A selection of the best luxury hotels in Panama City, Panama. A selection by Laura Becker
Hotel Boutique Villa Palma, located in Panama City, offers guests an array of amenities, including a restaurant, bar, terrace, free WiFi and a flat-screen cable TV in each room. Private bathrooms are equipped with a bath or shower and a coffee machine, and laundry and luggage storage services are available. The hotel also features banquet facilities and is conveniently located close to the Metropolitan National Park, Canal Museum of Panama, and the Presidential Palace.
Rooms: 14 Stars: 5
Offering a luxurious experience, W Panama is a 5-star hotel situated in the business district of Panama City. Guests can enjoy two restaurants, four bars, an outdoor pool and a sun terrace. Each of the rooms come with air conditioning, flat-screen TV with cable channels, coffee machine, shower, free toiletries and wardrobe. Some rooms feature a balcony with city views. A variety of breakfast options are available every morning, including continental, buffet and American cuisine. The hotel is close to Uruguay Street, Bridge of the Americas and Metropolitan National Park, while Tocumen International Airport is 19 km away. W Panama draws inspiration from local art, fashion, culture and cuisine to provide an unforgettable stay.
Rooms: 203 Stars: 5
Experience the epitome of luxury at Central Hotel Panama, situated in the heart of Panama City. Enjoy the outdoor pool and spa centre, sauna, and fitness centre. Relax in your air-conditioned room with a flat-screen TV, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Stay connected with free WiFi throughout the hotel. Dine in the restaurant and take advantage of the private parking. Conveniently located near the Presidential Palace and Canal Museum of Panama, Central Hotel Panama is the perfect destination for your stay.
Rooms: 135 Stars: 5
Hotel La Compania, In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt is the ultimate in luxury. Set in Panama City, just 3.9 km from the Bridge of the Americas, this 5-star hotel offers a wealth of amenities, such as a 24-hour front desk, concierge service, restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness centre, nightclub, business centre and room service. Guests can enjoy air-conditioned rooms fitted with modern amenities, including a desk, coffee machine, fridge, minibar, safety deposit box, flat-screen TV, balcony and private bathroom. Breakfast is served à la carte. Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport is 6 km away, while popular attractions Ancon Hill and Rod Carew National Stadium are 5.2 km and 12 km away respectively. Opening in December 2021, Hotel La Compania, In The Unbound Collection By Hyatt is your perfect destination for a luxurious stay.
Rooms: 88 Stars: 5
Treat yourself to an unforgettable experience at Sofitel Legend Casco Viejo, Panama City. Located in the heart of the city, this luxurious hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, a garden and terrace. Enjoy a delicious meal at the on-site restaurant serving up seafood cuisine, or relax with a drink at the bar. Each room comes with a wardrobe and air conditioning, and some boast a balcony. A 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi are all included. Plus, guests can make use of the business centre and its fax machine and photocopier. With Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport only 6 km away, you won’t have to wait long to start your luxury stay.
Rooms: 155 Stars: 5
Experience the best of Casco Viejo from La Isabela Suites. Our condo-hotel is located in the heart of the historic district, just 200 metres from Presidential Palace and the waterfront, and 300 metres from Canal Museum of Panama. Enjoy the convenience of private parking and in-suite amenities such as a flat-screen TV with cable channels, Netflix access, seating area, kitchen and private bathroom. Plus, take advantage of our 24 hour concierge assistance, full spa services, massage, food shopping service and driver. Maracana Stadium and Metropolitan National Park are also nearby. Book your stay today at La Isabela Suites.
Rooms: 6 Stars: 4
Experience the best of Panamá City at the luxurious Bristol Panama, a Registry Collection Hotel. Located in the financial district, it offers a spa, sauna and fitness centre, as well as soundproofed and air-conditioned rooms with free toiletries and state-of-the-art electronics. Enjoy gourmet Panamanian cuisine at the on-site restaurant, or tapas at the lounge bar. The hotel also offers a laundry service, gardens and terraces, and room service. 24-hour concierge services and airport shuttle are available for an extra cost. For dining and nightlife, Uruguay Street is only 50 metres away. The Panama Channel and its museum are 8 km away.
Rooms: 266 Stars: 5
Experience five-star luxury in the heart of Panama City at the Waldorf Astoria Panama. Enjoy modern-style accommodation, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, coffee maker, and a work desk. Pamper yourself with the spa and massage services, or take a dip in the pool. Indulge in the French and American cuisine at the Brio Brasserie, or sample delicious sushi at the Ginger Sushi Bar & Lounge. Enjoy a cocktail at the Peacock Alley, or take a stroll along the picturesque Balboa Avenue and its bike path running along the Pacific Ocean. Located just 50 metres away, Tocumen International Airport is only a 20-minute drive away.
Rooms: 142 Stars: 5
Stay at Riu Plaza Panama and experience the ultimate in luxury. This hotel is situated in the business district and offers chic, spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and complimentary coffee on arrival. Enjoy stunning views of the city from selected rooms. Take a dip in the outdoor pool with hot tub or relax with a drink at the Ibiza Lounge poolside. The hotel also provides a gym and conference room. Just 300 metres away is the Santuario Nacional Corazón de María Church and Metropolitan National Park is a short 3 km away. Enjoy delicious food at the Sushi Lounge, Arts Restaurant, Studio 50, or Capital Take Away. Riu Plaza Panama is the perfect place for a luxurious city getaway.
Rooms: 644 Stars: 5
Experience the true height of luxury at Gran Evenia Panamá Hotel, located in Panama City. Opened in November 2019, this 5-star hotel offers guests breathtaking views and amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre, a garden, a shared lounge and a terrace. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, a kettle, a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Enjoy a buffet or American breakfast and a restaurant serving American, Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine, plus vegetarian and gluten-free options. Take a day trip to Ancon Hill or Estadio Rommel Fernandez, just 8.2 km and 10 km away respectively. Or take a flight from Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport, 9 km away. Whatever you choose to do, Gran Evenia Panamá Hotel is the perfect place to make your stay unforgettable.
Rooms: 210 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Panama City, Panama
Panama City, Panama offers a wide range of accommodation options, from luxury hotels to budget-friendly hostels. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious stay or a convenient base to explore the city, there are plenty of great places to choose from. Here are some of the best areas to search for a hotel in Panama City:
1. Casco Viejo: This historic district is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Panama City. It is home to some of the city’s most iconic buildings, such as the Presidential Palace and the Church of San Jose. It’s also an excellent place to stay if you want to be near the city’s nightlife and cultural attractions. Hotels in Casco Viejo include the American Trade Hotel and the Hotel Las Clementinas.
2. Panama City Beach: If you’re looking for a beach getaway, then Panama City Beach is the perfect destination. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the area offers stunning white-sand beaches, a variety of restaurants, and plenty of activities for all ages. Popular hotels include the Sheraton Bay Point Resort and the Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach.
3. Balboa Avenue: Balboa Avenue is one of the main thoroughfares in Panama City and home to a wide range of hotels, restaurants, and shops. Hotels located on Balboa Avenue include the Crowne Plaza Panama and the InterContinental Miramar Panama.
4. Punta Pacifica: Punta Pacifica is an upscale neighborhood located on Panama Bay. It’s home to some of the city’s most exclusive hotels, such as the Westin Playa Bonita Panama and the Hilton Panama.
5. Costa del Este: Costa del Este is a modern neighborhood located in the eastern part of Panama City. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for a luxurious stay. Popular hotels in the area include the Wyndham Panama Albrook Mall and the Tryp by Wyndham Panama Centro.
No matter what kind of hotel you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something that meets your needs in Panama City. With its wide range of accommodation options, you’re sure to find the perfect place to stay during your visit.