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Fairhaven Village Inn
1200 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225   |  
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Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Bellingham
Seattle, Washington
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“One of the best places we've stayed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Nicely appointed and spacious rooms, immaculately clean, comfortable bed, quiet, charming breakfast area, helpful and friendly staff, free parking, centrally located, reasonable prices--what's not to like? We'd stay here again in a heartbeat.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bedford, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Form the moment I arrived, which was a late check in (arranged without any fuss) to the offered fresh breakfast, my stay couldn't have been more comfortable. The room was well appointed, pretty and with gas fireplace. Nice amenities, fluffy towels and a make-up magnifying mirror( which I love and believe be should be in all 3* properties or better ). I booked a water view, which by the way is not worth the additional price as you overlook a parking lot and industrial buildings before you see the "water view", and should have saved the bucks - this was the only negative. Staff was terrific, esp. The late night manager Luke and the breakfast helper. Location is perfect and you get a $5 village books discount !

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Bowen Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I stayed here for a night in January. Lovely old building but spacious, modern rooms. Fresh baked cookies at the desk when we arrived were most welcome. Charming library sitting room with coffee, and although I slept through breakfast, my mum said the waffles were great.

I was also very impressed with their customer service after we left -- of course I left my phone charger in the room after telling myself I wouldn't. I contacted them and they mailed it back to me, and they were great communicators about how much it would cost to mail back, and whose card to put it on etc. That was much appreciated, as it would have cost more to buy a new charger and cable.

Fairhaven is a lovely little town, and if you find yourself needing lodging here, I highly recommend this nice hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is a charming, friendly hotel: very nice rooms, wonderful bed, excellent breakfast. But . . . the trains! All night long, constant screaming whistles and brakes. It was impossible to sleep. I've never had such an exhausting night in a hotel. I was on the bay view side, and apparently that is where the trains scream past just a few blocks away. If you want to sleep, ask for the street side. Also, there was a very loud air conditioner outside.

Room Tip: Ask for the street side. I moved to a regular motel on Guide Meridian in order to be able to sleep!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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InnkeeperFVI, Owner at Fairhaven Village Inn, responded to this review, February 2, 2014
Dear Allison T,

I am happy to hear that you enjoyed many elements of your stay with us. We make great efforts to provide the charming and friendly ambience you enjoyed. Our guest rooms, amenities and atmosphere are all essential parts of the experience.

We strive to present an accurate description of the Inn’s location: in the heart of Historic Fairhaven, near a working harbor, with convenient access to unique shops, restaurants and Bayside trails. I understand that the trains, a fact of life in the Pacific Northwest, can be noisy and I am sorry for the disturbance you experienced. I sincerely hope you will return and reserve a Parkside room, which faces away from the tracks and, therefore, may be a more suitable option for noise sensitivity.

Sincerely,
Connie Shannon
Owner and Manager
Fairhaven Village Inn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Great hotel ! We were visiting our daughter who attends Western University over the holidays.
Everyone was warm and friendly. It is located near all the unique boutiques and book stores.
Very private. They offer a lovely free breakfast with delicious waffles and fresh berries.
There is a walking path by the hotel (about 2 miles) with beautiful views and leads right into
the town of Bellingham . Perfect!

Room Tip: The water view rooms are available, however, there are may warehouses that blocked a part of the vie...
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  • Stayed December 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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Ft. Langley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the only suite and it was spectacular! The room was huge and beautiful and clean. The location was perfect and within walking distance of everything. Even though it was centrally located it was still cozy and quiet. There are a ton of restaurants, cafés, and places to get a bite or drink since the inn doesn't have an on site restaurant but they do offer a pretty great continental breaky. Would definitely make this my first choice in quaint little Fairhaven

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kelso, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Front desk staff was very welcoming, pleasant, and helpful. Free covered parking was a bonus. The room was spotless and spacious, and a gas fireplace only added to the ambiance.
Warm cookies greeted us upon check in, and the complimentary breakfast was basic but nourishing. Centrally located in the Fairhaven district with cool shops and eateries nearby.

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the bay!
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Additional Information about Fairhaven Village Inn

Address: 1200 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
#1 Family Hotel in Bellingham
#4 Business Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairhaven Village Inn, the hotel in heart of the Historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham, is footsteps from fabulous dining, trails on the Bay, live entertainment, an outdoor market and unique shops. The hotel has 22 spacious guest rooms with fireplace and bay side options. The Inn’s porch, library and Village Green Park makes this an excellent spot for a getaway or families. Enjoy free parking, high-speed Internet access, continental breakfasts and sunsets. ... more   less 
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