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GuestHouse Inn Bellingham
Ranked #17 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Spokane, Washington
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“GREAT!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Our second or third stay there. And no problems. it was welcoming infact. the tront desk clerk- a manager, I think - a Blonde lady was most accommading and friendly...Room was great.
The ONLY disappointment was the breakfast and the area it was in....I know that it is hard to plan for continental breakfasts but the area seemed sterile, antiseptic under glaring light....
Having said that, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it or stay there again.
Thanks,

Room Tip: Pet owners may wish to be near an exit!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank spokanimal66
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your stay with us. I do so appreciate the kind words regarding our staff. They are a great group of hard working people that take pride in pleasing the guest whenever possible. We hope to see you again when in the Bellingham area!

Thank you again!
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Maple Ridge, BC
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20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I stayed overnight at the guesthouse and was very happy with the free shuttle to the airport. The staff is very friendly and professional, the rooms are clean, the beds comfortable and the free breakfast in the morning was an added benefit. A really convenient stay for travelers using the Bellingham airport. I will be back.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank DGM1
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thanks for the complimentary review. Yes, the border can be a challenge and make you late for your flight! I think it is a great alternative to come down the evening before, rent a room and take the shuttle to airport. A guest may leave their car for a week of free parking with their stay. A great deal to be had! Do come see us again and thanks again!
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Carnation, Washington
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176 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here a few months ago and we intended on returning to the same room but forgot to write down which one. We ended up in the same room anyways! Very pleasant stay. This trip was full of activities so little time was spent in the room. Check-in was early but we were accommodated (again)-we live nearby and visit a student at WWU regularly.

The only reason I am not rating the hotel a 5 is the spa was closed for maintenance just one of the timex we had time to go. Not really a noteworthy negative aspect but there weren't any.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us! I am glad that we were able to provide you with a comfortable clean stay. Do keep us in mind for the future! We would love to have you stay with us again!
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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel many times & have always been happy with my room. It is always quiet & clean, with comfortable beds & pillows. The staff is exceptionally friendly & helpful. There are no amenities , but it is still an excellent value. Breakfast is included too. I look forward to my next stay.

Room Tip: Request a room away from the freeway if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank dianelaaksonen
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I truly appreciate your acknowledgement of our staff! They are a great group of hard working people with a spirit unmatched! I will share your compliments with them as well. Please do visit again when in the Bellingham area.

Thank you,
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Vancouver, Washington
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64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to a GuestHouse Inn. Given the more economy price, we were anticipating a stay of like quality. We were pleasantly surprised that the room was very clean & comfortable, the service was pleasant & the continental breakfast was above average.

A few concerns: bathroom sink would drain painfully slow, the toilet required multiple flushes, and as others have mentioned the I-5 freeway road noise throughout the night was echoing through the room making sleep a challenge (but given the location, that seemed like an unavoidable side-effort of convenience to WWU.)

Stayed April 2014
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and thank you for your kind words! I am thrilled that we exceeded your expectations! Please do visit us again! We look forward to providing you a great rest, a hot shower and a tasty breakfast to start your day.

Thank you,
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Olympia, Washington
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49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

There are good things about this hotel. It's usually where we stay in Bellingham because it's the best "value" hotel we are aware of in Bellingham. It seems to be generally well run. We've always found the front desk staff pleasant and attentive. The hotel put in new mattresses several years ago, and they are reasonably firm and pretty comfortable. Although the hotel gets a lot of use, you can see the effort made on general upkeep. On our most recent visit the linens were reasonably good, which was not always the case. There are some drawbacks. The daily housekeeping for guests staying multiple days is rather spotty. Our first morning we used the in-room coffee-making supplies and cups. They were not replaced, which we didn't actually notice until the next morning. Inconvenient. Both days we were there, housekeeping did not clean the coffeemaker--maybe that's standard in a hotel of this category. I'm used to more care being given to housekeeping. Although the Guesthouse has been all non-smoking for at least two years, the carpet in our room had numerous cigarette burns. The carpets in the hallways and stairs also need replacing. We have never tried the complimentary breakfast; we use the in-room refrigerator and eat our own food. This hotel is okay if your expectations match what they offer. The rates fluctuate based on (I guess) demand, so you may or may not get what you pay for, depending on when you stay. Our AAA rate of $75 for a single queen was reasonable. We have paid more here in the past, and did not feel like we got value for our money. Room tip: All 2 queen and king bed rooms are on the freeway side of the hotel. My husband cannot sleep in those rooms. The "quiet side" rooms all have just one queen bed.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank MaryFromOly
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this review, May 20, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am glad we were able to provide you with a clean and comfortable stay. Do keep us in mind when you visit the Bellingham area again. It will be our pleasure to see you again.

Thank you!
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I stayed recently for two nights at this hotel. My room was very clean, decently-sized, and the hotel was quiet (ask for a room on the non-freeway side). An ample breakfast was included w/the room rate. The front desk staff were enormously helpful and friendly. Great location -- only minutes away from Whatcom Falls, downtown, the WWU campus, and Fairhaven.

I'm now on a campaign to convince family members to join me on my next overnight visit to beautiful Bellingham -- and we'll be staying here!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank FarfisaDreams
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you for your great review! I appreciate your kind words and will share this with our crew. We hope that you will visit us again when you are in the area! I am glad that your stay went so well and look forward to seeing you again!

Thank you!
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Property: GuestHouse Inn Bellingham
Address: 805 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229 (Formerly Val-U Inn Motel)
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Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 28 Hotels in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — GuestHouse Inn Bellingham 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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