BEST WESTERN PLUS Panama Zen Hotel,  Panama City

4.5/5  - based on 390 guest reviews.
Calle gaspar Hernandez y Via Argentina, 581, Panama City, Panama - See map
+507 301 3333 +507 303 9551

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    24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
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  • Cocktail lounge
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  • Free parking
    Free parking
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Strategically located in one of the best areas of Panama City, a few minutes from the financial & business center. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Panama Zen Hotel is just 16 Km. from the Tocumen International Airport. In the surrounding of the Hotel you will find plenty of restaurants, bars and casinos for your entertainment. Additionally the property is close to the best malls of the city. You will be able to move quickly through the city with the Metro, the closest metro station is Vía Argentina located 20 meters from the Hotel. The property features 90 contemporary rooms decorated taste fully to offer you the best comfort and maximum relaxation. All the rooms have air conditioning, minibar (surcharge), safe box, 39" LCD Television with cable channels, hair dryer, coffee maker, cordless phone, wake-up radio clock, internet WI-FI and work desk. Enjoy your stay!

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Panama Zen Hotel,Panama City
  • 5
    « Highly Recommend !!! Coming Back !!! »

    Highly recommend! Great, big spacious room, with desk, high speed internet for working. Large closets, refrigerator. Super breakfast buffet with both Panamanian and Western delights, Omelet bar. Business center with printer & scanner in the lobby, helped greatly with urgent business. Very helpful and friendly staff. Has transport service for private driver to airport and long distance to Panama Pacifico. Making this hotel my new base when come to Panama. Great location, walk to Bus and Subway stations, and Via Argentina dining.

    4
    « Does everything required »

    Not much to add to what others have said. This is a good modern clean hotel in a great location just off Via Argentina. It has its own coffeeshop in the lobby, breakfast is fine, rooftop pool is small but offers views and a place to chill. Rooms are clean, comfortable and quiet. And value overall is good. I returned after a trip elsewhere in the country because I knew what I was getting and was very satisfied with it.

    4
    « Fantastic! »

    Rooms were generous and clean. The staff always helpful and attentive. Recommend using the hotel taxi service - Osmer was my driver for 2 days and was very reliable. Most impressive was the food and service. Affordable and high quality food served by lovely people. Juliana was especially fantastic in the restaurant; a great host, very polite and attentive. Thankyou Zen!

    5
    « Great place to stay »

    This is a great place to stay, especially for the price. The breakfast was outstanding, great wi-fi, very clean rooms. I do wish there was a sign visible from Via Argentina as I drove from the airport to the hotel in a rent a car at about 9:30 PM, but I got lucky and found it.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Great! In city a few blocks away, on main st, from Argentina Train stop. Great corner restaurant, Manolo Churros. Room was clean and comfortable, great city view. Bed super comfortable, clean sheets. Pool small but roof top and always had to myself. Great wine bar and wine. Breakfast included till 10 was great and good options. Reception staff did not have excursion book or did not offer any alternatives for island trips. Would definitely stay here again.

    5
    « Spacious rooms and friendly staff »

    We were very satisfied with our stay at Best Western! The staff were kind and extremely patient with our meager Spanish. The room was quite large and had a comfortable king-sized bed. Breakfast came included with our booking and each day had a different variety of items that were delicious. The gym was well-stocked with modern equipment and floor to ceiling windows boasting a skyline view. We loved having a drink each night at the rooftop bar, and spending the hottest days lounging in the pool. There are several restaurants in the surrounding area, and taxis to other tourist attractions were inexpensive. I'd definitely stay here again if I ever find myself back in Panama City.

    5
    « GREAT Value »

    Fine room and grand free breakfast. We walked the neighborhood several times and it was fine. A great value. We like to stay in places like this - not expensive, safe, and good location. Uber highly recommended. Drivers were friendly and helpful.

    5
    « Perfect for a business trip, elegant hotel »

    The quality was the same what I expected. The pictures of the hotel speak for itself, it is very decent. The location is also ideal, the neighborhood is calm and easy to find good restaurants nearby. The gym is small, but it was enough for us and also the pool is very small, but we didn't use it anyway. The view from the top is amazing. Rooms are clean and tidy.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    I give this hotel a 10. Good sized room, good shower, comfortable bed, cable tv, fridge, quality toiletries, friendly helpful staff, good food and great breakfast. Their prices to and from the airport were the same as street taxis. They kindly stored my luggage before my arrival. The location is good near lots of good restaurants and the area was safe to walk around. The view from the roof top pool was stunning. The pool is small but refreshing.

    4
    « New Modern Hotel »

    The hotel has modern decor and all of the amenities you would expect from a new urban hotel. My favorite part of the hotel is the great rooftop pool/bar with views of the skyline in three directions. We also had a nice view of the city from our room - so if you want a view, I would ask for a higher floor. One thing to note is that the hotel is so new, many cab drivers don't know where it is - we learned this the hard way! Just tell them the hotel is near El Trapiche, a very well known restaurant that is just a few doors down from the hotel. We arranged for the hotel to pick us up at the airport for $35 which seems to be the standard rate.

  • 4
    « Highly recommended »

    This is a clean hotel in a more quiet location. The breakfast is excellent. The personal is friendly and helpful but most of them speak a little to none English. Always make sure and check several times that you get what you want when talking to the people at the reception, again it's the lack of English. Dinner at the hotel in the restaurant is not recommended. While the presentation of the food you order is 5 star, the food itself is more likely 2 star fast food. At the top of the hotel is a bar and a small swimming pool. From here you have a nice view over Panama City. Compared to the much more expensive well known hotel brands, this is an very good alternative to stay within your budget and still get high value in exchange.

    5
    « Great value »

    Although a large hotel, it still processed a boutique feel. Offerings include a large breakfast, updated gym, small lobby cafe and the rooftop bar with pool. The cafe was perfect for an afternoon, apres sightseeing coffee and sweets. The offerings at the complimentary breakfast will satisfy most. The gym equipment is up to date and clean! Located in the Financial district, The location is ideal for getting out to most attractions and nightlife of Villa Argentina. For those with the stamina, a walk to Casco Antiguo is doable. Staff was friendly and accommodating. My web reservations were not in the computer, but the staff quickly and without stress rectified the situation. The rooms are light airy and immaculate. The cost, as with most Panamanian hotels, was ridiculously affordable for the quality of my accommodations.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel »

    Very impressed with this hotel. Lovely entrance & lobby area. The water running down the walls, the décor & the calming music all give it that ZEN feel. The room was a nice size & had everything we needed. Good breakfast & really enjoyed the pool. One negative was although we were given a room with a balcony, the patio door didn't have any kind of lock on it. A lovely modern & clean hotel in a good location.

    5
    « Great Hotel For My Family »

    My family's short vacation to Panama City turned out to be a blast, due partly to our pleasant stay at the Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel. The staff is very helpful before and during our stay. Since my wife and kids arrived before me, I requested a credit authorization for the two rooms so that my wife and kids could just check in. They were able to check in without any issues and were given solid advice on transportation and sightseeing options. The metro is only a few blocks from the hotel and we found it to be modern and very cheap, only $2 for the fare that loads the fare for the entire family's use. At $0.35 per trip, it was a steal. The beds were wonderful mostly because they use 500-count thread sheets and have plenty of pillows. They have a small fridge that you can find room to keep items cold if you don't partake in their mini-bar items. The safe was also useful. Wifi was fast enough with a strong signal. The bathroom and shower were great, never any issues with not having enough hot water, and having toiletries was a nice touch. The breakfast was plentiful and tasty with several hot and cold options. What was the best feature was the rooftop deck and pool! The views were awesome, especially at night. The infinity pool was small but a great way to stay cool and the kids enjoyed taking a dip. Another nice amenity was the exercise room. It is basic but not crowded and nice to get a workout in. Since we booked two rooms for 4 nights, we were able to get a really good deal.

    3
    « Good location, modern hotel »

    The hotel is clean and comfortable with spacious rooms. The staff was friendly and the hotel has a good location near the via Argentina metro station and lots of great restaurants. The price I paid was comparatively reasonable. The downside was that I could hear everything from the next room and the corridor (I had a room that adjoined another room) and the breakfast wasn't great. I would have liked coffee from a machine, not lukewarm coffee from a flask, better quality bread and pastry options and more varieties of fruit and juices. On check out I was charged over 20 dollars for 4 small bottles of still water from the mini bar, which is really 5 star pricing in a hotel that doesn't feel luxurious. The pool is also tiny and is in the middle of the outside bar area.

    4
    « Good location in Panama City »

    Good room, good rate, nice swimming pool in the top with great view of the city, and the staff was gently. It has good location, in an area surrounded by many different restaurants and next to the Via España where is many commerce activity. It is an ideal option to go with the family. Regards from Costa Rica!

    4
    « Would have been 5 stars except for two items »

    Clean, modern, beautiful hotel which I highly recommend. Only two misses, one of which was partially my fault. I was charged an exorbitant amount of money to do laundry but that was partially my fault for not asking more questions about the laundry service. The other Miss was that my shower did not have sufficient hot water. In fact it had no hot water. Just lukewarm for the two weeks that I stayed. It wasn't just my room because a fellow business companion that was staying in a different room had the same problem. Other than that,a thoroughly enjoyable stay

    4
    « Good hotel »

    Hotel was good--about a 30 to 45 minute drive from the airport and 15 to 30 minutes from the Casco Viejo area depending on traffic (count on lots of traffic unless you are arriving very late or very early). Our booking included breakfast which was hot and plentiful--made to order omelettes if you're so inclined. Room was clean, beds were comfortable, but there was incessant, loud humming from the small refrigerator and the sound of water running/dripping (we searched our room and couldn't locate the sound--like a toilet running). All in all we were tired enough each night that the noises didn't keep us from sleeping. Hotel staff was nice and helped us arrange for taxis everywhere we wanted to go--one of their hotel taxi drivers even waited for us for 90 minutes while we explored the canal and then drove us back to the hotel again! If staying in Panama city area--location can be a tough call. We opted to stay here to get away from all the noise we kept reading about in Casco Veijo (which was true--beautiful area and a must to visit, but very noisy due to all the activity), but with traffic it was no fun getting there and back--like I said before plan on lots of traffic in the city!

    5
    « Excelent stay for that price »

    Very clean and new rooms with very good food in the hotel's restaurant in the morning and at night. The price / quality of this hotel in its range is way better than other Panamanian hotels I stayed in. Very good service during check in / out and in the restaurant.

    5
    « Wonderful, Boutique Style Hotel »

    This hotel is great and an excellent value! It has a nice vibe, the rooms are modern and nicely decorated, the beds super comfy, there is a wonderful rooftop with an infinity pool and nice chairs to lounge on, a great breakfast (included in the price - they even will cook you an omelet), and free WiFi. It is close to the Via Argentina metro so easy to get to the Albrook bus station or mall. If you call they will arrange pick up for you at the airport for $35 (which is around what Uber charges) - staff is very nice and attentive.

  • 5
    « Good hotel for the price »

    The hotel is in good conditions and clean. Staff very helpful and an excellent breakfast. Great location close to the train stop. Road and surroundings not very well maintained. Great location, very accesible to mayor roads. Restaurant and bar at walking distance and very safe place.

    5
    « A very good hotel for business travel »

    I love the overall feel of the room. It was always kept clean. I leave the hotel in the morning and come back in the afternoon to see the room cleaned. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The area around the hotel had several restaurants offering different cuisine. It is one of the best hotels I stayed in for my business travel. I would definitely choose this hotel if I get to go back to Panama.

    4
    « Solid choice for the City »

    Nice hotel located a little out of the center of the city. Rooftop pool and bar were excellent. The stay included breakfast which was great. Rooms were small but could accommodate an extra bed which is great for a family of four. Also, use Uber. Taxis wait outside the hotel but are older cars, and charge the visitors many times what an Uber costs.

    4
    « Good place »

    In a good area of town this hotel is pretty good. The room are large, the shower good and the wi-fi good. The breakfast was pretty good. The made to order omelette was good but the quality of bread and juice could be improved. The desk staff were very helpful and friendly.

    5
    « Great Price, Location and Staff »

    We booked a room for a week. Pictures can be deceiving, but not here! Staff was friendly, rooms clean, common areas clean and a roof top pool/bar that was just lovely to end a day lounging at. The included buffet breakfast was good, basic fare with fresh made eggs to order, and few items that changes daily. We always felt welcome and safe.

    5
    « High Quality Hotel »

    My family and I stayed at the Best Western PLUS Panama Zen Hotel for 2 nights in early June 2016. My daughter and I loved the rooftop pool and we spent a lot of time up there having fun. The property is very clean, modern and well appointed. It's also in a very good location either walking distance or a short cab ride to pretty much everything. We would highly recommend it and hope to be back soon.

    4
    « Serene and peaceful. »

    Lovely rooms with a good view of the city; beautiful rooftop pool and bar. Staff were always friendly, helpful and willing to give information. In response to some other reviews, we didn't experience any problems with language barriers or poor service. The breakfast was very nice. Overall a pleasant experience.

    4
    « Finding Satori at the Best Western Zen »

    This is a great little hotel right in the heart of Panama City. It's just a two blocks away from the Via Argentina Metro stop so it's easy to get around. The entrance is just off Via Argentina on Calle Gaspar O Hernandez. I was warmly welcomed by both the bell and front desk staff and everyone was very professional. Check-in was easy, although they couldn't except American Express at that time. (It's working now) I had a large king room on the 5th floor, facing Calle Gaspar. I thought there might be some street noise so I slept with earplugs and never heard anything. They included a free breakfast along with two welcome cocktails at their rooftop pool/lounge, which was very nice while I was there (around 6pm). They advertise a happy hour and karaoke but I missed both. The crowd (if 8 is a crowd) was 20-something Brits while I was there. They were just enjoying a few beers by the pool. There's a small fridge/minibar with just a few beers/spirits, sodas and snacks. You could walk to the corner of Via Argentina and Via España where you'll find a MetroRx convenience store and pick up a few drinks/snacks. Great bed, decent WiFi, elevator requires key card and there was always someone in the lobby if you had questions. I suggested to the staff that the housekeepers step up their shower cleaning as there was a little mildew smell and they said they would pass it on. I'm sure they would've sent someone up but it was 03:30 when I noticed it.

    3
    « Best Western Panama_Average »

    Hotel is having good location with good amenities. Here you will not have microwave facility in guest room like the Best westen USA having. Bathroom not having hot water, its only warm water. Breakfast quality and items were good.

    5
    « CHIC HOTEL with FIRST CLASS SERVICE at an affordable PRICE »

    More than we could ever have imagined - luxurious king suite with outdoor lounge, roof top pool and sexy bar, gymnasium, great finishes throughout, fabulous front and transportation desk - delicious and generous buffet breakfast too ! When next in Panama City ... we'll be back to this Hotel in the funkiest of areas !

  • 2
    « Poor communication & service »

    For a place that's supposed to be a tripadvisor top hotel, it fell extremely below my expectations. There was only one, maybe two staff members who spoke English well if at all. So many things were lost in translation wig the solely Spanish speaking staff, which was annoying. Even with my ok Spanish, the staff still didn't comprehend the easiest of requests. The inside lounge on the top floor didn't accept those staying in the hotel as a form of payment (duh, put stuff to the room, there is already a card attached to the room). The lounge is in the hotel serving hotel customers and the like, so that doesn't make any sense. Completely stupid & absurd. Then, I WAS TOLD THAT the top restaurant/bar area above the lounge apparently accepts your room as payment. The server I had said that he didn't believe that I was staying at the hotel and wanted cash. For him to assume that was extremely rude and disrespectful. Also, he was not good at his job. I don't know how he still has a job seeing that he was too preoccupied being lazy & not paying attention to patrons who wanted to get drinks. I don't think I've never seen a bartender be so lazy & aloof. You have time to admire the damn sunset numerous times, yet you've walked by me MORE THAN TEN TIMES and not offered me a menu? YOU SHOULD BE FIRED. I have no drink at all, so you'd think he'd be like, 'hey, do you want a menu?' Im not begging you to take my money. I had to ask for a menu & what the specials were. ARE YOU SERIOUS?! Maybe I'm bratty. Maybe I'm spoiled. But the number one thing you do in serving people is giving them a damn menu & asking if they need anything. Great deal & amazing hotel room (hence the two stars). But I would NEVER stay here again. Service wise this hotel is at the bottom of the totem pole. Poor, poor, poor.

    4
    « Stylish »

    This hotel was fantastic. Getting there from the airport wasn't difficult using my phone's GPS, though traffic in Panama like much of Latin America can be horrendous, rush hour into downtown is a horror show. The parking structure was small and can't likely accommodate enough the amount of cars that COULD be there, though I found a spot so it was ok. The rate was very good when compared to USA hotels and while this is a Best Western, it's a BW Plus and is very stylish and refined. It makes a great impression even when coming off the elevator to the lobby. I had requested a high floor, got 10 of 16, which I was satisfied with. The view was fantastic, large windows really accentuated it. There wasn't THAT much to look at, as it's a city hotel, but it was great. The bed was a nice comfortable king, the TV was fine, wifi was very good which is nice since it can be hit or miss in Latin America. The bathroom facilities were nice and clean as was the entire room. My one complaint, which happens often with hotels, is that there wasn't enough lighting. For some reason there's no overhead light past the hallway, so even with all 4 lamps on, the room still could've been lit up better. Breakfast was fine, there's a pool/gym which I didn't get a chance to check out and evidently there is an airport shuttle but it would still be 30+ minutes so it can't possibly be free. I'm not sure about the location as far as a local Panamanian would say, but right nearby are multiple restaurants and bars within a 5 minute walk, so if you're on a longer stay there should be no reason to get bored with food choices.

    5
    « The best »

    A brand new hotel. So clean and well designed. Friendly staff, good restaurant, big choice of restaurants around and close to the center. Nobody needs more. The fooms are well equiped. Free WiFi in the rooms. 2 free bottles of water waited for us. Realy enjoyed our stay.

    4
    « Friendly, clean and relaxed. »

    What a nice place, right smack in the center of this great city. Very friendly at the front desk, the restaurant and at the bars, and very clean. The cleaning lady´s were all whirlwinds in the rooms and surroundings. Rooftop pool and bar, how cool is that ? But the breakfast was lacking somewhat more variaty.

    5
    « Excellent hotel.... »

    Great location, so many restaurants and stores near to the hotel , everything is new and clean. I stayed 4 Night and definitely when I'll return to panama I'm going to stay at the best western Zen again.

    5
    « PERFECT »

    Huge rooms, nice view of the skyline, cool swimming pool, gym, nice breakfast, very comfortable and quiet. Lots of amenities in the room and very well located - near markets, restaurants and bars. This is really a good-value hotel to rest. A couple of blocks from the metro station Via Argentina.

    5
    « Lovely hotel, great deal »

    We only spent one night here, but I wish we could have stayed longer. Awesome pool and rooftop bar. Very spacious rooms with huge beds. In a great part of panama city with bars and restaurants just a few steps away. We got a room with an included breakfast, which was delicious. They had an omelette bar, fruit, oatmeal, pastries, cold cuts, cereal and sandwiches. The rooms was very quiet and had a great view. I would recommend it!

    4
    « Great hotel...print a map for the taxi-driver! »

    I stayed at the Zen Hotel for one night because I had a layover at Tocumen Airport. The hotel is located on a side-street of Via Argentina, where many bars and restaurants are to be found. However, even the driver organized by the hotel took me there going in circles, narrowing in on the location. So I highly suggest bringing a printout from Google-Maps. The hotel seems to be not that well known among local taxi drivers. The hotel and the room were wonderful...spaceous, clean, modern and new. Staff are very friendly. Some speak English, others only Spanish. Good selection of international tv-channels. Breakfast is fully satisfying. Only downside: Wifi is so painfully slow...it will make you grind your teeth. The pool on the rooftop offers spectacular views. There is a nightclub right next to the pool-area which opens on weekends. I stayed at the hotel early in the week, when the club was closed. But noise may be an issue Thursday through Saturday. Better check in advance. So generally speaking, I had a wonderful time at Zen Hotel.

    4
    « A Very Good value »

    Lots of amenities for the price. As a single woman traveling alone I liked that one needed to use the key card to use the elevator. I loved having a coffee maker in the room. Many hotels here at this price point don't have one. Little things...Bathrobes available, The heavenly fragrance of the soap, shampoo, and body lotion etc., A vanity in the bathroom large enough to actually use, toilet area and fan separate from shower and vanity, no annoying fan noise while putting on makeup. The bed was very comfortable, the room was quiet, clean and bright with nice big windows and the room temperature was perfect. A small but very good breakfast buffet is included in the price of the room, omelets are made to order. For me, the ambiance in the lobby and dining area was a bit sterile, it is all white and contemporary. However the young man at the front desk, Jose, was very friendly and had a beautiful smile which added great personality to the room. The hotel is located within walking distance to several good restaurants and is very near a metro station. My only complaint - I wanted to extend my stay another night and they would not give me the night at my original booking price. The price was increased by $20.00. Overall, I would choose this hotel first over all of the others that I have stayed at in this price range ($60-$70)

    5
    « Panama City excursion »

    Our room was clean and the bed extremely comfortable, the best sleep we have had in a long time at a hotel. Hotel staff were all friendly, professional and well informed on locations and information of what to see in the city and where we should not go.

  • 5
    « Great hotel, recommended! »

    It was a pleasant hotel, great view from the pool, breakfast included, connectivity to the internet was poor, but the overall experience was excellent for a fair price. I definitively recommend stay there.

    5
    « Nice »

    The hotel was comfortable and clean. The employees were very helpful and spoke pretty good English. The pool on the roof was fun. Accommodations were spacious and modern. Plenty of water and pressure in the shower.

    5
    « Excellent service, very recommended »

    It's a nice place to stay your vacations so don't think twice, this might b your best option for a fair price. I must say that they need to enhance the WiFi service because it is very slow, but for the price and all the benefits the hotel gave us it was a great choice.

    5
    « Safe, Easy Access to Metro and Restaurants »

    Very safe area and only a few (2-3) blocks to the Metro. The area had many very good restaurants within easy walking distance. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was very spacious and clean. We used the hotel as a base for two weeks while visiting Panama City on foot and via public transportation. The SoHo Mall and a Rey Supermarket are both within walking distance (5-6 blocks). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Best Western and would definitely stay there again in the future. Our favorite restaurants near the hotel were the Avatar (Indian cuisine), Zule (Italian cuisine), and the Nacion Sushi in SoHo Mall (Thai cuisine). Panama City is a great place to soak up history, enjoy the skyline, and was definitely more modern than we ever expected!

    2
    « wifi not working »

    the internet connection is a catastrophe. I planed to stay in and work on the computer. but it's almost impossible. how can they advertise free wifi everywhere when the wifi doesn't work? this is so annoying that it doesn't matter that everything else is okay.

    5
    « Great Hotel. Great Value »

    Spent four nights here last week, what a wonderful hotel! Location is perfect, about 50 restaurants within a 10-15 minute walk. European décor, really beautiful Fantastic rooftop pool with spectacular views and bar service. Lovely staff. Nice breakfast buffet. Really loved this place. The only complaint was with the wifi - it really is unacceptable for a leisure hotel, much less anyone doing any business. Tried using the hardwired computers at the business center, and they seemed just as bad. Otherwise, perfect!

    5
    « Great Experience! »

    My friend and I stayed here for several nights on our last trip to Panama. We absolutely loved it! The pool and rooftop bar were awesome. Great breakfast buffet and friendly staff. We were able to check in early which was really nice considering we had taken the overnight bus from Bocas del Toro and were quite exhausted.

    1
    « Worst service best western ever »

    After staying in many bw hotels this must be the bw with the worst service. Unfriendly staff and after I asked for some more coffee pads to make coffee early in the morning before breakfast started that talled us that we had to share the one coffee pad that was in the room with 3 persons and they could not give 2 more coffee pads. So early risers or if you have to leave early do not go to this hotel

    5
    « Awesome hotel with great pool deck »

    Friendly service and overall vibe. Loved the roof top pool and pool deck. Bar up there as well. Lots of nice chairs that can be moved around. Fun music playing up at the pool. Easy check in, very reasonably priced. Modern and very clean. Air con worked well and the toiletries are fantastic. Located in a great area. We took cabs most places for $2 or the metro which was safe and easy. Traveled with 2 kids ages 6 and 8 and is stay here again.

    5
    « Awesome! »

    Everything was awesome! The staff, the room, the rooftop bar, the location, breakfast, everything. I have nothing but nice words to say about this hotel. If I ever return to Panama city I'll definitely stay there again. Quick tip: If you exit the hotel and walk a few feet to the right at night there's a variety of food vendors next to the park and the food is affordable and GOOD!

  • 5
    « Perfect place for events! »

    I stayed there on February for a convention. The hotel by itself is quite nice: clean and nice rooms- I stayed on the the 14th floor which means that I had an amazing view. They have an small gym which is nice for those who wants to exercise on vacation. I was with a large group, but the staff did a great job keeping us happy. The people at the front was amazing- super helpful and always willing to provide any kind of information. They have a small restaurant, many options and very tasty... I would highly recommend to have breakfast... They also have a pool at the top floor - perfect to enjoy the sunset! If I go back there, I would love to stay there again!

    3
    « Underwhelming Breakfast »

    The is a new modern hotel, with great facilities and nice big rooms. In that way it is similar to many other hotels in the same price range, so what makes it different. In our view it's the service and inclusions. The hotel arranged a car to collect us at the airport - it was waitng for us and was a safe and comfortable ride. The front desk staff are great, very helpful and spoke sufficient English to help us out. WiFi was free and reliable. The rest of the service was not so good. The rooms are advertised as having tea and coffee. The tea in our room was only chamomile - no coffee until we asked for it - then we got enough for one cup. The next day we had to ask again - again only one cup. The third day no coffee. We had dinner in the restaurant the first night. The Beef fajitas had the toughest steak I have had for years. For dinner - try the collection of food vans across the road - cheap fabulous food. But the biggest disappointment was the included breakfast. For a hotel of this size and standard the breakfast was a very limited selection and the quality poor. Only two dishes changed each day. The jam (same type every day) was so runny, it must have been watered down to go further. There are lots of hotels competing for your business in this city, I'm sure you can get a better package elsewhere.

    5
    « Incredible value, great staff, restaurant and service »

    The hotel rooms are sizeable and clean. Located in an eclectic and "real" part of Panama City. I personally loved it, but it might be for "fearful of the locals" types (you know who you are). Hotel pool is small due to a weird design but the double-deck is sizable and the views/sunsets are incredible. The staff is courteous, helpful and mostly bilingual.

    5
    « Checking out Panama for potential retirement »

    The Front Desk staff where very friendly and soak a little English. The Hotel is well maintained and clean. Our room was nice and cleaned daily. The comp breakfast was complete with scrambled eggs, sliced meat cooked starch (potatoes or yams) orange and an other juice that changed daily. Bread jelly etc. the gym equipment was new with treadmill and big screen tv. Pool area and bar on the roof were great but quiet which I liked. If you visit, as for Jean Hernandez the Bell Man. He speaks perfect English and can help at the front desk. In addition he is a great resource for in expensive diver/guides to the Canal or the old Santa Ana near the President of Panama residents.

    4
    « Nice rooms and restaurant »

    This place was further away from the airport than we wanted to be, but our room was very comfortable and clean with all amenities. We were also pleasantly surprised by the restaurant. We stayed here on the 14th of February coming into Panama and then again on March 14, for our last night in Panama. The first time for dinner, we weren,t that hungry and shared an order of calamari with a delicious garlic tartar sauce. So cute. The calamari was served in a little shopping cart. Unique and eye catching. Loved it. We also shared a trio of sliders served with melted goat cheese and pesto. Yummy. Each table was also equipped with a little buzzer to call for service, drinks, food or bill. We had fun with that, too. Overall a very enjoyable stay for us.

    4
    « Great staff and service »

    Front desk staff was efficient, pleasant, provided recommendations and directions. The rooftop pool provided a view of the skyline and was an ideal place to watch the sunsets. Daily Breakfast was fresh included in the price of the room.

    4
    « Nice Place! »

    Very nice hotel. The room was large, clean and had a great shower. The bed was big and was perfect for lovemaking. It didn't move or make noise. We were able to leave our inhibitions aside as there was no concern of disturbing the neighbourhood. The arm chair was also sturdy, but would have been better with no arms.

    2
    « a pity the hotel is not looking better after staff and patrons »

    First week of my stay, breakfast and restaurant (kitchen) were FIRST CLASS...at the end of the week, the cook left/resigned and the quality also left the food..Internet SUCKS and although the staff was so friendly to provide a cable nothing was done to improve the WiFi (as the promised). Choose another hotel if you need some decent internet.

    4
    « Very good value for money spent »

    Hotel conveniently located, although not well signposted on the exterior what can cause problems specially at night when coming back to the hotel .Employees at reception desk and restaurant extremely helpful and ready to adapt and fulfil our needs i.e. invoicing, early check-in and late check out. Quality of food at breakfast (abundant and varied) and lunch excellent . Room very confortable and clean as well as lobby and restaurant.WI-FI signal in the room not always strong or even unexistent but excellent at reception and restaurant .Air conditiones too noisy so at night need to switch it off for a quality sleep.Excellent expresso coffee in the smal but confortable coffee shop.

    5
    « Excellent value for money and ideally situated. »

    Large well appointed room, clean, comfortable beds in modern hotel located 5 mins walk from metro station (Argentina) and bus/taxi pickup on via Espana. Excellent Wifi & ATM just around the corner. Good breakfast selection which varies daily. Roof top bar and pool. 4mx7.5mx1.1m but only 2/3 of that at that depth. Metro card available for purchase and recharge at any metro station - can be shared. Same card used on the buses. Metro (every 5 mins, 15 min journey) to Albrook shopping mall and bus terminal for city buses as well a long distance national buses. A nice touch considering that you shouldn't drink the tap water in Panama is that the hotel provides a complementary bottle of water per person per day. Tip: because it is so close to the metro it is tempting, having landed at the international airport, to catch a bus to Albrook and then the metro from there. The problem with that plan is that there is nowhere to buy a bus ticket and the bus stop is both a reasonably long walk away (especially with luggage) and very well hidden - in Panamá there are rarely any signs and this is no exception. My advice is simply to take a taxi. In Jan-16 we had innumerable offers of $20 or less. Obviously negotiate the taxi price before taking it.

  • 3
    « Great room. Scam pricing on taxis from front desk. »

    My sister and I stayed here for 1 night last month. We thoroughly enjoyed the room and thought it was a good value for the money, and when we checked in we thought the staff was pleasant and helpful. If only we had the same experience the next morning! The next morning when I left I requested a cab from the front desk. I requested a taxi from the hotel to the Albrook bus station, and someone working the desk ran outside to get me one. Several minutes later a large van pulled up, and since this was not a cab I had the forethought to ask for the price. The man (who was an employee for the hotel in his uniform) quoted me a price of 10us which is roughly 3 times the normal price. I have taken cabs to this area from the bus station several times and it ranges from 3-4usd. I immediately said no and said that is not the correct price, and I was told 'this is the price for a tourist taxi'. Please note I had never asked for any kind of private car. When I went inside (I had to pay for a minibar water I had forgotten I drank) even the man working the front desk shook his said and said this was too expensive. It is a shame that I could not trust the front desk for honest pricing on something as simple as a taxi, and that this occurred. Guests should not be treated like walking ATM machines who pay more for things because they are tourists. Luckily I had an idea of the correct pricing, because I am sad to think of all the people who did not and have needlessly paid more. I might stay here again but I will always be arranging my own transport.

    4
    « Good value for money »

    The staff was amazing! They helped me to arrange a surprise for my wife. My wife was very happy for that. So big thanks to everyone who was involved for arrangements. The hotel is not too big. Which was nice. It's located near metro stop so it's easy to get around with that. There's many good restaurants near by. The hotels restaurant was nothing special. The pool area is quite small. Hotel was clean and our room was spacious. The helpful staff makes your stay worthy.

    5
    « What's going wrong here !!!!! »

    At the reception, the staff was welcoming and taking time for us. The hotel has a very good location and everything was clean, closed from one of the most touristic street (especially if you like to be closed from restaurants and commodities). The bedroom was very clean, nice view and everything was working. No noise at all !!! whatever, in the next morning we had a very nice breakfast after a very good night. The cleaning staff respects the customers and are not shouting at 6:00am. carpets on the floor helps not to hear the cleaning kart. I'am not picky, but even if I was, I'am not sure I could write something wrong about this very nice place ! Enjoy it ! :)

    5
    « Surprisingly Amazing »

    We came in from Toronto after a long trip and were so happy to arrive at our hotel. The lobby was clean and modern and the staff at front desk were very friendly and kind. When we got to our room we were surprised at how spacious and modern it was. It was super clean and so comfortable. The pool area had amazing views of the city and had a nice bar again with wonderful staff. The buffet breakfast was fresh and delicious. We walked around during the day and felt safe and enjoyed the city. We have stayed in six previous hotels in Panama City but now would only stay here!

    5
    « Comfortable bed, good location »

    Stayed at this hotel twice during our visit to Panama. Both times the room was comfortable, especially the bed. It is walking distance to many restaurants and just a few blocks to the metro station. The neighborhood is lively and we felt quite safe walking around at night. A big plus - there is a good little laundry just across the street from the hotel. Perfect for washing up after spending a week traveling around Panama. Would definitely stay here again.

    3
    « it's ok....... »

    Location is good, it's just around the corner from the metro. There are several restaurants in easy walking distance. Breakfast is ok, nothing special not a vast choice but adequate. Roof terrace is a bonus and a good place to be with a beer in your hand when the sun goes down. The pool in the picture looks big, it isn't. l

    4
    « Good location »

    We have found the hotel to be good value for money. The rooms are a good size and are adequately resourced. The staff are friendly and helpful. Loved the lounge at the top of the hotel, but the size of the infinity pool was disappointing. There are lots of restaurants close to the hotel. Also a clinic nearby if a doctor is required. Although taxis are widely available, the Metro is close by so that you can cheaply and easily travel within the city and can link to the msin bus station at Albrook.

    5
    « Amazing Stay! »

    My sister and I were very impressed by this hotel. It is brand new, it looks very modern, they have a great roof top terrace with a pool and beautiful view of la ciudad de Panama. The beds are super comfy and it is just a small 5 minutes walk from the metro station.Breakfast has alot of choices and it delicioso! But the best thing of our stay was the staff, Jean, Luis , Enrique and I am forgetting a couple of names but everyone without exception was great, friendly and very helpful! Muchas gracias a todos :)

    5
    « Wonderful Hotel »

    This was by far the best hotel we stayed in Panama City. I don't think there would be anything to add in order to make your experience better. We arrived after our trip to San Blas Islands and we were immediately impressed by the helpful staff and the cleanliness of this hotel. It took us less than 5 minutes to check-in and we were helped to our spotless room, even if we arrived before their regular check-in time. We were happy to hear about the complimentary bottles of water they have left in our room; such a minute detail for them, but such a pleasure for the customer. The bathroom had plenty of toiletries for the two of us and a nice hot shower added to our experience. The gentlemen at the from desk were very useful in providing information about the city and how to go around, not hesitating in organizing our requested trips. Additionally, when unable to attend breakfast due to an early departure for our tours, the hotel organized a take-away breakfast. I was so happy to hear about that, that I believe I lost my words and forgot to say "thank-you." And, before I forget, if you decide to stay at this hotel, do yourself a favour and go to the roof-top pool! Amazing! It's not too big of a pool, but the view of the city while swimming under the stars has no price! We loved the lounge area on the roof-top as well, and we were definitely inspired to a "who can dance sillier" competition. No stress around here! Just smiles :-)

    4
    « The devil is in the details, a score of 4.75. »

    I am trying to cover all aspects of the stay, so you may judge and evaluate by yourself. In spite the weak points described below, I would definitely will return .Our overall experience was great. This is a very fine hotel, in a good city location with excellent rooms, excellent breakfast and complementing facilities. The front desk as well as the staff in charge of the breakfast are doing their best to satisfy the guest needs. Breakfast so many different items, mainly hot ones. I enjoyed in particular the fresh slices of baguette bread, the pepper jack cheese, the fresh pineapple cubes. What makes it unique is that once you request something from the staff, it is brought within a minute or less. If an item is finished, just don't be shy to point out, and they will fulfill it immediately. The King size room was spacious and so was the bathroom. (Coffee maker and frig in the room are common, as well as some snacks for a fee). An up to date small exercise facility on the 14th floor. On the 15th floor there is a well decorated small bar with an observing balcony, a compact open air swimming pool and a spacious isolated sitting area with sofa seats. Traveling between floors requires using your room card for safety reasons. The modern A/C was "too strong" for us, so we turned the A/C off at most times. Reservation DEAL - reserved three months in advance, got a better deal from booking.com, lower than the discounted rate offered at B.W. web site. Lots of restaurants in the nearby Via Argentina (100 yards/ meters away). Metro is 400 yards / meters away, not 20 meters as it appears in the hotel web site. We never used the metro, since taxi rides were cheap. The weak points: Room lighting was poor and there was no reading light near the bed. Bathroom and entrance lighting was ample. WiFi is free but slow at all hours. Hot water in the shower ? at best it became lukewarm only (however it was bearable). Overbooking ? although we checked in at 9:30 PM, the hotel reservation had over booking. They could not place us in the king size room type. We slept on narrower bed and we were offered a discount for the first night. The discrepancy was cleared on the following morning. Room TipS: Call the front desk a day in advance and verify that they hold for you the right type room; Don't take the taxi offer just outside the hotel (they asked 20 USD for a ride inside the city) but walk the 100 yards to Via Argentina and don't be shy to ask the driver in advance "cuanto cuesta" (how much). Compare between the rates offered by the hotel chain and the hotel agencies. Try to reserve a while in advance and then re check it a month before your stay.

  • 2
    « Worst not best! »

    We tried this hotel mid Jan/16 and were VERY dissapointed. I have been traveling to Panama several times a year since 1999 and know it well. Over the years I have stayed in a few different hotels in the city, all well rated and high level. All have their benefits and drawbacks, this hotel only has an interesting location as a benefit. Horrible customer service and attitude. Poor room servicing. After our first night the maid left no hand towels and only one glass as well as not refilling the coffee maker with fresh coffee. A complaint to the front desk went unheeded. We had to raid the maid's cart in the hallway for supplies. We couldn't charge bar service at the pool to our room. Many much better hotels to choose from at this price level.

    4
    « Could be 5/5 if better management attention »

    This is a very fine hotel, in a good location with very good rooms, breakfast and complement facilities. We arrived at 9 PM and due to reservation over booking, the hotel could not place us in the right room type, nor upgraded us. We slept on narrow beds, however it was solved on the following morning. The hotel provides breakfast with huge variety. Most facilities are shining. We reserved the rooms three months in advance and got a better deal from booking.com, which was lower than the discounted rate offered at B.W. web site. WiFi and hot water in the shower are the weak points. Wifi is free but slow at all hours. Even if you let the water running in the show for 5-10 minutes, it barely will become lukewarm (however it is bearable). Lots of restaurants nearby. Metro is 400 meters away, not 20 meters as it appears in the hotel web site (never used the metro, taxi rides were cheap).

    5
    « Great Value and Great Location in Panama City »

    We had to find a hotel in Panama City on 2 separate occasions during our 2 week Panama vacation and The Best Western Plus Zen Hotel was perfect. They even let us keep our bags at the hotel, so we could take a smaller bag to San Blas and when we returned, they had our bags and greeted us with a smile. The front desk staff was super friendly and informative. The rooms were big and very comfortable- with all the amenities you need, including a great view. While we waited for our rooms to get ready, we had access to their pool and sky bar lounge. Every staff member we encountered had a smile on their face and was always helpful. And.... the price was great value. The only issue we had was with the wifi in the rooms. A bit spotty but then again it's spotty all over Panama. This hotel exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend any one to stay there if you're looking for comfort and value in Panama City.

    5
    « Very good hotel in good location »

    Hotel is very nice, rooms are nice and location is also great. Hotel has nice terrace pool with very nice view over the city. Food in the hotel restaurant is average but there are good dining places near. Take a room from upper floors with great view.

    3
    « A total rip off »

    My girlfriend and I had an early flight to Panama and arrived around 10 at the hotel. We asked for early check in in advance which was granted, though declined upon arrival with out any given reason. We were offered to pay 80 dollars for an early check in into another room, we accepted and carried our 4 pieces of luggage up to our room (ourselves) and were looking forward to catch up on a little bit of sleep. Unfortunately the room was under construction (no joke) and there were two working men hammering and drilling right in front of the window of our room. Okay, we didn't have it in us to complain and argue with the hotel staff anymore and went up to the roof top swimming pool, only to find that it had no water in it and it was under construction as well. This is how our stay at the best western (not) zen in Panama started, and it ended like this: We were waiting for a completely overpaid taxi (called by our hotel) back to the airport in the lobby and witnessed a young couple like us about to check into the hotel. They asked if they could go up to the pool and were bluntly told: Yes, you have the best view from our swimming pool. Not even a word about the fact that the pool was closed and had no water in it. We told them the truth and helped them to a better stay than ours in Panama city. An absolute disgrace how the staff treats their guests. People come in on a regular basis arguing with cab drivers right out front the entrance and none of the personel ever bothers to come to their help. Special requests are not honored and the entire place can just be described as a total rip off. Worst hotel we have ever seen. Avoid at all costs.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    On our late arrival we were greeted with an upgraded room by very polite and knowledgeable staff. Good internet connection and very comfortable bed. Breakfast was included and quite good. Staff were helpful in arranging transportation to our final destination.

    5
    « Great location and excellent attention »

    The rooms are great. The staff was always helpful and smiling. Breakfast is different every morning with traditional panamanian food. The pool in floor 15 is great. The surroundings are full of restaurants with all cuisines from Latin America.

    2
    « Stay here if you can fall asleep with music jamming until 2 am! »

    There's a rooftop bar that plays music that can be heard within a few blocks radius and well in your room as well! If you can fall asleep at a night club then try sleeping here otherwise I would go elsewhere. Room is nice and spacious but either keep the noise level down or noise proof these rooms! When called we were took that the party goes until 2 am.

    4
    « Very Good Overall »

    The zen feeling is alive here. The rooms were decent sized, simply furnished with nice unworn furnishings and most importantly it was clean. The staff was friendly and accommodating and the price although not super cheap, was good for a moderate budget. The 15th floor rooftop pool and bar is nice. Don't plan on a big swim though. The pool is pretty small but good for cooling off and checking out the surrounding cityscape. The elevators were modern and efficient too. At first I was annoyed by the loud air conditioner but, it was on max and when turned to low it was very efficient and quiet. Wifi was good too. I was impressed with the breakfast which was varied and plentiful. Also, there is an abundance of restaurants within walking distance. There is a park nearby where locals play sports and while we were here a Christmas festival was staged...fun. I would stay here again.

    1
    « Book at your own risk ! »

    We had booked this hotel via a major hotel booking system and received full confirmation; however, one month before our trip the hotel requested via e-mail that we make additional guarantees via our credit card. The e-mail stipulated that it was their busy season and should we fail to provide full credit card guarantee, the "system" will automatically cancel our reservation. Needless to say, the "system" canceled all our rooms even after providing said credit card reference.......

  • 5
    « Gorgeous! »

    Great hotel and value! The location is great, and the rooms and amenities are spectacular. The pool was gorgeous with a spectacular view. The staff were friendly, and the room includes breakfast. Compared to the last hotel I stayed (Toscana Inn) this was nicer and better value. There is good wifi, and the neighbourhood is great.

    5
    « Don't waste your time anywhere else »

    You really get a great value at the Best Western Zen The front desk associates were amazing! The breakfast crew were personable and knew the guests The room was wonderful, the gym was really great. Pool area was amazing also Very safe

    4
    « Cool hotel tucked in interesting area of Panama City »

    Hotel was tough to find with little or no signage. We drove here's from the airport in 20 minutes. It was also a $35 taxi ride for other guests. Rooms were clean as well as lobby and restaurants. Food was good but it took a while to relieve. Breakfast was ok. Pasties hard and fruit a little old. Coffee and toast for me was amazing. Roof top pool is a HIT. Very well looked after and amazing views. I would recommend this hotel of you can find it!

    4
    « Great location with average service »

    We spent Christmas 2014 at the Panama Zen. It was just after it opened and we found it to be a fabulous location for the things we did while in Panama. It was easy to walk around the city to restaurants, and we generally felt safe. The only time we didn't was when we wandered a bit far to the south of the hotel on Av Central Espana. The rooftop is nice - on Christmas day we picked up a couple Dominos pizzas just down the street and a bottle of wine and sat in the rooftop lounge and looked out over the city. The service was average and it is possibly because it was a newly opened hotel. There was not good follow up on our questions and issues, and concierge type service was non-existent. They didn't offer suggestions on anything to do or how to get places. Communication in English was at times impossible depending on who was working. Overall we managed as we don't get too uptight about things like that, plus our son speaks decent Spanish so it didn't cause any major issues, just be aware of it if it matters to you. Food in the hotel restaurant was also very average. For the price, I can deal with average -- we would stay there again as the value was definitely good.

    4
    « A Good Hotel With good service »

    I just stayed in this hotel for one night and I enjoyed my stay. The room was clean, quiet and big. I liked it. The reception was friendly and helpful. They recommended me a taxi driver to show me around the city and the canal. The breakfast was a little expensive but with good choices. It was also located in the center of the city and it was a safe neighborhood. The only thing I can complain is the swimming pool which was too small. It was a spa pool, not a real swimming pool. The picture in the website will make you believe it is a really large swimming pool. But you will have a good view of the city inside the pool and the water was clean. So I still had a good time there.

    5
    « Amazing stay at Panama zen hotel »

    I checked in with my friend 3 nights ago to Panama zen hotel as a stopover before San blas Islands and then again to go onto Boco del Toros . I can thoroughly recommend this hotel and in particular the staff at the front desk were so helpful . I can't remember all their names but Daniel we dealt with many times and I can't thank them enough for answering all our questions and just being so helpful and accomodating . Panama City is great and this was an unexpected pleasure to find this reasonable hotel with beautiful roof top pool and bar . Cannot recommend enough .

    5
    « The Perfect Stay »

    We booked a to days stay some days in advance and it was no problem to get there with taxi from the airport. Taxi cost 30$ and took apx 40 min. When we arrived we were met by a very helpful front desk! One of our bags didnt arrive in Panama, so the front desk was helping me call the airport the next day to collect my bag. It was driven straight to the hotel the next day. We booked a 6 hours trip by the drivers of the hotel. We spent the day with a driver and we got to see the canal, the old town, the top view and he drived us to the bus station to help us book the bus to Bocas del Toro as well. It was a very nice experience! After the check-out we were aloud to stay in the skybar and use the pool before we was driven to the bus station. All in all the perfect stay!

    4
    « I wish the pool had water ! »

    Great well trained staff who are friendly and efficient, however pool is out of order which is disappointing as this is why we booked here. Plenty of restaurants close by and a short walk to the metro. Large spacious clean room.

    4
    « First one's a charm »

    I chose this hotel for my first trip to Panama and boy, it was a splendid choice! The place looks like new, everything is very well kept, the rooms are big, elevators fast, staff is kind and courteous (something hard to find in Panama, I learned), the pool is nice and you get an amazing view from the rooftop. The location is great, in walking distance from the Via Argentina metro station, it's a very secure area with very good restaurants (like Manolo's), bars (la Rana Dorada), supermarkets and everything you may need. The best part is that you get all this goodness at a very reasonable price. One downside was the food, they lack variety and (at breakfast) most things are fried, would be nice if they mix it up a little. The WiFi was good but spotty at times. Overall, we were very happy staying here and would definitely recommend it to anyone traveling to Panama.

    3
    « Kind service but bug bite... »

    I liked their kind service and breakfast and location but it's a shame that I was bitten by some bugs not sure if it's a mosquito or a flea... It looks clean but you still need to improve your hygiene. One more thing is, their parking lot is very narrow and tight just for beginner drivers.

  • 4
    « Beautiful hotel - lousy food »

    Beautiful hotel with caring and efficient staff. Wonderful pool on the roof with very comfortable rooms. Dinner was a failure as I had to send my salmon back four times and decided just not to eat it and had the beef instead which was excellent. The service staff did their best to accommodate our wishes which was appreciated. Location is not ideal but the hotel arranges for private cars for transportation who are safe to travel with and very cost effective

    5
    « Great location and very modern »

    We spent 2 nights at the Best Western on our way to San Andres. Great location. We rented a car at the airport and drove to it. Easy to find and free parking is included. The check in process was very easy and the front desk staff were very courteous. The rooms was spacious and modern. Big large windows brought in lots of sunlight. The free WIFI worked great. The location is great. It is surrounded by many restaurants that you can walk to. A good option at an affordable price.

 

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·From: North. Take a North to South Transismica Ave, to street Ramon Arias, turn left to Espana Ave, turn right to Argentina Ave, turn right in the corner of Trapiche restaurant at 200 mt find the BEST WESTERN PLUS Panama Zen Hotel. ·From: South. Depart from Punta Pacifica, take the Boulevard Pacifico from North to South, take Brasil Ave, until Pricesemart, turn right to Porras ave, turn left to Espana Ave, turn left to Argentina Ave, turn right in the corner of Trapiche restaurant at 200 mt find the BEST WESTERN PLUS Panama Zen Hotel. ·From: East. From the Tocumen Aairport, take a east - west corredor sur, to find exit Boulevard Pacifica street and go to Brasil Ave, until Pricesmart, turn r...

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