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Review of Holiday Inn Express Bellingham

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Holiday Inn Express Bellingham
Ranked #14 of 26 Hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
100 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

Not usually a fan of Holiday Inns, we ended a road trip and stayed here because we were too tired to battle the border. unlike a most of the hotels in the area that are on main highways or thoroughfares, the hotel is just off Meridian which made it so peaceful and quiet. Woke up to birds not traffic!! It is very close to shopping if that's what you need and Costco is down the road. Only concern was a somewhat moldy smelling and looking air conditioner that we didn't turn on once I saw the mold and mildew....a little gross but I'll return if I ever need some peace and quiet in Bellingham

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank preferthebeach68
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, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, July 11, 2012
Dear preferthebeach68,

Thank you so much for your candid review of our hotel. I am pleased you liked our accessible and peaceful location. I'm sorry your stay was negatively affected by the condition of the air conditioning unit. I understand the inconvenience this caused you. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to target problem areas and take the necessary actions to ensure similar situations can be avoided in the future. We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay. This helps in becoming a better hotel.

We all hope that we will have the opportunity to host you again on a future visit.

Sincerely,

Bon V.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

Convenient, comfortable and with an great complementary hot breakfast what more do you need on a shopping trip south of the border - the hot tub and pool to ease those aching muscles which is there waiting for your return from Ballis Fair Mall.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank youngbadger
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Courtenay
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

They advertise free parking and airport shuttle, but when you get there it is an extra charge. I was told that this happens "all the time" to travellers by the front desk clerk and that management is not in on weekend or after 3:00 during the week. Stay at the Quality Inn or Hampton Inn in the same area. Other travellers at the airport told me they offer the free parking and actually live up to it!

Room Tip: Don't stay here!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RenaGhinis
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HIEBellingham, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, April 19, 2012
I am sorry for the misunderstanding on our parking policy. We do provide free parking at the hotel during your stay and also pay for transportation to and from the Bellingham airport. We have had some websites which do not let the guests know that you cannot leave your car for extended periods of time for free. We offer a special park and fly rate where you can leave your car in our parking lot for up to 14 days.
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netherlands
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335 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

Holiday Inn Express hotel Bellingham did not impress us. We were not really friendly received when we arrived; although being a platinum priority member no upgrading was offered. Breakfast was like everywhere, but the breakfast room is limited, we had to wait for an empty table. The room we got was clean, but worked a bit old, just like the entire hotel. Most important disappointment: we used the telephone for an intercontinental call, like we did the day before at Holiday Inn Express Surrey BC. At Surrey we paid CAD 2,80 for a call; at Bellngham a call to the same number for the same amount of time was charged USD 16,80. This is really outrageous! So be aware not to use the phone of this hotel. Most disppointing: the smile of the lady at the reception who assured us that the price of calling here was pretty high. For me a reason not to choose this hotel in the future.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank strandman46
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, May 25, 2012
Dear strandman46,

Thank you very much for your recent stay with us. We are deeply sorry we fell below your expectations. Our hotel is very proud of its level of service, cleanliness and quality of its product and for this reason your comments are very troubling and will certainly be looked into. We’d like to obtain some additional details regarding your experience, so we have sent you a private message.

We look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Sincerely,
Jaime W
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Pitt Meadows, Canada
Level Contributor
104 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

We stayed here for one night to catch an early flight from Bellingham airport the next morning. The hotel is just average and is OK for just one night. I think that they should better advertise their "stay and park" package which allows you to leave your car in the hotel parking lot for the duration of your trip and take the shuttle to the airport. Much easier than trying to find a free parking spot at the aiport at 5:00am....

Not easy to find. Google map directions are incorrect.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 Martinerob13
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, May 6, 2012
Dear Martinerob13,

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I do apologize for any inconvenience that you have experienced. We are continually striving to improve the hospitality we offer, and comments from our guests are always welcome. We appreciate the feedback that we receive as this is crucial for us to improve the products & services that we offer.

Regards,
Brenda J.
IHGCare
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Surrey, Canada
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60 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for a night but were disappointed with smelly corridors, old carpets, dated rooms and flat screen TVs with blurry cable channels. The breakfast quality was not upto Holiday Inn standards. On the positive side, the front office staff was courteous and the housekeeping seemed to be trying to make worn out crapets look better. The location is also great for Bellingham as it is within walking distance of shopping and amenities.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing Meridian Street.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank psahaye
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, April 22, 2012
psahaye,

Thank you for your feedback. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. We’re sorry you received service which was unacceptable. We hope that you give us a chance in the future to show you how great our hotel is.

Ben J
IHG Care
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Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying for 1 night last March (2011) & I have to say what a great deal! A friend & I wanted something cheap (& clean!) for 1 night after a day of shopping. We got a fantastic & eceptionally clean room & breakfast the next morning. I prefer to stay at Holiday Inn's & this was no exception! Awesome all around.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chukie_24
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Bellingham

Property: Holiday Inn Express Bellingham
Address: 4160 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, WA 98226
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 ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Bellingham
#7 Family Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Bellingham 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you want convenience, affordability, and a name you can always depend on for quality service, come to our Holiday Inn Express Bellingham hotel. We are conveniently located and easy to find for all your shopping, entertainment and business needs. Located within walking distance of Bellis Fair Mall, we are a great location at which to stay when coming to Mount Baker Ski Area or San Juan Islands. We are also centrally located to three casinos: Silver Reef Casino, Nooksack Casino and Skagit Valley Casino Resort. We offer a heated, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, a complimentary deluxe breakfast bar (now including hot items), free access to a full service health club adjacent to the hotel, complimentary taxi service to and from the local transportation depots, and local calls made at no charge to you. We also offer free high-speed Internet both wired and wireless in all rooms. New business center available in lobby area.Visit Bellingham, WA and Stay Smart at the Holiday Inn Express hotel. ... more   less 
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