Hotel Florida is set within an area of small art galleries and attractive museums in Havana's Old Town and within easy walking distance of Plaza de Armas. Formerly a private mansion, this stately building was built in 1836 and opened as a hotel in 1885.
The architectural splendour of this era still reigns in the Hotel Florida, from colonial balconies to interior courtyards complete with archways and attractive stained glass windows.
A winding staircase leads guests to 25 well-equipped rooms, all tastefully furnished with wrought iron-frame beds, marble bathtubs and genuine antiques.
Excellent people watching opportunities can be enjoyed from the rooms that open out over the street, but can be a bit noisy.
Hotel Florida also has an air conditioned restaurant, cafe-bar and an upper-storey piano bar.