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“Expectations Exceeded” 5 of 5 stars
Review of SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4040 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98226   |  
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Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Bellingham
Alberta, Canada
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Expectations Exceeded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Bellingham was the last stop on a family vacation to the U.S. before returning to Canada due to it's proximity to the border and abundance of shopping choices. We couldn't have been more pleased with our choice in accommodation. This hotel is new, modern, clean, and affordable, and easily accessible from the highway. We stayed in a room with two queen beds and a pull-out and still had room to move about. Very quiet. We appreciated the underground parking and free wifi. The staff were friendly, welcoming, and very helpful. The pool area was clean with towels available. The complimentary breakfast was an added bonus with plenty of food options - both hot and cold - and a good amount of seating. Shopping areas are very close by. We had the unfortunate experience of being rear-ended at a stop sign the day before and the front desk personnel were very accommodating - helping us with paperwork, faxing, and mailing of documents to our insurance company. As a result, we checked in a little stressed and checked out completely impressed. We would definitely stay here again on another visit to Bellingham.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shane O, Front Office Manager at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Altamom,

Thank you very much for your awesome review of our hotel. Having a minor accident before arriving at a hotel can be a taxing experience and we are glad we could help you in whatever way we were able. Your review touched on so many things that we love here from the underground parking to the breakfast and thank you for mentioning them. Again, thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Shane O'Flaherty
Front Office Manager
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Bellingham, WA
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This Springhill is a new property and I have not stayed in one in many years. The hotel is modern and fresh with a clean bright design. The lobby area is well designed and attractive, with a welcoming bar area and lounge. The restaurant portion is similarly appealing. The staff were exceptionally pleasant and helpful in every respect. The room is well thought-out in design with all the furnishings one might want. Evidently, one could sleep four people with reasonable privacy afforded to all. A water closet separate from the shower and sink would come in particularly useful if availing oneself of that arrangement. The bed was comfortable and the room was kept clean by housekeeping. Replenishment of towels and coffee service items was spotty - a slight annoyance. Breakfast was pretty good and I was pleased that most days one had metal flatware and real crockery (instead of that dreadful plastic and styrofoam one encounters elsewhere.) An added bonus was a jazz trio on Friday and Saturday evenings with the managers interacting pleasantly with the guests. I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Shane O, Front Office Manager at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Hamish P,

Thank you for all the kind words you wrote in your review. We appreciate all the feedback we can get from our guests'. Thank you so much for noticing our real cutlery and dishes as this is a unique feature for most Spring Hill Suites I have seen. Again, thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Sincerely,
Shane O'Flaherty
Front Office Manager
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
Bellingham, WA
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Eureka, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was a wonderful surprise from the moment we entered the lobby. Clean, modern, upbeat, welcoming, friendly staff. When we got to our room it was mores than we expected. A true suite, again, in modern design that made it look clean and fresh and up to date. Bathroom had lots of towels and upgraded amenities, the room was clean and inviting, the bed was very comfortable, and we enjoyed just being in the room and resting and watching TV in the evening. We will definitely be back again in August and whenever we visit Bellingham and invite everyone else to enjoy this wonderful hotel!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Keith C, General Manager at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Wow - thanks for sharing such a wonderful experience! I'm so happy to see we met your needs in providing such a great stay. Thank you for being such a SpringHill Suites Bellingham ambassador! We look forward to seeing you next month.
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Medford, Oregon
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

For the price this is the best place to stay in Bellingham - I know tripadvisor has Fairhaven inn at #1 which it deserves but that is more than twice the price. This place is new clean and a free breakfast. Great location to access the city.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Keith C, General Manager at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you for staying with us Dave and for taking time to share your experience. We certainly agree we should be at the number 1 spot for Bellingham - thanks for helping us get there.
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North Bend, Washington
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17 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Been to many places and have stayed at some of the best but this hotel stands out for a number of reasons. Met the manager Keith and was super impressed. The evening entertainment was fantastic. But I have to add one demerit. The shower in my room was very weird. You have to enter the shower before you adjust the water temp. Ouch!!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Keith C, General Manager at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Hi Fritz! It was great to meet you Saturday and thank you so much for staying with us. Thanks also for the heads up with your shower in your room - we will look into this and ensure it's taken care of. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed the music in our Lobby Bar over the weekend as well.
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New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This hotel seems very new. The rooms are laid out and decorated in modern upscale style. Living room area is comfortable and roomy, kitchen has all you'd need, bathroom is large and lovely (though toilet area being separate is a bit odd).

Staff knowledgeable and helpful. Breakfast excellent. Amenities and grounds lovely. Hotel is north of the historic area of Bellingham (which puts you about 10 minutes closer to Vancouver). Right off the interstate, easy drive north to Canada or south to historic center of charming Bellingham with wonderful restaurants and shops.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith C, General Manager at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham, responded to this review, July 21, 2014
Hi Marti - thanks for such a great review and for sharing your experience. I'm so happy to see we took such great care of you during your stay with us. See you soon!
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Minot, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I visisted with my son and three kids. The room was very nice. They loved the pool and hot tub. Breakfast was very good. We decided to make this a yearly event since I'd be coming from out of state. We will deinitely stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Keith C, General Manager at SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham, responded to this review, July 17, 2014
Thank you Julie! We are so happy to be chosen for your family tradition and we cannot thank you enough for staying with us and for sharing such a great review!
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Address: 4040 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98226
Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 Hotels in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — SpringHill Suites by Marriott Bellingham 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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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