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605 1/2 S Main St Seattle, WA 98104
605 1/2 South Main StreetUSWashingtonSeattle98104
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Brick quarters dating to 1910 offering rooms with shared baths, plus teahouse & Japanese bathhouse.- Google

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Max Grimoldi
10 months ago
Nice and traditional European style hotel, the staff is very friendly and the coffee/tea house is excellent! :)
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Victor Chudnovsky
4 years ago
The coffee house is good: great ambiance and location, tasty pastries. The hotel owner offers tours where she talks about the history of the Panama Hotel, a very moving account of the effects of the Japanese internment here in Seattle. While she talks at great length (she's very excited about her story and about explaining the historic pictures in the cafe), the real highlight is going down into the old public bath in the basement. Fascinating! You can make reservations for the tour, which is offered a few times a week, by getting in touch with the cafe.
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Kimberly Schaub
2 years ago
They have a good coffee selection and great seating -- especially in their separate area. I recommend it!
A Google User
6 years ago
I started staying at the Panama in October of 1996. It was my second time in Seattle. I was an Alaska fisherman and needed an affordable place to stay while looking for a boat to get on at Fisherman's Terminal. Finding the Panama was the best part of my stay in Seattle. The Panama is an historical landmark and is really kept up nicely by it's owner and operator, Jan. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The bathrooms are kept spotless as is the shower. Needless to say, Jan runs a pretty tight ship. The tea and coffee house (also run by Jan), which wasn't part of the hotel when I stayed there back in 1996, is exellent as I've recently been back and have discovered it's unique charm and atmophere. The hotel is located in on the "edge" of the international district. Exellent restaurants (Thank you Ichiban restaurant! You're the best!), and shops. The Panama is also located near may bus stops which makes it easy to go sight seeing in the city for little or no cost if you stay within the "ride free" zone on any route. If your looking for a nice place to stay that's clean, affordable and comfortable, the Panama is your best bet in Seattle.
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Matt Haniger
10 months ago
Super service. Comfortably clean. Tea house is great too.
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Clotilde Vierle
a year ago
Great ambience, great tea selection and quality, friendly service....
A Google User
4 years ago
Terrible service: The tea is great, but that's a compliment to their supplier, Rishi Teas. The building is great. The service is laughably deplorable, and I'm embarrassed to have come here. They don't listen when you order, and then they get it wrong. They're always out of whatever kind of food you want. The servers are slow and inefficient. If you strapped random cafe items to headless chickens and let them roam free in the cafe, you'd probably get what you wanted faster and more accurately.
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A Google User
3 years ago
Poor almond croissant was so, so tough. Flavor was good, but there was no tenderness at all. Took 33 minutes to get two cups of brewed tea and one croissant. Go just for the history of the building.