David Hotel Gran Nacional

UPDATE: The current web page for the hotel can found at http://hotelnacionalpanama.com/. It reflects the current rates.

The Internet charge is $6.30 per hour. They should give you a mixed drink along with your hour on the Internet. I personally think that is crazy. A hotel like this should provide the Internet for free.

It was like going to Fort Knox to get permission to take the following photos, but I was provided a nice escort to assist me in taking whatever I wanted.

This hotel also has one of the best buffets in town. It is $6.50 week days and more on Sunday.

At night this area serves some nice barbeque dinners.

Here is the pool area.

And the Lobby.

For other David hotels go here.

15 thoughts on “David Hotel Gran Nacional

  1. Hi James is thee an uptodate list of the room charges for this hotel and an weppage to make reservation on line

    thanks for the help

  2. I see that the URL on the brochure is out of date. I did a Google search for Gran Nacional David and found several agency type sites. You might also send an email to the email address on the brochure. I assume it is still good. If it isn’t, let me know and I will try to go by and get a new flyer.

  3. new rates at national hotel david from 2008 on singles $68.00
    double $78.00 junior suites single/double $82.00/$92.00 master suites $145.00 all this rates plus 10% taxes. There is gonna be 44 new rooms

  4. The new rates at Grand national hotel david from september 2008 opening new rooms is on singles $80.00 double $90.00 pool side $95.00/$105.00 all this rates plus 10% taxes.

  5. We had a less than ideal experience at Gran National Hotel. The room was very musty, the price was jacked up $10 upon checkout and there was no hot water. Not a good experience and I will not repeat it.

  6. Hi to all and mostly to Don. I stayed in this hotel a few nights and I must say that this was the best hotel of my entire life! What a big and nice positive surprise in such a country. I am from Europe and this hotel beats many of those in western europe.Believe me. I am wondering if the comment with number 10 is not a mistake because everything was absolutely fantastic and I mean it. We had hot water, everything was so extremely clean, friendly and nice that I couldn´t believe that. The staff was precise and very polite. The 3 restaurants they have were just perfect, the food, the drinks and the price. They had a nice big pool and tropical garden.Also very nice and clean. The rooms large with a/c and flat tv with cable. Internet is now free when you have a laptop with you. We had a perfect experience and this is really the best hotel in David. This was my first visit in central america and I fell in love with Panama. From there I drove to Costa Rica also very beautiful and I am planing to move to Panama. Don I wrote you a message through this web page that I wanted to meet with you on 15 th of november but got no answer 🙁 I strongly reccomand and when somebody needs some pcitures of the hotel and pool also you Don write here and I will send some. They can help a lot to make a decision.

  7. Hi Paul, I always try torespond to all emails., if I didn’t respond then I there is a possibility didn’t receive an email. Sorry.

    What has happened sometimes is that people write me through the “Contact” tab and the email address they enter is not correct. The other day I couldn’t respond because the email destination was rejecting my email. I don’t know what the case was here, but I always attempt to reply.

    The hotel scene in David really changing fast. With the new Ciudad de David and the new Best Western, people who visit David have plenty of choices. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with Hotel Nacional.

  8. Hi Don,

    Just recently found your site, I really like it. My wife is from David and we visit (not as often as I’d like) every couple of years. We stay at the Gran Nacional every time. We love it, no problems and the breakfast is also good. We were last there in December 2010 and will return this September. Sometimes the rooms in the original part of the hotel have a musty smell, but the newer building (near the pool) doesn’t (at least it didn’t on our last visit). Also, in most tropical countries with high humidity, the hotel rooms seem to have a little mustiness (is that a word?), the exception is when the hotels are new—but with time they will also have the smell.

    –Can’t wait to get back to enjoy an ice cold Atlas!

  9. Hi Guys,

    We did not stay here,but Sunday 10/14 my wife and I enjoyed the lunch buffet. Very good, nice selection of all that walks, swims or flies! Great dessert table to finish. well worth the $20 we spent.

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