Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

3 stars
Amador Ave & Pelicano Ave, Panama City,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
32 reviews
Great Value with Great Views

Convenient to Albrook airport. Easy access to the causeway, which is always interesting. Great... See full review

  • LTKtrip
  • Jun 6, 2014
good experience

Very far of any transportation,for every step you need a taxi service. See full review

  • Brasov
  • Feb 28, 2014
Family-friendly Panama City hotel with outdoor pool and spa tub

Perched near the Bridge of the Americas along a two-mile boardwalk, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Panama Canal is a welcoming property with an outdoor pool and whirlpool with separate areas for adults and children. This Panama City, Panama hotel houses fitness and business centers, lighted tennis courts and guest rooms facing the garden or Panama Canal. Stays include free Wi-Fi, breakfast and personal items on request. On-site dining at T.G.I. Friday's, shuttle service (fees apply) and a playground are among the added perks.

Highlights
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access available in rooms, lobby and poolside
  • Complimentary breakfast daily and "Did You Forget" personal items program
  • Outdoor pool and Jacuzzi with separate areas for adults and children
  • Shuttle service available (fees apply)
  • Panama City's famous Amador Boardwalk is located in front of the hotel
Rooms

All of the 159 guest rooms at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Panama Canal feature one king or two queen beds and balconies views of the garden or Panama Canal. Irons and ironing boards, coffee-makers, in-room safes, individual climate control, separate sitting areas, satellite TVs and free Wi-Fi are standard in all guest rooms. Wakeup calls, cribs and rollaway beds are available on request (fees may apply).

Features

The comfortable, family-friendly Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Panama Canal is situated along a boardwalk with garden or Panama Canal views. A T.G.I. Friday's restaurant is located on site. Enjoy recreation facilities with lighted tennis courts, a swimming pool and whirlpool. Business visitors capitalize on the hotel's business center and event space includes banquet, meeting and conference facilities as well as a ballroom.

 

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Panama Canal has laundry facilities and a gift shop, plus free parking.

Transportation
  • Tocumen International Airport (14.4 mi/23.2 km)
  • Shuttle service available (fees apply)
Attractions
  • Amador Causeway (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Bridge of the Americas (0.5 mi/0.8km)
  • Figali Convention Center (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • The Old City (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Smithsonian Marine Exhibition Center (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
Business
  • Event, meeting and conference space for up to 175 people
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access in meeting spaces and guest rooms
  • Audiovisual equipment

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
FEMA approved
Phone service
Activities
Outdoor pool
Jacuzzi
Children's activities
Golf
Dining
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Room service
Vending machines
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
Shops/Commercial services
Car rental desk
Video checkout
Gift shop
Copy service
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Outdoor parking
RV or truck parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible rooms
Brailled elevators
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Kitchen
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Fire alarm with light
Sofa bed
Iron
Ironing board
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Hotel Map

8.941 -79.5558
Area served
City Center
Nearby airports
TOCUMEN INTL ARPT, (PTY), 29.00, KM, W;
Area description
Downtown, This hotel is located near downtown.

Nearby points of interest

  • Miraflores Locks: 4.5 mi
  • Panama History Museum: 7.4 mi
  • San Jose Church: 7.5 mi

Dining

Breakfast Room
.
T G I Fridays
Located onsite with grand view to the Canal

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (32)

Ratings and reviews for Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
32 out of 32
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dghost
Business
Texas
Jul 24, 2014

Start was rude

You expect that for the price there will be a lack of some amenities but to have rude staff was just not right, they would not even talk to my wife the why , I will never know that destroyed any idea of going back or even thinking of giving them a decent review. It wast going to be good when breakfast is cold, the shower cycled between scolding hot to freezing cold every 20 seconds. All in all I will never go back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LTKtrip
Business
Boquete, Panama
Jun 6, 2014

Great Value with Great Views

Convenient to Albrook airport. Easy access to the causeway, which is always interesting. Great views of the entrance to the canal. Large comfortable room with all of the amenities one could need.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Nice dining experience available at the end of the causeway, with views back to the city.

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
suchaspapi
Business
NYC
Apr 27, 2014

Location

Location was amazing , did not realize it is in one of the better areas of Panama. Breakfast was excellent , pool was amazing , decor was average... But the front desk staff were rude , never wanted to answer any questions, acted annoyed when tried to speak to them.Only time any of them offered to help would be to call a friend who is a Taxi driver, which we found out was double the price of a normal taxi driver . Best of all , they thought because we are from USA that we would not understand their comments about us in Spanish , waiting till check out did I reveal that I was fluent and understood everything that they said

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Flemeco area

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brasov
Business
Bethlehem, Pa
Feb 28, 2014

good experience

Very far of any transportation,for every step you need a taxi service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
nya5
Business
la
Feb 18, 2014

good

nice, would stay again. Staff was good and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Roy Jarvis
Business
Greenville, North Carolina
Jan 25, 2014

On the Panama Canal

Excellent location (best on the canal) right on the Panama Canal on the Amador. About a mile from downtown Panama City with fantastic views of the city skyline, the Pacific, the canal and the Bridge of the Americas (linking North & South America). The Amador is a causeway built from soil extracted from the canal, it containd a large park, marinas, restaurants and the Country Inn. The Country Inn has two restaurants, free parking, reasonable prices, large balconies overlooking the canal, a nice pool area also on the canal side and is next to the Balboa Yacht Club and a socer complex. I discovered it by accident several years ago and enjoyed the experience so much that decided to come back again for a week of relaxation in the dead of the northern winter.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Two restaurants in the hotel and many high quality restaurants on the Amador (within three miles).

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
statesider
Business
Coronado, Republic of Panama
Sep 9, 2013

Overnight Stay

My husband and I enjoyed this hotel. The location was perfect for a night out. Our room was spacious and clean. On premises is TGI Friday's restaurant, which we had dinner at and was delicious. There are also other restaurants very close as well. Later that evening we ordered a snack from room service, which was delivered in a timely manner. The pool is nice and was clean. We did not have the breakfast as we checked out early for the airport. Would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

TGI FRIDAY'S

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nobel Conference fan
Business
Iowa
Mar 12, 2013

Out of the way but great views

This was a nice hotel with excellent food and a great view. It has two drawbacks: (1) It isn't close to anything other than the Amador Causeway (and the Gehry Biomuseum after it opens); and (2) The rooms are incredibly noisy due to both the hard tile floors and a sort of linkage through the AC systems. When someone closes the door to another room, it just echoes through the hall. If you have a car, don't mind taking a taxi, or are part of a tour, it's good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

If you decide to walk the Amador Causeway on a sunny day, take an umbrella! There is no shade!

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PSSTer
Business
Oregon USA
Mar 10, 2013

good but

good hotel but they keep cabs a long way from the front so you use their overpriced cab

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

walk down the driveway and get a cab for half the hotel price.

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Review of Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kred
Business
Alaska
Dec 31, 2012

Christmas in on the Pamana Canal

I just returned from 5 days and nights at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama. The location right on the canal was great—I sat at the pool and watched the ships go by. The place is undergoing a renovation- I stayed in the new area, had a view of the Bridge of Americas and the canal. The room was clean- everything comfortable. The staff was nice and depending on who was working very helpful. The drawback is the location—it isn’t by downtown or Casco Viejo. You have to cab everywhere—even down the causeway. Cabs can be spendy—it costs $30 round trip to Miraflores locks and $30 -$40 roudtrip to Casco Viejo and downtown. I liked the location- it was relaxing. The free buffet breakfast was fine- the food rotated. The place was quiet and clean. I would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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