Rated 1 out of 5 by starsim worst SPG experience
My experience with this hotel is not great. Starting with bad service in the pool. The quality of the room is just average. Room is small and outdated. The worst has to be with the concierge. The concierge recommended a tour which is double the price of what they said. The tour arranged by concierge has no association to the hotel. The recommendation from concierge cannot be trusted. I would avoid this hotel. Try other SPG in Panama City.
December 30, 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 4 out of 5 by Barbara83 Great bed but no wifi in rooms
Nice accomodations with very friendly helpful staff but we were disappointed that there was no wifi in our room. We had to go down our eight flights to the business center to use wifi then we were limited to just 3 hours per day.
December 18, 2014
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 2 out of 5 by SSDW Weekends away
Room was small and bathroom smaller. Reservation was difficult to make and confused when I arrived. Also an issue with the valet car service.
December 7, 2014
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 I had an amazing time at Sheraton Panama
There is nothing I can complain about. My stay in Sheraton Panama was amazing. This hotel knows how to treat a platinum member. Everyone in the hotel was super helpful and kind. The hotel has an amazing spa and pool area. We spent couple of days just relaxing. We even extended out stay :)
A big thanks to everyone for making out stay so unforgettable! Especially to Saúl Pasco and all the concierge team!
You would not regret if you choose this hotel in Panama City!
September 26, 2013