Where to Stay in Panama City, Panama
The capital city of the Central American country Panama is Panama City, located on the Pacific Coast. It is a surprisingly cosmopolitan city with stunning high-rises, a leading international banking community, and world-class nightclubs.
Whether traveling there for business, fun, or a get away from other nearby Panamanian towns, here is where to stay when visiting Panama City.
Trump Ocean Club International ** as of 7/2018 this is now the JW Marriott Panama City
The JW Marriott is a luxury hotel with reasonable prices, enormous rooms, and the best infinity pool in the city. The lobby is spectacular and service is impeccable. It boasts three on-site restaurants, a shopping arcade, and modernly furnished rooms. The city and waterfront views are fantastic for the most part, but the seawall changes that when the tide goes out.
Though not really in walking distance to many Panama City hot spots, you have everything that you need at the hotel so you should not need to leave.
Hard Rock Hotel Panama
Touted the Megapolis, the Hard Rock Hotel is a popular choice, especially with millennials, because it houses a casino plus lively restaurants and bars. The hotel’s tagline is “Rock Hard at Latin America’s Hottest Hotel“. The Hard Rock Hotel Panama is always crowded; maybe due to the fact that the hotel has around 1500 rooms.
Check out all of the rock & roll artifacts scattered around first two floors of the hotel and enjoy the Hard Rock’s pool. The pool deck offers spectacular views of the modern skyscrapers in Panama City. I hear the spa is noteworthy and the convention center is always in use.
My favorite hotel in Panama City is the Sortis Hotel, Spa, and Casino, a Marriott Autograph collection hotels brand. The Sortis has high standards for service, incredibly modern and functional rooms, and is so enormous that the property houses a shopping mall and at least a half a dozen restaurants. If your budget allows, book the Loft or the One Bed Suite; they are both absolutely amazing!
The Sortis is within walking distance to Panama City’s newest and most desirable shopping mall, but you honestly never even need to go off of the premises. Everything that you need is comfortably available, including the largest casino in Panama.
Panama Marriott Hotel
The Panama Marriott Hotel has a great location in downtown Panama City walkable to casinos, shopping centers, restaurants, and other points of interest. It offers plush rooms with warm decor, hotel perks and points, and discounts galore.
We stay at the Panama Marriott Hotel for budget rooms or when we want to explore the city by foot. It features four restaurants (one is a high energy sports bar), health club, and spa. The Panama Marriott’s lobby is gorgeous!
Are You Coming to Panama City, Panama?
Panama City is a high energy destination that will win your heart. Indulge in a luxurious suite or stay in a minimalistic room that won’t break the bank. The options in this Latin American city are endless.
Looking for adventure in Panama City? How about a Panama day trip to Monkey Island or Fort San Lorenzo? Read more about them here.
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