Rated 2 out of 5 by GuiBR Worst Sheraton I've ever stayed at
I stayed my first night in Panama in a different hotel and moved to the Sheraton because I thought I was going to find the level of quality the brand normally provides. This was probably the worst Sheraton I've ever stayed at. The room was small, carpet was old and missing in a spot. The bathroom was small, the shower bad and the ceiling in the bathroom was low and looked bad.
Staff I interacted with was indifferent to rude, with three exceptions, during check-in, check-out and at the pool restaurant on my last night.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manny123 room temp
I was unable to lower the room temp. below
71 degrees, thermostat was locked at 71 degrees. Also i could hear the conversations from the room next door.
July 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LB1211 My #1 Choice in Panama
When in Panama for business I always stay at the Sheraton. Great location, food, and staff is always very attentive.
June 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by atraveler Decent hotel, but a bit away from the city center
Stayed here for 3 nights. They have great SPG Platinum status recognition, and I was upgraded to one of their corner suites w/o asking. The check-in agent was polite and explained to me all the details. One suggestion for them is to have a dedicated SPG elite check-in line at the front desk. During peak hours, the queue gets very long and it would be appreciated.
The suite include two smaller bathrooms with shower only. It would be nice to have one bigger bathroom and/or with a bath tub. Due to the hotel location and the window angle, the living room had a nice waterview.
Their Club Lounge is nice and never crowded during the stay. The breakfast hours include full buffet items and omelette station. The evening spreads include two hot items, ceviche, fruit/cheese, salad, mini sandiwich, dessert items, and beer/wine. Complementary wireless internet access was also available in the lounge.
Location-wise, it is a bit away from the city center - you need a cab to get around. Due to the casino (within the hotel), it gets very crowded on weekend evenings, and the rather small entrance area becomes like a zoo - gets challenging to get help from the bell desk for taxi. They also seem to host lots of functions/parties which make the situation even more chaotic.
Their fitness club is fairly new and nicely equipped.
The service received from concierge was a bit mixed. One guy was very friendly and polite - he was always helpful while the other guy seemed to be bothered for a simple assistance request.
September 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by AaronHarleyBailey Tired hotel with nagging service issues
If you do not like the smell of cigarette smoke you might not like it here. While the hotel was made non-smoking by law 3 years ago (according to staff), the odor lingers on. There is new carpet but the rest of the facilities are very tired and worn. I checked multiple rooms and each had the same old, musky odor. Service is slow and in some cases indifferent. Experienced things like greasy kids handprints on the windows (filthy from the inside and outside), the 24-hour casino closing tables, getting walked in on by hotel staff even though he heard the shower running...there was a lot that did not go right on this stay and I would have serious reservations about coming back or recommending to others.
April 16, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by famtravel55 Welcoming stay
We stayed for 3 days whle en route to Bocas. The the hotel and facilities - rooms, gym, pool, spa, lobby, restaurants - all clean, updated, very nice. We traveled for family vacation, though many business - convention related travelers. No problems either way. The staff was very welcoming and helpful, had no problems at all. Thankfully the majority of staff spoke English very well and were very gracious with our attempts to use our ¨muy poco¨Spanish.
Enjoyed our stay.
Would be nice to have shuttle service to Allbrook (the smaller local) airport. The cabfair around town did kill us, though with a family if 5 in a city you don´t know, you take the easy / safe though expensive option of cabs flagged by the hotel.
June 18, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by RoadwarriorLynne Some major work needed here
The description on the web site of the rooms being 'recently refurbished' is overly generous. They may have been painted but furniture and carpet are quite dated. the tiles in he shower are extremely slippery even when dry and I was scared of falling every time I took a shower. There are many service deficiencies from unhelpful bellmen to concierges with very little knowledge. The Club Floor canape selection at night is very poor and there are often long waits while they replenish. After the first night,, turn down service was provided only one other night and only after 3 days of complaining .There were very few staff members who spoke English. Virtually no recognition or acknowledgement of my lifetime Platinum status. I won't be back here any time soon.
July 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Atlapa Gold member status
I love this hotel and always enjoyed staying here, but I felt that this time I was not recognized as a value gold member and did not received any benefits.
I was told I was only allow 1 hour of free internet at day in the business center..
February 25, 2014