For me, staying at the spanking brand new SpringHill Suites in Bellingham was like sojourning in Heaven. I thoroughly enjoyed my brief stay there! Why?
It started with the front desk staff at check-in. Professional, courteous and efficient plus super friendly. Yes, I felt very welcome at this fine hotel which has a superb location very near the I-5 Corridor. And throughout my entire stay, the staff impressed me the most about the Springhill Suites.
I had to check in quite early, which seemed no problem at all. I got a very nice room on the 4th floor far from the really not too noisy elevators.
And WOW! What a room, eh... I should say SUITE: cozy living room with a huge flat screen TV with a zillion channels that came in crystal clear, (it was set atop two huge drawers), ample desk space with fantastic direct and indirect lighting along with a telephone, plenty of electric sockets, a comfortable sofa bed, handy table to place food or drink, make-your-own-coffee/tea stand, microwave oven, mini-fridge -- my or my! Next comes the very pleasant bedroom with two super comfortable and exquisite clean queen beds, end tables and lamps galore including individual adjustable reading lights, two large mirrors (one over a set of drawers), and a closet with luggage stand, iron and ironing board, and a wonderful view of Mt. Baker in the distance. The commode and a small sink with set off in their own room -- quite an intelligent choice, especially if more than one persons are sharing the room. The separate bathroom had a small tub with a nice shower, plus a large sink with oodles of super clean, fresh towels and plenty of soap, shampoo and hair conditioner.
On the first floor is an excellent work area, where I found two Internet computers along with a very nice laser printer in addition to all sorts of accessories such as a scissors, a stapler and zillions of ballpoint pens. I got a LOT of work done there -- my boss was very impressed! By the way, the hotel offers free WiFi throughout the entire place.
Also on the first floor is a wonderful gymasium with a nice variety of the very best (and brand new) workout equipment (Life Fitness) plus abundant towels and drinking fountain.
Across the the gym is an L-shaped heated swimming pool that ran three to five feet deep. Next to the pool was a glorious whirpool that I truly enjoyed. Plenty of fresh towels were on hand: simply help yourself, then deposit the used ones in a stainless steel bin.
Although I didn’t use the bar across from the front desk, I was thrilled to see very large and extremely clear photographs of Old Bellingham. Many folks there seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely.
And in the morning: BREAKFAST. I couldn’t wait! Fresh scrambled eggs, an assortment of cheeses, croissants, pound bread, fruit cake, various cut up fruits including humungous strawberries, yogurts, low fat milk, different kinds of coffee and teas -- all to die for! Plenty of copies of the USA Today newspaper, just help yourself. I didn’t want to leave the breakfast room!
I’d better stop here and, in closing, I wish to say that this hotel is truly a 5-star establishment. Above all, is the very caring and dedicated staff: they all deserve a raise. This goes especially for the two gentlemen who drove me to and from the hospital for an important medical procedure (colonoscopy) that I undertook there. Thank you all!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, a hotel with space and style at an affordable price. Ideal for business and leisure, our guest suites offer a seamless blend of style and function along with luxurious bedding, a microwave, mini-fridge, large work desk, free high-speed Internet access, and a spa-like bathroom to ensure your stay is anything but ordinary. Our complimentary hot breakfast, pool, fitness center and free WiFi in the lobby help you stay refreshed and connected outside of your room, giving you the freedom to set your own pace and work or relax your way. It's a balance made for you - the contemporary traveler. ... more less
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