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Panama Hotel

605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104
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Ranked #75 of 98 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 There is a big difference between being "historic" and "totally outdated" when it come to hospitality.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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Burnaby, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible, not well maintained, stinky hotel. Mattress is worn out and the bed frame has weird noise even small movement. Molds in sink inside the room. Was insulted by the owner Jan Johnson when we complained. The drawers and wardrobes are extremely old, dirty, has molds and using old newspaper to cover up the stain inside it. water pipes is... More 

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I was intrigued by the history of the place and the proximity to the train station was also a big plus. It's so traditional that (in this day and age) I'm sure it's odd to some. No TV (I love to read anyway), bath across the hall (with a nice deep tub and a beautiful orchid growing next to the... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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