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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

Road to Veracruz Km 6 Playa Bonita Village, Panama City Panama
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#5 of 122 hotels in Panama City
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The personification of the destination: Where natural serenity meets industrial glamour - Westin Playa Bonita Panama is strategically located alongside the Pacific Ocean, on a mile long stretch of golden sand on Playa Bonita Beach, surrounded by lush tropical rainforests, and a quick 20-minute drive from the metropolitan capital of Panama City. Nestled alongside the stunning Pacific Ocean, The Westin Playa Bonita is near celebrated sites like the Panama Canal's Miraflores Locks and just a 20-minute drive from Panama City, the exhilarating capital of the Republic of Panama
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Valet parking
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Steven J wrote a review Feb 2021
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Marcos Saturno, Billy Jean, Nilka Torres. Troopers. Due to pandemic the hotel was understaffed however these three people were doing the work of 12. Top quality service and effort beyond all obstacles. Give these guys a raise
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
1 Helpful vote
Gustavo Robles wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Our US military team conducts an annual humanitarian aid mission with Panama. The success of our mission was assisted immensely by the services provided by the Westin staff. They worked diligently with our team to ensure we had everything we needed to be successful. Their quality of work were in all the details. They abided all COVID measures and ensured there was sanitation stations throughout. Everything was well maintained, the pools were amazing and the views were excellent. The staff was great. Yanina and her crew were always helpful and ensured we had the best service at the Pacifica restaurant. Jenny, Geraldine, Jesus, Billy, Marcos, Yoseline and jessica are a great team and can help you out in whatever you need. From a hot coffee to an ice cold beverage they have you covered. If you are looking for an ice cold beer or any other refreshment, Marcos Saturno is your guy. He keeps the coldest and most refreshing drinks. I could go on and on about the staff. I wish i had the time to remember all their names like they will remember yours. They make you feel st home. I will be back to bring my family.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Jmflucus wrote a review Jan 2021
Atlanta, Georgia92 contributions114 helpful votes
The grounds on this resort were beautiful. The pools were very nice and the wait staff was super attentive. We stayed in an executive suite which was large and very nice. The view overlooking the pools and beach was nice. The executive lounge was also a great bonus benefit. Only downfall of this resort was its isolated. You would need taxis or car rental to explore other parts of Panama.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Rachel M wrote a review Jul 2020
Tampa, Florida41 contributions42 helpful votes
The location of this hotel is fantastic. We were close enough to the city to be able to go in for dinner or lunch or exploring but far enough away to feel like we were in the middle of nowhere. The pools were great and being directly on the beach, even though it isn’t the prettiest beach (when you are used to the Caribbean), was very nice. The grounds are just beautiful. The food was ok and our suite was not as clean as I would have liked and a bit aged but overall I would stay here again. It seemed like the majority of the staff does not speak much English and I don’t fault them for this at all- but knowing a little Spanish goes a long way.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Jeremy H wrote a review May 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This was one of the worst experiences at a hotel in recent memory. It killed a weekend meant to celebrate a friends wedding and relax. 1. Most the staff did not speak English: We had to communicate with the valet through her phone on a translation app. When we requested a cab it was clear she was texting them and quoted ridiculously high prices we ended up having to negotiate each time. 2. None of the house keeping staff spoke English and as a result my room was only cleaned once in 4 days. 3. Hostess at restaurant, no English. Used a phrase written down that said " the buffet is $32.00 and does not include drinks" we were seated at 10:15pm. After starting our first plate of food the waitress walked over and informed us they were breaking down the buffet. We were not told this or we would of not eaten there. 4. Requested seaside view and ended up with a "jungle" view. The second day my room smelled so bad of mildew I had to ask to be moved. 5. Our first day at the pool we were told by a camera crew shooting a corona commercial that we were not allowed in certain areas of the pool/poolside area. 6. I had a friend come in on an early flight who arrived at 5am. We planned to have breakfast and head over to the other resort to help set up for the wedding. The security gate refused her access, I was told an extra guest fee was $150.00 and unless I agreed they would not let her in the gate. I argued she was coming for breakfast in preparation for a wedding and not staying at the hotel. They refused and literally held her hostage until I signed a form and agreed to pay $150. She had to walk up a long road/hill to the hotel. It was incredibly embarrassing. Several other friends at the hotel had guests from other hotels come through at different hours of the night/early morning with NO issue. I informed the manager upon checking out and ended up having to argue with her for 20 mins to have the $150 refunded. This left a bad taste for the entire Marriott brands as they’ve yet to follow up with any resolution or simple apology. Stay away, better options closer to the hot spots. Highly recommend the hotel next door or hard rock downtown.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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US$138 - US$237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Westin Playa Bonita Panama
Which popular attractions are close to The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Nearby attractions include Panama Canal (7.3 km), Casco Viejo (4.5 km), and Escape Room Panama (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Vespa, Santa Rita Casco Viejo, and Lessep's Bistro Café.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Westin Playa Bonita Panama have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Westin Playa Bonita Panama offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Westin Playa Bonita Panama offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.