The Westin Playa Bonita Panamá 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 Panamá City.

The $100 million beach hotel boasts 611 guest rooms, including 64 spacious suites and three deluxe Royale Suites, complete with ocean or tropical rainforest views.


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.)
Advisory On Site Covid Test - The price per person is $55.00 (antigen test).

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 and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
On Site Covid Test - The price per person is $55.00 (antigen test).
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 5051 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The sound of the Pacific

    This pkg was all inclusive for 3 nites. I reached before check-in time and a room was ready for me which made me very happy. Iris and her team were amazing, helpful and attentive. Shout out to the staff who greet you at the door and help with luggage and show you the room. My stayed was just after the high season, it was very quiet in the hotel. The hotel is few steps away from the Pacific and away from the main road. The lobby is big, beautiful and lot of seating area. My pkg started at 3pm, after 3pm., you can get snacks etc. The rooms used for eating are huge. Few pool bars and quite few restaurants. I did not try any of la carte restaurants. All my meals were buffet, they had Mexican fare twice. For breakfast, I tried the cassava puff, corn bread, I enjoyed the fresh watermelon juice and basil/pineapple juice. The restaurants Staff were attentive and courteous at all times. My room was spacious, had a balcony, and it is, ocean view. Cannot be more please. The bathroom is spacious with stand up rainforest shower and a separate bathtub with lots of towels, they even add a nice touch with mosquito repellents. Pkg with shower cap and hair tie. It was quiet where I was staying, no noise from pool etc. All you hear is the ocean. The bathroom and bedroom is separated by a wall with an opening in the middle, covered with a thin curtain, so privacy with a girlfriends? So you can see and hear someone in bathroom, this is in most hotels in Panama. This property is huge, there are many places to relax, quite few pools including a kids pool. I saw activity for kids, guess during the high season. They have exercising session during day, as for nite life, because off peak, during the weekends. The beach is share with two other hotels and condo. The beach is lovely, the water warm, clean and refreshing, no sea weeds. You can see ships clearly lining up in the Pacific. In the night it looked so beautiful. At the time of my stay, the red flag was up, but you can still enjoyed the ocean. I noticed you can kayak etc. The beach has lots of shells and you can see tiny hermit crabs. Shout out to the ice-cream shop staff, I really enjoyed the ice-creams. I would recommend a nite light, because the lamps are too bright in the nite.

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Panama, not so much

    The rooms are really great, the staff are all amazing and helpful. The down side is the hotel liquor is not real liquor. This is from someone who can only take 1 or 2 shots before i have to call it quits. i literally had 5 shot and not even felt mellow. Was this to get you to buy more liquor or is it a country requirement? The hotel did not have excursions. You had to go on yelp or trip advisor to find fun things to do, and pay for rides to and from everywhere. The beach was not an accessible beach you can swim in. That bit of info should have been upfront. I wanted a few quit days in the sand. Fun time with friends but won't go back.

    May 24, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our Visit

    This resort was ok nothing amazing to me. The food a la carta was extremely good and good portions always. Very presentable when walking in and rooms look good also. Except the pool, they look dirty and no maintenance. No beach, so keep the pools clean!!! If this is your main attraction why not keep it up to date. Also the SPA was the worse waste of money ever! Towels and bathrobe smelled terrible and disgusting. Instead of using glass cups for refreshment, they gave us plastic cups. Come on!!!! The 2 masseuse were good at least, they took good care of us and massaged us well… Miguel Hilbart was awesome! He was very help full and friendly. We couldn’t wait till his shift started so we can go to his areas. He always went above and beyond to makes us feel comfortable in any way possible. We were very pleased with him and some other staff.

    May 19, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice but not great

    The Westin Playa Bonita was a bit disappointing. The all inclusive package was confusing which was partly due to staff not fully explaining it. The resort did not offer much in terms of activities to join during the day or evening. I stayed at the Dreams resort just 1/2 mile down the road in 2019 and felt that experience was far superior - all inclusive package was straight forward, better security entering/exiting the property, different activity choices during the day and evenings and not as large as the Westin so less crowded.

    May 07, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    4/5 it could have been better

    Be aware that the food in the All Inclusive option isn't the best but at least is better than other fake all inclusive hotels in Panana City. Rooms are great and comfy Staff is good Drinks are good, but limited to the options you choose and pay for

    Apr 16, 2023
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