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“Exceptionally clean, friendly hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toscana Inn Hotel
Ranked #13 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
Dove Canyon, California, United States
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Exceptionally clean, friendly hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

We stayed at the Toscana Inn for 3 nights in March. This was our first experience in Panama. We found the hotel thru all the wonderful Trip Advisor reviews. The hotel is exceptionally clean, the rooms are very large and comfortable, and the staff is very friendly. Jose, the night bellman, was very helpful with advice and making sure we knew all about the hotel. Breakfasts (included) were good and coffee and tea were always available. We had dinner here one night and it was very good. The wait staff were eager to please and took great delight in my son's happiness with his chocolate milkshake and ice cream sundae.

There were only a few negatives: 1). The lighting in the rooms could be improved for reading. However, they have a clever system that requires your room key to turn on the lights. This ensures that lights cannot be left on when there is no one in the room. 2). Know what taxi fares should be before getting a taxi at the hotel or you will definitely overpay. For example, the ride to Casco Viejo should cost at most $4-5. Our first day we paid $10. Although our Spanish is extremely weak, we thought the bellman said this was a good fare. Either go to the main street to catch a taxi, or know the fare and negotiate. Subsequent rides were always about 60% of the first price quoted. Whether this was an issue with overcharging tourists or just our poor Spanish, I don't know. Lastly 3) Although the hotel was great, the street is not. There was garbage littering the street, bags thrown everywhere and broken open. It was quite smelly. Not very pleasant when walking to / from restaurants. According to an expat we met, this is a common issue in Panama City. I don't know if this is an issue around more upscale or American chain hotels. It was the only significant downside to this hotel.

All in all, a great hotel, very reasonably priced, but street sanitation could definitely be improved!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Jill H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed here before leaving Panama. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. They served you coffee in the room whenever you asked for it. The free breakfast was spectacular. They even had lattes. Our only complaint was that the big fluffy comfortor was way too warm for Panama. They need lighter bedding. Otherwise our stay was perfect.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Garland, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

I have stayed here a few times with our Panama Relocation Tour group. The staff is always very helpful in making our reservations whether its ahead of time or last minute. They have a great breakfast in the mornings downstairs. The rooms are clean and quiet. Very comfy beds! Lots of things to walk to easily around the hotel to eat late a night, go shopping or gamble at the casino.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank Melissa L
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We spent 4 nights at the Toscana Inn in Panama City. Everything was very nice. The front desk staff and doorman were always pleasant and helpful. The rooms were clean and well kept. The air conditioner was wonderful after a long day of sight seeing. The included breakfast was tasty and a decent selection. Breakfast was good but not great. The location of the hotel is perfect. You are in town and close to great resturants and other urban ammenities. One of our favorite places to eat was right across the street...Reisens, give them a try. The internet was sketchy and the signal could be better but it worked for email and minor web browsing. We were able to get a great rate of $108. I did this by communicating with their reservation lady at the hotel. Our stay at the Toscana Inn was great.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank sloDaveB
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

We stayed at Toscana Inn for 2 nights in March 2013. The hotel is located in very good area. Lots of restaurants and shopping close by. Clean rooms and very good service. Not too far from international and domestic airport. Also good breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank BPAR11
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Georgia
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

Toscana Inn Hotel was a very nice, comfortable hotel. When we arrived in Panama, we spent the first two nights here. It was very comfortable and clean. The rooms were decorated very nicely and had plenty of work space for your computer. However, I believe the internet service was extra. The location of the hotel was within walking distance of several shops and restaurants. The staff was very friendly and most of them do not speak English, but there seemed to always be one or two in the lobby that did speak English and were very helpful. For the most part, I would say that they were very attentive to your needs. You could also walk to one of the bus stops for the Hop On-Hop Off tour. The hotel will buy your tickets for you for this tour. Breakfast was good and the coffee was great!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank travelguru06
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Clearwater, Florida
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

We were sad that we could only spend one night here. The rooms were really nice and looked like rooms that would be found in much more expensive hotels. I had read a few reviews from last year saying that the water in the showers wasn't very warm and the staff didn't speak English, but that was not the case for us. Nice hot showers and an English speaking staff who let us store our luggage before we could check in, gave us travel advice and booked us a cab to the airport. If we go back to Panama we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank katrina1606
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Property: Toscana Inn Hotel
Address: Via Espana, Calle D, El Cangrejo, Panama City 0819-09389, Panama
Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Panama City
#1 Romantic Hotel in Panama City
#1 Family Hotel in Panama City
#10 Best Value Hotel in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Toscana Inn Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you're traveling to Panama City for business or a vacation getaway, we make all visits to Toscana Inn Hotel comfortable and relaxing with exceptional service, a welcoming staff, and beautifully appointed hotel suites. Perfectly located in Panama City's prestigious El Cangrejo district, Toscana Inn Hotel in Panama offers effortless access to everything you might want to see or do - from the sparkling beach to exclusive shopping, vibrant nightlife, fascinating cultural and historical sites, and more. Rated one of the best hotels in Panama by Trip Advisor, our focus is on the comfort of our guests and the quality and value of our rooms and services. Let Toscana Inn Hotel be your host in Panama City. ... more   less 
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