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5.0 out of 5

"Beautiful city and rainforest views from the pool and nice location in cute neighborhood. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 18 Oct 2020

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Hotel Description

3.5-star Beaux Arts hotel near Via Espana

City center stay

A stay at this El Cangrejo hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Via Espana and 2 miles (3 km) of Avenida Balboa. Multiplaza Pacific Mall and Cinta Costera are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and airport shuttle. You'll appreciate the gym, poolside bar, and rooftop terrace.

Free Internet, flat-screen TVs

The 90 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as 24-hour room service. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include minibars and espresso makers.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$74* Per night/room Dec 10 - Dec 11

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking (Breakfast Included)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Desayuno Incluido)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

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Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel

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5 out of 5
Beautiful city and rainforest views from the pool and nice location in cute neighborhood.

Posted by , from Saint Paul, MN on Oct 18, 2020

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5 out of 5
Positives: House keeping A+ Front Desk A+ Price A+ Amenities A (see negative) Location A+ ( restaurants, subway access, family park and shopping all within walking distance.) Pool and roof bar + staff A+ (Incredible panorama of the city, Not a big pool but enough to cool off in the daily 90 degree heat) Negative: No ice machine C- ( this might just be a spoiled USA citizen complaint) All in all my wife and I were very pleased we picked this hotel for our first visit to Panama City.

Posted by on Jan 16, 2020

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5 out of 5
friendly and helpful staff, that spoke English to boot. nice property, off the main drag. Gym with a fantastic view and fun pool restaurant area. And really great breakfast buffet!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020

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5 out of 5

Very tranquil and quiet!

Not to happy that do not have a microwave but otherwise everything was fine!

Posted by , from P on Sep 2, 2015

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Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel offers its guests an outdoor pool and a health club. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a bar/lounge and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A business center and a meeting room are available. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Beaux Arts Panama City hotel.

  • 90 guestrooms or units
  • 15 levels
  • 4 conference rooms
  • Deli
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Bar by the pool
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Panama City Passenger Station (7.6 km / 4.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Vía Argentina (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel offers 90 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. 40-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottled water. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Espresso maker
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10 AM.

Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a health club.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 1:00 PM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Best Western Plus Panama Zen Hotel

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Diners Club. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western).

  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 15 for adults and USD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 40 per vehicle (one way)
  • Self parking fee: USD 3.25 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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  • Best Western Plus Zen
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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.