...A Historic BOUTIQUE HOTEL located in the Heart of Beautiful San Rafael, California

The Panama Hotel and Restaurant is a historic hotel located midway between San Francisco and California's wine country. Perfect for weekend getaways or home away from home for business travels or out-of-town guests. The hotel's adjoining restaurant features elegant meals served in a lovely, eclectically decorated dining room and tropical patio dining, with live local music. Our beautiful surroundings offer an excellent venue for weddings, receptions and private events.


Located just blocks away from downtown San Rafael where fine restaurants, boutiques, book stores, theaters and coffee shops abound, our historic 15-room hotel is nestled in the Gerstle Park neighborhood, surrounded by Victorian and Arts & Crafts era homes. All rooms at the Panama exude charm and offer all the amenities you'll need for a perfect stay — including private balconies or patios, free Wi-Fi access, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, iron, hairdryer, and cable TV. A complimentary home-made continental breakfast in our wonderful Panama Hotel Restaurant is included. 

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The Panama Hotel Restaurant offers fabulous food influenced by Latin America, the Mediterranean, and California’s fabled wine country. The presentation is simple, yet stylish. Our menus are prepared with the finest seasonal organic products and the highest quality ingredients from local San Francisco Bay Area purveyors. In addition to thoughtfully crafted menus, we feature many of the Bay Area's favorite musicians and singers every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening. While perfect for an intimate dinner for two, the Panama Restaurant is also an ideal venue for special occasions, corporate events, and even wedding receptions.

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the panama hotel & restaurant CUSTOMER COMMENTS

I visit clients in San Rafael several times a year. I stay exclusively at the Panama. It’s beyond charming and the food is excellent.
— Patrick D'Amico – Boston
The Panama Hotel and its wonderful restaurant are hidden jewels in Marin. I’m almost hesitant to tell anyone else!
— Donna Mendes – Novato