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8-18 Calle Boquete & Calle 8va, 111 Casco Viejo, Panama City Panama
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#6 of 159 Specialty lodging in Panama City
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Magnolia Inn offers comfortable and spacious deluxe private rooms. Our restored French colonial mansion is full of historic character, as well as modern conveniences such as A/C, orthopedic beds, free Wi-Fi Internet, mini-fridge and safe deposit boxes. We have a total of 16 hotel rooms available, all with private bathroom, A/C and safe deposit boxes. We are a family friendly hotel and are suitable to host large groups. The building boasts stylish social areas to relax and meet fellow guests. A fully equipped kitchen and sunbathed dining room is available for all ours guests to use and coffee and tea is offered free all day. We also have a total of 38 hostel/dorm beds available with comfortable beds and A/C. Within a couple blocks from the hotel you can enjoy Casco Viejo's attractions such as the Presidential Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, the Canal Museum, National Theater, Las Bovedas, and many others. Casco Viejo also is home to art galleries, great restaurants, and some of the city's best bars. Private car service is available for a fee, you are greeted inside Tocumen (PTY) international airport with a sign. The English speaking driver helps you with your bags and brings you to the front desk of the Magnolia Inn. Our front desk staff is fluent English, Spanish German, Dutch and Russian and will gladly help you with further planning your trip in Panama.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more
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cosmicmouse wrote a review Apr 2020
UK46 contributions67 helpful votes
Staff bend over backwards to help from booking onwards. We had 2 different rooms both very light and comfortable. There is a great kitchen and shared, light living room area. Location is great. so glad we stayed in Casco Viejo not modern part of city. It's not cheap but similar to other places I think.
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Date of stay: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
DurstDan wrote a review Mar 2020
Rothenburg, Switzerland603 contributions92 helpful votes
We joined Magnolia Inn for 4 Days. During the whole stay the reception was occupied. Even in the morning someone sit there and helped you if necessary. The people there extra friendly and helpfull. Full of understanding in case of CONVID-19 and tried to help us where ever they could. The rooms clean and sweet. Cleaning service if you like. And really in the middle of old town panama. We just thought foe us the best offer you can find. 🤷🏻‍♂️
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Ann S wrote a review Mar 2020
Champaign, Illinois15 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent four nights in this hotel and it was the ideal choice for us. We liked the charm of the old section of the city and it is in a great location. There are many choices for dining nearby and small, pretty plazas every few blocks. There are still some renovations going on in the neighborhood but most of the buildings have been renovated. There are grocery stores, drug stores, and variety stores all within walking distance. In addition, we felt very safe walking all over this neighborhood. The rates here were very reasonable in comparison to other hotels. I didn't see the dorm style rooms but I did see backpackers coming and going periodically. We stayed in 2B and this room had two queen beds and was adequately roomy.. The small bathroom was across the hall and this was a minor inconvenience. There was no view to speak of from this room so if that is important to you, you might want to choose another room. There was a public area (sitting, kitchen, tables and chairs) on the floor beneath us and it looked very nice. We did not take advantage of that area but there were typically a few people in there. Everything I saw was very clean and well maintained. The staff was very helpful in terms of giving suggestions for things to do and they also helped us lug our luggage up and down the stairs. We had two flights to climb to get to 2B and there is no elevator. The street level is level 0 so we were, in my tradition, on the third floor. The electricity is 110 so we didn't need a converter and they use the US dollar as their currency. Tip: bring your own hand lotion and tissues. There is a pizza restaurant on the same block that we liked very much and we had breakfast at Tantalo's right around the corner and liked it very much also. If I were to return I would probably choose a room on a lower floor and would try to get one with a better view but, in spite of that, we enjoyed our stay in this beautiful historic building and would go back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Don K wrote a review Mar 2020
Boyne City, Michigan16 contributions1 helpful vote
Room at Magnolia was nice but no elevator and 71 steps to get to. In a noisy area. A White Noice Machine was in the room and earplugs offered. Room was not cheap ($130./nite). Those things should be disclosed up front. It’s next door to the Tantalo which does disclose it can be noisy and chose Magnolia for that reason. Same noise but no disclosure.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Steve C wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada61 contributions37 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights in one of the penthouse rooms. Perfect location for walking Casco Veijo. Clean and in good condition. Great bed, nice size room, lovely view over Casco Veijo, good private bathroom/shower. Room included small fridge, coffee equipment, small sink, small kitchen counter for eating. All perfect for our morning coffee/croissant/fruit. Good wifi signal, great tv channels, in-room safe. Friendly staff. Loved it and would stay here again for sure.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$77 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Magnolia Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Magnolia Inn?
Nearby attractions include Casco Viejo (0.09 miles), Dress Like Panama (0.2 miles), and Iglesia de la Merced (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Magnolia Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and a concierge.
What are some restaurants close to Magnolia Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Fonda Lo Que Hay, and Super Gourmet.
Does Magnolia Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Magnolia Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Magnolia Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Russian, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Magnolia Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (5.1 miles), Plaza de Francia (6.9 miles), and Panamá Viejo (5.1 miles).