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“Not Going Back!” 1 of 5 stars
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Bay City Motor Inn
116 North Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225   |  
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Ranked #17 of 23 hotels in Bellingham
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“Not Going Back!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

I stayed here while visiting my son at the nearby university. The price was great ($65), but I am not going back. The motel room was dirty! I pulled back the bedspread and the blanket had hair and dirt on it. The carpet was stained and disgusting, the window did not have a screen, and the bathroom grout was dirty. I had a room on the bottom floor, and the owners kept both outside entrances to the motel open all the time. I did not feel safe knowing anyone could just walk into the hotel.

The AC unit on the wall was noisy, but I could not open the window because I was on the first floor and their was no screen. Even if there was a screen I would not feel save having it open. I requested no maid service (my computer was in the room), but someone came in and took all my towels, and left me with none. I had to go ask for new towels.

The breakfast is a joke. A small dinner plate with some muffins cut in four, and juice. I will spend a little extra money and stay somewhere else. Feel free to ask me any questions.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2006

Decided to spend a night in the Bellingham area and checked out Trip Advisor for accommodation. Was looking for something cheap and clean - this place fit the bill. The bathroom was spotless, the room was clean (king bed with a small seating area), friendly staff and the price was right ($55). The room was quiet and we had a good night's sleep. The only negative was a strong smell from the carpet freshener that was used in the rooms. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 116 North Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking
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Ranked #17 of 23 hotels in Bellingham
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