I booked a room with two queen beds plus a sofa bed for my family to stay in for a wedding in nearby Lynden (10 miles north). We picked the Comfort Inn because it seemed to be the only one we could find that was all nonsmoking. Check in was straight forward, no lost reservation, extra keys with no hassle.
The first thing I notice when entering a hotel room is the cleanliness, and room was really clean. No dust, no little wrappers behind the nightstand. Oops, what was that? My wife found some crumbs on the bed spread? Oh well, no big deal. No 1's perphekt. The second thing I look for is the condition of the bathroom, which was clean also, no funny smells, no mold in the nooks and crannies (I must watch too much Monk). The floor had stone-look tile which was not slippery when wet (only slightly paranoid about safety).
The free high speed Internet access (both wired and Wi-Fi) was great for the kids who brought their laptops, and for me so I could check email and send in a report that I was working on. I didn't visit the pool, but my wife and kids did, which they enjoyed.
The free breakfast was amazing. It did have the breads and bagels, apples and oranges of a typical continental breakfast. On top of that it had biscuits and gravy, which my daughter had been wanting for weeks. Also sausage (patties), and scrambled and hard boiled eggs. The scrambled eggs were interesting in that they looked like oval patties. There were 5 or so different cereals. Orange, apple, cranberry, and two other juices. Coffee of course. Yogurt. And my favorite was the do-it-yourself Belgian waffles. Just pour the batter, flip over the handle, and a timer goes off when they're ready. It's fool proof. Well, actually flipping the handle starts the timer, and I hadn't flipped the handle one time. But I noticed the burning smell before the place got too bad. The whole eating area was kept clean and organized by an attendant.
One night, the people below us had complained that they could hear us walking. We are somewhat heavy steppers, so if the travelers below us are reading this review, on behalf of my family, I apologize. So the only thing negative about the place would appear to be the thin floors, or ceiling, depending on which way you look at it.
Well, one more negative, (but I could see nearly impossible to do something about), was that a couple of times the elevator had been occupied by a smoker. Whew! Cough, cough.
One more thing is that I couldn't find the ice machine on the 3rd floor. I went down to the 2nd floor to get some ice.
And not really a negative, but something I would think as odd, is that the bathrooms do not have vent fans.
An Olive Garden is conveniently two buildings down. Across the street is Billy McHale's Restaurant. A great place for the family to eat. Steaks, ribs, chicken, seafood, and you have to try the twice-baked stuffed potatos.
Also across the street is a PetSmart which came in handy for a couple of a goldfish needed for the wedding. Plus Costco which came in handy for gassing up the rental minivan.
All in all, the three-night stay was very pleasant. Checkout was a breeze. Since Internet access was free and breakfast was free, there was no last minute charge to check up on. The front desk just typed something in the computer, out popped the receipt and we were on our way. Oh, and the wedding was beautiful.
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