The New York Times recently published an article with the following mention of AllTheRooms.com. To read the full article, you can find it on their site here, Is It Easy to Visit Cuba? Travel Experts Weigh In.
Cuba has long had a tradition of “casas particulares,” or private homes with rooms to rent, and Airbnb has signed many of those, approximately 8,000, to its service. The meta-search engine AllTheRooms.com found that Airbnb offered 90 percent of all rooms in the country, ranging from hostels and homes to hotel rooms. Airbnb itself showed an average rate recently of $54 a night in Havana.
The Cuban government controls all of the hotels in the country, but this summer it brought in Starwood Hotels & Resorts to manage the new Four Points by Sheraton Havana, a renovation of an existing property in the upscale Miramar district (rooms from $196 in a recent search). The hotel company has also announced plans to renovate and run the historic Hotel Inglaterra as a luxury hotel by year end.
Payment by most American-issued credit cards is accepted in advance online only, not within Cuba.
Read the full article here, Is It Easy to Visit Cuba? Travel Experts Weigh In.