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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Big Bear City, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Vancouver, Canada
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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New York
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14 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Portland, Oregon
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Lake Forest, Illinois
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A beautiful place to relax and and be refreshed. Great staff that really cared, and good service. This Hotel was handy to home, though it felt like we were miles away. We look forward to our next get away there.

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To chattyk2014, Thank you for taking a moment to write us this simple and sweet review. We strive to provide an excellent and unique stay for all of our guests, and it seems you were able to experience this. For your next stay, you can book with our friendly front desk staff at 360.392.3100 or 1.877.411.1200. We hope to welcome... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was my first trip to Bellingham and I absolutley fell in love with the Bellwether Hotel. The staff was very helpful and the room was beautiful. I look forward to my next trip to this great city and can't wait to stay at the hotel.

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Julie F, Thank you for this short and sweet review! Your kind words bring a smile to my face. We are also looking forward to your next visit! Please contact our friendly front desk staff at 360.392.3100 or 1.877.411.1200 to book. You can also check out our website for our latest deals and promotions. Sincerely, Nicolette Dixon 360.392.3100 More 

Plainfield, New Jersey
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69 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Bellingham is halfway between gritty and gentrified, but when the weather is fine in the Pacific Northwest, there is no better place to be. Traveling on business, with a meeting downtown, it was a natural choice. It sits out on the end of pier with magnificient views of the harbor and the mountains beyond. My room had a great view... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Brian Thomas, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us back in August. I am glad you enjoyed your room and had a fun time at our Blues, Brews, and BBQ. Our restaurant, the Lighthouse Bar & Grill, has THE BEST views in town, overlooking the harbor and Bellingham Bay. I'm happy that you were able to relax and... More 

Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very clean and great service. Beds are super comfortable. Balconies offer a lovely morning view. The trail around the hotel is the best part – nothing like taking in the sail boats as they pass by. The lighthouse in front of the hotel adds a lot of character.

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Rainxx, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! I'm glad that you enjoyed our property. The Lighthouse out front not only adds character, but it is also the best guestroom in town! It has 3 stories: the first is a living room with a fireplace, the second is the luxurious bedroom with a giant... 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
#5 Family Hotel in Bellingham
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham

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