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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the location was convenient for my needs the hotel was awful. There is a restaurant as part of the property so you can hear the kitchen noise throughout the hotel. Pillows were like hard pancakes, showers outdated and almost dangerous to get in and out of. Management was very rude.

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Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Notice how every hotel room looks alike, not here, every room has panache and a theme. Spread in different bldgs, these rooms are somewhat themed, but not hokey. Comfortable beds, clean, good towels and toiletries. Good included breakfast included, cereals, yogurts, eggs, always fresh fruit, and pastries. Good coffe . Quick ride to Larkspur ferry and into San Fransisco, or...

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Pacifica, California
Reviewed 24 September 2016

It had been a few years since we visited the Panama Hotel Restaurant and since we were celebrating my wife's birthday I thought it would be a good change to go back. We made our reservations through Open Table and I made a note that we would be celebrating a birthday. Upon our on-time arrival we were seated, but there...

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Kansas
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is perfect for couples on romantic weekend. Very clean, comfortable and charming. The following factors made it uncomfortable for me while spending a week for business: 1. Parking created constant misery. It's worse than expected. Because my work day ended at the peak dinner hour I had to park 7 blocks away every night. 2. No full length mirror...

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Boutique hotel, very small and charming, with all the amenities you could want, including a fine restaurant with live music. With only 9 rooms or so, the hotel is often booked by a single family for a wedding or a reunion. It reminds me of the swanky old-fashioned bar in Casablanca, with swaying palms and tropical colors. Very special.

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Folsom, California
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Love this boutique hotel in San Rafael. It's a beautiful Victorian that has been turned into a hotel and restaurant tucked away in the Gerstle Park neighborhood. It's just blocks away from the restaurants and shops of downtown (4th Street - of American Graffiti fame). Even though I grew up in San Rafael, a one or two night stay is...

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Southeast
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights in the hotel. Shout out to Ishan, our great server. The hotel has a wonderful gardener & it shows! We stayed in the garden room, had a delicious dinner & breakfast, and look forward to our return. Take the ferry turn Larkspar, and it's a five minute Uber ride to the hotel. Highly recommend.

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SF Bay Area
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Red Nose Day, have fun & make a difference for kids. Jazz night, live entertainment perfect for the setting. Well appointed room. Hidden in a quiet neighborhood. Wonderful dinner, fabulous salmon. Excellent wine selection. Friend efficient staff. Perfect evening.

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Mediterranean eggs and bacon, portabella omlettes, huevos rancheros, and eggs florentine - all fresh, hot, delicious, and at reasonable prices (esp. versus San Francisco prices), plus very good offerings of tea and espresso drinks. Excellent food at excellent prices.

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Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Charming place. A lot of character. Don't stay in the room over the restaurant if you like quiet. Kitchen staff start up the raucous music at 8:15 AM on Sunday morning when they start setting up for brunch:( Street parking was relatively easy. The continental breakfast was decent.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Cuisines: American
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Panama Hotel

Address: 4 Bayview St, San Rafael, CA 94901-4913
Region: United States > California > Marin County > San Rafael
Number of rooms: 14
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“Away from street”
 of 5 bubbles xskier122, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“This is both a B&B and restaurant that is open to the public. Parking can be tight on neighborhood streets”
 of 5 bubbles wavcpa, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Safari room is at the corner of the building.”
 of 5 bubbles P383DKpatriciaw, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Each room is a different theme.”
 of 5 bubbles Avrilx, 19 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Plenty of rooms with ensuite available but if you are on a budget go for a European style room, just make sure you use the bathroom with the clawfoot tub instead of the shower room which is a bit grungy.”
 of 5 bubbles expatgal84, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
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