Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 26
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Colorado Traveller Great value
Great place to stay near the Canal area. I'd recommend it.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Johucaes Location
because I'm related with port business, location is the best for me.
June 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hejsan Nice hotel overlooking Panama Canal
I loved the view from the room. Cool to see ships transiting the Canal out of the window. The hotel is nice and modern and very clean. The staff was nice (especially the front desk staff). There is a nice pool and and attractive lobby area. The hotel wifi is very good. The rooms are furnished with new furniture and comfortable bedding as well as flat screen tvs and attractive bathrooms.
The buffet breakfast at the hotel is excellent and they gave a deal for $10 if I bought it when I checked in. Certainly a good deal for an excellent breakfast. in the evening the menu was a bit expensive and the sandwich I had there was so/so. The evening pasta buffet was $24. They gave me a coupon for a welcome \drink at the lobby bar when I checked in and it was a good place to relax and chat with the bartender.
The location of the hotel is good. At first I was kind of concerned as it is a bit out of town and quite a ways from the airport (about a $40+ taxi ride to airport). But, it is easy to find and with the location a rental car is really great to have. (It's about a $5-$10 trip into and out of town with a taxi). The hotel is set in the Ciudad de Saber which is a neighborhood that has been transformed from a US Military base into a research complex with many schools, institutions etc. There is even a small mall/restaurant complex in the neighborhood that seems to cater to students, etc. The Panama Canal Visitors center at the Miraflores lock is a must visit - It costs $15 but it's really enlightening. It's also right across from the hotel.
My only drawback with the stay was that the room temperature was really cold and I couldn't control it with the thermostat - which meant i was going from a quite hot outdoors into a quite cold room.
All things considered i would definitely stay again at this hotel. It's a nice, clean, safe option away from the bustle of downtown Panama City, yet it's also quite close and convenient to most places in the downtown area.
June 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fun days Hospedaje adecuado
Mi estadía de dos semanas fue placentera. Observar los barcos acercarse a las exclusas era una linda vista que tenía desde mi habitación.
El personal muy atento, amable y profesional.
May 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CJ in Fla Return guest
Second stay. Great view of the canal on higher floors. Of all hotels I have stayed in Panama, this was the nicest. I rated overall experience and ability to relax lower than excellent. There was a birthday party two floors up and the music was so loud I couldn't sleep so packed, got dressed and had someone meet me at the elevator with a key to another room. I will definitely be back and will ask about parties, music and bands before saying ok to a room/floor.
February 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joey97 One of my favorite Holiday Inn hotels.
This is my second time here. On both occasions I have stayed more than 1 week for business purposes. I find this place has the right combination of professionalism and a relaxed atmosphere. I believe they use this particular hotel as a training/school for new staff, so sometimes not everything works as well as it should, but the attitude of the staff and the management more than makes up for it. I highly recommend it.
February 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RunnerGrl Excellent!
Not only was this an ideal location for our trip, but the staff and facilities were wonderful! I highly recommend this Holiday Inn and look forward to visiting again sometime.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Comfortable bed and great service.
Excellent enviroment, Great rooms.........................
February 4, 2014