Why stay with us

There are many places to stay in Panama but there’s only one Balboa Inn. This is why we think you should stay with us:

Our location can't be beatenLocation – location – location
We’re in a quiet and safe residential neighborhood, with access to everything you might need by public transport or a simple walk. Visit the Metropolitan Park in the morning, go to Amador just before lunch and after lunch visit the Miraflores Visitor Center. You can easily do 2-3 things a day while staying at the Balboa Inn.

Another day you can spend the morning in the Casco Viejo – a 5-minute taxi ride away – or walk up to the top of Ancon Hill, located right behind the Balboa Inn. Quite an enjoyable hike and you will be rewarded with beautiful views of the city’s skyline and the Panama Canal. Even if you have business downtown, you’ll enjoy returning to the calm environment of the Balboa Inn.

Helpful, experienced & friendly staff

rosie and simon 2Simon, Rosie, and the staff are here to help you  make  the most of your time in Panama, from the time you first contact us by e-mail until we call you a taxi to the airport.





Getting to and from the Balboa Inn

And another great reason to stay with us is to avoid downtown Panama City’s insane traffic. This kind of madness simply doesn’t occur in Balboa. No stress. Getting in- and out of town is a 5-minute ride without any stress. This is very

Traffic madnessconvenient if you drive your own rental car (which you can pickup at the nearby Albrook airport).

And at the Balboa Inn parking is free.




Great facility
Our 9 rooms are well-equipped and nicely furnished. The beds and mattresses imported from Europe give you a great night’s sleep.  The rooms are uniquely decorated by a Panamanian artist giving the Balboa Inn a very special tropical touch. Satellite TV and a DVD player complete the package. Our bathrooms have fine European faucets, tiles Comfortable and clean rooms fully equipped to the ceiling and very quiet split air conditioning units. And when you look outside through the big windows, you can see trees and hear birds instead of seeing concrete and hearing street noise.

Add the big covered terrace, the garden, super fast Internet and free WiFi… The Balboa Inn, simply is a great place to stay.

Need to catch an early flight to Bocas del Toro or Kuna Yala (San Blas)? We’re just 5 minutes from the domestic airport so you’ll never be late and won’t have to wake up even earlier to take take the morning rush hour into account.
We also offer secure and free parking of your rental car right in front of our inn.

Guest18We want you to start the day the right way. Like one client wrote us “the only problem is that we started our vacation in Panama at the Balboa Inn and on the rest of our trip we never got a breakfast like you the one you guys serve.” Eggs the way you like them, lots of fresh fruit, juices, cereals breads all served on our lovely terrace.

Pet Friendly

With so many people passing through Panama and making decisions to retire in various parts of the interior we recognized the need for a pet friendly hotel in Panama City. We are on of the few and accept all kind of well behaved animals from purebred cats to 120lb German Shepard dogs! We have room for everyone here at the Balboa Inn we just ask that they follow a few rules including no sleeping on the bed and that they be placed in their carrier when left alone in the room. For more details please see our policy.

Instant Online Booking:
Picture this: you’ve been surfing the Internet. You are making your plans and you want to go to this hotel that you found in your travel guide. You write them, they don’t respond. You write again. You get a response. Ahh, no space. A week has gone by now and you’re back at square one. NOT with the Balboa Inn. Rather unique in our category, we allow you to check availability online and book immediately. Without any delays. That’s how it should be. Our service starts on our website.

And last but not least, bang for your buck. We rank at the top of the B&B’s listed on Tripadvisor.com, Holidaycheck.com, Zoover.com where the great quantity of comments and reviews of our many happy guests speak for themselves about how we really do.

No place in Panama offers a combination of customer service, value and location like The Balboa Inn.

The Balboa Inn: your home in Panama. Why settle for less?

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