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Reviewed 13 July 2009

My wife and son stayed for nine days. They should improve the bath rooms with towel rakes that will hold towels and shelves to hold personal items. The safe is a joke because it is not secured to anything. There aren't any place to hang ones clothes so must live out of your suit case. They need suit casse racks....

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Panamathor, Manager at The Balboa Inn, responded to this review

We would first like to say that we appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We always like to hear feedback from our guests so that we can continue to provide them with the best experience possible. There are always improvements that can be made and we value your comments as we continue to put the final touches...

Reviewed 6 July 2009

We had language difficulty. Gina and all the staff were excellent helping us in every way. I'm very grateful. We were not into nightlife. The BB has about the perfect location. Going from/to the airport was quick (non-rush hours of course). Walking to Amador Causeway. Walking distance to Albrook airport (but not walkable because of the highways). Very easy to...

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Burlington, NC
Reviewed 3 July 2009

My wife and I stayed in the Balboa Inn for ten nights during our recent two-week trip to Panama. Both of us prefer the more intimate environment of a bread and breakfast to a hotel, and this one certainly more than met our expectations. It is in a quiet residential neighborhood in the former Canal Zone very near the city...

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newport beach
Reviewed 15 June 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Balboa Inn the beginning of May. We found it on trip advisor and took a chance. We really enjoyed the home surrandings and the quiet area. I am so glad we didn't stay in down town Panama City as noisey and dirty. Alot of thing to do just a taxi ride away. Great...

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Reviewed 9 June 2009

Stayed end of May and June for 2 - 3 Days each. Staff was exceptionally friendly and extremely helpful. Took care of our every need. Helped with directions and suggestions of places to go and see. Service was great. Room was clean and neat and kept that way. Balboa Inn is the perfect spot for the first time visitor to...

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San Diego, CA
Reviewed 9 June 2009

Yes, that is how I feel about the Balboa Inn - for several reasons. It is a very nice place with a friendly and helpful staff, and it's in a safe and quiet area of the city! I had occasion to travel all over Panama for 3 months earlier this year, and after my first stop at the Balboa Inn...

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Reviewed 26 May 2009

Great little bed and breakfast in a great location. The staff is friendly and helpful. We stayed at this with our 10 month old and 3.5 year old and felt completely at ease and at home. Very good location near the causeway. Staff is very helpful in calling taxis. Breakfast was good, and relaxing. OVerall I would say if you...

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Reviewed 24 May 2009

I had to stay in Panama for a whole week due to business purposes. The Balboa Inn was the perfect location (great garden/terrace) just a few minutes outside of noisy Panama City. I loved the friendly staff (Gina, Thorwald, Saskia, Gloria), they really helped me to feel at home and gave me a lot of useful information. Ancon Hill is...

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Reviewed 20 May 2009

My wife and I traveled to Panama for our honeymoon. Before flying to Bocas del Toro we stayed at the Balboa Inn a couple of nights and stayed there again before returning to the States. Its location in a quiet residential neighborhood (known as the Balboa 'flats' during the Canal Zone days) on the side of Ancon Hill is not...

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Reviewed 18 May 2009

We really enjoyed The Balboa Inn. The Dutch owner was accessible and informative and the staff was also helpful. The servers were friendly and breakfast were great on the lovely patio. The Inn is located in the "Canal Zone" where the canal staff were housed and had offices during construction. The area is close to the Miraflores locks, a beautiful...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Balboa Inn is a small Bed & Breakfast at the foot of Panama's main landmark, Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) in Balboa. Conveniently located between the downtown area, Amador Causeway and just minutes away from the domestic Albrook Airport, Casco Viejo, and the Panama Canal you are away from the city noise yet have access to all its services. The Balboa Inn: a great location, personal service, a real breakfast. Simply good value. Why settle for less? ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Balboa Inn

Address: Cruces 2311A | Balboa, Ancon, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $107 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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