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1 room, 2 adults

Central Hotel Panama

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator
Plaza de la Independencia Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama, Panama, 800-246-8357

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Independence Square
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Elevator
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  • Liked the central location and beautiful square with Cathedral across the square plus the…Mar 3, 2020
  • Horrible staff and they try to charge me twice. Be careful since they try to con you…Mar 1, 2020

Central Hotel Panama

More Info: 866-539-0031

  • Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Premium Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View
  • Junior Suite, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub
  • Presidential Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub

What’s around Central Hotel Panama


  • In Casco Viejo
  • Independence Square - 1 min walk
  • Interoceanic Canal Museum - 1 min walk
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama - 1 min walk

Getting around

  • Tocumen Intl. Airport (PTY) - 29 min drive
  • Panama City (PAC-Marcos A. Gelabert Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Balboa (BLB-Panama Pacifico Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Panama City Passenger Station - 18 min drive
  • Estación Lotería - 26 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 135 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Panama may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite self parking (USD 5.35 per stay)

  • Onsite valet parking (USD 5.35 per stay)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2208
  • Conference space size (meters) - 205
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built - 1874
  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 47-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and manicures and pedicures.


La Central - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Central Hotel Panama’s small print

Also known as

  • Central Hotel Panamae
  • Central Hotel Panama Hotel
  • Central Hotel Panama Panama City
  • Central Hotel Panama Hotel Panama City
  • Central Hotel Panama City
  • Central Panama City
  • Central Hotel Panama
  • Central Panama


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 5.35 per stay

Valet parking costs USD 5.35 per stay

Rollaway beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 18.00 for adults and USD 9.00 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Central Hotel Panama

  • Does Central Hotel Panama offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Central Hotel Panama does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Central Hotel Panama currently open?
    This property is closed from June 30 2020 to February 28 2021 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Central Hotel Panama?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Central Hotel Panama?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 5.35 per stay. Valet parking costs USD 5.35 per stay.
  • Is there a pool at Central Hotel Panama?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Central Hotel Panama?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Central Hotel Panama?
    You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Central Hotel Panama?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, La Central. Nearby restaurants include Bajareque Coffee House (3-min walk), Cafe Unido (4-min walk), and Caffé Per Due (4-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Central Hotel Panama?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Crown Casino (17-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do near Central Hotel Panama?
    Recommended spots to visit include Independence Square (1-min walk), Interoceanic Canal Museum (1-min walk), and Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama (1-min walk).

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 282 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Excellent hotel to stay in Old Panama
Nice hotel, friendly service, great location, good breakfast.
Emile, us5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The location is wonderful, and the staff is highly professional.
us1 night family trip
Good 6.0
This is a newer hotel built behind an older facade. It was much like a holiday inn or other chain hotel. Everything was fine, nothing was exceptional, except the location. The rooms were loud from other guests but also mechanical noise. The "garden view" was actually an rather stark and tightly packed with rooms interior courtyard, with a few planters, but no view. It is not worth the additional cost.
Catherine, us3 night trip with friends
Very Good 8.0
This is a good hotel in a really great neighborhood near lots of restaurants and bars. Its safe, the bar staff were really helpful and friendly, the breakfast was good and the room and bathroom were large. However if you stay in Room 315 there will be a lot of outside noise especially at the weekends and the room is full of bright light as soon as the sun rises as there are no curtains. I had to use a travel eye mask and ear plugs to get any sleep. I would stay here again just not in room 315.
us4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice location in front of the metropolitan cathedral.
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Had a awesome room overlooking the plaza and facing the old church. The hotel is elegant historic and modern all at the same time. We loved the pool as well.
us3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
This is a beautiful property and building, in the heart of Casco Viejo (location couldn’t be better if you want to be in the center of town). However, for the price, the food was awful, service (and quality) at the bar was terrible, and we were up ALL NIGHT because of noise (clock rang every half hour, along with other noises )
Dana, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Staff not friendly. Property is clean. Restaurant food not very good. Property location is good
Al, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
We loved our stay at Hotel Central, even if we didn't have a balcony. Starting with the location, friendliness of staff and delicious breakfast!
us4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great location. Fun for the one night are here........................
us1 night trip

Central Hotel Panama