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Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand

4-star hotel with casino, connected to the convention center, near Via Espana

  • Free WiFi
From
NZ$147

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Via Espana 111, Panama City, 1753, Panama, Panama
7.6.Good.
  • Everything was pleasant

    May 19, 2021

  • I have stayed here at least 6 times. The staff is great. The location is central. Quite.…

    May 12, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
Transport options
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 344 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Casino
  • 3 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom

What’s around

  • Heart of Panama City
  • Via Espana - 2 min walk
  • Crown Casino - 8 min walk
  • Multicentro Panama - 21 min walk
  • Multiplaza Pacific Mall - 27 min walk
  • Metropolitan Nature Park - 45 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Superior Room, 1 Bedroom
  • Junior Suite, Pool View
  • Executive Room, 1 Bedroom, City View
  • Cabin, Poolside
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Bedroom, Pool View, Poolside

Location

Via Espana 111, Panama City, 1753, Panama, Panama
  • Heart of Panama City
  • Via Espana - 2 min walk
  • Crown Casino - 8 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Panama City
  • Via Espana - 2 min walk
  • Crown Casino - 8 min walk
  • Multicentro Panama - 21 min walk
  • Multiplaza Pacific Mall - 27 min walk
  • Metropolitan Nature Park - 45 min walk
  • Albrook Shopping Mall - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Amador Causeway - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Miraflores Locks - 7.3 mi / 11.7 km

Getting around

  • Tocumen Intl. Airport (PTY) - 16 min drive
  • Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.) - 5 min drive
  • Balboa (BLB-Panama Pacifico Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Panama City Passenger Station - 7 min drive
  • Iglesia del Carmen Station - 1 min walk
  • Vía Argentina - 12 min walk
  • Santo Tomas Station - 16 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 344 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 1 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

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

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Playground on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Casino
  • Swim-up bar
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room

Working away

  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 25
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 107639
  • Conference space size (meters) - 10000
  • Conference center
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Year Built - 1951
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of PAB 15.00 for adults and PAB 9.63 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • El Panama Convention Center Casino
  • Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel Panama City
  • Hotel El Panama Convention Center & Casino
  • Panama By Faranda Panama City
  • Hotel El Convention Center Casino
  • El Convention Center Casino
  • Hotel El Panama Convention Center Casino Panama City
  • El Panama Convention Center Casino Panama City
  • Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand Hotel
  • Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand Panama City

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FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 11:30 PM. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 1 PM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Manolo's (4-min walk), Salsipuedes (4-min walk), and Mordida de Burro (4-min walk).
  • Yes, the 18580 square-foot casino features 100 slot machines and 4 gaming tables.
  • Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand has 2 bars, a casino, and an outdoor pool, as well as a fitness center, an arcade, and a garden.
7.6.Good.
  • 2.0.Poor

    La peor experiencia de vida en cuanto hoteles

    Este hotel esta espantoso, tiene cucarachas en el cuarto , y para colmo no puedes ni bañarte porque no hay agua , la alberca está sucia y huele horrible y del servicio ni hablamos Ni siquiera se le deberían asignar 2 estrellas es más deberían de sacarlo

    LUZ, 3 night family trip, Apr 26, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    The place has seen better days. In it's glory in the 60's it would have been fabulous but with time and Covid, and the deterioration of the surrounding area and building, the place is a tired old dump.

    1 night trip with friends, Apr 20, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    The Hotel Panama no tiene nada que ver con el de hace años. Los stars o personal de trabajo en recepción nada profesional, no importa que estemos en Covid la limpieza, atención y servicio no puede cambiar y bajo esta administración cayó completamente. E estado más de 5 veces y esta vez me dolió ver mi hotel preferido deprimente

    3 night family trip, Mar 23, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The pool was the best thing. That's the reason for booking my stay here

    6 night family trip, Mar 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great staff. Perfect location. 6th time i stay there

    7 night family trip, Mar 18, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    I stayed there in March 2021 for 5 nights. The room was huge and the double mattress was fantastic to sleep in. No Buffet breakfast, instead one must order and it was very good. I was told it is only from 7 to 9am, but I noticed many coming way past nine and still got served. Note to smokers: That hotel is one of very few in the city with a large smoking area, while many other hotels are completely smoke free, - and one can't just go out to the street to enjoy a cigarette, as it is forbidden to smoke anywhere on the streets. Big bummer for smokers! Overall, this hotel is good!

    5 night trip, Mar 10, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The staff is very nice and helpful. The food was also good and it is excellent located, close to shops and transportation at walking distance. The pool area was great especially during the mandatory curfew during the weekend. I will recommend it to my family members, friends and coworkers.

    4 night trip, Feb 24, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Me gusto todo muy bueno el hotel y la piscina excelente, la atención muy excelente muchas gracias

    1 night trip, Feb 22, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Muy mal servicio al Cliente

    El servicio fue horrible . Nos trataron súper mal desde que llegamos . Luego llegaron unos amigos para saludarnos y nos los querían dejar entrar . Rente otra habitación para que pudieran entrar a saludarnos y sin embargo siguieron con el mal trato. Pedí hielo a mi habitación , le di el típ al muchacho por adelantado $10 y no regreso nunca , camine hacia el front desk y estaba ahí sentado sin hacer nada , pregunté por el hielo sonrió y dijo ahh me olvide y no se paró a buscarlo .... sentí que se estaba burlando de mi y le dije quédate con los $10 solo dime donde está el hielo .

    Alejandro, 1 night trip, Feb 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Muy buen hotel y buen servicio. Me quedaría una vez más

    2 night family trip, Feb 4, 2021

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