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Panama City Hotels

Hotel California

  • Vía España and Calle 43 E
  • Bella Vista


  • Cheap and clean


  • Noisy during the day
  • Sketchy neighborhood at night

Updated 08/08/2012

Fodor's Review

This place on the Vía España has long been popular with budget travelers, thanks to its decent location, bright rooms, and low rates. It lies on a busy street, which means its quite noisy by day. Its also near the bad side of town, as the guard with the Terminator 2 shotgun at the entrance attests. Rooms in back are quieter—ask for a room with a number ending in 1, 2, 3, or 4—but there's no complete escape from the honking. As the night wears on, things get quieter.

The hotel has a small restaurant that serves acceptable lunch specials. Its a short taxi trip, from the ample restaurant and nightlife selections of El Cangrejo and the Área Bancária. Its often full, so reserve ahead.

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Hotel Information


Vía España and Calle 43 E, Panama City, Panama



Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 60 rooms
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 08/08/2012

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