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Bellingham GuestHouse Inn

805 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229 (Formerly Val-U Inn Motel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just checked in to our NON SMOKING room that reeks of cigarettes. Smoke rises people you don't put the non smoking floor on the top so that it gets sucked into all the rooms. I'm shocked that this place was given high reviews from trip advisor and American Express. Need oxygen!!!

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bellinghammgmt, Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

CB..Thank you for letting us know of your experience. I am sorry that you encountered a smoky room. I am surprised the crew did not move you. We are a fully non smoking hotel and we do charge a hefty fine, but some people choose not to follow the rules and smoke in our rooms. We do our best to... More 

Lakewood, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here the night before taking a flight out room was great staff was excellent even found us a pizza joint at 11 p.m. we were able to take a shuttle free to the airport and leave our car at the safety of the hotel will be back again

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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

CaryAllyn! Just perfect... Music to my ears! I am happy that we were able to provide a comfy stay and a pizza delivery too! Thanks for taking the time to share about your stay with us. I love hearing about our guest experiences, especially when we make them comfy and welcome! Please come see us again when in the area!... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed on a Sat night before our early flight from BLI. The hotel was sold out that night and 3 of us were in a one queen room. There were no more cribs for our son but Alisha? was wonderful and brought us lots of extra pillows and blankets. I built him a fort under the desk which he... More 

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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying and taking the time to review your stay. I'm sorry we didn't have another pack and play for your son. We had lots of babies in the house that night! I'm glad were able to squeeze you in and provide a good breakfast for you. Until next time... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was checked in late at night by a very energetic and friendly Joanie. She was funny and knowledgeable of the city and it nightlife. Cody is also great as was the breakfast. The room was VERY clean with a VERY comfortable bed. The hotel is about a 20 minute walk from Fairhaven and across the street from a Fred... More 

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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

Hey Toby D! I am glad to hear that you had such a great stay with us! It is great to hear that Joni and Cody made you feel welcomed and comfortable during your stay!! We have a great staff here that cares very much about our guest and their stay! I can appreciate your comment regarding the walk back... More 

Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a last minute change in travel plans we found ourselves needing a hotel in Bellingham close to midnight. Most places were booked up or had ridiculously high rates. We found a good deal on this property and although we were wary of GuestHouse as the one in our neighborhood is pretty awful, we saw the good reviews and gave... More 

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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

Thanks David! I am happy that you stayed with us here at the Guesthouse. Thank you for the review on the room and the facility. You are spot on with the needed upgrades. We are excitedly looking forward to a refreshing upgrade in the near future. Thank you for being our guest and please do think of us when you... More 

Anaheim, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nice friendly atmosphere. Staff went above and beyond for the smallest things for our stay. This is a non smoking building which made the fear of that old hotel smell not a problem. Common areas were very clean and decorated well. Free breakfast with a waffle machine! Room was quiet, clean and spacious. Will only stay here in the future!

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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

Brian! Thanks so much for your rave review! I do appreciate you sharing your stay with us! I am happy that the staff made you comfortable and added to your stay. We do hope that the "Dino" added to the smile of your day! Thanks again and we look forward to having you with us again! Until next time! More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My husband, daughter and myself stayed here and was very happy we did. It id located in a perfect area to get my daught moved into WWU. We enjoyed the friendly staff and the house keeping crew were very accommodating to our needs. More towels, no problem. More coffee, no problem. It was a very enjoyable stay and it was... More 

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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your thoughtful review of your stay! I am happy that we were able to provide a comfy stay for you while visiting Bellingham. We love to support our WWU parents and families! Do give us a call when you are ready to reserve for spring break. We will be happy to assist you with these... More 

Poulsbo, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

An average hotel for an average price. Staff are good, helpful, and friendly. Good location for freeway access as well as downtown. Good coffeeshop next door, (a local Woods). We have stayed here a few times, pretty consistant. We alway stay on the far side facing away from the freeway. Those rooms are quiet. No experience staying in ones facing... More 

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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am glad we are able to provide a comfy and economical stay for you. We look forward to having you with us again on your next visit to Bellingham. Merry Christmas and thank you for being a returning Guest!! More 

Hollis, Alaska, Prince of Wales Island, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We have to travel through Bellingham twice or more a year on our way down from Alaska. This hotel is just the best! It is quiet, clean, comfortable, kept up well, very nice breakfast and the sweetest breakfast hostess, comfortable beds, quiet heating/ac unit, a great dog area. They have upgraded the bedding with triple sheeting and a lovely sash... More 

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bellinghammgmt, Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

Wow!! I am humbled by your wonderful review and kind words regarding your stay with us!! I am happy that we were able to provide a cozy place for you and your family. Thank you for staying with us again. We love building long term relationships with our guest and It is always nice to see familiar faces coming in... More 

Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This hotel is a great find in Bellingham. Rooms are very clean and beds are super comfy. this hotel offers a great rate. we booked 3 rooms and all where ready when we checked in. Was a short one night stay. Free breakfast is served from 6-10 am.

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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for your great review! I appreciate that you took the time to share your stay with us. It is our desire to provide a clean and comfy stay for all of our guest....a comfy sleep, a hot shower and a tasty breakfast. I am happy to hear we were able to provide this for you... More 

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