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“Romantic and relaxing!” 4 of 5 stars
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The Chrysalis Inn & Spa
Ranked #14 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
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14 reviews
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“Romantic and relaxing!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

What a wonderful time we have at the Chrysalis. We've been there over night twice and each time has just been lovely. The rooms are so pretty and comfortable and the views enchanting, especially if you love the NW. We had a wonderful dinner in the restaurant and great breakfast as well. Location is wonderful for shopping in Fairhaven. We will definitely go again.

Room Tip: Be prepared to use the ear plugs if you are on the water side, due to the train. But I think it'...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

If you are looking for a place to enjoy a romantic weekend getaway, the Chrysalis Inn and Spa is the place to visit. Our room had a beautiful view of the waterfront. The rooms are spacious and include a two person bathtub, fireplace (gas with a switch), and plush bedding. There are also many amenities. Some are not included in the room (e.g. mini bar, aromatherapy bath products), but they have wine glasses and an opener if you want to bring your own bottle of wine or keep food in the minibar refrigerator instead of ordering the romance package add on to the room rate. The location is perfect for an evening sunset stroll or a short five to ten minutes walk to Fairhaven for dinner. We also saw an outdoor movie in Fairhaven Saturday evening. The staff are wonderful and accommodating. We look forward to returning in the future.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

I left the big city on the 4th of July to enjoy a "Spa" vacation in a quiet location. My two night stay at Chrysalis was perfect. In walking distance of charming Fairhaven and Bellingham Bay. Great 3+ mile walkway right on the water. Room with great view was a mini Spa with big bath tub. The staff at the front desk, Spa, and restaurant were friendly and welcoming. The Spa was oh so nice! Get a facial from Christina and you will also leave looking rested and relaxed. Some may find the trains that journey often by the hotel a disturbance, I enjoyed them and it was only on the second night I figured out why earplugs were provided!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. The place is great. Room was great. Service was excellent. The restaurant was very cool overlooking the bay. Great happy hour deals. Breakfast was incredible. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Surrey, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The Chrysalis is a wonderful place. Generally I have not reviewed a place more than once, but since it has been a few years I thought I would post another review. Its still great. The service is excellent. Deanna at the front desk was a pleasure. Friendly and helpful. The new restaurant Keenan's is a big improvement over Fino. Being form BC it is very close for an easy getaway. I still have not heard the train from the room. One does go by as I saw it while sitting on the patio at the restaurant. Fairhaven is a nice little town and a good spot to walk around.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank MicJenn
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Gilroy, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

On a return trip from Canada, I decided to stay in Bellingham, WA. In my AAA Guidebook, I found the Chrysalis Inn and Spa and opted to give it a try. I was not disappointed. The facility is beautiful and the views of the bay are outstanding. My suite was well-appointed with a dining/sitting room, a large bedroom with a convenient window seat and a luxurious bathroom. The staff was friendly and quite helpful. When I asked for information about the detour around the Skagit River Bridge, they provided all the needed tips. Furthermore, I was informed about an additional delay that I would encounter as I traveled south on I-5 the next morning. The only small issue with my stay was the train which passes very close to the inn. Although it woke me up once during the night, I might have avoided this if I had used the earplugs that were provided on the bedside table. However, this was not such a big problem, so I'm sure I'll be back for another relaxing stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The room was just okay, nothing special, typical of mid-priced rooms. Bathroom okay but, careful!, baskets of products and snacks placed around the room, complete with (over)price cards. Terribly mercenary. Overpriced products.

Also, the self-righteous card in the bathroom "water waste - tons of detergent waste" then "1) a towel on the rack means 'I will use again' 2) a towel on the floor means 'please exchange'. PLEASE DECIDE for yourself". But, it would have been really nice if there had been more than one towel rack in the bathroom, which was smaller than the bath towel, 1" from the wall, and centered over the tub behind the door. Nevertheless, I painstakingly hung the bath towel, arranged the hand towels, only to return to the room later in the day to find ALL the towels replaced. So, who exactly is the message meant for? Do they manage the staff?

Happened the second day too. By the third day, everything went on the floor.

Called and called to arrange a wakeup call, but no one every answered. Oh well.

Hated the gas fireplace, makes me unwell.

Will most definitely look for another place to stay in the area next time.

Room Tip: People, the hotel is on the edge of the bay. The only thing closer to the bay is the train. It is an...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: The Chrysalis Inn & Spa
Address: 804 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-6245
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
#7 Business Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Chrysalis Inn & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chrysalis is a beautifully designed, award winning hotel and spa in a stunning waterfront setting. Luxurious guestrooms and suites offer comfortable hospitality with luxurious amenities, designed to enable guests to work or unwind with every comfort and convenience. Cuddle up in a bay view room or suite with cozy window seats, fireplaces and double soaking or whirlpool tubs. Watch the sunset from our restaurant and wine bar, or stroll the boardwalk over the water. ... more   less 
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