Panama City Hotels
There are quite a few options for hotels in Panama City, from renovated colonial buildings in the Casco Viejo to the huge, shiny skyscrapers downtown. Accommodation-wise, this is the most expensive city in Central America, but there are still cheap hotels to be had and several upscale hostels and guesthouses to stay in.
The Panama City hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over $150)
Moderate ($50 to $150)
Cheap (up to $50)
These Panama City hotel rates are based on double occupancy of twin or double room at standard rate, including breakfast for two and all taxes.
Las Clementinas is another Casco Viejo charmer, in a fully-revamped colonial building in the most beautiful part of town. They have gone for understated elegance and style here, and have definitely succeeded. Furnishings are either original antiques or perfect replicas. Las Clementinas also has a bar and cafe with great food.Address: , Calle 11 and Avenida B, Casco Viejo, Panama City,
Telephone: +507 308 6550.
The capital's most elegant hotel is a five-star class act, complete with marble and hard wood furnishings, abundant fresh flowers and a 24-hour butler service. The Bristol contains 56 intimate rooms, a great restaurant and a gym.Address: , Calle Aquilino de la Guardia, Panama City,
Telephone: +507 264 0000.
The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
A luxury, beachfront hotel with six restaurants, a full-service spa, business centre, kids club and three infinity pools, each kitted out with a swim-up bar. Located approximately 20 minutes outside of the city centre, flanked by rainforest, the resort has 611 luxury rooms and suites, many offer views of the Pacific.Address: , Km 6 Camino a Veracruz, Panama City,
Telephone: +507 304 6600.
This is one of Panama City’s top-end boutique hotels, located in one of the city's most romantic spots. Each of the 33 rooms are individually (and impeccably) decorated. The difference here is in the details right down to the antique furniture that graces each handsome room. Beautiful and classy, with rooms and suites available at rather high prices but you won’t be sorry.Address: , Avenida Beatriz Cabal near Calle 50, Panama City,
Telephone: +507 206 3100.
Hotel Riande Continental
Centred on a palm tree-fringed swimming pool, this sophisticated Panama City hotel is an excellent choice if you're searching for low-key luxury. Spacious rooms offer modern furnishings and sweeping views of the Panama City skyline. All rooms have a mini-bar and cable TV, and there is a surcharge for the Wi-Fi which is available all over the hotel.Address: , Calle Ricardo Arias and Vía España, Panama City,
Telephone: +507 366 7700.
Toscana Inn Hotel
A modestly-sized boutique hotel in Downtown Panama City, Toscana Inn comes equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi in every room. Café Los Girasoles restaurant serves up Panamanian cuisine for dinner and a complimentary buffet-breakfast spread in the morning.Address: El Cangrejo, Via Espana, Calle D, Panama City, 0819-09389
Telephone: +507 265 0018.
El Machico Hostel
Situated in Panama City's Marbella district, this lively hostel fosters a laid back atmosphere with courtyard swimming pool, open air cinema nights, pool games and a small bar.Address: Marbella district, Av. 5a B. Sur, Panama City,
Telephone: +507 203 9430.
Hospedaje Casco Viejo
One of the most popular guest houses in the Casco Viejo, this place is located in one of the beautiful colonial buildings and provides internet access, fully equipped kitchen, TV room and lovely terrace overlooking the Old Quarter. There is a disabled toilet, free towels and linen. Always popular, always welcoming.Address: , Calle 8a and Ave A, Casa 8-31, Casco Viejo, Panama City,
Telephone: +507 211 2027.
Brilliant and bonkers, Luna is a hostel extraordinaire, with both dorms and private rooms at great rates. It provides all-you-can-eat pancake and banana breakfasts, guitars lying around for a strum and the most astonishing trust policy ever: open entrance, unlocked beer fridge and free leftover food. Another reason it’s good to know about Luna is that the hostels organise the best tours and transport.Address: , Calle 9na Este 3-28, Casco Viejo, Panama City,
Telephone: +507 262 1540.