January 3, 2019

Great Sleeps: Hotel Havana, San Antonio, Texas



Hotel Havana  1015 Navarro St., downtown, (210) 222-2008.  27 rooms.  Pets ok. 

front door at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
front door at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas

Situated within a stately Mediterranean Revival-style building dating from 1914--when it was a residential hotel--this intimate boutique hotel fits the vision of an imagined Cuban hotel.  The building is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and was recently restored.  The spacious lobby invites relaxing for a while, and from there both a stairway with a natural wood banister and an elevator take guests up to their rooms. 

colorful lobby at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
colorful lobby at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas


grand staircase at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
grand staircase at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas

Spacious guest rooms feature dark wood details and high ceilings, and each is outfitted with custom-made white linens and a unique eclectic decor.  Rooms also feature vintage fixtures, luxurious Red Flower bath amenities, and sweet vintage SMEG mini-bar refrigerators in various colors--including pink--that are filled with favorite local foods and drinks. 

guest room at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
guest room at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas


guest room bathroom at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
guest room bathroom at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas

And though the gift shop consists of just a few shelves in a case, among the goods are colorful serapi robes that are provided in-room. 

gift shop closet at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
gift shop closet at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas

Though the hotel is just a 15-minute riverside walk from the center of downtown, on hot days you might want to opt for a taxi. 


Set in a gorgeous, high-ceilinged glass conservatory overlooking the River Walk, Ocho features aqua-colored trim and plenty of light.  An outdoor area adjoins.  The hotel’s restaurant offers a Latin menu and is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night snacks, as well as for afternoon drinks.  Cocktails include a Margarita, a Mule, and an ice cold Michelada--plus the best Mojito I have ever had the pleasure of imbibing. 

interior of Ocho restaurant at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
interior of Ocho restaurant at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas


bar at Ocho restaurant at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
bar at Ocho restaurant at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas


ornate Victorian goldfish bowl on the bar at Ocho restaurant at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
ornate Victorian goldfish bowl on the bar at Ocho restaurant at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas


drinks arrive at Ocho restaurant at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
drinks arrive at Ocho restaurant at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas


The subterranean Havana Bar also serves drinks

entrance to subterranean Havana Bar at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas
entrance to subterranean Havana Bar at Hotel Havana in San Antonio, Texas


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images ©2018 Carole Terwilliger Meyers 

3 comments:

  1. That is indeed one artsy and interesting boutique hotel. I would have wanted to see the pink refrigerator but you gave us a lot of details, too!

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    1. Lighting was darkish inside the rooms. Not great for photography.

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  2. Looks cozy and ideal for a good night's sleep.

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