Best Places to Stay in Santa Clara, Cuba in 2017

Best Places to Stay in Santa Clara, Cuba in 2017

Santa Clara, the capital city of Villa Clara, is the 5th largest Cuban city by population.

It is centrally located in the island nation and has nearly a quarter million residents. Santa Clara is home to a mausoleum which houses the remains of Che Guevara and sixteen of his fellow combatants killed in 1967 during the Bolivia campaign. There is also a reconstruction of Guevara derailing a train during the Battle of Santa Clara.

Santa Clara has several hotels and a lot of private B&Bs (in Cuba there are called casa particlares). Here are three options to consider if you plan to visit the bucolic town of Santa Clara.

Santa Clara, Cuba park.

Park in Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal

Hotel America – Calle Mujica @ Colon y Maceo

Originally built in the 50’s, the Hotel América is a landmark building in the city center across from the iconic Coppelia ice cream parlor. Thanks to a recent renovation, everything is bright, fresh, and clean. 27 standard rooms.

Hotel America, Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Lobby. Hotel America, Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Rates are about $50/night depending on time of year and room type. The Cuba Journal has not found a reliable method of booking this hotel. The restaurant is good and inexpensive.

Hotel America, Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Hotel America, Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Bed & Breakfast – owned by Jose & Ines Marante: Calle Colon 271

Contact: ines1960@nauta.cu, call 42294148

This is a small B&B with very nice Cuban owners. Rates are about $35/night including breakfast.

Jose & Ines' B&B in Santa Clara, Cuba

Jose & Ines’ B&B in Santa Clara, Cuba

Bathroom at Jose & Ines' B&B. Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Bathroom at Jose & Ines’ B&B. Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Bedroom at Jose & Ines' B&B. Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Bedroom at Jose & Ines’ B&B. Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Ask Jose and Ines to book a massage for you. She was great!

masseuse in Cuba

Yurixa Martin Fernandez. A mother of two and masseuse in Cuba taking advantage of the surge in tourism. Image by Cuba Journal

Bed & Breakfast – Florida Center: Maestra Nicolás No. 56 e/ Colon y Maceo

Contact:angel.floridacenter@yahoo.com, call 0142208161.

This is a larger B&B with several buildings and a great restaurant. Book on Airbnb. Highly rated.

Florida Center. Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal

Florida Center. Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal

Florida Center bed and breakfast and inn in Santa Clara, Cuba

Travelers fill the restaurant at the Florida Center bed and breakfast and inn in Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Interior court, Florida Center B&B. Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Interior court, Florida Center B&B. Santa Clara, Cuba. Image by Cuba Journal.

Best Places to Stay in Santa Clara, Cuba in 2017 was last modified: December 11th, 2016 by Cuba Journal

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