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Panama Hotel

605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 2 nights at the Panama Hotel on a Saturday and Sunday night in October 2015. Cost was US$252 for two nights including tax. It was one of the cheapest hotels within the downtown area of Seattle when I booked (booked couple of days ahead). I believe prices drop a little during the week. The stay was OK as... More 

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Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Check-in: My wife and I came from Okinawa, Japan to catch a Seahawks game. Our flight got to Seattle around 2am and we showed up at the Panama Hotel around 3am. When we arrived, we were approached by a 50+ year old skateboarder (we know because he told us). As he took my payment info, he began to tell me... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We read a few reviews before booking this hotel, and despite quite opposite opinions we decided to stay there not expecting anything than a bit of heritage experience. We knew about "no rolling luggage" on lather stairs etc and the receptionist was quite helpful carrying the biggest one. We like heritage restored hotels, but this one has just stopped in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

The check in process was a little convoluted and lengthy here, they don't use computers or any technology which is commensurate with the hotels facilities. The room was ok but a little small, there is only 2 communal toilets and 1 shower on each level. The building is very old and has links to World War II, which is kind... More 

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Sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

This hotel had a vintage feel to it with all the furniture and fixtures. Shared bathroom. Breakfast was included in the cafe downstairs which was nice. The hotel has a history to tell which is really interesting. But you can feel a creepy eerie atmosphere in the hotel if you like that kind of thing, this would suit you fine.... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

I can only assume people rating this place 5 stars didn't actually stay here, were paid by the owner or are used to sleeping on the streets. It's not much cheaper than hotels with modern conveniences (and no rat traps), and there's no awful owner berating you and leaving your personal information out for everyone to see. Some of the... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

The owner of the hotel refused us entry after my card did not clear (an odd situation but a different story) while we were out, and then threatened to leave us on the street in what is definitely not the nicest side of seattle if she was not paid in full. Beyond that she was rude overall and talked down... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We paid 109$ (+taxes) per night for the LONG WEEKEND which is equal to what we would have paid for the nearby hostel, but got a way better historic boutique hotel to stay in. This place is A MUSEUM and deserves that respect. If you can' walk softly up the stairs with your luggage, or can't handle delicate old furniture... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Oozes with nostalgia, history and antiquity. It may be old and without an elevator, but it all adds to the character of the place. Reception ladies were very helpful. However the bed was spongy, the hand basin leaked and the street noise disturbed a bit. Not much for breakfast, but the tea room was pleasant.

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1 Thank PeterandSusan711
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Our book club from Vancouver, WA arranged a visit to the international district to follow up reading "The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. We rode the train and stayed at the Panama Hotel as well as had the tour offered especially for sites in the book from the Wing Luke museum. The hotel rooms... More 

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