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Rodeway Inn
Ranked #26 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bad Hotel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a dirty, smelly hotel. We had a posted non-smoking room, but it and the hall outside smelled of stale cigarette smoke.

In order to sleep free from the smell we had to leave the window open to maximum for the whole night.

Elevators not clean. Hall carpets were filthy.

The breakfast was terrible.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Andy L
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Val P, Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are sorry that you've not had a good experience with the hall way smell,
our housekeepers usually do a very good job of keeping a nice scent on the hallway
but we apologize for not being able to keep our hallways as nice as we normally keep them.
We would like to have you back at our hotel to see the imporvements and hope to offer you
a more comfortable stay at the Rodeway. We hope to see you soon.
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Phoenix, Arizona
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93 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

When we arrived in Bellingham on a last minute trip, we were surprised to find out that all other hotels were 'Sold Out'. We ended up having to get two rooms here at the last minute and they were 'decent'. Yes, this is an older 'motel' type hotel but the staff was courtesy, the rooms had mini fridge and decent beds...it was better than I was expecting I think.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lindsay86
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
It is with great appreciation that we extend our gratitude for taking time in giving us your feedback. The positive comments regarding the room facilities, as well as the accommodating staff, surely made our day. It is our pleasure and honor to have given you such quality service. It is our aim to challenge ourselves more in pursuing and maintaining excellent service for our valued guests. We thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you again.
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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Stayed here last night. Good enough for a few nights' stay.

The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. Room had an old microwave and a small fridge. Had a non-smoking room but hallway smelled of smoke. Pets are allowed so beware if you have allergies.

Free breakfast is continental - muffins (chocolate, poppy seed), white bagels, toast, choice of two sugary cereals, milk, juices (apple, orange), and coffee. Good enough.

Highly recommend eating at nearby Olive Garden (make reservations), and not Applebee's.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank VancouverValleyGrl
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We wish to extend our sincerest appreciation for the time you took in writing us your valuable feedback. We couldn’t be more pleased to have served you well and made your experience a memorable one. It pleases us to know that you noticed the cleanliness and the quiet ambience of our hotel; for we aim to offer our guests a comfortable environment should they wish to stay with us. We hope to be of service to you again soon.
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Surrey, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

I often stay in Bellingham & as a Canadian citizen I was disgusted at the condition of the flag the Rodeway flew. It was tatered & torn- almost beyond recognition. The American flag looked almost as bad as it was hanging by one corner upside down. The owners display total disrespect for their guests. I would never stay there again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
Helpful?
2 Thank Katt H
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for giving us a chance to improve and excel in the delivery of our services by bringing your concerns to our attention. We sincerely appreciate the time you took to write us a feedback, and we thank you for sharing to us your experience while staying with us. We wish to let you know that your voice has been heard and we will definitely correct the issue that you raised. We continually seek to give our guests the best service there is to offer. We sincerely hope that we may be able to provide you a far better experience should you wish to stay with us again next time.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Good value for money. Bed was very uncomfortable. The room is really basic and is quite a few years old & looks it. The so called breakfast was very dismall, although the money saved could cover the price of a breakfast at a restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank JAY Z
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We appreciate the candid comments you’ve shared to us, as hearing your inputs regarding our services is very important to us. We sincerely apologize for the inconveniences incurred during your stay. We will closely assess and evaluate our hotel room condition and facilities, and the served breakfast, so that we may provide prompt and necessary actions to it. Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention and we hope that you will reconsider staying with us again.
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Port Moody, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

we stayed here as we had an early flight the next morning, this is definitely on my recommend list. quiet and clean. The restaurant that is next door was good, we had dinner and an early morning breakfast. Good food and fast service.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ColleenMaitland
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write down your review. We couldn’t be happier to hear that we’ve made your experience a pleasant one. Your comment about our friendly and reliable staff members as well as the entire hotel experience brings us much delight and has motivated us to outdo the service we’ve given you should you visit us again soon. It would be of great pleasure to be of service to you again.
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Vancouver, Canada
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65 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

I booked this room as I live in Canada and wanted to travel down the previous night to get a 5am flight out of Bellingham, so all I wanted was a bed, ideally in a room with a door.

I just about got that. This hotel was ultra ultra basic. Bed was quite uncomfortable, Room was very tired with very worn, old carpets. Coffee machine didn't work.The lobby area looked even worse although the desk staff were very helpful and welcoming.

If you literally want a bed for a few hrs, this will do the job. Next time, I'll pay extra and stay at the Holiday Inn,,,,or I'll sleep in my car.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank andybee101
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GMBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Rodeway Inn, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We appreciate the time you took to give us a feedback regarding your hotel experience with us. Your reviews will help us improve the delivery of our services to meet the expectations of our valued guests. The detailed feedback you gave regarding your assessment with room amenities, as well as the functionality of certain facilities will be closely evaluated. We would look into such matters without delay, and give appropriate modifications to deliver quality service. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Property: Rodeway Inn
Address: 3710 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number:
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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Rodeway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rodeway Inn hotel is conveniently located just two miles from the Bellingham International Airport. This Bellingham, WA hotel is minutes from Western Washington University, Squalicum Harbor marina, the Nooksack River Casino, Whatcom Falls Park and Bellingham Bay. The hotel is also close to many world-class ski areas. Several shops and a variety of restaurants are within walking distance. With magnificent natural scenery, unique cultural attractions, charming villages and waterfront adventures, Bellingham is a unique area of Washington. The mighty Nooksack River, a challenging river for rafting and fishing, flows from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay. Amenities offered at this hotel include free wireless high-speed Internet access, free continental breakfast, free local calls and a hot tub. This Bellingham, WA hotel provides business travelers with access to copy and fax services. All guest rooms have irons, ironing boards and cable television. Some rooms feature whirlpool bathtubs. There is a concierge desk located on the property for your added convenience. This is a pet-friendly hotel; extra fees apply. ... more   less 
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