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Bay City Motor Inn

116 North Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this place the weekend before after we canceled the crack hotel in Arlington. Nice clean room and very fair on the price. Service was god and breakfast they provided was also good. We will return if we are in the area again. We might have saved $38 if we booked direct as the bill copy he provided was... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This well run and conveniently located motel is just 10 minutes from Bellingham airport. The room was clean and well appointed. $55 includes continental breakfast. Thai restaurant across the street was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My brother and I stayed. At the Bay City Motor Inn. Off 116 N Samish Way Bellingham WA. The owner and his staff treated us with spectacular care and we felt like we were in the safe comfort of are own home. From the WiFi to the cable to the continental breakfast and coffee. I couldn't of felt more welcome... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

First off, the owners/managers are pleasant people, but unfortunately were not able to help with the problem --- which was the unpleasant smell of mildew in the room(s). They offered to move us, but all of the rooms we inspected were affected. We traced the source of the smell to the bathroom, specifically the shower curtain. Advice to the staff... More 

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University Place, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The room was clean and the staff was courteous. We only spent a little time at Bay City Motor Inn, mostly too sleep. Location was not what I wanted, but just a few minutes away. I would go back if it I could not get a little closer to the University.

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Jensen Beach, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I just returned from my 9th consecutive annual extended stay at the Bay City Motor Inn. Every stay seems to be even better than the one before. Lucky and his family and staff run an excellent motel for the price. Every year I see improvements and upgrades that have taken place since the previous year. There is a family type... More 

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Brigham City, Utah
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have stayed several times at this place, but after my last trip I'm looking for something else next time. I would never have rated it very high. It was just OK if budget was your main criteria. The continental breakfast is as good as most comparable places except that there are no tables to sit at. You pretty much... More 

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Milwaukee
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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed for one night while in Bellingham. Price was good, location was good. The room was average, but did include a refrigerator and microwave. It did not include a hair dryer or a clock (which is odd). Continental Breakfast was served at 7 am and we left at 6:30, so can't speak to that. If you have your own... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Availability and good prices brought us to this hotel for a one-night stay. We had made a reservation in advance, and when we arrived a little early, the room was already ready for us. The hotel could benefit from some updates, but it was comfortable for one night, and what I would expect from a similar hotel. The room had... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I agree with the other reviews that the staff here were great! I initially booked for one night and extended another night twice while I was waiting for a package to arrive. They were happy to keep me in the same room and matched the price that I had found online. The hotel was nothing special and a little outdated... More 

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