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"Nice people, poor English. Some use translator apps. Whole facility is pretty, clean & modern. Excellent bed, pillows and linen. Biggest shower I ha ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 10 Feb 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star Art Deco hotel near Albrook Shopping Mall

Heart of Panama City

A stay at this El Cangrejo hotel places you within half a mile (1 km) of Via Espana and 2 miles (3 km) of Uruguay Street. Avenida Balboa and Cinta Costera are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, express check-out, and airport shuttle. A restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and a coffee shop are also provided.

Free Internet, comfy beds

The 49 soundproofed guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as comfy beds. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include iPod docks and minibars.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Saba Hotel ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.2 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Saba Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
Nice people, poor English. Some use translator apps. Whole facility is pretty, clean & modern. Excellent bed, pillows and linen. Biggest shower I have ever seen! Large bathroom. Desk,1 chair, chest, night stands, frig. A/C worked well, once the desk clerk came and showed us that we had to use our key card to make it & the Sony TV turn on!. Restaurant serves breakfast only, but there are many small (clean) restaurants and shops nearby. The hotel is in a neighborhood, great for walking. Two blocks from a major Metro terminal. Street side would be noisy, the back side is not unless the neighbors have a party! They are repaving the street right now, made it hard for the cabs, but still ok for walking. Would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Carrollton, us on Feb 10, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 4, 2019 by Sabrina Soto

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us, It was a great pleasure to host you at The Saba Hotel and we appreciate that you have taken the time to share your honest review with us. We thank you again for your comments and we hope you will allow us to welcome you again during your next trip to Panama.

5 out of 5

Short stop overnight prior to a flight.

Pros: Convenience.
Cons: An ice station. I would have rather not walked out into the night to get a bottle of chilled water.
Location: Good central location, pharmacies, clinics, beauty and barber serves, restaurants all within walking distance.
Easy access to surrounding El Congrejo district. Easy to grab a cab to the airport. Nice room. Just wish there had been ice available. Convenience

Posted by , from Sora, Panama, Panama on Mar 24, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 26, 2018 by Sabrina Soto

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing us, It was a great pleasure to host you at The Saba Hotel and we appreciate that you have taken the time to share your honest review with us. We thank you again for your comments and we hope you will allow us to welcome you again during your next trip to Panama.

1 out of 5

Extremely unsatified

Pros: NOTHING!!! They could not give us extra towels because they said they didn't have any or small towels.
Cons: EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!
This hotel is inexpensive, but they lack customer service skills. The employees were not helpful whatsoever and only one iron for the enitre hotel. They do not have bell boy or luggge caddy, once again personnel do not go out of their way to help. We left the hotel at 4am, no one was in the lobby but a male employee, we asked him to hlep us bring down our luggage from the lobby to the street to get a cab and he said he couldn't help us. He had to stay put, meanwhile my 65 year mother and I had to fend for ourselves. It was awful awful awful!!!!!! At 4 am it was hard to get a taxi, we asked the male employee to help us by calling a taxi company and he said he did not have any numbers.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Jan 22, 2018

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2 out of 5

There are better places at about same price

Pros: room was quiet.
Cons: Service
Location: Location is good, many restaurants etc. But Coral Suites is a block away.
No staff to help with bags, no initial explanation of how to use door key with lights. Bathroom small. Wake up call was 10 min. late. We would not stay here again. Stayed one night at Coral Suites and it was a much nicer,bigger room,etc. About same price.

Posted by , from SC on Mar 11, 2017

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from March 20 2020 to August 15 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a cruise ship terminal shuttle are available for a fee. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly The Saba Hotel. Free self parking is available. This Art Deco Panama City hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Built in 2012
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Tocumen Intl. Airport (PTY) (21.9 km / 13.6 mi)
  • Train station: Panama City Passenger Station (9.2 km / 5.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Vía Argentina (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle, area shuttle, cruise terminal shuttle, casino shuttle, and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Saba Hotel offers 49 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels and first-run movies. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Panama City hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and blackout drapes/curtains. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Minibar
  • IPod dock
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • First-run movies
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

Saba - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at The Saba Hotel

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Cash or credit card deposit required
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Debit cards

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: PAB 100.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: PAB 6.50 for adults and PAB 6.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: PAB 40 per person (one way)
  • Early check-in fee: PAB 33 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: PAB 44 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Saba
  • Saba Hotel
  • Saba Hotel Panama City
  • Saba Panama City
  • The Saba Hotel Hotel
  • The Saba Hotel Panama City
  • The Saba Hotel Hotel Panama City

You should know

  • The Saba Hotel offers transfers from the cruise terminal and airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation on arrival with your arrival details.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.