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Holiday Inn Panama Canal

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave. Omar Torrijos Herrera Clayton, Panama City 7336, Panama (Formerly Holiday Inn Panama City)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

I thought this hotel was nice and very decent. I loved the view of the Panama Canal and I loved the representatives professionalism and catering attitude. There was one tiny mistake that occurred through when of the newly hired male front desk employees, but it was quickly rectified on the return last night at the hotel. We stayed here for... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your kind comment about your stay at Holiday Inn Panama Canal. We are happy that you enjoy your stay with us. Thank you for be a Priority Club Member we appreciate your loyalty to our brand IHG. We are committed to deliver an excellent service to all our guest especially our priority club members, so we... More

San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I recently booked two nights at this hotel. I was rather disappointed in the location of this hotel. First, I was under the impression that this hotel was within walking distance of the Miraflores. I found out however that you still need to take a taxi there ($6 for 2 of us) because the roads are not walkable. Also there... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience at Holiday inn Panama Canal. We are very sorry that you didn’t have the opportunity to enjoy the activities around the hotel like the sport center at Club Kiwanis that have tennis court, baseball field, football field, walk road to relax surrounded by nature and an Olympic pool. The hotel offers a free shuttle... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We have stayed here on two separate trips and both times was a positive experience. We took taxi's from the Tocuman Airport to the hotel. The hotel treated us like royalty. Very accommodating, clean, modern and very comfortable beds. Though the hotel isn't close to the airport., it was still worth staying here. It was only a 20 minute drive... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

Thank you for share with us your kind comment about your experience at Holiday Inn Panama Canal. For us it is very important to deliver an excellent service to all our guest. We are pleasant that you enjoy our breakfast buffet how has different option to all tastes. On your next visit we invite you to try our theme night... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This hotel is certainly nothing to write home about--the only thing it really has going for it is that it is located right near the Miraflores Locks, so if you're only intention is to visit these locks, then this place is ideally located. But, if you really want to explore more of Panama City, then skip this place and look... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

Thanks for writing your review. As you mentioned the Hotel is located in front of the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal. We are at 5 minutes from the biggest Mall in Panama The Albrook Mall, which the hotel offers a free shuttle(ask for the schedule at the front Desk), we are only 15 minutes(outside peak hours) from the city... More

Guayaquil
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50 reviews 50 reviews
29 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Every time I travel to Panama, I try to carefully administer my expectations and remind myself that Panamanians are notorious poor in the area of customer service. Always hoping for a miracle, I am consistently disappointed, so avoid my pitfall and expect as little customer service as possible. If you want to stay in this part of Panama City, it's... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

We are sorry we were unable to enjoy our hospitality during your stay. Our destination is tairly new and striving to improve services for international guest. We are constantley training our employees to customer service and I am on duty to help. If you considere our hotel for your next trip I will be delighted to extend my services. Best... More

Panama City, Panama
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I have been to several Holiday Inn hotels in different countries. This by far is the best because of its location and the service. This hotel is the host of an hotel school, which makes the service much better than usual and the food incredible. Get a room with a Canal view. It is an experience you won't get in... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your kind comment about your stay in our property. We surely appreciate your support and we will share your feedback with our team and students. More

Panama City, Panama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

It is the only proper hotel in the area so for me it was the only way to beat the horrendous traffic jams to and from the city center over a two weeks period. Very helpful and friendly staff, very clean and pleasant rooms, very nice choice from minibar and complementary toiletries, very small pool and gym. Main setback was... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your kind comment regarding your experience at Holiday Inn Panama Canal. We value your suggestions and we are happy to announce an additional fresh fruits juice is now available for breakfast, Our 19 $ Luncheon buffet offers a great value and variety for our guests. In addition the Canal View... More

Houston, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I booked this hotel as part of a larger trip to Panama, and I had a choice of three hotels. I chose this because it is right on the Panama Canal. I did enjoy the location. We woke up in the morning and looked out the window and could see a huge ship in the Canal. That was a really... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comment about your eperience at Holiday Inn Panama Canal. As you said we have a wonderful location in frot of the Miraflores locks at the Panama Canal, every day you can see the ships crossing the Canal. One of our goals is to deliver and excellent service. Thank you for... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a nice and quiet hotel for people who want quiet time, solitude, research or time to reflect. It is located outside of main activities like in middle of nowhere. The hotel is not near the airport as I was made to believe. If this is your first trip to Panama City, make sure that you have confirmed ground... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind comment about your experience at Holiday Panama Canal. We are sorry you were not informed about all the available activities near our Hotel such as: go to the Miraflores locks and see the ships crossing the canal, you can jogging or take a walk, play tennis, football and baseball at... More

New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We stayed at this Holiday Inn on July 6 and again on July 14. We enjoyed our stay on July 6. The staff members were very kind and helpful and the hotel was very clean and well maintained. The staff greeted me as a Platinum Priority/Ambassador and provided the requisite upgrade to a room on the club (6th floor). On... More

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Graciela A, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, responded to this review

We appreciate your great input and suggestions. We are happy to inform you that a printer has been installed at our business center. We apologize for any inconvenience due to the noise and we are looking into the possibility to replace the door of the ball room with a sound proof material to avoid any disturbance for our guests lounge.... More

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Address: Ave. Omar Torrijos Herrera Clayton, Panama City 7336, Panama (Formerly Holiday Inn Panama City)
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Panama Canal 3*
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn City Of Knowledge Hotel Panama City
Panama City Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Panama Canal Panama City

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Travelers looking for Panama hotel deals will appreciate the great location and outstanding array of amenities found at the Holiday Inn(R) City of Knowledge. Located just minutes away from some of the best attractions and businesses in Panama, our property offers both convenience and great value.Leisure guests are often drawn to our family-friendly Panama City hotel's close proximity to several of the city's best attractions including the visitor center at Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal, the Albrook Shopping Center (with free shuttle service from our hotel), and the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. But our guests don't even have to leave the hotel to enjoy our sparkling outdoor pool in a beautifully landscaped courtyard, the well-equipped 24-hour Fitness Center, or our gift shop for a souvenir. Our hotel is only a few miles away from Panama City's banking district where many international transactions take place. Our fully-staffed Business Center provides guests with everything they need including copying, courier service, personal computer, and high-speed Internet access.When you're looking for great Panama hotel deals we offer the best. Make your reservations today to get the best Panama travel deals around at our Panama City hotel. ... more   less 
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