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Panama Hotel

4 Bayview Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
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San Rafael, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Panama hotel is a small independent hotel with a lot of charm hidden areas in a residential neighborhood Restaurant offers Generous portions of American fare with Mexican favors. Everything is good but the tortilla soup is the best I have ever had Lively bar with excellent wine selections by the glass enclosed courtyard provides additional dining space Live music several... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We stayed here because of a wedding nearby. We love the room, the restaurant, and how unique this place is. It's more like a B&B than a hotel. And the staff seems very nice but unintrusive. The restaurant within the hotel serves really good food. The locals love this place and like to bring their dogs here on Fridays for... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had a work dinner here in the back garden which was as charming as could be with trees and stringed lights. Felt like we were truly in another country. The food was very good. We had an avocado and crab starter which had delicious flavors. THe burger was also very good. ALl the food served looked excellent.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife, teenage daughter and I spent a wonderful week at the Panama Hotel. We stayed in Rosie's Room on the second floor above the restaurant patio. We all enjoyed the homey atmosphere in our suite, much more interesting than a sterile hotel room. The door opens into a living area with a small table and chairs, a flat screen... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and thought it was very nice. We were in Mimi's Bungalow; which gave us plenty of room and was very private. Close to wine country, and the city. We enjoyed our visit very much and will stay here again the next time we visit San Rafael.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Ate at the restaurant. One of the worst dining experiences of my life. Unbelievably rude manager and staff and indifferent waiting staff. Food was just ok at best. Will never return. Overpriced as well for what you get. Much better choices in Marin County.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Panama Hotel in May 2015 for two nights in room #12. We had a lovely stay - the room was good-sized and very clean, and the hotel is within walking distance of some great bars and restaurants. The only drawback for us was that service in the restaurant was hit or miss. Also, some of the... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I'd give this hotel negative stars if I could. I was woken up after midnight by an unknown man trying to enter my room. I was startled and upset. The problem was compounded when I found that the innkeeper had given the guy a key to my room "in error". The innkeeper knew about the error but did not make... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed here in June 2014 in a "European style" room with shared bathroom. The room was at the front of the property, above the restaurant and with a little shared balcony accessible from the corridor. You couldn't hear the restaurant nor the live jazz music from inside the room which was great. We never had to queue to use... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our visit to our San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma favorites was wonderful, and this hotel was our central base. Excellent in-house restaurant, unique European style room, and helpful staff were why we chose to return to the Panama when my husband treated me to this birthday surprise. Easy access to the city, great places to eat all around, the DeYoung... More 

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