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1 room, 2 adults

Hotel California Panama

3-star3 stars
VIA ESPANA & CALLE 43, Panama City, Panama, Panama

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Cinta Costera
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
  • This hotel was in a pretty busy area of Panama City. However, I was able to find great…Feb. 18, 2020
  • You get what you pay for it would be better if there was a frige and kettle in the room…Jan. 28, 2020

Hotel California Panama

from A$49
  • Deluxe Single Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Deluxe Studio
  • Classic Triple Room (Studio)
  • Deluxe Triple Room
  • Superior Double Room

What’s around Hotel California Panama


  • Cinta Costera - 11 min walk
  • Avenida Balboa - 9 min walk
  • Via Espana - 15 min walk
  • Multiplaza Pacific Mall - 40 min walk
  • Avenida Central - 1 min walk
  • National Bank House Museum - 10 min walk
  • Iglesia del Carmen - 11 min walk
  • Uruguay Street - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) - 23 min drive
  • Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Balboa (BLB-Panama Pacifico Intl.) - 19 min drive
  • Panama City Passenger Station - 12 min drive
  • Santo Tomas Station - 7 min walk
  • Iglesia del Carmen Station - 13 min walk
  • Estación Lotería - 14 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 60 rooms


  • Check-in time 7:00 AM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 2:00 PM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Outdoor pool 1
  • Fitness facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • 23-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Hotel California Panama’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel California Panama Hotel
  • Hotel California Panama Panama City
  • Hotel California Panama Hotel Panama City


  • The seasonal pool is open from January to December.
  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Optional extras

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Very good 8.0 From 38 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Recommend for price and value
    Hotel Staff was friendly with us, room was really clean when we got there it smelled really good, room service was Nice too, they even helped us when we got up late cleaning our room. Pool was clean and te bar/restaurant at the side of the hotel looked cool too. Will Recommend price and value
    Gabriel, us8 night trip
    Poor 2.0
    Avoid this hotel at all costs!
    Avoid this hotel! I booked a few nights here, and one morning I was out for a bit, and left my wallet hidden (there is no safe in the room), and locked the room. Upon returning to my room, I found my wallet still there, but missing all the money inside. The room was still locked, so clearly it was an employee (a cleaner, manager etc). I ran downstairs and told them someone from the hotel stole from me, and I asked them to call police. The police came and interviewed me, but conveniently there are no cameras in the hallway of course! The police also told me that hotel management accused me of making up the robbery! Absolutely absurd. The police then told me that apparently the hotel has a safe at the front desk that you can rent, but why would I trust the hotel to watch my safe when one of their employees robbed me in the first place! Robberies sometimes happen in poor countries like Panama, but to have it happen from an employee - and then be accused of making it up by the hotel - is absolutely mind boggling. If you want to avoid getting robbed, avoid this hotel at all costs! Spend the extea $15 per night on a decent hotel!
    ca5 night trip

    Hotel California Panama

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