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Panama Hotel

605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104
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Ranked #79 of 98 Hotels in Seattle
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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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Oregon
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an inexpensive stay for a Seattle hotel and it has character, but it's not for everyone. If you don't do stairs, don't stay here. A sink is in the room, but the toilet and shower are down the hall (bring flip flops) with fluffy big bath towels and soap provided. Room was clean and quite charming, but no... More 

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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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96 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now I am not sure why this is even listed as a hotel. Yes the matter of the two flights of stairs is annoying and frustrating and no one comes to your aid until you make up both. We made reservations,had a number the gentleman said he could not see it. Okay he said we could still have a room,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absoluteley unique Hotel. Excelent hosts and friendly staff. Historic place with romantic rooms for an perfect stay in downtown Seattle. Thank you for a wonderful time in Washington State. Cheers from Berlin Wolf and Ted

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Kennewick, Washington
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26 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this hotel via Priceline for my wife and stepson. The hotel looked neat from the photos. Eclectic at least. When my wife arrived the owner said that she had to pay for the room. She had to actually explain that I had paid for it online. In the middle of the night my wife went outside for a... More 

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Sydney
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39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My feelings are mixed on this accomodation. I loved the cafe, breakfast is included (coffee/tea and a pastry), the cafe is very retro and has a great vibe. The rooms are basic and clean with a sink, which was handy. But there is only one shower per floor, which we always found it occupied when we wanted it. The location... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a corner room with two large windows which allowed air to flow freely. However, because of its historic nature, there are no AC's and the bathrooms are shared. If you are looking for a cheap alternative during the summer months in Seattle, this is your place.

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros: this is a quaint old-style Japanese hotel, run by a very helpful lady. Price is definitely on the cheap side for Seattle. I heard the owner say she never fully books, so if you arrived in town & had nowhere to stay they'd probably have rooms available. Cons: there is only one shower per floor level, with male &... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very clean comfortable room. It is not for people who need luxury. Check in involves personalized service of marking a map of where you are and different places to visit or eat and also showing you your room. The bed had high quality linen and was quite comfortable. Towels were large and fluffy. That's about all that... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Very shortly after entering this place I realized what a mistake I've made! This is so far the worst place I've ever stayed in. There is a big difference between being "historic" and "totally outdated" when it come to hospitality. This is not a museum, afterall. They call themselves "Bed & Breakfast" - major advertisement, just like everything else in... More 

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Andover, mn
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here one night prior to catching the Amtrak Empire Builder back east. First I must say this place is clean with lots of history which Jan the owner will tell you all about. The bed was surprisingly comfortable given the frame's age. Its another part of its history. But the place is dated. Its a full flight up... More 

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