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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
5 out of 5
Km 6 Road to Veracruz, Panama City, Panama
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6.64 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (560 reviews)

"Views and pool were outstanding. Staff very professional."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
Courtyard by Marriott Panama Multiplaza Mall
4 out of 5
Via Israel Multiplaza Pacific Mall, Panama City, Panama
The price is $112 per night
0.91 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (856 reviews)

"Staff was very nice, near the mall, very clean facilities."…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Panama Multiplaza Mall
Hilton Panama
5 out of 5
Balboa Ave. and Aquilino De La Guardia, Panama City, Panama
The price is $129 per night
0.45 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (603 reviews)

"Great location and very clean. Confusing elevator system. Expensive drinks."…"

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

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Waldorf Astoria Panama
5 out of 5
47th St. & Uruguay Street, Panama City, Panama
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The price is $155 per night
0.33 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (667 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel, very comfortable room especially the beds! Pool was lovely with warm water, gym was very clean and everything was in good working order. Breakfast was really great with an extensive buffet with something for everyone. The best part of the hotel- and this is what separates them from ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Waldorf Astoria Panama
Eurostars Panama City
4 out of 5
Calle Ricardo Arias, Bellavista Via Espana, Panama City, Panama
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0.15 mi from city center
4.1/5Very Good! (997 reviews)

"Love the room and everything about Eurostars! Excellent professional staff, clean, over all excellent!"…"

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Eurostars Panama City
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
4 out of 5
Calle 50, Urb. Marbella, Panama City, Panama
The price is $95 per night
0.28 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (1,000 reviews)

"Nice pool area with bar. Good food at bar restaurant. Concierge services and VIP assistance are impressive."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Principe Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
Via Argentina, Panama City, Panama
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The price is $48 per night
0.42 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (412 reviews)

"Was perfect!!! Very good hotel and good quality and safe"…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Principe Hotel and Suites
Global Hotel Panama
4 out of 5
Calle 54 Este y Samuel Lewis, Obarrio, Panama City, Panama
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The price is $85 per night
0.37 mi from city center
4.5/5Wonderful! (320 reviews)
Centrally located

"Excelente hotel, staff and location. I liked that it was centrally located and near a few great restaurants. Our favorite was “The Wallace”, right around the corner from the hotel. Also very close to Soho mall and multiplaza mall. Happy with my choice!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Global Hotel Panama
Albrook Inn
3 out of 5
Las Magnolias, Building 14, Albrook, Panama City, Panama
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The price is $54 per night
2.49 mi from city center
3.8/5Good! (408 reviews)

"Not fancy but has all the basic amenities.Staff are awesome and friendly to American Travelers"…"

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Albrook Inn
Torres de Alba Hotel & Suites
3.5 out of 5
Calle Eusebio A. Morales y Calle 55, Panama City, Panama
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The price is $86 per night
0.31 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (109 reviews)
Pleasent stay for short term

"The hotel is situated in a very good and quiet location. The room was clean, the hotel staff was available throughout the stay with equally quick response when we had a problem with the air conditioner. Mainly served local Breakfast typically with elements of American breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Torres de Alba Hotel & Suites
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Visiting Panama City

Travelers to Panama City give high marks for the shopping, casinos, and top-notch restaurants. Tourists who journey to this scenic city can discover its cafés, bars, and local tours. Top sights in the city include Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama, Bridge of the Americas, and Miraflores Locks.

  • There are 189 hotels and other accommodations in Panama City
  • The closest major airport is in Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.), 2.5 mi (4 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Balboa (BLB-Panama Pacifico Intl.), 6.3 mi (10.1 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Panama City

The city is notable for landmarks like Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama, Bridge of the Americas, and Miraflores Locks. The city's natural beauty is on display at Cinta Costera, Metropolitan Nature Park, and Panama Audubon Society. Shopping is one of the favorite things to do, so consider an excursion to Via Espana, Uruguay Street, and Multicentro Panama.

In Panama City, you'll find 189 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • La Isabela Suites - This 3.5-star aparthotel in Casco Viejo features free WiFi, spa services, and parking. Expedia travelers love its central location and high-quality beds.
  • Ohana - Our customers like the dining options and helpful staff at this hotel. This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool.
  • American Trade Hotel - This 4.5-star hotel in Casco Viejo features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its pool and room size.

Getting Around Panama City

With so many transportation options, seeing all of Panama City is a breeze. Walk to nearby metro stations like Iglesia del Carmen Station, Santo Tomas Station, and Estación Lotería. If you want to venture outside of the area, ride aboard one of the trains from Panama City Passenger Station.

Dressing for Panama City

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 91°F and the nighttime average to be 72°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 91°F during the day and 74°F at night
  • July through September averages 88°F during the day and 74°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 89°F during the day and 73°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Panama City is 2.56 inches
  • Hottest months are usually April and March with an average temperature of 91°F, while the coldest months are February and January with an average of 72°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Panama City?
La Concordia Boutique Hotel is a favorite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and 2 bars. It is located a short 4-minute walk from Casco viejo panama basilica. Reviews from our site also recommend W Panama and Bristol Panama as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Panama City, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If your reservation is non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Plug in your dates, click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review the top deals on offer in Panama City.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Panama City?
To access more information about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Panama City, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Panama City?
Based on reviews, Metro Hotel Panama is a popular 3.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other choices to stay on the cheap include DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Panama City and Euro Hotel.
Where is the best hotel for a stay in Casco Viejo?
With 20 hotels and other accommodations to choose from in this neighborhood, you should find the perfect place for your trip. Based on Expedia customer reviews, American Trade Hotel is the highest ranked property in Casco Viejo. This 4.5-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. It is located a short 3-minute walk from Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama. Other top choices in the neighborhood include Magnolia Inn and Tantalo Hotel / Kitchen / Roofbar.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Panama City?
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Panama City is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other choices for your kid-friendly vacation include Plaza Paitilla Inn Hotel and Hotel Centroamericano. Attractions like Museum of Natural Science and Explore Museum are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic getaway to Panama City?
Radisson Decapolis Panama City is a favorite 4-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and a full-service spa. Other good choices for a romantic stay include Dreams Playa Bonita Panama - Optional All Inclusive and The Westin Playa Bonita Panama.
What's the best accommodation for an all-inclusive stay in Panama City?
The Westin Playa Bonita Panama is a 5-star hotel featuring a private beach and 5 restaurants, and a favorite with Expedia travelers. Other good choices for your vacation include Dreams Playa Bonita Panama - Optional All Inclusive and Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in Panama City?
Hotel Centroamericano is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and a computer station for its human guests. Other good options for you and your pet’s trip include Hotel Discovery and Riande Granada Urban Hotel.
What's the best place to stay close to Albrook Shopping Mall?
Adjacent to Albrook Shopping Mall, Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall Hotel & Convention Center is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 4-star hotel offers 2 restaurants and 2 bars. Other good options within a short distance include GM Lodge and DOS PALMITOS B&B.
What about the best place to stay close to Multiplaza Pacific Mall?
One of the top choices for your stay is Courtyard by Marriott Panama Multiplaza Mall, located next to Multiplaza Pacific Mall, and this 4-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. RIU Plaza Panama and JW Marriott Panama are two other good choices in the immediate area.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Panama City?
La Concordia Boutique Hotel is a top 5-star beachfront hotel with 3 outdoor pools and 5 restaurants. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Hotel Coral Suites and Gatto Blanco Party Hotel. Head to Veracruz Beach or Taboga Beach for some quality time by the water.

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