$76 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 5, 2015 Check-out: Jan 6, 2015

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

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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

Nearby points of interest

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

Dining

Breakfast Room
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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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Indiana
Jan 5, 2010

Excellent experience

The rooms were very very nice. We had one facing the approach to the canal with a balcony. The long views of the pacific were fantastic as well, we could see the que of ships waiting to enter the canal, islands and mountains beyond, framed by palm trees. The breakfast buffet was the best we have ever had a a hotel with multiple meat, bread, fresh fruit, and juice every day. The room turned out to be a two room suite with a living area and bedroom area with a kitchenette and two tv's. The balcony was about 16 x 4' and on the fifth floor gave a wonderful view. The staff was courteous and the hotel was very clean. It has a gift shop with reasonable prices and a TGIF attached with localized menue.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

We went to see the panama canal. We had a rental car. We explored both ends of the canal. Driving is a bit tricky as there are not decent road signs and there are not easily found detailed maps of the area around the canal. The roads are not terrible but there are some ferocious chuckholes which we managed not to hit and the edge of the pavement drops straight off for a foot in many places so paying close attention to your driving is required. Drivers are impatient when behind but are courteuos about letting you in in heavy traffic.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Panama Explorers
Business
Washington DC
Dec 21, 2009

Happy

We were quite pleased with the breakfast. Also, convenient location for the causeway, Miraflores Locks, and getting out of Panama City. Old City also an easy ride away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
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
dad and mom with teens
Business
Phila, PA
Nov 29, 2009

Great view, great pool, and that's it

We had a bay view so we saw ships coming and going through the Panama Canal. Great view!! The breakfast was terrible-cheese was in single slice wrappers. We got better deals at the Hotel store for souvenirs than the Balboa craft market which is a $5.00 taxi charge. Staff was friendly,and helpful.

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

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

TGIF restaurant is part of the hotel which worked for my kids.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Reno, NV
Nov 13, 2009

A great beginning

For an extended multilocation visit to Panama, it's a great start. The view of the canal from the bayside rooms is stunning - There's no reason to take any other room besides bayside. One must take a taxi or drive to anywhere, however.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
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

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Kansas
Nov 11, 2009

Nice Place!

Lovely place to stay. Could watch boats go in and out of Panama Canal from pool. Attached restaurant had good food but slow and poor service. $35 taxi trip to airport.

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

Business

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mommy knows best
Business
Pasadena , TX
Aug 23, 2009

Satisfied

This hotel was a very nice hotel it was comfortable for the kids and made our stay pleasent. The continental breakfast was not very good could of been better. The view from the pool side is beautiful it overlooks the ocean and puente de las americas. It is nice for a family fun vaction, compared to Panimanian Hotels and standards this is nice, its not perfect but nice. It is great for family getaway maybe not so much if your on business and need internet. Internet stunk, it was slow and always freezing up 1 or 2 out of 7 computers worked and the fitness center nice but scary at night if you work out alone. TGIF's resaurant attached to Hotel good food. Overall I would stay here again this was the closest to comfort from home and at a reasonable price.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

The Albrook Mall is minutes away great big mall with lots of great deals, pack light and shop till you drop at this mall. Also great food court full of American fastfood for kids and great variety for adults.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Stuart, Fl.
Aug 5, 2009

decent hotel, some front desk staff not

I felt like the non-managerial front desk staff were disinterested, delivered their answers in a very "sing-song" type delivery while not smiling and had a poor command of english. The girl that helped us in the gift shop was on a personal cell phone call which she continued on while we bought some items. She barely aknowledged us as she gave us change and continued her animated phone call.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get a cabdriver for travel in the city as it is very easy to get lost in

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Antonio, TX
Jul 28, 2009

Excellent Choice

Great location; incredible view of ships lining up to cross Panama Canal; spectacular grounds and excellent breakfast bar

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

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to shopping mall, artisan mall, and Friday's is a hop away.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Dec 17, 2008

Very nice experience

Our stay at Country Inn and Suites in Panama was very pleasant. Beds had new bedspreads and room was spacious enough for the 3 of us. Breakfast came with the room and was a full buffett, with scrambled eggs, sausage, rolls (sweet and regular), yogurt, fresh fruit, cereal and anything you want to drink. Wireless internet access was good from the room. The pool and landscape were beautiful. Staff was very helpful. It should be noted that this hotel is located on the other side of Panama City from Tocumen Airport. This means if you are renting a car, you have to traverse the city through heavy traffic and congestion, along with poor to no street signs and poor maps to guide you, to access the hotel. It's best to take a taxi from the airport. The hotel is located at the entrance to The Causeway, and also has a TGIF Friday's Restaurant on premise.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

It was called Leno Carboni and was situated on the water with a beautiful view of Panama City. The restaurant was very clean, chefs& workers in white uniforms, hats and plastic gloves. Food was delicious, reasonable and beutifully presented.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Greensboro, NC
Jul 22, 2008

very comfortable

Again enjoyed our stay here- only problem this time was bvery noisy neighbors. Obviously not the hotels fault. Food always great, location convenient, staff helpful and friendly to english speaking customers.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

can walk to the causeway and dining options, Catching a cab to any location very easy- walk out the front door and the hotel staff will get you where you need to go.

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