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Centrally located

Located on bustling Vía España in the heart of Panama City's commercial and financial district, this hotel is within 6 km (about 3 miles) of the Old Quarter, the Presidential Palace, and large shopping centers.

Poolside bar

Highlights include a a large outdoor pool with a bar, a health club with a sauna, 3 restaurants, a casino, and a nightclub with live entertainment. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

Spacious rooms

Hotel El Panama's spacious guestrooms overlook the city or the pool and tropical gardens. All offer complimentary wireless Internet access, compact refrigerators, air conditioning, and TVs with premium satellite channels.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel El Panama offers a convenient location in Panama City's financial and commercial district. The grand Multicentro Shopping Mall, with a casino, nightclub, movie theater, upscale shops, and about 30 restaurants, is 4 km (2.5 miles) away. The Casco Viejo (Old Quarter), Palacio de las Garzas (Presidential Palace), Plaza de la Catedral, and Teatro Nacional are all within about 6 km (3.75 miles).

This Art Deco hotel, renovated in 2011, features an outdoor pool with a poolside bar, as well as a health club with a sauna. 3 restaurants, a nightclub, and a casino are also on site. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas and guestrooms.

The on-site convention center offers more than 30 halls, catering services, audiovisual equipment, simultaneous translation, and an expert event-planning staff.

Family-friendly amenities include a complimentary children’s club, as well as an on-site playground.

An airport shuttle takes guests to and from the airport for a fee. Complimentary parking is available on-site.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • 24-hour health club 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Casino 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Meeting rooms 25 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1951 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • LCD TV 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Where to Eat

Mola's Restaurante - This restaurant serves a lavish breakfast buffet, international buffets for lunch and dinner, and Sunday champagne brunch. A la carte menus are also available. Open daily.

Las Palmas Bar and Restaurant - Steaks, seafood, salad bar, a full bar, and a wine cellar are highlights of this restaurant that serves dinner daily.

Miraflores - This international restaurant is located at the canal's Miraflores Locks.

Pool Bar - A festive tropical bar by the outdoor pool, it features happy hour, drinks, appetizers, and sandwiches.

Room service is available (limited hours).

Nearby Things to Do

Hotel El Panama has a large outdoor pool, a health club, and a sauna.

Parque Natural Metropolitano, located on the outskirts of the city, is a large tropical rainforest reserve with nature trails and an abundance of wildlife, including 227 species of birds. Visitors may see parrots, toucans, migratory birds, agoutis, and Titi monkeys. The park also features a collection of native orchids and other colorful flora. Lookout points provide panoramic views of the city, port, and locks. Ranger-led tours can be arranged at the visitors center.

Guests can also take day trips to beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches.

The recreational activities listed below are available at Hotel El Panama or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: PAB 19.89 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: PAB 30.00 per person (roundtrip)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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