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605 1/2 South Main Street, International District, Seattle, WA 98104 – Show map
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Free! 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.
Free! 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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Centrally located in downtown Seattle, this convenient hotel is within walking distance of many of the city's attractions such as the Space Needle and Pike Place Market.
Score from 1065 reviews Review score
This Seattle hotel features a rooftop patio with views of the Space Needle, just 1 mile away. Each allergy-free guest room features a flat-screen satellite TV. A fitness center is on site.
Score from 745 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 1093 reviews Very good
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 788 reviews Good
This was within blocks of the train station where we wanted to leave from. If my husband was able to walk further than he can, we'd have been able to walk to it. This is an historic hotel written about in a wonderful book which I can't remember the name of.
From the sidewalk to the office there must be 25 steep stairs.....and no elevator. I have stability problems and my husband has COPD. I didn't mind having the restroom down the hall, but people who must get up in the night might find it inconvenient, and there is only a bathtub, no shower.
No elevator. reception is 2 flights up. Noise from the outside.
The staff was friendly and carried my bag up the 2 flights of stairs. I loved the hard wood throughout the hotel.
I was expecting there to be a bathroom in the room, and a TV, along with WiFi. None of these were available. Also, this hotel is in a bad part of town so I didn't feel comfortable walking around in the evening by myself.
The idea of a vintage type hotel at a reasonable price. The pictures made it look very classy.
The rooms were TINY, door locks were flimsy, and the bed was VERY uncomfortable and noisy. Squeaking and creaking when we got into it.
Location and value for money
Decor a little shabby but authentic
Great historic hotel from 1910, like going back in time. Staff helpful and nice. Furniture looks original too.
I think the bed was from 1910 as well. Bouncy, small and uncomfortable. Bath and shower down the hall felt like camping.
Short bed, shared toilet with broken door, shared bathroom, place in a urgent need of TLC
5min walk to the Clink !! Appreciated the uniqueness of building and the commitment of owners/managers to keep it that way...yes it is old....yes it is well worn....yes you will share a toilet and shower / bath with others, but do not let that stop you. Tea House was lovely, used it morning and night. Price was right for solo trvlr. Room and Public facilities (showers/toilets) were clean . I felt safe. Kept up your fitness regimen (36 stairs from street to lobby :) !
bouncy spring bed may be vintage-accurate however makes one seasick.
I only stayed for about 20 minutes after checking in and seeing the room I was issued. There was a bed, dresser, and sink (with brown already opened soap on it). Before checking in and after checking out the service was mediocre at best. Again, NOT RECOMMENDED
Great location! Good price
BRIGHT lights just outside windows; a shade or dark curtain would help a lot! Very loud just outside windows all night long; a fan would help. Very warm, even with window open; a fan would help. "Breakfast" was meager
Location in the international area was fun. New restaurants for us to try out. The breakfast was exceptional! Not the usual bad coffee and mass manufactured pastry, this was a REAL quality coffee shop with great coffee, and an excellent of bakery quality goods.
Bathrooms down the hall. Men's was closer to our room, but the women's was way down the hall, and crossed the main corridor to the office so really had to dress before those nighttime excursions. There was no privacy for conversation in our room either. We could completely hear every word of the couple next door, and certainly didn't miss the domestic dispute! Obviously not a place for any intimate activities unless you are the sort that likes to go public.
This hotel has character, a fabulous owner who is still onsite at 945pm checking in guests, comfy beds, windows that open, and walking distance to the train station.
The price was great and the staff was super friendly. We had a lovely stay. The location is right in the middle of everything.
This is an old building so you have community bathrooms and shared shower etc which is pretty small. I also was not a giant fan of walking up three flights of stairs to get to our room - it was pretty hot out. Honestly though I just had not been there before so it was unexpected.
When I first arrived, and with no clue as what to expect, I was daunted by the two floor walk up to the office -- I had a very big suitcase, backpack etc. But a hotel worker whisked my big case upwards. Upstairs, I realized I was in 1910's-30's Asian Seattle mixed with a funky and fun old style Italian pensione. The Panama has great character and presence, its history is everywhere. And I found it quite enjoyable, refreshing and very real. The staff was eclectic, friendly and helpful, Jan the owner was very considerate and proud of her hotel. I slept soundly, something I don't often do in modern chain hotels. The free breakfast in the old-style Japanese-American cafe was most welcome and tasty including gourmet tea. The location within Seattle's Chinatown (or International District as it is now politically corrected to) was great (I love Chinatowns/International Districts) as was the closeness to downtown. When I'm in Seattle again, I will happily find my way to the Panama. Many thanks.
I thought having to go down the hall for a shower would be a bit of nuisance -- but it really wasn't (no wait, no hassle). Admittedly I didn't like having to go down the hall for the bathroom all that much -- but again, it wasn't much of a problem.
Really clean room and washroom, Close to Amtrak station, 24/7 service for late check in/ early check out, nice staff...
The first feeling: Oh my Good, where I'm.... I have nevere seen similar hotel like this one. Just in old crime stories.
The history, quirkiness & character made this place worth the stay. Like entering a time machine and being transported into another era. You certainly can't get that experience at a Marriott or a Days Inn. The location was also fantastic.
The shower was broken and the tub I had to use instead was pretty dusty. The "free breakfast" was just a coffee plus one not-great pastry from the shop below which didn't open until 8am.That being said, I didn't mind much since the uniqueness of the place made up for it.
Wifi worked well, staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was nice in the morning (if the worker shows up on time to offer it). Although there was only one shower for the whole floor (a negative aspect), it was a nice shower and offered privacy.
Hotel cost much too much and offered very little. Rooms were extremely worn out and dirty, offered no expected amenities from a 2 star hotel. Toilets offered no privacy as there are two in a small room in which the doors did not lock and were only 3 feet tall. While washing your hands at the sink you could even see the guy in the stall right next to you (small doors that expose your knees yet can be easily seen over when standing). The complex also offered no sound insulation causing us to have to listen to a man vomiting all night in the bathroom down the hall. The hotel is located in a poorer neighborhood, and walking north to the city center required passing dozens of homeless and shady characters.
there was no tv in my room
*Staff were friendly and helpful
*The shower was terrible, no water pressure, you could not get the temperature right. * There was so much noise that you didn't get much sleep.
Staff was ENORMOUSLY helpful...printed out our boarding passes in their own office and telephoned us later to say we hadnt picked up one. A warm sense of history; would happily stay there again, Great sources of info about restaurants and places to visit and local transport,etc etc. YAY!
a general problem NOT confined to the hotel is occasional balky wifi system. BUT staff were extremely helpful in letting us use office system
too much light & noise thru window; had to wait for bathroom every time; stairs were difficult, esp. up to 2nd floor to check in
Excellent. Full of history and kindness. Jan is the nicest person I have seen in a while. She hugged me when I left, making me feel very welcome. And I stayed one night only. Brilliant landmark in very good location. You won't go there if you're looking for a Hilton treatment. You will go there to feel at home, just in a bit older building :)
Good coffee house and pretty cheap for downtown Seattle. The location isn't too bad.
There was nothing good about this place at all. I stayed there for a week and not once did they clean my room or provide clean towels. If you want clean towels you have to steal them from other rooms. The shared bathroom was pretty gross as to be expected. There was no AC and keeping the windows open is difficult because of all the noise. Overall this place is not very good. Its fine for one night but anything more than that sucks.
Enjoyed local Japanese restaurants and the atmosphere of historical significance. Beautiful linen.
No hot water in room basin First night bed very uncomfortable
Staffs are kind and helpful, and I enjoyed the lovery room with 100year-old(?) furnitures.
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