Welcome – Bienvenido !
The Balboa Inn is a small Dutch-expat owned & operated Bed & Breakfast at the foot of Panama’s main landmark, Ancon Hill in Balboa and around the corner of the Panama Canal Administration building.
Conveniently located between the downtown area, Amador Causeway and just minutes away from the domestic airport and the Panama Canal you are away from the city noise yet have access to all its services.
The Balboa Inn is the ideal base from which to explore Panama the place to stay during stopovers in Panama City from Bocas del Toro or San Blas (Kuna Yala).
We welcome families who will find our inn, its gardens and the surrounding neighborhood especially child-friendly and safe. Birdwatchers will be thrilled with the amount of birds they’ll spot in our neighborhood.
Our Bed & Breakfast has nine rooms with private bathrooms. All rooms have free WiFi Internet access, satellite TV, DVD player, air conditioning, ceiling fans and room safes.
A gorgeous garden, a real breakfast that keeps you going for the day, good value and dedicated customer service set this owner-managed inn apart.
Saskia Swartz, a former KLM flight attendant and her husband Thorwald Westmaas started the Balboa Inn in 2008 to address the need for affordable yet quality accommodation in the Panama Canal area managed by friendly and helpful staff. Having worked for this fine Dutch airline for over 11 years, Mrs. Swartz knows what good service ‘looks like’ and is uniquely qualified to manage a hospitality business.
For maximum convenience you can check availability and rates online and book instantly. No more waiting for e-mails to be replied. Need a good place to stay last minute or a base for future explorations of Panama? The Balboa Inn is your best bet. But don’t wait too long with your booking. We’ve become quite popular.
Making sure you have a great stay in Panama starts on our highly acclaimed website. Besides providing extensive information about the Balboa Inn and its location, we update it regularly with articles of interest to people wanting to explore Panama. As you’ll find out, Panama is a lot more than the Canal and we will help you make the most out of your travel experience in Panama.
Enjoy! We look forward to having you stay at the Balboa Inn.