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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 1 1/2 days and overnight. The first impression was very good. Beautiful garden, nice location on the sea, amazing entry hall. Personnel barely speaks English and not all of them seem very enthusiastic about their work. The room where I stayed was acceptable, nothing more. If you're not the adventurous type, try something else. Wifi only worked in public... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Here is your unique chance to stay at a Colonial Grand Hotel at a true basement bargain rate! Mind you, don't expect a five-star Hilton, but this majestic hotel still shows shadows of her glorious past. Warning, located in not the best part of Colon, travel by taxi after dark.

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Thank Dirk S
Philadelphia
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel was much older than I thought . It really could use a major update . With all the upgrades going on in Colon it could really use some major work . Business wise with the room keys etc. the staff is very nice and the room was comfortable but I was not as comfortable with the openness of... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

This place is run down, dingy, and in a pretty bad neighborhood! We went to view the sunset and was hoping for a restaurant with a view! No such luck and wouldn't have eaten at the place anyway! We ended up ordering a beer and some microwave popcorn at the pool bar and that was the only highlight! $4 for... More 

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Bridgetown
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

still one of my favorite hotels in colon...maybe it because I like old buildings with amazing history...it's by no stretch of the imagination a 5 star hotel but one can feel the spirit of is grandiose back in the early 1900s when it was the accommodation of choice for the engineers and financiers of the Panama canal while in its... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Only had breakfast here. The entire place was sad and past its prime. The food was very plain and one dish was disgusting. I finished my pancakes but parents were very unhappy. Waitstaff was nice but reception was un inviting. Sadly, I would not recommend unless you like some adventure.

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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Reviewed 18 December 2015

We were doing a day trip in Colon and stopped at the Washington Hotel for breakfast. The gardens in the front of the hotel are very well cared for and the owners have done an admirable job in remodeling the ground floor of the hotel. (We did not stay overnight or venture upstairs.) The hotel's location at the mouth of... More 

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Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for only one night. The hotel looks good from the outside and view of the sea was nice. But when i entered the room, there were dirt on the floor and the toilet was not cleaned enough. The foods on the restaurant took a very long time to prepare. On the bright side, the wifi was all... More 

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1 Thank Debonair R
London, United Kingdom
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50 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

Colon must be where Neil Young wrote "Keep on Rocking in the Free world". Took a taxi from the Cruise Terminal. Colon is like the old Havana with attitude. 10 times worse than Harlem in the 60's. It is definitely edgy and decrepit -which is eye opening. Never have I seen so much street litter and rubbish. We could see... More 

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Henderson, Kentucky
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

Our stay was short. We checked in at 11:30 am and out at 4pm.... Same day. We spent the afternoon having lunch in the hotel's restaurant, walking the grounds to view its crumbling facade, and interior public space. The Spectacle of canal shipping moving past its waterfront is quite impressive. Amazingly, there's a grounded vessel resting alongside the hotels sea... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about New Washington Hotel

Address: Calle 2 y Bolivar, Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Colon Province > Colon
Price Range: $97 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — New Washington Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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“With a view of the Canal -but dont stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles brianbluebird, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Truly.... It doesn't make a difference.”
 of 5 bubbles smartinky, 12 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a restored room, facing the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles Mxmale, 26 Jan 2014 | Read review
“ask for a view. People at the reception are not the fastest, nor the most efficient, but they are very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles onzils, 20 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Learn how to speak Spanish its more enjoyable when you can communicate with the staff”
 of 5 bubbles KhalieshaB, 17 Aug 2013 | Read review
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