47.0% Based on 682 reviews TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Colon awaits you at Melia Panama Canal. You'll be 9 km (5.6 mi) from Monument to Christopher Columbus and 11.2 km (7 mi) from Gatun Locks. Highlights at this Colonial hotel include 3 outdoor swimming pools, 2 bars/lounges, and a restaurant.

All 222 rooms feature free WiFi, cable TV, and safes. Additionally, refrigerators, hair dryers, and phones are available.

The restaurant, Rest. Miraflores, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own poolside bar is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the nightclub, free kids' club, health club, and outdoor tennis court. 2239 square feet (208 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a business center. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a kids' swimming pool, and a snack bar/deli. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

With a stay at this 4-star Colon hotel, you'll be 14.9 km (9.3 mi) from Galeta Island Marine Education Center and 31.6 km (19.7 mi) from Fort San Lorenzo.


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$64 per night


Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room (Melia Room 3 Adults)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Room (Premium Room 3 Adults)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

47.0% of guests recommend out of 682 reviews

Excellent 148
Good 212
Average 153
Poor 87
Terrible 82
Value <span>3.5</span> out of 5
Rooms <span>3.5</span> out of 5
Cleanliness <span>3.5</span> out of 5
Service <span>3.5</span> out of 5

Property Features

Melia Panama Canal offers its guests 3 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, a health club, and a children's pool. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include a business center and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 2239 square feet (208 square meters) and includes a conference center. A nightclub, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the family-friendly Melia Panama Canal. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a beach shuttle are available for a fee. Free self parking is available. This 4-star Colon hotel is smoke free.

  • 222 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 7 conference rooms
  • 2239 sq ft of conference space
  • 208 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2000
  • Dining venue
  • Nightclub
  • Karaoke
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) (89.8 km / 55.8 mi)
  • Train station: Colon Atlantic Passenger Station (7 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle, train station pick-up, cruise terminal shuttle, ferry terminal shuttle, beach shuttle, and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Melia Panama Canal offers 222 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and hair dryers. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2015.

  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Rest. Miraflores - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor tennis court, a health club, and complimentary bicycles are featured at the hotel. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Safari nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Playground on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 3 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Melia Panama Canal


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • No pets or service animals allowed



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: PAB 15.00 for adults and PAB 7.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: PAB 85.00 per person (one way)
  • Early check-in fee: PAB 30.00
  • Late check-out fee: PAB 30.00

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

Hotel Names

  • Melia Canal
  • Melia Canal Hotel
  • Melia Canal Hotel Panama
  • Melia Canal Panama
  • Melia Panama
  • Melia Panama Canal
  • Panama Melia
  • Melia Hotel Colon
  • Melia Hotel Panama Canal
  • Melia Panama Canal Colon
  • Melia Panama Canal Hotel Colon
  • Melia Panama Canal Hotel

You should know

  • Melia Panama Canal offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, airport, and train station (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 48 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.