$76 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 7, 2015 Check-out: Apr 8, 2015

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama

3 stars
View map of Amador Ave & Pelicano Ave, Panama City,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
34 reviews
Panama Canal trip

The hotel and grounds were very nice, from the pool you can see the ship's going by. The... See full review

  • William M.
  • Feb 11, 2015
good place for the price

Good with TGIF next door and Panama Canal in view. No other places close by and Hotel taxi is very... See full review

  • PSSTer
  • Mar 22, 2015
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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Reviewer score 3.3 out of 5

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
.
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.

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

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
34 out of 34
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.4
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

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
Aug 1, 2007

Rooms incl. bathrooms need update

I commented to my wife, if someone were smart they would come in and remodel all the rooms and upgrade them. The owners should spend some money to make some money....being so close to Amador they should seriously consider this.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Lots of restaurants.

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

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Knoxville Tn.
Jun 13, 2011

Hotel not near anything

The room was clean however it was poorly organized. The breakfast was horrible. There was only once choice of places to eat. The menu got really small. The hotel is not unique and the cost of transportation to places of interest with the hotel taxi service was extremely expensive. This hotel is highly over rated and not worth the price considering the cost of transportation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Consider the cost of transportation. There is nothing notable near this hotel.

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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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
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

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
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
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
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

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Queens, New York
Apr 3, 2010

A bad start with a good ending.

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Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

There are many things to see and places to visit. Make sure that you get an English speaking taxi driver who does not over charge you and one who knows the places of interest. Many places hire workers that do not speak English and that is frustrating if you do not speak Spanish.

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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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
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

3
5.01.0
lota
Business
houston,tx
May 13, 2010

good location

staff not very helpful

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
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

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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