Popular with cruise ship passengers who extend their vacations to savor the city, the Havana is about equidistant from the Moderniste sights of the Eixample and the Gothic Quarter. Room decors are in soothing tones of brown and beige, with dark polished hardwood floors and black-lacquer desks. The rooms are comfortably ample; upscale accommodations on the 6th floor have private terraces. Double doors and double-glazed windows provide better-than-average soundproofing,
but the rumble of the subway is palpable on the lower floors. In season, the rooftop deck, with its small plunge pool and bar-café, is the place to gather.