Bristol Panama

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Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Buffet breakfast daily, fresh fruit basket daily, and $20 credit at The Spa at Bristol.

Spend a getaway in the heart of Panama City at Bristol Panama, one of the leading Hotels of the World®, located approximately 14 miles southwest of Tocumen International Airport.

Only a short walk to Balboa Avenue, Bristol Panama is conveniently located near shopping areas, golf courses, and entertainment venues. The resort exudes style and comfort with a flair of luxury and tasteful furnishings. With exceptional attention to detail, innovative enhancements, and legendary service, Bristol Panama never fails to gratify and delight.

Guests will marvel at the cozy interior décor that combines a colonial charm with the artwork of notable Panamanian artisans. Enjoy fantastic gourmet cuisine at Barandas Restaurant, a true culinary find that takes fresh, native ingredients with a recognizable appreciation for Western cooking. Enjoy the pool, spa and fitness center, 24-hour butler service, two restaurants, and the Lounge Bar.

This gracious city hotel consists of 129 guest rooms and suites, with each one more spacious and comfortable than the next. Furnished with fine Frette cotton and luxurious duvets, the suites are as beautiful as they come.

Local Phone: 011 506 264 0000
Toll Free Phone: 800-052-1214
Fax: 507-265-7829
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Nearby (Royal Casino)
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Health Club / Spa
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Modern structure, fully renovated as of 2012, with 73 brand new additional rooms and brand new bar lounge. 25 minutes from Tocumen International Airport, in the heart of the Financial/Banking District, 6 spacious meeting rooms, 128 guest rooms, brand new executive bar lounge. Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 128
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
Executive guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and an Italian marble bathroom with a separate shower and tub. Rooms also feature a work desk and chair, a minibar, and more. Breakfast Plan (BP) included.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
TV Movies
Room Safe
Deluxe room includes one king bed or two doubles beds, and a spacious bathroom with a separate shower and tub, and beautiful Italian marble. Room also features a fully stocked minibar and individually controlled air conditioning. Breakfast Plan (BP).
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
TV Movies
Room Safe

Room Service (restrictions may apply)
Bristol Panama features 1 meal plan options:
Breakfast Plan
There are 3 Restaurants at Bristol Panama:
Lounge Bar 8.58 - Percect atmosphere to relax with a cocktail, or meet friends or colleagues before venturing out to enjoy the vibrant Panama City nightlife. Open for lunch and dinner. Dress Code: Casual
Barandas Bar - Featuring an all American sports bar setting. Sit back and enjoy watching your favorite teams on a large flat-screen TV while dining from a great menu. Open for lunch and dinner. Dress Code: Casual
Barandas Restaurant - A la carte served daily. A sumptuous Panamanian gourmet menu is offered every day. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress Code: Casual
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live Music
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 844reviews
What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great hotel in the center of Panama City, Panama
sandyd492016, Duncanville, Texas
Sun Feb 11 10:29:06 EST 2018
Our room was large, with a bedroom, bath and living room. Enjoyed the fluffy robes, house shoes, and nightly chocolates on the pillows! The morning breakfast buffet was extensive and very good, as was the restaurant and bar. Very helpful staff. No view of the ocean, but we would definitely stay here again.

Wonderful stop after Windstar Cruise
Tom B, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Thu Feb 08 10:10:14 EST 2018
We stayed here just for one night after our cruise through the Canal. We had a wonderful spacious room on the 8th floor of the Exec Tower. Very quiet. Nice check-in and bell staff. Seamless transition to the airport - even at 4 am. Had early drinks and dinner at the bar. Nachos and tacos were very good. We note that people in the other building were kept up till 3 am by a wedding party that the Bristol hosted. Not sure how often that happens.

Beautiful accommodations; odd neighborhood
striderforth, San Diego
Sun Feb 04 11:36:21 EST 2018
Our room was part of a pre-cruise package. There was nothing about the neighborhood that enticed us out, but we were basically staging for our trip through the canal the next day. Our rooms were stunning. We had wine in the hotel bar which looked nice, but was piping techno music which was not nice. Next morning we had the hotel's buffet breakfast - quite a feast.

Great Property, Excellent Value
JimboTheWary, Sacramento, California
Sat Feb 03 13:01:50 EST 2018
My wife and I spent one night here in a Deluxe Room, their least expensive. The room was big and a great value for the price. The bathroom was large, too, with a walk-in shower and separate deep tub. Everything was clean, the bed was comfortable although the pillows were too soft for my liking. There is a cushioned chair and a desk with a desk chair. The safe was quite large, holding my 17" laptop. We could hear muffled voices from the adjacent room through the wall. People talking in the hallway could be heard more clearly, but not as loudly as a lot of hotels. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Check-in and -out was a breeze. WiFi worked well in our room and at the pool. The pool and workout room are on the 4th floor. The pool arrangement is a little strange. The chairs/loungers are level with the 4th floor, but the pool is up a short flight of stairs, tucked under an overhang of the building with no place to sit at its edges. It is long and slender like a lap pool. When all is said and done, we got a lot for our money here and would happily stay here again.

Excellent rooms- very slow bar/restaurant service but still worthwhile
Rob M,
Mon Jan 29 11:12:20 EST 2018
My goto hotel in Panama is The Bristol because if the exceptional rooms and quiet ambience of the hotel. Despite the fact that outside the traffic crawls past the hotel (allow extra time for pickups and Taxis!) the hotel itself is an oasis of calm. However the bar and restaurant could not be slower. We ordered drinks for 4 of us and 15-20minutes we were still waiting. The same occurred at lunch in the restaurant the next day when we ordered 3 soups and another item from the starters menu. We were left asking for our food after 20minutes. Despite that, it’s a very smart hotel, close to the centre of new Panama and not too far way from the Old Town. I still recommend it.

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