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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I traveled in late March to Panama and stayed at The Westin Playa Bonita. As soon as we walked into this absolutely beautiful hotel, we were greeted with very friendly staff. The location is wonderful with the ocean and beach right outside your door (past all their gorgeous pools). I found that the beach was best for shelling, I walked...

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Patricia L, Guest Relations Manager at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, responded to this review

Dear ngrubb, Warm greetings from the Westin Playa Bonita. Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your very positive comment. We are more than delighted to hear you enjoyed our facilities, the nice views and the friendly service of our colleagues. At all times, we try to give our best to make you feel comfortable...

Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Outstanding service. Beautiful property. With the exception of poolside, the service was uniformly outstanding throughout the hotel. We had particularly great service from Jahir Borco in the main buffet restaurant in the hotel. Poolside service not bad, but not as outstanding as what we found in other areas of thehotel.

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Patricia L, Guest Relations Manager at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, responded to this review

Dear melissakherbert, Thank you for the kind review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you back soon! My best regards, PL

Sudbury, Canada
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great hotel, very nice staff, lovely structure, amazing rooms. Dining rooms were spacious and well run. Excellent food choices. English was not an issue as all had a working knowledge. Felt very safe and secure. Free wifi. Wifi was good in the room and hotel property but spotty on the beach and at the pools. Clean facilities top to bottom....

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Patricia L, Guest Relations Manager at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, responded to this review

Dear jsr451211, Thank you for sharing this wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to know that our team served you well and provided you with such a memorable experience. We'll be sure to share your comments with Sue Garcia so she is aware of the positive effect she had on the beginning of your stay! We thank you again, and we can't...

Corona, California
Reviewed 20 April 2016

From the moment you arrive you're warmly greeted, the staff is courteous and very helpful. I visited the spa and had the best facial with Lina and massage with Damaris, the waiters at Asiana were fantastic, especially Eduardo Maverick and Yaustina.

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Patricia L, Guest Relations Manager at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, responded to this review

Dear calle9mel, It’s nice to hear good things about our associates. Thank you for recognizing in your comments to Lina, Damaris at the spa and Eduardo, Maverick and Yaustina in Asiana Restaurant. I agree that they are an integral part of the Westin Playa Bonita team. We want our guests to depart feeling renewed and I am pleased to know...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We stayed here two nights while on a tour of Panama. The overall experience was delightful. I read several negative reviews, but look at the dates! They have made changes. We found the wait staff to be engaging and on top of things. As part of our tour, we took our meals buffet style, so can't comment on the other...

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Patricia L, Guest Relations Manager at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, responded to this review

Dear Ccandfc, Thank you for such a wonderful review about your recent stay with us! We love being able to provide our guests with memorable experiences. We truly have a wonderful team in our property and we are lucky to have them. It’s good to know that you liked our ice cream parlor and you enjoyed your ride in kayak....

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 18 April 2016

First, the don't publicize that they offer an all inclusive, but when you arrive you find out you can't really eat or drink without it. So then you have to buy it for another $104 a day! This included the snack bar where you can eat all day. But they had 4 items everyday: Hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers and...

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Patricia L, Guest Relations Manager at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, responded to this review

Dear Chantal A, We have received your feedback and we are really worried of how disappointing your stay with us was. Your feedback has been shared with our GM, our Front Office Manager, and our F&B Director. They all shared your comments with their teams to improve the service to our guests. Our Management team is really interested in setting...

Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The Westin is a great location if you want to see Panama City, rain forest area and the Canal. This is a place to relax not to party. We found our favorite place near the pool under the palm tree's facing the beach. Cool breeze and being pampered by the staff was exacting what we wanted. No blaring DJ or...

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Patricia L, Guest Relations Manager at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne R, We would like to thank you for posting this nice review about our hotel, staff, facilities and know you took a good rest in our Heavenly Bed. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your accommodations. Thanks for the recommendations of our hotel and Panama for all our future visitors. We hope to host you near...

Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Westin Playa Bonita Panama Resort and it was absolutely wonderful! The lobby bar is outstanding... Although I wasn't ready to do karaoke quite yet. The hotel has 4 pools and some great restaurants. I would defiantly return. I was on a very high floor and has beautiful views. My room had a nice soaking tub...

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Patricia L, Guest Relations Manager at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, responded to this review

Dear Demi L, Thank you for sharing your review about your stay in Westin Playa Bonita, it´s always nice to know that you enjoyed your time at our hotel. I´m glad our staff was able to help you during your stay; I will share your comments with Maru. I assure you that she will be very happy to know your...

Toronto
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I’ve got to admit, it has taken me a while to write this review – we were there for a week in early March – two families with 4 adults/3 kids total. First of all, I want to compliment the staff at the hotel – there were very few instances where the staff were not fantastic. They have obviously been...

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Patricia L, Guest Relations Manager at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama, responded to this review

Dear JohninTO, Thank you for staying with us at Westin Playa Bonita. I appreciate and wish to thank you for the kind comments intended for Richard at the pool area. This encourages our team members to work even harder and consistently delight our guests. On the other hand, I am sorry that we fell below your expectations particularly in the...

Foster City, California (San Francisco Area)
Reviewed 14 April 2016

The Westin is in a great location, in the rain forest area but 20 minutes by cab to Panama City. This was a very impressive resort with multiple pools and fronting on the beach. There was lots of free activities such as pool aerobics, zumbla classes, movies (with free popcorn), extra. I saw that they had kayaks but was not...

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Dear hpisles, Thank you for sharing this wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to know that our team served you well and provided you with such a memorable experience. We'll be sure to share your comments with Ismael Da Sedas so he is aware of the positive effect he had on your stay! We thank you again, and we can't wait to...

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Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

Address: Road to Veracruz Km 6, Panama City, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Panama City
Price Range: $209 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Westin Playa Bonita Panama 5*
Number of rooms: 611
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Also Known As:
The Westin Playa Bonita Panama Hotel Panama City
The Westin Playa Bonita Panama Panama City
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#6 Spa Hotel in Panama City
#9 Luxury Hotel in Panama City
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“I recommend trying local beer”
 of 5 bubbles kansas1982, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room overlooking the pool and ocean for the best views.”
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“Sea views are far superior to the car park misery views.”
 of 5 bubbles 965rebeccan, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We faced the ocean (pool side) and were very happy with the balcony and the views!”
 of 5 bubbles geckoroxxx, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you get an ocean view because the "city view" overlooks a parking lot and the high way.”
 of 5 bubbles Bayliner4588, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
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