We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA

Travelers' Choice award winner
GreenLeadersSilver level
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA
The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA
Panoramas (6)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

709 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA
See the most recent reviews
Showing 515: English reviews
New York
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in the hotel for six days. The hotel is beautifully decorated, when you first walk in a warm cedar smell greets you. The staff are very professional and helpful. When we arrived the room we were assigned did not have air conditioning to our satisfaction (my husband and I like it very cold). We were...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sima B
TheBristolPanama, Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Sima B, Thank you for your great review. While we are so glad to know you enjoyed a delightful stay overall, we do sincerely regret that your experience was in any way affected by the air conditioning unit and shower. Should you give us the opportunity to welcome you back in the future, it would be our privilege to...

Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Excellent hotel in the centre of the financial district. Surrounded by lots of restaurants and bars all within walking distance. The room was clean and well appointed as you would expect from a five star hotel. The price that I booked online was very reasonable for this quality. The check in service was efficient and the staff were all very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ron D
TheBristolPanama, Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Ron D, Thank you very much for choosing The Bristol and for your most excellent review. We are delighted to have made your recent stay in Panama City all the more pleasurable and memorable. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Victor Concepcion Peren Director of Operations

Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you are looking for location, service, glamour, excellent food and you do not have a budget, then this could be one of your choices. You area surrounded by all major banks, close to Via España and Calle 50, close to El Carmen Metro Station, so the location could not be better

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mike M
TheBristolPanama, Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Mike M, Thank you for your great review. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our location and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Victor Concepcion Peren Director of Operations

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Our room was very nice and we enjoyed the hospitality of the bar. There is a really pretty good onsite gym but be aware the pool is tiny and designed only for swimming short laps, not lounging around. I also used the spa and they had a first rate massage therapist. The view of the city from the spa floor...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Misty P
TheBristolPanama, Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Misty P, Thank you for your excellent review! We're delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience overall and look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future! Victor Concepcion Peren Director of Operations

San Diego, California
Reviewed April 25, 2016

We spent six nights at the Bristol Hotel. Our room was very spacious and clean. The mattress was great and there were plenty of bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths. Alvin, the concierge, was always helpful. Everyone at the front desk was very kind and even remembered our name. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Edward92037
TheBristolPanama, Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Edward92037, Thank you so much for your exceptional review. It is extremely gratifying to know that you had a great time and that our thoughtful services have left a lasting impression. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Victor Concepcion Peren Director of Operations

Crick, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Fantastic customer service particularly the restaurant team Thankyou I had the pleasure of staying at The Bristol last week Well done I can't wait to return I am a WorldHost Master customer service trainer One particular special moment was whilst eating dinner a food service assistant noticed I needed a paper tissue and quickly came over to my table with...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank U2390HNlinda
TheBristolPanama, Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear U2390HNlinda, Thank you so much for your excellent review and for choosing The Bristol for your recent visit to Panama City. I am so proud to know our staff demonstrated the best example of superior customer service and it will be my honor to extend these remarkable words with them. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you...

seattle,wa
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for three nights, and we loved this property. Large rooms with all the amenities one would expect at a 5-star hotel- large bathroom with soaking tub, large shower, Etro toiletries, desk, lounge chair, bar and refrigerator, turn down service, etc. The spa is lovely too on the 25th floor with nice views of the city. Service was excellent...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ChrisSeattle_wa
TheBristolPanama, Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear ChrisSeattle_wa, Many thanks to you for allowing us to be your Oasis in Panama City. We sincerely appreciate your review and are happy to know you had a great experience. We all hope to see you again soon. Victor Concepcion Peren Director of Operations

Managua, Nicaragua
Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time at this hotel! We enjoyed it every time! Within walking distance to a lot of places! Nice and very spacious rooms! Very comfortable bed! Very good breakfast! Staff very helpful y nice! I highly recommend it! Definitively will come back!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CSalvo24
TheBristolPanama, Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear CSalvo24, Thank you sincerely for choosing The Bristol. It was our pleasure to ensure you and your family enjoyed a comfortable experience. We are grateful for your loyalty and we hope to welcome you back soon. Victor Concepcion Peren Director of Operations

Cocoa Beach, Florida
Reviewed April 21, 2016

I would have given The Bristol a 5-star review except I reserve that for properties with a unique feature. Otherwise, The Bristol is all 5 star. Excellent staff, who answered my every request in a competent, anxious-to-please manner. Large, quiet rooms with comfortable beds, and a large bath with standalone shower and large, deep tub. Smokers can puff on the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mike A
TheBristolPanama, Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Mike A, Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. I am honored to share your gracious feedback with the entire team. We are proud to have helped ensured your comfort and satisfaction with consistently superior service, and we look forward to having you back during your next trip to Panama City. Victor Concepcion Peren Director of Operations

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We came here for our anniversary and it couldnt have been better. The service was professional and friendly from the moment we arrived. The hotel itself is gorgeous, beatifully maintained and very stylish. They have 24 hour room service, much appreciated after a late arrival. The breakfast is a buffet with good variety and all very tasty. The spa on...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CharlieFarley1985
TheBristolPanama, General Manager at The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear CharlieFarley1985, It is such a pleasure to read that you and your significant other enjoyed such a memorable wedding anniversary with us. It was our honor to help you celebrate this most important milestone, and I am truly proud to share your gracious feedback with Gustavo and the entire team. Thank you for allowing us the privilege of being...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

494 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (188)
Viewed
Room/Suite (49)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (27)
Viewed
Dining (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (23)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Other (68)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (233)
Viewed
Amenities (41)
Viewed
Pool (26)
Viewed
Dining (43)
Viewed
The Hotel (47)
Viewed
Tower Executive Double Room (38)
Viewed
Tower Executive King Room (38)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (73)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (14)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (20)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Panama City hotels
0.4 mi away
Grace Panama
Grace Panama
#1 of 116 in Panama City
585 reviews
0.3 mi away
Le Meridien Panama
Le Meridien Panama
#8 of 116 in Panama City
814 reviews
0.5 mi away
Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.3 mi away
Waldorf Astoria Panama
Waldorf Astoria Panama
#14 of 116 in Panama City
1,166 reviews
4.5 mi away
The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
0.1 mi away
Hyatt Place Panama City Downtown
Hyatt Place Panama City Downtown
#11 of 116 in Panama City
716 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of Panama City's bustling (Financial District), Bristol Panama is one of the city's premier addresses for executive and holiday stays. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA

Address: Avenida Aquilino de la Guardia | Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $122 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA 5*
Number of rooms: 125
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Cheap Tickets and Jetsetter so you can book your The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Bristol Panama Hotel Panama City
Bristol Hotel Panama City
Bristol Panama City
The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA Panama City
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Panama City
#4 Spa Hotel in Panama City
#6 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
#8 Romantic Hotel in Panama City
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA staff and other travelers.
20 questions
Ask a question
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom

See all questions (20)

Questions? Get answers from The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Any of the rooms are sure to please. The elevators are small, so be sure to use porters to bring your luggage up separately.”
 of 5 bubbles 19stephenp, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms on higher floors are quiet. Good views in new tower.”
 of 5 bubbles adanacsim, 1 week ago | Read review
“There are two sections, one with a higher tower. Upper floors are probably more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Hitman99, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Try the Executive Room with view.”
 of 5 bubbles R8407OKjuans, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a corner suite and we were not disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles DKEVERYDAY, 3 weeks ago | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question