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Canal Inn

Calle Ernesto J. Castillero, Casa # 7, La Boca-Balboa | Balboa, Panama City 02845, Panama
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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very nice old style hotel. Decorated inside in Caribean style, with wonderful stained glass windows. There is a small vivarium right next to the breakfast room, with all sorts of birds and a real Mono Titi, a Central American Sqirrel Monkey. Frank, the host, is a very friendly and helpful man.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I bring small groups of entomologist's to Panama several times a year, and we stay at the Canal Inn whenever we are in Panama City (have stayed here at least 12 times over the last 3-4 years). It's convenient to all the highways link to other parts of the country, and the domestic airport (Gelabert/old Albrook Air Force Base) is... More 

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mille-isles, qc
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We have now stayed twice at the Canal Inn, located in the Boca region of Panama City, near the canal and are planning another stay there at the end of the month. We also recommended the hotel to our kids who also stayed there recently. Host Franz simply cannot do enough to make our stays perfect - even drove us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A group of my friends and I stayed in this inn during our week in Panama. The owner of the hotel, Franz, is a wonderful guy. He and another worker, Maria, were extremely hospitable. The hotel was always clean and was a delightful place to stay. Breakfast in the morning was always delicious. The neighborhood of the inn was very... More 

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Feldbach, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Arriving from the wonderful and remote surf spot Santa Catalina I didn't expect much of Panama City. However, the Canal Inn owners helped me to have four great days in this thriving city. To start with, (and I guess for many people a crucial factor when deciding where to stay in a big metropolis such as PC), the Canal Inn... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This hotel is clean and 5 mins from the domestic airport. It is perfectly acceptable for a one night stay. It lies under a bridge which is fairly noisy.The staff are very friendly and helpful. It is very near the canal so useful for seeing he canal. Other than that I think I wold describe the hotel as fairly average

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My Rating: 3.8 Highlights: Close to domestic airport (Tocumen)-5 minute ride Lowlights: Room has small windows no real ventilation. Monkey on a chain We stayed at Canal Inn for 1 night since we had an early flight to Bocas Del Toro. (Think flight was just after 6 a.m.) Chose Canal Inn since it seemed to be the closest place to... More 

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Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

When we arrived at the Canal Hotel, scenically located under the noisy Bridge of the Americas (this is scarcasm), we were given room number 5. After the check-in clerk opened the door to our room, a rush of musty and mildewed air escaped from the room seeking freshness and freedom. After stating we would preferred another room, the clerk said... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We stayed two nights and had a great time. The staff is very helpful and Franz (the owner) personally greeted us for breakfast the morning after we arrived and made sure we had what we needed. This is more like a house than a hotel or B&B (and I mean that in good way). The location is good - close... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

I like to visit Panama City but I prefer to stay in the more peaceful Barrio Balboa within the former Canal Zone. Canal Inn is tucked away on a side street within sight of the Bridge of the Americas, walking distance or a short ride to the Amador Causeway, and Ancon Hill, Allbrook Mall, Allbrook bus terminal and Albrook airport,... More 

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