We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 107 Panama City hotels

Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 50 con 53 este | Urb. Marbella, Panama City, Panama
Hotel website
Hotel packages
Hotel deals
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Best Fall Getaway
Save Saved
You added Hotel Riu Plaza Panama to your Saves list
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Ranked #13 of 107 hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Wild4Wasabi Houston
  • Overview
  • Reviews (932)
  • Photos (660)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (133)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

932 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (133)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have waited a few weeks to write this - we were waiting for the manager to communicate with us as we had been told, but clearly that was too much to expect. the rooms are good, the bed is comfortable, the location is fine. We had Crown level rooms so access to the crown lounge. At no point did... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Overall, the hotel was very clean and comfortable and service was above average. It was centrally located more so in the business district. If we had to do it again, I think staying in Casco Viejo area would have been a better choice as the business district was not as charming or tourist friendly compared to the Casco Viejo area.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Riu Plaza from August 7th till August 10th accompanied with my 2 year old daughter, my sister and my mother. The Hotel is very nice, beautiful and is well located so you can go to Multi Centro Mall and 15 minutes to go to All brook Mall. With my experience in the Hotel business I will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

When we walked in I thought, wow how beautiful. However like many establishments in panama, the customer service was horrible to say the least. The people at the front desk seemed annoyed to have to attend yet another customer. Furthermore when I arrived to my room 2015 the bathroom was dirty, particularly there was mold in the tub. My friend... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had mixed views of this place. We took 2 rooms, one a suite and one a standard on the 23rd floor as this was the only way we could have interconnecting rooms. The views were spectacular, but only 3 lifts meant long waits. The pool area was lovely, and bar food there good value. We didn't think the breakfast... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ideal location for business but as well to start descovering Panama City and surroundings. (Panama is not Big! From Panama city to Colon 80 km). Friendly Staff, Big Rooms excellent breakfast buffet. Three restaurants , One Sushi Bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Exeter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super hotel - very clean. Good location. Very efficient Reception staff. Buffet breakfast was very nice & very kind staff. My room was on floor 19 and very nicely furnished. Good value. Hop-on buses stop outside. Good service from Concierge to airport.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maastricht, The Netherlands
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hotel chain., buffet the best, its a large hotel so don't expect a cosy hotel. Pool bar is ok and food ok too. I tried the sushi bar which was the worst ever! Just a good deal for a business traveller or any leisure who wants a good hotel once in a while.

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed last minute at the Riu Plaza and got a great room rate on a high floor with great city views. Hotel is very modern, clean with good customer service-although we had little to ask of the staff as everything was completely to our satisfaction! Hotel is in a central location close to the old city, just a short... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed everything about this hotel. Friendly staff, super clean and modern rooms. Awesome pool and bar at the pool area. Stunning city views from the higher floors. Wifi works GREAT.....and the BEST breakfast buffet in all of Panama. Highly recommend this hotel for business or leisure travelers.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hotel Riu Plaza Panama, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Riu Plaza Panama? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Plaza Panama

Address: Calle 50 con 53 este | Urb. Marbella, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Riu Plaza Panama 4*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, HotelTravel.com, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, BookingOdigeoWL, Expedia, Venere and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Riu Plaza Panama reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Riu Plaza Panama Panama City

660 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (656)
Hotel & grounds (111)
Room/suite (139)
Pool/beach area (53)
Dining (89)
View from room (65)
Bathroom (28)
Business center/function rooms (2)
Family/play areas (22)
Other (147)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (5)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Panama City with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Spa Hotel in Panama City #6 Business Hotel in Panama City #7 Luxury Hotel in Panama City #9 Family Hotel in Panama City
Hotel Class
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Riu Plaza Panama staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer