Hotel Chateau Miramar is a small hotel (50 rooms) that rises facing the sea on a quiet section of Miramar -one of Havana’s nicest districts- while it is at the same time very close to Miramar’s Trade Center, to the city’s aquarium, to many hotels, bars, restaurants, and only two blocks away from Havana’s gorgeous 5th avenue.
However, Chateau Miramar is not in an ideal location for those who enjoy staying right in downtown, since it is some 15 minutes ride from the historical center. It is more for business travelers or for those seeking a quieter hotel that is just a little removed from the noise and smog of Old Havana.
It must also be said that the hotel could be so much better. It features a a small sea water pool and sundeck overlooking the ocean; rooms on the seaside have great balconies and lovely sea views.. .but in terms of maintenance and service, there’s a lot to be desired, from broken doors and furniture in rooms to old air conditioning units, windows that don’t close tightly, lack of hot water…
But given that hotels in Havana are so hard to book these days, Chateau Miramar is an acceptable option, especially if you appreciate being close to the ocean and don’t mind cabbing to all the city’s attractions.