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“Good location, good food, just ok for everything else” 3 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 #7 of 25 Hotels in Bellingham
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“Good location, good food, just ok for everything else”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

As a Western parent the proximity to the school can't be beat. It's about five minutes from campus, and easy to get to and from. The desk clerk that checked me in was very friendly, it was a quick and painless process. The room on the second floor was located within easy walking distance from the lobby, connected by a walkway over the atrium where the pool was located. The room itself was standard hotel fare, but the pillowcases and carpet were worn and ready for replacement. The room was clean and well kept, what you'd expect for a Best Western Plus. I placed the breakfast order tag on my room door and was disappointed to find that it had not been picked up in the morning. I had a meeting to go to and ended up eating at Oboe in the lobby which was quite good. It just put me a little tight on time since I had planned to eat while getting ready in my room.

All in all a fine experience, I had just hoped for a little bit more for the price I paid.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Caitlin C, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
didntwinthelotto,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time with us at the Lakeway Inn. Your comments are much appreciated and I am so happy to hear how convenient and friendly you found your stay and our staff. That is certainly the goals that we set for ourselves here.

I am, however, very sorry to hear about your breakfast orders not being picked up for room service in the morning. Please be assured that we will be taking the appropriate steps to ensure that similar circumstances do not happen again.

Thank you again and we hope to have you with us again soon!

Caitlin Cook
Front Office and Revenue Manager
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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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Tacoma, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Staff are gracious and welcoming; room accommodations are clean; convenient to Western Washington University and downtown; restaurant and bar hours are convenient and accommodating; service levels high

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Caitlin C, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Joenne M,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of your time with us. We are all so happy to hear about how much you enjoyed your stay and how convenient your time with us was.

Our staff work very hard to accommodate and ensure that your stay is exactly what you need. It's wonderful to hear how happy you were wit our staff and hope that we were able to help you with whatever needs you had during your visit.

Please feel free to reach out any time with any questions or possible reservations in the future. Thank you and have a lovely rest of your day!

Caitlin Cook
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This was the third hotel for me in three days. The first not all that comfortable, the second fairly comfortable and third (this one) very comfortable. We booked this hotel for the pool as our daughter loves to swim. At first I was a little disappointed the pool was busy and noisy when we planned to go swimming as there was a birthday party going on. I'm not really sure what that was about as I found it odd to be having a kids party there. It ended up not being a big deal but our room did face the atrium where the pool is located and the noise carried into our room. Thankfully the pool is closed at 10pm and the noise was completely gone shortly after the closure. The location of this hotel is good but not really any restaurants other than the hotel in the immediate area. The rooms here are pretty standard but the beds are a huge plus and for that alone I would consider staying here again.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Caitlin C, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Caro281,

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your thoughtful review of your recent stay with us. We are so happy to hear that your stay was so comfortable for you!

We strive to provide amenities and services that make our guests comfortable and more at home. It is wonderful to feel that we were able to hit our mark during your time here. We certainly do hope that you consider staying here again during your next visit to the area. We are looking forward to your reservations already!

Have a lovely day,

Caitlin Cook
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Seattle, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The stay is very comfortable. Our family stayed one night to visit a friend nearby during weekend. The staff were very friendly. The room is clean. The bed is very comfortable. My son spent lots of time surfing internet after dinner. He was very happy with internet speed. One thing missing is no breakfast buffet. It would save us lots of time in the morning.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Caitlin C, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Li S,

It is so wonderful to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your time at our hotel during your visit. Our staff believe that ensuring our guest's comfort and satisfaction is very important. It makes us all very happy to hear how much you all enjoyed yourselves.

I am sorry, however, to hear that our full breakfast was not a time saver for you. Offering a full menu breakfast is often a preference to many of our guests but I can understand the convenience of a quick breakfast. Your comments are much appreciated and hopefully during your next visit you will find the time to enjoy our breakfast options at the Oboe Cafe.

Thank you and have a lovely rest of your day!

Caitlin Cook
Front Office and Revenue Manager
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Chilliwack, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We had reserved a one bedroom suite on the ground floor adjacent to the indoor pool and hot tub, great location. Could be loud with kids during prime time but this was not an issue for us. The room had a king size bed and 2 t.v.'s, bar fridge, microwave and a Keurig coffee maker. The hotel offers free transport to Bellingham airport. Worth paying a visit again

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caitlin C, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
rodnglo,

Your detailed review of your stay with us at the Lakeway Inn was so thoughtful.

There is a lot of thought put in to the amenities and guest services that are offered to our guests. It is a pleasure to hear what we offer our guests was so valued during your stay and we would, of course, love to have you with us again.

Our property has several different room locations for our guests. If ever there are any concerns about any rooms adjacent to our indoor pool, then please feel free to communicate this during reservations and check in. Our staff always try our hardest to accommodate our guest's needs and ensure they are assigned to rooms that will fit all of the requirements for your stay.

We look forward to having you at our property again soon and urge you to contact us at any time.

Caitlin Cook
Front Office and Revenue Manager
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed at this hotel several times, staff is always happy,and very professional , food is great, and the bar is awesome too, great atmosphere , home away from home, close to the stores, nice and quiet and very secure, looking forward to more nights at this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caitlin C, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Pepesan74,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time with the Lakeway Inn.

Our staff are so thrilled to read your comments and would like to thank you for your glowing compliments. We all work very hard to make our guests feel comfortable and as much at home as possible during their time with us. I am so happy to hear that this rang true for you. We are looking forward to your next visit with us already!

Please feel free to contact our Reservations and Front Desk staff at any time!

Caitlin Cook
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denver
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We were in town touring WWU with my high school son and decided to stay here. Good clean hotel that was close to the school & close to downtown Bellingham. Everyone was very friendly. I really don't get the whole pool in the atrium of all of the rooms. We were exhausted and turned in early and did find the noise from that a bit bothersome, but it was early. I believe by 10pm the noise was over. Had I been out still enjoying Bellingham, we would have never had known it was loud in my room from the pool. Didn't eat at the hotel at all, but it did look like a nice option. We chose to explore the town instead.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Caitlin C, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Lakeway Inn, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
denvrgal,

Reading your review of your recent stay at the Lakeway Inn was such a pleasure. Your thoughtful comments and observations are much appreciated and all of our staff are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us. We all aim to ensure every guest enjoys themselves.

If we do have the pleasure of having you with us again, I certainly hope you will get a chance to enjoy our on property Oboe Cafe and Poppe's. We also encourage our guests to always feel free to communicate any room preferences. In the future, we may be able to arrange for a room facing away from our indoor pool to ensure for a more quiet stay.

I hope that you and your son enjoyed Western Washington University and wish you luck on the college and university hunt! Hopefully we will see you again if his decision ends with attending WWU!

Caitlin Cook
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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:
#3 Business Hotel in Bellingham
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
#7 Family 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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