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Hotel La Cresta Inn

Just Off Via Espana Avenue, Panama City Panama
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#94 of 126 hotels in Panama City

La Cresta Inn is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Panama City, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a refrigerator and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as La Cresta Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, beach chairs, and currency exchange. Plus, La Cresta Hotel offers a pool and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Panama City's most popular landmarks, such as Habla Ya Spanish for Travelers - Day Classes (1.1 mi) and Plaza Bolivar (1.6 mi), La Cresta Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Vinoteca, La Scarpetta, and Ciao Bella Gourmet, which are some wine bars that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out Cinta Costera (1.0 mi), Avenida Balboa (0.7 mi), and Iglesia del Carmen (0.3 mi), some attractions that are a short walk from La Cresta Inn.

Enjoy your stay in Panama City!

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Property amenities
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Vic T wrote a review 11 Jan
Antigua, Guatemala7 contributions1 helpful vote
nice hotel, pool and nice terrace view, they used to have an old mercedes benz parked at the entrance that was such a nice touch to take a picture, the breakfast is good but the reception could have a customer service curse.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
kingofpeppange wrote a review Feb 2020
Peppange, Luxembourg484 contributions174 helpful votes
Big clean comfortable room in good location ! very friendly and helpful staff will make your stay enjoyable...Included breakfast is more than acceptable ! Some nice TV channels ! Will for sure return to this place...!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Chandra G R wrote a review Dec 2019
Bali, Indonesia430 contributions176 helpful votes
La Cresta Inn, in Panama City, Panam has a great crew for its Staff - they really do ! They speak Englishas well as Spanish (some better than others, of course), and in a patient and friendly manner encouraged and helped me to loosen up to use my Spanish 🔆👍 Circumstances caused me to extend my stay at La Cresta Inn, so we became more friendly than otherwise. The room cleaning was done quickly yet thoroughly - they knocked at my door each day — some days their service was unnecessary. There is a small pool, which was thoroughly enjoyed by many of the folks who stayed there — the timing during the day of the unseasonal rains precluded me using it. There is a breakfast buffet which has many offerings — it just wasn’t my fare, as I am one of those who has Green Smoothies and lots of salads.... so I enjoyed their fruit and tea offerings.... and bought water, salad, dressing, blue corn chips, etc at the nearby RibaSmith grocery. The rooms are clean... the furnishings are showing their age... after all, this is less than a 4-star hotel. I do recommend La Cresta Inn for other budget-minded travelers —these are really friendly, helpful folks ! I had 4 fotos, yet even after four attempts, they were still not uploading.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: The rooms away from the elevator are quieter.
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Zara Ng wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom12 contributions2 helpful votes
I was travelling for work and stayed one night, and only because I got to the city late and it was too late in the night and too much hassle to change hotel. I will not stay there again. Perhaps I got unlucky with my room, but the room I got shouldn't even exist in a 4 star hotel. Pros. The staff was friendly. The check-in was easy. It's a tall building so the window has a decent view from above. There is air-conditioning and hot water. Fairly central location. There is a working lift. Cons: The corridor smelled of sweat (at least on the 5th floor, haven't been to other floors). The room smelled really strongly of unwashed clothes, in fact, as I found out, the bedsheets smelled like they were unwashed. It was overwhelming. The bathroom smelled like someone had been smoking in there (and I don't smoke so it wasn't myself!). The breakfast (apart from the fruits which were nice) was very poor quality food (heinz sausages, poorly cooked eggs swimming in water, the rice pudding had too much sugar and rice husks in it). The whole place is decorated with dark decoration and it feels gloomy. The room looks more or less like the pictures but like it had aged badly since the picture was taking. There were mosquitoes in the room and got bitten through the night! The room was not clean and I found some hair around. It is supposedly a 4 star hotel but I honestly don't think they deserve more than 1 star. I've been in better hotels that were only 2 stars. At least they were clean. Overall if you can tolerate smoke and sweat smell, eat cheap food and some degree of uncleanliness, the place is fairly central...
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Overall if you can tolerate smoke and sweat smell, eat cheap food and some degree of...
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kaht13 wrote a review Mar 2019
Houston, Canada9 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is a huge disappointment, so we were glad to have only spent one night there. They had no record of our booking, so had to wonder around the hotel looking for rooms for us. Due to the size of our group, we required 2 rooms. One of the rooms was alright, but the other room was so dirty, we had to ask to be moved to another room. Even then, we couldn’t walk around without shoes, the floor was so filthy. There was so much dirt it didn’t look as if it had been vacuumed in weeks. In all our travels, we’ve never stayed in a place as filthy as this. The toilet and the shower leaked onto the bathroom floor, so there was a perpetual puddle on the floor. The pool was dirty, and the hot tub didn’t work. We couldn’t bring ourselves to eat at their restaurant or the continental breakfast. The 2 positives of the inn are it is centrally located and close to lots of restaurants, and the air conditioning works.
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Date of stay: February 2019
US$31 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel La Cresta Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel La Cresta Inn?
Nearby attractions include Weil Art Gallery (0.4 km), Alejandro's (0.5 km), and StarBay Casino (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel La Cresta Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel La Cresta Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel La Cresta Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel La Cresta Inn?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel La Cresta Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Papa, Restaurante Tinajas, and Casa Alejandro Restaurante.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel La Cresta Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel La Cresta Inn have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel La Cresta Inn offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel La Cresta Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel La Cresta Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel La Cresta Inn?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.