My son and I had occasion to stay here for nearly two weeks as we searched and found a house in Bellingham. This was our first stay here at this beautiful new hotel. It was easier to get onto I-5 rather than the mess on Meridian where most of the other hotels can be found. The staff was super courteous and accommodating. We loved the décor, particularly in the lobby. I noticed things like the textured wallpaper, and color scheme which made it a relaxing place to be. Other reviewers mention the unusual bathroom/toilet configuration, but we appreciated it because we had privacy and didn't have to wait to use the toilet when the other was in the shower. It's not common to Americans but this layout is common in Asian countries as well as France. Breakfast was okay. I didn't care much for the coffee, but it worked. The beds were comfortable enough, but I found them a bit firm for my liking. The important thing is that I didn't wake up with back pain in the morning, which I often do at other places. We also ate at the bar one night because we were too exhausted to go out. It was fine and we liked the selection of beer on tap. I will have to come back in a few weeks and fully intend to stay here again.