Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional Values
Extra Values: Buffet Breakfast included daily.

This 100 million dollar property was conceived as a contemporary luxury oasis, the personification of its destination, where natural serenity meets industrial glamour. The resort 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 within easy reach of the metropolitan capital of Panam‡ City. This family-friendly vacation will provide relaxation and entertainment for the entire clan.

Find a journey of culinary delights and moments to savor. Enjoy the eight restaurants and lounges throughout the hotel. Beautifully decorated and serving up excellent service, the styles range from family-friendly, upbeat, and festive, relaxed, elegant, and casual contemporary. The contemporary, comfortable, and spacious rooms are designed to refresh you and awaken your senses and feature Westin's signature Heavenly Bed¨ and Heavenly Bath¨ amenities.

Recharge by strolling the one and a quarter miles of beautiful Pacific Ocean golden sand beach; energize in the Westin WORKOUT¨ featuring a full array of state-of-the-art exercise equipment. The hotel also boasts three freshwater infinity edge pools, swim-up bar, Westin Kids' Club¨ and a children's pool. If you are feeling adventurous, you will enjoy an array of aquatic activities as well.

Discover the country's rich heritage at the historical Casco Antiguo, visit the scenic Amador Causeway, modern shopping centers and casinos in Panama City. Nearby you can explore one of the region's natural riches, Punta Bruja Nature Reserve. Additional activities for nature lovers include fishing off the islands of Las Perlas, whale watching in the Pacific Ocean, and bird watching. All are sure to be enchanted by all the other fauna and flora that this tropic offers.


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


Hotel Details

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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 star tripadvisor rating Based on 4390 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    lovely hotel by the beach

    Of the 2 hotels in Playa Bonita, I chose Westin as it has garnered much better reviews than Dreams. I had no regrets choosing the Westin. I booked the ocean view Executive Room that came with the lounge access. The hotel is large and has many restaurants (though not all are open all the time). My room was on level 18 (club level) with a good view of the Pacific Ocean. I could also see the ships lining up waiting for their turn to get into the Panama Canal. The room is very spacious with a large bathroom (it has a large window connecting the bathroom to the room (without the presence of a glass panel). Slippers and bathrobe were provided and it has a handheld shower head. Ample amenities were given too. The lounge is large and spacious with ample sunlight from the glass (overlooking the ocean) and serves a reasonably good selection of items during the evening cocktail and breakfast in the morning. The hotel has a very large swimming pool and one can also swim in the ocean as well (but the waters don't look as clear as those in Caribbean Sea). For those with good appetite, one can opt for the all-inclusive plan during their stay (not cheap). Although most staff speaks English, getting something over the phone can be a little challenging. I needed a kettle to boil water and I had a lot of trouble getting one.

    Jun 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A great hotel during the week

    Westin Playa Bonita is a beautiful resort. Our first time in Panama and will not be the last.We stayed from 6/11 thru 6/18. We stayed on the club level floor over looking the ocean. Gorgeous view. Everyone was great but we want to recognize 2 hotel staff. The first one is Felix the bell staff that works evenings. What a great person. The first night we got in, my wife needed some alkaline water. She and my son drink this water for medical reasons. Not only did he help us get some but volunteered to purchase at specialty store which he did. Wow! What a life saver! Every night my son wanted to make a point to see him when we came back to the resort. Felix was always personable and made all of us feel like family. He is customer service oriented. Please recognize him for us please. The other was the life guard Marebel. While at the pool she always made it a point to singled us out and greeted us and ask how everything was. That was nice we thought. Transportation is expensive. As we never used UBER before, we found it to be the most economic way to get around the island and most importantly safe. Cars are small. This is a great value for 1 to 3 adults. When we travel again to Panama, we will stay during the week as it is more crowded with locals during the weekends. My suggestion is to pay extra for the club level as they serve a good breakfast in the morning and the cocktail hour is one of the best I have seen. Food at the hotel was fine. I highly recommend the Pacifico restaurant. The Starfish restaurant I would not recommend. The weather was great and did not rain during our stay except 1 night. Will Definitely stay at the Westin Playa Bonita again next year. 5 🌟! Thank you all for making our trip a great one.

    Jun 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best hotel and spa!!!

    LOVED LOVED LOVED the bedroom. We got welcomed with a balloon since we have status, and also a fruit basket! The hospitality from everyone was super wlecoming! The bed (you can sleep like FOREVER) lol. The food was good, desserts not too much but I didn’t have space for dessert anyways, so didn’t care about it. Spa was amazing, specially my LOVELY MASSEUSE, Yanicelis. Super kind, very friendly, knowledgeable, and definitely will make you relax! Loved every second of my experience in the Westin!

    Jun 15, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Panamanians are welcoming!

    Westin playa Bonita is a lovely resort on the outskirts of Old Town Panama City, Casco Viejo. Resort and spa are great, accommodations lovely, the beach, pacific ocean, appeared man-made and not very wide, but was good non-the less. Highlight, the people, handsdown. Gracious, hospitable, fun, hard working, every where we went. Loved Casco Viejo, did not spend time in downtown Panama City, a major downtown city environment. Panama Canal totally worth a visit. Would love to get to the Carribean and Atlantic sides of the country one day.

    Jun 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Hotel in Panama.

    I was there for a week with my family and loved it. It’s been over a month since we were in Panama, and my daughter is still talking about it. We all absolutely loved the hotel, the food and the service. Thank you for taking care of us. A special shout out to our housekeeper Kixsi, one of the best housekeeping service we have ever experienced; and another special shout out to Ivan (bell) and Carnelio (FD) for their incredible service and attention to detail.

    Jun 12, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519