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Bellingham GuestHouse Inn

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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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Lake George, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were picked from the ferry and brought to our hotel free of charge. Room was spacious & comfortable, free WiFi & printing, jacuzzi tub & nice continental breakfast. We walked to a nearby pizza pub for supper. Within 1/2 a mile was a great all weather track & wooded trails for running or walking.

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Victoria
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118 reviews 118 reviews
69 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Without prior reservation, decided to try here instead of Motel 5+1 or similar. Pleasantly surprised by negotiated room rate $80 for king room on "quiet" side of building which is over the road from I5. Front desk helpful. Room good, fully functional. Comfortable beds. Breakfast (included) fairly standard. Fridge but no freezer compartment. Front desk helped us with freezy packs.... More 

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San Luis Obispo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not one who gives bad reviews but I was very unhappy with the Guesthouse. It wasn't very clean and the beds were so uncomfortable, especially for the price. The pictures online are very deceiving. I would drive out of town before staying here again.

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

Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry that you did enjoy our hotel or your stay. Have a nice day. More 

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great location, comfortable accommodations and the most helpful and delightful staff! Our spacious room contained 2 queen size beds, table and chairs, fridge and microwave, TV - all immaculately clean. There's free internet, a great free breakfast bar with hot and cold options, and even a coin laundry facility. Couldn't have been more comfortable. We actually booked through Priceline.com -... More 

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

Petra! Thanks so much for the glowing review! I am very happy to hear that we were able to provide you with a comfy and clean stay! I do appreciate you taking the time to share your stay with us and hope that you will be returning to Bellingham again, We look forward to having you stay with us again.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The price was right and the room was comfortable. Our only complaint would be the room was compact. The breakfast was ok except for the coffee which my wife did not like. It was a central location to some good places to eat and shop but you needed to drive to these locations.. I would stay there again.

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

Hello GordRegina, Thanks for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am happy that we were able to provide you with a clean and comfy stay. I hope to see you again! Until next time! More 

Bonney Lake
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

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