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

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

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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 Center 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 locker 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
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 / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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paulm2101 wrote a review Jan 2020
Felixstowe, United Kingdom751 contributions294 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
New and very well laid out resort with mostly helpful staff. Very large pool plus kids pool, big gym.
Rooms are large and well appointed.
Nice main, bistro style restaurant , small coffee shop. Hard surfaces everywhere create massive noise in the restaurant but we were happy eating outside, Golf club has a separate restaurant too - mostly grills. Pool bar staff very helpful.
Quite business oriented, hence rates much lower at weekends.
Golf course is very well kept and offers 9 hole ($95) as well as 18 hole fees plus good quality club rental at $30. Large putting green and shortish driving range too.
About a $30-$40 taxi ride to airport, no meters, they make it up. About 15 minutes.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from KathMRI, Front Office Manager at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Dear paulm2101, Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor, we highly appreciate it. We are delighted to read your positive feedback regarding our great value, helpful staff, services, food, golf course and installations which you experienced during your stays. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely yours,
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Valeriya Martynova wrote a review Jan 2023
563 contributions110 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Santa Maria Luxury Collection Hotel

One of our favorite hotels in Panama City. I think it is only 2 years old. It is resort style place and great for a family vacation. Hotel decorated beautifully and has a lot of traditional art pieces.
Great customer service and very detail oriented. Front desk experience was great, room service as well.

Hotel has a nice pool area with cabanas and pool bar with the golf course view. The pool area is kids friendly and for smaller kids there is a special shallow kids pool. Since the hotel is located in a county club it is very quiet and safe, so you will sleep well at night and rest well during the day. You will have to rent a car or take a taxi if you want to go out to the city, because the hotel is located at least 10 minutes away driving from the restaurants, mall and bars area. You cannot really walk much near the hotel area, but you can play golf or visit the gym, which is pretty good size and has a lot of equipment, water bottles and bathroom. Rooms are very cozy, super comfortable beds, and blankets and pillows soft like clouds. In the room there are smart TVs with high resolution and Netflix (which is not common in Panama City based on my experience), cool coffee machines (one of the best I’ve ever used) and cute details like hand-made basket for the toiletries in the bathrooms and chocolates with the turn down service.

Across the lobby there is a coffee shop with fresh sandwiches and delicious deserts (tres leches cake was our favorite).
Breakfast buffet was very tasty and had a lot of options. There are a couple of options for lunch and dinner. And we had a beautiful traditional live performance during our dinner, which was amazing.

There is wonderful spa where they offer multiple services so you don’t have to leave the hotel. And there are several conference areas, which can be rented for celebration special occasions.

Our experience was great but I would suggest to pay attention to the cleanliness of the outside seating area. Tables need to be wiped more frequently and dishes need to be removed as soon as guests leave the tables to keep the birds out (since they are chasing the leftovers). I had to ask for a table to be cleaned for us to seat and enjoy our coffee and desert that we got at the coffee shop, since many tables were vacant but not clean and had birds eating leftovers. Also wet wipes for cleaning equipment were out at the gym and I had mentioned a couple people about it, the carpet at the gym was a little worn out and a potential fall hazard. I tripped a couple of times while working out, but it was not bad and I didn’t fall.

We were in love with the hotel and had an amazing experience. Thank you very much for making our vacation memorable!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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388g_raldh wrote a review Feb 2020
Panama City, Panama1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
All staff are very details oriented about making the customer feel in a 5 stars hotel. Very professional, kind and always very helpful.

Thanks very much for making our stay relaxing, memorable and that we wish just to go back again in the future in your hotel!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from KathMRI, Front Office Manager at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Dear 388g_raldh, Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased to hear your comments regarding our property and that our staff were very professional and helpful you during your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Sincerely yours,
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Howard wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed in this hotel 3 times in the past year and look forward to our return. Very good Platinum recognition. Close to airport and several malls. Relatively short uber ride from the main urban attractions, business district etc. depending on time of the day. Located in an exclusive residential area on the golf course next to Costa del Este . Great location for walking to Costa del Este and enjoying the open views. Hotel is a first class 5 star property that is set in a very peaceful relaxing area of the city next to Costa del Este . Common areas are new and beautiful. Excellent exercise room and equipment. Great open pool area with umbrellas and chairs and a large clean attractive calming pool. Very good food for reasonable prices at all on property restaurants including their coffee shop. Very nice spa facility. All employees we encountered always smiled and went out of their way to make sure nothing was lacking. The rooms are very comfortable and clean with robes, great bath products, waters, coffee tea and anything else one would expect from a first class property. Exceptional junior suites with walk in closet and incredible bathroom. Regular rooms are very nice, large and comfortable as well. Golf course view is the preferred. Excellent internet connection. We have stayed at multiple hotels in the Panama city area and this Hotel is by far the newest and best on all levels. Very well run, managed and maintained!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: golf course view
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Response from KathMRI, Front Office Manager at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
Responded Jan 11, 2020
Dear 60602, Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor, we highly appreciate it. We are delighted to read your positive feedback regarding our Marriott Bonvoy Platinum recognition, location, services, food and installations which you experienced during your stays. We will make sure to share your comments with our team members, who work everyday to create unforgettable moments for our guests. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Sincerely yours,
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Stephen v wrote a review May 2022
Bartlesville, Oklahoma2 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first time to Panama this was an amazing stay and experience. As we are accustomed to the prices in the US, UK, and Europe as well as the often lackluster interest by staff, The Santa Maria was in stark contrast. Staff were attentive and, for me with my limited Spanish, great sports as honed my language skills. Most staff spoke excellent English and when they didn't we managed just fine. The food, we felt, was excellent, including room service which covers the full menu. I can't fault anything at the hotel. The room was spacious with an excellent view. The pool was luxurious. The gym well equipped and in good working order. The hotel is about 4 miles from the airport and not in the city centre so going to the city will require a taxi or, and I recommend it, an Uber. Uber cars were nicer and we knew what it would cost (generally half the yellow taxis). The final touch was in getting our covid tests for our next flight to the US. Thinking our only option was to queue up at the airport and take taxis, I asked the front desk. Without missing a beat, they arranged a mobile test company to come to our room, take the test, and email us the certificates -- for much less than the test's cost at the airport. I absolutely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cindy wrote a review Feb 2022
22 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
After taking several days to review all
Hotels in Panama City I
Chose this one based on the suite that was available for my husbands and my anniversary trip. I booked one month in advance. One week before our
Trip I received an email from Kerly Moreno, Director of Rooms telling me that the suite I wanted was no longer available due to a technical issue and so she was offering me
A lower suite at the current rate. I explained to her that I really needed the bigger suite and now
At this late date none of my previous
Second choices at other hotels were available. She then offered 10 percent off the Lower suite and a dinner at their restaurant. I told
Her that it still wasn’t enough to compensate and she threw in a 15 percent off coupon
For their spa. After I looked into it some
More all of these items were available at a package rate that ended up being less than what she offered just the suite to me for. I finally asked her to cancel the reservation and spent another 2 days looking for a replacement. I couldn’t find one that I thought would be good so I booked a two bed queen room at the Santa Maria and asked her if she would
Still offer us the 10 percent off and the dinner. She wouldn’t even answer me except to say she saw that I had booked a non suite. I emailed again and she didn’t respond so I decided it was an indication of what the stay was going to be
Like so I canceled again. We ended up at another Marriott property and so far the stay and the people here have been very nice. I truly
Felt like Miss Moreno was a reflection of this property and it didn’t matter how pretty and new it was, the people working there make all the difference. I will also be reporting this to Marriott.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Fabiana Di Biagio, Other at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
Responded Feb 19, 2022
Dear louwhocpa, Thank you for taking your time and sharing your feedback regarding your recent booking experience at the Santa María, a Luxury Collection Hotel and Golf Resort. Your valuable feedback helps identify areas of opportunity for us to improve the guest experience at our property. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences and we are very sorry that you have decided to cancel you stay at our property. We have shared your feedback with the appropriate hotel team to ensure the necessary guidelines are in place to prevent from occurring in the future. Sincerely, Fabiana Di Biagio Quality Coordinator The Santa Maria a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort
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jmejia66 wrote a review Feb 2020
Miami, Florida21 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our valued customer hosted their charity golf tournament at Santa Maria. The hotel is new, has amazing amenities and restaurants. The service is top notch and it’s located just 15 minutes from the airport and 10-15 minutes from downtown and Casco Viejo. Great place to stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from KathMRI, Front Office Manager at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
Responded Feb 17, 2020
Dear jmejia66, Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel amenities and restaurants! We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Sincerely yours,
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Everywhere is on the list… wrote a review Feb 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands759 contributions177 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hands down the best brunch outside of Dubai! Incredible choice and quality… steak, prawns, salmon, Asian and pasta cooking stations, etc. service was good although a little slow but mainly because the place is so busy. Fun atmosphere with lots of families, friends, couples, etc with a live band (be sure to be seated as far away as possible - they make a lot of noise!). Very reasonably priced for the experience… make sure you’re very hungry before you go and book a table!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book a table away from the band. Steak is outside!
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LightPacker324083 wrote a review Apr 2021
Asheville, North Carolina1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable and clean rooms and common areas, elegant, well-appointed, good food. Friendly, hard-working staff, who are overwhelmed because of insufficient numbers. One waiter for a 3/4 full restaurant at breakfast is not fair to guests or waiter. Likewise, one chambermaid for an entire floor is insufficient.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Fabiana Di Biagio, Other at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
Responded Apr 15, 2021
Dear LightPacker324083, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are delighted to read your positive feedback regarding our food, staff and installations which you experienced during your stay. Your valuable feedback helps identify areas of opportunity for us to improve the guest experience. The hotel team is committed to delivering an exceptional experience and are always brainstorming creative ways to exceed the expectations of our valued guest, such as yourself. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. Sincerely yours, Fabiana Di Biagio Executive Assistant to General Manager The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort
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Teri B wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California26 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spa manager Claudia and masseuse Gloria absolutely made my birthday incredible! They were so welcoming, with a delicious fruit plate plus a separate cake, it was hard to resist until my massage was completed. Ninety minutes of pure bliss and total relaxation in a beautiful setting. I highly recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms with a view of the golf course are lovely,
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Response from KathMRI, Front Office Manager at The Santa Maria, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
Responded Jan 14, 2020
Dear 68terib, Thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor, we highly appreciate it. We are delighted to read your positive feedback during such an special occasion from your recent stay with us, we will be sure to share with Claudia, Gloria and all of our team members. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best regards,
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182
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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, Brutto, 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).
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