American Trade Hotel

American Trade Hotel

Blvd 1, Av. Central España Casco Viejo, Plaza Herrera, Panama City 0857 Panama
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#26 of 125 hotels in Panama City
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Looking for a place to stay in Panama City? Then look no further than American Trade Hotel, a family-friendly hotel that brings the best of Panama City to your doorstep.

Rooms at American Trade Hotel provide a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can stay connected with free wifi.

In addition, while staying at American Trade Hotel guests have access to 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and a rooftop terrace. You can also enjoy a rooftop pool and a lounge. Need a place to park? Secured parking is available at American Trade Hotel.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Panama City, American Trade Hotel is located a short distance from Iglesia de la Merced (0.0 mi) and Cathedral at Old Panama (0.1 mi).

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the Thai restaurants, including Chin Chin, Sukhi, and NacionSushi, all of which are a short distance from American Trade Hotel.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Casco Viejo (0.1 mi), Cinta Costera (0.9 mi), or Avenida Balboa (1.2 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at American Trade Hotel as you experience everything Panama City has to offer.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Blvd 1, Av. Central España Casco Viejo, Plaza Herrera, Panama City 0857 Panama
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Arnold L wrote a review Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom176 contributions115 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel was booked as part of a tour via Audley Travel covering Panama and Costa Rica.

Our first 3 nights were spent at this hotel in Central Casco Viejo the old city of Panama. We used it as a base to discover the area and we had two and a half days to use the time. The hotel is a late 1800’s building which has been the home of RCA Records, various trade organizations and a hotel.

We found the rooms spacious, typically South American furnished with large hard wood furniture in good condition, large shower rooms with excellent facilities and very tidy decoration. We stayed in 203 which was a second floor room overlooking the main square. Despite this being quite vibrant at night we had no noise intrusion from the square itself, no intrusion from either adjoining rooms or the common areas of the hotel. the hotel has a large library on the second floor with some extraordinary books in it, a wonderful place to while away some spare time. The hotel has a roof top pool which tends to be out of the sun quite a lot and a small terrace and has good reception areas where people tend to congregate for a coffee and general hanging around.

The restaurant has a reasonable light menu at comparatively good prices, its a pleasant dining experience at lunch off dinner and that staff are competent, extremely pleasant .

The hotel itself is well cared from given its age, it is considered luxury although I would not say it was particularly luxurious, but its a very competent place, with what we found were great staff, friendly, helpful and it provided us a real home from home for the three days we were there.

Check out is 12.00 which is good by European standards and on the right day its a half hour from the airport, 20 minutes from the Panama Canal attraction via taxi and about 15 minutes cab ride from the new city once you get tired of wandering its narrow streets.

I would recommend it.

There are two other newer options which we did not visit and which have only opened in 2023 which are probably more expensive than the American Trade Hotel but given that we used it as a base I’m not sure it would be worth upgrading or looking for anything better for our purposes. generally very happy with the service here.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very little Parking . I would try for a room overlooking the square if possible.
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Response from Susana Saldaña, Atención al huésped/Recepción at American Trade Hotel
Responded 27 Feb 2023
Hi Arnold, Thank you very much for taking the time to write us your comments. We are very grateful that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you can come back soon.
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Lorraine B wrote a review Jan 2022
St. Albans, United Kingdom407 contributions175 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for three nights in a panoramic room with great views across to the high rise city from the old town and across to the boats on the water. You can hear the church bells which wasn’t a problem for us but might be if you want to sleep late. Large room, air con worked fine, clean. Plenty of toiletries. Very limited coffee facilities just capsule coffee and paper cups. Probably because of covid. Plenty of hand sanitisers around and all staff wear masks and or shields. Unlike some of the older American guests who seem to think wearing masks didn’t apply to them. A common occurrence we found on several occasions while every one else respected the laws of the country.
We only eat breakfast here. Great yogurt and fruit and then selection of various eggs and potatoes, pancakes, all freshly cooked and served at table. No buffet.
Good location to explore the old town on foot.
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Date of stay: January 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Panoramic room great. No balcony. Rooms at front of hotel, small balcony but there will be noise...
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HollyM wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom39 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the American Trade Hotel for two nights in Dec 2019 in the last stop of our honeymoon before flying home.

The hotel itself is stunning. The architecture and detail of the rooms feels very luxurious- it’s been renovated very well and there is a true essence of history and culture to the building. The beds were large and comfy and the bathroom was a good size.

Jonathan and Matthew on the front desk were two of our favourite people we met in Panama! So kind, funny and willing to help! There was quite a lot of noise on the first night due to a wedding next door so they helped us move to a slightly quieter room - and were just pretty awesome guys - thank you Jon and Matthew!

Panama City is a lively city that really comes to life at night. The ATH is located in the inner hub of the city where there’s lots of nightlife. It’s great to walk around and feel the buzz; but with that also means it is not the quietest of all hotels. They do provide ear plugs etc but just be prepared for that.

All in all, we enjoyed our time at the ATH and would recommend it.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Abbas Q wrote a review Jan 2020
Wood Ridge, New Jersey42 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The American Trade Hotel in Panama City is a beautiful property in a great location and that’s the reason I’m giving it a three-star review. Based on the price we paid, which was a premium, I was expecting the service and amenities to be on par with other four and five-star hotels that we have stayed at but that was not the case. Our room wasn’t cleaned properly, the pool was small and looked a bit dirty and the staff were pleasant at best but seemed quite untrained and uninterested in hospitality. Hot water was spotty throughout our vacation so if you are used to hot water on-demand, you will be disappointed.

Here is my overall score for simplicity:

Location: A
Hotel appearance: A
Staff: C
Cleanliness: C
Price: Expensive
Overall experience: C

I would not recommend this hotel to my friends. It is a beautiful property with a great location so if that is your priority, this may be an option for you when you visit Panama City. This was one of the more disappointing experiences we have had in our travels to date based on the premium price we paid.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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PD2020 wrote a review Jul 2021
Playa del Carmen, Mexico9 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I never write reviews but this has to be said.. overall would not stay here again…

Pros:
Location is probably the best you’ll get in Panama City, especially during covid times, even though many of the local shops & restaurants have shut down there is still life and fun vibes throughout the day & night. We had a gorgeous balcony overlooking the square.
The service was excellent. Really attentive front desk and helpful staff.
Room service was good, 4/5 — they’ll customize their menu for you on request.

Cons:
The room was just not on par with what I would expect for $600/night. Dirty dirty dirty, smelled like mold. There was actual mold all over the hallway ceilings. When we first walked into our room, the floors were dusty and there was trash from the previous tenant on the floor and in the shower stall. (Warning TMI) There was also poop splatter on the toilet from the last guest!! And the lamps and ceiling fans were so so dusty my entire family had an allergy attack when we turned them on. We stayed in the 1 bedroom suite and the couch smelled like wet dog. Also the TV in the living room didn’t work, we asked for it to be repaired but they couldn’t get any channels on it… we literally booked this room so my husband & I could watch TV in the living room together while our daughter slept in the bedroom so that was a flop.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Hotel restaurant is good but super busy on the weekends
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Response from Ricardo Molina, Ventas at American Trade Hotel
Responded 20 Aug 2021
Dear PD2020. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. Feedback is always welcome since it allows us to improve and stop bad situtations from repeating themselves. There is no excuse for the poor cleaning given on your room. This is not ATH standard and will be corrected immediately. We will without a doubt be looking to fix this kind of issues right away with our staff. Thanks for your time again. We hope you could give us another chance in the future, if so, please don´t hesitate to contact me directly ricardo.molina@americantradehotel.com
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Erik C wrote a review Mar 2020
Coquitlam, Canada37 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Restored with a mid-century style, this hotel is right in the middle of busy Casco Viejo, just a short walk from so many wonderful restaurants and bars. Despite being on a noisy road, I slept very soundly. The pool on the 3rd floor was very refreshing on hot days (which is every day, of course), and the restaurant did a wonderful job on our breakfasts and one dinner. The Jazz club next door was quite a treat, and Matthew the concierge was extremely helpful in recommending restaurants and getting reservations for us.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The fourth floor view of the plaza and water is amazing.
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Sarah S wrote a review Feb 2020
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is gorgeous and comfortable. The service was great. The rooftop pool was a great bonus. Unfortunately due to location it is loud at night, like loud enough they leave earplugs in the rooms. Our kids managed to sleep through the noise, but we didn’t. Loved the balcony looking over the street and loved the neighborhood. Probably a great spot for a kid-free or couples vacation.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Craig B wrote a review Mar 2020
New London, Connecticut14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is fantastic. We had a panaramic room and utilized most of the facilities at the hotel. The food is really good and we had mostly breakfast in the lobby restaurant or through room service. We were there for a wedding so were not as concerned with the noise issue. We found all the staff to be friendly, competent and went out their way to help.

The location is awesome. Its a short distance to everything with uber service to anything else you might want to do. We did a catamaran out to Tortuga island and played a round of golf at Tucan.

The hotel supplies ear plugs for those that maybe concerned with the noise. Most of the time we were at one of the numerous rooftop bars so it wasn't an issue.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Len F wrote a review Feb 2020
Oregon, Wisconsin338 contributions146 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located on a lovely square in the Casco Viejo neghborhood of Panama City. It is surrounded by great restaurants, good shopping, and lovely old buildings.
Our room was spacious and had a lovely view of the church behind the hotel. There were enough outlets and the bathroom water pressure was good.
Breakfast every morning was delicious and included fresh fruit and juice, hot chocolate for me, a cappucino for my wife, breads, and and entree from the menu - the eggs benedict were my favorite. Service was attentive and prompt.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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sussexrowmark wrote a review Jan 2023
Rye, United Kingdom501 contributions222 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The balcony overlooking the square was an unexpected bonus, the small pool was welcome (if rather dirty), but almost everything else a big disappointment. The only information available was a menu - with nothing about hours. In fact the downstairs areas were often devoid of customers and staff. No coffee shop, no evening restaurant, no mention there would be a New Year’s Eve event, nothing about checkout times etc. The television had a brief advert for the hotel but no programs had been loaded or seemed loadable. Breakfast was dismal. Orders would be brought in the wrong order or not at all. The coffee was amongst the worst we have ever tasted. The orange juice was out of a plastic carton Do not pay for breakfast; go elsewhere. Such a sad experience in this lovely building.
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Date of stay: December 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Arnold L
London, United Kingdom176 contributions115 helpful votes
It was certainly open when we were there and was really very good.
Answer from ALXF
Paris, France36 contributions27 helpful votes
There are entrances both ways for car access but inside the hotel there are some stairs to get to and from the front desk vs breakfast room- there are elevators to get to rooms
JThomasRN1080 asked a question Jul 2019
Battle Ground, Washington45 contributions7 helpful votes
Is there smoking on the terraces or near the pool or garden patios?
Answer from Ty K
Charleston, South Carolina128 contributions81 helpful votes
The rooms or hotel did not smell of smoke at all so I imagine smoking outside is the way to go.
Answer from Ricardo M
Panama City, Panama
Hello Mirthasc, In Panama we use the same outlets as in the U.S. so there shouldn´t be a problem of voltage when it comes to hair tools. Happy to help!
Answer from MsEnroller
Fulton, TX32 contributions20 helpful votes
I admit I haven't been there in 30 years and I'm sure things have changed, but since no one else has answered in all this time I will take a shot at answering. I took a tour. It left not from PTY, but another smaller airport in town. The plane was very late because it was raining. No way to find out how late it would be because the plane had no radio. It was a very small prop plane with benches instead of seats. Actually there were 4 seats. The pilot had one, I had one the other two were occupied by airmen from Ellsworth Airforce Base in South Dakota. They had flown down a plane for use by our country in their secret war against Noriega. The pilot fiddled with instruments a lot and when we landed the Air Force guy who had sat in the co-pilots seat told us there were no instruments. We landed on wet grass that was over 3 feet high. We then got into an open boat the majority of which was covered by patches. We saw the natives running around in jeans and tshirts but when they spotted us coming they changed in costume and later charged us to take pictures of them. There was a small pool in front of the hotel filled with lobsters. We each picked the one we wanted for lunch. It was one of the best lunches I have ever had. We were supposed to go to another of the islands but it started to rain. Most of usgot back in the broken down boat and the captain pulled out this large tarp that we all held up over our heads. We then boarded our yellow plane and flew back to the city. Some people, including the airmen stayed in the hotel so they could go diving the next day. The hotel was built in the native style and the walls did not go to the ceiling. A very strange adventure, but one I am so glad to have had.
Judith J wrote a tip Apr 2024
15 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A little market nearby. Earplugs are supplied in case your room is on the side of the hotel across from church bells."
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michael h wrote a tip Apr 2024
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool is heated. Starbucks across the square"
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Tina C wrote a tip Jan 2024
20 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I wouldn't really stay for the Pool or gym facilities. but Hotel is wonderful Rooms great, etc... "
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Sophie J wrote a tip Jan 2024
Ohio1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Strongly recommended to contact with miviajeapanama (+507 63242898) for making tours."
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Michelle C wrote a tip Jan 2024
Louisville, Kentucky1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The pool has separate towels available and has service- just find menu and service phone inside the door by the pool. "
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Frequently Asked Questions about American Trade Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to American Trade Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Casco Viejo (0.2 km), Dress Like Panama (0.3 km), and Panamá Barcrawl (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at American Trade Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at American Trade Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at American Trade Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at American Trade Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to American Trade Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante El Nacional - Sabores de Panama, La Pulpería - Casco Antiguo, and Lazotea Jorge Rausch - Restaurant & Rooftop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at American Trade Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does American Trade Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, American Trade Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at American Trade Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does American Trade Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at American Trade Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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