Panama Marriott Hotel
Travel Blogs from Panama City
Panama was a really great surprise. This is the reason it is best to travel and experience life with no expectations.
Coming here, I didn't really know what to expect--since I still don't know why I felt the urge to visit Panama in the first place. It was more like, hmm, there's a long weekend and for once I don't have a wedding to go to …
... quickly that the river was very low and passage wasn't going to be easy. A piragua is a canoe carved from a tree, about 30 feet long. A very small motor inserts into a board that is attached to the back of the canoe. Our two boatmen stood on each end of the boat, steering us past snags and debris. Kathy and I sat in the middle of the canoe with our packs. We tried to stand up but balance was very tough, our boat guys laughed and told us to sit down before we tipped the boat. Even though ...
... canal looked like a big sewer! As we left a couple of big container ships entered the locks though so you could really see the scale of the place! We then finished the day with dinner in the old town, however with the weather still pouring down it wasn't the best ...
... every now and then, especially when salt and vinegar crisps are involved. Afterwards I decided to walk back into the city along the shore line because it gave great views of the city. It definitely did, although I also got shouted at by a police man for climbing on a wall to take a photo, nazi, but man it was FAR and it was absolutely boiling as well. After about an hour I got completely bored of walking in the extreme heat and got in my millionth taxi for the day.
... safety, etc.).
As we descended into Panama City, the plane took a path where we could see all the ships lining up in the ocean, leading into the Panama Canal entrance. It was amazing!
Immigration and Customs were non-events (although they took fingerprints at the Immigration station, which was surprising). We located the taxi stand and was on our way to the hotel. Flat rate of $38 seemed high, but we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Panama Marriott Hotel Panama City
Me hospedé en el Marriott la segunda semana de febrero. La ubicación es fantástica. Hay restaurantes de todos tipos y de precios diferents diez minutos a pie. Me encantó el café Costa Azul. Queda como cuatro minutos a pie, y hay selecciones a precios razonables para el desayuno, almuerzo, y cena. Hay un casino nuevo estilo Las Vegas, el Veneto, como diez minutos a pie o como tres minutos en taxi. Si tomas un taxi, no lo tomes desde el vestíbulo del hotel o la entrada. Sal, camina hacia la calle, y toma el taxi allí. Así puedes pagar entre 1 euro 20 y 1 euro 60 para un paseo en vez del triple de eso. El Marriott está bien situado, y es una de las mejores opciones en la ciudad. Las habitaciones son amplias, y tienen un ambiente bonito. El baño también estuvo bueno y bien equipado con productos de Neutrogena. El balneario es gratis para huéspedes, y tiene todas las comodidades que tiene el balneario de un hotel de buena calidad. Este hotel es bueno para hospedarse por negocios al igual que por placer. El personal es de buena calidad, y la limpieza fue de primera clase. La Ciudad de Panama es un lugar estupendo para visitar. Si no puedes pasar un buen rato aquí, no estás intentándolo o tienes un problema de actitud. Los panameños en general son un grupo educado, y te tratarán bien si los tratas con respeto. El Marriott es estupendo, y gozarás de la ciudad.
Increíble, pero ten cuidado con las plantas
La ubicación es estupenda, hay bufés, una pastelería, un gimnasio, y una piscina. La habitación era grande y cómoda. Por favor, por favor, por favor solicita una habitación en las plantas altas. Las fiestas los fin de semanas son ruidosas, y duran hasta las 3 a.m. La gerencia nos dio una habitación disponible para dormir el sábado en la noche, pero tal vez no tengas esa suerte. La cuarta planta definitivamente no fue lo suficientemente alta.
Stayed at the Marriott the second week in February.
Awesome but watch the floors...
Great location, buffets, pastry shop, gym and pool. The room was large and comfortable. Please, please, please ask for high floors. The weekend parties are loud and last till 3 AM. The management gave us an empty room to sleep in on Saturday night but you may not be so lucky. The 4th floor was definetely not high enough.
My family and I stayed at the Panama Marriott during the last week in October 2005. Overall, the staff is very friendly and many are bilingual. Despite arriving at 11pm on a Sunday night, our check-in went smoothly. Although there were no bellmen at that hour, the security staff (dressed in business suits, not uniforms), showed us to our room and helped us with our luggage.
I stayed there for a week in May. I also had my wedding reception there, 125 people. The service is great, even better if you know some spanish. The food is excellent, as is the casino and pool. Cabs are plentiful, you can also walk the surrounding area with no worries for your safety at all.
Overall, I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed my stay. Most USA folks are very misinformed at what that city is all about. I had a better time there than I have had in any U.S. city, and I've been to them all.
God bless developing countries!
We stayed at the Panama Marriott for 10 days & 9 nights in September where our 2004 PQI Conference took place. The service was absolutely the best and the staff was exceptionally courteous and ready to lend a hand. The rooms are well organized and accommodating. Also, they have cable TV, a small refrigerator with lots of goodies in it.
EXCELLENT BUT ONLY ON ONE SIDE OF THE BUILDING
Great hotel, everything you expect from a Marriott a at capital city.
BUT... stay out of the rooms at the side of the Bacchus dance club. Even the 16th floor "enjoys" the BOOM BOOM BOOM till 4 A.M.
The uneven numbers are to be avoided!!!
I just came back from a six day vacation to Panama City. We stayed at the Panama Marriott Hotel. It was fabulous! The lobby was gorgeous with huge displays of flowers. The hotel staff was extremely pleasant and problems were resolved immediately. The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are extra large. Guests are made to feel welcome and very safe. Security is top notch. The gym is wonderful and is bi-level with classes given every weekday evening. The Marriott offers massages/facials and I received a wonderful massage from a highly trained therapist. The pool is lovely and very quiet. The Marriott is centrally located. It is only a two minute walk from the Via Espana. Via Espana has many restaurants/supermarkets (El Rey)/stores to shop in. There is a wonderful Italian restaurant located within two blocks from the Marriott called "Jimmy's". (Order the pizza..It's great!) Overall, Panama was wonderful and I cannot wait to return to the Marriott!!
I stayed at the Panama Marriott for 6 nights at the end of February 2004. The service was absolutely fabulous and the staff was extremely polite and helpful. The rooms are very clean and nicely furnished. Also, the televisions in the rooms, amongst many other channels, offer FoxNews Channel and CNN.