When we last stayed in Plaza Paitilla it was undergoing a major renovation, lots of noise.
To review, best room views are rooms ending in 12-15 and ending in 01 or 02.
The rooms are now more comfortable with a split a/c unit instead of window units. More comfortable beds, and breakfast included.
Price is now up notably to about 120/night.
The value for the buck spent has dropped, however the view is still nice with a limited bay view and Cinta Costera/ Av Balboa.skyline.
Breakfast is a hot buffet with lots of choices and a few foods I've not seen before, but tasted good.
Hotel staff was courteous at all levels. Prompt responses to issues that we had worked well.
The issue we had was not enough towels. Nobody in housekeeping spoke any english. Translate on my 'smartphone' made language issues nearly non existent.
This brings me to my biggest tip for any stay in Panama. Get your smartphone unlocked so you can use local prepay SIM cards. You can purchase +Movil SIM at C&Wireless in Multiplaza by Riba Smith Grocery.(all taxi drivers know this entrance). Cost for SIM was a buck. For $8 we had two weeks of 1GB data to research, navigate, translate, etc. Much cheaper than 'data packs' from home.
Would we stay here again? Yes, if we're only in the city for a few days. If it was a week or longer, I'd rent an apartment from Panamacasa which to me gives a better value/$ spent.
Apartment for same price as a hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Plaza Paitilla Hotel Panama City
- Plaza Paitilla Inn Hotel
- Plaza Paitilla Inn Panama/Panama City