Pan Pacific Seattle Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Belltown, Seattle, Washington

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Cons

  • Longish walk to major attractions
  • Lacks neighborhood ambiance
  • Pricey parking fees

Bottom Line

This elegant, contemporary luxury hotel is an excellent choice for travelers with business in northern Belltown or South Lake Union. That said, its location is a bit of a schlep to sightseeing, shopping, and the coveted waterfront, so if pleasure is the reason for your visit, best to book one of the hotels closer to Pike Place Market.

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 Scene

This 11-story downtown hotel shows off modern design in a no-nonsense urban complex

Walk into the lobby of this sleekly designed hotel, and you’ll immediately notice the edgy architecture, use of pale limestone and wood, and lots of natural light, all of which give the place a contemporary Asian aesthetic. It’s situated in the middle of a multi-use complex that mingles condos, cleaners, and coffee shops, and while proximity to those vendors certainly make things convenient -- there’s everything from a Whole Foods supermarket to a pharmacy to a FedEx location steps outside the door -- they're hardly the kind of posh surroundings that would enhance a luxurious stay. On the other hand, if you book wisely, you’ll end up with a postcard-worthy view of the iconic Space Needle (a true score on New Year’s Eve, when it hosts an annual fireworks display), and that just may compensate for whatever ambiance is lacking in the immediate area.

 Location

Walk to everything? Sort of -- but you might get tired of the distance

It’s not that you can’t get to everything easily from this northern Belltown location (just below the border with South Lake Union location, a.k.a. "SLU"). It’s that, unlike some of the other downtown hotels, the Sheraton or Grand Hyatt, say, nothing is right out the door -- including all the charm the Emerald City has to offer, like the Pike Place Market, waterfront, and renowned art museum. In fact, the neighborhood in which the admittedly elegant Pan Pacific sits is downright business-oriented, so it’s hard to understand why (unless you have work-related meetings in the area) anyone would choose this particular hotel over one that’s more attractively situated. The neighborhood is growing, however, and the Nordstrom flagship store is only a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

  • 1 block from the Seattle Street Trolley that will take you to the heart of downtown Seattle ($2.50)
  • 10-minute walk to the Nordstrom flagship store
  • 15-minute walk or 5-minute drive to the Space Needle
  • 20-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride to Pike Place Market, Seattle Art Museum, and shopping
  • 20-minute walk or 5-minute taxi ride to waterfront, ferries, and cruise terminals
  • Sea-Tac International Airport is a 20-minute drive south on I-5 (about $45 by taxi)

 Rooms

267 serene guestrooms and suites, some with a coveted Space Needle view

Denny Suite
Denny Suite

Clean, spare design dominates the slate-colored guestrooms and suites at the Pan Pacific, designed by architect Hirsch Bedner. Expect a large, Japanese soaking tub, a serene aesthetic, and no clutter or outdated furniture. But some may find that the peek-a-boo bathrooms lack privacy: A sliding screen opens so you can enjoy the view from the tub or watch TV, but the screen barely muffles sound when closed. Upgrade to a Balcony Studio Suite and it won’t be a problem, as the tub has its own window view, no screen needed.

All Rooms Include:

  • Free Wi-Fi and Ethernet access
  • 42-inch LCD HDTV
  • Desk with Herman Miller chair
  • iHome docking station
  • Radio preset with personalized music selections
  • Hypnos bed with 360-count Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Free Torrefazione coffee/tea service
  • Minibar
  • Big Japanese soaking tub and separate walk-in shower
  • Hairdryer (iron and ironing board upon request)
  • Safe that fits a laptop

 Features

Contemporary elegance and every business amenity is packed into this urban hotel

Whirlpool in the fitness center
Whirlpool in the fitness center
  • 24-hour fitness center with whirlpool and sauna
  • Free Town Car service within downtown corridor
  • Free Wi-Fim. to
  • 24-hour business center
  • Vida Spa is located in the multi-use complex, but not directly in the hotel. It features 17 treatment rooms, relaxation lounge, and infrared saunas.
  • Dry cleaning and laundry services
  • Valet parking (for a daily fee)
  • 5,000 square feet of function space (including ballroom)
  • Pets allowed

 Food

A seafood restaurant, a lobby bar, and a Starbucks

  • Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar attracts locals as well as guests with its fresh Pacific Northwest seafood specialties, available for lunch and dinner.
  • Lobby bar with seasonal outdoor seating
  • Starbucks right next to the lobby
  • 24-hour room service

 Bottom Line

This elegant, contemporary luxury hotel is an excellent choice for travelers with business in northern Belltown or South Lake Union. That said, its location is a bit of a schlep to sightseeing, shopping, and the coveted waterfront, so if pleasure is the reason for your visit, best to book one of the hotels closer to Pike Place Market.

Things You Should Know About Pan Pacific Seattle

Address

  • 2125 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

Room Types

  • Balcony Studio Suite
  • Deluxe City View Room
  • Deluxe Lake View Room
  • Deluxe Space Needle Room
  • Denny Suite
  • Premium City View Room
  • Premium Corner Room
  • Premium Lake View Room
  • Premium Space Needle Room
  • Space Needle Corner Room
  • Studio Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 267
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Belltown, Seattle
Address: 2125 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, USA
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