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“Value for the dollar” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #11 of 26 Hotels in Bellingham
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Leavenworth, United States
1 review
“Value for the dollar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Location is central to Bellingham. Very clean and the staff is professional and courteous. Friendly lounge. Has a restaurant, however nothing stands out on the menu...a little overpriced for the quality and quantity.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Caution, "pet friendly" actually only means dogs are allowed. You will have to get special permission for other domesticated animals such as cats. The hotel has a surprisingly lovely lobby! The rooms are standard fair; the decor just what you would expect from a 1970's sitcom. The room was well situated and relatively comfortable, until you lay down on the bed. It was leftover from the '70's as well! The door dividing (or connecting) the room next to ours was thin enough we could hear our neighbor's dog the first night, baby the second, and a man's deep southern drawl the third night. But the real issue at this Worst Eastern occurs when you attempt in-room-dining!!! They boast of their Lounge/Bar, Cafe, and In-Room-Dining so much you would think they would realize they make it impossible for a guest to enjoy! First, the menu in the room does not match the menu in the kitchen, so when you call there is an impossible barrier to overcome! Even trying to order a cheeseburger becomes a 10 minute confusion clarification contest between the person placing the order and the employee taking it. And to top it off, the only employee working in the Cafe on our busy Saturday night was the person attempting to decipher incoming room service orders along with being responsible for delivering them making getting more than a soda ordered within our first 15 minutes impossible. When discussing this with the front desk we were blamed for being confused by their menu, rather than them taking responsibility for being the ones to cause the confusion they simply threw attitude and offered a free meal in their unprofessional establishment ~ something completely unappetizing!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Island County, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Gym, sauna, a great lounge with happy hour and restaurant Rooms are very comfortable. Indoor swimming pool with seperate hot tub area. Located next to Fred Myer grocery store and right off of the highway. Breakfast is not included unless your a BW club member but their breakfasts are reasonably priced and cooked to order. Rooms are separated by double doors from the entry lobby and restraunts. A big water feature in lobby with grand staircase. Quiet with nice ambiance, especially after a long day working

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Surrey, Canada
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54 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is your average hotel. Nothing special. The front desk girl was friendly, and the entrance area was nice and clean with some random guy playing the piano.
The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. The tv reception was pretty bad though.
We had some appies and beers at the pub downstairs which was pretty quiet, but the bartender/server gave us really great service.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Coquitlam, BC
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

This hotel has an indoor pool and has a Fred Meyer store next door. The hotel has a shuttle that will take you to and from the airport. The staff do their best to accomodate you. This is the second time we have used this hotel when taking a trip at Bellingham airport.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Kamloops, Canada
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Although the hotel was classy and clean, it was not a place I'd take my kids again. The pool hours are ridiculous and the breakfast in the restaurant wasn't the best. Not to mention that the cot we got for one of our kids is outdated (lumpy and sunken in mattress). The location was another downside; as it's not close to anything.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Puget Sound, WA
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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great for an 8 hour stay, but I wouldn't want to be there any longer.

It's all a little creepy in trying to be a grand hotel with a big indoor pool atrium, that the rooms are all around. It is done so cheaply it's like you are in some bad dream.

A highway hotel, suitable for a one night sleepover only, if no other choice.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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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 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
#5 Family Hotel in Bellingham
#5 Business Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 132
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