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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

Km 6 Camino a Veracruz Playa Bonita Village, Panama City Panama
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#4 of 123 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
Breakfast in the room
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Snack bar
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
Sun terrace
ATM on site
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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lizap52018 wrote a review Yesterday
Campton, Kentucky15 contributions5 helpful votes
Let me start off by saying I HATE to write bad reviews. I truly do. In fact, I’ve only ever written a few in my life and things have to be glaringly awful to warrant negativity about a travel experience. Secondly, the issues I bring up really have nothing to do with COVID. This place has been falling into disrepair a long time before COVID. As others have said, the staff is doing the best they can with what they’ve been given and the policies they’ve been told to put in place. I don’t fault them at all. This resort was probably a 5-star resort 10-15 years ago but not anymore. We regularly stay at 5-star resorts and this was no where near up to those standards. The exterior of the building is falling apart. Paint is falling off the building in large chunks. Tiles are coming out of the pools in big sections. The beach is covered in trash. Two of the pools needed to be shocked BADLY they were so cloudy. The outdoor furniture is falling apart and the cabanas are rotting away. One elevator has buttons that don’t work and the entire resort phone system was down forcing guests to use WhatsApp to communicate. Our room had mold growing in it, several outlets that didn’t work and dirty sheets on the bed (to their credit the staff immediately changed the sheets when notified) This resort has 6 restaurants. Only one of them was open. That wouldn’t be so bad if the food was delicious. It’s not. I’ve been known to pay up for quality food and I’ll do so gladly if it’s worth the experience. This was not. In fact, I find a lunch buffet that costs $23 per person plus the cost of your drink ridiculous when the only thing worth eating on the entire buffet is fresh fruit and a sad little salad with no protein. This is clearly an area where the company has cut corners and limited options for guests nickel and dimeing them at every turn. The quality of the room service food was worse. Again, no fault of the staff and I place the blame squarely on the shoulders of the company for setting their employees and guests up for failure. I could go on and on about the quality of the food and drinks here (and yes, it’s entirely possible to get a gross cocktail) but suffice to say we won’t be back. In fact we are leaving three days early and going to an ACTUAL 5-star hotel. Don’t get suckered like we did. Beware the Westin Playa Bonita and remember our cautionary tale.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Steve I wrote a review Jun. 14
Pickerington, Ohio, United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
Read a lot about this hotel good and bad. But with lack of staff they are doing best they can! Overall our experience was excellent! With only 1 restaurant out of 5 open that was fine with us. Besides we caught taxis into town to eat a few of the days. If you are going expecting the usual Westin experience it won’t happen here. Covid really took a toll but they are trying absolute best they can. Amazing pools, beach front ( kinda rocky and rough not pearly white sand) and the view looking at all the ships lined up to enter the canal was awesome. Jesus and Joel were excellent bartenders ( would make a lot of money if they were in a Vegas casino)! Loved those guys! It was probably one of our best vacations and we will be back again!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Crazy driving for sure! Expect rain at periods of your trip. Plan your Covid test early. And just...
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BagLadyAtl wrote a review Jun. 5
Atlanta, Georgia87 contributions105 helpful votes
Wonderful staff and terrific memories made here. We have been here for 5 days and it really has felt so much longer. Wonderful place to relax with the family. The staff had been wonderful. We had a terrific suite on the 16th floor overlooking the ocean. Truly lovely.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Busy on weekends
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Chelala wrote a review May 2021
40 contributions11 helpful votes
Good and clean, good attention, top option near to Panama, City. Good health compliance for the pandemic Special shout out to Nilka, she took good care of my family, and did magic although these are difficult times. Thank you Nilka
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Date of stay: February 2021
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LaShawn F wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The outside of the hotel needs some maintenance but the rooms are satisfactory. Now this is the reason that I am giving it a 1. I understand that COVID is in effect but I think the resort cut cost in areas that it should have not cut cost. The food selection and hospitality was non-existent. I felt it was more like a motel than a resort. I had to go out and get something to eat every day. The pool was well maintain but felt that the "resort" allowed the local to utilize the pool area because I saw people get in their car with panama tags leave. Did not expect this from a Westin.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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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 Casco Viejo (7.5 km), Cinta Costera (7.8 km), and Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador) (6.0 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 Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Fonda Lo Que Hay, and Super Gourmet.
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.