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Reviewed 27 February 2016

Clean, quiet and comfortable. Staff did not have a strong presence, usually not even at the desk. It wasn't a big problem for us but might have been under different circumstances. There was a refrigerator in the kitchen that we put a few drinks in. Breakfast was efficient as they took it out of a steam table they have set... More 

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The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Nice, clean rooms, aircon can be to (to) loud in some rooms. They forgot our airport pick up what wasn't so handy but we just took a taxi. The neigbourhoud is nothing special like a lot of areas in panama city but for the first nights it was an ok spot with a nice splash pool. There was a mini... More 

Thank Flo7800
Darmstadt, Germany
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

Very nice old style hotel. Decorated inside in Caribean style, with wonderful stained glass windows. There is a small vivarium right next to the breakfast room, with all sorts of birds and a real Mono Titi, a Central American Sqirrel Monkey. Frank, the host, is a very friendly and helpful man.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

I bring small groups of entomologist's to Panama several times a year, and we stay at the Canal Inn whenever we are in Panama City (have stayed here at least 12 times over the last 3-4 years). It's convenient to all the highways link to other parts of the country, and the domestic airport (Gelabert/old Albrook Air Force Base) is... More 

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mille-isles, qc
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

We have now stayed twice at the Canal Inn, located in the Boca region of Panama City, near the canal and are planning another stay there at the end of the month. We also recommended the hotel to our kids who also stayed there recently. Host Franz simply cannot do enough to make our stays perfect - even drove us... More 

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Reviewed 30 March 2015

A group of my friends and I stayed in this inn during our week in Panama. The owner of the hotel, Franz, is a wonderful guy. He and another worker, Maria, were extremely hospitable. The hotel was always clean and was a delightful place to stay. Breakfast in the morning was always delicious. The neighborhood of the inn was very... More 

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Feldbach, Austria
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Arriving from the wonderful and remote surf spot Santa Catalina I didn't expect much of Panama City. However, the Canal Inn owners helped me to have four great days in this thriving city. To start with, (and I guess for many people a crucial factor when deciding where to stay in a big metropolis such as PC), the Canal Inn... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

This hotel is clean and 5 mins from the domestic airport. It is perfectly acceptable for a one night stay. It lies under a bridge which is fairly noisy.The staff are very friendly and helpful. It is very near the canal so useful for seeing he canal. Other than that I think I wold describe the hotel as fairly average

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Saint Thomas, Canada
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

My Rating: 3.8 Highlights: Close to domestic airport (Tocumen)-5 minute ride Lowlights: Room has small windows no real ventilation. Monkey on a chain We stayed at Canal Inn for 1 night since we had an early flight to Bocas Del Toro. (Think flight was just after 6 a.m.) Chose Canal Inn since it seemed to be the closest place to... More 

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Reviewed 22 February 2013

When we arrived at the Canal Hotel, scenically located under the noisy Bridge of the Americas (this is scarcasm), we were given room number 5. After the check-in clerk opened the door to our room, a rush of musty and mildewed air escaped from the room seeking freshness and freedom. After stating we would preferred another room, the clerk said... More 

Thank Gerald H

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Canal - inn, our peaceful bed and breakfast guesthouse welcomes everyone. This beautiful inn is centrally located and has a lot of privacy and connected to both roads: to the north (Gamboa) and to the west (Chiriquí - Costa Rica). A place surrounded by colorful flowers, plants and birds. It is close to restaurants, train station, colonial area, shopping malls and domestic airport and of course, close to Panama Canal and Bridge of the Americas… ... more   less 

Additional Information about Canal Inn

Address: Calle Ernesto J. Castillero, Casa # 7, La Boca-Balboa | Balboa, Panama City 02845, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $95 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Canal Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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Canal Inn Panama/Panama City
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“our first room was nr 9. I liked it better then number 4. A fine room but the aircon was to loud. (not a big problem)”
 of 5 bubbles Flo7800, 14 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We have always stayed in rooms at the back of the hotel. Apart from a bit of barking from the dogs next door, we have always found them very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles athelas59, 9 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Book ahead!”
 of 5 bubbles derClemens, 6 Mar 2014 | Read review
“rooms on both the main level and one level up - we choose the upper level as it was away from the main meeting area - ask to look at what is available before you choose.”
 of 5 bubbles juno80503, 6 Feb 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are equally comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles EJG842, 7 Jun 2012 | Read review
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