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“Very Comfortable Bed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Bellingham

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Holiday Inn Express Bellingham
Ranked #14 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Very Comfortable Bed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It's hard to know how to rate a hotel like this. It's not a 4- or 5-star hotel, but it's really good for what it is and exceeded our expectations. The hotel was spotlessly clean, recently refurbished, and had one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. The pillows were better than what we have found in more upscale hotels. This all made for a great night's sleep.

There are a lot of breakfast options provided as well. Although the hotel is located on a busy unappealing street, it was very quiet at night, and we were able to sleep just fine with the window open, a big plus for me because I am not fond of climate control or stuffy air. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Portlandia
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We were in the area for a horse show with our granddaughter. Very nice stay. Breakfast sure was handy and good! Staff was great! The rooms had recently been remodelled! Carpet, bedding, all the room furnishing were new! We appreciated that!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We needed a one-night in Bellingham for family events. Holiday Inn Express was perfect. Excellent location about a block off Meridian, good room layout, very quiet, seemed very new and was perfectly clean. Parking lot was a bit "tight". Will go back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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259 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Came to Washington State for a Girlfriend Getaway and we spent one night here in a very comfortable, clean, attractive deluxe queen room with two beds, sofa, desk, etc. It was very quiet and pleasant. The breakfast was fine. I think Holiday Inn Express hotels are a very nice midrange price option.

Room Tip: A little extra for a deluxe room was definitely worth it to me as I like having a sofa to sit on.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was in Bellingham for a two day event and decided to stay in town rather than drive up every day. Best decision I made. The room was clean and comfortable. I was able to get plenty of rest and relaxation each night before heading into work. This will definitely be my go-to stay when up North again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Kamloops, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here for two nights as we came down from Canada to do some shopping. The value for price is not as good, as the Cdn dollar has fallen over the past year compared to the greenback, but still was a pretty standard HI express. Clean, comfortable and a decent breakfast set-up. We would likely stay here again, although it would be nice if they did a "Canadian shopping" package type rate, say maybe $200 US for two nights rate, like some of the hotels used to do? We wound up spending close to $300 Canadian for two nights due to the exchange and taxes.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Kdog2014
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, responded to this review, June 15, 2014
Dear Kdog2014,

Thank you for writing a review about your recent stay. I am glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us and delighted you found our rooms clean and comfortable. On the other hand, I regret you found our accommodation rates steep. We certainly strive to provide superior accommodation and services at a rate which is competitive in our area. Your feedback is highly appreciated as this gives us the opportunity to improve on our guest satisfaction. We look forward to serving you again when you visit the area in the future.

Kind Regards,

Tracy V.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Washington state
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24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Came to Bellingham to tour WWU. Booked this hotel because I get rewards points. The hotel was breath of fresh air. Check-in was a breeze. The hotel room was extremely clean and very comfortable. Breakfast in the morning was a bit cozy but the food choices were perfect. The hotel had an overall "peaceful" feeling.

This is a wonderful place to stay in Bellingham!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank much2buzy
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Bellingham

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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