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“Great Stay as Usual” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Bellingham

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2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4160 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226   |  
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Ranked #11 of 25 Hotels in Bellingham
Kamloops, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Stay as Usual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We come every year for my son's soccer tournament, Baker Blast. Staff is always friends. The breakfast always include a great variety, and the kids really look forward to the warm cookies at night. Keeping the gourmet coffee pot going all evening is definitely appreciated:) We'll be back in October. As a family of 5, we had a more than comfortable stay. The only odd thing was that the wi-fi did not work for the first night, but was fine by the morning.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIEBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thanks for the great comments. We look forward to seeing you and your family in October!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Portland, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Older hotel. We had a non-smoking room which was on the same floor as smoking rooms. Our room was the last non-smoking room and the room right next store was smoking. The whole hall smelled of smoke. Floors should be all non-smoking rather than splitting up a hall in my opinion. Room was just ok the smoking smell killed it for me. Only there 2 nights for business. I wont be staying there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Dear CBH_16,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re sorry about smell of smoke around your room. I assure you that your feedback would be looked into. We hope you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Sincerely,

Orlando A.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at this property in early July for one night and utilized the stay and fly parking for out trip to Calf.

We have stayed here a number of times over the last few years based simply on brand and loyalty points.

Upon arrival, there was nothing to signify being a priority club member, which is something I have received at every other property.

Room was found clean but clearly showing wear on wall coverings and furniture. . My children had a number of electronics to charge and I could not locate one plug outlet that was not rediculusly loose with the adaptor literally falling out of the wall.

Pool was nice and the surrounding area was clean.

Simply put, for the amount I paid, I will not return as there are other hotels in the same price point that have better ratings as viewed on this site.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Dear JandDPlus2,

We welcome feedback especially from our valued guests like you. Thank you for being one of our Priority Club Members. I am pleased you found the pool nice and the surroundings clean. I’m sorry you were not recognized as a Priority Club Member. I have taken note of your comments and will be forwarding these for review and improvements.

While we understand that your stay was not 100% satisfactory, we hope that you would give us another chance to make it right.

Sincerely,

Irish V
Case Manager
IHGCare
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vancouver
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Used park and fly and good for value.bathrooms not clean and rooms were ok

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chico, California
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Great location and very clean rooms. The desk chairs are old and I wasn't recognized as PCR member.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Des Moines, Iowa
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44 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Just finished a long term stay here. The hotel is a little dated but that being said, it is in good condition. The room was a good size, the bed was comfortable, pillows too, but the chair was horribly stiff. Internet was great in the room, spotty on the patio. Too bad because the outdoor space was beautiful so I would have liked to have done more work out there. The breakfast had a good rotation but the area is awkward and a little cramped on the weekends. The staff was very nice. Front desk was always helpful and friendly. We had several faxes to send and they kindly took care of that. Housekeeping was great. They were very accommodating with our schedule. We had our dog with us and liked to ge her out of the room while it was cleaned. Food choices were limited but a short drive downtown gives you lots of options. Would recommend La Fiamma, Boundary Bay Brewery and Chuckanut Brewery. I will say the parking lot is incredibly tight. It was difficult to navigate in a truck and the spaces are very narrow. There are lots of spaces though.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

We have stayed here many times over the past few years. We have made suggestions to Holiday Inns, that this property needs more than two handicapped parking spots. NO CHANGE! I realise that the building is inherently noisy due to it's construction. Last weekend we cancelled our reservation at the Hampton to stay here again,paying more money because where we wanted to eat friday was close. We have stayed in exactly the same room many times. This time,the countertop in the bathroom had been nearly ripped off the wall,the support for it had broken the sheetrock under. This place has really been going down in overall maintenance and up in price. They are kind of proud of it by price! Our daughter got her master's and is out of Bellingham so hopefully we won't see this place again until it is under new management. Housekeeping neglected to do our room on a two night stay! I am getting sick and tired of hotels not doing our room! We paid BIG! and got crap service....

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, July 24, 2012
Dear 5ptelk

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I’m very disappointed to hear about your experience on your recent stay. I would love the opportunity to regain your faith in our hotel and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your stay in further details. We have sent you a private message to obtain additional detail regarding your stay.

Sincerely,

Connie D
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Bellingham

Address: 4160 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226
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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 ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Bellingham 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you want convenience, affordability, and a name you can always depend on for quality service, come to our Holiday Inn Express Bellingham hotel. We are conveniently located and easy to find for all your shopping, entertainment and business needs. Located within walking distance of Bellis Fair Mall, we are a great location at which to stay when coming to Mount Baker Ski Area or San Juan Islands. We are also centrally located to three casinos: Silver Reef Casino, Nooksack Casino and Skagit Valley Casino Resort. We offer a heated, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, a complimentary deluxe breakfast bar (now including hot items), free access to a full service health club adjacent to the hotel, complimentary taxi service to and from the local transportation depots, and local calls made at no charge to you. We also offer free high-speed Internet both wired and wireless in all rooms. New business center available in lobby area.Visit Bellingham, WA and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express hotel. ... more   less 
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