Zuly found a spectacular spot to install a hostel: smack-dab in the middle of Panama City's vibrant downtown for convenient access to the clusters of restaurants, clubs, bars, and shops that animate this area. The friendly establishment offers dormitory beds or private rooms at reasonable prices and happily prepares travelers to face the city with up-to-date tips and information. Guests have full use of the communal kitchen, lounge area, and outdoor garden space. Internet access is free of charge.
Luna's Castle wasted no time making a name for itself after opening in 2008—the hugely popular hostel offers a great set of amenities for the party-loving backpacker crowd and quickly grew to hold almost 100 beds that tend to stay full. Guests have free range of the lounges with their couches, hammocks, and computers with internet access, the kitchen with an enormous stovetop that hosts make-your-own-free-pancakes breakfast every morning, the balconies with views over the Bay of Panama, the shelves of shared guidebooks, and the wireless internet everywhere. English-speaking staff are friendly and happy to give advice for whatever adventure comes next. The place has made atmosphere a priority, sometimes offering lodging in exchange for artwork; expect to see walls covered in paintings, impressively large maps, and even a plus-sized dreamcatcher waving in the breeze.
Featuring a gym, restaurant and a terrace, The Executive Hotel is located in Pánama’s Bella Vista and next to the 52nd Street and Aquilino de la Guardia. It features rooms with balconies and free parking. Each spacious, air-conditioned room at The Executive Hotel has free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, minibar and coffee maker. Guests can enjoy a range of international cuisine in the Executive Hotel’s restaurant. There is also a coffee shop and a lobby bar. The Executive features a 24-hour reception and offers an airport shuttle service for an extra cost. Bella Vista Exhibition Centre is a 5-minute drive from the hotel, while Pánama Bay is less than 1 km away. The Panama Canal can be reached in 20 minutes by car.
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, garden, shared lounge and free WiFi, Hostel Mamallena is set in Panama City, 2.7 km from Canal Museum of Panama and 3.6 km from Presidential Palace. The property is situated 6 km from Maracana Stadium, 9 km from Panama Viejo Cathedral and 3.2 km from Metropolitan National Park. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and organising tours for guests. Guests at the hostel can enjoy a vegetarian breakfast. You can play table tennis at Hostel Mamallena. Rod Carew National Stadium is 10 km from the accommodation, while Bridge of the Americas is 13 km away. The nearest airport is Paitilla, 3.5 km from Hostel Mamallena, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Suites Ambassador is an aparthotel, a model that is popular in Panama City; although rented per day, these establishments contain only suites, so the ambiance feels like a well-outfitted apartment building as much as a hotel. At Ambassador, all the suites include kitchens, breakfast, access to the rooftop swimming pool and coin-operated laundry, and a few are set up as studios for guests interested in big open spaces. Some unusual perks are also offered here, such as a childcare service and in-room massages.
The luxurious Hotel Intercontinental Miramar gloriously soars skyward overlooking the shimmering blue waters of Panama Bay. Guests accustomed to the best in lodgings will find all the amenities they expect, plus unique extravagances like a magnificent rooftop pool, a spacious executive lounge, a tennis court, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. It is also known to host famous personalities from around the world. Dining options at the hotel include the glamorous Lobby Bar and the lovely Bay View Restaurant. Thanks to its convenient location, the Miramar makes for an ideal stay to explore the breathtaking locales of Panama City.
Amid the financial district of Panamá, The Bristol has a spa centre and a sauna for guests to enjoy a massage, or they may use the fitness centre after a day’s work. Free WiFi is available. The soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms provide free toiletries, and feature state of the art electronics, like an iPod docking and flat-screen cable TV. Guests can ask for airport shuttle with an extra cost. The on-site restaurant serves gourmet Panamanian cuisine, while the lounge bar is specialized in the popular tapas. The hotel is equipped with laundry services, gardens and terraces, and room service. Member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’, The Bristol Hotel offers concierge services 24 hours a day, along with coffee and newspaper services delivered in your door. Guests at The Bristol will be able to find restaurants, bars and night entertainment in Uruguay Street, just 50 metres from the place. The Panama Channel and its museum are about 8 km of the hotel.
Located in the stylish El Cangrejo area of Panama City, Toscana Inn Hotel offers free private parking and air-conditioned rooms with free wired internet. Toscana Inn is located just 1 block from Via España, Panama City’s main shopping street. The historic city centre is a 10-minute drive away. The hotel’s concierge can provide information about the city. Rooms at the Toscana Inn Hotel feature a safe, a telephone, a fridge and an LCD TV with cable channels. The private bathrooms include a shower and hairdryer. Café Los Girasoles restaurant serves cuisine from Panama and around the world.
Riande Granada Urban Hotel is set in Panamá City's financial district. It features a large terrace, an outdoor pool and modern guest rooms with flat-screen cable TV. This hotel provides bathroom amenities. Guests can relax and watch the HBO channel and room service is available 24-hours. Riande Granada Urban Hotel offers a fitness centre. The National Theater is 2.4 miles from the Riande Granada Hotel. Panama City Tocumen International Airport is 11 miles away. Free private parking is available.
The Hyatt Place Panama City is a modern, contemporary accommodation designed to suit the needs to the business traveler, and as such offers state-of-the-art amenities catering to the same. The hotel's location in the city's financial district translates into sweeping views of the city from most rooms, which are replete with a HDTV, plush bathroom amenities, sofa-sleepers and granite countertops. The hotel also lies in close proximity to major landmarks in and around the city, such as Calle Uruguay, Panama Subway and the Albrook Mall. For dining, visit the Free Gallery Kitchen Breakfast for a complimentary breakfast meal, whereas other beverages and libations can be sampled at the Coffee to Cocktails Bar. Meeting spaces are adequately available.