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  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at RIU Plaza Panama, you’ll be centrally located in Bella Vista, walking distance from National Shrine of the Heart of Mary and close to Via Espana. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Megapolis Convention Center and Iglesia del Carmen.


Make yourself at home in one of the 644 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and satellite programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy body treatments and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

RIU Plaza Panama
Calle 50, Urb. Marbella
Panama City, Panama


4.0 Very Good 3088 Reviews
Bad service but great breakfast buffet
Reviewed 5 hours ago

First time at this Hotel. Since the front desk check in we had a bad experience. They were rude, couldn’t answer any of our questions. The worst... they charge you $12 for parking. Don’t have self-parking

Rooms were ok. The TV was not working properly and it was difficult to connect to WiFi The Studio 50(bar) was closed before midnight on a Thursday night 😬😩

The best was the breakfast buffet. Really good, tasty, and great variety

A lot to improve on this hotel. And I had other experiences st Riu hotels ( I.e Bahamas and Aruba) and were much much better

Hotel Riu Plaza Panama
Reviewed 3 days ago

Overall very satisfied stay at the Hotel Riu Plaza Panama. It was my second time staying in a RIU Hotel. I did have to make several calls to get bath cloths. The room was very clean and comfortable. Staff was bilingual, considering I don't speak Spanish....lol The breakfast was great. Overall great experience~

Pleasant Stay
Reviewed 4 days ago

I stayed here while getting a medical for my Panamanian work visa and found it to be a nice tidy hotel. My room was big and very clean and the staff were very pleasant and extremely helpful. Will be put up here in the future as I transit through Panama City and I’m more than happy about that. I would definitely recommend.

Excellent experience
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great 5 start hotel. First impression in the enormous lobby (it takes me to Las Vegas hotels) for a few moments. Staff are kindly and really pay attention in your needs.

Rooms are also good with common amenities, such as vault, wireless, cable TV, coach, hair dryer, coffee maker (with two bags of coffee)and a small desk.

Hotel provides parking (I am sure if there is a fee for that) and taxi service all time. Also, there is an external pool and a huge restaurant, where is served the best breakfast I ever takes (too much options).

A Wonderful 11 days at the Riu Plaza Panama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful hotel in a great part of town, close to many restaurants, shopping and a 5 minute walk to the ocean. We found the staff at the reception and business lounge very accommodating and super friendly, especially Alina. The cleaning staff kept our room very clean and were so efficient with any request we had, that also applied to room service. Honestly, this was about the friendliest hotel we ever stayed at, and would not hesitate to return.