Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas

Overview of Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand

Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand

4 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided
Via Espana 111, Panama City, Panama, 1753

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVia Espana2 min walk
  • Popular LocationBingo 9012 min walk
  • Popular LocationCinta Costera13 min walk
  • AirportPanama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.)16 min drive

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About this area

Panama City

Located in Panama City, Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand is connected to the convention center. Amador Causeway and Miraflores Locks are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Via Espana and Multicentro Panama. Traveling with kids? Consider Museum of Natural Science, or check out an event or a game at Maracana Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Via Espana - 2 min walk
  • Iglesia del Carmen - 2 min walk
  • Crown Casino - 8 min walk
  • Bingo 90 - 12 min walk
  • Cinta Costera - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Iglesia del Carmen Station - 1 min walk
  • Panama City Passenger Station - 7 min drive
  • Tocumen Intl. Airport (PTY) - 16 min drive


  • Manolo's — 4 min walk
  • Salsipuedes — 4 min walk
  • Mordida de Burro — 4 min walk
  • Segredos da Carne — 4 min walk
  • Costa Azul — 5 min walk

About this property

Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand

Art Deco hotel connected to the convention center in Panama City with 3 restaurants
This hotel features 3 restaurants, a casino, and an outdoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a swim-up bar. All 344 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.
Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand offers 344 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–9:00 AM: PAB 15.00 for adults and PAB 9.63 for children
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges, 1 swim-up bar and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Arcade/game room
  • Children's games
  • Children's pool
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (107639 square feet of space)
  • Meeting rooms - 25


  • Garden
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • 4 casino gaming tables
  • 100 casino slot machines
  • Casino (18580 square feet of space)
  • Casino VIP room
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Romance packages available
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free rollaway beds
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
An early check-in fee will be charged
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 1 PM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Free rollaway/extra beds
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: PAB 15.00 for adults and PAB 9.63 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a security system

Property is also known as

El Panama Convention Center Casino
Hotel El Panama Convention Center & Casino
Panama By Faranda Panama City
Hotel El Convention Center Casino
El Convention Center Casino
Hotel El Panama Convention Center Casino Panama City
El Panama Convention Center Casino Panama City
Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel
Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand Panama City
Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel Panama City

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 223 out of 726 reviews
5 - Excellent 31%
Rating 4 - Good. 282 out of 726 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 98 out of 726 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 69 out of 726 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 54 out of 726 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Need to upgrade the restaurant’s meals to salty and the cocktail area (bar) need lost of improvement.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Is not what is used to be, I am not sure I will recommend it to my coworkers or friends visiting Panama. Please don’t get me wrong, location is great but I have been visiting this hotel for about 30 years and it needs mayor renovations in rooms and common areas. The breakfast options are very limited, the elevator in the parking area does not work. The staff really trying their best but the place needs lots TLC and fumigation in the rooms. Faranda Group do not let this iconic hotel disappear. Wish you the best
Stayed 8 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
You can definitely stay in MUCH BETTER places than this hotel for a fraction of the price. Our bathroom had two sinks, but only one of them worked. The blinds wouldn't close all of the way, so we were blinded by light in the early mornings. We booked for a week, but our room was only supplied with one roll of toilet paper and two towels...when we asked for extra toilet paper and towels, it took more than a day (and a second request) to receive them. The hotel currently only has one restaurant open, and the service there is very poor. There are no ice machines, so you have to go down to the lobby and request ice from the restaurant. Also, this hotel is currently being used to administrator vaccinations. I believe vaccinations are a great thing, but it's a little strange to be a paying customer and see very few other actual guests...mainly you only see healthcare workers, police, and patients waiting in line for their vaccine. I wish we would've stayed in Casco Viejo (the old town) in a much better area for a better price and better accommodations. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Also, many of the rooms next to ours had broken key card readers, almost like they had been broken into. Do yourself a favor and avoid this hotel. It was probably a nice hotel at some point in time, but it's definitely not one anymore.
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2021

2/5 Poor

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021