Ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

3.1 out of 5
62% of guests recommend
3.5 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
2.8 Room comfort
2.9 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from nicaragua

Advantage of staying at Bella vista

Posted Aug 23, 2017
The hotel is ok for the price. Staff are not particularly friendly and helpful. It is good that they have a pickup service although with delay.they also do not confirm the you will be picked up by email. But they have a regular pick up service at the airport which works quite well
3 out of 5
by john

I would stay again

Posted Aug 2, 2017 on Hotels
Typical older downtown hotel I choose it because it has a mini bus service from & to the airport. Normally the cab ride is $25 usd. The ride is free to the hotel and without traffic, it is about 30 minutes. $10 usd for ride back to airport 2 am 4.30 am 7.30 am are the morning opcions for the bus schedule The desk was great jennifer was fabulous. She was off at 11 pm and had ordered the bus ride and filled out the wakeup call sheet before she left. Set your alarm as they missed my wakeup call at 4 am, so I held up the van for about 10 minutes. There is a good tipical food place 2 minute walk from the hotel toward the canal zone Excellent meats & good prices with A GREAT wait staff.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 2, 2017
Air conditioner loud, TV didn't work, only two electrical outlets in room; one in bathroom, one behind a cabinet you had to move to get to.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2017 by Codape, Hotel Management
We felt very sorry that the stay was not to your liking, but it would have been important to have done the observation in the lobby of the hotel or with management and you would have changed rooms
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Yucca Valley, CA, USA

Nice Budget Hotel

Posted Jan 10, 2017
Pros: Nice budget hotel for those active and needing a rest stop or base. Friendly staff (a small amount of Spanish will help).
Cons: Likely nothing that wouldn't cause an increase in rates.
Location: All of Panama City
Centrally Located. It's not a 4 or 5 Star Hotel but it's perfect for the traveler on the go.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2017 by Codape, Hotel Management
Thanks for you comments!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great position close to everything

Posted Dec 30, 2016
Good costumer service. Nice place. Great position close to everything
1 out of 5
by Mark from Brandon, MB

Dont do it

Posted Feb 12, 2016 on Hotels
Would not stay again. Run down hotel in less than desirable AREA. BIG HASSLE TO GET THE ADVERTISED PRICE FOR THE SHUTTLE (4.00)
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Fl.

Average hotel near to heavy traffic

Posted Jan 1, 2016
No room service, needs to pay to get ice and glasses. Restaurant service with "Emergencies sandwiches" Not enough parkings
4 out of 5
by lennon from Wisconsin


Posted Jan 1, 2016 on Hotels
It was comfortable and restful
4 out of 5
by Carlos from Tampa

Posted Dec 17, 2015 on Hotels
Great time
3 out of 5
by Gary from Columbia, Missouri

Good, safe, inexpensive hotel

Posted Oct 7, 2015 on Hotels
Have stayed here many times. It is an old no frills hotel that is also clean and safe. It is on the edge of the business district where there is a lot of shopping and nightlife. For me the main selling point of this hotel is the free airport shuttle, which now is not free but cost $4 for the two of us, which is a steal. There is a small bar attached to the hotel and it serves a limited amount of food, mostly sandwiches. Not for those needing a lot of comfort but those of us who are passing through it is perfect.