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“Charm and relaxation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226   |  
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Ranked #10 of 23 hotels in Bellingham
Denver, Colorado
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Charm and relaxation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

I've stayed at this hotel several times and always have been greeted with smiles at the front desk and through out the hotel. Had several excellent meals during our business meetings and the service couldn't have been better. Slept like a log which I don't nomally do when I travel. Hats off to this charming oasis of a hotel in Bellingham.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dana W, DIrector of Operations at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, August 24, 2012
MileHighRJP,

Thank you for the kind words regarding your stay! We look forward to your next stay with us!

Make it a great day!

Mr. Dana Weber
Director of Operations
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for a company meeting in June. The experience far surpassed my expectations. The rooms were spacious, clean and well appointed. The front desk staff was friendly and answered my questions about the destination in an upbeat manner. The food during the meeting was fantastic and showcased local products in interesting ways.
The meeting rooms were clean and the service staff made sure the temperature was always comfortable.
Before this visit I had a limited knowledge of the hotel and the area. After this experience, I hope to return with my wife for a vacation stay. Very nice!

Room Tip: It's an atrium lobby with rooms around the atrium. Some rooms are closer to the elevators.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dana W, Director of Operations at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you for the review, Larry W! We are glad to see you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you come back and visit real soon!

Have a great summer!

Make it a great day!

Mr. Dana Weber
Director of Operations
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Ventura, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I was at the Lakeway Best Western Hotel in late June attending a conference. This was a great place and all of the staff was friendly and repsonded well to my request for information about the area. We had a great 3-day conference due to the staff that served us and the food was fabulous!!! i would highly recomend the Best Western Lakeway Inn and Conference Center to any and all businesses as well as a family get away since it is in a beatiful part of the state.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dana W, Director of Operations at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again real soon!

Make it a great day!

Mr. Dana Weber
Director of Operations
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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

This property out shines all of my expectations for a Best Western. We entered a beautiful lobby with a grand staircase and fountain. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious while the bathrooms have gorgeous granite countertops. The Poppes lounge may be the best place to hang out in Bellingham. The staff members were courteous and helpful. A lovely experience!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dana W, Director of Operations at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you so much for the kind review regarding your recent stay with us! We hope to see you again real soon and have a great summer!

Make it a great day!

Mr. Dana Weber
Director of Operations
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed here after a loathsome night in another hotel. This hotel was like a breath of fresh air. Staff was friendly and our room appeared clean and spacious. Service was great!
We had a room service dinner, which we all enjoyed - it wasn't anything special but the food was tasty, well prepared and delivered with care.
The young man that delivered our meals noticed that we had two small kids and offered a playpen. We hadn't requested one because (for a change) we had our own but decided to take it. He brought it up a while later (to give us time to eat our dinners, very considerate). The only complaint (and this seems to be fairly common at hotels lately) was that bedding was not brought up with it. While I don't expect a blanket or pillow for a play pen, a sheet to cover the mattress part is, in my opinion, necessary.
The guest room was big and open - perfect for us. We had a king bed and what I assume was a pull out sofa. Our room was quiet (we were on the Fred Meyer side of the hotel). The bathroom was nice enough. Our coffee maker did have a used coffee pod still in it, which does make me question what other cleaning may have been overlooked, but the room did appear clean otherwise. The bed was a little on the soft side, but comfortable.
As other reviewers have mentioned the swimming pool is in a courtyard within the hotel. This did not bother us at all in the evening but in the morning we could hear people having fun in the pool while inside our second floor room. Our older son had enjoyed swimming in the pool the evening before and hearing people having fun in the pool while he was stuck getting ready to go was almost too much for him to bear! Even with the noise, the quiet times were adhered to and enforced by staff and I did not consider the noise to be a real problem.
Overall, a good place to stay - I'd stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dana W, Director of Operations at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. I will make sure everyone gets a chance to see these comments. Thank you!

We appreciate you staying with us and we hope to see you again real soon! Have a great rest of the summer!

Make it a great day!

Mr. Dana Weber
Director of Operations
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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This was my first stay and it was terrific! The staff was friendly and helpful, and had great knowledge about the area. The meeting I was there for was held in two very comfortable spaces with a nice atmosphere. The banquet staff was attentive and the food was very tasty. My guest room was very clean, the bathroom spotless, and the beds were extremely comfortable! Even with the windows open, it was very quiet. I would highly recommend this hotel and plan to return to the area for vacation and will definitely stay here again! Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dana W, Director of Operations at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thank you so much for the kind words, crystal d! We appreciate you staying with us and we hope to see you again real soon! Have a great rest of the Summer.

Make it a great day!

Mr. Dana Weber
Director of Operations
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Breckenridge
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I stayed at the Best Western in Bellingham in June for a conference. The hotel rooms are very clean and spacious. The staff was amazing; friendly and welcoming upon check-in. They gave great referrals for places to eat in downtown. The food and service for our meetings was spectacular and the meeting space was comfy and quite from other events going on. I look forward to visiting the Lakeway Inn again in the future!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dana W, Director of Operations at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are so glad you enjoyed it and we hope to see you again real soon. Have a great rest of the summer!

Make it a great day!

Mr. Dana Weber
Director of Operations
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Address: 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Bellingham
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn 3*
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