What We Love

  • 4 on-site infinity pools create an unforgettably luxurious vacation vibe.  The swim-up bar is an added bonus for those looking to enhance their pool-time fun.

Things to Know

  • The Westin Playa Bonita gives you the serenity found on a golden sandy beach and awesome pools, and the adventure found at nearby excursions, all on the same trip.
Looking for the best of both worlds? The Westin Playa Bonita offers guests the "whole package". Whether you are looking for serenity, adventure or something in between, the Westin Playa Bonita is the ideal choice for spending quality time in paradise.

Enjoy the feeling of seclusion while lying on the golden sand.  Or, head away from the beach and surround yourself with the cool comfort of the lush, tropical rain forest. If you're ready to mingle with the locals, channel your inner culture junkie and head out to explore the rich history of Panama that lies just beyond the resort. 

Located only 20 minutes from bustling Panama City, the Westin allows you to live off the beaten path but offers a quick road back to the city lights if you're ready to reconnect. 


Beach – Playa Bonita
Panama City, Panama - Tocumen International Airport (PTY) : 5 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2011
Accessible rooms: 1
Floors: 22
Total rooms: 611


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information* Panama imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Alcohol is restricted Thursday, midnight at 12:00am to Saturday, midnight at 12:00am. -Music is banned in Discos and public places. (AI resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol and play music within the resort.)

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 4776 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst experience at Marriott family hotels

    This was one of the worst experiences at a hotel in recent memory. It killed a weekend meant to celebrate a friends wedding and relax. 1. Most the staff did not speak English: We had to communicate with the valet through her phone on a translation app. When we requested a cab it was clear she was texting them and quoted ridiculously high prices we ended up having to negotiate each time. 2. None of the house keeping staff spoke English and as a result my room was only cleaned once in 4 days. 3. Hostess at restaurant, no English. Used a phrase written down that said " the buffet is $32.00 and does not include drinks" we were seated at 10:15pm. After starting our first plate of food the waitress walked over and informed us they were breaking down the buffet. We were not told this or we would of not eaten there. 4. Requested seaside view and ended up with a "jungle" view. The second day my room smelled so bad of mildew I had to ask to be moved. 5. Our first day at the pool we were told by a camera crew shooting a corona commercial that we were not allowed in certain areas of the pool/poolside area. 6. I had a friend come in on an early flight who arrived at 5am. We planned to have breakfast and head over to the other resort to help set up for the wedding. The security gate refused her access, I was told an extra guest fee was $150.00 and unless I agreed they would not let her in the gate. I argued she was coming for breakfast in preparation for a wedding and not staying at the hotel. They refused and literally held her hostage until I signed a form and agreed to pay $150. She had to walk up a long road/hill to the hotel. It was incredibly embarrassing. Several other friends at the hotel had guests from other hotels come through at different hours of the night/early morning with NO issue. I informed the manager upon checking out and ended up having to argue with her for 20 mins to have the $150 refunded. This left a bad taste for the entire Marriott brands as they’ve yet to follow up with any resolution or simple apology. Stay away, better options closer to the hot spots. Highly recommend the hotel next door or hard rock downtown.

    May 01, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Shortened stay because of Covid-19

    We were scheuled to be there a week but our stay was shortened by 4 days. During our three days we had a very enjoyable stay. The room was excellent, the breakfast and evening buffets were very enjoyable and filling. The settings were small enough that we got to know several of the families as we shared our meals. Because there were many outdoor pools crowding was never an issue.

    Apr 13, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very nice resort

    Nice beautiful resort on beach with great views. Nice vacation spot for family, beautiful views, pools, close enough to Panama City for tours & sightseeing. Excellent service from friendly staff (Ismael). Will return.

    Mar 27, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Simply Amazing!

    We stayed here for two nights as part of a Caravan tour. It was all inclusive. The buffet meals were very good. The staff all were friendly and helpful. The multiple pools were so nice for swimming. The beach was lovely but quite windy. The room was very clean and comfortable.

    Mar 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Extremely clean and a fantastic hotel!!

    The Westin Playa Bonita is a stunning hotel that is extremely clean and spotless. The employees are extremely nice and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay and we look forward to returning back. We had a green view room on the 17th floor and we loved it. The hotel has multiple pools to choose from, lots of chairs to select from. The pools were nice and clean many to choose from. We really enjoyed the buffet, lots to choose from and high quality food something for everyone. The ice cream place was a nice touch as well. There are hammocks and circle beds around the pool area which was nice. The rooms were very nice, and we had a balcony. The beds in the room were the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in a hotel before, we slept so well. The only thing that this hotel lacks is entertainment in the evenings, its nice to see a show of some sorts to show the culture of Panama and dancing etc. There were a few nights were there was karaoke in a conference room that was empty, no one knew about it. Other people that stayed in the hotel at the same time as us also mentioned that they would have liked a entertainment show of sorts as a option have after eating dinner. The a-la-cart dinners were extremely good., you won't leave hungry. The Tierra y Fuego restaurant (the steak house) was out of this world. extremely good. The service at this restaurant was excellent. Our server Yamileth L. went above and beyond to give us good service. She got our order correct the first time. She checked with us several times to see how the meal was and what she can do for us. The meal was delicious. She was very pleasant and professional dealing with us throughout our meal. We really enjoyed our experience at the Tierra y Fuego restaurant with her. We will defiantly come back to the Westin hotel next time we come to Panama!! We loved our stay.

    Mar 20, 2020