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Bay View Hotel

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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Calle 1A Norte | El Palmar Beach, San Carlos, Panama (Formerly Bay View Resort)
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Bay View Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This looked like a funky beach hotel, perfect for surfers, hikers, sort of a hostel on steroids. The beach was at low tide, but I could imagine it being pretty nice when the tides in. They had a cool thatched roof bar, nice pool area, and decent open air restaurant. Our food was very good and cheap. Plus I love... More 

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Vista Alegre
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Previous reviews that panned this property probably didn't do their research as I think it is represented as it is. We live in Panama and this beach location is basic and the hotel is an older property, but clean and great location. We stayed overnight a couple years ago and the rooms are basic so if you want fancy and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

i would never recomend this place. Has no tables in the rooms, old bed sheets, no closets broken tables in the resatsaursant and the food is expensive this place needs a lot of work . The worse vacation of my don't waist your money.

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RESPUESTA PARA EL COMENTARIO... " Este Sitio es un chiste" Gracias por su comentarios. Hemos tomado nota y si nos... More 

Katy, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Was so appalled with this "resort" that I forgot to snap pictures. Horrible vacation spot. Pool looks like something you would find in a low budget apartment complex. Pregnant winner dog walking around food area. Broken lounge chairs. Not one nice thing to say. Well, the only nice thing to say is you definitely get what you paid for. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The pool is very clean which for me talkd about cleanliness a lot. The restaurant is good and the view excellet. I loved the idea od sitting at the restaurant and seeing and listening to the waves. Just relaxing.

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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Lucky to find a room on busy long weekend. Management & staff very friendly. Hotel needs some TLC - Perfect location right on El Palmar beach. Many locals frequent the restaurant and pool especially on weekends. Full menu and bar service. Great for families

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Somonauk, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My friend and I moved here from the San Carlos Beach Inn Apartments due to our local friends telling us of a couple who had been robbed at the Inn. The hotel owners were extremely nice and I found that the owner spoke English quite well as he had worked in my state when he was younger. We were given... More 

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Panama City, Panama
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

My family and I had a great time with friends 5 years ago at this place, which is only 1.5 hrs away from were we live. Our daughter asked to return for her birthday this year and I booked 2 rooms 2 months ago for us and for our friends explaning that this was a special date and we were... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed here for one night. I even skipped my surfing lesson the next day to get out of this place. It isn't the worst place I have ever stayed, it's got a great view right on the beach and a decent pool. It smelled, I think calling it musty is being generous. However, for what they are charging for... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

I stayed for 2 nights in the hotel. For the price I paid, of course I did not expect any luxury. The hotel is surely ran down, and the rooms and furniture need some upgrade BUT the hotel has a beautiful view of the ocean. It is very nice to walk during the low tide or watch the rising tide... More 

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Address: Calle 1A Norte | El Palmar Beach, San Carlos, Panama (Formerly Bay View Resort)
Location: Panama > Panama Province > San Carlos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bay View Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Bay View Hotel San Carlos
Bay View Hotel Panama/San Carlos

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