Panama City, the capital of Panama, is one of the most attractive cities in Central America and certainly the most metropolitan. Old-world charm is still present in the cobbled streets and in the façades of colonial buildings, but is now fighting for attention against the expansion of skyscrapers, casinos, and the glamorous city centre.
You only need to visit the world-famous 50-mile Panama Canal, but be sure to also check out Spain’s old quarter, Casco Antiguo, a designated World Heritage Site, which was completed in 1673 after pirates destroyed the original town and is now home. to the Presidential Palace, as well as some of the best bars and restaurants in town. Not sure where to rest when you’re done exploring? Check out our selection of the best hotels in Panama City.
Global Hotel combines boutique elegance with value and allows you to indulge without putting your bank account in the red. It is centrally located in the Twist Tower minutes from the financial district and high-end shops. A standout feature of this hotel is the elegant rooftop plunge pool, which has stunning views of the city skyline, a trend that is also repeated in the 60 guest rooms. Other amenities include a 40-inch HD LCD television and an iPod/iPhone docking station. The luxurious bathroom also impresses with a walk-in rain shower, fluffy bathrobes, and luxury products. Once you’re relaxed and ready for bed, check out the pillow menu (yes, seriously) where you can choose the perfect spot to rest your weary head before tomorrow’s new day of city adventures.
The price at this modest hotel in the Calidonia district is definitely hard to beat. Located close to metro stops, restaurants, nightclubs, and cafes, there is always something going on in this neighborhood, which means that it’s not really suitable for guests requiring a quiet environment. Recent visitors have commented on the friendly staff, comfortable rooms, and the chance to see “real working class” Panama. The Double Room features a writing desk, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a balcony view of the city.
If you plan to spend more time touring the city than sitting in your hotel room, Acapulco could be an option.
The Waldorf Astoria has 130 rooms, suites, and 23 apartments decorated in a muted, classic feel with super comfortable, plush beds, 40-inch HDTVs, minibars, and Nespresso coffee makers – everything you need for a night’s stay. Couples will also enjoy the luxurious spa and sexy rooftop pool which is illuminated at night in a multitude of colors. After swimming, guests can enjoy snacks and drinks poolside at the Bungalow Terrace Bar. Order a Panamanian Black Mojito (Abuelo rum, mint leaves, quarter sugarcane, and Sprite) before moving on to dinner at Brio Brasserie, which serves modern French and American-inspired fare.
Directly across the street from a nightclub and within sight of restaurants and bars, the Panama Marriott is well-positioned for those seeking exciting nightlife. Even if you can’t be bothered to leave the property, the on-site casino, Corvina Y Caña Rum bar and sports bar all within the hotel will provide you with plenty of entertainment options. The Marriott is a large hotel with 366 rooms and 23 suites spread over 20 floors. Rooms have spacious accommodations with the living room furnished with large comfortable sofas and armchairs. Room service is available 24 hours, so if you come back after a hot night feeling a little peckish, you can enjoy a delicious meal or snack delivered right to your door.
The Hotel’s City Cafe Restaurant
Corporate travelers will be impressed by the Doubletree by Hilton’s central location, close to the financial district and transportation connections. Reliable Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel, so you can get your work done in your room, using the large desk provided or soaking up the sun at the outdoor pool and terrace.
Flexible meeting rooms with state-of-the-art audio and visuals allow you to entertain other professionals and give presentations, while spa and wellness facilities help you relax at the end of a long, busy day.
The hotel’s City Cafe restaurant serves a buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner to keep you energized for a day of meetings.