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Fairhaven Village Inn
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
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“Home away from home!!”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

This little place is just exceptional!!! The staff is outstanding!! Our room is always very comfortable, welcoming and spotless. Every morning the staff has a continental breakfast starting at 7:00am. Just a perfect start to your day!! Everything you need is within walking distance to Fairhaven Village. Make sure to take the boardwalk to Woods Coffee along the water. Absolutely a must for the best coffee and view in town!!!

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Ferndale, Washington
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have driven by the Fairhaven Village Inn numerous times. Each time we thought about how great it would be to stay in place located in the center of Fairhaven. The time finally came when we needed to get away from the day to day events of life for few days. The Fairhaven Village Inn fit our need for that get away perfectly. Not only was the room perfect, but also the staff were so gracious and helpful.

Room Tip: We were so glad to stay on the south side, on the third floor. We enjoyed the location not only for...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

It's been longer than we'd have liked since our first visit but we're so pleased we went back. We really enjoyed our stay this time as well. Our room was large and comfortable, and it's nice to look out over the bay rather than the street though either would be fine with us. Though it wasn't really warm that day, we still managed to have the sliding door open a little for fresh air overnight. The passing trains really aren't too big a deal for us, though they're fairly frequent.

The staff are very friendly, made us feel really welcome. Like the voucher for Village Books, and being able to walk to restaurants in the evening. No problem with the free parking.

Hope we can return!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

Nothing like getting out of a car and being able to walk to everything. The bed was comfortable too. We were greeted with cookies and a coupon to the bookstore/ gift shop across the street was worth it. Again, location can't be beat- there are some nice places to eat just downstairs.

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london
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

My Aunt had stayed here and just raved and raved about it, so i stayed here and I have to say worth every penny!!!!!!! Staff was exceptional rooms were beautifull and located near all the cities best. I believe every employee must have went to a class teaching customer service, because thy were all AWESOME!!

Room Tip: enjoyed every min.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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InnkeeperFVI, Owner at Fairhaven Village Inn, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
First, please thank your aunt for telling others about the Fairhaven Village Inn!

We are so glad you enjoyed the quality of our guest rooms and unique Fairhaven location.
As you pointed out, it is truly the people who work here every day of which we are the most proud.
The level of commitment, caring and professionalism to guests by our management team, housekeeping team and guest services group is the best customer service class in the world.
Thank you for noticing!

Connie Shannon
Owner and Innkeeper
Fairhaven Village Inn
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Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Working our way back to Canada, drove along the Chuckanut Drive for the view. We had booked this place vs. going to a typical motel chain, and glad we did! Rooms are very large and open with a very comfortable king size bed, balcony with a view to the bay, elevator, breakfast room, wifi and parking included. They give a 10% AAA discount. All good. The place was very clean, and all fixtures and fittings worked.

Our only struggle was with the booking process itself - booked on line, got a date incorrect, when back to the website to correct (there was a edit/modify button) and thought I had it fixed. But, get a phone message on cell late at night saying 'if we are coming after 10 pm to ring the buzzer" ok, that is weird, but we are not due in until Thursday, so no problem. Then get message next morning saying we have been charged for the missed reservation of last night! Umm, No! we are not due in until Thursday.... Called, explained - ok, no problem, our room is available on Thursday, charge is transferred to that booking - good to go! Phew! Moral of the story - if you make any error on your original booking - phone the hotel directly to get the details right. The edit/modify button on their website doesn't actually seem to work....

Otherwise, it was a lovely place - I really enjoyed listening to the trains (others have complained about this on this page). I like trains and train sounds - hubby didn't even notice them! This morning I was up in time to watch the Alaska ferry arrive and back into their dock, as I noted the Amtrak train from Vancouver came in, along with the Greyhound bus that met the boat. There are some buildings along the shore in between this hotel and the actual bay, but they are not active in the night. I had NO issues with the building, or the services or staff at all. Will come here again, if the opportunity arises.

Room Tip: As long as the sound of trains doesn't bother you, Bayside is lovely. Watched a nice sunset and...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Victoria, BC
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed at the Fairhaven Village Inn for two nights this week. The Inn appears old but it is relatively new....looking at their library you would think it was a heritage building.

The Inn is located in the centre of Fairhaven...we parked our car and walked...you are right in the centre of town.

A few people commented about the trains...yes we did hear them but it was fine. It appears that the trains (which are far enough away) have to toot their horns as they approach a crossing....some engineers were gentle with the horn in the middle of the nights...others may have taken delight in being loud..or they were just being careful that a car did not see and hear them. We are both sensitive and this was not a problem for either of us.

The staff, every one of them...went above and beyond to help us...and as they said...."I had many unusual requests"...each of the staff came through with flying colours in getting answers to my questions...they could not have been more helpful and informed....and I did give them difficult questions.

Oh and I almost forgot....breakfast is included...our fav. was the mixed berries and yoghurt . They offered waffles, toast, OJ, coffee tea etc....hard boiled eggsand I also appreciated that 24 hr. a day they have coffee and tea available in the library.

As others have suggested...not sure it is worth paying extra for the sea view but we did take the sea view room as we wanted the king bed.

Room Tip: Rooms on the town side may be quieter if you think the trains may bother you. We LOVED being able t...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Fairhaven Village Inn
Address: 1200 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-7092
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
#1 Family Hotel in Bellingham
#4 Business Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fairhaven Village Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairhaven Village Inn, the hotel in heart of the Historic Fairhaven District of Bellingham, is footsteps from fabulous dining, trails on the Bay, live entertainment, an outdoor market and unique shops. The hotel has 22 spacious guest rooms with fireplace and bay side options. The Inn’s porch, library and Village Green Park makes this an excellent spot for a getaway or families. Enjoy free parking, high-speed Internet access, continental breakfasts and sunsets. ... more   less 
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