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Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Butner St., Fort Sherman, Panama
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews 81 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Always nice & helpful staff at Shelter Bay Marina and now additional/updated facilities since our 1st transit of the Panama Canal 4 years ago from the Pacific side. Now, my husband & I are with the World ARC's 40 boats going around the world & transiting to the Pacific and were so glad to find the following changes: remodeled &... More

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Hopefully, the non-boat-going customer will consider this a thorough review. We found this place via TripAdvisor and thought the location a safe place to stay on the Atlantic Coast. The hotel does not have a reception desk, and the young man working the desk was distracted by other matters for the first 10 minutes I was there. I had a... More

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Sailed from Houston to Shelter Bay. ARC was racing around the world, so it was crowded and busy. The Marina staff was helpful and quick to respond to requests for boat travelers. Really got nicer once the 40 boats and 250 crew members headed out thru the Panama Canal. Best shower facilities in the Caribbean! Did not go upstairs to... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Shelter Bay is a fabulous hidden treasure! From March 2013 - July 2013 the managers and staff took care of my fellow colleagues and me to whatever extent we needed. The food at the restaurant was top-notch. The regular menu was fabulous, definitely the most filling gourmet food I've ever had. The daily specials were unique, well thought out and... More

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Colon, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Having had oru yacht on the hard for 18th months, we had no choice but to seek accomadation while we worked on her. Chris was the answer!! We were looked after like family and the chefs Marcia and Damian catered for all my needs due to the fact of my seafood fish allergy. Nothing was a problem for them. Bless... More

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We arrived late at the marina after our canal transit and ready for a celebratory dinner. Chris, The Dock's manager, did yeoman’s work despite the short notice and arranged a special, full-course meal for us aboard. The grilled salad was the best I've had in years, the octopus was stunning and my wife raved about the chicken and shrimp entre.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Sailing from Tortola, BVI to Lima, Peru, we stayed here for five days waiting for clearance to transit the canal. I must say we were treated like family! The marina, hotel and restaurant/bar staff were top notch and took great care to ensure all of our needs were met and (most importantly) we stayed safe in an unfamiliar area. Customs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Last thursday we had dinner at the Dock restaurant...And had the best octopus dish we Ever tried in Colon, they had live music and a great fire show...will absolutely recommend this place for a night out dinner and relax! Loved it A&D

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Bay Area, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The hotel and restaurant are next to the marina, so the place is filled with friendly and casual boat people. While I do not know about the hotel itself, the restaurant is a great place to relax, with a very generous Happy Hour (rum drinks are $2, local beer is $1) and really tasty food. The kitchen can get backed... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

My husband and I along with his crew have stayed at Shelter bay hotel and have dined at the restaurant many a times. Each time Chris Young (General Manager) and his staff have treated us with the most respect and kindness. Our rooms are always clean and the swimming pool was at the perfect temp. The food at the marina... More

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Address: 30 Butner St., Fort Sherman, Panama
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Location: Panama > Colon Province > Fort Sherman
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Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay 3*
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As the name suggests, the Shelter Bay Marina Hoteloverlooks the picturesque Shelter Bay Marina in the old FortSherman area, at the edge of the Fort San Lorenzo NationalPark. Easily found just a few minutes’ drive after crossing theGatun Locks at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal,where the jungle is our back door and the ocean our front.The Hotel offers just the right balance of peace and quiet,with an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You canwalk around at dusk and see monkeys playing in the trees,colorful toucans flying and the most tranquil of sloths relaxingalong with the wide diversity of flora you might expect from aprimary rain forest. We are just 15 minutes from Fort SanLorenzo and walking distance from Playa Diablo. Whether it isa weekend escape to relax and enjoy the views, or acomfortable room while your yacht is being repaired, theShelter Bay Marina Hotel is right where you need it. ... more   less 
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