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The Westin Playa Bonita Panama

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Km 6 Camino a Veracruz Playa Bonita Village, Panama City Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 126 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
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Aerobics
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
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
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 terrace
Sun umbrellas
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
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Kim C wrote a review 22 Jan
Knoxville, Tennessee32 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel and pool were beautiful. The room was very clean and nice. Housekeeping was hit or miss, sometimes you got towel,hand towels and wash clothes and sometime you didn’t. Sometimes they restock mini refrigerator, coffee and cups but most of the time we had to call front desk for service.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Roger Sterling wrote a review 3 Jan
Miami, Florida12 contributions37 helpful votes
We came here to escape the doldrums within our Panama City apartment life, replete with street noise and fireworks volleys throughout the holiday wee morning hours. The resort shocked me with a complementary suite upgrade and a functional Executive Lounge! A joy to encounter a hotel that’s not hiding behind COVID protocols to shutter its amenities in the hopes of cutting costs! The pools are beautiful and the staff professional. Within Panamá there are two US name brand resorts - The Marriott Buenaventura and Westin Playa Bonita. Both have pathetic beaches (for some reason the beautiful parts of the Panamá coastline remain undeveloped), yet the prices, pools, and service at the Playa Bonita outstrip the expensive, mosquito ridden Marriott Buenaventura. Furthermore, the Buenaventura management is unwelcoming and argumentative with guests. Well done Playa Bonita!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It appears that there was a large NYE party, which would’ve likely been a bad time for a family...
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Awilda R wrote a review 3 Jan
New Jersey2 contributions1 helpful vote
Clean and very nice hotel. Food was cold most of the time. The reception staff was very slow and did not provide the correct information. After paying about $1,000 per person per 4-night all-inclusive stay, they explained to us that the farewell party included certain things for an additional $150, but the reality was different. They didn’t want to include bottled water at the party place. (They wanted us to go inside the hotel every time) unacceptable! (We were 12 people) I was in the lobby for 1 hour (missing the party and time with my family) and the manager could not solve anything, since he only repeated what he claims was included but did not show his face for what his employees misexplained. After an hour of waiting he agreed to provide a discount for the additional children we paid for... Upon returning to the party area where my family was, the event manager Carolina had the nerve to stop us at the door to say that she could not grant any discounts to which the manager Armando hotel had already offered as a “solution”. We explained that we had already talked to the manager and that he had agreed to this to what she then asked us if we were going to withdraw from the party for accepting the discount, I replied no because he didn’t offer a refund for the adults that we paid for to what then she asked if I was going to remove the children from the party ... really??? insensitive much?!! The night was ruined for us, worst part, it’s wasn’t just any night... it ruined New Year’s Eve party. We were miserable and in a bad mood for about two hours without being able to enjoy the party. Recommendation: -Properly train employees -Provide in writing what each package includes -Honor the packages sold -And if an employee is wrong, assume the responsibility (that’s what admin salaries are for ) Room tip: I recommend that you only buy a stay and pay for consumption instantly. It is not worth buying packages since when it comes to honoring no one knows
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: I recommend that you only buy a stay and pay for consumption instantly. It is not worth buying...
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Bob M wrote a review 2 Jan
Toronto, Canada86 contributions23 helpful votes
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Here is an objective review of this property for travelers with sunwing all inclusive 1. Rooms are nice and modern Some issues, No hairdryer Some rooms are larger those that face forest and those that face ocean are smaller. That includes bathroom and shower too. Some rooms have no hand shower. Those that on the ocean side had them. TV is 40 inch 2. Buffet Dinner Good quality food Choice of meat, fish, salads and side dishes. Wine good choices to choose from daily. Lunch Good choices of food as well. Beer and wine of your choice Breakfast Reasonable choice of food. Limited variety. Some issues, Not a good quality dessert. Limited choice of cheeses or none for days. Poor quality local yogurt No ice cream ever 3. A la carte Very very good food and choice. 5 start Cannot say enough. Food delicious Decor very nice Service very good 3 tickets per room per week 4. Beach Poor Sand harsh with shells Painful to walk on. The tides are big as expected expose rocks 50m off the shore. Sting Ray is a real danger Several individuals got stung during our visit. Ocean is warm and mostly calm 5. Entertainment Doesn't exist 6. Sport and activities Poor Available two balls Two sets of beach rackets Not non motorized water sports available One company rents paddle boards for 25$us per hour 7. Gym Good quality 4 stars 6. Other activities Poor Two pool tables Two ping pong tables With bad rackets and pool cue. 7. Pool 3 starts The floor is damaged with many tiles missing. Enough chairs and covers but it was not a busy time Area is clean Inspite of sign no smoke People are smoking freely 7. Bar Poor Local drinks with limited choices to about 6 8. Snack bar Poor Only one menu Burger Hotdog French fries Nacho Everything else is for a fee. 9. Other Beach volleyball net Poor Spa Good Parking For 4$/day Wifi free Good strong signal Most tourists are from latin America Sunwing rep was never here. They mentioned that they should give us into talk but nobody gave us time or day. New year party was for a fee $100/person 10. Front desk Was mostly polite and helful 4 starts
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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D_Train_Traveler wrote a review Dec 2021
Hamilton22 contributions20 helpful votes
We are currently on a 2 week vacation at the Westin Playa Bonita by Panama City. Staying on an All Inclusive Package through Sunwing. The food, pools and drinks are fantastic and are what you would expect from a Westin or Marriott Hotel. The rooms are modern, spacious and comfortable. There are plenty of bars open on the property, games tables and a gym are available on site. ****The outdoor masking requirement at the pool bar is a huge concern and with it being 30 plus degrees, water being splashed everywhere in the pools and having to put one on outside after getting out of the pool or to be served in the pool is a huge concern. This is a very dangerous requirement as this is un-hygenic, unsanitary and a risk to our health and safety. I my self have already experienced an infection which landed me in hospital for treatment in another similar setting. This outdoor pool bar masking requirement needs urgent evaluation and those who have similiar concerns must be accommodated. It would be appreciated of Hotel Management to address this as soon as possible. Staff are masked and serve behind glass. For those who share similar concerns to outdoor masking, I strongly recommend choosing another resort and destination.**** If the above wasn't an issue, this is a fantastic resort. I thank management for their immediate action to address the above.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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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), Dress Like Panama (7.4 km), and Cinta Costera (7.8 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 Santa Rita Casco Viejo, Pedro Mandinga Rum, and Fonda Lo Que Hay.
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.