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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bowl of berries and grapes, a deep bath and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. Add to that a view of the islands in the Puget Sound and a stream of fascinating boat traffic and this has to be my favourite US hotel so far. The restaurant won't bother Michelin but was friendly and tasty on a... More 

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manhattan beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved this place for the views and the comfortable nautical feel. And the employees couldn't have been nicer. I do wish there was a pool; there seems to be a perfect spot for one! Bikes for hotel guests would have been a nice as well. We walked into town, which was a bit awkward given the layout of the area.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot ask for a more scenic hotel--beautiful over the water toward the Olympics. Room was nicely appointed, but little worn, but still very nice. Staff was very helpful. GREAT happy hour at the bar. Salmon sliders were delicious.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was so bad we left early- but read on because I don't think that's always the case. First the good- hotel is in a beautiful location and if you have a water-side room, I am sure the views are unbeatable. The hotel is a more formal, dated style. I noticed a lot of older couples and business travelers.... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is definitely average but with an above average view. Amazing view of boats and water. Rooms are loud and a little outdated. Pull out couch blanket had holes in it -really? The house cleaners knocked on our door well before eight in the morning - not cool!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent one night at the Bellwether and enjoyed it. The hotel is nicely updated, with balconies that overlook the marina, a very comfortable bed, and a decent sized bathroom. There was a slight glitch with my reservation, which they fixed easily. I had an Executive Water Suite room, which looked out over the marina, towards the San Juan Islands.The... More 

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Washougal, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed in a waterfront suite during our daughter's freshman orientation at WWU. Our suite was spacious and clean, the desk staff was friendly and efficient, and our overall experience was top notch. We appreciated the underground parking and the room was well appointed. The beds were comfy, and the room was outfitted with a frig, wine glasses, and... More 

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

Dear PJMS_11, Thank you for your kind words! It is great to see you had such a lovely experience. Soace in the Fitness Center can be limited, so we do offer day passes to a local health club at the front desk. Also, please inquire about any breakfast packages the next time you stay with us, we have many options... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location. A/C didn't work and staff was pokite but really seemed indifferent about the issue. Sweated all night and i have the impression they just rented out the room to the next occupant withput even looking at the.issue.

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

Dear skeleton58, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I apologize your air conditioning unit was not working properly. I can assure you we take maintenance requests very seriously and this was addressed/. I would like the chance to provide you with the top notch guest experience every guest deserves. Please contact me directly at 1-360-392-3178 or carlees@hotelbellwether.com to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely older historic hotel, in a picturesque spot with nice amenities and other restaurants, spa/salon, and services quite handy. The real difference that pushes it to 5 star review for me though, is the attitude of service above and beyond that seems to be the culture of this hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend getaway.

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

Dear huckyVancouverIsland, The entire staff was delighted to read your kind words; thank you for sharing! We pride ourselves on providing a unique and relaxing experience for our guests and I am so happy you experienced this. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Warmly, Carlee Sanders Front Office Manager More 

Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed here and loved it. We opted for the water view room and it was well worth it. They happened to be having their Thursday evening barbeque and music night and that was a lot of fun. A bit pricey but worth it.

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

Dear COtraveler33388, Thank you for your kind words! I agree, the stunning views of Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands is a great choice. I am so happy you enjoyed our Thursday night Blues, Brews, and BBQ. This is our third year of this special summer event, and it quickly became a tradition that we will continue. I hope... More 

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