Cuban accommodations run the gamut from CUC$10 beach cabins to ﬁve-star resorts. Solo travelers are penalized price-wise, paying 75% of the price of a double room. In the budget price range, casas particulares are almost always better value than a hotel. In cheaper casas particulares (CUC$15 to CUC$20), you may have to share a bathroom and will have a fan instead of air-con. In the rock-bottom places (campismos mostly), you’ll be lucky if there are sheets and running water, though there are usually private bathrooms. The midrange category is a lottery, with some boutique colonial hotels and some awful places with spooky Soviet-like architecture and atmosphere. The most comfortable top-end hotels are usually partly foreign-owned and maintain international standards, with everything that a midrange hotel has, plus big, quality beds and linens; a minibar; international phone service; and perhaps a terrace or view. Havana has some real gems.