expecting US standards, which other than Parque Central you ain't getting! And this is a true Cuban hotel. Enjoy the view and location. Also, catch the red double decker bus instead of a carriage ride. You'll see 10x as much, can ride all day and it's 5 bucks. Best money I spent I cuba.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank CaymanScott
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

191 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    24
    84
    52
    14
    17
See reviews for
26
101
10
2
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
147 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

We had a lovely room with tall ceilings overlooking the fort and the river. The only downside was that when you have a room in that position, it also overlooks a noisy road where buses stop to pick up locals from early in the morning. As a result, it felt like we hadn’t slept a wink so we were glad we were only staying one night in that respect. A pity, as apart from the street noise, the hotel has a lot going for it – eg classy feel and a good location for old town sites.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Zippitydoodah
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Georgia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

If you could see far enough, you might be able to spot Miami from the third-floor patio and the breakfast room. The views of the ocean and the Cabana are amazing. The staff were extremely helpful. Only about 5-10 minutes walk from most major sights in Vieja.

Room Tip: Third floor rooms are nice.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
Helpful?
1 Thank Trittfore
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

The title says it all really, this hotel is in a great location; just on the northern edge of Old Havana. Handy for most of the sights. On our first night (of a 3 night stay) the AC in our room (24) didn't work, and staff tried to convice us that this was normal - "just wait a few minutes and it will be OK" - of course it wasn't; that was one HOT night in Old Havana. Our tour rep (Press Tours) got involved next day and we were transferred to another room (33) in which AC worked perfectly. But aside from that the staff were very friendly and helpful (one guy even let me send a text message to Italy on his phone when mine would no longer work).
Breakfast was served in the first floor restaurant, and was very good. Great views were to be had from the terrace on the third floor. Unlike another reviewer I didn't find the room(s) too small although the bathroom was rather on the small side.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
8 Thank klactoveedsedstene
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2010

We were unable to get into the hotel we'd booked as there was some problem with the water, so we were moved to San Miguel. We initially thought we'd only stay for one night but then the management offered us the chance to stay for the full three nights we were happy to accept.

This is a beautiful little hotel in a great location between the waterfront and the old town and walking distance from most of Havana's sites. The building itself has recently been restored and is all marble and gilded mirrors. Its a bit over the top in places but it certainly has charm. Our room had a very high ceiling which made it look a little out of proportion and was full of old fashioned Cuban family photos and portraits. I thought this was quirky but my girlfriend found it a bit spooky!

The room wasn't amazingly clean but at least everything worked - particularly the air conditioning which was extremely effective. We had a small, yet functional bathroom but as our room was at the back we had no view. The views from the front of the building, especially from the breakfast room and the terrace bar, are fantastic.

The staff were very helpful and friendly. When our safe didn't work they managed to replace the faulty door within a day and in the meantime kept our valuables in the hotel safe for us.

Breakfast was basically a choice of style of eggs every day with some mixed fruit, bread and marvellous coffee. It was delicious and absolutely perfect for us but I could see how you'd tire of this after more than three nights.

I have only one gripe; avoid changing money at this hotel as the exchange rate was awful and they charged a lot of commission!

Overall this had the feel of a small hotel that had been carefully restored and was well managed. Despite the colonial fittings and décor it felt modern and airy and the staff were very helpful. I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank JDMatthews
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
416 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2010

We stayed here just one night while passing through Havana and liked it a lot. It's a relatively recent refurbishment of a fine old building, done wth tact and fidelity to the original strucure. We were upgraded to a junior suite - a spacious room in the front of the hotel, where everything worked (not always the case in Cuba...). The position gave us good views, though there was a certain amount of traffic/street noise from quite early in the morning. Breakfast average for the Cuban hotels we used. Staff seemed keen and on the ball.

Later in our trip we stayed at the nearby Florida hotel - a place to avoid. Stay here instead.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JM49
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
uk
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2010

I got moved here on my first night after being told the hotel I had booked was full. This seems quite common in Havana.

Room was a good size, clean, high ceilinged, two sets of doors with balconies with a great view of the castles across the harbour.

Road a bit noisy outside. Breakfast uninspiring. I found the communal areas a bit soul-less.

An average hotel

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank richard g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Havana hotels
1.9 mi away
Hotel Inglaterra
Hotel Inglaterra
#17 of 78 in Havana
3.5 of 5 bubbles 1,524 reviews
2.4 mi away
Hotel Florida
Hotel Florida
#20 of 78 in Havana
3.5 of 5 bubbles 704 reviews
0.5 mi away
NH Capri La Habana
NH Capri La Habana
#4 of 78 in Havana
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,508 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.6 mi away
Hotel El Comendador
Hotel El Comendador
#39 of 78 in Havana
4.0 of 5 bubbles 45 reviews
0.5 mi away
Hotel Habana Paseo
Hotel Habana Paseo
#41 of 78 in Havana
3.5 of 5 bubbles 227 reviews
3.7 mi away
Memories Miramar Havana
Memories Miramar Havana
#11 of 78 in Havana
3.5 of 5 bubbles 965 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel San Miguel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel San Miguel

Property: Hotel San Miguel
Address: Calle de Cuba 2, esquina a Pena Pobre | Vedado, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Havana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Miguel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA and Hotels.com so you can book your Hotel San Miguel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
San Miguel Hostal Hotel Havana

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing