Bright yellow trees and pink flowers around the exterior of Central Hotel Panama in Panama City
Large bed with wood detailing and kitchenette in the Presidential Suite at Central Hotel Panama in Panama City
Large windows allowing bright natural light in a Premium Suite with large bed, small table and chairs at Central Hotel Panama in Panama City
Couch, chair and coffee table near large bed in a Junior Suite at Central Hotel Panama in Panama City
Painting of ocean coast and palm trees adorning wall near large bed in a suite at Central Hotel Panama in Panama City
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Central Hotel Panama

The historic Central Hotel Panama is located in the Casco Antiguo District of Panama City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and sits next to the Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum while facing the Plaza de Independencia. This unique Panama hotel offers a historical luxury that is often hard to come by; interesting history; and cultural treasures, beautiful churches and vibrant nightlife nearby.

History of Central Hotel Panama

This hotel opened its doors in 1874, hosting guests such as Theodore Roosevelt and Count Ferdinand de Lesseps. This Panama City hotel was the first hotel to open in Panama, serving as the main stopping point for all travelers coming into the country. It quickly became known for offering high-style European and American services at reasonable prices. Recent renovations have been completed and offer an updated interior while keeping the class and history of the original building.

Dining at Central Hotel Panama

The Central offers international cuisine with specialties created by the chef that include seasonal varieties, keeping the menu fresh and interesting for diners. Complimentary breakfast offers continental options, while lunch features tasty tapas. Dinner specialties include various meats as well as handmade pasta. An outdoor patio is available for dining al fresco and the rooftop bar shares excellent views of the city skyline.

Amenities at Central Hotel Panama

The pool and lounge are located on the roof, offering unbeatable views of Casco Viejo. Also available is a spa and beauty salon with massages, manicure and makeup services. The 24-hour fitness center contains a modern gym with cardio and weight machines. High-speed WiFi is available as is concierge services, transportation services and valet parking.

Central Hotel Panama Accommodations

The 135 guest rooms are decorated with the perfect blend of colonial era decor and modern comfort. Rooms offer a view of the Plaza de la Independencia and the Cathedral, the garden or the lively streets of the old city center. Each room has air conditioning, flatscreen TV, WiFI, minibar, luxury sheets, coffee maker, toiletries, hair dryer, slippers, robes, digital safe, alarm clock and mineral water. The Junior Suite and Suites offer more space with an additional seating area. The Presidential Suite offers a separate bedroom and a living room.

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