Hotel Saratoga: Havana’s Luxe Hotel for VIP’s


The Hotel Saratoga is regarded as the finest hotel in Cuba. On Ker & Downey’s Curated Journey to Cuba, travelers will spend five nights at the Hotel Saratoga in Havana.

In 2013, Hotel Saratoga was the choice hotel of Beyonce and Jay-Z when they traveled to Cuba, and it has hosted a number of diplomats and celebrities throughout the years. It’s certainly the most luxe hotel in Havana. For a city that seems frozen in time, the Hotel Saratoga might seem a bit out of place. Built in the thirties, the neoclassical facade of the hotel remains, but it has been updated with modern furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and Internet access.

You couldn’t ask for a better location either. Located within walking distance to many major sites on the edge of Old Havana, the Hotel Saratoga overlooks the Partagas cigar factory and Capitol building. And just around the corner, you’ll find the Floridita, a favorite hangout of Ernest Hemingway. Though the colonnade probably saw a few Ernest Hemingway sightings too, as it welcomed many writers, artists, and socialites who gathered there with a cocktail to enjoy the musical flavors of the city in its heyday.

Its 96 rooms and suites are spacious and modern with views that stretch across the city and are equipped with modern conveniences like en suite bathrooms, satellite TV and DVD players, and 24-hour room service.

The Hotel Saratoga also has a rooftop swimming pool that has incredible views of Havana, a gym, spa, and two restaurants. In the Hotel Saratoga’s airy atrium, you can settle in with a cigar and a mojito or enjoy tapas at the Anacaona Restaurant, named after the renowned all-women Cuban orchestra that used to play at the hotel in the thirties. And at Terrace Mirador on the top floor of the hotel, you can enjoy light food like pizza, sandwiches, and grilled meats while taking in the views of the city and sea.

It’s not an easy hotel to get into, but Ker & Downey guests traveling on the Curated Journey to Cuba in February and March will get to spend five nights here. Don’t miss your chance to stay at this iconic Cuban hotel. The December 1 deadline to reserve your spot is quickly approaching!

We’ve got the scoop on people-to-people travel in Cuba and our upcoming Cuba Curated Journey – for all of the insider information on our blog, click here. For more information about the journey, click here. To reserve your spot, click here.

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