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Bristol Panama

5-star5 stars
Avenida Aquilino de La Guardia, Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama, Panama

Luxury hotel with spa, near Via Espana
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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From 1,160 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Great room
Pool should be renewed

Bristol Panama

from A$239
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Tower
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Tower
  • Studio, 1 King Bed, Tower
  • Executive Room, 2 Double Beds, Tower
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

What’s around Bristol Panama

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Via Espana (3-minute walk)
  • Avenida Balboa (11-minute walk)
  • Cinta Costera (13-minute walk)
  • Multiplaza Pacific Mall (16-minute walk)
  • Albrook Shopping Mall (30-minute walk)
  • El Dorado Mall (31-minute walk)
  • Panama Viejo (5.2 km)
  • Amador Causeway (6 km)
  • Veracruz Beach (7.2 km)

Getting around

  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.) - 6 min drive
  • Balboa (BLB-Panama Pacifico Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Panama City Passenger Station - 9 min drive
  • Iglesia del Carmen Station - 4 min walk
  • Santo Tomas Station - 19 min walk
  • Estación Lotería - 27 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 125 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 18 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Valet 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
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 5651
  • Conference space size (meters) - 525
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built – 1997
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


THE SPA at Bristol has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily.


Salsipuedes Restaurant - This fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

  • Bristol Panama is listed in the 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Top 100 List.
  • The property is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Bristol Panama’s small print

Also known as

  • Bristol Panama Hotel Panama City
  • Bristol Panama Hotel
  • Bristol Panama Panama City
  • Bristol Panama Hotel Panama City
  • Bristol Panama Hotel
  • Bristol Panama Panama City
  • Bristol Panama
  • Bristol Hotel Panama City
  • The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA Panama City
  • Bristol Panama City
  • Bristol Panama Hotel
  • The Bristol Panama Hotel & SPA Panama City


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Valet parking is available for an extra charge

Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Dial-up Internet access is available in guestrooms 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.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.0 From 518 reviews

Very good 8.0
Class act service
The hotel had exceptional service and the room we had was clean and very comfortable, the neighborhood had a few good restaurants near by and a pharmacy. There was a bank with ATM'S at the corner and a great Restaurant/Coffee shop around the other corner both less than 5 min. walk. I was able to get a small personal pizza and a pasta to go and let me tell you it was delicious! You can also sit outside in a cafe style setting, I think it was called Coffee Max it was a small Canteen type bus or trailer. Loved it! The hotel has a pool but the location is rather strange being next to a wall and the lounge chairs in a different area.Hotel restaurant and bar were charming,but the breakfast buffet food was on the cold side temperature wise. My real and only complaint was it took 3 phone calls and over 1 hour to have our television repaired and 2 phone calls for ICE they dont have it on floors, it needs to come from the bar. They do have washing machines on each floor along with washers 2 .50 and dryers were 3.50 but they worked fine. You will need Quarters.
Joe, us2 night trip with friends
Poor 2.0
Very Disappointed
We were celebrating our 40th anniversary and we picked this hotel because of the ratings and we were so disappointed. Let me start out by saying the restaurant staff and Nora the Concierge were terrific and that is the only reason why we rated this hotel anything over terrible. Our first room had not only a view of a graffitied empty lot next to us, but overlooked an empty pool at the Bristol (so much for relaxing by the pool). The shower door was not properly working and the clock radio did not work. Before we left on a tour the next morning we asked to have our room changed and when we returned we were moved (they seemed troubled for having to move us). The new room was better than the first one but for 3 days we complained of barely warm water in the shower. They said they would take care of it but did not, and didn’t even check to make sure all was okay. Each morning we made a trip to the front desk to complain again and were told they would take care of it. For a over 4 star rated hotel we thought the level of attention to detail was terrible, and we would never recommend staying here.
DE, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
Dissapointing and disrespectful service. Check-in and check-out was unpleasant. Upon check in, the receptionist had an attitude of rejection. He seemed unwilling to check me in. Before he even looked at his computer (after 5 minutes of standing in front of me), he vaguely looked at the screen; he stated I didn’t appear on file. Once I showed my Expedia voucher on the app, he couldn’t keep lying and gave me the room key. But wait, the episode isn’t over. Once I settled into my room I called room service for a meal. Reception then calls me saying they had no credit card on file. I undoubtedly gave them my American Express. Upon checkout, once again they made me stand a lengthy period to get my bill. Overall, I felt I unwelcomed and disrespected. Despite the great property and location, the staff acted in an offensive and disappointing manner. I then thought of reasons for them to act that way, I couldn’t find any. I looked well presented and always acted well with them. So I’m sorry Bristol, you failed the test. Would I go back ? Of course not.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
A true treasure, the finest hotel in Panama
From top to bottom, the staff, the condition of the hotel and attention to detail. This hotel continues to outshine all others. A true 5 star experience. They used to have a wonderful breakfast buffet on the 5th floor, surrounded by windows, dedicated to the sparkling city skyline...a magnificent way to start the day there. Unfortunately they have now chosen to have a buffet in a windowless ground floor restaurant. I was so dissapointed to discover this. But needless to say, this hotel still far exceeds the competitors. The staff is absolutely fantastic. From Nora at the concierge, to both desk managers.. i cant thank them enough for the constant care and attention to detail they provide. Julia at the Spa on the 25th floor is amazingly talented and a dear warm woman. No request is ignored or considered too small.. They give immediate attention to anything you ask for, and are continuously gracious, professional and warm people. This is the best hotel in Panama City.
Steven , usOther trip
Good 6.0
No longer the best in service/attention to detail.
I stayed here for four nights this week. I had been a long time guest before it built the new tower. I came back and sadly the level of service, attention to detail is no longer there. Amenities are space constrained. For the price there are better luxury hotels in the city with higher end amenities and better technology. They DID NOT honor my Expedia Gold+ status. Even attempted to trick me into saying that I had actually reserved a lower type of room when I had not. The 5th floor lounge was never available to guests as before but rented out to loud events. One of them with very loud music that forced me to change rooms. Great restaurant no longer has any views. Bar is good. No diet sodas in room. Only ONE bottle of water for room. Overpriced spa with a nice steam room. This is not a luxury hotel where the service manager sees that you get the attention you need. This is a hotel that was once great that is simply living on past accomplishments. Swimming pool (or water tank under half a roof) eternally in service. Try the Hilton, AC or The Westin. This one has past.
Victor, usOther trip

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