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 Good time but average

Jul 2, 2020 LEPHHI15 Hilton Head, South Carolina

I typically read reviews and vary rarely write them. My wife, 20-year daughter, and I stayed at HC in late June 2020 during Covid-19. I primarily choose the hotel for the great reviews. Our stay was about average. We had a pool view room with a patio which means there is a front door that is just like a traditional hotel room. There was a… Read more
I typically read reviews and vary rarely write them. My wife, 20-year daughter, and I stayed at HC in late June 2020 during Covid-19. I primarily choose the hotel for the great reviews. Our stay was about average. We had a pool view room with a patio which means there is a front door that is just like a traditional hotel room. There was a back door that led to the patio and a walkway that lead to the pool. You can not use your room key at the patio door, you have to walk around to get back into your room. We did not have a pool view as advertised but the patio was nice with beautiful landscaping (not real private). They give you a wrist band as our room key (which worked off and on). We found it worked better when it wasn't on your wrist which we felt defeated the purpose. We had some early room issues with moisture and the shower but they were very good at working through those issues. The swimming pool was great and beautiful. The bar as nice figure about $10+ for a drink. The food was good the fries were really good. Since it was during Covid-19 the hotel was at 50% capacity. The weekends got really busy and the pool was really crowded so I wondered what the pool be like if they were at 100 % and no restrictions. I am not sure we would have enjoyed the pool as much. There is no airport shuttle. There is a shuttle that takes you to one spot near the harbor and about a 2 block to Deval St. wasn't that big of an issue but note the travel times. We felt restricted to the once on hour pick up and drop off. Every 30 minutes would have been great. Also, there was no social distancing or requiring of face-covering on the shuttle. We used Uber more than we wanted which is about $15-18 one way. At the time we were there they had a sister hotel Barbry and they shared a shuttle service which was kinda nice because you could shuttle to the Barbry and get off and walk across the street to the beach which was great. They have resort fees which are kinda expense. They have a list of items that notes what is included but some of the items are limited to specific times. We paid nearly $400 for 4 popsicles, 3 curozos, 3 sunglasses and couple of cups of coffee. It was very average, when we return to Key West I am not sure I would stay at HC but find something a little closer to town, had a view or near the beach. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A needed break from 2020

Jul 1, 2020 Sweetsnow277

The staff was very helpful and polite. Annette and Chris keep up the friendly service. Lovely pool and bar area. The shuttle service was convenient and a good idea for guests wanting to explore downtown
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Im glad i didn't stay!!! RA..you figure out what i mean!!

Jun 30, 2020 Carlos N

To all Latinos and all people that respect culture and diversity this is not thy place to stay. I called to obtain information, (reservation) and ask if they spoke Spanish and i was told that they do, but are not allow to speak it. HELLO!!!! HAVANA CABANA!!!! Whats wrong with the Spanish language or whats wrong with knowing multiple languages????… Read more
To all Latinos and all people that respect culture and diversity this is not thy place to stay. I called to obtain information, (reservation) and ask if they spoke Spanish and i was told that they do, but are not allow to speak it. HELLO!!!! HAVANA CABANA!!!! Whats wrong with the Spanish language or whats wrong with knowing multiple languages???? Plus, don't pass down on a history lesson about the Keys and Florida when you get a chance, the Spanish were here PRIMERO!!!! P.S. I'm taking this to senator Marco Rubio, just to hear what he has to say about this. FREEDOM OF SPEECH, Article 19, lets make America great together not divide!! Shame on you HAVANA CABANA!!!!!! Read less
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Jun 30, 2020 kinsleytrayner Jacksonville Beach, Florida

awesome people and i love the experience! it’s so close to everything! rooms are so cute! also the pool is amazing! my favorite people there we annette and dmitry (sorry if i spelled that wrong)also 10/10 recommended
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great customer service _ Annette

Jun 30, 2020 Teejay0414 Pembroke Pines, Florida

The staff and Annette provided excellent customer service. It was my first time visit in Key West and because of the accommodations my visit was wonderful. Annette made sure me and my family were comfortable and OK the entire trip. The hotel itself was a plus due to the Cuban effect as well as the new effects on the wrist bands so there’s no… Read more
The staff and Annette provided excellent customer service. It was my first time visit in Key West and because of the accommodations my visit was wonderful. Annette made sure me and my family were comfortable and OK the entire trip. The hotel itself was a plus due to the Cuban effect as well as the new effects on the wrist bands so there’s no inconvenience with room keys. The staff was great as well but thanks to Annette my vacation was q blast. Will definitely be coming back and recommending Read less