Recently I have been doing many trips from Boquete to Panama City. I have intentionally tried to stay at many hotels so I can compare them. I have enjoyed the Decapolis, loathed the Marbella and pondered the rates at the Executiive. I tried a hostel in Casco Viejo and Sevilla Suites in El Cangrejo.
I have come full circle back to the first hotel I ever stayed at in Panama, the Milan. Well located on a quiet street in the center of the El Cangrejo tourist district, the Milan is still an excellent, affordable place to stay.
The rates are up from the $25 of 2006 but the value is still there. With rates starting at $60 and no argument on the jubliado discount a night at the Milan and cost $30 plus tax.
For your money you get a spacious clean room, good security a decent on site restaurant and a gracious helpful staff. If you drive into the city you also have secure off street parking in the building. They have added Wifi to the building and are adding a second tower.
In summary I am glad I rediscovered my roots of three years past. The Milan is once again my hotel of choice when I visit Panama City.
You can contact the Milan at hotelmilan @ cwpanama.net (remove the spaces)