This 427-room hotel has a solid rooftop pool and the most buzzing lobby in town. The location, on the edge of Old and Central Havana, puts you within easy walking distance of the shops and bars on Calle Obispo and Paseo del Prado.
In operation since the 1930's, this legendary cabaret was once famous for its sumptuous performances and beautiful showgirls. The scene isn’t as over-the-top today, but the show—complete with sequined g-strings and feather headdresses—goes on, in open air if the weather permits.
SpecialHabanos, Cohiba, Monte Cristo, Romeo y Julieta, and (of course) Partagás are among the brands still being produced at this 170-year-old factory, with its handsomely faded neoclassical façade. There’s also a museum, shop, and cigar-making school.