Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand

111 Via EspanaPanama City1753Panama
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About Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand

Located in the heart of Panama City, Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand offers traditional accommodations with its own casino and convention center onsite. The hotel also has free onsite parking and free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and is known for magnificent views over the city.

All rooms are air conditioned and feature a minibar, coffee/tea making facilities, a flat screen TV, desk, and a personal safe. The bathrooms feature bathrobes and deluxe toiletries.

Guests can stay active with a 24-hour fitness center and an outdoor pool. For added convenience, the hotel also offers 24-hour reception, a business center, and a local area and airport shuttle.

Hotel El Panama by Faranda Grand boasts three restaurants, including Molas, serving local and international fare, and Gatun, specializing in Caribbean-style cuisine. Meat lovers can also dine at Barbecue Las Palmas.

Just over a mile away is the National Bank House Museum and Multiplaza Pacific Mall, while Panama Old Cathedral is three miles from the hotel.


111 Via Espana, Panama City, 1753, Panama
Telephone: +507 2159000 | Fax: +507 2693309 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Casino
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 13:00

Positive Reviews


Guests really enjoyed the pool at El Panama. There are always plenty of lounge chairs available, and cabanas can be reserved as well. The poolside bar is a relaxing spot to enjoy a drink at, even if you are not planning to swim.

City Central

El Panama boasts a terrific, central location, on Via Espana, one of the main downtown streets. Guests say there are plenty of places to eat in the area, and lots of great shopping to enjoy. The local neighborhood is very walkable and many parts of town can be reached on foot. If you choose not to walk though, there is also a subway stop within a block of the hotel.

Morning Delight

Don’t miss out on the breakfast buffet – guests highly recommend it. The selection is rich and filling, with every bite as delicious as the next.

Negative Reviews

Dated Decor

Guests think the hotel is definitely due for an update. The furniture looks dated and the décor doesn’t brighten the rooms. Guests also found various amenities out of order in their rooms.

Space and Light

Some of the standard rooms are smaller than guests expected, but most suites are viewed as very spacious. If you’re not staying solo, or are concerned about limited space, you may want to upgrade to a better room. In addition, many rooms also seem dark, due to lack of bright décor and proper lighting.

Parties at El Panama

The hotel often hosts weekend events, with loud music at the pool area. Guests say it quiets down around midnight, but if you plan on heading to bed early, make sure to bring some earplugs.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1728 reviews across the web
7.4 /10
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    7.6 /10
7.4 out of 10 based on 1728 reviews