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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Food and service were excellent. The staff is very friendly and helfpful. Great hike to San Lorenzo Castle from the hotel. About 12 miles round trip. Lots to see and do. It seems like there is a party every night with the people from the yachts. Great swiming pool if you don't want to walk to the beach. There are...

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Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 22 March 2013

A true hidden gem! The food at the restaurant has been top notch, Chris and the entire crew have been nothing but accommodating. With breathtaking views of the marina, and all the amenities, this place should be your stop before traveling the canal. Not many places can offer a scenic jungle hike with all the wildlife you would expect, historic...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 11 March 2013

THe place is nice, specially if you can sit by the boats. Not very clean do... I went with my husband and two children after visiting the amazing expansion of the Canal. We went to this place, and had to wait more than 2 hours to be served! The waiter tried but apparently he can not control what happens in...

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Chris Y, General Manager at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, We would like to start off by saying you are exactly right about your experience, this was not only disappointing but embarrassing for us to deliver you service like this. It is our mission to indulge you in every aspect of your dining experience. As a first time guest in our restaurant we would love the opportunity to...

London, UK
Reviewed 8 March 2013

We came here as we had been Colon on the Panama Canal (scenic) railway and then onto the Gatun Locks and were in desperate need of something to do to kill a couple of hours before our train departed for Panama City. We were glad we did. The approach to the marina did not give a good impression. But the...

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Chris Y, General Manager at Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your feedback, it is always appreciated, and always a delight to hear from our guests!!!

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 26 February 2013

The rooms are very comfortable, clean and quiet. Beds are very comfy. Plenty of storage and causually elegant. You can choose a jungle view or a water view. The water view is great for sitting on your privet balcony and watching the activity of the "yachties" in the marina. From very large motor yachts to the smaller boats of the...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 15 January 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at the Shelter Bay Marina Hotel last weekend to participate in the Sherman Triathlon. Our stay was pleasant from start to finish. Our rooms were really great, with all of the nicest ammenities. Our balcony overlooked the boats in the marina and we could enjoy the cool ocean breeze. The pool area is also...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Marina Hotel has the best location in the Colon port area. With an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean, this boutique hotel shines for its service and great location. Make sure you book a room with a view, it's beautiful to watch the sunrise and set everyday. Ask for Chris!

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Cancun, Mexico
Reviewed 11 January 2013

Chris and the entire team at the marina/hotel were so delightful to us as we prepared for the launch of our sailboat. The food, room, atmosphere and drinks were excellent. Shelter Bay has a real personal touch to make your stay memorable. Be sure to hike nearby for lots of aligator, sloth, monkey, etc sightings!

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 5 January 2013

My family stayed at the Marina Hotel for a few days for the New Year weekend, all of us occupied 7 rooms and were very impressed, the rooms are spotless and very pleasant. We had the Marina view and a balcony. We all felt comfortable and the service was excellent. One afternoon they prepared a fun activity for the family...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 27 December 2012

We are staying at the Shelter Bay Marina and so cannot comment on the Hotel but as far as the restaurant... for the Holidays and are having a wonderful time with all the good food and events planned by Chris: December 21 end of the Mayan calendar meal special with live music by the Shelter Belters and 12 days of...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
As the name suggests, the Shelter Bay Marina Hoteloverlooks the picturesque Shelter Bay Marina in the old FortSherman area, at the edge of the Fort San Lorenzo NationalPark. Easily found just a few minutes’ drive after crossing theGatun Locks at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal,where the jungle is our back door and the ocean our front.The Hotel offers just the right balance of peace and quiet,with an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You canwalk around at dusk and see monkeys playing in the trees,colorful toucans flying and the most tranquil of sloths relaxingalong with the wide diversity of flora you might expect from aprimary rain forest. We are just 15 minutes from Fort SanLorenzo and walking distance from Playa Diablo. Whether it isa weekend escape to relax and enjoy the views, or acomfortable room while your yacht is being repaired, theShelter Bay Marina Hotel is right where you need it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay

Address: 30 Butner St., Fort Sherman, Panama
Region: Panama > Colon Province > Fort Sherman
Price Range: $149 - $217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“You definitely want a room with "Marina View".”
JohnT620, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Odd-numbered rooms face the ocean/marina. Even numbers face the parking lot.”
wuapinmon, 23 Mar 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are upstairs. As with any foreign place, watch out for the water and that includes ice, unwashed fruits and veggies. Just stick with bottled anything, well cooked everything and wash your hands a lot!!”
645freds, 12 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Rooms facing the marina are best”
jax400, 1 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Small hotel, so all rooms are the same, though the ones which front the marina (and not back parking lot) are surely the prettier rooms for sunsets and good ocean breeze.”
120nancyj, 12 Nov 2013 | Read review
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