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“Cheap and clean” 3 of 5 stars
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Rodeway Inn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3710 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225   |  
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Ranked #22 of 25 Hotels in Bellingham
Vancouver, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cheap and clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stayed here last night. Good enough for a few nights' stay.

The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Room had an old microwave and a small fridge. Had a non-smoking room but hallway smelled of smoke. Pets are allowed so beware if you have allergies.

Free breakfast is continental - muffins (chocolate, poppy seed), white bagels, toast, choice of two sugary cereals, milk, juices (apple, orange), and coffee. Good enough.

Highly recommend eating at nearby Olive Garden (make reservations), and not Applebee's.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We wish to extend our sincerest appreciation for the time you took in writing us your valuable feedback. We couldn’t be more pleased to have served you well and made your experience a memorable one. It pleases us to know that you noticed the cleanliness and the quiet ambience of our hotel; for we aim to offer our guests a comfortable environment should they wish to stay with us. We hope to be of service to you again soon.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Surrey, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I often stay in Bellingham & as a Canadian citizen I was disgusted at the condition of the flag the Rodeway flew. It was tatered & torn- almost beyond recognition. The American flag looked almost as bad as it was hanging by one corner upside down. The owners display total disrespect for their guests. I would never stay there again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for giving us a chance to improve and excel in the delivery of our services by bringing your concerns to our attention. We sincerely appreciate the time you took to write us a feedback, and we thank you for sharing to us your experience while staying with us. We wish to let you know that your voice has been heard and we will definitely correct the issue that you raised. We continually seek to give our guests the best service there is to offer. We sincerely hope that we may be able to provide you a far better experience should you wish to stay with us again next time.
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Bellingham
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Good value for money. Bed was very uncomfortable. The room is really basic and is quite a few years old & looks it. The so called breakfast was very dismall, although the money saved could cover the price of a breakfast at a restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We appreciate the candid comments you’ve shared to us, as hearing your inputs regarding our services is very important to us. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences incurred during your stay. We will closely assess and evaluate our hotel room condition and facilities, and the served breakfast, so that we may provide prompt and necessary actions to it. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention and we hope that you will reconsider staying with us again.
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Port Moody, Canada
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

we stayed here as we had an early flight the next morning, this is definitely on my recommend list. quiet and clean. The restaurant that is next door was good, we had dinner and an early morning breakfast. Good food and fast service.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write down your review. We couldn’t be happier to hear that we’ve made your experience a pleasant one. Your comment about our friendly and reliable staff members as well as the entire hotel experience brings us much delight and has motivated us to outdo the service we’ve given you should you visit us again soon. It would be of great pleasure to be of service to you again.
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Vancouver, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I booked this room as I live in Canada and wanted to travel down the previous night to get a 5am flight out of Bellingham, so all I wanted was a bed, ideally in a room with a door.

I just about got that. This hotel was ultra ultra basic. Bed was quite uncomfortable, Room was very tired with very worn, old carpets. Coffee machine didn't work.The lobby area looked even worse although the desk staff were very helpful and welcoming.

If you literally want a bed for a few hrs, this will do the job. Next time, I'll pay extra and stay at the Holiday Inn,,,,or I'll sleep in my car.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We appreciate the time you took to give us a feedback regarding your hotel experience with us. Your reviews will help us improve the delivery of our services to meet the expectations of our valued guests. The detailed feedback you gave regarding your assessment with room amenities, as well as the functionality of certain facilities will be closely evaluated. We would look into such matters without delay, and give appropriate modifications to deliver quality service. We look forward to seeing you again.
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SF Bay
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

I was lucky to find the room when I did. The entire City of Bellingham was sold out because of the WWU graduation, so I took it!

When we got into our room, it was dissapointing. You could tell that the carpets were from the early 90's, the bedding was on this wooden thing made of carpet, and the microwave was so dirty, my father refused to heat his coffee up. We also noticed that there were no hangers and no ironing board as advertised by the choice hotels website. I tend to iron my jeans and sometimes a blouse when I travel so not having this was a huge damper.

Later in the evening, the entire bathroom floor was wet due to a leak under the sink. Luckily my friends who live locally gave me towels to clean up the mess. I was too exhausted to deal with it that evening, so I contained the situation then complained about it in the morning.

The food for breakfast wasn't gluten free friendly whatsoever. For those of us who are intolerant of gluten, wheat, and msg, we cannot eat most of what a continental breakfast offers. A piece of fruit just isn't enough for one to sustain. I ended up having to eat elsewhere that was friendly to gluten free patrons.

Overall, I wouldn't stay at this hotel again unless it was the only thing in town. I was grateful to have clean sheets and a place to lay my head. But to pay several hundred dollars for two nights, it really wasn't worth it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing to us your feedback regarding your hotel experience. It is however very troubling to know that you’ve had an unpleasant experience while staying with us, and for that we are deeply sorry. It is not our intention to mislead you in any way, and we try our best to give clients the value for their money. Your feedback is of great aid to help us know which areas to improve, rest assured that your voices are heard and prompt actions will be taken to address the issues raised. We hope that you reconsider and choose to stay with us again.
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Vernon, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

It was clean, comfortable, your regular inn with continental breakfast. would stay again as its nice and close to Bellis Fair Mall and walking distance to another strip mall. Hot tub closed at 9 it would been nice to have it open till at least 10 p.m.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
It is with great appreciation that we extend our gratitude for taking time in giving us your feedback. The comments regarding the room facilities and amenities, as well as the served breakfast, surely made our day. It is our pleasure and honor to have given you such quality service. It is our aim to challenge ourselves more in pursuing and maintaining excellent service for our valued guests. We thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again.
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Address: 3710 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 25 Hotels in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rodeway Inn hotel is conveniently located just two miles from the Bellingham International Airport. This Bellingham, WA hotel is minutes from Western Washington University, Squalicum Harbor marina, the Nooksack River Casino, Whatcom Falls Park and Bellingham Bay. The hotel is also close to many world-class ski areas. Several shops and a variety of restaurants are within walking distance. With magnificent natural scenery, unique cultural attractions, charming villages and waterfront adventures, Bellingham is a unique area of Washington. The mighty Nooksack River, a challenging river for rafting and fishing, flows from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay. Amenities offered at this hotel include free wireless high-speed Internet access, free continental breakfast, free local calls and a hot tub. This Bellingham, WA hotel provides business travelers with access to copy and fax services. All guest rooms have irons, ironing boards and cable television. Some rooms feature whirlpool bathtubs. There is a concierge desk located on the property for your added convenience. This is a pet-friendly hotel; extra fees apply. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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