The Hotel Saratoga – a recently renovated 1920′s structure, this could be one of the single-finest renovations in all of Old Havana. The hotel is located directly across the boulevard from the historic Capital building, and the National Theater, and is adjacent to Havana’s Parque Central, or Central Park. The thorough renovation was a joint venture project of the Office of the Historian of Old Havana and private European investors. The hotel features many suites, great views, free WiFi for guests and a 24-hour bar and restaurant on the mezzanine. The hotel’s official website is HERE.
The Hotel Saratoga dates back to 1879, and was then located right across from Fraternity Park, at the time known as Campo de Marte. Sometime between 1915 and 1925 the hotel is relocated in its present setting, but only occupied the third floor. Later, in 1933, the magnificent Hotel Saratoga takes up the whole building.
The 1930s were a milestone in the history of the Hotel Saratoga, with its renowned “Aires Libres”, excellent gastronomy and the performance of popular Cuban orchestras like the famous Anacaona, a women’s orchestra that made a name for itself playing there. The hotel gained prestige with frequent visits of local celebrities and socialites.
The original building, which dates back to the 1880s, only had three stories. The hotel as it now stands only has the three levels of the original façade, to which a new building with two additional stories were added. Though five stories are visible from the outside, internal divisions increase the number of the actual guestroom floors to seven. The architectural style of the building is defined as eclectic with a predominance of the neoclassical. The interior design of the hotel combines traditional material and
elements, like wood, plaster, marble and iron, with the most modern technologies, all designed to give the highest service and comfort levels to its guests and customers.
The hotel is located on Paseo del Prado and Dragones Street, a privileged intersection in Old Havana. Explore the irresistible vitality of the city and visit the Nation’s Capitol building and Fraternity Park, the famous Partagás Cigar Factory and Cuba’s most important opera and ballet house: Havana’s Gran Teatro. When the sun is setting stroll down Paseo del Prado to Havana’s seawall, the malecón.
The Hotel Saratoga is perfect for guests who wish to combine visits to places of historical-cultural interest and the city’s night life.