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The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City

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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Discover The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Santa Maria, a luxury resort located in Panama City, Panama and a five-star urban resort delivering exceptional service. Our experiences are top-notch here as well. Escape to a beautiful guest room or suite, and take in the views of the surrounding Championship Nicklaus Design golf course. Our resort features a spa, three restaurants and more.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Golf course
Mini golf
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Car hire
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Jennifer wrote a review 2 Apr
6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a beautiful hotel. Checking in is always pleasurable. Isaac is usually here when we come. He is most pleasant, fun to chat with, and very accommodating. The buffet breakfast at this hotel is incredibly fresh and varied. Best one in Panama City
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Room Tip: Enjoy the breakfast buffet. Golf course is exquisite!
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HappyFamily43082 wrote a review 1 Apr
Westerville, Ohio384 contributions213 helpful votes
Marriott Titanium Reviewer - We booked four nights at the Westin Playa Bonita, followed by four nights at the Santa Maria through Delta Vacations. We booked a king room and a room with two queens for our 16 and 17 year old boys; our rooms were on the same floor. As Titanium members, we were compensated with breakfast buffets for two of us each morning, although we were surprised to be billed for two guests. This was probably the best breakfast buffet we have had as Titanium guests, and the price for the other two was reasonable for the quality of food. We booked this hotel specifically so that my husband and boys could golf. Unfortunately, there was a junior tournament at the course, so tee times were limited to late afternoon. It would have been helpful if this information was available on the website, as we would have adjusted the order of our stay. Because their golf time was limited, they decided to rent clubs and arranged this ahead of time. However, when they arrived at the course, no rentals were available! The club was able to make it up to my husband and son and reserved a tee time the following day and managed to find them Calloway clubs. Watch out for alligators on the course! Our best meal in Panama was at the steakhouse! Service was excellent, and the food was delicious. Uber rides into the city are easy to arrange. We took an Uber to the Multiplaza one day and to Panama Viejo another). There is a plaza next door that is convenient for purchasing snacks. We scheduled two private tours through TAO 365 (Isla Grande Panama – Caribbean Island Hopping & Portobelo Fort with Ana and Ocean-to-Ocean Panama Canal Jungle & Monkey Tour with Mario) and enjoyed both of those. We used Mario G with ToursByLocals to tour the Miraflores Locks and transfer from the Playa Bonia; he was very professional and drove a large, comfortable SUV.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Contact the golf course before booking to ensure tee times are available as this course is one of...
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Wander360085 wrote a review Mar 2024
Arlington, Virginia62 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed here at the end of our Panamá spring break and had just come from Bocas and an open air jungle lodge. So we wanted something with AC and creature comforts to close out the trip. It was close to the airport too for our early flight out the next morning. The pool and multiple bars were exactly what we needed. Food was also solid. The room was huge with a nice view of the golf course and main pool. No complaints! Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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andy.karla wrote a review Mar 2024
Ottawa, Canada1335 contributions534 helpful votes
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The quote; “It’s Not how you start, but it’s how you finish that matters”, would be an appropriate portrayal of our two-night experience at this upscale property! We checked in to a balcony suite overlooking the golf course which was also simultaneously hosting an event with loud music, contributing to limited use of attached balcony. We incorrectly assumed that the event would end at sun down and we could enjoy drinks and dinner and an evening on the balcony as planned. Through out the afternoon the volume kept increasing so that the music penetrated the room with the bass thumping the walls and floor. It was so toxic we both developed pounding head aches and nausea set in. In early evening Issac from guest services visited the room and immediately agreed this was a problem for all the hotel guests even though we would be the first of numerous noise complaints received that night. Issac a rising star in guest experience satisfaction worked tirelessly with the team to find a solution involving, changing the speaker locations and lowering the event noise volume to a lesser extent and then eventually involved a late-night room change. A change in which Issaic would stay on past his shifts end to ensure we were settled and comfortable, and included additional co-ordination with housekeeping in making up a non-allergenic room. Housekeeping would also visit the suite the next day and left it sparkling along with our walking / running shoes which were literally scrubbed to like new clean – a first in any hotel we have stayed at! Issac and the guest services manager Kathleen would then check in with us the next day and along with the team completely went the extra mile to continue the recovery from the night before. Ensuring we left with smiles on our faces and happy memories! As they say “sh#t happens”, however how you finish is what truly makes the difference! Thank you everyone for a great and successful recovery – we will remember and appreciate all your efforts!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Kristin P wrote a review Mar 2024
Miami Beach, Florida27 contributions9 helpful votes
Kerly Moreno Director of Rooms was so welcoming. She acknowledged my husband’s birthday and provided us with some delicious cookies in the room and cake at our dinner. Thank you for adding that joy and spark to our trip . The staff at the bar and in the breakfast area were very kind and attentive. The breakfast had the best selection of cheeses, fruits and breakfast items. The displays in both rooms were fabulous and vwe loved the fresh juices. Thank you also to the front desk believe his name might have been Jason for providing us with a local restaurant experience at an Italian spot we definitely at with the locals.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Close to airport
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Tannaydave1 wrote a review Feb 2024
Tannay, Switzerland95 contributions45 helpful votes
This hotel is great in many ways but it’s the staff that set it apart. The level of friendly service is incredible. There were so many examples of the staff going the extra mile to help us and make our stay excellent. The food at the hotel is also good, and the rooms very comfortable. A great stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Steve L wrote a review Feb 2024
Cleveland, Ohio31 contributions7 helpful votes
Service stands out the most, but nearly everything is great about it this luxurious hotel. From the moment we arrived everyone was so friendly & warm and committed the guests’ experience. Almost without exception, the staff acts like owners, wanting yo ensure satisfaction. Issac and Lourdes welcomed us at check-in and Issac reconnected with us often when we passed by the front desk. The Spa staff was fabulous! Restaurant menus were creative and most of the meals we had were excellent. We would love to come back many times
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This hotel is a bit removed from the city. We found that to enhance the experience, and the city...
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Compass306706 wrote a review Jan 2024
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The staff is excellent at the Santa Maria. The breakfast was very good. Pool and work out areas are very nice. The golf course was tough for a first time round, but enjoyable. Our visit to Panama was enhanced by returning from our excursions to a very pleasant place to relax.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Carlos F wrote a review Jan 2024
Coral Gables, Florida124 contributions103 helpful votes
What a great experience. This hotel has terrific service with a fantastic outdoor area, which includes several beautiful swimming pools with ample seating. The breakfast is excellent. Very nice bar to sit in the afternoon for happy hour. The rooms were five star.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Coming in my car through Costa del este neighborhood can be very troublesome. The guards manning...
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x2friends wrote a review Jan 2024
New York, NY43 contributions15 helpful votes
Excellent stay!!! Sleek, Modern design with warm finishes. We loved everything about our stay here. The staff end over backwards to make you feel welcome. The food was outstanding, and the rooms were great. We enjoyed golf and the spa too. Super close to the airport.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
Which popular attractions are close to The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
Nearby attractions include Multiplaza Pacific (8.0 km), Capilla San Jose (7.2 km), and Panama La Vieja (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Tapa Del Coco, Casablanca, and Salvaje Costa Del Este.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Capilla San Jose (7.2 km), Panamá Viejo (4.4 km), and Plaza de Francia (2.2 km).