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“Clean and modern, fully functional” 4 of 5 stars
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Centroamericano Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ave. Ecuador 4-24 Esq. Justo Arosemena | La Exposición, Panama City 830648, Panama   |  
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Ranked #55 of 111 Hotels in Panama City
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Clean and modern, fully functional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was a great hotel for what we needed--a place to crash for the night in a reasonably convenient neighborhood. It was immaculately clean--I felt like I could've eaten off the floors. The room and bathroom were not large, but adequate, and included a safe in the room and a bottle of water (nice extra touch), and even shampoo and conditioner. The restaurant in the lobby was very good and only $5 for a full breakfast! Abdel was the receptionist when we arrived, and also drove us to the airport the next day in the hotel van for $25. He was wonderful, and having grown up in large part in the US, speaks perfect English. I would definitely recommend this for budget travelers who don't feel the need to lounge endlessly in their hotel room!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hcpanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Centroamericano Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hello, thank you very much for such positive comments, really, we are very happy that you had a pleasant stay during your time in Panama, we are a small and familiar hotel but we try our best to give you the best service at the best price possible, we really appreciated that value all our efforts.
We are very proud of our staff when they receive recognition from customers, and they also greatly appreciate your comments, and encourage them to continue doing a good job.
We hope you come back soon we will be happy to recieve you again.
You can follow us on our Facebook page, (HotelCentroamericano, in the search).
Thank you very much and regards!
Andrea Pérez
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Island of Malta, Malta
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This hotel was okay. When comparing the prices of this hotel to others in Panama City, Centroamericano is defintely worth it. The rooms are very small and expect no luxuries. Plain but clean. It is not very central although for those who like to walk, walking along the sea front leads to some interesting sites. The hotel also offers a transport service at a reasonable price therefore if not by walk everything is within minutes away. Would recommend it for budget travellers. No breakfast is included.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hcpanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Centroamericano Hotel, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Hello, thank you very much for your review, we're glad you had a good stay, we are a small and familiar hotel but we try our best to give you the best service at the best price possible.
I just want to make clear that we have breakfast included in the room rate when you make a reservation directly with us, if you book through a travel agency as booking.com or despegar.com for example, these do not add the breakfast in their rates, but that has nothing to do with the hotel.
We hope you enjoyed your stay in Panama, and come back soon we will be happy to recieve you again.
You can follow us on our Facebook page, (HotelCentroamericano, in the search).
Thank you very much and regards!
Andrea Pérez
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This hotel was in a great location - between the modern skyline and the casco viejo. Rooms were clean, staff was unbelievably helpful. Very pleasant experience- would highly recommend if traveling on a budget.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hcpanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Centroamericano Hotel, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Hello, thanks for such a positive comment, we are very happy that you had a pleasant stay during your time in Panama, we are a small and familiar hotel but we try our best to give you the best service at the best price possible, we really appreciated that value all our efforts.
We hope you come back soon, we will be happy to receive you again.
You can follow us on our Facebook page, (Hotel Centroamericano, in the search bar).
Thank you very much and regards!
Andrea Pérez
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Halifax, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I had tried a couple of hotels in Panama that were in this prices range. This one was by far the best. WiFi and a/c worked perfectly. The rooms were spacious and clean. The staff was helpful, although little English. Restaurant wAs a nice little spot.
Neighborhood a bit iffy.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hcpanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Centroamericano Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hi, thanks for such a positive comment, we are very happy that you had a pleasant stay during your time in Panama, we are a small and familiar hotel but we try our best to give you the best service at the best price possible, we really appreciated that value all our efforts.
We hope you come back soon, we will be happy to receive you again.
You can follow us on our Facebook page, (HotelCentroamericano, in the search bar).
Thank you very much and regards!
Andrea Pérez
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

3 of us stayed here several times (in 2 rooms) between our visits to outlying parts of Panama and Colombia late July and early August 2013. We used their baggage storage at $1/bag/day to keep extra stuff between our side-trips. Place is clean, comfortable, well located, fairly priced, WiFi worked. Their Tocumen airport transfer is slightly cheaper than what taxis charge (still expensive). If front desk guy is Abdel - he speaks perfect English (lived in U.S. for awhile). We used their coin washers and dryers, though water flow into washer is slow. Breakfast is not free, but restaurant on ground floor has low price for same ($5+). There are a lot of very cheap street markets a few blocks to the North. Maybe not a great area to walk around at night - not much around and nearby blocks quite deserted.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hcpanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Centroamericano Hotel, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Hello, thank you very much for writing us, we are very happy that you had a pleasant stay during your time in Panama, we try our best to give you the best service at the best price possible, we really appreciated that value all our efforts. We are very proud of our staff when they receive recognition from customers, and they also greatly appreciate your comments, and encourage them to continue doing a good job.
We hope you come back soon, we will be happy to receive you again.
You can follow us on our Facebook page, (HotelCentroamericano, in the search bar).
Thank you very much and regards!
Andrea Pérez
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shaftesbury
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Great place to spend a couple of nights, rooms were clean, comfortable and functional. Room only cost $50pn incl. Taxes and the guy who checked us in spoke very good English and was very helpful when we needed to print out our booking (only time anyone actually asked for this in panama). We requested a room on the top floor and found ourselves on a nice room at the end of the corridor away from the elevator and the street, it was perfect for crashing out. Room itself was a good size, as was the bathroom and walk in wardrobe, the tv had a good selection of English speaking channels. All in all, for the price, in a good part of town, this was an excellent choice. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hcpanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Centroamericano Hotel, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Hi, thanks for all your comments, we are very pleased that you had a good stay during your time in Panama, we try to provide the best service to our guests and appreciate to be valued. We are very proud of our staff when they receive recognition from guests, and they also greatly appreciate your comments, and encourage them to continue doing a good job.
We hope to return soon, we will be happy to receive.
If you want you can follow us on our facebook page, (Hotel Centroameicano, in the search box) or in our instagram (hotelcentroamericano).
Greetings!
Andrea Perez
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Benbrook, Texas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My wife and spent our first night in Panama at Hotel Centroamericano. Comfortable, inexpensive and a looooong was from the airport. Near Panama Canal and Air Panama flight to David. Hotel driver took us to Canal and returned to take us to Albrook Airport.

The hotel staff was very friendly and learning English. The rooms were small, but affordable and offered us a chance to stay in an economical hotel district. We misunderstood the hotel and thought they were to have a driver meet us at Panama City Airport, but no driver. A taxi was hired to take us to the hotel which was quite a distance from the airport. The fee was $20.

The hotel had a very small bathroom that was adequate for us as we arrived at approximately 9 p.m. and left at 8 a.m. for a tour of the Panama Canal. We did not expect a 4 Star hotel and we didn't get one.

Room Tip: Rooms face the street and provide a view of the other economical hotels in the district.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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hcpanama, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Centroamericano Hotel, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Hello, thank you for your review, we're glad you had a good stay at the Hotel, we strive to provide the best service possible, and is very important to us that our customers recognize the work and be satisfied. We're sorry if there was any inconvenience with the pick up at the airport.
We hope you come back soon, we will be happy to receive you again.
You can follow us on our Facebook page, (HotelCentroamericano, in the search bar).
Thank you very much and regards!
Andrea Pérez
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Address: Ave. Ecuador 4-24 Esq. Justo Arosemena | La Exposición, Panama City 830648, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Centroamericano Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On business or leisure trip, here you will find a warm atmosphere, with all the facilities you need, also has the best location just minutes from the most important commercial areas of Panama, with easy transportation 24 hours. We are a Pet Friendly hotel! ... more   less 
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