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Panama Hotel

605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104
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Panama Hotel
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Ranked #70 of 96 Hotels in Seattle
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days 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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Hood River, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This lovely old historic Hotel was a great experience. Quiet, old fashioned rooms and I slept like a baby. Jan Johnson and Tanya made me feel very welcome and cared for. Much gratitude to you. Thanks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were thrilled! After reading the reviews and finding out the price (too affordable in comparison to a lot that was still available), we were skeptical. Actually, scared. We were definitely proved wrong. - Hotel rooms were clean and cute. - Beds were cozy. - The hallway washroom seemed like a weird idea but was super clean and we felt... More 

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Seattle, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
27 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Victoria, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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