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“Close to Skagit Valley Hospital” 4 of 5 stars
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300 West College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5424   |  
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Mount Vernon
SeaTac, Washington
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113 reviews 113 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Close to Skagit Valley Hospital”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Unfortunately, a medical emergency was the reason for this stay in Mt. Vernon. The BW College Way Inn is very easy on and off I-5 and only 1 exit away from the hospital so it was nearby. I asked for a room away from the ice/vending machines and traffic noise and got a quiet, corner location.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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BWCollegeWayInn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN College Way Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Dear Velvet21,

While we’re sorry that the reason for your stay with us was the result of a medical emergency, we are glad that you found our location convenient and your room quiet. We hope you will be able to visit us again while on a more pleasurable trip.

Sincerely,

Management & Staff
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I came to this place with my family just as a mini overnight vacation. We came from Canada to go shopping and just get out of the house. The outside when you drive up looks a little shabby but the room is really quite nice. The bathroom was quite nice. Usually at places like this they bathrooms are a little dingy but not here! The bathroom was one of the better things! The room was very standard. Had a mini fridge and coffee machine which came in handy. Had a good sized newer tv which was nice. The continental breakfast in the morning was really good as well! There was a large variety of things to choose from. That was also a plus! One thing that was a negative was the wifi. Almost everyone needs wifi nowadays and the reception we got in our room was constantly cutting out. I was in the middle of a skype call and it just booted me off the wifi and made me re log into it which I did not like. Overall it was a good stay.

Stayed June 2014
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BWCollegeWayInn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN College Way Inn, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Chelsea-Claire F,

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay (from the guest room to the continental breakfast). In regards to the "shabby" look upon your arrival, we have started a property-wide design renovation project and are working on the exterior this year then moving into the guest rooms next year. We're sorry to hear that the wifi was not working as it should during your stay and apologize for the frustrations it caused. We'll be in touch with our wireless provider for resolution to the problem. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the area.

Sincerely,

Management & Staff
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

the hotel is next to I-5 near restruants and shopping good location for jumping off in the morning room was quite nice had a good size bed microwave and refrigerator the only problem we had that the lady at check in was cranky and made us feel like a bother

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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BWCollegeWayInn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN College Way Inn, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Tom F,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We're happy that you enjoyed your room and amenities offered as well as our location. We apologize for the reception you received at check-in. It is our goal for all employees to be friendly/helpful/customer service oriented. Your review will serve as a reminder for us of the need to keep focused and attentive in this area. We hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you are in Mount Vernon.

Sincerely,

Management & Staff
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Sequim, Washington, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Suffers from being older. Great bed and shower, not enough hot water, poor electrical outlets - not enough, and things found disconnected. Good microwave and fridge. A bit crowded in floor space. Noisy, but probably to be expected on weekends.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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BWCollegeWayInn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN College Way Inn, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Ginny W.,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We’re sorry that not every aspect of your stay with was enjoyable (as is our goal) and will use your information for improvements in these areas. We hope you will give us a second chance the next time you are in the area.

Sincerely,

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I was nervous to book this place as a few of the reviews were negative but to my surprise it was clean, nicely decorated, beds comfy and folks at the front desk were very pleasant and helpful. Its central to everything you need in Mr. Vernon. I would stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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BWCollegeWayInn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN College Way Inn, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Desy292014,

Thank you for giving us a chance! We are happy that to hear that your stay was a pleasant one. Hope to see you again the next time you are in Mount Vernon.

Sincerely,

Management & Staff
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

With Best Western... one never knows what one will get. I stay at a lot of Best Westerns and this is definitely a Best Western to pass by. The College Way Inn is an ancient motel to which some new paint has been applied. 1950's style furnishings abound. Our room was so musty I thought Edgar Allen Poe's Annabel Lee must be stashed in it somewhere (it was like staying in a tomb). It reminded of an old shore house in January that has been closed up since August - musty with a tinge of mothballs. Best Western needs to apply some consistency to its standards.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BWCollegeWayInn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN College Way Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Dear Breathingtokens,

We’re sorry to hear about a musty odor you found in the room during your stay with us. While 25 of our 65 rooms were built in the 1960’s for the world’s fair in Seattle, we have done numerous upgrades to all rooms and are currently in the middle of a property wide design upgrade for all areas of our motel. Our goal is to make sure all rooms are fresh and clean before renting. We apologize that this was not the case for your stay. (Had we known after you checked in that this was the case, we would have happily moved you to a different room so that we could resolve the issues with the one you stayed in.) We hope you will give us a second chance the next time you are in the area.

Sincerely,
Management & Staff
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The room was smelly but seem to be clean. The bed was good. Difficult to operate the heating system, but seem to work well once it was set up. The TV system can be difficult to operate. The restroom was very small. Our allover impression was a very outdated room for a very high price.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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BWCollegeWayInn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN College Way Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
Dear Frank S.,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. While we are happy to hear that your bed was comfortable and room clean, we’re sorry that you found the room lacking a fresh scent and your initial encounter with the heating system & tv to be difficult. In regards to the size of the bathroom, we have a variety of room types/locations. If you let us know your preference when making a reservation, we will be more than happy to accommodate your request if it is available.

Sincerely,

Management & Staff
BEST WESTERN College Way Inn
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Address: 300 West College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-5424
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Location: United States > Washington > Mount Vernon
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Mount Vernon
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Number of rooms: 66
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