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“Horrible experience, would have rather stayed at motel 6” 1 of 5 stars
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The Chrysalis Inn & Spa
804 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225   |  
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Ranked #10 of 25 Hotels in Bellingham
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Horrible experience, would have rather stayed at motel 6”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The room was okay, I guess, but that is the only thing positive I can say. Trains, trains trains... You literally have a train going by 30ft from where you sleep every 30mins all night. On top of the train we got two calls, one at 11pm and another at 12 pm, neither one had anyone on the other end, who knows how many more we would have gotten if i hadnt just unplugged the room phones from the wall. They provide cheap foam ear plugs for the train noise, which is like trying to piss on a forest fire to put it out. We got the room with a big spa tub, it was probably the cheapest spa tub they could have put in the room, the jets were weak to the point you could hardly feel them and there wasn't any seats in the tub, making it very uncomfortable to sit in, oh the tub was also leaking water all over the bathroom floor.

The staff person that checked us out, seemed to care less whether you had a good stay or not, he didn't even ask how our stay was as he swiped my card for $300+. I will never, ever recommend this place to a friend or even an enemy, and definitely never stay or give them another dollar of my money.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

The trains roar buy your room constantly. NO sleeping here. Nice restaurant and great views but NOISY.if they could only move the railroad tracks away from your window if you want a room facing the water. Also the management is awkward in disclosing this info. And not honest about it. I tried to no avail..

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I was impressed by the cleanliness and attention to detail in this hotel. Beautiful huge bath in our deluxe king room #216. Other reviewers mentioned the train sounds but we all found them quant when noticeable at all. I'd stay there again for sure. Great front end staff also.

Stayed December 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We loved our get-away here. Wonderful window seat overlooking the water big enough for 2 people, deep soaker jacuzzi tub, wet bar and fireplace. We had a king suite with separate bedroom. The restaurant in the hotel (Keenan’s) is really good and they have a nice spa as well although we didn’t use it. A short walk to the centre of Fairhaven where there are lots of cute shops, cafes and a great bookstore.

All this being said, the hotel is on the rail line - in fact our room overlooked it. If you want a water view, you’ll also be viewing/hearing the train. During the day, this was fine but as we found ear plugs provided in our room, we new it may be a problem at night. I had an issue with my ear plugs so couldn’t use them and I did hear the train at 3am and 5am. My husband wore his ear plugs and didn’t hear a thing.

We would return and recommend this place to friends but warn everyone in advance of the train noise. Wear the ear plugs and you should be fine.

A little pricey for Bellingham but we enjoyed it enough not to care.

Room Tip: Even if you choose a side or street view room, you will still likely hear the trains.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

when we arrived and booked in it seems like we were given two different room numbers from two different clerks. Then it went down from there, no sleep at all the train noise was awful we were going to stay two nights, but couldn't take the noise so we booked out. The girl at the counter seemed like she could have cared less, her answer was some people really like the train noise. Ya maybe if you are stoned and sleep like your dead. will never return or recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed one night in a 'side-view' room on a weeknight, and so far nicest place in Bellingham. Even the greyhound was welcome....a definite plus. Staff were welcoming, grounds and decor clean and bright; a fireplace in the room as well. We did not do drinks, meals, or spa....but that will be for a return visit. Adjacent to the Inn is walkway - park that you can take into Fairhaven 'proper' or go down to the bay waterfront. Ample parking. A very nice all-around stay!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Room very pleasant and my wife loved the large tub. Wonderful window spot that could have used a reading light. Restaurant offers fine food, well-paced, dinner and breakfast. Wait staff great, tried wine, not what I wanted and simply replace with no charge. Relaxing stay with great location.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 804 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
#6 Family Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chrysalis is a beautifully designed, award winning hotel and spa in a stunning waterfront setting. Luxurious guestrooms and suites offer comfortable hospitality with luxurious amenities, designed to enable guests to work or unwind with every comfort and convenience. Cuddle up in a bay view room or suite with cozy window seats, fireplaces and double soaking or whirlpool tubs. Watch the sunset from our restaurant and wine bar, or stroll the boardwalk over the water. ... more   less 
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