Our aim was to rent a car which would get us around Cuba leaving us with loads of Flexibility. The first question was rent a car and drive it ourselves or rent one of the cars that has a driver. Well we heard a lot of stories, most of the Cubans that we talked to recommended to get a car with a driver as it is safer other tourists said they rented a car and had no issues with the road or anything. Well it is a matter of personal choice as of course for both options there were advantages and disadvantages.
You have of course the option of sleeping in a hotel, but why would you? The casas particulares in Cuba are safe, clean and bring you inside the life of the Cuban culture. So, I would say, leave the hotels for other places (except maybe in the Cayos) and start searching for the perfect Casa for you.
I will give all contact information with some comments for all the casas particulares we stayed in so you can have a starting point. at the end will list some websites where we found the contact information.