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“Gorgeous rooms and great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Waldorf Astoria Panama
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   47th St. & Uruguay Street, Panama City, Panama   |  
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Ranked #14 of 111 Hotels in Panama City
Denver
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Gorgeous rooms and great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We spent one night here before heading back home. The rooms are spectacular. Huge, modern, and the best shower there is. Taxi to the old town was on,y $7. Don't take their transportation, catching a taxi across the street saves you $10-$20. Airport was just $30 as per the area.

Cons...it sounded like our room was in a bathroom. All night the water running through the pipes was coming through our vents. It was quite frustrating. Also, the fact that Internet is $12 seemed steep. The other hotels nearby had free internet. We used points for the hotel, but I don't know if I'd have paid $400 for our suite.

Room Tip: Choose a higher floor facing the ocean.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MariaVictoriaB_WA, Public Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Panama, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Annie B,
Thank you for allowing us to welcome you during your recent visit to Panama City. We welcome your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to review your stay. It is unfortunate to hear we were not able to offer you free internet and we are sorry about all other issues with the noise. We will be addressing the issues with our staff as we know it helps us get better.
We are excited you enjoyed your room amenities and hope we have a chance to welcome you again so that we can exceed your expectations and thus help you create better memories.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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TORONTO, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This hotel is new, very clean, lovely rooms, updated technology. The restaurants were very good. The Sushi restaurant in particular was top class. Checking in, checking out, and the overall staff are very friendly and attentive.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MariaVictoriaB_WA, Public Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Panama, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear Richard C,
Thank you for allowing us to welcome you to Panama City and the Waldorf Astoria Panama. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to provide you with a great experience. We look forward to being able to host you again during your next trip and continue to offer you great service and unforgettable memories.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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87 hotel reviews
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This is a modern hotel with spacious rooms and nice decor. I was fortunate enough to get a room with a view of the ocean and a small balcony. Balconies are only available on the top floors.The beds are very comfortable. The bathroom is huge, with a large walk in-shower.

Service is great, nice welcome from the front desk. Water was provided as we checked in on a hot, muggy day, it was a welcomed treat.

Nice pool area, which is a nice retreat from the bustling city. Great drinks from the pool bar, I had one of the best mojitos ever.

This hotel is on par with luxury hotels in Asia and for less than $200 a night, it is a bargain.

The only draw back is to get a taxi. The house car is readily available and a white taxi. Both of these options are quite expensive, 3-4X vs. a well negotiated fare with a yellow cab. The trick is to get a hold of a yellow cab. You may have to walk away from the hotel a bit to get one.

There is no executive lounge on the property and being a diamond member does not give you a free breakfast as it would at a Hilton property.

Overall, a very enjoyable stay in a posh atmosphere. Staff is great and friendly.

Stayed March 2014
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MariaVictoriaB_WA, Public Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Panama, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear Reslimpan,
Thank you for describing every aspect of your hotel stay so positively. It is good to know we were able to deliver you a memorable experience. Currently we do not have an executive lounge but we will take your comments into consideration when evaluating options for benefits that could equate to this. We hope to welcome you again in the near future so once again you can experience our True Waldorf Service. See you soon!
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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We spent our 25th anniversary weekend here and left wishing we had spent it somewhere else! It does not measure up to the standards of the WA of NYC in so many ways its hard to know where to begin, but I will try. Double charging us for drinks in the lobby and refusing to correct their mistake, charging for wifi in your room but offering it free in the business center, our shower fixtures fell off the shower walls, a very average breakfast buffet with the worst egg omlet we have ever had, three english speaking TV channels offered out of almost 30 spanish stations, a very average room, and the list goes on and on. The Canal was on my bucket list I just wish I could have enjoyed my stay at what we thought was going to be a 5 star hotel as advertised!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MariaVictoriaB_WA, Public Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Panama, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear BShepherdwks,
Words cannot express how grateful we are that you took the time to write this review and give us a detailed explanation of your stay. Your experiences and comments have been carefully noted and will be strictly addressed with the appropriate team members. To this day we have been carefully evaluating and revising our team and services, we are seriously addressing your comments. After all, it is our number one goal to provide you with the best service during your stay. We truly hope you were able to enjoy some of our other amenities during your stay as well as the city of Panama. Looking forward for a new opportunity, we hope to see you soon.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Service, style, and overall top notch experience at Waldorf Astoria Panama! Big shout out for the staff! If you have not visited - put it on your list! Lille at the concierge desk is an amazing resource, phenomenal hilton & Waldorf representative and a passionate ambassador for Panama!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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MariaVictoriaB_WA, Public Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Panama, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear Ross A ,
It is great to read such detailed comments. We really value our guests’ comments and we work hard to give each of you the best personalized service we can provide - our own True Waldorf Service. We are glad you were able to enjoy many of our amenities and room features.
We look forward to seeing you again and making your visit even more memorable. Please consider this your second home
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Williamsburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We recently stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria in Panama City, Panama for seven (7) days in one of the Penthouse with ocean view. From the moment we arrived we had the greatest service that my family and I have experience. We had the full cooperation of the hotel friendly staff in all the daily events.
We had a family and friends even in the Diamond Room that included Panamian Food buffet. The food was excellent. The location makes it easy to get to the tourist areas that Panama City has to offer.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MariaVictoriaB_WA, Public Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Panama, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear JoseDR192,
Thank you for choosing us during your recent visit to Panama City. We are delighted to read you enjoyed our amenities as well as our first class service that distinguishes us from the rest. We hope your future travels take you through Panama again and that we can accommodate and help you create more wonderful memories.
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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Great rooms. Five star and there on top of everything. The rooms are impeccable and the bed is so comfortable I already want one. Fitness center is top of the line. Staff is super friendly and extremely courteous.

Room Tip: Water view it's partially good but not bad at all.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MariaVictoriaB_WA, Public Relations Manager at Waldorf Astoria Panama, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear RodFeurtado,
How wonderful to read about your recent stay with us. It was a real pleasure to host you and even more that we were able to make your stay something to remember.
Our service is one of a kind and we have paid close attention to details when designing this home away from home for our guests. Personalized service is our primary goal and we hope we have distinguished ourselves in that. Always remember that we are here for you during your next visit, so we can provide more great memories.
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Additional Information about Waldorf Astoria Panama

Address: 47th St. & Uruguay Street, Panama City, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Panama City
#7 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Waldorf Astoria Panama 5*
Number of rooms: 248
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Waldorf Astoria Panama is conveniently located on Calle Uruguay, a vibrant street known for its entertainment and restaurants, and only within steps from the financial banking center. This new hotel jewel will feature 248 guestrooms, suites and luxury residences as well as an array of culinary options to serve the most exquisite palates. Cozy meeting rooms will accommodate an intimate business gathering or a memorable social event. A spacious and comforting area awaits you at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, an oasis of relaxation adjacent to a large exercise area by Life Fitness and a shimmering pool where you will enjoy the beautiful sun rays or a beautiful starred night next to a cozy shade. Your guests will certainly enjoy inviting facilities with sophisticated furnishings and an ample number of restaurants and activities within the hotel, as well as experience the sincerest definition of personalized service while living the True Waldorf Service, which aims to offer guests luxury attention during a memorable stay in Panama. ... more   less 
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