Our Bed & Breakfast

The Balboa Inn offers nine nicely furnished rooms. We have We have 3 double rooms (1 queen bed), 5 triple rooms (queen + twin bed)  and a quad that has 4 twins. All rooms have a private bathroom with a great shower and quality European faucets, all kept spotless by our dedicated staff. The rooms also offer plenty of natural light, good ventilation, a quiet split air conditioning, ceiling fans, (wireless) Internet access, room safes and comfortable beds, not to mention a TV and  satellite service. Adding a special and distinct touch, a local Panamanian artist has decorated each room with beautiful murals. We also have lounge/ common room which has a small library , tv and a quiet place to read or catch up with social media or just to be “social”.

 Of course, a good Bed & Breakfast is nothing without a great staff to provide you an excellent experience.  You will find the multi-lingual, multi-national team at the Balboa Inn friendly, helpful and ready to assist you with anything you need to have an enjoyable and smooth stay, assure a great breakfast and very clean rooms.

WhatsApp Image 2016-09-22 at 17.07.01Breakfast is served on a garden surrounded terrace. Instead of traffic you will hear the sounds of birds, maybe see some ‘neques’ (Agouti’s) . For our bird lovers we have in our garden:- Blue-grey tanagers, Crimson back tanagers, Shrikes,  family of Chachulacas ,orange chinned parakites, rudy ground doves , humming birds and many more species to record.This area is our most popular spot both in the morning as well as the afternoon.  Guests have frequently told us they saw more birds at the Balboa Inn then anywhere else during their trip in Panama.


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The managers At The Balboa Inn

Hello to all,

We are a couple from England, Rosie from Newcastle and Simon from London. Having spent 10 years working in the service industry in Florida we decided to move to Central America.

The original plan was to look at Costa Rica but a good friend advised us to visit Panama, which is probably the best tip we have ever had. Two years ago we arrived and managed a small beach Hotel near Santa Catalina where we enjoyed our time, made lots of friends and fell in love with the hospitality business. In March 2015  we made another move, this time to Panama City and The Balboa Inn.

We first came across Balboa Inn on our arrival into Panama, with our beloved dog Duster, sadly she has crossed rainbow bridge. We have enjoyed meeting the guests from all countries, many of whom have become friends and we maintain regular contact with. There are a wide variety of birds and wild animals in the garden, which all of our guests find fascinating.

The Inn is very quiet and most of our guests treat it as a home away from home. It is in a very convenient location for access to the bridge of the Americas and close to the city and the attractions of the old quarter etc.

We enjoy what we are doing we hope that this reflects on the personal attention that we give to everyone who stays here. We have only been at the Balboa Inn for a short time, but have fallen in love with the city and would like to express that there is so much to do and learn here.

So, what are you waiting for? Come and see us and share the joy of all that this beautiful country has to offer.