Hotel Palacio Del Marques De San Felipe y Santiago

Location: Havana | Cuba

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

Given that it dates back to the 18th century, you would easily be forgiven for feeling that you had gone back in time upon arriving at this palatial, baroque hotel which overlooks the timeless San Francisco de Asis square. Step inside, though, and the elaborate exterior houses stylish contemporary accommodations which are the perfect base from which to explore the best that Old Havana has to offer.
Perfect forSoaking up the essence of Habana Vieja.
In the knowThis former colonial palace was once called home by no less than the Marquess of San Felipe and Santiago.

Recommended for...

  • City Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage

Hotel Overview


The centre of Old Havana, overlooking one of the city’s most iconic squares.

Rooms at Hotel San Felipe

The elaborate, baroque facade of the Hotel San Felipe contrasts with the interior and décor of the rooms and suites, which is stylish, contemporary and understated. Each room is individually designed and appointed to the highest standards of luxury and comfort, and many boast private balconies and stunning views of the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis.

Food and facilities

Hotel San Felipe is justly renowned for the quality of its breakfasts, with fresh local produce creatively served in a stunning setting, beneath the arched stone columns of this former colonial palace. You can also enjoy delicious Cuban coffee in the Hotel San Felipe’s café, while the rooftop terrace is the perfect place to relax with a drink and take in stunning views of the harbour and pigeon-filled squares below.

Activities at Hotel San Felipe

Hotel San Felipe enjoys a fantastic location within easy walking distance of the four main squares of Old Havana as well as the city’s Central Park. A few metres from your doorstep is the St. Francis of Assisi Convent, where you can listen to some of the best choirs and chamber music concerts in the city. From the hotel’s terrace, at the top of its six floors, you can enjoy a stunning view of the Plaza de San Francisco de Asis, one of the main squares in the heart of the city, and its iconic carrara marble-carved fountain, Fuente de los Leones, sculpted by the Italian artist Giuseppe Gaggini.

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