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Panama Hotel

605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
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Ranked #71 of 95 Hotels in Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014
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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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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This hotel is about Japanese History. When men from Japan came to the USA many worked for fishing, cooking, and other businesses. This is a very small hotel that is ok for a few days. The owner will talk to you and share the history of this community. It is right in Seattle's Chinatown. There are lot of food places,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Hotel was build in 1910 by Japanese origin architector, located in DownTown Seattle. Part of building is a BathHouse (which is not functional now but open for tours by appointment), Another part is actual Hotel and TeaHouse. I spent only one night at the Hotel and did not have a chance to to visit BathHouse part. Hotel is a old... More 

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168 reviews 168 reviews
27 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

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
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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