Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel

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#40 of 125 hotels in Panama City
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Look over the Panama Canal from our Hotel. Holiday Inn is located in front of the Panama Canal and within the City of Knowledge. This is a scientific area with a campus of 120 hectares in which there are more than 200 buildings housing agencies, international organizations, academic programs and companies in which researchers and professionals are dedicated to the study of Human Resources and of the region. After enjoying a panoramic view of The Panama Canal, get a closer look by going to Miraflores Locks Visitors Center 2 minutes away. If you like well-being initiatives nearby the hotel, there are parks where you can practice walking or running. Hike Ancon Hill or trek the Metropolitan Park and go birding. if you prefer ecotourism or take a tour to Gamboa Rainforest. You can also take our complimentary shuttle to Albrook Mall and go shopping in Panamas largest shopping center with more than 500 shops, restaurants and entertainment.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Location

Ave. Omar Torrijos Herrera, Panama City 7336 Panama
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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DanO68 wrote a review May 2024
Alexandra, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great stay at the Holiday Inn during our recent trip to Panama. We chose it due to the fact that it is one of the only hotels in the country where you can watch the ships passing through the Panana Canal, right at the Miraflores Locks. We had a 6th floor canal view room and we weren’t disappointed, however it would have nice if the windows opened or they had outside balconies where you could sit out and enjoy the view. The location is great, right on the edge of “The City of Knowledge”, formerly the old US base (Fort Clayton) where there is a lot of nice places to walk around and explore. There is a restaurant onsite and also a good restaurant just 100m away called La Taberna where we had a really good burger meal.

All the hotel staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Our room was large, bright, and airy, very clean and comfortable. The TV and Wifi worked well but the AC seemed to make a lot of noise and unfortunately kept us from getting a good sleep. One of the biggest disappointments was the state of the gym. The facility itself was small and in need of cleaning. The multigym weight equipment was in a sorry state, definitely needs total replacement. There were a few dumbbells missing from the dumbbell set, and the 3x cardio machines were of low-medium quality and not in the best working condition. Holiday Inn really needs to make some improvements in the gym as it’s a bit of an embarrassment as it is.

Overall we had a great stay and would definitely recommend it to other travelers, especially those wanting a unique canal view experience.
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Date of stay: May 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Trail1998 wrote a review Mar 2023
Clarksville, Tennessee
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely visit to this hotel in March 2023. The service was attentive, friendly, and accommodating. Housekeeping, freshened our room daily.
The pool and restaurant area was very very nice. We were able to see the panama canal from our room. There is a nice restaurant next-door. If you don’t want to drive into town, we highly recommend this facility!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: High floor if you want to see the canal. Downtown Panama City is a 20 minute Uber ride away for...
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Response from Heyle Castro, Otro at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Responded May 22, 2023
Dear Trail1998 thank you for writing to us. Your comment is very valuable to us. We hope to see you soon. We thank you for sharing your experience, for us it will always be a pleasure to always serve you. Best regards! Heyle Castro Reception Manager
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Ken S wrote a review Jan 2024
Denver, Colorado
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Overall this was good hotel, but based on the reviews, I did expect better.
I have no complaints, but at same time do not feel anything stood out as being overly impressive.
It is quite basic, and compared to other hotels in the city, we found it expensive.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Responded Feb 8, 2024
Hello, Ken S Our staff loves checking reviews and using them to improve in future stays. Thank you for choosing our Holiday Inn Panama Canal as your primary choice for accommodation. I'm sorry to see some elements did not meet your expectations during your time with us. I have shared your review with our management to ensure we take proper action. The goal of our staff is to make you feel relaxed and at home. Our team can't wait to host you again and show you all the improvements and changes based on your valuable feedback. We hope to see you soon! Alejandro G. Case Manager IHG Hotels & Resorts Service
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Hugo A wrote a review Apr 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The spacious rooms are the only thing worth staying at this place. The restaurant’s staff was rude to us and proved to be inefficient when they made a mistake with our order and refused to solve anything. If you want good service, this is not the place for you.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from IHG Service, Owner at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Responded Apr 30, 2022
Hello hugoaZ6228TR, Thanks for sharing feedback. We ensure that our hotels are always clean, our service friendly, and everything works. However, I am sorry that we missed the mark this time. Your review was made known to the team, and I'm confident improvements will be made to deliver complete guest satisfaction. Despite the setbacks mentioned in your review, I hope you find your way back to us should your travels bring you again to the area for a chance to make your stay better than the last. Best, Ronald R. Case Manager IHGService
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josephwK2569QP wrote a review Jan 2020
Lawrence, Kansas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Holiday Inn Panama Canal is right across the road from the canal. It is next to the City of Knowledge. Rooms are reasonable priced, restaurant has a great breakfast. Front desk staff was awesome- Doris took care of our large group very efficiently and very courteous.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from ThaniaV09, Supervisora de recepciòn at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you josephwK2569QP for your comments. We really appreciate them. We are pleased to know that your enjoyed the view and the facilities of the hotel. We hope to have you back in the near future and we remain at your disposal. Best Regards,
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DMHKH wrote a review Jan 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time to Panama & we loved it. The Holiday Inn offered a great view of the canal! The staff were amazing! Courteous, prompt and did everything possible to help us out. The room was clean, comfortable & spacious. However, we had absolutely no hot water for showers. The water wasn’t freezing cold, but a little hot water would have been nice.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ThaniaV09, Supervisora de recepciòn at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Responded Jan 15, 2020
Thank you DMHKH for your comments. We really appreciate them. We are pleased to know that your enjoyed the view and the facilities of the hotel. Regarding hot water, the maintenance department will be informed for improvement. We hope to have you back in the near future and we remain at your disposal. Best Regards,
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Stephanie M wrote a review Jul 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here with our high school tour group and it was clean and nice. They restaurant food was good as we stayed a few nights and had to eat there several times and the kids liked it. It is close to the canal and conveniently located. It is located on the old US army base area of Calvin hence the fenced area.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Heyle Castro, Otro at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Responded Dec 7, 2022
Dear Stephanie M thank you for writing to us. Your comment is very valuable to us. We hope to see you soon. We thank you for sharing your experience, for us it will always be a pleasure to always serve you. Best regards! Heyle Castro Reception Manager
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Bill K wrote a review Oct 2022
Playa Coronado, Panama
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean rooms, Spacious area to work in lobby area, breakfast variety and quality is very good. Only issue was at check in - it seemed very confusing when making reservation on the IHG website - and notification of the confirmation was not received at the front desk. Actually happened 2x - so I recommend calling front desk and not using IHG website until they figure the timing out.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Do not use IHG website using points. Check in will take at least an hour before they verify...
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Response from Heyle Castro, Otro at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Responded Dec 7, 2022
Dear Bill K thank you for writing to us. Your comment is very valuable to us. We hope to see you soon. We thank you for sharing your experience, for us it will always be a pleasure to always serve you. Best regards!
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Joana P wrote a review Sep 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is very nice. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Bathrooms is complete. Bring plug adapters if traveling from abroad. Nice sheets and tools. The breakfast is really good and employees were very friendly. Location is also very convenient.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view to the front and at a top level, so you can see the ships through the...
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Response from Catia Thomas, Propietario at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Responded Sep 28, 2022
Dear j9947JIjoanap We apreciate you review, happy you had enjoy your stay willing yo visit us soon Best Regards Catia Thomas General Mananger
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Araidi A wrote a review Apr 2023
Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located in a peaceful area near the canal and offers stunning views of the waterway and surrounding landscapes. The staff were friendly, welcoming, and went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was enjoyable. The rooms are comfortable, clean, and equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. Overall, I highly recommend the Holiday Inn Panama Canal hotel to anyone visiting Panama.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Heyle Castro, Otro at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Responded May 10, 2023
Good afternoon Dear araidia2023, Thank you for staying in our Holiday Inn Panama Canal for us is very important your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. At your service, Heyle Castro Front Desk Manager
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kevin d asked a question Dec 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
How far is the beach from the hotel?
Answer from TourGuideMan
Managua, Nicaragua94 contributions30 helpful votes
Hello Mr. Web, hopefully I didn't miss a chance to be useful on your trip. The beach isn't far say about a good 30 mins drive, however, the good beaches are far.. about a good hour to the north. Safe travels.
A P asked a question Jan 2018
16 contributions3 helpful votes
Is there early check in? I arrive 642am.
Answer from ArangoD1
Panama, New York
If you need a early check in at 6:42am we recommended to make the reservation 1 day before or we can provide the room around 10 am if we have the availability
A P asked a question Jan 2018
16 contributions3 helpful votes
Is room internet available and if so is it free?
Answer from Jaspreet K
Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions1 helpful vote
Sorry for the delay. Yes internet connection was fine and free.
AK asked a question Feb 2017
Mississauga, Canada192 contributions85 helpful votes
Is there a charge for the shuttle from the airport to the hotel? And from the hotel to the mall?
Answer from mrrrr5
Columbus, Georgia279 contributions71 helpful votes
No charge; but the shuttle runs infrequently; we took a taxi to the mall and back which was really inexpensive, about $5 or $6 for two.
Alok V wrote a tip Apr 2023
Houston, Texas12 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want to be close to down town action, this is not the place to stay"
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Trail1998 wrote a tip Mar 2023
Clarksville, Tennessee62 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"High floor if you want to see the canal. Downtown Panama City is a 20 minute Uber ride away for about $8"
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Bill K wrote a tip Oct 2022
Playa Coronado, Panama12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not use IHG website using points. Check in will take at least an hour before they verify everything. As a Diamond member this is bad."
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Panthera2013 wrote a tip Sep 2022
London, United Kingdom95 contributions95 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The canal facing rooms from the 5 or 6 floor are great but may be a bit noisy due to the road and railway line."
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Greg T wrote a tip Sep 2022
Plainsboro, New Jersey273 contributions111 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a canal facing room!"
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PRICE RANGE
C$101 - C$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn city of knowledge hotel panama city, panama city holiday inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Holiday Inn Panama City
LOCATION
PanamaPanama ProvincePanama City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
137
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Casco Viejo (6.6 km), Panama Canal (1.2 km), and Escape Room Panama (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caleta, La Boucherie, and Ammi Skybar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Panama Canal, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panamá (6.8 km) and Capilla San Jose (7.7 km).
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