Panama: Hotels

Trump Ocean Club, Panama City, Panama – Hotel Review

Trump Ocean Club, Panama City, Panama – Hotel Review

Think Central America… the Panama Canal… and Panama City… and it’s unlikely the first name that comes to mind is Trump.  Yet, the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel & Tower turns out to be the newest, most modern, and sophisticated business traveler destination in the region.
The hotel is located in Punta Pacifica, a rapidly rising residential enclave near Tocumen International Airport and close to Via España, Palacio de las Garzas …

Marriott Executive Apartments Panama City, Finisterre, Panama – Hotel Review

Marriott Executive Apartments Panama City, Finisterre, Panama – Hotel Review

As soon as we pulled up in front of the Marriott Executive Apartments, in the pleasant, leafy Bella Vista section of Panama City, Panama, doormen were car-side, opening doors and taking our bags. After a quick, friendly check-in in the airy, sunlit lobby, I was led up the elevator to my room.
THE ROOM
My studio apartment was spacious and open, with modern furnishings, hardwood floors, and sweeping views of the city. …

Hotel Palma Royal, Bocas Del Toro, Panama – Review

Hotel Palma Royal, Bocas Del Toro, Panama – Review

Despite the fact that I had no reservation, I was able to secure a room at the Hotel Palma Royal upon arrival.  As a matter of fact, check-in was easy.  The front-desk clerk was very pleasant and welcoming and spoke English (much to my relief).
My room, number 403, was on the top floor of the hotel and afforded a great view of the local harbor and my favorite local hangout, …

The Bristol, Panama City Hotel – Review

The Bristol, Panama City Hotel – Review

Yearning for a contrasting hospitality experience in Panama City, I decided, on a whim I must add, on the Bristol Hotel. The Bristol, located in the financial district only 4 blocks from Hotel Manrey, is a member of the Leading Hotels Of The World and has just over 50 guest rooms. The Bristol provides for a traditional lodging experience focusing on demanding business travelers and those searching for classic service …

Hotel Manrey, Panama City Review

Hotel Manrey, Panama City Review

In search of trendy and hip lodging, I booked a three-night stay at the newly constructed boutique hotel, Hotel Manrey. Hotel Manrey is located on Calle Uruguay in Bella Vista, a central street that comes alive at night as supported by Panama City’s young jet-setting crowd. With many top restaurants and nightlife both within the hotel and steps from the lobby, it seemed like the appropriate fit to launch my …