Reviewed 18 April, 2020
On our arrival we spent one night in this hotel, we had booked a beautiful suite, very large room with a living room, a beautiful and large kitchen, several toilets and beautiful bathroom, on the other hand no balcony or terrace, but beautiful view ,
nice breakfast buffet, somewhat cold common areas,
but very good value for money
Great time during Corona Outbreak
Reviewed 8 April, 2020
We were in Panama Mid March for 4 nights when Corona Virus was just started to impact the world. Our flight arrived before time and it took us only 15 mins to pass the customs. They were checking incoming passengers temperature wearing full body suits - a sign things will be getting bad. At the airport they passed our luggage through x-rays but still we were out in 30 mins. The hotel is 30 mins from the airport and located in a very urban downtown location. There are many great restaurants, shopping stores, fast food, banks and a lot of traffic at walking distance. We had a larger unit with a sitting area which was enough for 5 of us. There was a small fridge and a coffee maker. Our unit had the city view and on the 5th floor. The elevator is really small and its supposed to hold 8-9 people.
On the top floor/roof top there is a gym, pool and hot tub. There is a small sitting area too. There must have been some sandwich or fast food shop there as there was a kitchen and vending machine. It was very hot and humid in Panama and the pool was a welcome break. We had the breakfast included due to gold status and had a good variety in the buffet. We also ordered made-to-order omelettes. They had some local options as well like meat and tortilla. Fresh fruit was a plus. The first day they had no place to seat us so we sat in the conference room but saw people number dwindle as Corona grew. There were taxis and Uber always available outside the hotel. The lobby area is well maintained and there was a bar area, sitting sofas and a small concierge desk. I found the reception staff very friendly and helpful. They guided us every night to the best restaurants according to our tastes and moods. They guided us to local attractions and arranged for taxis and Uber. One of the night employee was particularly helpful - don't remember his name. We asked him about the situation in Panama every day and he recommended we should leave before they shut down the airport. We were lucky to have left before the shutdown occurred. There was nothing to do in Panama anyway - Canal, Malls, Attractions were shut down. The restaurants were operating at 50% if at all.
We have a really good time at Double Tree. Last day we just spent time at the pool which was shut down later after we left, went out for lunch, rested in the nice A/C room and then went for a walk and dinner later. I wish we had been to Panama at a better time but we had a great time never the less.
A Short Visit
Reviewed 20 March, 2020
We arrived about 11 am after an overnight flight. We were greeted warmly and pleasantly surprised to learn that our room was ready. The room was large enough with a very comfortable bed, couch, chair and desk. Plenty of outlets. The bathroom was very nice with a separate shower and tub.
At about midnight on our first night we were informed that our cruise that was scheduled to depart in a day and a half had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotel graciously worked with us to permit us to extend our stay 2 extra nights.
Front desk staff were very helpful in advising us about the neighborhood and other Panamá City attractions. The neighborhood is fun. Calle Uruguay is nearby with lots of bars and restaurants. The El Carmen subway station is nearby as is the beautiful church.
We will definitely be back in Panama City and when we are back, the Doubletree will be a fine place to stay.
Great Hotel; Great Location
Reviewed 20 March, 2020
We visited this hotel for a 1 week stay in Panama. We absolutely loved our stay. The hotel was in a great location close to food, shops, the metro, and entertainment (casinos, etc.) The staff were very helpful. They recommended places to eat and things to do during our time. The rooftop was awesome. The internet was great. Overall, I would definitely come back!
A couple of things:
1. The bed sheets were dirty and had stains on them. The cleaning staff was excellent however frequent changing pf sheet is necessary, especially between guests.
2. Sometimes the room smelled a tad sour
3. The beds are sitting on a metal underbody. This made the beds loud when getting up and down, etc.
Reviewed 10 March, 2020
The Check in and Welcome was very personalized.
Breakfast was varied and very tasty.
The stairwell and room needed some minor updating, however the king bed we had was phenomenal.
We would have liked a shuttle service to and from the airport included in the stay, however the front desk was able to arrange a taxi service.