Panama Bachelor Breakdown: The W Hotel vs. The Sortis

Probably considered the two most infamous bachelor friendly hotels in Panama City, the W and the Sortis both boast stunning downtown accommodations that cater to higher end bachelor groups. There are plenty of hotels in Panama that might consider themselves bachelor friendly, but after having been in the industry for 5 years I can say that these two have emerged as the predominant frontrunners. Each one has its specific perks or specialties, so I decided to give you an insider breakdown comparing these top two.

Room Offerings and Quality

The W is the newer option of the two, opening its doors in 2018. The design appeal is centered around Panamanian folk art and the artistic use of containers to represent the trade aspect of the Panama Canal. This makes for nice clean, spacious rooms. What is lacking at the W is the option for multiple bedroom suites. Their largest penthouse option, the Wow was designed with a large open floorplan and a graffiti wall décor with a party vibe in mind. There is only one bedroom and it cannot be locked off from the main living room, so privacy can be complicated if this is the main party suite. If staying at the W and renting the penthouse as the group hang out, I would recommend that no one stay in there.

When it comes to the penthouse options, this is where the Sortis wins, boasting a variety of penthouse level options from the two bedroom apartment or the two bedroom suite. The only real difference is that the two bedroom suite lacks the private massage room and the living room is half the size. The Sortis has been around for about 5 years, opening in 2015 so the W is the newer of the two options. It maintains a more Vegas like feel with wall décor of sensual figures in poses. When it comes to the standard rooms, the pricing is fairly similar between the two hotels, but when discussing the penthouses, the Sortis pricing can’t be beat (hundreds cheaper per night) when working with a concierg