As an alternative to state-owned hotels we offer to stay in casas particulares, Cuban guesthouses. They usually offer a better service at a lower price, e.g. better housekeeping, better food, plus you can get in touch with the locals, if you like. In addition to that, the cost/performance ratio in state-owned hotels gets worse from season to season. Unlike for example in Germany, in Cuba there's no national standard to rate those accommodations, so performance and accouterment may vary from town to town (better still: from house to house). We offer casas particulares in any Cuban town/village.