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“worked well for us!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Coachman Inn
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   120 North Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225   |  
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Ranked #13 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
“worked well for us!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

For the price, location and wonderful staff hospitality, we got a great deal! It is not the Hilton, but nor does it claim to be. It is an awesome place for families to stay. The price was affordable and the amenities were just what we were looking for. The owner was very attentive and responsive to our needs!!

  • Liked — the kindness of the owner
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank rebel13
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Washinton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

Our soccer team stayed at this hotel while we were in Bellingham for a soccer tournament. The hotel was very clean, and the staff very friendly and helpful. We were impressed with how much they went above and beyond what most hotels would do to make sure we were comfortable and our needs were met. The cost was very reasonable and was far less than we've spent at other hotels where the level of service was not comparable. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you need a clean, inexpensive and friendly place to stay.

  • Liked — The excellent customer service
  • Disliked — The beds could have been a little more comfortable
  • Stayed June 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank justmyopinion5
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maple valley
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2008

We stayed at the coachman for a soccer tournament that we were in town for. the staff was great and even had the special request we made ready for breakfast

Stayed June 2008
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2007

We stayed one night at The Coachman on 7/7/07. We hoped to camp at Larabee and do some biking & hiking, but all of the camp spots were full. So we decided to book an inexpensive room in town, and bike & hike. We reserved our room successfully over the phone- this was probably unnecessary due to the fact that vacancy was about 99%. $76 total including tax. The room and bathroom were perfectly clean, the staff was nice. Mini fridge in the room, cable tv (watched a bit of Live Earth), microwave in the hall, a/c (which we didn't use), and a pool that was open- but looked a bit creepy. I doubt that we will ever stay here again, but it was good enough for what we were looking for.

  • Liked — cheap, clean, available
  • Disliked — Not fancy
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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1 Thank French_McGuire
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2006

Well, this used to be a great hotel for the value, but no more.

Over the past 10 years or so we must've stayed here at least 25-30 times under previous owners, so we thought we knew what to expect. We have always asked for a room on the top floor in the first building as we have found this to be the quietest spot.

Apparently, there are new owners... new owners who haven't a clue.

After we found out our in-room heating didn't work, we were juggled around to several different rooms, each with it's own "issues". (The clerk stated that a relative of the owners' was now the manager and that getting things repaired correctly and in a timely manner was not the manager's strong suit.)

Finally we were in one that seemed ok - until we realized a few hours later that we were surrounded by young college-age men who were drinking like fish and exhibiting nearly every noisy & obnoxious behavior you can imagine.

We looked at each other and agreed:"We're outta here!".

We had booked 4 nights and this was to be our 2nd, so we checked out and got refund on the last 2 nights.

None of this would've happened with the previous owners - everything always worked perfectly, and they even went so far as to "police" the buildings and parking lots regularly to make sure guests were remaining quiet and civil: up-to-and-including kicking people out if necessary.

So, stay away from The Coachman.

  • Liked — good beds
  • Disliked — everything but the beds
  • Tips/Secrets — stay away!
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
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5 Thank rickdeckard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2006

I read the previous review before staying at the Coachman, and must say that I encountered none of the problems addressed by the reviewer. The front desk staff was very friendly and accommodating. Yes, there was a cancellation policy, same as any hotel/motel. The rooms were simple (bed, bath, mini-fridge), but clean and only cost about $40 a night. I experienced none of the maintenance problems the previous reviewer stated. Everything was kept in good condition and worked fine. I also had no problems getting both a wake-up call, and outside calls patched directly to my room. All-in-all I was pleased to get a quiet, clean and friendly place to stay for half the price of Holiday Inn. I’m not much for taking my time to praise or denounce the businesses I visit, but I couldn’t let the previous review be the only representation of the Coachman Inn. I stayed, I'd stay again, and I'd gladly recommend you stay as well.

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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3 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2005

My stay in Bellingham was for 3 nights at the Coachman Inn, and had no problems. The price was one of the lowest in the area, so I was willing to accept low quality but was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and quiet of the place.

The clerk was friendly and quickly took care of my admission. Besides a slightly cracked picture and low water presure shower, there wasn't anything wrong with the room and the premises was mostly free of litter. Easily within walking distance of WWU, grocery stores, and the bus station. Definitely my first choice if I find myself visiting the university in the future.

  • Stayed January 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
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Additional Information about Coachman Inn

Property: Coachman Inn
Address: 120 North Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bellingham
#5 Family Hotel in Bellingham
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Coachman Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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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