I stayed at The Panams Hotel Boutique for two nights. I knew right from walking in the front doors that it was my kind of place. The design of the lobby is fantastic, with a great eye for detail and a very cool vibe. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful and made me feel welcome right away. My room was amazing - very spacious, very clean and offering all of the amenities (flat screen tv, safe, ac). The bathroom alone was worth the price. Finding a spa bathroom in Central America at a midrange hotel is a treat. The rain shower head, L'Occitaine products and plush towels were a luxurious treat after a day of walking and sight seeing. There was also a big jacuzzi tub in the corner of the room. The beds were delightful (best sleep that I had in Panama), and the sheets and pillows high quality. The safe was also big enough for money and documents as well as a laptop or iPad, which gave me added peace of mind. Breakfasts were included and were what you would expect - fresh juice, coffee/tea, toast, jams and eggs. It was convenient and filling. The location was also great. Set on a busy street, you do hear some traffic noise, but I think that's pretty common in Panama City. I was able to walk about 10 minutes to the main street and cross one of the bridges that took me to the Cinta Costera, which was perfect to take a nice, long coastal walk to either the "concrete jungle" (malls, condos, Trump Building) or to Casco Viejo. If you are taking cabs (especially at night), ask the front desk staff to write down the directions for you in Spanish. Some cab drivers aren't familiar with the location yet.
The only thing that was somewhat challenging was WiFi quality. I couldn't really get good signal in my room, so if I wanted to connect, I had to go downstairs to the lobby. It was a minor inconvenience, and it gave me the chance to enjoy the design and vibe of the lobby.
I really felt like The Panams was this special treasure that I stumbled upon in a city with lots of big, expensive hotels. At The Panams, you get high-end hotel quality at a midrange price, in a beautifully-appointed environment with a funky vibe. It's definitely worth the stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Downtown Boutique Hotel, bars and restaurants nearby, airport shuttle services, massage services in the room, personal shopper, assist to tourist activities, etc... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Panams Panama/Panama City