The lighthouse suite at the Bellwether is one of our top favorites. Bellingham, Washington is already the most idyllic harbor town in the Pacific Northwest. The Bellwether takes full advantage of that quaintness by locating out at the tip of a projection of land between marinas brimming with sailboats, fishing trawlers and private motor-yachts.
Located at the point of the property, at the entrance of the marina, is the three-story lighthouse suite. It is capped by an all glass cupola that looks just like the top part of a lighthouse. The cozy, 360 degree vista view from the inside sitting area is completed by an outdoor walk-around. The harbor activity includes large ships, the frequent excursions by smaller boaters and the ever-present sea-birds that make this perch a satisfying experience throughout the day. The sunsets don't get any better.
The twenty-five foot diameter octagon gets very cozy as you descend. The middle floor is an inviting master bedroom with a king bed, down comforters and a large fireplace that makes you want to sleep in till as late as possible. Even this floor has a harbor facing deck to pull you into the full experience. The layout in this unusual space is clever to also accommodate staircases and bathrooms. The closets get a little pinched, but the rest is too overwhelming to care.
The bottom floor's living room, kitchenette, guest bath and large outside deck are perfect to entertain several friends who are always reluctant to leave.
We have stayed in this suite many times. Bellingham holds a warm place in our hearts, but the lighthouse suite makes us always comment to each other, "We love this place".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Bellwether is Western Washington’s premier upscale waterfront hotel, providing luxurious accommodations, attentive service, and personalized amenities that pamper the leisure traveler, support the corporate traveler, and facilitate hassle-free meetings and outstanding weddings and events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bellwether Hotel Bellingham