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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Difficult to Rate, Many Highs and a Few Lows. Overall Not Worth the Price

Mar 23, 2020 Crystaldawn3 Eastlake, Colorado

This review is very difficult to rate. The hotel does generally look like the photos, and a lot of money was spent renovating the hotel however, it wasn't what we were looking for. Upon arriving at the hotel from the main entrance, I thought, "This can't possibly be the same place from the photos," but that's it. The exterior front entrance is… Read more
This review is very difficult to rate. The hotel does generally look like the photos, and a lot of money was spent renovating the hotel however, it wasn't what we were looking for. Upon arriving at the hotel from the main entrance, I thought, "This can't possibly be the same place from the photos," but that's it. The exterior front entrance is directly off of the main highway, and looks more like a run down motel on first glance. Once we found parking (which wasn't easy in front of the hotel), we went to check in. Once inside it was a completely different, renovated, spa type atmosphere. The service was fantastic and we were able to chck into our rooms early, which was a huge relieve because we had a red eye flight and didn't sleep on the plane. We paid extra for an ocean view room, and honeslty I thought it was expensive for four nights, around $1300 which is even more expensive than the hotel we like to stay in Hawaii for example, and this resort is not beach front. I was really looking forward to our ocean view room, I wanted something relaxing. Our room however, was on the first floor, and our balcony jutted out into the parking lot and was surrounded by parked cars, and had loud highway noise and traffic. It was a strech to say we could see the water in the distance, it was 100% not worth the money. The garden view rooms which were cheaper would've been a much better way to go. Our room was not relaxing at all, I couldn't even keep the blinds open to the outside because there was so much traffic and people walking past our room. Besides the price and ocean view, the room had really nice finishing touches, including hotel branded soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and even sunglasses for both of us that we really liked. The pool area was really pretty, and again had very nice atmosphere. The pool area was much quieter, and had a really nice bar. Again, the customer service was exceptional, and we wish we could've spend more time here. There was a food truck for breakfast which was cuban. I was really looking forward to the food truck. I would say, again I was dissappointed. The food truck was suprisingly expensive: over $30 for two cuban coffees, and two egg breakfasts with chorizo which were ok. If I recall correctly, with tax and tip it was closer to $40. Overall, this resort was not what we were looking for. I would've paid more money at a different resort to have an ocean view room that was peaceful, where we could actually see the ocean, and could have our patio door open. As expensive as this hotel was, I don't think it was worth it for us, and there are other destinations I'd rather go to for this amount of money. Generally, I'm a little bit of a spendthrift, but am the first to say that this hotel was not worth the price. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Annette for 5 stars!

Mar 18, 2020 jambam2020 Boston, Massachusetts

Annette helped get us settled into our room and accommodated our every need! She’s funny and informative! I loved the spacious lobby and the beautiful artwork. The lobby smelled wonderful, just like an island oasis!
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Mar 17, 2020 Jodiekuz

Had to leave a bit sooner than planned due to the virus, but we were refunded with no questions asked. Amazing service both in the lobby and around the pool. Very clean and accommodating for our family of 5.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Total mistake!

Mar 17, 2020 Roadiecpl Orlando, Florida

Second visit here this time with our 6 year old daughter. I’m going to make this quick due to previously reviewing this establishment. I was impressed before with the shuttle service ; wristband door key , boutique toiletries , modern gym,free smoothies at 12pm ,artwork and remained so this visit. Now for the bad; rude unkept lacking of bookings… Read more
Second visit here this time with our 6 year old daughter. I’m going to make this quick due to previously reviewing this establishment. I was impressed before with the shuttle service ; wristband door key , boutique toiletries , modern gym,free smoothies at 12pm ,artwork and remained so this visit. Now for the bad; rude unkept lacking of bookings for your favorite jailhouse front desk clerk. Loud music at a dirty pool until 23:00 . Poor and limited food menus at the only food truck restaurant. Seafood should dominate in Keywest and a “Latin Themed”restaurant should reflect this given the variety of available seafood in the Keys. Not on this menu it’s not. Implement your health plan (clean rooms every day) as you stated at checking in ,to disinfect rooms not let guests have to call for cleaning service . Coercing guest to give 5* when you are not even a solid 3* restaurant is ridiculous! Expensive even for Key West standards! Not returning! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Key West Hotel!!

Mar 17, 2020 194gina Tallahassee, Florida

Came here with friends for spring break. Amazing and fun hotel with free shuttle to Duval St! The staff is so friendly, especially Annette and Reina who made sure our stay was simple and easy. I highly recommend this place for a fun Key West experience!!