Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

Photo gallery for Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

Featured Image
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Minibar, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

4 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Business services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Calle 50, Urb. Marbella, Panama City, Panama

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVia Espana9 min walk
  • Popular LocationBingo 9010 min walk
  • Popular LocationCinta Costera14 min walk
  • AirportPanama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.)15 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

Panama City

Located in Panama City, Hotel Riu Plaza Panama is in the city center and near the boardwalk. Museum of Natural Science and Museum of History Panama are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama and Panama Viejo. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Maracana Stadium. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course and golf lessons nearby, or seek out an adventure with ecotours.

What's nearby

  • Uruguay Street - 6 min walk
  • Via Espana - 9 min walk
  • Bingo 90 - 10 min walk
  • Crown Casino - 11 min walk
  • Cinta Costera - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Panama City Passenger Station - 9 min drive
  • Iglesia del Carmen Station - 11 min walk
  • Tocumen Intl. Airport (PTY) - 15 min drive

Restaurants

  • Arts — 1 min walk
  • Prisma — 1 min walk
  • Suvlas — 2 min walk
  • La Vespa — 3 min walk
  • Nacion Sushi — 4 min walk

About this property

Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

Eco-friendly Panama City hotel in Campo Alegre, walk to Avenida Balboa
This smoke-free hotel features 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 644 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus iPod docks and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, minibars, and rainfall showerheads.
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama offers 644 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

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

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

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
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (PAB 12 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • 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)
  • Braille signage
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • iPod dock
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Minibar

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Local maps
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Window screens

Similar properties

See similar properties

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 1 2021 to January 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Fitness facilities

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

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.

  • Valet parking fee: PAB 12 per day (in/out privileges)

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
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 20 years old
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and debit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hotel Riu Panama Plaza
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Riu Hotel Panama Plaza
Riu Panama Plaza
Riu Plaza Panama
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Panama City
RIU Plaza Panama Hotel
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama City
RIU Plaza Panama
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Hotel
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Panama City
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Hotel Panama City

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 530 out of 955 reviews
5 - Excellent 55%
Rating 4 - Good. 275 out of 955 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 68 out of 955 reviews
3 - Okay 7%
Rating 2 - Poor. 33 out of 955 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 49 out of 955 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to rest
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything about the property was good, location, service, clean, modern, room comfort etc., all was good. Walking restaurant choices was lacking, although the Spanish restaurant inside de hotel was amazing, great food, I was trying to find others but besides a sushi place and a French pastry, it was mostly business stores and buildings. Although I am sure I could have walked a bit further there might have been more, but I was content at the end with the Tapas restaurant inside RIU, great place to eat.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with partner
Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
I will not be staying at Riu plaza Panamá ever again. My plane landed early in the morning and I was not able to get early check in I had to wait 2.5 hours to get a room and I had call them a week in advance to let them know I was arriving early! The staff is accommodating at all!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property was beautifully and the staff were attentive and professional.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Phenomenal staff, probably some of the best I have experienced in Central America. Food solid. Breakfast a nice perk. I ended up extending my stay three times because the hotel staff and experience. Wifi code process is archaic and, and stupid. Bathtubs are really slippery, and a bad design, especially for "older" guests. I will be back often when I visit Panama City.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021