This hotel is convenient to freeway and not far from downtown Bellingham and overall a pretty good place to stay. The rooms are large, clean and there is plenty of light. The only thing to be aware of is that there are no elevators. My wife and I were on top floor and had to navigate two sets of stairs with our luggage. We asked for a quiet room and unfortunately there was too much freeway noise to allow us to keep windows open a night. The complimentary breakfast was standard fare but enough variety to get us going. Fitness center is very good and complimentary access to computers near office was nice. Since TA ratings allow only "average" or "very good" my higher rating gives this hotel the benefit of the doubt, but if I could I score somewhere between the two.