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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Aerobics
Babysitting
Car park
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
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HonduranHoustans wrote a review Apr 15
Pearland, Texas92 contributions24 helpful votes
The Westin Club (Piso 19) was our favorite place to visit. Marilyn Gonzalez made each night special by providing great service and always had a smile to greet us. Each evening she introduced us to local desserts like the Oreo and chocolate cakes. My husband and I have found our new favorite country to visit and our fantastic worker, Marilyn, at the Westin. We were celebrating my birthday and it was delightful! ¡Gracias!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not busy at all! Enjoyed the tranquility!! As Titanium members we enjoyed the buffet breakfast...
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gerrets2015 wrote a review Apr 15
Bad Elster, Deutschland5 contributions2 helpful votes
In January this year we stood close to 2 weeks in this hotel. I am a Titanium-Member with Marriott BonVoy and have a lot of experience with these family hotels. We had to leave Panama 1 day earlier and we were told that this one night will be credited to my credit card within 14 days. That was on the 24th of January! Now we have the 15th of April and I am STILL waiting on this credit. And nobody really cares at this hotel. In other Marriott family hotels a credit back to a credit card is done in a matter of days. My last email to this hotel is unanswered for 14 days. Shame on that service!!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Tom D wrote a review Apr 5
17 contributions4 helpful votes
Overall a good experience - special recognition for Marilyn in the Westin Concierge Lounge on 19 and to Linda O in Guest Relations who made extra efforts to make our stay enjoyable. This hotel has a great location, views, and pools. The service was 50 - 50, some hit or miss. Overall the food needs lots of improvement.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Pippa J wrote a review Apr 1
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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama offers a luxurious escape with stunning ocean views, impeccable service, and spacious accommodations. The resort boasts top-notch amenities, including multiple pools, gourmet dining options, and a serene spa. Perfect for both relaxation and adventure seekers alike.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HappyFamily43082 wrote a review Apr 1
Westerville, Ohio384 contributions213 helpful votes
From a Marriott Titanium Perspective -- We reserved adjoining rooms (king and two queens for our teenaged boys) for four nights through Delta Vacations. The beds were very comfortable, although the king room lacked bathroom privacy. The balconies were nice. We chose not to do the all-inclusive plan. Although I did not ask the cost, we did not feel like we needed it. We had access to the club lounge as Titanium guests, and breakfast was provided with our Delta package. Meals prices at the hotel were comparable to a mid-range restaurant in the Midwest; drinks were much cheaper. Overall, food was good. The a la carte restaurants stagger their opening nights, so plan ahead when making reservations. The pools were never crowded, and we had no problem finding lounge chairs together. The swim-up bar was closed a few days, but bar staff circulated at the pools. This is the only beach near Panama City. Enjoy the water view, but lower your expectations on swimming in the ocean. Instead take an excursion to the Pacific. We booked private tours through TAO Travel 365, and we were not disappointed. It's an easy Uber ride into the city. We did a walking food tour of Casco Viejo through Viator. We appreciated the quiet and pools at Playa Bonita after spending time in the city. After four days, we transferred to the Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection hotel through Marriott. Our ToursByLocals guide Mario G transported us there after our tour of the Miraflores Locks (also highly recommended).
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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time2travel4fun wrote a review Mar 2024
Ontario, Canada75 contributions149 helpful votes
We have been to the Westin Playa Conchal in Costa Rica, and were expecting something a little bit similar. Were slightly disappointed since this location is a little more "weathered" looking in spots. What's GOOD: (1) Room was spacious (king-Ocean View) with a balcony and clean. Love the Westin beds & pillows! (2) Staff - the people here are incredibly friendly!!! Whether you're in the restaurants, pools, lobby...they are always greeting you with a smile. "Ana" in the "Tierra y Fuego" restaurant was AMAZING each time we ate there. (* One older woman with glasses on the front desk was the only one who was always less than helpful or friendly) (3) Food - the food was so good! Even at the Pacifica buffet (which had themed nights) was always fresh, different and plentiful. The steak house (Tierra y Fuego) was amazing as well! (4) Pools - lots of them! There were 3 adults and 1 especially for small children. (*only issue was swim up by was closed for 2 days). There were also 2 VERY small hot tubs. (5) Tours - the tour company with Sunwing never showed up for the welcome meeting, so we used the tour desk in the lobby (Panamazing). They were awesome! We do 3 great tours with them. (6) Location - close to a lot of the attractions/tours. What's NOT SO GOOD: (1) Restaurants - BEWARE "all inclusive". There must be 6 or 7 different coloured wrist bands and we found out "all inclusive" here was not what we are used to. There are 3 "a la carte" restaurants, which are limited during your stay. Because of that, there are not enough choices and the "Oceanica" was never open at all. Plus, they kept changing the times for Pacifica breakfast & lunches, with one time posted in the elevators and at reception, and another on the door. (2) Beach /water - there is no beach here. It's ALL shells! Thousands of tiny shells that make it hard to walk on and definitely no laying out there! The water is the Pacific ocean, and its brown & green. And VERY rocky. When the tide goes out you see just how rocky. You definitely don't go here or the ocean/beach. (3) Location - if you land at Rio Hato Airport (as Sunwing does) prepare for a 2 hours bus ride!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You don't go here for the beach.
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Dear time2travel4fun, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the Tripadvisor family. We are sorry to hear that your recent visit did not live up to your expectations. We take all feedback seriously and appreciate your honest feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience or frustration you may have experienced. We have addressed your specific concerns to the relevant departments to make things right and so that we can further analyze your experience to prevent them from occurring in the future. Thank you again for your feedback and for choosing us. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future. Sincerely, Guest Relations Staff
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Donna S wrote a review Mar 2024
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Westin is a little out of the way but it was exactly what we were looking for. We had access to the club lounge and Marilyn was wonderful and very friendly. We also scheduled several tours at the tour desk and the staff was very friendly. The pools were nice and there was plenty of lounge chairs. I would totally come back.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Randy W wrote a review Mar 2024
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We thoroughly enjoyed this resort! The food at all of the restaurants was excellent and readily available. Four pools - all beautiful! Our room was very comfortable and large. Having a deck off the room was an added benefit, and wonderfully relaxing. All staff we encountered were friendly, courteous, and helpful. The only thing I can even think of for improvement is that the male staff member (male) who led aqua aerobics one day kind of made it up as he went along! The other (female) who led the other day was outstanding! I would stay here again and will tell our family and friends about this resort!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Rob G wrote a review Mar 2024
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
This place was very cool. Although it is a hotel rather than a typical all inclusive resort, it manages to check most of the usual boxes you would expect. Most staff were super helpful and kind and did their best to communicate with the language barrier. A big shout out to Samira and the Animation (activity) crew for being full of energy and keeping things exciting for our two kids (8 & 10) Bartenders were great. Front desk was great. Food was phenomenal. The steakhouse was unreal. The beach is hot or miss depending on the tide, but there is usually some point during the day where you can go for a dip in the Ocean. Would definitely come here again and recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Conferences were coming and going through our stay and never did anything seem overly busy....
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Wander31853778064 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Awesome pool. Grounds were very beautiful, great service. Great experience. Food just average, however fairly good selection, Would say on average great hotel, would stay here again. Rooms very spacious and clean. Everyone very polite and helpful
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Date of stay: March 2024
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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 Casco Viejo (7.5 km), Dress Like Panama (7.4 km), and Panamá Barcrawl (7.4 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 secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caleta, La Pulpería - Casco Antiguo, and Ammi Skybar.
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 airport transportation?
Yes, The Westin Playa Bonita Panama offers airport transportation 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.
Are pets allowed at The Westin Playa Bonita Panama?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Westin Playa Bonita Panama offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.