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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 #12 of 23 hotels in Bellingham
Carnation, Washington
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Great for visiting!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The Guesthouse is located very near downtown and the WWU campus. It is right near the freeway on-ramps so they have easy access to everything in the area. The proximity of the WWU campus was why chose this place but it has easy access to everything. The room was quiet and large. Very clean, very accommodating. The last time we were in Bellingham I was recently out of a wheelchair and using a 4 wheel walker, so I noticed and appreciated the lift arm into the hot tub. Parking was very plentiful, always a spot near our room.

Room Tip: Ask for near the hot tub/vending machines. No fitness center.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, November 25, 2013
Andy C! Thanks for staying with us and for your great review! I am happy that we were able to provide a comfortable stay for you while visiting WWU. We always welcome our parents and families of Western and we appreciate you choosing the Guesthouse. How wonderful that the lift was able to make your use of the hot tub easier and safer for you. Please do come see us again when you are in the area!

Thank you!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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Hartsdale, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Spent three nights at the GuestHouse Inn earlier this week. My pleasant king size bedded room was comfortable, clean and well-appointed. The cordial, helpful front desk staff added to the enjoyable stay, as did availability of breakfast food items served every morning. And they're included in the price of the room. Dollar for dollar GuestHouse Inn offers good value. The hotel is well located on Lakeway Drive just one minute from Interstate 5. It's my "go to" place whenever
staying in Bellingham. Thanks GuestHouse Inn for another enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bellinghammgmt, Manager at Bellingham GuestHouse Inn, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Knight1!

It was great to meet you and I am quite pleased that we were able to provide a clean and comfy stay for you. Knowing that you are well seasoned traveler, I appreciate your review very much! Thank you for the kind words about our staff and for sharing about your stay. Please do come back and see us whenever you are in the area! You and your Brother were great guest!

Regards,
Molly H.
Assistant General Manager
Bellignham Guesthouse Inn
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Victoria, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went down to Vegas again in October, 2013 from Victoriam, BC. We stayed at the Guesthouse Inn once again, 3rd time now, as it offers comfortable beds, friendly servide and yummy free breakfast! The best feature for us Canadians however, is that we can park the car in their lot while away, be shuffled to and from the airport with no fees attached. Location is nice too as there is a Fred Myers across the street and some good Japanese restaurants and other types of food near by.

Keep up the good work guys!

Room Tip: One side faces the highway so can be a little noisy but if you ask for a room on the back side, it i...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, November 14, 2013
Mpretula!

Thank you for taking the time to review your return stay with us!! We do so appreciate our return guests!! It is our goal to provide a great rest, a nice hot shower and a tasty breakfast in a clean and comfy environment. I am happy we were able to provide you with this during your stay.

Hope to see you soon!
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Victoria, BC Canada
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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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5 hotel reviews
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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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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 #12 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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