Santa Clara Libre is the only hotel within the town center. This 1950s modernist style 10-story, mint-green high-rise is perfectly poised on the main square, Parque Vidal and flanked by La Caridad Theater, the Museum of Decorative Arts and the José Marti library. The rooms are acceptable, and anything above the fourth floor gives you fine views over the city.
The tiny lobby has only meager furnishings. A single creaky elevator serves the entire hotel, and guests often find it quicker to take the stairs. There's a gloomy downstairs restaurant off the lobby. Preferable is the simple roof-top restaurant, which has fine views, although the menu at both restaurants is limited. An open-air bar adjoins. The basement disco gets packed with locals on weekends.
Its 132 air-conditioned accommodations are modestly furnished and a far cry from luxury. But they're comfy enough, and east-facing rooms enjoy views over the plaza. The original Wand plumbing here is erratic, and a hot shower is never guaranteed.
An hour’s drive to the north will take you to Remedios, a typical provincial town, famous for its Christmas Parrandas. Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial Mausoleum Complex is located a short distance from the hotel.
A buzzing provincial town, with a pleasant Parque Central, Santa Clara is most famous for its connection with Che Guevara, whose attack on a Batista troop train in the city in December 1958 helped persuade the dictator that his days were numbered. This provincial capital is well worth visiting, beyond the suburbs you'll find a buzzing place with streets lively with people going about their daily lives, and the city benefits from having a large student population. The centre seems well looked after and relatively litter-free. A startling sight to anyone arriving from Havana. There are some interesting museums worth taking in and the small brick red-tiled houses lend themselves to an atmosphere of calm and discretion. For most people the area Parque Vidal is the most eventful place in the city, as well as being the geographical heart of the city, it is also its social centre and there is usually some sort of entertainment going on at weekends. A monument marks the spot where revolutionary hero Leoncio Vidal was killed , and benches line the promenades that cross and circle the park. On the plaza's north.