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“Beautiful and relaxing.” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bellwether
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225   |  
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Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Bellingham
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Beautiful and relaxing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

It can be difficult to travel with a dog...especially a big dog. We stayed at the Bellwether because our German Shepherd was in a Nosework trial nearby. We all enjoyed it. The ground floor patio of our room was a perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and relax with our dog. There were ample paths to walk around and enjoy the grounds. The bed was huge and comfortable.

The staff was pleasant and professional. We ordered room service for dinner and the food was good, I had breakfast in the dining room and enjoyed a Bloody Mary that was exceptional.

I look forward to returning here.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
To Brynlyn,

Thank you for writing us this outstanding review! We love dogs! I'm happy that you were able to enjoy some room service and that your experiences in the Lighthouse Bar & Grill were so exceptional. I hope we can welcome you and your canine companion back for another visit in the future. If you would information on current promotions or events, please check out our website or call the front desk staff at 360.392.3100 or 800.411.1200.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
360.392.3178
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Richmond, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Awesome and quiet place to stay. Front desk stay was very helpful, room was great.
Would stay here again ! Shopping was good and close, easy to find your way to and from Hotel Bellwether, great secure hotel parking.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
To Don S,

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at our property. I am glad you had such a great stay that we will be welcoming you back. We are somewhat centrally located in Bellingham, only about 10 to 15 minutes away from the best places to shop and the airport. Feel free to contact our front desk team by calling 1.877.411.1200 or 360.392.3100 and they would be happy to assist you with your next reservation. Our website will also have our current promotions and events.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
360.392.3178
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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed at this for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Our daughter attends Western Washington University and we have been to Bellingham several times to visit. The room was quiet and very comfortable for my wife and myself. Staff were extremely courteous and the complimentary private garage parking was another benefit we were pleased to learn about as well. When we next visit we hope to stay longer and enjoy more of the hotel amenities.

Room Tip: We had an end room and enjoyed the view of the marina.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, November 1, 2013
To Charles U,

Thank you for writing us this great review! I'm glad you were able to take advantage of our special WWU rates and I am excited to welcome you back again. Feel free to contact me or any member of our front desk team who would be happy to assist you with your next reservation. I also encourage you to check our website for our latest promotions and event schedule. You can contact the front desk directly at 1-360-392-3100.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Great hotel in Bellingham and a wonderful welcome by the young receptionist/reservations clerk Sarah. The hotel is pet friendly too. Would definitely stay here again if in the area. Well appointed large rooms with fireplaces and air bubbled baths!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the waterfront. Views are wonderful and the trains in the night pass on the other...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
To goldengenius,

Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughts. Sarah, our concierge, is often singled out as a vital agent on my team. She is great with our guests and their canine companions. We are a pet friendly hotel, so any travelers wanting to bring their dogs, definitely can for a small fee! And for those that are allergic, we do have a pet free floor. I hope we can welcome you back, contact me directly and I will make sure you get a special discount on a great room.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We have stayed at this hotel several times and have always enjoyed it. The balconies or patios on the water side have a table and chairs so that guests can enjoy the spectacular views of the marina; of a nearby park where people walk their dogs, ride their bikes, and fly kites; of Bellingham bay; and of Lummi Island. The rooms are large and comfortable, with gas fireplaces that are easy to operate, comfortable beds, and large bathrooms with both walk-in showers and jacuzzi tubs.

The staff are pleasant, the breakfast we had was delicious (not included with the room price, but we were given a voucher that discounted the price) , and the outdoor bar also has great views. The area around the hotel has quite a few restaurants with a range of choices (sushi, other seafood, Italian, bistro, coffee shop), a walking/cycling path, and the park I mentioned. Parking in the underground garage is free.

The rooms on the ground floor are pet-friendly. The facility is non-smoking indoors and out, though the management can't (or at least didn't, despite our complaints) control the behavior of rude folks like those in a room near ours whose idea of generosity was sitting on the patio smoking cigars, sharing their stink with everyone in nearby rooms.

But the inconsiderate cigar smokers were the only glitch in our otherwise very pleasant stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
To Haleyx,

Thank you for reviewing your most recent stay with us. It warms my heart to know that we take such great care of our guests, to the point where they come back again and again. We try our best to discourage guests from smoking on our property, as we are a 100% non-smoking facility. We can't always get them all, some people do not realize that they are disrupting their neighbor's stay. Next time you stay, please contact me directly and I will make sure you are put in the best available suite at a special discount. I have a suite in mind that will keep you away from anyone who might bend the rules again.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
360.392.3178
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seattle, wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Ours was a last minute trip to Bellingham, via the Edison Bakery and Chuckanut Drive. Living in Seattle we decided to take a quick trip, of course it WAS Labor Day weekend, but we figured we would give it a shot. Found the hotel was well reviewed on Trip-advisor so I check the hotel website and bingo they had a room so I booked it and off we went. What a lovely hotel! We check in and I just happen to inquire about an upgrade and the very courteous clerk said, well in fact they had just had a cancellation and they would be happy to accommodate :) so we did. The room was terrrific, corner overlooking the REALLY active marina and the bay. Watching the sail boats come and go.....I could have stayed all month. Just the two of us and we just loved it. They did a terrific job. The Italian restaurant on the pier was fantastic as well.

Room Tip: Ask for the corner overlooking the marina AND the bay, the deck was a terrific spot to sip a beverag...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
To rgjreagent,

Thank you for writing us this amazing review! We often run special promotions on rooms for those last minute travelers, I am glad you were able to take advantage. Thank you for the kind words and voicing your opinions on our great views! If you are planning on visiting us again in the future, please contact me directly and I would love to set you up in a great room at a great rate.

Nicolette Dixon
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West Linn, Oregon
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Lovely lodging right above the bay & marina. Quiet, large rooms with all the amenities. Pedestrian path takes you around the marina and to a public park on the point. Also a great location to bike to the historic Fairhaven District. Free parking in a secured location under the hotel. Free internet access and nice business office for guests to use. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Be sure to reserve a room overlooking the bay...it's worth the view!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
To Sherry P,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and tips on our beautiful property. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Please call me any time and I will try to book the best available suite at the best available rate.

Nicolette Dixon
360.392.3178
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Address: 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Bellingham
#5 Family Hotel in Bellingham
#8 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Bellwether 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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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