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Panama Hotel

605 1/2 S Main St., Seattle, WA 98104 (Downtown)
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Ranked #73 of 95 hotels in Seattle
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like "historic hotels", and the Panama claims to be just that. But "historic" and "operating like it's still 1920..." are two different things. Forget that the property is kind of in a sketchy area, I kind of knew that, but didn't think that I'd be listening to bums, drunks, and people vomiting, right outside of my 2nd floor window.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Seattle airport and travelled by train into Downtown. As we had only one day in Seattle we wanted location but did not want to outlay too much to have a bed for the night. We had an early Amtrak train to catch the next day and it was the easiest stroll to the station. The cost of... More

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El Cerrito, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

I returned from travels overseas and had reserved a room here. A nice surprise. Lots of genuine old construction and decor. A living, working, museum hotel. The high springy bed with new comforter and pillows was very comfy. The place was very quiet. I slept well. A bath in a big lion-claw-foot-tub the next morning repaired me nicely (I asked... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Walking into the hotel room was like walking into 1940s film noir starring Bogart or Mitchum. Sink in the room, brass bed, free-standing armoire. I was at the hotel off-season and seemed to be the only guest; that meant I got two separate unofficial tours of the hotel, and given a great deal of its history, which it fascinating. The... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

By far the worst hotel I've even been to: the smell of the place is awful, the room has old furniture even for my granny and the personnel seems not experienced. I had to provide them the paper where to print my credit card receipt! On top of this, the price is not too low: 115 USD per night for... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My mom and I stayed here for my 18th birthday, and it was lovely. I wanted an interesting hotel, with a back-story, and she didn't want anything too bed-and-breakfast-y, so we decided on this one. Jan was welcoming and utterly sweet, Mocha (I think that was her cat's name; I remember it was coffee-related) was a purrfect darling (haha), and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I stayed here with my two kids this summer they where not sure about the place at first. Its a super funky Old hotel with ton of history. The coffee/tea shop downstairs is beautiful the staff where great. The bathrooms were super clean. We ended up staying going and heading home from our train trip. Short walking distance to train... More

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Stockton, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Built by Japanese immigrants in the early 20th century, the Panama Hotel was a prime location in Seattle's old Japantown. When the U.S. government, in the hysteria following Pearl Harbor, "relocated" the resident Japanese, both aliens and U.S. citizens, the hotel became a way station en route to concentration camps far removed from the west coast. Trunks and other belongings... More

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Alpine, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Panama is a classic hotel up a steep flight of steps. However, the staff came down to gladly take bags up. Yes, the washrooms are down the hall and the mattress had seen better days, but it is location and history. The tearoom is next door with entrance to the Interment museum. The access Amtrak and the Skytrain make... More

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We appreciated the historic nature of the hotel especially after the overly tedious check in where it was mentioned many times. Our booking was not recorded for the night staff to book us in so it was fortunate the place was almost empty on the night we stayed there. We didn't mind that the room was small as we were... 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): $$
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