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Hotel Bellwether

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1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've stayed here several times for a night at a time. Each time we've enjoyed clean and tastefully finished rooms, quiet stays, and efficient and polite service at the front desk and elsewhere in the hotel. Very nice location on the Bellingham waterfront with nice views and walks along the water and marina.

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Seattle, WA
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33 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Ambiance -- that of a dignified and classy summer resort hotel "Back East". High ceilings with elaborate crown molding, substantial drapes, beautiful Italian furniture, opulently framed artwork. A cooler of lemon-cucumber water in the lobby in the afternoons, Comfortable and abundant outdoor furniture for relaxing on the waterside plaza. 2. Luxury details -- granite counter tops in the bathroom,... More 

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Carlee S, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear Diamondqueen, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a glowing and detailed review of your stay with us. We strive for every guest to have a truly outstanding experience, and I am so happy you were able to experience this during your stay. Your kind words have been shared with all of our staff. We would... More 

Lynnwood, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just stayed at the Bellwether for a mid-week getaway. The location is nice and the restaurant is good, plus there are several other nice eateries nearby. But they need a bit more attention to detail. In our room, #207, the drapery rod was broken and it was hard to get them shut completely. Also, the internet was very slow,... More 

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Carlee S, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear vintagemary98087, Thank you for your candid review of your stay with us. I was troubled to see we did not meet your expectations. We strive to create a truly memorable and relaxing experience for each guest, and we fell short with your stay. The maintenance issues you addressed have all been forwarded to our Director of Maintenance, and rest... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This really first class hotel was build up around a lighthouse. The design and furniture of the common spaces and the rooms are very nice and comfortable. We admired the wonderful view from the bathroom also. We really enjoyed every moments here, because the team payed attention everything, which was important.

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Carlee S, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear barabjanos, Thank you for visit and for sharing these kind words with us. We strive to create a unique and memorable experience for every guest, and I am pleased you experienced this. I hope we are able to welcome you back in the future. Warmly, Carlee Sanders Front Office Manager More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly Staff, beautiful view of the harbor ! Very romantic ! Perfect to spend a few days enjoying the beauty of Bellingham ,just relaxing or on a business trip ! Wether you enjoy a drink at the bar or breakfast in the dining room, every one wants to please ! We shall be back soon !

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Carlee S, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear Carmelo M, It was a pleasure hosting you during your business trip! I'm happy to see you were able to relax in between work. Thank you for your visit and I hope to welcome you back soon. Warmly, Carlee Sanders Front Office Manager More 

Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stayed at the Hotel for some specific shopping in Bellingham. We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel, the size of the rooms and the quality of the restaurant. The room was a bit dated, but still nice and functional. There was a good walkway right outside the hotel.

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Carlee S, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear Warren F, I am happy to see we exceeded your expectations; thank you for sharing! The Lighthouse Bar and Grill recently debuted a new menu, and has changed over to Summer hours. Also, we are beginning some exciting new upgrades to our guest rooms, and I hope to welcome you back soon so you may enjoy our refreshed look.... More 

Eugene, Oregon, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We recently stayed overnight at the Hotel Bellwether as we were in Bellingham for a quick business trip. Our room was clean, spacious and had a nice fireplace that provided a cozy atmosphere for reading while also allowing simultaneous viewing of scenic Bellingham Bay. Our bed was extremely comfortable! The restaurant was on it's winter schedule, so a reduced menu... More 

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Carlee S, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear Janet B, Thank you for your most recent stay with us! I'm happy to see you were able to relax by the fireplace while on your business trip. The Lighthouse Bar and Grill has returned to our Summer hours and is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, we just unveiled a brand new menu... More 

Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stayed here one night for our daughter's graduation. I booked early and got an excellent rate. The place is fantastic. From check-in to the check-out everything was professional, warm, inviting and an awesome view!

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Carlee S, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear carolb123meme, Thank you for your short and sweet review of your recent stay with us. I'm happy to see we were able to help make such a special weekend more memorable. Please visit us again soon! Warmly, Carlee Sanders Front Office Manager More 

Issaquah, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Bellwether this past weekend and I would like to report an incident regarding an item left in our room after check out which was not returned to me. I realized on our way home, just a few hours after we checked out, that I had not packed my brand new hair straightener... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My family loved our stay at the Bellwether. The staff was friendly and our room had a great water view. It was quite large and accommodated our family of 4 very well. The kids and I enjoyed walking around the harbor, watching the sailboats, and exploring the small marine life aquarium/education center at the harbor. We found a great place... More 

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Carlee S, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear ClaireW1226, It was a pleasure to read your thoughtful review; thank you for sharing! Our water view suites are perfect for guests traveling with children, and I'm happy to see you found the room spacious and comfortable. I agree, the Marine Life Center is a great excursion, and it is only moments away! Please visit us again soon! Warmly,... More 

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