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Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fort Sherman
Panama City, Panama
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A great stay at Shelter Bay!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at the Shelter Bay Marina Hotel last weekend to participate in the Sherman Triathlon. Our stay was pleasant from start to finish. Our rooms were really great, with all of the nicest ammenities. Our balcony overlooked the boats in the marina and we could enjoy the cool ocean breeze. The pool area is also very nice. The food was outstanding and Chris went out of his way to make us feel welcome and at home. The Dock restaurant has excellent food and service - quality ingredients in each dish, ample portions and nicely presented. My favorite is the taco salad, but everyone enjoyed their meals!!! There is a guest lounge near the rooms which is an added plus. Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

Marina Hotel has the best location in the Colon port area. With an incredible view of the Atlantic Ocean, this boutique hotel shines for its service and great location. Make sure you book a room with a view, it's beautiful to watch the sunrise and set everyday. Ask for Chris!

Room Tip: Get a room with a view. Rooms #1 and #3 are perfect!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cancun, Mexico
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38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Chris and the entire team at the marina/hotel were so delightful to us as we prepared for the launch of our sailboat. The food, room, atmosphere and drinks were excellent. Shelter Bay has a real personal touch to make your stay memorable. Be sure to hike nearby for lots of aligator, sloth, monkey, etc sightings!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank halifamous
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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

My family stayed at the Marina Hotel for a few days for the New Year weekend, all of us occupied 7 rooms and were very impressed, the rooms are spotless and very pleasant. We had the Marina view and a balcony. We all felt comfortable and the service was excellent. One afternoon they prepared a fun activity for the family and we really enjoyed ourselves.
Our meals were memorable, everything on the menu is simply delicious. We highly recommend the Marina Hotel and Restaurant.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

We are staying at the Shelter Bay Marina and so cannot comment on the Hotel but as far as the restaurant... for the Holidays and are having a wonderful time with all the good food and events planned by Chris: December 21 end of the Mayan calendar meal special with live music by the Shelter Belters and 12 days of Christmas singing contest, Christmas Eve caroling with potato and chili bar, Christmas Day pig roast (250 lb pig with two turkeys stuffed inside) including fun and games around the pool (watermelon wrestling, water balloon catching, etc. New Year's ...

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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104 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed at Shelter Bay Marina Hotel for a few weeks in November and December while completing some work on our boat. Convenience to our boat was great. The rooms were very nice with cable tv, ac and daily room service. Many of the rooms had a balcony and view of the marina and the Panama Canal. It was still rainy season so at times power was a problem at the dock but the restaurant and hotel have a generator so no interruption of electricity inside.
Chris, the hotel/restaurant manager, went out of his way to make sure we had everything we need during our stay. We really appreciate all of the attention to detail and his willingness to help out wherever he could. The restaurant is really nice too. Good menu at reasonable prices.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2012

Thank you Chris for making our stay with you so wonderful. You are a delightful host and you run a tight and professional operation. Your above and beyond response to our needs during the tail end of the monsoon season with all the challenges of heavy rain and power interuptions was very much appreicated. You and your staff ROCK!!

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay
Address: 30 Butner St., Fort Sherman, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Fort Sherman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fort Sherman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marina Hotel at Shelter Bay 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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