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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Bedroom Luxury Modern Scenic views property Suite condominium flat


Elegant modern pad in downtown Panama City, with a top restaurant, stellar service and a spa

The Look

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

Bristol Panama
Avenida Aquilino de La Guardia
Panama City, 00000 Panama


4.5 Very Good 1028 Reviews
Happy :-)
Reviewed 12 hours ago

My recent stay was an extremely pleasant and rewarding experience, having a good gym and the buffet breakfast was also very good. I would have no hesitation in recommending this property to both business and leisure travellers visiting Panama!

Unexpectedly great stays
Reviewed 20 hours ago

It was over my expectations
They in general make feel like a Queen ha ha
Many attention when I arrived to the door always they open the door for me I appreciate too much, thanks for everybody 🤗😀
At the bar I drunk the most better sangria that I was drink in my life, good for me and thanks guys

Pleasant, quiet and beautiful
Reviewed 20 hours ago

Hotel is conveniently located. Even though it’s in the middle of the bussy banking sector, you feel a calm as soon as you walk through its doors. Rooms are very comfortable and I can always count on a good meal and a great rest

Old world charm meets modern convenience in the heart of Panama City
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel always delivers high quality beautifully furnished comfortable and classy rooms at a fair price. We have stayed at The Bristol twice and the staff is very helpful and courteous and the hotel is clean and modern with classic traditional touches.

Excelent Choice
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good location, good service, neat and clean. Restaurante es good. they could improve in the choices for breakfast. Very helpful in helping us with our tour. a satisfying overall experience.I recomended