Whether you’re here for a day or a week, there is no shortage of things to do in Panama City. Gastronomes can try out a number of tasty restaurants (ranging from international to local options) and shopaholics will have their hands full visiting Panama City’s stores and malls. The nightlife in Panama City is also the best in the country—there are hip bars, glitzy casinos, and swanky nightclubs. For cultural diversions, try Avenida Central or Casco Viejo. If you want to explore natural areas, head to the Soberanía National Park or Barro Colorado.
The Crowne Plaza Panama is close to restaurants, shops, bars, and banking districts. It’s easy to walk or take a quick cab to most everywhere in Panama City from here.
Upon entering the hotel, you’ll walk across the marble-floored lobby and be greeted by the hotel’s pleasant staff. The staff, in fact, gets consistent marks for being attentive, patient and helpful. That can make all the difference when you’re traveling.
The hotel has all the facilities that one would expect from a modern 4-star hotel. There is a fully equipped fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool that has awesome views of Panama City. The hotel’s business center is stocked with computers, printers and copiers, and there are four meeting rooms that guests can use. These rooms are set with all kinds of AV equipment, and the largest room can seat up to 200 people.
The onsite La Galeria Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a wide variety of international and national dishes in both buffet and à la carte options. Drinks can be had at the Memories Sports Bar, which serves beer, wine, and cocktails.
The rooms at the Crowne Plaza Panama are comfortable and spacious. The beds have pillowtop mattresses, plush duvets, and soft sheets—needless to say, sleep comes easily here. Each room has a 32-inch cable TV, a telephone, and wireless Internet access. The private bathroom has a hot water shower, bathtub, and hairdryer. Each room also has a workspace, in-room safe, air conditioning, mini bar, coffee maker, and an iron/ironing board. All rooms are non-smoking and some connect.