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Calle 9, San Felipe, Panama City 0811 Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 18/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 133 hotels in Panama City
2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
La Isabela is unique in the city, combining the spaciousness of a large apartment with the full services of a luxury boutique hotel. Our suites are 2 bedroom/2 bath (1200 sq ft.) & 1 bedroom/1bath (1000 sq ft.). Services include everything from a driver to massage and a chef to cook for you. La Isabela is a restored 19th C. building located in the heart of Casco Viejo (the old historic city).
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Clothes rack
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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David D wrote a review Jun 2022
4 contributions
We stayed here for three nights. Our room was at their second location (in Plaza Bolivar) that is an easy walk from their first location. The staff was great and brought our bags to this location. The room was very clean and spacious. It was in fact a suite with a separate living room/kitchen area. The AC worked great. The staff stocked two fresh water bottles in our fridge each day of our stay. The staff was also helpful and made several recommendations as far as restaurants. The location is easily within walking distance of any location within the Casco Viejo.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Larry L. wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution
We found our stay at La Isabela's Bolivar Plaza location to be the best of both worlds - Hotel and private lodging. Compared to the American Trade Hotel (where we also stayed), we found La Isabella more intimate, more immersive, more spacious, and of equal quality. All you will miss is room service. The suite was luxurious: modern finishes, tons of living space, well-appointed kitchen, huge shower, and a large private balcony directly overlooking the plaza, which was charming and vibrant all week without keeping us awake. Service was top notch: daily cleaning service, in-person check-in/out, guided introduction to the area, up-to-date recommendations for local dining, 24-hour concierge assistance via Whatsapp, and Nespresso and bottled water refilled daily.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Beew21 wrote a review Jun 2022
10 contributions9 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for four nights in an Executive Suite and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Suite was a huge Duplex with high ceilings and tasteful decor and was exactly as portrayed on the hotel website . The location was right in the centre of the lively Casco Viejo and within walking distance of numerous restaurants. However, what sets this hotel apart from other hotels is the exceptional personal service provided. In particular, the Manager, Andres, went out of his way to ensure that we had a great stay. Andres made several phone calls on our behalf to locate a dentist for my husband and when we were checking out , waited with us until our car arrived to ensure that our driver knew the exact location of our destination address. This is an excellent hotel to which we hope to return
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Date of stay: June 2022
TLL2008 wrote a review May 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania18 contributions6 helpful votes
I highly recommend this small hotel. The suite was spacious & clean. The manager, Andres, went out of his way to be helpful & came in on his off time to solve a problem with the delivery of our Covid tests! Can’t thank him enough!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Voyager319835 wrote a review May 2022
1 contribution
Absolutely fantastic stay at the La isabela suites! Andres was a delightful host. He took care of every little detail for us and was extremely accommodating. The suites are very spacious and impeccably clean. Beautiful inside balconies, very private and quiet. Wonderful little oasis in the middle of Casco Viejo!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: All suites are identical and beautifully furnished.
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Mary D wrote a review May 2022
11 contributions6 helpful votes
Great location rooms and staff. The beds are very comfortable. And they provided coffee tea water and milk, with many options on brewing your favorite drink. The staff was very helpful with arranging a driver for the airport and a trip to Anton Valley.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Davydsmith wrote a review Apr 2022
Denver, Colorado53 contributions8 helpful votes
We didn’t stay in the main hotel but stayed in the annex. Turned out to be a nice one bedroom with kitchen and living room on beautiful little square (Plaza Bolivar). Quiet, intimate, with three restaurants right out the front door. Easy walk to all Casco Viejo. Bed was satisfactory. Air conditioning was very good. Balcony on second floor perfect for looking over the square with a coffee in the morning or glass of wine at night.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Wander casco viego (Antiquo). Beautiful little old town in a modern metropolis.
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Rick418 wrote a review Apr 2022
Pasadena, Maryland41 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed in a 2 story apartment in the suites annex. It had a great balcony overlooking Bolivar Square. Wonderful people watching. The excellent Casablanca restaurant is downstairs. We watched a solemn religious procession pass right in front the Friday before Good Friday. While great for us, be warned that there is music and activity until at least 11PM and later on weekends, so don't stay here if you are an early to bed person. Ask to stay in main building instead. The host, Andres, will see to your every need.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: They close the highway Sunday until noon. Rent a bike and explore!
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Pat K wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
You will not find a better place to stay in Panama. We spent 4 night in the Executive Suites (formerly Hotel Columbia) and it was perfect. Andres simply can't do enough to make your stay memorable. Housekeeping does the room perfectly every day and no matter what you want Andres drops what ever he's doing and runs right over. He also can arrange tours and airport transportation. I've traveled all over the world and he is the most attentative host I have ever seen. Simply the best!!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Casa Blanca restaurant next door is really good and the Panama Restaurant on the other corner is...
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SarahBoze wrote a review Apr 2022
10 contributions
This place is absolutely lovely. I don’t write many reviews but had to as the staff is so attentive, location reflect, and suite perfect. If you come to Panama City, stay at la isabela in the old city.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
US$197 - US$236 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Isabela Suites
Which popular attractions are close to La Isabela Suites?
Nearby attractions include Casco Viejo (0.1 km), Dress Like Panama (0.3 km), and Iglesia de la Merced (0.08 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Isabela Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at La Isabela Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Isabela Suites?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at La Isabela Suites?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Isabela Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Pedro Mandinga Rum, and Super Gourmet.
Does La Isabela Suites have airport transportation?
Yes, La Isabela Suites offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Isabela Suites?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to La Isabela Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (8.2 km), Panamá Viejo (8.1 km), and Plaza de Francia (11.0 km).