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Willows Inn

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2579 West Shore Drive, Lummi Island, WA 98262
Willows Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal in the Willows Inn was special - all locally sourced, beautifully presented little morsels of clean and fresh flavours. There was no red meat or poultry so you have to be a lover of seafood to get the full benefit. But even after 15 courses, none of us were super-full. At USD 175 per person (plus tip, not... More 

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Los Angeles, United States
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41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at Willows Inn and combining it with an evening at the restaurant makes for a terrific experience. Four stars since the rooms are a bit small and somewhat worn. Our room was above the restaurant, which does generate a fair amount of noise. The setting and general ambiance are fantastic, though.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here three times over the past four summers both for lunch and dinner. First you should know that a ferry ride with your car is required and don't miss the last ferry. Make reservations in advance. Lunch should be included as a day exploring the island. Sitting outside in good weather for lunch is suggested. Dinner is... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Lovely and delicious. Fresh,flaky,warm,biscuits and house made dandelion jelly set the scene. Hot porridge, soft boiled egg, Washington cheese, meat from Seattle's famous Salumi, island cured lox, fresh carrot juice, finish with delicate pine tree shortbread cookies. Local Bellingham coffee from Tony's. Outstanding quality. Best view on the island. Just go. No reservation needed, but expect crowds on Saturday and... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The entire experience is something that I will remember for the rest of my life. We stayed in the cottage overlooking the property. The dinner was unlike anything else I have ever experienced. Well worth every penny.

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West Vancouver, BC
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This property is hard to rate as it is known both for its superb restaurant and for the accommodation. Chef Blaine Wetzel has just been shortlisted for a James Beard Award for his excellent restaurant, foraging food, small exquisite servings.... in effect based on Noma in Copenhagen where he did train. Anothony Bourdin profiled Noma in one of his recent... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The "Inn" has expanded from a few rooms in the original building that includes the remarkable bucket-list destination restaurant now helmed by James Beard winner Blaine Wetzel to include a collection of rooms sprinkled throughout the nearby residential area (Lummi Island IS only residential) so that guests of the restaurant can not have to worry about catching that last ferry... More 

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Seattle
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Upgraded in quality from a prior visit 2 -3 years ago. Prices shot up. The draw is definitely the restaurant. Would not be able to charge those prices otherwise. Our room, while cozy was rather stuffy. We weren't able to adjust the heat and it was late at night so we didn't ask for service from the hotel. Visits during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A quick note on the Willows Inn, this is not to be confused with a modern lodge in Woodinville of the same first name, different middle and last name, though noteworthy in its own right. The natives whos namesake appears on the title of this island used to frequent this island and many others in Washington state's Puget Sound each... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Our family spent the Labor Day weekend on Lumi Island in one of the house that the Willows Inn provides. It was a great way to gather the family and have a nice relaxed time together. Dinner at the Willows Inn is not to be missed...nor is there Bocci Ball Court! The island has several hikes, the beaches are perfect... More 

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