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Holiday Inn Panama Canal

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Dirty walls, bathrooms from the 60s of the past millennia, TV from 80s, furniture from 70s....breakfast not fresh and food full of fat..... Overall very poorly managed and will not go back or recommend it!

Loved the view from the top floor facing the canal! The check-in was quick and easy and we received a complimentary beverage to bring to our room. The room was clean and quiet and was the perfect temperature. I think we slept extra good after being out in the heat all day. I loved this location because it was away from the hustle and bustle yet still a cheap uber ride to get back into Casco Viejo, Amador Causeway, Gamboa or downtown Panama City.

We had a very nice stay for eight nights over Christmas and New Year at the Holiday Inn Panama Canal...We requested a top floor room overlooking the Panama Canal and the room they gave was as requested on top floor as was an end room with perfect view, probably best room in the Hotel😊The staff are all very helpful and friendly and most are bi-lingual...The breakfast was very good as was the dinner as we ate in the Restaurant each evening. We definately will return to the Holiday Inn when next in Panama City. This Hotel should be rated 4 1/2 stars.

This hotel does not meet Holiday Inn/IHG standards. I recommend the holiday inn chain to inspect this hotel on all areas to detail to include front desk, room service, bar,and the level knowledge of the employees in the areas they are assigned to work. The bar needs t renovated and expanded. It looks like a closet! Room service was not able to maintain a consistent service. On my ckeck in day the room did not have towels. The hotel does not have easy ramp acces for disabled persons or luggage. The hotel does offered laundry facilities. However, the dryer was out of service and when asked the front desk when it will be repaired the answer was “I don’t have any idea when it will become serviceable again” Again, this hotel needs some attention. Thanks

In general....This Hotel is good, the only thing to consider is that it's far away from downtown and all tourist "things to do". So if you're on business... is great, but if you are on vacation....There is NOTHING to do around the Hotel! - The service: Love the Staff!!! 6 stars --- everyone is very nice and welcoming!!! - The internet: 5 Stars -- wifi works very good. - The room: 4 Stars ---- Clean, the bed is very confortable, the air conditioner works great and the shower is very good. The only thing I DID NOT LIKE is that the room walls are so thin, that I could hear the snoring of the guy next door. - Breakfast buffet: 4 Stars --- Typical Business hotel Buffet; fruit, coffee, eggs, bread, juices, cereal and some other food options.

A good hotel right next to the Panama Canal. Food ok but a little limited. Staff super friendly both in the restaurant and reception. Check out staff on my departure was super attentive and efficient. Unfortunately I can’t remember their name

The staff are absolutely wonderful at this hotel, they are attentive and very welcoming and kind. The only reason to book this hotel is to be near the Panama Canal. If the rooms had balconies this would have significantly been rated higher for me. Having a drink by the window watching ships pass by just is not the same without a balcony. The pool area is very small, and gets packed with just a few families. The breakfast buffet offers plenty variety of North American and Panamanian food.

nice place to stay. Very convenient, close to Miraflores locks. Good service from Heyle in the reception. Clean rooms, with necessary supplies to make stay pleasent. Breakfast good with different options

I requested transportation from the airport to the hotel. It was never provided, I mentioned the incident at the reception and never received a response from the manager (until the day I left, as I requested again to speak to the manager)

I spent a month at this boutique hotel near the City of Knowledge. The hotel staff is warm, friendly, helpful, and efficient. Reception staff was very responsive to my needs and always willing to help me with non hotel- related issues. The room was comfortable and large. The water at the hotel is safe. Breakfast buffet is excellent. The restaurant staff was always willing to provide me with extra service and options. The restaurant and room service food was great. I am returning for another month stay, and I look forward to my visit. Thank you all for a relaxing home away form home.

Ave. Omar Torrijos Herrera Clayton Panama City Panama

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Miraflores Locks
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of Miraflores Locks, Holiday Inn Panama Canal is within 3 miles (5 km) of Panama Canal Railway. This 137-room, 3-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi. Albrook Shopping Mall and Panama Audubon Society are also near this Panama City hotel.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Holiday Inn Panama Canal's 137 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Panama Canal have access to an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee during limited hours. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 5 meeting rooms, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Double Beds, View, Poolside

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 2 Double Beds, View (Canal View)

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

74% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 628 reviews