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Ave. Omar Torrijos Herrera Clayton Clayton, Panama Canal, Panama City 7336 Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 22/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#44 of 133 hotels in Panama City
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Panama Canal. Enjoy a relaxing visit to Panama City, located on one of the wonders of the world, the Panama Canal. Its exceptional location in front of the Miraflores Locks, its proximity to major shopping center in Panama, Albrook Mall, proximity to ecological attractions and golf courses, easy access to the Tocumen International Airport, makes our hotel the perfect option to combine business, shopping and ecotourism.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Outdoor pool
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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English, Spanish
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Panthera2013 wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom99 contributions88 helpful votes
We stayed over two different weeks, for a total of 6 nights at this hotel. We had chosen the hotel because of the good reviews on Tripadvisor and completely agree with these reviews. The hotel is well located for the canal, overlooks it and has stunning gardens. The 5 and 6 floor rooms that are canal facing have amazing views where from your bed you can watch the ships go by. The Miraflores locks are just opposite the hotel, a 5 minute taxi ride and 20 minute walk (open from 08.00-18.00). The hotel restaurant is very good with buffets and Ala-carte to choose from. We ate here 4 times and enjoyed the meals each time. The staff at reception and in the restaurant are very friendly and helpful. Leonela and Rey at reception were especially helpful with information about the area. Our only negative with the hotel is that they only have arrangements for taxi transport with private companies that are expensive while they could make an effort to have a couple of local taxis (yellow cabs) that are trustworthy and cheap. The room prices were reasonable and the rooms (double or king beds) are spacious and clean. There is a fridge, coffee machine, hair dryer and iron in the room. We loved our stay here and would stay here again if we visited Panama again.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: The canal facing rooms from the 5 or 6 floor are great but may be a bit noisy due to the road and...
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Greg T wrote a review 19 Sep
Plainsboro, New Jersey202 contributions92 helpful votes
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Positives- —Very friendly Front Desk Staff —Daily maid service (a rarity in USA nowadays) —Great water pressure —Plentiful hot water (although the markings on the shower control was reverse) —Great A/C — Kehrig coffee maker (and four pods) in the room —You have to get a canal view room - it’s worth it!!! You see ship traffic 24/7. There are large trees in front of the hotel. Try and get a room on floor four and above. Anything less and you’ll see virtually nothing. —The breakfast buffet is good and has varied items. Negatives- —The hotel is out in the middle of nowhere. There is one restaurant in the building next door. Other than that, no other places to eat or shop without driving there. —My bed was a bit caved in the middle (it needed replacement). —Despite what some of the reviews say, the Miraflores Visitors Center is NOT within walking distance. It is visible from the hotel and not that far away (as the crow flies), but we humans walk (and don’t fly) and you have to walk way down the highway, then cross over the highway and a bridge thing, then back up a long service road. And there is no sidewalk half the way. It would easily take an average person 45 minutes to do this. —The hotel shuttle to the canal visitors center only runs at 10:30a. First, it should run more often. But assuming that they can only run one shuttle a day, 10:30a is the worst time because you get there at the very end of the morning ship traffic and miss almost “everything” (they run only one direction of ships in the locks every four hours or so, wait a couple hours, then switch directions). We took the shuttle and missed most of the ship action. Then took a taxi back to the hotel (they’ll want $8, but you can bargain down to $6). Then we took a taxi back to the visitors center at 1:30p and saw 6-7 ships, including four Panamax. —There are no hooks in the bathroom Summary- I would definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Get a canal facing room!
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Joana P wrote a review 5 Sep
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The hotel is very nice. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Bathrooms is complete. Bring plug adapters if traveling from abroad. Nice sheets and tools. The breakfast is really good and employees were very friendly. Location is also very convenient.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view to the front and at a top level, so you can see the ships through the...
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suroginie wrote a review Aug 2022
Geneva, Switzerland171 contributions19 helpful votes
Great staff that treats you like family. Rooms are well kept and maintained, thank you Graciela great job. Luris and Rey at the front desk check in is quick. Griselda at the bar/restaurant is very friendly and helpful. The Manager has a hands on approach as you can always see her around I will always return to stay here location is good.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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AzRat wrote a review Aug 2022
Arizona1881 contributions642 helpful votes
August 2022 - Two night stay. We stayed at this hotel because of it's close proximity to the Miraflores Locks (3 minutes drive). The hotel was very good - recognized for IHG membership at checkin, given a high floor room on the canal side. Staff was friendly. The hotel is on the site of the City of Knowledge tech campus and the site is a former U.S. military base. Room was okay - this is an older hotel in need of a refresh - but the room was clean, expected amenities, safe needed new batteries (maintenance man fixed within minutes of checkin), comfortable bed, view of canal. Some electrical outlets didn't work but otherwise room okay maintained. The aircon units are old style under window mount and although a bit noisy worked perfect. We had booked a Canal view room but the key was a high floor room to see both Miraflores and Cocoli Locks. We had coffee daily at the Lobby lounge (very good cappuccino), lunch at the Lobby restaurant - club sandwich with fries, also good and decent value. We ate dinners at the nearby Tavern which had a nice happy hour and varied menu. The hotel offers a shuttle to the Visitors Center at Miraflores which only runs once a day (10 am depart - returning at 6 pm). We took the shuttle not realizing the Visitors Center Museum and Imax are closed, (Covid) although admission to the viewing platforms is still possible. However we were told the next ship transit wasn't until 3 1/2 hours after our arrival - theres basically not much to do without ships transiting and no restaurant or beverage other than vending machine. We took an Uber back to hotel (less than $3 - taxi wanted $8) then returned at 1;30 as the transit resumed, and had a great time. Tip - there are 'ship mapper' websites that show ships positions in the Canal to help time your visit! These are not specifically hotel problems but be aware the shuttle only makes one trip daily. Otherwise a very comfortable stay at a decent Holiday Inn with a friendly staff. The extra price of a Canal View room was worth it and try to get a high floor.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Ramsés D wrote a review Jul 2022
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Overall was very good, just a few Details with the pool, which had a few bugs. But overall great. Good food, good Service, comfty bedroom. And its close to many Restaurants or plaza's if you want to walk, or buy something to eat.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Stephanie M wrote a review Jul 2022
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We stayed here with our high school tour group and it was clean and nice. They restaurant food was good as we stayed a few nights and had to eat there several times and the kids liked it. It is close to the canal and conveniently located. It is located on the old US army base area of Calvin hence the fenced area.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Guido B wrote a review Apr 2022
Haiku, Hawaii93 contributions119 helpful votes
Affordable, clean hotel within minutes from the Panama Canal Visitor Center. Spacious rooms, loud air condition, friendly staff, good coffee shop. Other restaurants in walking distance. Staff organized mandatory Covid test for return flight to US in private room in hotel for return flight. Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Canal view rooms … sit on your bed and watch huge ships go by …
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Hugo A wrote a review Apr 2022
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The spacious rooms are the only thing worth staying at this place. The restaurant’s staff was rude to us and proved to be inefficient when they made a mistake with our order and refused to solve anything. If you want good service, this is not the place for you.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Panama Canal
Responded 30 Apr 2022
Hello hugoaZ6228TR, Thanks for sharing feedback. We ensure that our hotels are always clean, our service friendly, and everything works. However, I am sorry that we missed the mark this time. Your review was made known to the team, and I'm confident improvements will be made to deliver complete guest satisfaction. Despite the setbacks mentioned in your review, I hope you find your way back to us should your travels bring you again to the area for a chance to make your stay better than the last. Best, Ronald R. Case Manager IHGService
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Shevy M wrote a review Sep 2021
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is hotel is disgusting !!! Horrible staff and management is nonexistent . This hotel is run down and filthy . I called numerous times to speak management and still haven’t spoken with anyone it’s been 7 days . The staff even lied about their names and stop answering the front desk phone because they wouldn’t allow me to speak with a manager . Oh yeah and the shower had pee in there upon checking in and they refused to change room . Enclosed is more pictures of this horrible place .
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Catia Thomas, Propietario at Holiday Inn Panama Canal
Responded 30 Sep 2021
Dear 109shevym First of all I apologize for the inconveniences that you experienced during your stay in our Hotel that is definitely not the practice that we accustomed to deliver to our guests. As General Manager of the Hotel I have taken this case particularly in my hands, for under my administration a Guest or client counts as part of our family. I really appreciate your comments we have taken special attention in order to improve each one of the complain you have indicate. Please give us the oportunity to change your expirience I will apriciate if you contact me on my email cthomas@hinnpanama.com or 317-4000 Once again please apologize us for all the inconvnience dont doubt in contact me Best Regards, Catia Thomas General Manager
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$73 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn city of knowledge hotel panama city, panama city holiday inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Holiday Inn Panama City
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Panama Canal
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Panama Canal?
Nearby attractions include Panama Canal (1.2 km), Canal de Panama (1.2 km), and Centro de Interpretación de Ciudad del Saber (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Panama Canal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Panama Canal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Panama Canal?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Panama Canal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Atlantic & Pacific Co, Paddy Mick's, and La Taberna del Canal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Panama Canal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Panama Canal have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn Panama Canal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Panama Canal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Panama Canal offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Panama Canal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Panama Canal?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (7.7 km).