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Marlton, NJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I have to admit.. I booked this trip for work and didn't read all the details like the shared bathroom and shower, but knew that I was getting to stay downtown Seattle for peanuts. All in all, excellent place. The history alone is worth the trip. From checkin, which I got in late due to a wonderful delayed flight,...

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Savanna, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel as it showed very close to the train station, only 4 blocks uphill the whole way. We arrived at the front door and opened it and were greeted by a long staircase to get to check in. The man who checked us in was very friendly but I find it very strange that they were unable...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Access was difficult with many stairs and doors across stairs before getting to reception area. Checking in was confusing with young staff trying to deal with more than one client at a time. The room and facilities were very basic with shared amenities that often had dirty bath tub and no toilet paper. The bed was original from japan and...

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Hertfordshire
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I stayed here with a friend, I guess like a lot of people because it does have way more reasonable rates compared to other downtown hotels. I would say that we did stay during the Labor Day weekend so I'm guessing it was probably quite busy for the staff- they were quite mixed, one was really awesome and others kind...

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

My room was neat and clean, the shared women's bathroom down the hall was also very neat and clean. The only problem I had was getting my suitcase down the massive set of stairs in the morning when I went to leave. There's no elevator because it is on the historic register. A polite man working there during the day...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 18 September 2016

In short: It’s nothing like a modern hotel experience but if you need to be downtown for less than $140 a night, it can work. Just not with kids. Pros: Costs less than most other downtown hotels, very convenient to baseball and football stadiums, train station and ferry terminal, decent Japanese food nearby. It’s clean. Cons: terrible wi-fi, ancient spring...

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Clovis, California
Reviewed 17 September 2016

From the moment of entering in this beautiful historical building to the end of my stay...Wow, I loved every moment of it. Ms Jan Johnson is the owner of the Panama Hotel built in 1910 and what a lovely lady she is and who really sees the interest of her guess. I have had the opportunity to get to know...

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Mannheim, Germany
Reviewed 11 September 2016

The panama hotel is more like a hostel (i.e. it has clean shared showers and toilets). For that, the price is quite high. At the same time, you get a quite comfortable room with a lot of charme. Also, the price includes a (quite good) coffee or tea and pastries in the associated cafe (which itself is worth a visit)!...

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

clean and friendly, full of character, great price, incredible location in oldest part of seattle w great food all around. the panama is a gem! we will definitely b back. clawed foot tub in ladies bathroom.

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night. It's fair to say that I cannot imagine another place anywhere in the world just like this one, but in a good way. The gentleman who saw to us was very helpful not only with the room but suggesting where to go in the day that we had. It was nice that he took...

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Additional Information about Panama Hotel

Address: 605 1/2 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98104-2717
Region: United States > Washington > Seattle > Downtown , International District
Price Range: $169 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 101
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“First floor had awesome WiFi”
 of 5 bubbles natalieandmonkey, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Clean, Quiet, & Great Hospitality”
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  • Love the door handle
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 of 5 bubbles TroyH65, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“In the summer, room facing S. Main is best as gets no direct sun.”
 of 5 bubbles Bourgogne15, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No A/C so get a room that you can open the window.”
 of 5 bubbles Wikster1, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 128 was great”
 of 5 bubbles bobmI5983WK, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
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