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Review of Holiday Inn Express Bellingham

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Holiday Inn Express Bellingham
Ranked #14 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Bellevue, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very comfortable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed here two nights. Have stayed here before. The best thing is that they allow pets and since I was attending a nearby dog show that was important to me. Parking is very convenient to the rooms. Very nice breakfast including hot foods, eggs, bacon and biscuits and a pleasant breakfast area. The staff were helpful and friendly. The hotel is located close to shopping mall and restaurants.
It is moderately expensive.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Suzanne B
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HIEBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear Suzanne B,

Thank you for returning to our hotel, we do appreciate the return business, as we know you have many choices to choose from in Bellingham. We are glad you find our hotel very comfortable for yourself and for your dog as well. Thank you for leaving us a review!
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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
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Vancouver
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

After a long drive in the rain I was happy to arrive and receive a warm welcome from the front desk staff.
I had heard that the hotel offered a choice of pillows: there they were, all labelled. It was great to have a pillow that suited me, and gave me a good night's sleep.
After a hot breakfast I checked out and once again the front desk staff were very pleasant.
This hotel is being renovated. I would say it is in need of sparkling up and it should be great when it's done.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank nanajean61
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HIEBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Dear nanajean61,

We are pleased to hear you were given a warm welcome on a dreary day. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. We hope you will be able to enjoy our renovation once it is completed!
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Kelowna, Canada
Level Contributor
57 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We traveled with friends for a bit of cross-border shopping. The Holiday Inn Express is convenient to the Bellis Fair Mall and a number of other stores.

Our room was on the third floor and it met our needs. The bed was comfortable and we appreciated the pillow selection. The breakfast included a number of choices and trays were constantly being replenished.

We look forward to the updated look when the renovations will be done.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank travlr
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HIEBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear travlr,

Thank you for leaving us a review, we are pleased your found our location to be convenient to your Bellingham shopping agenda! We are glad you enjoyed our breakfast and pillows, and look forward to your return after the renovation!
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Port Townsend, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We stayed here to attend a milestone birthday party. Even though we had a non-smoking room, the whole hotel smells of cigarettes, so it's a mute point. If you have problems with cigarette smoke, DO NOT STAY HERE. Our room was on the first floor which opens to the lobby and the laundry. When we walked in I could smell the smoke and when we passed the laundry it was coming from there. I wonder how they expect to have clean laundry when the employees are smoking in the laundry room? The breakfast was well stocked, VERY busy, good selection. Will not stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Darlene K
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HIEBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear Darlene K,

We apologize you were able to smell cigarette smoke in your hallway, we do have smoking rooms, that were located directly above the room you were in, but I will guarantee we do not allow employees to smoke anywhere inside the building. Also, we will be a completely non-smoking hotel when the renovation is done. We are pleased to hear that you were fond of breakfast and the breakfast bar ladies.
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Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
435 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The hotel is a standard Holiday Inn Express. The front desk staff were very friendly and welcoming. The standard breakfast was good and the lady taking care of things at the buffet did a great job keeping everything in shape. The room we had was a bit on the worn side (and the carpet needed cleaning). The hotel is currently renovating it's rooms and should be nice once complete. My GPS was challenged finding the hotel. The address indicates that it is on the main drag, but it is off the main road. There is a Holiday Inn Express sign on the main road, but it is crowded in with many other signs - easy to see once you find it, but a bit challenging the first time around. The hotel has access to a wonderful gym 50 metres from the hotel. We were happy to use a full service gym, rather than the small gyms most hotels offer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank wbsAlberta
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HIEBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Dear wbsCalgary,

Thank you for the review, we are pleased to hear that the majority of your stay was to your satisifaction. We apologize you had difficulty locating us, the turn does sneak up on you. We are glad you were able to utilize the gym! We hope you will be able to return once our renovations are complete!
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Washington State
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Husband is a priority club member due to constant business travel, so we usually choose Holiday Inns when we travel. We were frustrated that we were not able to use our points for a free stay because they had 30+ rooms closed off for renovations. The renovations are definitely needed - the age shows in the carpet and some of the decor, although we had no complaints about the cleanliness. The room was decently sized and the bed was comfortable. The wi-fi was very iffy, but was free, when it worked. The staff was helpful. We missed breakfast but it looked like a fairly standard Holiday Inn spread. Very close to all sorts of dining, shopping, and activities while still nestled back up off the main road.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Wife&Mom
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HIEBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, October 8, 2013
Dear Wife&Mom,

We apologize you were unable to use your IHG Rewards points to stay with us. We would like you to know, our Reward nights are not closed but there are a limited number of awards night available each day, so they had been previously reserved. We hope you will be able to return when our renovation is complete!
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NW Ohio
Level Contributor
176 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

Our room was clean and nice, the breakfast standard HI Express, and the location was convenient. We stayed one night while waiting for the Alaska Ferry.

We were shuttled from the train station and then to the ferry terminal the following morning.

There are small places to dine within walking distance, as well as grocery and liquor stores to provision, should you need them.

We will stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank NWOhioGuy
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HIEBellingham, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear NWOhioGuy,

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and are planning on returning. We hope you enjoyed your ferry ride to Alaska!
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Bellingham
Address: 4160 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98226-5515
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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