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Amador Ocean View Hotel & Suites
Ranked #96 of 115 Hotels in Panama City
Reviewed 28 March 2012

Located away from the hustle and bustle of the causeway. Large clean rooms, friendly staff, but speak limited english. Close to restuarants. Pool is micky mouse, more for soaking not for swimming. Do not use Shower facilities by pool, electric wiring is exposed in these showers!.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2012

Amador Ocean View is out on Isla Perico, away from the city, but with views of the skyline across the bay. It's located in the midst of several restaurants and shops in a strip mall like setting, so if you don't want to go far for a meal, there are several choices nearby. Our room was nicely set up and decorated, though showing some signs of wear. One oddity was the bathroom setup - one light switch lit both the sink area and the toilet/shower located behind a door - and there was no door to the sink area. However, no big deal.

The front desk help was pleasant, but not able to assist with questions about transportation. Our friends had told us an unmarked minivan cruises the road out front, and can carry people into the city for $1.00, but the front desk people seemed not to know about this. Cabs are fairly inexpensive, but unless you know how to negotiate with them, you may get charged more than you should.

Check in and out was easy; there is a computer right by the front desk and can be used by hotel guests. Even though Amador is located in the strip mall, and there is a seemingly endless stream of cars and motorcycles going by, our room was not affected by any of the noise. A nearby attraction is the Smithsonian Nature Center, where you can see fish, starfish, anemones, stingrays and a moray eel up close. There is also a boat to Taboga Island close to the Nature Center, which makes for a nice day trip.

If you stay at Amador Ocean View, be sure to go to Mambo's Cuban Cafe located nearby - the food and service was great, and the band provides fine entertainment, particularly if you like to dance salsa, cumbia and merengue.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 February 2012

This is an odd hotel but, frankly, is a good value. In it's day I would guess that this was a very-nice high-end hotel. Since then though it's sort of gotten lost amid a high-end residential development and I don't know if a new company has taken it over that doesn't have a lot of money or is still getting set up or what but there are some odd things falling through the management cracks. For instance: the key to the room, it was just a blank card and the concierge wrote the room number on a piece of paper and taped it to the back of the card. There weren't a lot of amenities in the room and it sorta seemed like the place just hasn't had someone paying very close attention. Nonetheless, the rooms are very big, bright and comfortable and the views of the city and the bay are fantastic. The young front desk staff were extremely friendly and accommodating and spoke English. We paid $130 a night for a "Jr. Suite" with two queen beds and a big patio overlooking the bay. during Carnival. The linens are a little worn but they were much higher quality than what you find in most hotels and the pillows were the only ones in the entire country of Panama that didn't seem to be made from cardboard.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room facing the bay and the city.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights on our way home from Colombia. It was in a quiet area, but with easy access to the old city and to the Panama Canal. There are many good restaurants nearby, and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the Canal.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

This probably isn't someplace you'd want to stay for a long-term trip. But after traveling around Panama, we found it a great alternative to busy downtown Panama City for our last night before flying home. The hotel is on the long causeway from Panama City, with great sidewalks for walking and bike riding. Also, lots of good restaurants are within easy walking distance. One side of the hotel looks out over a parking lot to the entrance of the Panama Canal. Be sure to ask for the other side, with great views over the water of the Panama City skyline. We had some hot-water issues in our room. The staff could not have been more accommodating and even gave us a discount on our room rate.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amador Ocean View Hotel & Suites

Address: Isla Perico, Amador Causeway | Brisas de Amador Center, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 115 Hotels in Panama City
Price Range: $71 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Amador Ocean View Hotel & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique location and the only hotel in Amador Causeway, you can view the entrance to the Panama Canal and to the City. Next to a Marina and to many tourist attractions, restaurants, duty-free shops, shopping centers. The rooms of the hotel are all ocean view and they allow the visitor the peaceful surroundings and views, but still very near the city, easy access to main natural attractions by the city. ... more   less 
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