This is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in! The staff is very friendly and helpful - as I walked in, the girl at the desk (Ashley) paid a lot of attention to my 6 year old son, asking him all kinds of questions, making him feel important, they hit it off right away. She had all kinds of suggestions for us and showed us around the pool area, offering us hot chocolate and cookies after our swim. Bonus - Fred Meyer and Starbucks right beside the hotel. The room was quiet and extremely clean with new modern décor. Very comfy beds and a spotless bathroom. Breakfast was great, all the basics, something for everyone - all fresh and kept full - no waiting to fill your plates. All this and it is 5 minutes from shopping... I will make this my go-to hotel in Bellingham from now on!!