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“Splendid breakfast buffet and amazing view to the Pacific canal entrance” 4 of 5 stars
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Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Amador Causeway, Panama City, Panama   |  
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Ranked #44 of 112 Hotels in Panama City
Helsingoer, Denmark
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Splendid breakfast buffet and amazing view to the Pacific canal entrance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We spend 4 nights at the hotel and really enjoyed our stay. The breakfast buffet was splendid, as noted by other reviewers and as we had booked a room with bay view, it was amazing to watch the ships entering and leaving the Panama Canal so close. We haven't stayed in a Panama City hotel, but can't think of a better and more quiet hotel than this.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Raul_Hernandez507, Manager at Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear db2ernst,


Thank you for choose the Country Inn and Suites Panama Canal during your last visit


Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience in the hotel. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our nice canal view rooms when you can see the ships entering and leaving the Panama Canal so close and all services.


We hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area and enjoy our beautiful canal view rooms and location near to the Panama Canal.



Sincerely,


Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Zurich, Switzerland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The rooms are similar to any american chain (even has a micro wave) - swimming pool is large and over looks the canal entrance.
The service at the reception was pretty poor , no smile, did not make us feel as customers - more like cattle.

The hotel is practical but offers really no charm. I would recommend it as a hotel for a one night on the way in or out of panama city. IF you are looking for a hotel where u feel in panama... then you should choose another one

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Raul_Hernandez507, Manager at Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
Dear Budapest4Lausanne,


Thank you for choose the Country Inn and Suites Panama Canal during your last visit.


Thank you again for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our canal view rooms and our large swimming pool.


We apologize for the disappointing service you received from the staff, we are improving on your comments mentioned, because we want to make sure our guests are comfortable and receive the best service.


On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your last visit we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!



Sincerely,


Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal
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Concord, New Hampshire
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101 reviews 101 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We checked in around 12:45 AM after driving in a rental car from Tocumen Airport....a great place to stay for the night before traveling on to the beaches/mountains of Panama. The breakfast was amazing & try their Panamanian coffee...outstanding! The gentleman who checked us in (in the wee hours after midnight) spoke English & was as nice & professional as could be. In fact, the entire staff was amazing. Of course the views from the canal side look like a picture postcard & navigating out of there to get to the Pan-American Bridge took less than 5 minutes. I asked a local cab driver to verify my navigational skills & it's a good thing I did because the signs are small, hidden & few & far between. WE got a wonderful rate by going directly to the Hotel web site which was MUCH less $$$ than those hotel web sites !

Room Tip: Ask for a room from at least the 3rd floor (hotel is 5 floors high) facing the canal/bridge.
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  • Stayed April 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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Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Stayed here one night before our cruise left Colon, Panama. Really loved the view from our room of the Panama Canal and in the evening we walked along the canal front and took photos of the Bridge of Americas and ate on the waterfront. Check in was very efficient, room very nice for the three of us and the morning buffet breakfast was very good. Very enjoyable short stay.

Room Tip: Get a room (higher floor) with a view of the canal.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Raul_Hernandez507, Manager at Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear IndyBeachGal,


Thank you for choose the Country Inn and Suites Panama Canal during your last visit.

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed our nice Canal View rooms and Staff Service.


We guarantee you always excellent service. On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your last visit we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!


Sincerely,


Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This hotel sits on the edge of the entrance to the Panama Canal and offers guests a nice view of the Bridge of the Americas and the passing ships. Of course, you will pay a few dollars more, but it is probably worth it. The property marks the beginning, more or less, of the causeway, so if your interest is the canal and the waterfront, this location is outstanding. The grounds are quiet and safe.

My room was large, clean and comfortable. Each room has a small balcony with chairs which is a nice addition. Basic cable is available on modern televisions.

The staff was friendly and helpful. A fairly ample breakfast is available each morning for free. The offerings are American enough that most US travelers will find something they like, while still being reminded that they are, after all, in a foreign country. The same restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, though you might prefer to eat out on the terrace at the adjoining Friday's. A couple of other dining options are a short walk away along the waterfront.

Considering the price, location and amenities, this hotel is definitely worth a consideration if you are heading to Panama City.

Room Tip: Pay extra for the canal view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belleville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were in a suite at the end of the hall. Washer and dryer in a room next-door. It leaked and the water ran under our door. Not a biggie but it took three times to get them to "fix the problem" rather than just keep mopping.
Don't bother trying to reach the desk by phone. They won't answer.

Room Tip: If you get a suite ask for an upper floor or you'll be looking at a tile roof.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Raul_Hernandez507, Manager at Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear reb3333,

Thank you for choose the Country Inn and Suites Panama Canal during your last visit.

We are sorry you were not satisfied with the accommodations of your room. We will discuss the conditions of your room with our staff to ensure all guest rooms are up to Country Inns and Suites by Carlson standards.

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your last visit we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!


Sincerely,

Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal
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Bocas Town, Panama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Best location in Panama City to experience the Panama Canal and Bridge of Americas. The hotel and service was very good. Their breakfast was very complete and varied daily; choice of delicious fresh tropical fruits, eggs, potatoes, toast, cereals, fruit juices, yogurts. We stayed in one of their junior suites with a balcony facing the Panama Canal and Balboa yacht club. It was wonderful to watch cruise ships and commercial container ships cruising in and out of the Panama Canal.There is a quiet paved path perfect for jogging, riding bikes or walking which runs along the water and takes you all the way to the Amador Causeway. Beautiful route anytime of the day. Take a taxi and you can be in Casco Viejo in 15 minutes. the hotel has a very nice pool and jaccuzi as well as gym. Recommend this hotel to anyone with or without children and will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms facing the Panama Canal at least on second floor for better views
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Amador Causeway, 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 Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #44 of 112 Hotels in Panama City
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 254
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you plan your exciting getaway or seamless business trip, don't forget to book a spacious hotel room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, a Panama City hotel near Panama Canal. Our hotel's location near various transportation hubs—Tocumen International Airport, Marcos A. Gelabert Domestic Airport, the Panama Canal Railway, Pier and Panama's national bus terminal—makes it easy to travel around the area. Plus, we're within reach of top attractions like Frank Gerhy's Biodiversity Museum, the Smithsonian Tropical Research exhibition center, Albrook Shopping Mall, Metropolitan National Park and City of Knowledge. Explore the city or simply take in the beauty of the Panama Canal from your hotel room's balcony during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal. ... more   less 
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