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“Best Value in Panama” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Marparaiso
Av Cuba y 34 este, Panama City, Panama   |  
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Ranked #82 of 111 Hotels in Panama City
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“Best Value in Panama”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2006

The best value anywhere in Panama. Pickup from airport is free, return is about $8.00. The hotel is clean, safe, hot water showers, air conditioned and very reasonably priced. The restaurant is good but cheaper meals can be had within walking distance or take taxis to via Espana for $1.25.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2006

They pick me up at the airport and took the express route to the hotel and passpast all the traffic. Rooms were clean, food good and all the desk clerks spoke english. Not the Hyatt but I wasn't paying for the Hyatt

  • Stayed November 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2005


I booked a room at this hotel because I ran across a positive review on another site, and the hotel's web site looked good. They also were the only budget hotel that offered free airport pickup (worth at least US$20). Well, I waited around the airport around 20 minutes before calling the hotel to find out when they would be there (after finding change, and figuring out how to use the public phones). I finally found their guy and we were off to the hotel. The first night I had room 310. The air conditioner was noisy and full of condensation. The bathroom was tiny, there was almost no water pressure for taking a shower. The dim flourescent light in the room made everything look dirty, and perhaps it was. "Clean" is not a word I would use to describe the room. The sheets were paper thin, plus the pillows and bedspread were very old. The mattress was very comfortable, however. They have cable TV with probably 100 channels, including one that is XXX. The next night I changed to room 212, which was in better condition, although the same size. This seems to be a place that is for couples to spend a couple of hours, more than a hotel for tourists. The neighborhood doesn't seem very safe at night, and I don't think any woman traveling alone (and most men) wouldn't feel really secure here. On the positive side, the hotel restaurant had good food and it was cheap. Hot sandwiches for less than US$2, and milkshakes for US$1.25. Also, there are 6 free internet terminals on the first floor for hotel guests. The price for rooms the size of mine was US$22 including tax in Nov 2005. By going up to only $27.50, you can stay at the Hotel Milan or Hotel Marbella, both in the much nicer El Cangrejo district, which is about 1km away. It's much prettier there, and more suitable for tourists. Also, the Costa Inn and Hotel Montreal are in the same general area and cost about US$30 per night. If you're only staying one night in Panama City and would value the free airport pickup, this might work for you, but there are much better values out there for only a little more money.

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Address: Av Cuba y 34 este, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #82 of 111 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 75
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Marparaiso Hotel Panama City
Hotel Marparaiso Panama/Panama City

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