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“Lovely stay, beautiful location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Bellwether
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225   |  
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Ranked #7 of 23 hotels in Bellingham
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely stay, beautiful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Spent one night at Bellwether to explore the Bellingham area. Brought our bikes to ride out to town, and ride the seawall. Lounge and restaurant were great. Customer service over the phone and in person were exceptional. Only complaint is we had to bring the kids, who said "what no pool?" Great couples getaway from Vancouver.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Suite - Islanders? No balcony, but lovely view from windows. Just above the outdo...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
To karpiadiem p,

Thank you for this short and sweet review. I am happy that you had a great stay, and I hope that we can welcome you back in the future, possibly for an anniversary or birthday? To make your stay even more special, you might consider a adding a Romance Amenity to your reservation, which includes three roses, a bath bomb to use in our jetted tubs, and a bottle of champagne. To book, please check out our website for our latest specials, or contact the front desk for that friendly personal touch, 360.392.3100 or 1.877.411.1200.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
360.392.3178
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Bellwether, Bellingham…Beautiful - a hotel of classy elegance
What a great place to spend a few days. We arrived in Bellingham (after a seamless Canada/USA border crossing) at 9:30 on Friday morning. Obviously, a little too early for check in but Kaly (at the front desk) happily stored our luggage and sent us off exploring the Bellingham area with a promise of a phone call when our room would be ready. Off to La Conner we went and what a quaint, interesting, friendly seaside town. We meandered the cozy streets ending with lunch at an oyster bar with a beer and some deep fried scallops (only a part of that vacation diet… but yummy nonetheless
As promised, as we were enroute back to Bellingham (about 40 minutes) Kaly called to let us know that our room was ready.
We opened the door to our room…WOW!...it had a stunning view of the harbor, a jetted tub, king bed (with lots of pillows), truly decadent.
Upon further exploration of The Bellwether, we discovered their piano bar and restaurant. The food and service was exemplary…a 10 out of 10 in all areas.
You can certainly tell that this hotel is loved by the people who work there and run it. The atmosphere is warm, inviting and comfortable.
If you are contemplating a trip…I strongly recommend The Bellwether as the place where you want your head to hit the pillow. You won’t be disappointed!!!
Bellingham has a lot to offer. There are many great shops and restaurants. Lots of places worthy of your valuable vacation time.

The Bellwether, Bellingham WA…a great find!!!

Room Tip: Just call the front desk...:)
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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, June 6, 2014
To SavaryResort,

Thank you so much for all of your kind words! Every Friday and Saturday, the Lighthouse Bar & Grill presents live piano with Blake Angelos, a local favorite. I'm glad you enjoyed your luxurious room as well, with our unmatched views of Bellingham Bay and Squalicum Harbor. I can't wait to welcome you back to our property! Please contact our front desk at 360.392.3100 or 1.877.411.1200 to book your next reservation, or check out website for our latest promotions.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
360.392.3100
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

we stayed one weekend in this hotel. Hotel built on nice place adjacent to Bellingham bay and views are awesome. We saw entire bay, boat dock and surroundings from hotel room. Amenities are also good.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
To itsrkkishore,

Thank you for this short and sweet review. It sounds like you were able to enjoy one of our Signature Suites, maybe the Island Suite or the Owner's Suite, those have great views of Bellingham Bay. There is also the Lighthouse with the unbeatable 360 degree view from the top floor observation deck. Or maybe you were in an Executive Water? Those views vary a lot, some are bay views, others are boat views, and from some you can see the quaint park across the harbor. I hope to welcome you back soon, call 360.392.3100 or 1.877.411.1200 to book with our friendly front desk staff.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
360.392.3100
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed here while on a visit to Western Washington University. I sure hope our daughter chooses Western so that we can justify returning to this awesome hotel! Scenery here, of course, is very nice. We didn't have an ocean view room, but still we had a view of the city and the harbor. I would choose that again. In the little spit that this hotel is on, there are several restaurants within walking distance. Even so, we chose to eat at the hotel. That was a wise move. Food was great and service was splendid. They have underground parking, which is a nice addition for the security conscious. There is a fitness center in an adjacent building, about 75 yards away. It is sufficient and has all of the basic equipment needed. My only complaint is that the room we had for the three of us had two full beds....it seemed like there room was plenty large for two queens, which would have made for a nicer night of rest.

Bottom line...if going to Bellingham, this is a spectacular choice. If not going to Bellingham, this would be a good place to go just for a weekend getaway!

Room Tip: We stayed here while on a visit to Western Washington University. I sure hope our daughter chooses...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
To MikeSchrek,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad you were able to enjoy our amenities and restaurant. I will forward your comments regarding the double beds to the General Manager. Maybe next time we can set you up in a suite with a king size bed and full size memory foam pull out sofa instead. Those rooms have water views, gas fireplaces, and air jetted tubs. Also, thank you for your kind words regarding the Lighthouse Bar & Grill, we have the best views in town, great food, and excellent service. I am excited to welcome you back again! Please contact the front desk to make your next booking, 360.392.3100 or 1.877.411.1200

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
360.392.3178
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Follow the excellent direction to the Hotel right on the water. Our suite was amazing with a fireplace, living room, bedroom and spa. Although there is a bar and restaurant on site, we chose to eat at Hearth Fire for dinner and breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Beautiful quiet location, amazing staff, treat yourself and get away . Stop by Fairhaven for one of Katie's Cupcakes!!

Room Tip: Much easier to just stay in and next to hotel for meals, sightsee Bellingham and Fairhaven before an...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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, April 12, 2014
To Patricia6048,

Thank you for commenting on your recent stay and writing us this great review! All of our suites have a gas fireplace, sitting area, king size bed, an air jetted tub, and a fantastic view of the harbor or bay. For those trying to save a few dollars, our Executive rooms have the same amenities and have either plaza or harbor views. Our staff is the friendliest in town and we pride ourselves on providing the best customer service. I hope we can welcome you back for a future visit. Feel free to check out our website for our latest promotions or contact the front desk for that personal touch we are know for. We can be reached at 360.392.3100 or 1.877.411.1200.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

An incredible waterfront luxury property with a wonderful happy hour in the bar topped only by the outstanding menu and delicious dishes in the dining room. What separates this property from any other is the staff that makes you feel like royalty during your stay and, when you leave, counting the days until you can get back again!

Room Tip: corner suite with view of bellingham bay!
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  • Stayed November 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, April 12, 2014
To Jon S,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to write us this fantastic review! I am glad you had the unique and luxurious experience that we strive to provide to all of our guests. I am excited to welcome you back! Please contact myself or our friendly front desk staff by calling 360.392.3100 or 1.877.411.1200 to make your next booking.

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Nicolette Dixon
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stayed in a deluxe suite and it had enough room for a football team, well it seemed like it. The view overlooking the bay was astonishing. We hardly heard any noises which made for a nice relaxing weekend getaway. Itwas the perfect home away from home!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
To mom2my4boyz,

Thank you for writing us this amazing review! Our suites are spacious and the views are unbeatable. For those that don't need the extra space, our Executive rooms are very cozy and quaint. Please contact the front desk at 360.392.3100 or 1.877.411.1200 to book your next stay, or keep an eye on our website for our latest deals and promotions.

Sincerely,
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
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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