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Panama Hotel

605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
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Ranked #72 of 93 hotels in Seattle
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Oak Park, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking into the hotel room was like walking into 1940s film noir starring Bogart or Mitchum. Sink in the room, brass bed, free-standing armoire. I was at the hotel off-season and seemed to be the only guest; that meant I got two separate unofficial tours of the hotel, and given a great deal of its history, which it fascinating. The... More

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Dublin, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

By far the worst hotel I've even been to: the smell of the place is awful, the room has old furniture even for my granny and the personnel seems not experienced. I had to provide them the paper where to print my credit card receipt! On top of this, the price is not too low: 115 USD per night for... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My mom and I stayed here for my 18th birthday, and it was lovely. I wanted an interesting hotel, with a back-story, and she didn't want anything too bed-and-breakfast-y, so we decided on this one. Jan was welcoming and utterly sweet, Mocha (I think that was her cat's name; I remember it was coffee-related) was a purrfect darling (haha), and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I stayed here with my two kids this summer they where not sure about the place at first. Its a super funky Old hotel with ton of history. The coffee/tea shop downstairs is beautiful the staff where great. The bathrooms were super clean. We ended up staying going and heading home from our train trip. Short walking distance to train... More

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Stockton, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Built by Japanese immigrants in the early 20th century, the Panama Hotel was a prime location in Seattle's old Japantown. When the U.S. government, in the hysteria following Pearl Harbor, "relocated" the resident Japanese, both aliens and U.S. citizens, the hotel became a way station en route to concentration camps far removed from the west coast. Trunks and other belongings... More

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Alpine, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Panama is a classic hotel up a steep flight of steps. However, the staff came down to gladly take bags up. Yes, the washrooms are down the hall and the mattress had seen better days, but it is location and history. The tearoom is next door with entrance to the Interment museum. The access Amtrak and the Skytrain make... More

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Queanbeyan, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We appreciated the historic nature of the hotel especially after the overly tedious check in where it was mentioned many times. Our booking was not recorded for the night staff to book us in so it was fortunate the place was almost empty on the night we stayed there. We didn't mind that the room was small as we were... More

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Davis, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you are interested in history, this hotel has it! Hotels built in 1910 did not have classy decor, an elevator, in-room coffee, large rooms, or a private toilet. The room, furnishings, and bathroom were clean. The wi-fi worked fine. The neighborhood was quiet except in the morning when commuter traffic speeds down the street. There are two steep flights... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
50 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I loved this place, but i think you have to keep your expectations in check. Look, it's an old hotel in Chinatown. It was never a 4 star hotel and if you are looking for 4 star lodgings, you will be disappointed. That being said, it is steeped in history and enshrined in literature - that goes a long way... More

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I checked into the hotel a few hours after my girlfriend had checked in. Unfortunately they only had one set of keys to the room and would not let me in using a staff key that may or may not have existed. Ended up leaving my luggage in a storage room until I could meet up with her. While the... More

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Also Known As:
Panama Hotel Seattle
Address: 605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104
Location: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown , International District
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Ranked #72 of 93 hotels in Seattle
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