We stayed here a few years ago and found it to be quaint. Unfortunately, there is nothing quaint about it anymore. From the outside it looks to be abandoned and should have just went somewhere else. They told us we got the best room...#6. It wasn't terribly dirty, but it lacked in every other area. The tv is worse than ones I have thrown away. The bed equivalent to a big piece of foam rubber and the pillows were terrible. I had the sense that possibly it was owned by a foreigner and found out I was correct. The building has had no upkeep whatsoever. Boards are rotting on decks. Paints chipping, weeds growing everywhere and is not in good condition. The mall that used to be attached to the hotel is empty and closed. I was told by a local that it was bought by someone from a foreign country and that they told the city that they didn't care what it looked like, that it was simply an investment for them. They certainly told the truth on that one! I find it really sad that something that was an icon in downtown Lynden has gone downhill so bad. None of the lights on the windmill work and that was always so pretty to see when they did. Also, the mall with all the shops that used to be there is now empty and I was looking forward to doing some shopping there. Will not ever stay again, unless it is bought by someone that cares and brings it back to the way it used to be. Unfortunately, I think it's past the point of restoration. We were the only car parked there and I believe the only people that stayed there that night. The desk clerks were friendly, but that's about it for good points and probably the best thing about staying there was leaving the next day. Sad that this had to happen.
- Also Known As:
- Dutch Village Hotel Lynden