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“Excellent staff, quiet safe neighborhood” 4 of 5 stars
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Autograph Lodge
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle Alberto Navarro Casa 21, Panama City, Panama   |  
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Ranked #20 of 71 Panama City B&B and Inns
Santa Clara, California
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“Excellent staff, quiet safe neighborhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Luis and Angela runs the B & B. Our luggage got in 24hrs late and Luis helped us with phone calls to the airport etc.and received the luggage when it was delivered. He also called called for another issue we had and was so generous with his time to help us. Angela is very friendly and so sweet. We got all the info we needed on where to shop and suggestions on restaurants in the neighborhood.

The room was simple, but It was quiet. Our favorite place was the balcony where we did some serious people watching and some iPad"Ing". I liked the back yard and the hammocks!! The artist painter has his studio in the entrance of the building, and he is very good. Lots of great colors and interesting artwork in the rooms and common areas. The breakfast was corn flakes and eggs one morning, coffee, and fruit.

We noticed that the overwhelming majority did not speak English, so work on your Spanish :-) but Luis and Angela's English is very good.
This location is downtown, in a safe area, you can walk around without being worried, But always use common sense... 5 min drive to the waterfront. Taxis are crazy, but they know that they are doing.....Have fun!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We arrived at the hotel late in the evening, tired and hungry. Our Hostess Angela was very pleasant and she sat down with us on one of the couches in the general area and reviewed the hotel amenities, the surrounding area and the do's and don'ts of Panama City. I must say this check in was a new experience for this traveler. She was extremely cordial and helpful, as was her hubby Luis, throughout our stay. I must say that meeting them was one of the highlights of our trip. They always had interest in day's plans and were sure to give us hints and suggestions.
The hotel itself was quaint and comfortable. Each of the rooms was nicely appointed, clean and had a comfy bed as well a very amenable bathroom. The decor was original art and each of the rooms had a different theme (no room numbers just art reference names such as Impressionist eyc. cute)
The general lounging area also doubled as a dining area for breakfasts. Some of the guests sat around and chatted in the evenings. The breakfasts were tasty and filling. Every morning we were served cereal, toast, yogurt, fresh fruit, eggs and/or waffles. All of which were served with a smile.
The location was quite central to shopping, dining and bars all of which were safe to walk to and short in distance. A short cab ride ride will take you to either of the old cities, the Canal and any other sites that may be of interest.
If you are in Panama City you cannot go wrong with Angela and Luis.
I marked excellent for the pool but there isn't one. Don't let this shake you. I understand one may be on the way one day.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great. With very good water pressure by the way.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Panama City Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed several nights at this hotel, and we didn't regret it! The owners make you feel at home and can give you goods tips for travelling. Breakfast has a good variation of healthy food, the rooms are spacious, private bathroom and a good shower, good wifi and a flatscreen tv. In the nearby street Via Argentina you find all kinds of places to eat and drink and it's a safe area to walk. We definitely recommend this place!

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The hotel is well situated in a calm street close to the Via Argentina. The breakfast is huge and the couple managing the hotel does everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. For example I mentioned that my boyfriend is allergic to milk and the next morning there was lactose free milk on the table!
They offer a lot of advice for things to do in Panama and help you organizing it.
Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Montreux, Switzerland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

A home away from home. The staff is very friendly and really make you feel comfortable, they are all helpful when you need something. The rooms are very cosy, have caracter but still let you accomodate the way you want. The location is perfect, easy access from major roads, and tons of stuff to visit around. That will definitely become my address everytime I travel in Panama City.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

my husband and i recently stayed here for three nights on our way back to vancouver, canada. we found the accomodation clean, spacious and quite modern with internet access, flat screen tv and air conditioning. the breakfasts had great variety and wonderful service. the managers were very helpful and friendly. there was no traffic noise at night and restaurants and bars are within walking distance. for an economical experience it's well worth a stay. this reviewer gives it a thumbs up and at least a 9.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Montreux, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This is the only place in Panama City where I felt right at home! The owner (Miguel) and the staff (Luis and Angela) were super friendly and helpful!
The Lodge is well located in an area surrounded by good restaurants and bars. It is easy to get out of the house and walk around the area. Getting a taxi is REALLY EASY.
The Lodge itself is calm and quiet at night and I slept very well.
I heard the breakfast is really good as well, but I did not wake up in time (I had far too much fun the night before).
After two stays, Autograph feels like my second home in Panama. It is warm and welcoming, easy going and great value for money!!!
I recommend this place for active people who love the Panamanian way of life!!
Will I return? You bet I will!!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Address: Calle Alberto Navarro Casa 21, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Autograph Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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