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Hotel California

Via Espana & Calle 43, Panama City Panama
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#77 of 126 hotels in Panama City

Looking for a place to stay in Panama City? Then look no further than Hotel California, a budget friendly hotel that brings the best of Panama City to your doorstep.

The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hotel California features 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Hotel California guest, you can enjoy a pool with a view and an on-site restaurant that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While staying at Hotel California, visitors can check out Plaza Bolivar (1.3 mi) and Habla Ya Spanish for Travelers - Day Classes (1.4 mi), some of Panama City's top attractions.

Travellers looking to enjoy some shrimp can head to Mercado de Mariscos, Restaurante Tinajas, or El Trapiche. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Thai restaurant such as Chin Chin, Sukhi, or NacionSushi.

Panama City is also home to Palacio de las Garzas, a popular government building that is not too far from Hotel California.

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

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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Hot bath
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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Grade: 77 out of 100
17Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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hnddog wrote a review Oct 2019
Danville, Virginia5 contributions5 helpful votes
I had a pleasant stay here. They have bilingual staff and were helpful in answering questions about the area. My room had an air conditioner in it, which is helpful due to the humidity in the city. However, the room was also by the street, so it was noisy most of the time. I couldn't get the television to work, but that was okay as I don't typically watch it. The room was pretty basic but it was clean and had an attached bathroom. I would stay here again if I return to Panama some day.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Heidi G wrote a review Sep 2019
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I don't recommend this hotel. Their restaurant opens by 11am, so you can not eat breakfast at the hotel. They have a bar/discoteca which is opened until 2am. The music is REALLY loud. I requested the front desk lady to be changed to a more quiet room in a higher floor. She said it was not possible to make the change. So my daughter, my mom and I had were not able to sleep until 2am, when finally the music stopped. Since I was not able to sleep until 2am and since I woke up by 5am because my flight to Seattle, WA was early that morning, I got a migraine due to few hours of sleep. Hotel California in Panama City, Panama is a terrible place to rest. Also, their customer service is awful.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
AdM85 wrote a review Jun 2017
Sydney, Australia212 contributions59 helpful votes
Clean, simple, comfortable rooms with working aircon. Safe spot within walking distance of lots of restaurants about 10 mins away. Staff were very friendly. For stopovers in Panama City this is a great choice.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Allan L wrote a review Nov 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado244 contributions125 helpful votes
Safe guarded parking outside, small rooms but clean with AC, internet in the lobby and the prices not too high. The location is central but not in the best part of town and on a very busy street. The attached restaurant is the best part because if you don't finish a meal, they will refrigerate it for you until your next meal!
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Date of stay: February 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: all the same
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Eric M wrote a review Mar 2016
Kribi, Cameroon45 contributions18 helpful votes
We were told that it was better than where we were by cab driver. we went... If you take 2 + days rigth away it will be 38.50 instead of 44. for 1 or 2 person room. They have AC. showere very nice. Internet was not rigth but they fixed it on a sunday...but we had to make our point across that we paid and then gave us the password knowing the internet was down. They have a pool/jacuzzy ont the roof with a nice little gym. View at nigth from the roof is SPECTACULAR!!! roof and pool close at 10:30 pm. One of the day receptionist was not to friendly but all other personal was. Nice little restorant next door for 6$ breakfast. They have good coffe. did not eat lunch.
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Date of stay: March 2016
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: don't o to high. their is an elevator but it's faster and easy to go down with stair.
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US$26 - US$39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel California
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel California?
Nearby attractions include Crown Casino El Panama (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel California?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel California?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel California?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel California?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pronto Pizza Panama, Masala Indian Cuisine, and Arts Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel California?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel California have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel California offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel California located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Panama City.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel California?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel California?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (5.6 km) and Panamá Viejo (6.3 km).