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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 Avenida Balboa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • It is close to everything! Walking distance to major attractions & Santo Thomas Train…Mar. 23, 2020
  • Comfortable room, reasonably clean. But, too few towels, did not include breakfast or…Mar. 5, 2020

Hotel California Panama

  • Deluxe Single Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Deluxe Studio
  • Classic Triple Room (Studio)
  • Deluxe Triple Room
  • Superior Double Room

What’s around Hotel California Panama


  • Heart of Panama City
  • Albrook Shopping Mall - 43 min walk
  • Avenida Balboa - 9 min walk
  • Cinta Costera - 11 min walk
  • Uruguay Street - 14 min walk
  • Via Espana - 15 min walk
  • Casco viejo panama basilica - 38 min walk
  • Multiplaza Pacific Mall - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Tocumen Intl. Airport (PTY) - 26 min drive
  • Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.) - 10 min drive
  • Balboa (BLB-Panama Pacifico Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Panama City Passenger Station - 17 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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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 on site

  • 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
  • Fitness facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • 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.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    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.

    FAQs for Hotel California Panama

    • Does Hotel California Panama offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Hotel California Panama does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is Hotel California Panama currently open?
      This property is closed from September 1 2020 to October 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel California Panama?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Hotel California Panama?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at Hotel California Panama?
      Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Hotel California Panama?
      Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel California Panama?
      You can check in from 7:00 AM to midnight. Check-out time is 2:00 PM.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel California Panama?
      Yes. Nearby restaurants include Uruguay Street (14-min walk).
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel California Panama?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

    Recent reviews

    Very good 8.0 From 38 reviews

    Very good 8.0
    Location Was Perfect
    This hotel was in a pretty busy area of Panama City. However, I was able to find great street parking as the hotel parking was very limited. Checkin/checkout was easy. Staff were friendly. Room was as expected & decent for a quick overnight stay. AC worked extremely well & needed to help beat the heat. Water pressure in shower was great; hot water worked well. Wifi was at high speed & had no delays. Would recommend for a short stay, though not a lengthy trip.
    Vidya, us1 night family trip
    Very good 8.0
    You get what you pay for it would be better if there was a frige and kettle in the room one lady very good specks English very good and she was very helpful
    Norman Leslie, gb2 night trip with friends
    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
    Very good 8.0
    Friendly and polite. A bit noisy (traffic) Good placement
    Dorthe, dk2 night family trip
    Very good 8.0
    Very helpful and polite in the reception
    Dorthe, dk3 night family trip
    Very good 8.0
    Muy limpio todo
    Todo estuvo excelente, muy limpio y agradable.
    Katherin, us1 night trip
    Very good 8.0
    Hotel regular
    Buen precio y exelente para viajes rapifos
    Osvaldo, us1 night business trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Muy bueno.
    Buena en general ,cómo sólo se utilizó para dormir no hay nada malo que decir
    Silvia Elena, cr3 night business trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Todo fue muy bueno y agradable y la atención sobre todo muy especial.
    Yonnel, us10 night trip

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