Pan Pacific Seattle
What We Love
- Downtown location makes for easy access to all Seattle’s sights
- Cutting-edge business and entertainment technology
- Award-winning restaurant, SeaStar
- Eco- and health-conscious, but posh and pampering
What To Know
- A $2 nightly tourism fee will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- On a quiet plaza with residential towers
- Not well marked; it’s hard to spot from the street below (look above the Whole Foods)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The 160-room Pan Pacific reflects the brand’s Asian aesthetic, adapted to Seattle. Making fabulous use of natural light in this notoriously overcast city, the hotel has floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase stellar views of Lake Union to the north and the Space Needle to the west. The lobby has a futuristic feel, with an elliptical staircase that appears to dangle from the ceiling without visible support. Clever backlighting fashions a “floating” fireplace, and pieces from Paul Allen’s personal art collection are on display, and Mod furnishings in coffee colors sit below a Calder-like blown-glass chandelier. Yet Michael Knutson’s 8×8-foot untitled lobby centerpiece explodes with color, proving that Pan Pacific Seattle is anything but neutral.
Bed & Bath
Hallways leading to guestrooms are lined with black-and-white 19th-century photographs depicting the neighborhood, providing a sense of history and perspective (the hotel is part of a mixed-use urban renewal project revitalizing the South Lake Union district). Once through the door, designers Hirsch Bedner opted for sleek minimalism, with burnished zebrawood furnishings and a palette of warm taupe and slate. All have premium Hypnos beds, Herman Miller desk chairs, iHome docking devices, satellite radio and free WiFi. Half the rooms offer unimpeded views of Lake Union and the iconic Space Needle; the rest gaze onto the tranquil landscaped courtyard.
Green practices and great grub distinguish the SeaStar Restaurant & Raw Bar. Chef/owner John Howie has prepared meals at NYC’s prestigious James Beard House, and he wrote the definitive cookbooks on cedar-plank grilling. He utilizes the freshest Northwest products, filtered through a global gastro-sensibility — cedar-grilled king crab legs are the signature specialty. Slurp down some oysters before heading down the hill or out around Lake Union for a night, and enjoy Seattle for all the reasons locals love it.
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Outstanding experience and customer service! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and CJ, the customer experience manager, made our stay so special. It exceeded our expectations, he upgraded our room and left flowers, candy, as well as a thoughtful note. We also ordered room service for breakfast and it was delicious. Thank you for the great stay, and CJ for the great customer service! We will for sure be back and recommending it to all our friends.
This fairly centrally located hotel is modern and has good sized rooms with the sort of facilities any business hotel should have (but most don't). I particularly liked the spacious bathroom and ergonomic chair at the desk. Very happy to stay here again, even though it doesn't have all the amenities a larger hotel would have.
This was my first time staying in a Pan Pacific hotel.
Arriving late, the check in was both friendly and quick. The room is spacious, and comfortable. I had a huge bathroom, with a large jetted tub and a separate shower, the king size bed was comfortable. The room had an evening turndown service.
The wifi was fast and reliable. The gym, while in a separate building just opposite the main entrance was excellent.
No complaints about the conference facilities.
The location was a 10 minute walk to the market in Seattle, and in the other direction a 10 minute walk to the Space Needle.
I would definitely stay here again.
Terrific location if you want to be downtown without the chaos. Hotel anchors a small plaza ringed with residences that's just quiet enough, plus a Whole Foods store accessible down a set of stairs. A short walk to the market and stores.
Room was clean and pretty nifty. The staff were helpful and my daughters and I were treated like we were valued. Ordered room service for breakfast.......food was excellent. Would definitely stay again.