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Canal Inn

Calle Ernesto J. Castillero, Casa # 7, La Boca-Balboa | Balboa, Panama City 02845, Panama
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Ranked #24 of 73 Panama City B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Feldbach, Austria
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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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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34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 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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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

As a traveler living away from home will be easy if you live a place like CANAL INN, With the personal attendance of CANAL INN Owner Mr. Fanz and great assistance from Staff , my 8 days of stay in Panama is really a wonderful experience. I highly recommend this Hotel if you are looking for natural, affordable and safety... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I have had their business card on my desk for 10 months, meaning to put in a good word for this place in Panama City. Quiet, clean, nice people. This is my first ever comment so you can see that I was impressed.

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San Francisco, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

great place. a little out there so if you don't have a car or like walking a bit to buses/taxis then it might be a downer - but the owners are great about arranging things if needed. i would return. so quiet. and there is a monkey, ramona, that lives at the place along with some gatos.

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David, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This is by far the best location my family and I have discovered on our frequent trips to Panama City from David, Panama. We were treated like family from the moment we arrived until the second we said good bye. This three day stay was well above from what we expected ... Franz and the family did a great job... More 

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