The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort Review

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8 Family Reviews
Santa Maria Boulevard, Panama City, Panama

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Editor’s Review of The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort

Upon entering The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort -- which made its debut in 2018 -- "family-friendly" may not be the term that comes to mind. This is a brand-new, five-star hotel in Panama City, after all.

Look past the ultra-luxurious lobby and surrounds, however, and you'll discover a city hotel (which feels more like a resort) that's perfect for families, with features including a complimentary buffet breakfast and stunning pool complex. Family amenities also include childcare services and a Family Excursions package that covers spacious accommodations, a welcome amenity for kids, in-room breakfast, and late check-out (3 p.m.) on the day of your departure. Another family-friendly amenity?
... more Budget-friendliness. You'll find rates for under $200 USD per night depending on the time of year you visit! The hotel doesn't charge any resort fees, either.

That's a reasonable price to pay for a centrally located hotel that also features a Jack Niklaus-designed golf course with a clubhouse, a fitness center, a lovely spa, several onsite restaurants, and comfortable, kid-friendly accommodations. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Pool complex
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Family Excursions package
Family Interests
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
Family Amenities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool
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The hotel offers 182 luxurious guestrooms and suites with city or golf course views. All accommodations are equipped with coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and bathrobes.

Cribs are available upon request, as are connecting rooms. Note that tubs are not available in any of the rooms; the hotel offers spacious, heavenly showers instead. (Seriously, this may be the best shower of your life).


Guestrooms are equipped with one king or two double beds.


Suites are available in the following variations: King Executive Suite (extra space), Executive Suite Parlor (living area), and Master Suite (private terrace). The Executive Suite can accommodate up to four guests.


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