Cuba Absolutely Review
Originally built in 1928, the Park View reopened in March 2002 after a thorough restoration. Located in a historical surrounding which includes the newly renovated Museum of Fine Arts, the former Presidential Palace, and the well-known Prado Promenade, the Park View Hotel was one of the first hotels built with American capital. For a time it was one of the most luxurious hotels.
The rooms sparkle in that ephemeral recently designed and decorated way. Here the mattresses are springy, the bedspreads have no stains and the floor tiles are un-chipped. Even the color scheme (forest green and goldenrod) and decor is more upmarket than other hotels in this price range.
The modern bathrooms are good and every room has a refrigerator. Rooms on the second and fifth floors have balconies with good views.
Just off Prado, the Park View is around the corner from the Museum of Fine Arts and a short walk away from the seawall (which affords a magnificent view of the lighthouse and Morro fortress). The Capitolio and Gran Teatro are also a brief stroll away, and nearby Obispo leads you straight to the heart of the Havana’s colonial center.