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“Excellent hotel for the budget traveler” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Montreal
Ranked #112 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
Binghamton, New York
Level Contributor
53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel for the budget traveler”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2007

I stayed here for two nights, then went to the San Blas Islands and came back for three more nights. I found it to be an excellent hotel for the budget traveler. I had a single room the first two nights and found it small but adequate with the only problem of being on the street with terrible traffic noise. When I returned from San Blas I took a double since a single was not available and found it larger and more comfortable. Hot showers, super big soft towels, very clean rooms, and friendly staff. I didn't try the restaurant or bar. There was a rooftop pool and free internet. Just three long blocks from the Via Espana area where I like to eat. I will go back here again on my next trip.

Stayed August 2007
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2007

OK, for the backpackers out there... there really aren't any good hostels in Panama City. Go the budget hotel route. Hotel Montreal is not too bad. Cabel TV (with US channels), air conditioned rooms (a savior) and decent bathroom. It's fairly cheap, so for what you pay for it isnt so bad.

  • Liked — Air conditioned, clean bathroom
  • Disliked — The location
  • Stayed January 2007
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 Thank Travel_Blanket
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2006

The Hotel Montreal in Panama was believe it or not a surprise as long as you keep in mind you get what you pay for, but in the case of Hotel Montreal you get a little more. It has always amazed me how the cheap places in Panama City offer more for free than the much more expensive hotels. For example, the driver for Hotel Montreal was waiting for me at the airport and drove me directly to the hotel on Via Espana, for FREE. I gave him a small tip for helping me with my bags but that's it. The hotel is located just down the street from Iglesia del Carmen on Via Espana, which is not all the way to Caledonia (where most of the other discount hotels are located) and at the bottom of the hill to La Cresta (a very affluent area of Panama). I checked in very easily and paid for only one night with my credit card. A double room was $27.50 but they also have singles for $22.00. If you can ask for a room higher up (the hotel has 8 floors and 86 rooms) then the less noisy it may be because Via Espana is BUSY. My room was nothing special but it was clean and had a TV, A/C and hot water in the shower (had to wait 10 minutes but it eventually came). My room (201) did not have a window and someone before had obviously smoked a ton so as long as you kept the A/C on, it didn't smell too bad. This probably wouldn't be acceptable to many, but I enjoy the budget life and can look past lots of things. The rooms range in size from a single all the way to a family room for $40.00. There is a clean pool on the 8th floor with a pretty nice view of the city and the bay. On the ground floor is a restaurant with breakfast for $3.00, a bar with local beers costing $1.00 and an internet room with two computers for free. Now, if you bring your laptop they have free wireless anywhere on the ground floor so you can sit in the bar, drink a Balboa and review the hotel where your staying - that's what I'm doing right now. There's some interesting locals that hang out at the bar and always ready for a conversation. I will warn you, because of the price the hotel is often used by those engaging in extra curricular activities either with a girlfriend or someone they may be employing. I didn't see it much but once was enough to know what was going on. Panama is a city that truly never sleeps, so if you don't plan on spending a lot of time in your room and only plan on using it to sleep, then this is a great find. It is very popular with Europeans and Latin Americans alike and the only other US folks I ran into were two old guys at the bar waiting for a VFW meeting to start.

  • Liked — The Cost and Ammenities
  • Disliked — Room Smell and Thin Sheets
  • Tips/Secrets — Longer Stays get you a room for less money.
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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17 Thank Borracho
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Additional Information about Hotel Montreal

Property: Hotel Montreal
Address: Via Espana, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 116 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Montreal 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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Also Known As:
Montreal Hotel Panama City
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