So you don't want the Airbnb option, but prefer to go the safe route - hotels. You like the amenities that hotels offer and the room service component I'm sure. Hotels can be a great option, but knowing which ones are appropriate for the bachelor trip vibe and won't give you any issues is important. We have been working with hotels, villas, and other property owners for years to provide bachelor-friendly accommodations to our groups and after much deliberation, the verdict is in. The #1 bachelor-friendly hotel of 2023 is ...
When it comes to location, quality, amenities, and vibe-check,m the W Hotel passes.
Located in the heart of the Obarrio neighborhood off of Calle 50 it is situated in the middle of downtown Panama City, one block from Le Palace, across the street of Karma, and about 5 minute walk from the former Habanos & La Colombiana. It is only about 20 minutes from the international airport of Tocumen and 15 minutes from the Casco Viejo neighborhood or the canal. Pretty convenient location.
The amenities consist of a rooftop pool, gym, masseuse, lobby bar, pool bar, french bakery and restuarant, and multiple dining spots just onsite, but its proximity to other great restaurants is pretty key.
Quality of the rooms is top end with the penthouses including DJ booth setups, large party friendly designed spaces, with bar, and large seating arrangements. Each penthouse has a jacuzzi tub with floor to ceiling windows to make it kinky as you look out upon the city.
For vibe, pretty much every other group staying there is a bachelor party so the entire place is catering to the same type of groups. There are bi-monthly public pool parties during the summer months (Jan - April) on Sundays so definitley a plus to staying here. Otherwise, you can book one of the cabanas for your own pool party action and we can even arrange a DJ for you at the W pool. The management is flexible and willing to work with us to make sure your party vacation is a good one. Pricing is pretty much market standard for higher-end brand hotels in Panama City ranging from about $165 per night for the standard king single up to $1000 per night for the one-bedroom penthouse. Pricing does vary per season and prices could go up if occupancy goes up, making those final rooms more pricey. There is only 1 E WOW Penthouse, 2 WOW Penthouses, and a variety of all other suites and rooms. To lock in rates and make sure you don't pay any guest fees we of course recommend you book your group with YC in Panama - that is the perk of booking with YC.
So let's break it down by room type for you to get a better idea of exactly what you are getting:
E WOW PENTHOUSE
Turn the volume up a notch or 10. Get to the top where the E-Wow Suite is ready for all-day and all-night celebrations. Check into a unique suite that offers more than just a comfortable place to sleep. It is furnished with a DJ booth, an integrated foosball table, and a private lounge with a bar and lots of space for dancing or resting. A sunken bathtub, a large rainfall shower, a dressing room, and an illuminated vanity make it simple to get ready for whatever comes next. Floor to ceiling windows provide unending views of Panama City's beautiful skyline.
One word best describes your first impression (and every impression that follows) in your 128-square-meter suite, where you may entertain in magnificent style: WOW.
Welcome your visitors to the chic lounge area by slipping into host mode, or take a seat in a modular chair and gaze out the floor to ceiling windows at the metropolitan skyline. You won't need to leave the suite to cause some trouble thanks to the loaded W MixBar. Two 65-inch LCD flat displays and a plug-and-play docking station provide limitless entertainment alternatives.
Life is simply Marvelous with more room to unwind and a whirlpool area with city views.
Enter a studio-style corner suite that is both elegantly decorated and supremely comfortable. Take a seat in the separate living area's comfortable modular furniture to enjoy some seclusion from the floor to ceiling windows. Three hanging lights create the atmosphere, while a plug-and-play docking station and 65-inch LCD TV keep everything connected for entertainment. Grab a bite, make a drink at the W MixBar, and relax on a big window seat to watch the sun go down.
WONDERFUL - KING SINGLE
In a place where everything is positively Wonderful, stay and play. In the W king or queen bed, the height of comfort with a plush pillow-top mattress beneath a waterfall of Egyptian cotton sheets and a goose down comforter and pillows, you may drift off to a peaceful sleep and awaken feeling refreshed. Take a seat in your modular lounge chair and gaze out the floor to ceiling windows onto Panama City as it bustles during the day and comes to life at night. At the opulent W MixBar, elevate your morning routine with a cup of Nespresso coffee or mix yourself your favorite cocktail—or two.