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Cruces 2311A Balboa, Ancon, Panama City Panama
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#3 of 94 in Panama City
The Balboa Inn is a small Bed & Breakfast at the foot of Panama's main landmark, Ancon Hill (Cerro Ancon) in Balboa. Conveniently located between the downtown area, Amador Causeway and just minutes away from the domestic Albrook Airport, Casco Viejo, and the Panama Canal you are away from the city noise yet have access to all its services. The Balboa Inn: a great location, personal service, a real breakfast. Simply good value. Why settle for less?
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bowling offsite
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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DgtlXray wrote a review Jun 2021
8 contributions4 helpful votes
Very nice, low cost and close to Canal Zone for viewing. Nice local restaurants for local cuisine. We ate at local establishments for lunch and dinner. Hotel staff was very helpful. You can watch Toucans in trees while eating your breakfast!
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Date of stay: July 2020
kpgreynomads wrote a review Apr 2020
King's Lynn, United Kingdom168 contributions66 helpful votes
We stayed here for our final night after two nights in the old town. It was a good choice. Our room was very comfy, fridge, kettle and beer, cold drinks available to buy. Oscar and Avicenna were very welcoming and delightful hosts. We had a good, freshly home cooked breakfast of guava juice, scrambled egg, coffee, patacone and yogurt in the garden with the birds. It is within walking distance to the Murals by William B Van Ingen in the Panama Canal building, they are VG. We used UBER to get to the airport. We would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Zipline14 wrote a review Feb 2020
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Our Balboa Inn experience was excellent from beginning to end. The room was spotlessly clean and very quiet. The inn's location is perfect for easy access to Alcon Hill (Cerro Alcon) and the amazing Metropolitan Natural Park. The staff was wonderfully helpful, whether calling a car to take us to the park, explaining directions, or preparing meals. Speaking of which, breakfast and dinner -- both delicious -- are served on a patio looking into a lush garden. For birders: While having breakfast, we saw, amongst other birds, the Keel-billed Toucan, Scarlet-Rumped Tanager, Crimson-Collared Tanager, Common Tody Flycatcher, several hummingbirds, and two Blue-Grey Tanagers that perched near us for quite a while.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Michael B wrote a review Feb 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great place to stay. A/C in rooms. Breakfast, dinner daily, drinks soda, water, beer in fridge. Friendliest staff ever. Host went the extra mile to help us with several needs during the stay and informed us about local places.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Rooms 2 & 4 have weaker internet.
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Response from Usb P, Director de Recepción at The Balboa Inn
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thank you for your amazing comments, it was a pleasure for us to assist you!
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Gloria P wrote a review Feb 2020
Lacombe, Canada11 contributions1 helpful vote
A very cute, restful place, close to attractions in a quiet neighborhood. Uber was only a few dollars to get around if needed. Was under renovations but will be supper cute once finished, with a new fishpond and renovated rooms. The breakfast was basic with several choices, including coffee and juice. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
Response from Usb P, Director de Recepción at The Balboa Inn
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to have you with us!
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Balboa Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Balboa Inn?
Nearby attractions include Centro Municipal de Artesanias Panamenas (0.7 km), Museo de la Libertad (0.9 km), and Primera Iglesia Bautista de Balboa (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Balboa Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at The Balboa Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Balboa Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Balboa Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paki Point, Sabores del Chorrillo, and Country Store & Café.
Does The Balboa Inn have airport transportation?
Yes, The Balboa Inn offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Balboa Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Balboa Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (8.7 km), Panamá Viejo (9.4 km), and Plaza de Francia (12.3 km).