$90 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 7, 2014 Check-out: Nov 8, 2014

Hotel El Panama - Convention Center and Casino

3 stars
Via Espana 111, Street Eusebio A. Morales, Panama City,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
27 reviews
Ok Hotel

First of all they are a real pain when it comes to having your guests come to the hotel. They gave... See full review

  • Mayoman1969
  • Apr 1, 2014
Basically a Good Hotel

The El Panama is in an area with many newer hotels. Our room was clean and large, with a great view... See full review

  • Friendly Nortamericano
  • Jan 20, 2014
Rainforest-centered Panama resort with on-site waterpark

Situated in the 40-acre Las Cumbres rainforest, just five miles from the Old City of Panama, the 171-room Avalon Grand Panama is steeped in on-site luxury. Guests find two swimming pools, a full-service spa, beauty salon and walking trails that wind amid verdant tropical flora and fauna. An on-site waterpark ensures fun for all ages. Two restaurants – one Panamanian, the other American – include both buffet-style and a la carte offerings, while a bar and lounge affords grownups a place to call their own.

Highlights
  • Hanging bridge set in a Panamanian rainforest filled with spider monkeys and toucans
  • On-site waterpark and two swimming pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Two restaurants, one features an array of Panamanian and international cuisines
  • Ballroom available for events
Location

Located in the heart of Panama City's commercial and financial district, Avalon Grand Panama is minutes from shopping and attractions including the Old Quarter and Presidential Palace.

Rooms

The vibrant Avalon Grand Panama offers 140 guest rooms and 31 private villas with private balconies facing the mountains or rainforest. Guest rooms have coffee-makers, mini bars, cable TVs, compact refrigerators and air conditioning. Junior suites also have separate seating areas, kitchenettes with microwaves and refrigerators and CD players. Irons, ironing boards and rollaway beds are available on request.

Dining

Perched on a lush, tropical hilltop in a Panamanian rainforest, the Avalon Grand Panama has two restaurants, including the sun-drenched Avalon View, which overlooks the mountains and serves Panamanian fare. A more casual counterpart turns out local cuisine along with American faves, and a bar and lounge preps refreshing cocktails.

Recreation

The Avalon Grand Panama has an on-site waterpark (open during the off season on weekends only) as well as trails and a hanging bridge that that cuts through its rainforest surroundings. Added allures at the Avalon Grand Panama include canopy tours, tennis courts, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool and a full-service spa.

Transportation
  • Tocumen International Airport (9.8 mi/15.8 km)
Attractions
  • Vasco Nunez de Balboa Park (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Old City (5 mi/8 km)
  • Panama Canal (9 mi/15 km)
Business
  • Conference and meeting space for up to 1,200 guests
  • Business center
Policies and fees

European Plan: For all children traveling with parents with this plan, policy is as follows: Children from 12 years old and younger are free of charge when sharing room with parents with existing bedding. Hotel amenities include restaurants.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

8.9828 -79.5273
Area served
Panama City.
Nearby airports
Tocumen International Airport.
Area description
Located on bustling Via Espana in the heart of Panama City's commercial and financial district, this hotel is within 6 km (about 3 miles) of the Old Quarter, the Presidential Palace, and large shopping centers.

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Hotel El Panama - Convention Center and Casino Rooms

Superior Double
Superior Double with one King size or two double beds offers variety of luxurious lodging and spacious accommodations provide just the environment you seek from spacious guest rooms to suites, Pool Cabanas, and Deluxe Floors complete with butler service to attend to your every need.
Executive Deluxe Double
Executive Deluxe Double (No kids allow) with one King size bed offers variety of luxurious lodging and spacious accommodations provide just the environment you seek from spacious guest rooms to suites, Pool Cabanas, and Deluxe Floors complete with butler service to attend to your every need.
Pool View Premium double
Pool view premium double with one King size or two double beds offers variety of luxurious lodging and spacious accommodations provide just the environment you seek from spacious guest rooms to suites, Pool Cabanas, and Deluxe Floors complete with butler service to attend to your every need. Pool Cabanas located around the pool. Rooms with terrace.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Casino
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Panama History Museum: 4 mi
  • San Jose Church: 4 mi
  • Miraflores Locks: 4.5 mi

Dining

Flamingos
Flamingos Restaurants, at lunchtime the International Buffet is an innovative gastronomic experience with dishes of different regions, and a full Salad Bar. It is incredibly popular with locals as well as hotel guests. In the evening, a different world-class specialty prepared by Chef is featured at the International Buffet to provide the perfect finish to a brilliant day in Panama City.
Las Palmas
Las Palmas, the restaurants menu at Las Palmas features everything from juicy steaks charcoal grilled to seafood and native and imported meats as well as a Salad Bar and a fine selection of sparkling wines from cellar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1300

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 (27)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel El Panama - Convention Center and Casino

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
27 out of 27
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mayoman1969
Business
Orlando, Florida
Apr 1, 2014

Ok Hotel

First of all they are a real pain when it comes to having your guests come to the hotel. They gave me an issue with my girlfriend and wanted to charge me to bring her to my room or the pool. They have taxi drivers bugging you every time you walk out the hotel which was a real havoc

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Manolo's restaurant was a great place, good menu and great prices

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Friendly Nortamericano
Business
Southern California
Jan 20, 2014

Basically a Good Hotel

The El Panama is in an area with many newer hotels. Our room was clean and large, with a great view of the pool area. There were some odd contrasts. The room had been painted in pleasing, muted tones. But it was a lousy paint job in many places. The painters obviously had not used masking tape, so lines that should have been straight were jagged and messy. Loud music came from the pool/restaurant area all afternoon on Saturday, until 5 p.m. (Don't they take siestas in Panama?) Then again, the music was very loud later and lasted until 3:00 a.m. Members of the staff were helpful and friendly.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BUSINESS TRIP FROM SXM
Business
ST.MAARTEN
Jul 5, 2013

ONLY ONE PROBLEM

EVERYTHING WAS GOOD, SECURITY, COMFORT, FOOD. ONLY ONE PROBLEM, AT 9 AM IN THE MORNING THERE WAS LOUD CONSTRUCTION NOISE IN THE ROOM. WE CAME FOR BUSINESS AND OUR MEETING WAS AT 11, SO WE WENT TO WAIT OUT THE TIME IN THE RESTAURANT. THIS WAS THE ONLY ISSUE WE HAD. THE STAY WAS COMFORTABLE AND THE AREA EASY ACCESSIBLE, GOT A PHONE CHIP FOR US$ 1.OO AND ATE AT LOCAL RESTAURANT GOOD LOCAL FOOD. VISITED A BEAUTIFUL CATHOLIC CHURCH JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Tembag
Business
San Salvador, El Salvador
Oct 5, 2012

Uncomfortable visit

I stayed at this hotel for 5 nights, and had a very bad experience from the moment I checked in. The staff couldnt even find my online reservation, she argued that the reservations department hadnt download my reservation, even though I gave her a print out of it. It took me 45 minutes from the moment I gave her my documents, to the moment she gave me a room. Plus, she had a very bad attitude. Air conditioning in the room is BAD, you cant control the temperature, and sometimes feels hot. No tub in the bathroom, and shower looked dirty. WiFi is also bad, I couldnt connect from my room.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cubano
Business
TALLAHASSEE,FLA
Sep 17, 2012

Great Hotel to stay in Panama

This Hotel it is very nice.It was worth for the price.The food in the restaurant was very good,and fast service.In my next trip to Panama I will stay there.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel El Panama - Convention Center and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
gamez family
Business
miami
Aug 5, 2012

beautifu hotel

very nice experience. clean rooms, nice staff. everything was perfect. we really like it.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

sushi lounge was amazing!!!!

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Review of Hotel El Panama - Convention Center and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Giova Good Guy
Business
Barranquilla - Colombia
Jul 23, 2012

WOnderful Vacacions in Panama Hotel

THe hotel was pretty good, a little expensive but worth the money,the Staff always was nice.The food was wonderful but a little expensive.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel El Panama - Convention Center and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Juleve
Business
Ponce, PR
Jun 3, 2012

Excellent money value!

Just Perfect! If I have to come back to Panama, I'll stay in El Panama again.

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

Business

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Review of Hotel El Panama - Convention Center and Casino

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ricardo2
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Apr 9, 2012

Central Location, beautiful facilities, but...

Newly renovated, great pool, responsive, central location in Panama City, but.....the construction of the subway on Via Espana and elsewhere in the city has made traffic a nightmare in the central part of Panama City. Unfortunately for Hotel El Panama they are right in the center of the insanity. It would probably be better to stay to the west of the city and only brave a trip to the east when you leave for the airport. So until the construction of the subway is done...location 1; room cleaniness 4; room comfort 3 (on arctic air conditioner or off ); staff 5; value 4.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

take a taxi...there are no road signs in Panama...you will get lost.

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Review of Hotel El Panama - Convention Center and Casino

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
SS and DS
Business
Newport Oregon
Mar 29, 2012

March 2012

Very nice hotel, great pool, clean rooms and nice beds. Will stay there again!!

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Van Goughs - really good food and only 2 blocks away from hotel

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