This hotel was a perfect overnight getaway for us during the busy last month before my military deployment. The hotel is located close to downtown Bellingham on the waterfront. The hotel and the grounds are beautiful, and the rooms are great. Service is exceptional. The value for the price is excellent. Although the hotel restaurant seemed great, we chose to eat at the nearby sushi-go-round that was as great as any we enjoyed while living in Japan. There are two other restaurants located in the same village area (Anthony's and Hearthfire) that enable you to avoid driving for dinner, which suited our relaxation needs perfectly. We found this hotel perfect for relaxing in our wonderful room with waterfront-view patio, and we enjoyed walking our dog on the trails by the water and the sailboats. We also appreciated the fact that the hotel was so quiet! Additionally, we appreciated that this hotel charges you for the room and does not 'nickel-and-dime' you for parking fees, etc. For anyone living in or traveling through the Skagit / Whatcom counties area, this is a great place to stay. We'll be back when we need a romantic weekend or just a plain escape.