This 17th-century building is so stately that the Counts of Santovenia made it their home until 1867, when it became one of Habana Vieja's most elegant hotels; today, it's one of the neighborhood's most modern lodging options. Rooms have Spanish-colonial furniture and contemporary works by Cuban artists like Zaida del Río. Most overlook the Plaza de Armas, though some have port views. Best views here are to be had in rooms and junior suites that overlook the popular Plaza de Armas, with its many booksellers, artists, and restaurants. There's also a lovely lounge-bar area for cocktails and a decent on-site restaurant.