Quite a few casas particulares can be found in the old center of Bayamo. Casa Arturo & Esmeralda, Calle Zenea 56A between William Soler and Capote (tel. 23/42-4051; www.casa-bayamo.com) offers two air-conditioned rooms with TVs and minibars, located in a modern, welcoming house. Casa Olga Celeiro Rizo, Calle Parada 16 (Altos) between Martí and Mármol (tel. 23/42-3859; yaimara.grm@infomed.sld.cu), is a friendly house with two comfortable, air-conditioned rooms and a great terrace overlooking the pleasant Francisco Maceo Osorio plaza; Olga can help with excursions. Villa Rose Mary, Pío Rosado 22 between Ramírez and Avenida F.V. Aguilera (tel. 23/42-3984; www.cubahostal.com; varezsanchez@yahoo.es), is an attractive house with two comfortable, clean, air-conditioned rooms. Casa Juan Valdés, Pío Rosado 64 between Ramírez and N López (tel. 23/42-3324), has an upstairs floor with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and sitting room. It's inexpensive, and would be great for a family.

In addition to the hotels listed in this guide, another good option and excellent value is the former training school Hotel Telégrafo, Calle José Antonio Saco 108 (tel. 23/42-5510; www.ehtgr.co.cu), which is in the heart of downtown. It has 12 double rooms, each with air-conditioning, a TV, and a small refrigerator. The hotel is now part of the newly branded Royalton; at press time, it was closed for renovations, but it is slated to reopen in December 2010.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.