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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
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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 1289 reviews Very good
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Score from 1104 reviews Review score
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Score from 470 reviews Excellent
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Score from 693 reviews Excellent
Staff great!! Closes to train station.
Community bathrooms and access-two flights of stairs.
Close to the train, close to downtown, cheap prices
No personal bathroom, writing down credit card information at check-in
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
If you read the reciews before you won't get surprises.
Small poorly maintained rooms
This is a hotel with style and charm. But be aware that this charm is the charm of the 1940s and 50s. So everybody looking for a standard modern hotel produced right off the assembly line, then this is not the place to go. If you are ready to make some compromise and trade modern facilities for well preserved history then go for it. The staff is a bunch of characters, I liked them, but again it is not the standard hotel personel. The cafe, where you get some breakfast, I dare to recommend beyond the trade off from above.
Historic landmark hotel with lots of character. Great coffee shop part of the hotel. On the border of the Asian neighborhoods. Convenient to downtown and sports venues. Very clean and welcoming. Excellent value!
This is how people stayed in hotels 100 years ago...small rooms, shared bath, creaky floors, etc. So not for everyone. Edge of Asian quarter neighborhood a little funky.
very nice and friendly hostess
Liked the location for the price. One staff member made some great suggestions and was very friendly.
Area is very sketchy at night. There were no locks on the men's bathroom, nor did the men's bathroom door close. Building looked trashed. Needs some heavy remodeling. Refused to shred our IDs after our stay and the book that the IDs were kept in weren't in a secure location. Some staff members were sketchy. Room pictures online were very de·ceiving in terms of quality of room being paid for. Building just needs some touching up.
furniture is very old..room smells terrible.. no bathroom in room.. no tv.. no lock.. no power supply.. no nothing
a jewel of time travel back to the 1800s. not centrally located nor surrounded by shops and cafes but walkable. rooms clean and homey, staff friendly, building rich with history and many friendly ghosts.
the steps The bathrooms the dark halls needs a lift this hotel
I love this hotel and will be back again the next time I'm in Seattle. The location in the International District is perfectly situated just a couple blocks from the light rail and Amtrak stations and only a few blocks from Pioneer Square. The tea house / coffee shop downstairs is excellent and very comfortable with games and lots of reading material. But the best thing about this hotel is the people. They really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and welcome. I brought my 10 year old niece with me for the weekend and they treated her like gold. She was given a Japanese (Kimono?) garment to wear around the hotel and was given flowers and a card on the way out. If you don't mind shared bathrooms and prefer historic, simple (and less expensive) hotels then Panama Hotel is the place to stay in Seattle.
I had a great nights sleep. The bed was very comfortable. Everything was very clean and I surprisingly enjoyed very much the lack of television or other tech in the room.
Very old hotel for sure but if your reason is to see a sporting event this is the ideal spot
Hotel was a lovely old building with the authentic old furniture and seemed little a friendly / family vibe
It boasted Japanese restaurants nearby which was closed.
Close to the Amtrak Station.
Old single pane windows on a noisy street, no air conditioning, so it was difficult to sleep.
Crisp white linens, windows that opened to the fresh air.
Looks a little tired. Could use some refreshing, but overall a fun experience.
The location was great for getting to Safeco Field. The price was nice too.
The bathrooms are shared, there is no TV, and everything is very very old. But that all adds to the charm. And after a night out we didn't really care about all of that anyway.
The nostalgia... stories, timeline, photos, the 'Hotel on the Corner' book
The steep staircase to the front desk, esp. when I forget something n-da room.
I liked that they had wi fi and the bed was very comfortable, I slept very well. The bedding and the towels were very clean, I did not have qualms about them. I also liked that they provided "breakfast", coffee with a pastry, but at least I got that. I would recommend it to a budget traveller who is not too finicky about shared bathrooms
The bathroom and toilet were down the corridor, very inconvenient for using at night. There was a very strong smell, not sure of what, but it pervaded the whole corridor. The carpet in the room was not very clean. The room was very small, had to jump over my cases to get about.
Location, confort and facilities
European-style hotel without ensuite bathroom, inexpensive while being well-located, and kinda funky in a good way.
Of course this kind of hotel -- no bathroom in the room (there is a tiny sink) -- doesn't appeal to some. But I like it, and I really liked my stay.
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