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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama
Ranked #31 of 114 Hotels in Panama City
waterloo, ontario
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
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“Great location.”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

We recently spent two nights here in a third floor room with a balcony facing the Panama canal.
We chose this property so we could watch all the marine traffic on the canal from our balcony and we weren't disappointed. Dozens of large container ships and freighters passed close by every day. Wow, fascinating to see!
The hotel itself is fairly basic, but clean. Rooms are a decent size with a comfortable bed. The one dinner we ate at the hotel restaurant was surprisingly tasty. The breakfast buffet had a good variety of fruits and pastries in addition to the usual eggs and such. There is also a TGIF restaurant attached to the hotel.
The neighborhood is quite dirty, but quiet and removed from the downtown core. It's a good location if you plan to use it as a base for touring the city by car, but not by foot, as there didn't seem to be anything else of interest in the immediate area. Also, not sure about how safe the area is.
We felt it was a reasonably priced option in the city.

Room Tip: Definitely get a room overlooking the canal, the higher the better.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Raul_Hernandez507, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear laurWaterloo


Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed.

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your last visit we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!


Sincerely,


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Reviewed January 23, 2014

This hotel is located in Amador and provides a good location to view ships going and coming from the Panama Canal. We stayed in what appears to be the older section of the hotel which must have been renovated a while ago, could use some upgrades. The place is fairly clean and quite. Usually buffet breakfast included.
The shower is a problem with the water temperature rotating from hot to cold every 20 seconds.
Our room and the hall way had a funky smell.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Raul_Hernandez507, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear VanGaroto,


Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize for the dissatisfaction of your stay. We take the time to listen to your constructive comments so we can continually improve our services. We hope for another opportunity to exceed your expectations.


Sincerely,


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Kerrobert, Canada
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

When you are in Panama City you should want to see the locks and its action so what a better place to see constant action in beside the canal. This hotel is perfectly located to view ships going in and out. the pool area is very nice and convenient to watch as well. We tended to eat at the marina just a half a block away and it was good. The area is nice and relaxing because you are not in the middle of the city. The rooms were nice and a dialy breakfast is complimentary. It suited our needs very well as we spent a few days in Panama City before heading to Bocas.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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3 Thank Brenda N
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Raul_Hernandez507, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Brenda N,


Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience.

We appreciate your comments and suggestions, On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!


Sincerely,


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Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

hotel is well located, with water views. Most (all?) rooms appear to be semi suites, with sitting area separate from sleeping quarters...clean, efficient upkeep. Ours was over TGI Friday restaurant which was noisy on Saturday night, but happily air conditioning system (mostly) drowned that out....you could avoid by asking to be located on other end of hotel closer to the bridge. Breakfast was good, not great - but adequate. We used their on site taxis to go back and forth to old town, and while we knew we were paying extra, appreciated having phone number and guaranteed return transport ($10 each way instead of 5). Good base for our day trips out of town. Would recommend.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Raul_Hernandez507, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear Betty H,

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write about your experience. We appreciate your points and suggestions and we will improve on your comments mentioned.

On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!


Sincerely,


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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is a great location for taking the Ferry Las Perlas to Contadora island. A very short walk to the check-in and boat. This is why we stayed.
The first stay the room was ok, tea and coffee, nice bed and what you would expect. A nice choice at breakfast.
The pool was quiet and a nice place to relax with good views of the ships going into the canal and the bridge.
The second stay on our way back from the island was very different. We had room 1289. The room was terrible, it was almost as if no one usually stays there, we didn't want to change as we had unpacked a bit and it was only for night. We soon realised that the balcony door had no lock, it was broken so you could just walk in from outside. There was no chain on the front door. The majority of the lights in the room didn't work (5 we counted), some with no bulbs some just broken. No water in the fridge, then when we put things in they froze. A few power sockets not working, including the one for the coffee machine, we had to move it across the room to work it. Tv remote not working.
Additionally there was no water in the hotel in the morning for about 5 hours. Not their fault but it just made it worse.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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CarlsonRezidor, Online Customer Support at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
We are sorry you were not satisfied with the condition of your room, including broken locks, nonworking lightbulbs and lack of water. We will discuss the conditions of your room with our staff to ensure all guest rooms are up to Country Inns and Suites by Carlson standards. Thank you for reaching out and writing your review.
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Red Deer
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights, and overall was a good experience. Rooms were clean, breakfast was good and there is a TGI Fridays connected to the building. From the pool you can watch ships enter the south end of the canal. There is a walking path that can take you all the way to the islands. It is about a 5km walk, but if you have time it is great for people watching and watching ships pass. It is also close the the bridge of the americas. Overall clean hotel and friendly staff.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Randolph, New Jersey
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a very nice hotel in a great location. Your family will love the pool, particularly after a long day of adventure. Pay a bit extra to be located on the cannel side; the views are spectacular. Insofar as breakfast is concerned, this hotel offers a very nice selection.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Raul_Hernandez507, Manager at Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Dear Jay ,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our guest satisfaction survey. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your time at the hotel.

We appreciate your positive comments about the hotel, On behalf of our entire staff at Country Inns & Suites we thank you for your business and we hope to see you again when your travels bring you back to the area!


Sincerely,


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Property: Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama
Address: Amador Ave. | Pelicano Ave., Panama City 8001, Panama
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Location: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #31 of 114 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama Canal, Panama 3.5*
Number of rooms: 254
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you plan your exciting getaway or seamless business trip, don't forget to book a spacious hotel room or suite at the Country Inn & Suites, a Panama City hotel near Panama Canal. Our hotel's location near various transportation hubs—Tocumen International Airport, Marcos A. Gelabert Domestic Airport, the Panama Canal Railway, Pier and Panama's national bus terminal—makes it easy to travel around the area. Plus, we're within reach of top attractions like Frank Gerhy's Biodiversity Museum, the Smithsonian Tropical Research exhibition center, Albrook Shopping Mall, Metropolitan National Park and City of Knowledge. Explore the city or simply take in the beauty of the Panama Canal from your hotel room's balcony during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites Panama Canal. ... more   less 
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