Hotel Beltran de Santa Cruz

Vacation spot: Old Havana
Address: San Ignacio 411 entre Muralla y Sol, Habana Vieja, Cuba.
Phone: (+53) 7860 8330
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children from 2 to 12 years old , Infants under 2 years old .
Managed by: Habaguanex
Energy: 110 & 220 V / 60Hz

Hotel in the Historic Center operated by the Office of the City Historian.

In 1732, Don Gabriel Beltrán de Santa Cruz contracted the building of a house in the Old Square, to be home to the Counts of Jaruco, but passed away during the early stages of the work. His widow, Doña Antonia Aranda y Avellaneda, daughter of the Governor of the San Salvador de la Punta Fortress, expanded the project requesting that a smaller scale likeness of the main house be built in the courtyard, known henceforth as the "The Little House ", finished in 1739.

With the course of time it was inhabited by families and prominent figures of Havana’s society such as: Pedro Beltrán de Santa Cruz, Count of San Juan de Jaruco; Josefa Catalina de Santa Cruz, sister of the Marquise of Cárdenas de Monte Hermoso; the Family of the Marquis de Casa Peñalver, among others.

The most distinguished personalities that visited the city were lavished and hosted here, amongst them: The Baron Alexander von Humboldt, the eminent German scientist, and three French princes: the Count of Beaujolais, and the Dukes of Montpensier and Orleans; the latter was afterwards crowned as King Louis Philippe of France.

Today, the Beltrán de Santa Cruz is a full of charm hotel ,very intimate and in a great location (only a few steps away from Plaza Vieja, one of the most beautiful and full of life squares of the city).

"The little house" was completely renovated by the office of the City Historian but without suffering major transformations, maintaining its original structure and colonial air. Its typical Spanish inner patio is the main gathering place for guests, starting in the mornings with breakfast which is, let us say, quite correct and consisting of: choice of eggs, bread, fruit and coffee.

Rooms are large and beautiful. They feature a colonial décor and stylish furniture but most of them have no windows or views and, be aware, the narrow-steep stairs up to the second floor rooms is not suitable for people with even mild mobility difficulties. There are rooms on the ground floor that are accessible for wheel chairs.

Standards overlook the inner courtyard while the 2 Junior Suites offer balconies to San Ignacio Street, in the very heart of Havana so expect some noise...liveness is part of the charm of the old town after all.

Internet access (no WiFi) in the lobby. There are computers available and internet cards for sale.

All in all a very charismatic child-friendly hotel with an excellent location that makes it ideal for spending a night or two in Havana.

Location Details

In the core of the city and only steps away from Plaza Vieja (Old Square).

25 km. from José Martí International Airport (HAV)




Breakfast parlor "Don Gabriel"

Bars, Cabarets and Discos

Bar "Don Gabriel"


Old Havana

Facilities & Amenities
Children Facilities and Activities
  • Babysitting
  • Cribs on request, according to availability
  • Triple rooms
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Daily turn down service
  • Gift for the bridal couple in the room upon arrival
  • Honeymoon breakfast in the room the day after arrival
  • Late check out (subject to availability)
  • Private check in
  • Romantic honeymoon dinner for couples
  • Welcome cocktail for the couple
Room Services
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Minor sewing
  • Room service
  • Shoe cleaning
Business and Office
  • Meeting room (s)
Internet Access ( Internet Café or Wifi in hotel areas)
  • Internet Café
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Luggage room
Room types
General room amenities
Nearby attractions
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