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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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Bonney Lake
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suppose my opinion may be unique, but I would much rather have a small room with nice appointments rather than a big room with cheesy appointments such as a TV sitting atop a microwave, sitting atop a refrigerator. It's all about how one feels in a room they have to stay in for 10-12 hours. This hotel has small... More 

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

Hi TomB! I love your unique perspective! I am the same way! I love a room that fits me, isn 't fussy, just clean and comfy with my comfy needs met. I appreciate you taking the time to share with us and thanks for letting me know about the internet. I will reach out to our IT dept. and see... More 

Victoria, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

stayed there a few times when flying out of Bellingham or just shopping for the weekend. its quiet and comfortable, breakfast is simple but good. will stay there again in June. its right beside I5 but every time we stayed we could not hear any traffic. there is a little hot tub which is nice to relax in.

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

Lovetoeat! Thanks for staying with us! I am happy that we provided a comfortable stay for you and that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for taking the time to share with us as well. I do appreciate it very much! Until next time .. More 

Hayden, Idaho
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Very nice check in counter area. Courteous staff. Slightly better free breakfast than some similar hotels. Parking area is somewhat odd. My room was a little smaller than normal, though nicely laid out. It would appear that my room (204) was about average. A few nice dining locations nearby. Nothing bad to say, but nothing "great" either.

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

Homer D! Thanks for taking the time to review your stay! I am glad we were able to provide you with a comfy stay. Our property is a bit older, but she has great bones and we like to keep her clean and welcoming. Please do come see us again when you are in the area. We love return guest... More 

Arlington, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were in town for a concert at the Mount Baker Theater. Due to the price of the room we weren't really expecting much, but were nicely surprised to see how clean the room and facilities were. We didn't stay for their breakfast buffet, but it was quite plentiful and MANY of the guests stayed. The staff appeared to be... More 

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

Hello MikeR! Thanks so much for your thoughtful review!! You are correct that the majority of our staff are students working their way through college. What a great crew we have and I love supporting continuing ed for our staff. I am so happy that we were able to provide a comfortable and clean stay for you. Please do come... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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 March 21, 2015

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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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