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Hotel Bellwether

1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Ranked #7 of 23 hotels in Bellingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010
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    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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maple Ridge, British Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2010

A must admit that I was a little concerned when I saw how many rated this hotel as "terrible". Lots must have gone wrong for the wedding guests! We decided to go ahead with our visit, based on the positive comments posted on here, and we're glad we did. We spent three days in room 307, great view of the... More

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Whidbey Island WA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2009

Our family Christmas celebrations were enjoyed early this year, so we decided on a nearby mini-adventure for the actual holiday. Hotel Bellwether was perfect! Our room was lovely: spacious, comfortable bed, balcony, fireplace. Views over the harbor and Bellingham Bay are wonderful. Service was impeccable and friendly. The included continental breakfast was fine, and could be supplemented by ordering an... More

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Vancouver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2009

After reading all the 1 star reviews on Trip Advisor I really wasn't sure what to expect out of our stay here. We had received a gift certificate for a one night stay at the Bellwether so regardless of what was said online, we were going. The hotel itself is located about a 5 minute drive from downtown Bellingham. The... More

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Vancouver
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

Fantastic ocean-front room with fireplace and jacuzzi tub. Terri (at the front desk) was warm and well-informed. The hotel's restaurant was wonderful and the 'early bird' special of $17 for a 3 course meal was a great value. We felt that our rate of $160 was a wonderful value and we would strongly recommend this hotel.

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Seattle, Washington
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2009

We had a nice sized room with a balcony and view of the water, king size bed, couch, desk and TV in cabinet. The bathroom has a tiled shower and a separate jacuzzi tub. We found check in and check out to be pleasant. The bed was comfortable and the bath clean. We spent some time at the spa next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

Maybe I stayed in a different hotel to some of the contributors here, but I thought the place was great. My trip was business, so maybe having stayed in some rat holes, my perspective is somewhat skewed when compared to the vacation guest. The reception staff dealt with my check in / checkout politely & efficiently. OK, yes I was... More

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seattle
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

My Husband and I won a 2 night stay at a charity auction and were excited to spend our weekend at Hotel Bellwether. We were very disappointed. Luckily the money we spent on this went to charity, but I wanted to warn anyone planning on spending money here. Firstly, the hotel was extremely warm everywhere, next there was mold in... More

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Pacific Northwest
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2009

I travel extensively in the business I am in and was looking forward to a much needed relaxing stay with colleagues. This was one of the worst hotel experiences I have had across the country. Over priced and incredibly poor customer service. Staff were bordering on rude, did nothing towards making us feel welcome and the entire experience was bordering... More

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Seattle, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

Was a bit disappointed with the room as we were paying over $300 for 3 people. The bed was comfortable (4 pillows instead of 3 would be nice)-actually the whole room was set up for 2 (even coffee, only 2 had to run out in the morning for another packet., 2 sets of towels, etc.) It does seem like the... More

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lake stevens
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2009

Surprised my wife with our 15th anniversary (she says I never plan anything). The staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was not ready when we arrived which was not there fault as we were early. However, they felt we were inconvenienced and upgraded our room. The view was great. We faced out over the marina with the sound and... 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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