Hotel El Parador
Calle Eusebio A. Morales, Panama City, Panama
www.hotelparadorpanama.com - 507.214.4588
Hotel El Parador Panama City Reviews
no complaints Jun 26, 2009
i stayed here the first week of nov '08. i showed up without a reservation. i got a room for $65 per night including tax. the rooms are basic but they have good house keeping. each time she left i'd take a deep breath and say "man it smells good in here". the laundry service was kind of expensive. the hotel does have off street parking available. in the lobby across from the front desk is a little room with 3 computers. they are (or were) free to use and the connection speed seemed fast enough. the restaurant in the lobby is fairly priced.(couple bucks) the beans and rice were to die for. LOL so good "to me". thats all i tried tho.
i liked the hotel location. i'll try to describe it. the street the hotel is on is(roughly) shaped like the letter "U". el parador is located at the bottom in the curve. off one of the legs leading inward is a street that deadends at the veneto hotel & casino. this is great if you want the casino near by but dont want to pay their room prices. i walked around all over the place. never felt threatened. i saw police alot and seems every hotel has armed security. one could say this is because of high crime. could just be to make tourists feel safe.
in the area of the hotel: MANY restaurants. there are two directly across the street. one had japanese (i'm guessing) and the other was a steak house. i didnt try either so i cant recommend. just outside the veneto there is a food court. puts me in the mind of what you see in the malls.
rental cars, a supermarket, fast food (mcdonalds, kfc, etc), shopping, western union, blockbuster video and a pharmacy are all close by. there are a couple of internet cafes with international telephones available. i called home a few times and never remember paying more than $1.50.
all in all (from my experience) i for sure would stay at el parador again.
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