The Best Boutique Hotels in Casco Viejo, Panama

Panama City from the Cinta Costera | © Todd Webb, HEADsPACE Photography
Panama City from the Cinta Costera | © Todd Webb, HEADsPACE Photography
Photo of Brittney Schering
25 February 2018

Planning a trip to Panama City? Here are the best boutique hotels in the favored area of Casco Viejo .

American Trade Hotel

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Equal parts boutique and luxury, this divine hotel is among Panama City’s most elegant spaces. Signature style, design, and history exude from the walls and unique structure of this 1917 build. Culture and contemporary art make it a most popular, sophisticated destination for visitors in Panama. American Trade Hotel is also famous for serving the best brunch in town.

Hotel Magnolia Inn

The Magnolia Inn is unique as it is both a boutique hotel and a hostel. Located in Casco Viejo, this favored location for travelers is a French colonial mansion restored to showcase its historic charm and original character. A nostalgic ambiance throughout, the Magnolia Inn offers free Wi-Fi and orthopedic beds as well as stylish social areas for guests to meet and mingle or just relax.

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  • Central Hotel Panama

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    Browsing in bed | © Yanapi Senaud / Unsplash
    Browsing in bed | © Yanapi Senaud / Unsplash

    Another favored boutique option is the luxurious Central Hotel Panama. Located in a renovated colonial building. Hints of French design are reflected in the interior. Central Hotel Panama is properly named as it is conveniently located in the middle of Casco Viejo’s hottest cafes, bars, galleries, and restaurants.

    Tantalo Hotel

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    One of the trendiest boutique hotels in all of Panama City is located in Casco Viejo. Tantalo Hotel offers beautifully designed, comfortable and stylish rooms for guests who stay. It also welcomes passersby to the incredible restaurant on the main floor, as well as the popular rooftop bar, attracting visitors and locals alike.

    Casa Sucre Boutique Hotel

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    Metropolitan Cathedral in Casco Viejo, Panama City | © Yari Vallarino / WikiCommons

    Above the beloved café Casa Sucre is another boutique hotel located diagonal to Tantalo. This 1873 build has been renovated into an incredible, intimate five-bedroom, three-apartment guest house. Casa Sucre Boutique Hotel is arguably the best, most intricately designed, unique and gorgeous boutique hotel in Panama. It helps that Casa Sucre Coffeehouse is in the hotel’s main floor, serving the finest Panamanian coffee and delectable, fresh and favored fare.