The San Miguel is named after Antonio San Miguel y Segalá, an important member of Havana society who acquired it in 1913.
Its interiors combine grandeur with intimacy, sometimes to slightly eccentric effect, as in the sweeping marble stair, which seems to have ideas above its station, shoehorned as it is into a rather small hallway. From the roof terrace there’s a wonderful view of the entrance to the harbor and the lighthouse of the Castillo de los Tres Santos Reyes Magos del Morro.
The 10 individually decorated rooms retain a rather fetching old-world feel and are very comfortable.
Room description Varyingly shaped, the San Miguel’s 10 standard rooms have been decorated to preserve the feel of an old mansion. The scarce antique furnishings, tall draped windows and early-century portraits hung on the walls give the accommodations a kind of Victorian austerity that might not suit all tastes, but the overall result is certainly agreeable. The 5 rooms with balconies have of course the best views (the remaining five face and inner patio), and couples should try to secure the 1 room fitted with a matrimonial bed. Traveling families or small groups best opt for rooms 21 and 22, which face each other across a common and private seating area off the main hallway (whose view one can even block by drawing a small curtain across the entrance). Location: That the San Miguel enjoys an excellent location is clear to anyone standing on its roof terrace, where the view of Havana’s colonial lighthouse is magnificent.