We usually stay at the place next door, but I wanted to give Coachman a try after reading the reviews on TA. A quick phone call ensured our reservation, with the friendly owner on the other end.
We stayed for three nights in a two bedded double room. There isn't a lot of space left, but considering we were there to eat dinner, watch a bit of tv, sort out plans, and sleep, it wasn't needed. Would I want to have four people in the room? Probably not, but I like my personal space. The desk had a large comfy chair, and there's another large chair besides. The two beds shared one night table and lamp. There was a large entertainment unit with a flat screen tv, digital cable box, fridge (no freezer as part of the fridge), and two drawers. There was a small space by the door for hanging clothes, and that likely would fit 2 suitcases. There was a small mirrored area with a coffee maker and supplies, and kleenex. The bathroom had a toilet, shower/tub, and sink. Lots of fluffy towels, and a basket of soap/shampoo/conditioner. Bathroom floors can often creep me out, but this one was sparkling clean.
Overall, the place was very clean. No residual strange smells, or fluff balls in the corner. Care is clearly taken and we felt very comfortable. The heating system was quick to warm the room up, and easy to use. It was a bit cold and dreary outside, so the air conditioning didn't get any use. We only noticed highway noise when the window was open, otherwise it was very quiet. Complaints? Couldn't find an outlet close to the bed for my iPod, and the clock radio was on the desk opposite. Microwave was in the hall, but there isn't really space for one in the room. Ice machine was outside the main building, which would be a quick dash outside if it's raining/etc. Other than that...
The owner was wonderful. He came out to show us the best parking spot for our room, and then opened the door and propped it for us and offered to help with bags. On another day he saw us unloading our shopping, and came rushing out to give a hand. The service really was top notch. Breakfast was also great. It was served in the main building, and featured coffee, the makings for tea, juice, milk, apples, oranges, bananas, boiled eggs, four kinds of cereal, muffins, pastries, mini bagels, cream cheese, jam, honey, instant oatmeal. We ate at varying times, between 8 and 9:30, and there was always plenty. One day the milk was low and two full jugs were quickly brought out and opened to make it easier for us. We were offered a tray to make it easier to carry it back to our room.
We always stay in the area when in Bellingham, and feel very safe and comfortable. It's a quick drive to Haggen, Fred Meyer, and more. A few more minutes gets you to Super Supplements, Trader Joes, Bellis Fair, and more.
It was a very enjoyable stay, and we look forward to returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Good quality rooms at a fair price. complementary breakfast, wireless internet, extended cable with 10 HBO channels, free local calls, Fitness center with Dry Sauna, heated swimming pool, and coin laundry on site. Clean and comfortable rooms and customer service at its best. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coachman Hotel Bellingham
- Coachman Motel Bellingham