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605 1/2 South Main Street, 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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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 835 reviews Good
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 1095 reviews Review score
Located a 15-minute walk to the Olympic Sculpture Park, overlooking the Pudget Sound, this Seattle Inn features a furnished rooftop terrace.
Score from 1447 reviews Very good
This European style hotel in downtown Seattle is a 15-minute monorail ride from the Space Needle. It features an on-site restaurant, gym and contemporary rooms with an iPod docking station.
Score from 434 reviews Good
It was unique and eccentric. The staff was very friendly.
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.
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 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!
Location and the Wifi. And the fact that I could get a hotel room for $99 on NYE.
The bed was far from comfortable and the bedding was dirty/stained.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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