Right on one corner of the Port Avenue, the Armadores de Santander hotel erects magnificently. Its architectural motifs and its decoration evoke the beautiful and maritime Spanish region of Santander, where the owner and builder of the hotel, José Cabrero Mier, was from. The main shipowners from that city, such as De la Mortera Count who owned fleets that operated in the West Indies, had their offices in this building. From many of its rooms, which are filled with the sea breeze, as from the terrace- viewpoint, guests can see ships entering and leaving the bay of Havana. The best choice for meals is the Cantabria restaurant that specializes in the native food from Santander and in the international cuisine. The Armadores de Santander hotel is a permanent invitation to enjoy a memorable stay. Within walking distance you can reach the main squares and museums of the old town, stroll through the city in a carriage and enjoy a refreshing daiquiri at the Floridita bar.