Havana Cabana

Key West, Florida Keys

The hotel

Life here couldn’t be simpler: swim, sunbathe, sip poolside cocktails, swim again. Havana Cabana Key West is a place to escape it all, although the fabulous concierge service will happily help arrange trips out to experience the rest of island life – whether it’s golf, beaches, or a bar crawl – if doing nothing does nothing for you. The unique spirit of Cuba is reflected at Havana Cabana, from the dining to the decor. The largest freshwater pool in Key West comes complete with a rock waterfall, a hot tub, and a Cuban-style pool bar serving suitably tropical cocktails.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Close to the Old Town of Key West, with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Shopping and dining opportunities are nearby. Driving time from Miami airport: 3 hours 20 minutes.

Hotel information

106 rooms on 2 floors. All with private climate control, 42” flat-screen TV, WiFi, clock/radio, telephone, mini-fridge, coffee-making facilities, safe (selected rooms), hairdryer, and iron and board. Standard King Rooms have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.


Standard Queen Rooms have 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Self-parking*. The hotel’s concierge can help you with trips to enjoy the Key’s attractions, including water sports*, golf*, galleries*, museums*, nightlife, and eco-activities*.

Floridita food truck (Cuban fare open 7:00am-10:00pm). Mojitos pool bar (open 11:00am-11:00pm).

Large freshwater heated swimming pool. Hot tub. Fitness centre.

Seasonal poolside music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Complimentary WiFi. Concierge service. Dry-cleaning service* (weekdays). Gift shop.

This hotel has a resort fee of $39 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - 2 drinks coupons on arrival day - Self-parking - WiFi -In-room coffee and bottled water - Use of 24-hour fitness centre, heated pool and concierge services. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

2 nights 15-18 Feb '19, 19-22 Apr '19, 24-27 May '19, 04 Jul-07 Jul '19, 31 Aug-02 Sep '19, 24-26 Oct '19 and 07-11 Nov '19. 3 nights 20-31 Dec '19.

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We loved our stay at Havana Cabana!!

Apr 15, 2021 aj8821 Illinois

We flew into Key West and the hotel shuttle picked us up and took us to the resort. From the get go we were impressed with the hospitality and atmosphere. Check-in was quick and welcoming, and our room was ready upon arrival. (We arrived around noon). We were happy with our pool balcony view and the room was clean and comfortable. Throughout… Read more
We flew into Key West and the hotel shuttle picked us up and took us to the resort. From the get go we were impressed with the hospitality and atmosphere. Check-in was quick and welcoming, and our room was ready upon arrival. (We arrived around noon). We were happy with our pool balcony view and the room was clean and comfortable. Throughout our stay we enjoyed the pool area, bar, and food truck (Floridita) on premises. A special thanks to Irina and Alex, bartenders extraordinaire, who made our stay fun and we’re always making us feel special. Also a big shout out to Nick and Hamilton, who were always circulating around the pool area to meet the needs of guests. From bringing around smoothies and treats in the afternoons, moving patio furniture to accommodate us, keeping everything clean and offering towels, sunscreen and cold water. The housekeeping crew and reception were also wonderful. Despite the pandemic we asked and received housekeeping daily. We have recommended this resort to many of our friends, knowing they would love a stay here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place with personality!

Apr 14, 2021 Pfeifette Saratoga Springs, New York

This is a great boutique hotel. Clean, vibrant rooms, beautiful pool, great poolside bar and food. The Cuban theme is threaded throughout from gift shop purchases, food, monitors, decor and the beauty products in the rooms. Convenient parking. I recommend pool view vs ocean view. The ocean view includes the parking lot. I highly recommend this… Read more
This is a great boutique hotel. Clean, vibrant rooms, beautiful pool, great poolside bar and food. The Cuban theme is threaded throughout from gift shop purchases, food, monitors, decor and the beauty products in the rooms. Convenient parking. I recommend pool view vs ocean view. The ocean view includes the parking lot. I highly recommend this great place. We got great service from Rose and Reina! Read less
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Apr 14, 2021 danielhS6156EX Houston, Texas

Stayed at Havana Cabana from April 8th to April 15th for my 5th Anniversary. We had a fantastic stay here. It is clean and the staff was nothing short of exemplary. We had a small delay in housekeeping (it was upon request due to Covid-19 restrictions), but it was immediately addressed and management went well out of their way to apologize for the… Read more
Stayed at Havana Cabana from April 8th to April 15th for my 5th Anniversary. We had a fantastic stay here. It is clean and the staff was nothing short of exemplary. We had a small delay in housekeeping (it was upon request due to Covid-19 restrictions), but it was immediately addressed and management went well out of their way to apologize for the miscommunication and delay. Not only will we be staying here, we will recommend this location to our friends and family. The pool, food truck and facilities are above and beyond and don't forget to use Austin at the concierge desk! He didnt steer us wrong once! Read less
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Apr 11, 2021 KatA0925 Jersey City, New Jersey

We stayed here April 3-9 and had a nice stay. We were picked up by the hotel shuttle at the airport. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were greeted with sangria and though our room was not ready, we were able to use the hotel facilities. I was happy to pack light because there is no bell person to assist with luggage to the room and no… Read more
We stayed here April 3-9 and had a nice stay. We were picked up by the hotel shuttle at the airport. Upon arrival at the hotel, we were greeted with sangria and though our room was not ready, we were able to use the hotel facilities. I was happy to pack light because there is no bell person to assist with luggage to the room and no elevators. Pros of hotel: Shuttle service, large pool for Key West, away from noisy downtown, dining available in hotel and within walking distance, staff was nice, concierge available to book excursions, text messaging communications are great. Cons: facilities and rooms are VERY outdated for $500/night (including resort fees/taxes), room curtains do not block out light at night, shower curtains are too short, no towel hooks in bathroom, need more bartenders on certain days. The small things could make such a difference for the guest experience. If back in Key West I would consider staying here again but only if the price is right. Read less
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Apr 11, 2021 859kathies Nashville, Tennessee

My husband and I came here for a long weekend getaway. I am very impressed! Although a bit pricey for our budget the poolside service, from the bartender to the cook (love him) to the maintenance crew, are all exemplary! Very in-touch with their guests! I enjoy a morning swim and the pool guy had the foresight and respect for me to let me know he… Read more
My husband and I came here for a long weekend getaway. I am very impressed! Although a bit pricey for our budget the poolside service, from the bartender to the cook (love him) to the maintenance crew, are all exemplary! Very in-touch with their guests! I enjoy a morning swim and the pool guy had the foresight and respect for me to let me know he was adding chemicals so that I could get out while he applied them. Hamilton noticed me holding a menu (prior to poolside service hours) and informed me I could order at the bar. Oscar picked up from there and offered to place a to-go order so I could eat by the pool and then got my attention when it was ready. Alex topped it off with a delicious Bloody Mary while he was still getting his bar ready. Just two areas for improvement are house keeping 1. I called for fresh towels and for my garbage to be emptied and the service wasn’t fulfilled. I ended up setting our garbage and dirty towels in the hallway. 2. The shuttle driver forced a mask to be worn even though Florida is a state that has been fully open for months and the governor says it is no longer necessary. A medical device such as a mask is an individuals personal choice to wear or not wear, when there is no state mandate to do so. We went on a fishing trip and brought back our catch. The kitchen manager/cook created the most amazing fish tacos I’ve ever eaten! Grilled and blackened and enough to save leftovers in our room fridge for lunch the next day. I highly recommend the poolside rooms but be aware the evenings can get a bit noisy with a fun crowd of guests at the bar. If it’s quiet that you seek, book a room away from the pool area. Overall, a great find on our traveling adventures and looking forward to the complimentary 30 min tour in a ‘57 Chevy tomorrow. Read less