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Hotel Bellwether

3.5 of 5 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auburn, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I like to take 2-3 day trips and are always looking for places to visit in our wonderful home of Washington State. Recently he took me to the Hotel Bellwether on the sound in Bellingham for a few days. We were absolutely delighted with the atmosphere, the views, the furnishings, cleanliness, service, live music in the bar,... More 

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

Dear Ronald B, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review of your stay with us. I am so happy to read you had such a lovely stay here with us. Thank you for your kind words regarding the staff, your comments have been shared with all departments. I hope we are able to welcome you... More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at this luxury hotel. We were greeted by David at the desk and he went above and beyond to help us enjoy our 10 year Anniversary. The executive waterside had a gorgeous view from the room balcony and even from the bed. Not quite as well as I hoped from the tub, but not a... More 

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

Dear lucy b, Congratulations on your ten year Anniversary, and thank you for celebrating with us! I am so happy to see David made you feel welcome-- I will be sure to pass along your comments. Our Executive Water rooms feature all the luxurious amenities to pamper yourself or someone special. I can't wait to welcome you back! Kindly, Carlee... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here even though the weather was poor in the off season (as expected, we were in town to visit friends). The view of the bay was excellent. We enjoyed the spacious room, balcony and kitchenette. The room was very clean and comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay there again. No warnings to note. They... More 

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

Dear cricketw44, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent stay with us. Our location is perfect for storm watching over Bellingham Bay while relaxing by the warmth of your fireplace. I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kindly, Carlee Sanders Front Office Manager More 

Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have stayed at the Bellwether before and came back for more luxury. The rooms are very well furnished and quiet. The staff are pleasant and while we didn't eat in the restaurant the service in the bar was very attentive and the food was great. This is not a cheap hotel but the location and service are worth paying... More 

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

Dear vulcancruisers, Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent visit. I agree, the Hotel Bellwether is the perfect destination to spoil and pamper someone special! I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kindly, Carlee Sanders Front Office Manager More 

Big Bear City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place is nice. No doubt about it. Good size room, Good size bathroom with a jetted oval tub and a separate shower. Tub has shuttered window into the room. Bed is very comfortable, gas fireplace in the room. Restaurant view is beautiful. Lobby is nice. But - Shutters in bath do not stay closed - no privacy in bathroom... More 

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

Dear OffnGone, Thank you for your candid review of your recent stay with us. I apologize your stay was anything less than superb. Constructive feedback such as yours provides us with an opportunity to learn and grow, bringing us closer to our goal of 100% guest satisfaction. I would like to invite you back to the Hotel Bellwether-- please contact... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Stayed over the 3 days of Christmas and had a fabulous break. The hotel exceeded our expectations and we will revisit. Our room overlooked the bay and was spacious with everything we could need. There was a fridge in the room which was a bonus for chilling drinks and to keep little treats we had taken with us for the... More 

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

Dear NY152, I am delighted to see you had a fabulous getaway over the holiday-- thank you for sharing! We strive to create a memorable and relaxing stay for each and every guest and I am happy to see this was your experience. Your glowing comments have been shared with our restaurant staff. I hope to welcome you back next... More 

New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Rooms are terrific, with private gas fireplace and nice finishes. Bed very comfortable and bathroom luxurious. Parking convenient 1 floor below lobby level with gated entrance, service excellent with on site restaurant. Used the business services computer and printer successfully. Nice to come 'home' to. Shortcomings are 1) fitness is in a different building and kind of small, 2) Loud... More 

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

Dear Flint8521, Thank you for your detailed review. I am so happy to read you considered us your "home" during your visit. Your comments regarding loud housekeeping services have been brought to the attention of our Head Housekeeper. I apologize that you were disturbed while enjoying the comforts of your room. I hope to see you again soon-- you may... More 

Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This hotel is one of the best in the entire area. I will admit that the room rate is a little high but it is well worth it! If you travel on business, this hotel has very good beds, the rooms are quite and spacious, restaurant and bar on site and if you don't like the menu, there are 3... More 

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

Dear Jerry F, Thank you for your glowing review of the Hotel Bellwether! Our location overlooking Bellingham Bay boasts some of the best views in town, and I am so happy you were able to enjoy a water view room. I am looking forward to welcoming you back! For reservations, please contact our friendly front desk staff at 360-392-3100 24... More 

Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I tagged along with a work trip for my husband. Bellingham is a nice small town with many interesting places to see. Hotel Bellwether is arguably the nicest place in the area to stay. Right by the water, we were able to book an Orca watch boat trip, and not disappointed. The rooms are comfortable. Jacuzzi tub, wet bar, and... More 

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

Dear novacamp, Thank you for your detailed review of your stay with us. I am so happy you were able to enjoy all of our amenities that truly make the Hotel Bellwether the ultimate destination in the Pacific Northwest. I can't wait to welcome you back! Kindly, Carlee Sanders Front Office Manager More 

Lake Forest, Illinois
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131 reviews 131 reviews
18 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Beautiful hotel overlooking Bellingham Harbor. Rooms are large and comfortable but the designer did not pay attention to the details which truly make a hotel stand out from the crowd such as room lighting which is lacking. Strangely, in our room there was no light at all in the shower or over the toilet. Staff was attentive and there are... More 

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

Dear Fastsailor, Thank you for your candid review of your most recent stay with us. I am happy to see you were comfortable in our spacious rooms. I would like to apologize for the lack of adequate lighting in your room. I have forwarded your comments to appropriate departments. I hope to welcome you back soon! Please feel free to... More 

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Address: 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Bellwether 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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Also Known As:
Bellwether Hotel Bellingham
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Bellingham
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
#6 Family Hotel in Bellingham

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