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“Stay Here & Save Your $ to Enjoy Bellingham” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Kamloops, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stay Here & Save Your $ to Enjoy Bellingham”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

WHAT WE APPRECIATED:
1. With the manager Nick being so personable, accommodating, unobtrusive, and welcoming, we would definitely stay here again on what we hope to be bi-annual trips from Canada. 2. The location is perfect to easily explore the downtown and close to all amenities. Save money on gas. 3. The neighbourhood is very quiet and peaceful. 4. We didn't have pets but most of the guests had dogs of every size with them. 5. Microwave, small fridge, lots of hot water, convection heat, newly tiled bathroom, new windows, carpeting and paint. 6. Parking right outside your door. 7. Nice residential older neighbourhood with a convenience store across the street & drive through diner for getting coffee, food, etc. within walking distance. 8. Best Thai food ever at Poor Siamese....a must and very close for take out. 9. Benches outside your door for those who just want to sit or have a cigarette. 10. Queen sized bed in the standard room was good to sleep on. 11. The room was cleaned every day with no cobwebs or dust bunnies floating around. 12. Fantastic rates so more money to shop and enjoy the fine restaurants in the area. 13. Nick is a very interesting man to chat with and has a great deal of knowledge to share about the area. 14. Nick went out of his way to arrange accommodation for us as well as point out the wonderful spots locals know of to really enjoy the area.

WHAT COULD BE IMPROVED:
1. The curtains are very worn and do not hang properly on the rod. You can not open and close them and have to adjust them to close the gaps for privacy. They do not block out the light. It is a shame because it definitely makes the room look shabby despite all the work that was done to improve this older property.

SUMMARY:
If you are looking for the amenities of a Best Western or Super 8 motel chain, with newer furniture, sheets, black out drapes, soft fluffy pillows and blankets, then please keep in mind the Lion's Inn Motel is a much older property and the rates reflect it. However, if you are wanting to be out and about most of the time, sleep in undisturbed, come and go as you please, have a quiet, friendly, layed back place to hang your hat at the end of a long day, touring or shopping, then this is the place for you.

Overall, both of us agree we would book with Nick again and really want to echo the praises of others in the fact that he is a manager who is able to give the service that give motel chains competition. Thank you once again Nick. See you next time we come over the border from Canada. Cheers!

Room Tip: We only stayed in a standard room so we can not comment on the other rooms but some of them appeared...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Clean and quiet close to everything in town . Management is curteous and helpful with things to do and places to see. Will stay here anytime Im visiting the Bell.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

My dog and I arrived in the evening. The owner, no doubt after taking in my tired appearance, asked if he could take the dog for a short walk, for which I was grateful.
The next day I asked for a garage for something small my car needed before commencing our 6 day trip east, and he showed me how to do it, then looked after it with a smile.
The bed was comfortable, great value. We know wjere to stay in Bellingham now.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Whitehorse, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

This little motel has everything you need for your visit to Bellingham! Large clean rooms (with a little fridge even!), quiet, an easy walk to downtown. Friendly staff! A good price!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lions Inn Motel
Address: 2419 Elm St, Bellingham, WA 98225-2729
Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Number of rooms: 15

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