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605 1/2 South Main Street, International District, Seattle, WA 98104, United States of America – Show map
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WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 15 per day.
Vending Machine (drinks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 1:00 PM
Until 1:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 15 per person per night when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
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Score from 1132 reviews Review score
Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms at this Seattle hotel. The Seattle Centre, EMP Museum and the Space Needle are all within a 5-minute walk of the property. A daily breakfast is provided.
Score from 850 reviews Good
Just a 7-minute walk from the famous Pike Place Market, this towering hotel features an on-site restaurant and views of the Space Needle. An indoor pool is also provided.
Score from 172 reviews Very good
Located a 15-minute walk to the Olympic Sculpture Park, overlooking the Pudget Sound, this Seattle Inn features a furnished rooftop terrace.
Score from 1575 reviews Very good
There is no TV in the room and wifi is a bit slow. Stairs only, no lift.
This hotel has history and character. The staff are friendly and helpful. We stayed here for a night only and chose it for its proximity to the train and bus station.
The complimentary breakfast, I thought it would be eggs and bacon,but it was a selection of a muffin...really can't complain, it was free, but also if traveling on foot at night,be aware of creepy people on the streets, if I wasn't with my boyfriend, I would stay inside.
The bed was amazing I melted. It wasn't far from the attractions. Didn't really see anyone in the hotel, I liked that.
This is such a historic building and so rare that one gets to stay in an authentic place. I appreciate how clean it is even though the furnishings are worn. I love the location and the breakfast included
Lots of stairs to climb to get to your room.
It was really neat staying in a historic hotel with all of the antique fixtures still in place. The owner gave us a brief history of the hotel as well.
locks on doors sketchy, lighting inadequate in hallways and felt likei was in a horror film, shower faucet fixture needs an upgrade, very irregular shower spray and irregular temperature. no cover on room ceiling light fixture - seemed unsafe. A mail slot in room door that was like a peephole from the hallway. That was unnerving.
clean sheets, clean towels, tea house
Each room has its own Japanese design, each a work of art. The Hotel is a historic treasure. The rich brown wood hallways take one back to an era that is rich with stories of what happened here.
The very age and historic associations of the hotel gave it a unique charm. The staff were folksy and unpretentious. And the location, right in the heart of the old International District, was just perfect for my visit.
I arrived late and the manager was disorganized. They still take credit card info by hand, rather than use as machine - that's just not secure! There was only one key so I had to wake up the friend I was traveling with to get in the room.
The hotel itself is beautiful (it's historic, people, the charm is in the fact that it shows it's age). The neighborhood may be a little rough after 2am, but the restaurants nearby are AMAZING. I loved having a cafe downstairs and good pastries/cappucinos included.
Credit card number was written down along with a copy of drivers license. Identity theft bonanza!
room was a bit chilly...but the HUGE down comforters more than made up for it!
It was not in the heart of downtown Seattle, just on the edge of it. The international district is such a vibrant place. was quiet, yet close enough to all the main attractions. History can not be beat here!The historical attributes to the building and the significant role it played during WWII, just amazing. and the BEST tea shop next door!!!
Breakfast should start earlier. The wifi was a bit balky.
Lovely building, wonderful beds, and helpful staff. Not for everyone, but if you like character and a true city hotel, this is nice choice.
The descriptions of the rooms online leave out a lot of information....there are no bathrooms in the rooms,,they are a far walk down a dark and creepy hall. There are no coffee pots, mini fridge or tvs....which is fine...except I can get that in rooms cheaper than this place...so what was I paying for?There was absolutely no hot water ever in either the sink or shower. And if you bring your own electrical devices...shopper be warned you will be out of luck in pluging anything in...the rooms have one "two prong" plug in..so my three prong cord for my computer was useless.
It was unique and eccentric. The staff was very friendly.
The place smells a bit like kitty litter - it hits you hardest when you first arrive but then you get used to it. The bathtub on our floor didn't seem to have hot water, so no baths for us. :( Also, even though it's a neat place, the price is not super cheap for what you get. Next time I might just get a private room in a hostel. But I'm still glad to have experienced the Panama Hotel!
I had read a lot of reviews before coming, so I knew what to expect. The staff was so friendly, Jan (the owner) told us a bit about the antiques in our room. My bf and I went there for a romantic weekend, and the atmosphere was perfect for it. The tearoom was lovely. Our room was clean, big and bright (the place was mostly empty so we got to choose!), and the bed was very cozy.
The bed was far from comfortable and the bedding was dirty/stained.
Location and the Wifi. And the fact that I could get a hotel room for $99 on NYE.
You are invited to stay in a building that has been kept true to its spirit and origins. A quiet but important reminder of our past. It is run,if you will, as a living art project. Not for the unthoughtful. Thanks for the work and tour Jan!
Finding out it's all shared bathrooms can be a surprise if you haven't read carefully, but this is absolutely part of the history.
The hotel is very well maintained, but not renovated since it was built. I doesn't have all of the modern hotel mod-cons but is just as much a highlight of the trip as the city itself if you appreciate history.
A hotel with a lot of history. I will remember this stay always.
If you're looking for a run of the mill, boring old experience, this is not the place for you! While amenities may not be as modern or individual (the bathrooms are communal) as most other hotels, there are no major issues with them. This is a beautifully preserved piece of living history. It is clear that the Panama Hotel is caringly tended after by a devoted staff. I appreciated this unique experience, and I hope that the hotel stays around in its current state for many years to come.
Community bathrooms and access-two flights of stairs.
Staff great!! Closes to train station.
No personal bathroom, writing down credit card information at check-in
Close to the train, close to downtown, cheap prices
I felt like travelled back in a hundred years, everything including staff looked like in a movie. It was so special you can hardly find anywhere. I loved it.
There were a lot of stairs. It is not wheelchair friendly unless they have an alternate entrance we were not aware of. The room Could have been cleaner. It doesn't take much to run a vacuum.
We liked that it was close to public transportation. We took the metro link from the airport almost directly to the hotel. It was also very close to the train station which was helpful since we were backpacking and carrying out belongings.
- Hard to get onto wifi - bed was incredibly too soft. - no 3-pronged plugs for computers - not a great neighborhood - left out important guest details in lounge/office. - Only paid the high rate because all other hotels were sold out. - No private bathroom
- The staff was extremely friendly but was not very well organized. - Very close to King station, stadiums and interesting areas. A lot of homeless though - VERY cool old hotel. A lot of history I found quite interesting and charming.
Small poorly maintained rooms
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