What We Love
- Central location, within easy reach of the key sights
- Salsipuedes is one of the best restaurants in the city
- The spa's hydrotherapy treatments, body scrubs and wraps
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- It’s ideal for business as well as leisure guests
- Traffic can be heavy around the hotel, so avoid traveling at rush hour
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
From the gleaming marble lobby to the guestrooms, the Bristol Panama artfully blends contemporary sophistication and understated luxury. Oriental carpets, exotic blooms and precious woods abound, while indigenous crafts and custom-made art from Latin American and Panamanian artisans showcase the country’s heritage.
Bed and Bath
The 125 air-conditioned, soundproofed rooms are decorated in neutral tones, with mahogany furniture, bespoke fabrics and unique prints. Spacious and elegant, they come with all the high-tech necessities, including a flat-screen TV and iPod docking station, and rooms on higher floors have panoramic views of the city. The beds are decked out in Frette linens and goosedown pillows, and the enormous bathrooms have large tubs with separate showers, wall-to-wall marble and lovely ETRO toiletries.
The flagship restaurant Salsipuedes serves Panamanian cuisine, with everything from sweet-and-sour crocodile to a top-notch burger. And don’t miss sampling a premium rum at the bar — there are more than 70 on offer. After a hard day’s sightseeing, cool off in the outdoor pool or head to the 25th-floor spa, where you can relax with a massage, a hydrotherapy treatment, or body scrubs and wraps.
In the Area
The Panama Canal — which turned 100 years old in 2014 — is a must-visit. You can watch the cargo ships pass through the locks from Miraflores Visitors’ Center, or join a wildlife-spotting tour of Gatun Lake. Tombstone-like ruins are all that’s left of Panama Viejo, the first Spanish city on the Pacific coast of the Americas, but in colonial Casco Viejo an ambitious restoration project has brought in a host of boutiques, galleries, restaurants and bars. The Amador Causeway is home to the Biomuseo, designed by Frank Gehry, and it’s a popular spot for jogging, cycling and rollerblading.
How to Get There
This is my favorite hotel in Panama City! I love the breakfast buffet as well. I also enjoy the bar food when come in from a late flight. The beds, bedding and pillows are so comfortable. The staff is pleasant and accommodating. The hotel is located in the financial district yet so close to many restaurants and a stone's throw away from a casino.
The rooms are enormous and amazing! The best shower I've ever had, and my wife loved the bathtub too. The staff is friendly and incredibly accommodating, especially the Manager, Luis! I stayed here twice and both times the hotel accommodated me with early check-in and (very) late check-outs, at no additional charge. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough!
A well run, friendly, hotel. A boutique feel without the smallness of a boutique hotel. Did not sample the restaurant, though did enjoy small bites in the lovely small bar. Highly recommend as a place to stay.
Nora from Concierge was amazing and very helpful with everything. Highly recommended! Clean rooms and very helpful staff! We visited for our honeymoon and it was perfect. Located in the central part of the city.
We had a memorable trip while our stay at the Bristol was very confortable, they make arrangements for a day trip to Bocas del Toro where we had the best time we have shared and came back with the nicest memories The food at their restaurant is good and like the decor