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Panama Hotel

605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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159 reviews 159 reviews
27 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, there was nowhere else we would have stayed. Talked to the owner, Jan, for 45 minutes. She's a font of information as she's owned it for about 30 years. It's not luxurious but an aged beauty. Be prepared for shared women's and men's bathrooms. I loved the history.

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Bogota, Colombia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am picky with hotels. I would have been horrified with the hotel if I had not read the reviews beforehand. But it was the only around 100 US in downtown Seattle actually I just stayed in the room the minimum time possible, so it was ok. All what the other review say is true: small rooms. Old furniture. Shared... More

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Berkeley, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Panama Hotel Cc: facebook, google, Trip Advisor, Expedia, Yelp 28-29/09/2009 The Panama Hotel, indeed my overnight in Seattle was a random act. I had taken the Coast Starlight (AMTRAK reviewed elsewhere) From Oakland, California to Vancouver B.C. the last leg of which was a two hour wait in Seattle and delivering me in Vancouver at 0:45. I decided in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This hotel operates more as a hostel with shabby upkeep, creepy employees, dirty carpets in the rooms, indifferent service in the coffee shop, stale pastries for the included breakfast, antiquated check-in system, missing locks on bathroom doors and other general discomforts... This is all based on a true story. :(

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Victoria, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I dislike giving negative reviews, but we were so disappointed with this experience that I think it's fair to be frank about our stay at the Panama Hotel. Myself, my husband, and another friend couple stayed here in October 2014 for one night, and we would not have stayed a second. The building is 100 years old, which is actually... More

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Sedgewickville, MO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I loved the historical aspect of the hotel. We just went for tea and the variety was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed browsing through the tea rooms and looking at old photos and newspaper pages. They have a see-through cutout in the floor that allows you to peer into the basement where Japanese internment camp prisoners stored their personal belongings. Some... More

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Jamul, California
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4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We caught the light rail from SeaTac to the International stop and chose this location because it 's close to the Amtrak station as well. Thanks to some reviews I had checked out prior to booking, I had pretty good idea of what to expect. We added another room for 84 yr old relative who decided to join us. Did... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This place is not as described in its pictures in its listing. The lack of any type of comfort was apparent from walking in the door. At least there was comfort in leaving the place. I have been to hostels that are cheaper , in worse locations, that actually have creature comforts like a functional bed that does not make... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Terribly old hostel, bathrooms (all shared) need cleaning and updating. Beds very uncomfortable, left after one day as couldn't stay here any longer. Seattle is gorgeous place, but this place does it no justice. Only good point...the tea house next door, great service, cocktails and tea!

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is simply not a hotel. It is a poor version of a hostel. This is a relic from the 1920s and not in a good way. Vastly overpriced for what is offered. Awful beds and shared toilets. Stay away. Pretty sure there r better hostels in Seattle. Nothing going for this place.

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Address: 605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown , International District
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 101
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