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Bellingham GuestHouse Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   805 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229 (Formerly Val-U Inn Motel)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 23 hotels in Bellingham
Victoria, BC Canada
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Repeat visit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is a reasonably good basic hotel and was much cheaper than most other hotels in the vicinity. We stayed here in Spring 2013 and again Nov 2013. In fact, we had the same room! and while it is a fairly decent place, there were a couple of things that we noticed on our first visit that have remained unchanged.
Room has a bar fridge that we complained about 6 months ago, and the issue still has not been fixed. The fridge constantly squeaks. We turned the fridge off in the night and it defrosted, and left a puddle of dirty water, so who knows the last time it was cleaned. Also, the dust on the lampshades was unchanged from our last visit. All this being said, we would probably stay here again as for the most part it is fairly clean and does offer a very good breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bellinghammgmt, Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Mrsgoshawk!

Thank you for staying with us again! We do appreciate it! Also, thank you for bringing the dust and the fridge to our attention. I will get my team on this ASAPand I hope that we will exceed your expectations on your next visit!

Again, thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We love our return guest and really do appreciate your candor!

Until we see you again!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed the night here as we were flying out of Bellingham International in the morning. Location was good and close to the airport. Hotel decor was dated, as was the comforter on the bed which seemed very worn. Bathroom wall had some wallpaper coming away from the wall at the bottom but otherwise the room seemed in good condition and was clean.TV was a pain to use and took us about 5 minutes of waving the remote around to various positions trying to get it to turn on. Staff were very friendly and the most outstanding part of this place. Breakfast in the morning was the standard fare although it would have been nice to see some sort of meat to put on the breakfast sandwich. Overall fairly average place nothing too exciting but it got the job done.

Room Tip: Rooms on the east side have much less traffic noise.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bellinghammgmt, Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. While I am thrilled with your comment regarding the cleanliness of our hotel, I am even prouder of the complement of our crew! We have a great crew here that works very hard to provide a clean, comfortable stay for our guest! I absolutely love sharing these complements with the team as they are what makes our place work! Thank you very much for your thorough review and the candid thoughts that you have shared with us. Please do come back and see us next time you are in Bellingham!
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Portland, Maine
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Easily accessible from I-5, though I did not hear the highway noise. The room was small, which was fine for me traveling alone. I had a single queen bed room...perhaps a different room would have more space. Breakfast was your typical motel fare...though people were making their own waffles, which seemed quite popular. Easy access to all of the lovely Bellingham activities. Safe area. Seemed a bit overpriced, but I think a lot of lodging in the area is. I got a deal on Priceline, which made it a great deal.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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bellinghammgmt, Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Halekat,

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am glad that we were able to provide for your needs while here in Bellingham. Please keep us in mind on your next time you are in Bellingham! We would love the opportunity to provide you a comfortable stay once again.

Again, thank you!

M. Howard
AGM Bellingham Guesthouse Inn
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Cupertino, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We moved from the Best Western across the street because the cost of the BW was to high for the area. The Guesthouse suited us just fine and was $50 a night cheaper. The room also came with an extended continental breakfast. They had precooked scrambled egg squares there that you could use to make an egg sandwich along with Waffles and other std. continental breakfast Items. We stayed there for 4 days and the service was excellent and the staff very freindly

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bellinghammgmt, Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Hello Bob H.!

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your stay with us! I am glad that we were able to provide a clean and comfortable stay for you. I especially appreciate your compliment regarding the staff. We have an awesome crew that really do care about your stay and love to engage with our guest.
Please do come see us again when you visit the area. It will be our pleasure to have you as our guest!

Thank you again for your time and thoughtfulness!
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I have never left a hotel after checking in until now. Room was average ... although if you had the window open you could not have a conversation over the freeway traffic noise.....until we pulled back the sheets. A hair! Stains! Unclean!! We immediately requested to check out (with hardly an apology). As we leave we notice a lot of homeless loitering through the parking lot and later learn this part of town is known for transients and drugs. Run away!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel. We provide clean and comfortable guest rooms, and it seems there was a problem with your particular room and for that we apologize and as this is a very unusual occurrence. Our hotel is very clean, as are the rooms, and the sheets. It is important to be truthful. The desk clerk did apologize, and offered to move this guest to an upgraded junior suite at a discounted rate. The guest chose to leave, and we obliged not to charge anything for the inconvenience. To address the freeway noise, we are ideally located just off the I-5, there is low rumble of traffic, but it does not hinder having a conversation. As far as "this part of town being known for transients and drugs" that is incorrect, its a different part of town. We are centrally located to downtown Bellingham, and there could be a random occurrence, however our hotel and parking lot are very safe.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed one night while in Bellingham for a wedding and it was just right. Great location , easy access to everything , clean, quiet, very friendly staff. What more can I say? Oh and a great price, too!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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bellinghammgmt, Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Islabound! Thanks so much for your kind words and for taking the time to post a review! I am so pleased that our crew and their hard work provided a "Great" stay for you! Please do visit us again when you are in the area. We love earning the relationship with our Guest!

Thank you again!

Molly Howard
AGM Guesthouse Intl.
Bellingham Wa.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very friendly, convenient, super clean AND offering an excellent breakfast. Fair price, shuttle service, guest computer... Because we checked in early and our room was not ready, we received the best suite in the house at no extra charge! Only the hot tub was out of order.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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bellinghammgmt, Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
J_S_,

Thanks so much for the great review of your stay!! I appreciate your time and kind words! We have a great team here that works very hard to deliver a comfy, clean stay for our guest! Please do come visit when you are in the area.
Again, thank you very much!

M.J. Howard
A.G.M. Bellingham Guesthouse Inn
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Additional Information about Bellingham GuestHouse Inn

Address: 805 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229 (Formerly Val-U Inn Motel)
Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 23 hotels in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bellingham GuestHouse Inn 2.5*
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