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Hotel El Panama in Panama City, Panama

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  • El Bristol Panama: contemporary luxury with the most attentive customer service to provide you with Panama City's top rated 5 star hotel...
  • Hotel El Panama: the only true 5 star resort in downtown Panama City with spacious and elegant rooms, several onsite restaurants and the city's largest swimming pool at its heart...






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All of our lodging options in Panama City are in El Carmen, El Cangrejo, Obarrio, Marbella or the Financial District areas. This means that within a 10km radius you'll have access to hundreds of restaurants, shops, cafes, casinos and almost any other service that you might need. Most of our recommended lodging options are located within walking distance to our Spanish school in Panama City (1 to 35 minute walk, 5 - 10 minute taxi ride, or 1 metro (subway) stop away (5 minutes) and then a 5 - 10 minute walk). Only Habla Ya Spanish Students are eligible for the special rates for extended stays that appear on this page when they make their reservation through us. These special rates are offered to our students due to the amount of traffic that we generate for these hostels.

The Bristol

Tower Executive Double Room at The Bristol Panama City
Modern Luxury in the Financial District

The Bristol Panama has been rated by tourists as one of the top 5 star hotels in Panama City and according to Condé Nast Traveler it's among the "Top 10 Hotels in Latin America" and arguably the "best hotel in the city". Member of The Leading Hotels of the World group, The Bristol Panama is an exemplar of gracious Panamanian hospitality and extremely attentive service.

With 125 exquisitely appointed rooms in heart of Panama City's Financial District, The Bristol merges contemporary luxury, gourmet Panamanian cuisine, sophisticated architecture and a state of the art sanctuary with spa treatments that will relax and rejuvenate your soul.

Deluxe Room at The Bristol Panama City
Setting the Standard for Luxurious Rooms

From Deluxe Rooms enriched with every modern comfort to the largest Executive Suites to be found in Panama City, The Bristol Panama welcomes you to experience a luxurious, privileged travel experience with beautifully appointed accommodations in an ambience that conveys sophistication and casual comfort.

The Deluxe Rooms, 40 m2 large (430 sq. feet aprox.), are furnished with one King or two Double Beds and come with a fully stocked minibar. The Studios, which are a bit smaller (37 m2), come with a King sized bed, work desk and chair. The Tower Executive Rooms are even more spacious at 55 m2 (590 sq. feet approx.) and come with a SealyŽ Pillow Top Heavenly Bed.

Bathroom at The Bristol Panama City

All rooms are fitted with luxurious Frette Bed Linens made of Egyptian cotton and Plush Duvets. Each bathroom, with separate shower and tub, were designed with Italian marble, and equipped with distinctive personal amenities by Etro. As a standard, each room comes with 42-inch LCD, Cable TVs with pay-per-view movies, fully-stocked minibar and refreshment center, in-room coffeemaker, MP3 alarm/clock radio and iPod docking station, digital in-room safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, three direct-dial telephones, digitally-controlled air-conditioning unit, separate glass-enclosed shower and deep soaking tub.

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Kitchen of Residence at The Bristol Panama
Executive Residences

And finally the Executive Residences are by far, the largest guestrooms in Panama City. These luxurious condominium style accommodation features abundantly proportioned, beautifully appointed one and two-bedroom condos ranging from 814 square feet (75 m2) to 1,826 square feet (169 m2). Each residence has a King-sized bed, a generous living room and a fully equipped kitchen with state-of-the art appliances. Just imagine a home that blends chic design and unparalleled privacy with the amenities and personalized service of one of the finest five-star hotels in Panama City. Located within our legendary hotel, The Residences at The Bristol Panama are distinguished by sophisticated style and ultra luxurious finishes. From housekeeping and valet services to gourmet dining and a dedicated concierge, a lifestyle of privilege, exclusivity and comfort awaits.

Massage at The Bristol Panama
Exclusive Facilities and Services

Distinguished by The Bristol Panama philosophy – that every guest deserves uncompromising personalized service – The Bristol Panama redefines expectations among luxury hotels in Panama City. Concierge service and valet parking is available 24/7. An outdoor swimming pool and solarium, as well as a full service spa and guest only fitness center await you. Each morning's newspaper and coffee is delivered to your room. As an Habla Ya student you'll have access to a 15% discount off spa rates and laundry service.

Since opening nearly two decades ago, The Bristol Panama has been an icon of five-star hospitality, where the culture, gastronomy and vitality of the Panamanian people is celebrated in every detail. This unique spirit is perfectly embodied in their award-winning Salsipuedes Restaurant and 8°58' Lounge, which offer a dining and entertainment experience that no other hotel in Panama City can equal.

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Rates
  Per Night 15 Nights 30 Nights
Deluxe Rooms $165 $2275 -
Tower Studio $185 $2575 -
Tower Executive Room $205 $2975 -
Executive Residences $450 - $750 - $4500 - $6000

* Please note: prices are in US Dollars. Rates include breakfast and use of wifi in hotel and room (up to 3 devices). rates DO NOT include Panama's 10% Hotel Tax. Rates are for single or double occupancy. Children 5 and under stay free with parents. Children between 6 and 12 pay an additional fee of $10 USD per night per child. Children 13 and above are considered a normal additional guest which pays $35 extra per night. Maximum occupancy per room is 2 adults + 2 kids, or 3 adults. Reservations require a valid credit card. Cancellations can be made with up to 30 days in advance with a 1 night penalty (at normal rate). No shows and cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival will be charged 25% of total stay.

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Just a 22 minute walk (1.8km) from Habla Ya Spanish School in Panama City, The Bristol Panama is only 300m away from Iglesia del Carmen Metro (Subway) Station (3 minute walk) so you can also reach Habla Ya Panama City by using the Subway and getting off at Via Argentina Metro Station, which is only 1 stop away (2 minutes) and then walking to the school (5 minutes, 0.5km). The physical address is Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia. If you need to reach The Bristol Panama, just ask the taxi driver to take you to it (across the Hotel Ejecutivo).
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Hotel El Panama

Room at Hotel El Panama
Luxurious Tradition with Latin Flair

Hotel El Panama is one of those architecturally significant hotels with a truly fascinating and rich history as its walls have been witness to an abundance of important events and have hosted celebrities and politicians from all over the world. If you're looking to immerse yourself into the Panamanian culture while experiencing five-star amenities and service with authentic Latin exuberance and flair, then look no further. Experience Hotel El Panama and immerse yourself in the five-star embrace that has kept generations of guests returning to this iconic destination time and again.

Following more than six decades of renovations and enhancements, one of Panama's most legendary hotels is now one of its most modern – with every comfort today's discerning corporate and holiday travelers seek, yet this one-of-a-kind destination remains a proud standard bearer of Panamanian history, tradition and culture.

Room at Hotel El Panama

From the hotel's dynamic location, in the heart of Panama's financial district, you'll be moments away from the headquarters of prestigious international corporations and walking distance from the city's best shopping, restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos. And when it comes to impeccable guest service, the hotel that ushered in a new era of luxury and refinement to Panama City continues the tradition to this day – with a gracious staff that almost seems to predict your every need.

Elegant & Spacious Rooms

El Panama mid-century-style accommodations feature 350 elegantly decorated and spacious guest rooms and suites, each offering commanding views of Panama City or the hotel's beautiful gardens and pool.  Every detail has been designed to reflect the elegance and sophistication of this historic five-star hotel in Panama. Classic-meets-mid-century décor, lush fabrics, and elegant furnishings lend a dash of urban sophistication.

Business Center at Hotel El Panama

As a guest you'll enjoy complimentary daily continental breakfast, high-speed wireless Internet access, and butler service to attend to your every need. Each room is air conditioned, has a security box, mini bar, hair dryer, complimentary coffee, 24 hour room service, 32" LCT TVs with Cable, anti-noise windows and bathrobes. Rooms for those with special needs are also available. Rooms can come with a king sized bed or two double beds. For Habla Ya students we'll make sure to choose a room that comes with a desk as well.

First Class Amenities

The hotel's lushly landscaped outdoor pool – the largest hotel pool in Panama City - offers a relaxing respite under swaying palm trees. Pamper yourself with a cocktail amidst the cheerful tropical surroundings of the Pool Bar or enjoy a workout in the 24-hour fitness center. And why not allow the hotel's concierge to arrange a massage at the massage parlor...

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Pool at Hotel El Panama in Panama City

And even though there are literally hundreds of restaurants within a 10 km radius, you'll also be able to enjoy several onsite venues. Barbecue Las Palmas features everything from juicy, charcoal grilled steaks to fresh seafood and native or imported meats, as well as a full salad bar. Each dish is complemented by an extensive selection of sparkling wines from our cellar, and guests are treated to beautiful views of Hotel El Panama's garden and pool. Bonsai Panama is located in the lobby, and offers an exquisite fusion of Eastern and Caribbean flavors, as well as drinks expertly crafted by the hotel's resident mixologists – all served in a sleek, sophisticated lounge atmosphere. Relax and listen to live jazz, performed with a Latin flair. And finally Molas Restaurant is a warm and elegant buffet restaurant, serving a wide range of tempting international dishes – tapas, burgers, pasta, juicy cuts of meat and salad – as well as traditional Panamanian cuisine off a la carte menu.

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Rates
  Per Night 15 Days
Superior Rooms - 42m2, City or Garden View $139 $1795
Junior Suite - 70m2, Pool View $169 $2255
Executives Deluxe - 45m2, Garden View $179 $2495
Luxury Suite - 90m2, Garden & City View $199 $2755
Business Junior Suite - 70m2, Pool View $229 $2975

* Please note: prices are in US Dollars. Rates DO NOT include Panama's 10% Hotel Tax. Rates are for SINGLE occupancy. Please add $20 per additional person per night for stays under 15 days, or $10 per additional person per night for stays of 15 days or more. Rates INCLUDE buffet breakfast at Las Molas restaurant, welcome cocktail, use of gym, pool and business center, wifi internet connection, upgrade to executive floor (when available), discount off onsite restaurants and Albrook Mall, and free Subway Card. Butler and certain business services may incur at an additional cost. Check in is at 3 p.m. and check out is at 1 p.m. Reservations require a valid credit card. Cancellations can be made with up to 30 days in advance with a 1 night penalty (at normal rate). No shows and cancellations made less than 30 days prior to arrival will be charged 25% of total stay.

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Just a 21 minute walk (1.6km) from Habla Ya Spanish School in Panama City, Hotel El Panama Convention Center & Casino is only 190m away from Iglesia del Carmen Metro (Subway) Station (3 minute walk) so you can also reach Habla Ya Panama City by using the Subway and getting off at Via Argentina Metro Station, which is only 1 stop away (2 minutes) and then walking to the school (5 minutes, 0.5km). The physical address is Via España 111. The hotel occupies almost the entire block from Via Veneto (Calle Augusto Samuel Boyd) to Avenida Manuel Espinosa Batista, with Via España to the front (southeast) and Calle Eusebio A. Morales to the back (northwest). If you need to reach Hotel El Panama, just ask the taxi driver to take you to it: every single person in Panama City knows where this landmark hotel is.
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