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Hotel Bellwether

1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Ranked #7 of 23 hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Vickie J Burlington, Washington, United States
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Burlington, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful stay and everyone was very helpful. We were there for a friends wedding and it was beautiful. Our room was on the third floor above the outdoor patio, looking over the marina. Highly recommend!

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

To Vickie J, I am glad that you had a wonderful time at your friend's wedding! We are known for our amazing views and beautiful weddings, not to mention our friendly and attentive staff. If you or someone you know if looking for a wedding venue, please keep us in mind. We even have special off season rates for those... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful room, nice amenities, great staff at check out and check in but.. Our friends were driving up from Portland to meet us for dinner. Due to traffic, etc. they arrived late. The restaurant stops taking orders at 9PM, our friends arrived at 8:45, and we hurriedly ordered. Two orders of Prime Rib (aka Rubber) Two orders of fried oysters... More

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

To GWMarcia, Thank you for taking a moment to review your recent stay with us. I am glad to hear that you were overall pleased with our rooms, amenities, and our first class front desk staff. Usually we receive glowing comments in regards to our beds and pillows, but I suppose each individual has different preferences. I encourage you to... More

San Antonio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late due to delay in Anacortes - we fell into bed and were impressed with quiet & the bed! The staff were all wonderful....although at that hour there was no bell service. It wasn't far from the private parking to the elevator. There was coffee in the room & lobby. We only had the one night & day... More

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

To Deb S, Thank you for writing us this short and sweet review! I will forward your comments in regards to the lack of overnight houseman to the General Manager. I hope to welcome you back to our property in the future, maybe for a longer stay this time, in order to fully enjoy all of our luxurious amenities. Please... More

Turlock
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A grand view of Bellingham Bay only interrupted by the pass through fireplace between the bedroom and the beautiful jetted tub. This hotel is extremely romantic, so take your favorite person with you! There is many options to arrival, park your yacht in the harbor, fly in to the local international airport, or drive in from Vancouver or Seattle just... More

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

To Craig C, Thank you for taking the time to write us this fantastic review! Our property is know for it's romantic atmosphere and we host many guests for special birthdays, anniversaries, and wedding nights. One of our most popular packages is definitely Romance by the Bay. This package includes 3 long stemmed roses, sparkling white wine, a bath bomb... More

Fort St. John, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Bellwether in August 2014 and had an amazing time. The hotel is beautiful, the staff is friendly, the rooms are extremely comfortable ( bedding and pillows fantastic, spa tub was relaxing at the end of the day and the balcony overlooking the harbour was beautiful during the day and especially at sunset).... More

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

To Sarah O, Thank you for this great review! I am glad that you and your husband had a good stay with us. Our views are absolutely breathtaking, especially during sunset. I will forward your kind words in regards to the spa to our partners at Zazen. It sounds like you will be back, so make sure to contact our... More

Wenatchee, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We rode our motorcycles to Bellingham to escape the torrid July heat and found the Bellwether to be a welcome respite. While we did not have a water view, the room was extremely well-appointed, with comfortable bed, large soaking tub and separate shower, and fireplace (off for Summer). Despite opening onto the courtyard above the check-in portico, the room was... More

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

To Sara U, Thank you so much for writing us this amazing review! Your words bring a smile to my face! We strive to provide an excellent and unique stay for every guest and it appears that you were able to experience this. It sounds like you will be back, so please contact our friendly front desk staff at 360.392.3100... More

Wilsonville, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Bellwether is a lovely property, the staff are very welcoming and helpful. We stayed in the Sunset Suite which is beautifully appointed, relaxing, comfortable bed, fluffy white robes and over-sized thick towels and the bowl of fresh fruit a delightful surprise. You feel very pampered. The views of the bay, marina, hotel grounds and mountains are just amazing. The... More

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

To Trish1946, Thank you this glowing review of our hotel! I'm glad that the incident in the restaurant did not hinder your stay. I hope to welcome you back again soon! Please contact our friendly front desk staff at 1.877.411.1200 or 360.392.3100 to make your next booking. Sincerely, Nicolette Dixon 360.392.3100 More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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122 reviews 122 reviews
54 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Bellingham isn't anything to take a second look at, but The Bellwether was a lovely respite. Right on the waterfront of Bellingham Bay you have an excellent view of boats, float planes and mountains. It's gorgeous. The rooms are well appointed - beds are exceptionally comfy with luscious silk bedding. The bathrooms are dated but spacious. The fridge/coffee maker/accouterments are... More

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

To NonaKim, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. It in unfortunate that you were unable to enjoy all that Bellingham has to offer. There are tons of outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, sailing, and biking. There are also great places to walk around and do a bit of shopping and walking around, such as Bellis Fair Mall,... More

Phoenix, AZ
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Would have given this hotel 5 stars were it not for an underwhelming experience at breakfast. Front desk staff were amazing--very friendly, super helpful. Room was large and clean, if a wee overpriced. Location is stunning for its view and access to nice restaurants within a short walk. But the breakfast was sub par. Food unamazing to say the least.

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

To Swampcactus, Thank you for kind words in regard to our hotel. It is unfortunate that our restaurant was not able to satisfy your expectations. I hope to welcome you back to our property in the future. This fall we will be rolling out new menu items so do come give our restaurant another shot. We will also be starting... More

Olympia, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nice accommodations. Water view is the odd numbered rooms. Gym facility is across the outdoor parking lot and minimal. Hotel is near downtown (one mile). Avoid the hotel restaurant for breakfast, service very slow. Our two buffet meals were wanting. Two menu meals were OK. Recommend the Old Town Café at 316 W Holly Street for Breakfast or lunch, you... More

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

To BrunoSegno, Thank you reviewing your stay. I'm glad that you enjoyed our property. I have forwarded your concerns with the service and food to our food and beverage manager. We are currently working on developing a new fall menu, set to debut in October or November. I hope that you come and visit us again. Sincerely, Nicolette Dixon 360.392.3100 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): $$$
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Hotel Bellwether is Western Washington’s premier upscale waterfront hotel, providing luxurious accommodations, attentive service, and personalized amenities that pamper the leisure traveler, support the corporate traveler, and facilitate hassle-free meetings and outstanding weddings and events. ... more   less 
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