Panama Hotel Bed & Breakfast

605-1/2 S. Main St. (6th Ave. S.) Seattle WA

Period lodging with antique-filled guest rooms.

Located in the Old Japan Town section of the International District, this historic European-style hotel gained its most recent fame with a starring role in Jamie Ford's novel, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet." The property was built in 1910 by the first known Japanese-American architect in Seattle, Sabro Ozasa, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006. The guest rooms are somewhat dark and small, but they are nicely outfitted with white linens, down comforters and handmade antique pre-WWII armoires. Competitive rates make up for inconveniences such as shared bathrooms. The hotel is convenient for visiting the city's two sports stadiums, and it is also close to the Amtrak station, Pioneer Square, the Wing Luke Museum and numerous excellent Asian restaurants. In the mornings, it's not uncommon to see groups practicing Tai Chi in the nearby parks. Since 1985 the hotel has been owned by Jan Johnson, a friendly Seattleite who is happy to offer guests sightseeing and restaurant recommendations. A Japanese bathhouse is located on-site.

Hotel Information


605-1/2 S. Main St. (6th Ave. S.) Seattle WA 98104 U.S.


206-223-9242 Hotel’s Website

Hotel Features

Bed and Breakfast

Hotel Rates

Singles & Doubles $90-$120


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