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“Clean, Quiet and very adequate”
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Bay City Motor Inn
Ranked #22 of 26 Hotels in Bellingham
Spokane, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Clean, Quiet and very adequate”
Reviewed March 5, 2012

When we checked in we were greeted by friendly staff at the front desk. Our room was clean and neat. Dated and a bit worn but clearly well cared for. There was an issue with the TV, it was not working correctly. As soon as I let the front desk know they went to work getting it fixed. It was great.service and they got it working in no time at all.

This is a great location for people visiting WWU like we were. Just blocks to public transit to the campus.

We found this motel to be a great value and reasonable in all areas. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

When you are in bellingham you should never think of a place other than bay city motor inn. Its awesome, cheap and has good facilities.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2011

I came here and paid for a week, since it clearly states they have internet. Now for $360.00 for a basic room with free internet, how could you go wrong? But to my discovery, there wasn't a connection, so i complained to the front desk. several days later, still nothing resolved. One excuse after another with no one fixing the issues. So i lost my job in the process. because their router went out and they refuse to fix it. It isn't my responsibility to look for a different place to connect to the internet, if i've already paid 360.00 for a place to stay plus free internet. Plus the plugs for electricty didn't work, no free breakfast. they didn't even have a no disturb sign for my door. so they were coming each day knocking on my door asking me if i needed anything and each day i said "yeah i need the internet!" My advice? pay $10.00 more and get everything you need and want next door. I've rented from all of these hotels over the past 3 years, and its not with the heart ache. you'd get more satisfaction staying in a vehicle over night.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

Clean establishment with helpful staff. Good value for the dollar. The walls are rather thin and our experience was a rather noisey night of it from the noises next door. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was enough to get you started for the day. I would try this establishment again ...

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2011

Staff was pleasant, but found they seemed to turn a blind eye to the seemingly questionable activities going on. What appeared to be drug addicts and alcoholics where hanging out in lobby in morning, people using facilities that staff stated were not occupants, yet didn't ask them to leave. Noisey 3rd floor long term tenants. Questionable looking characters hanging out. Unplugged appliances, ok, to save electricity, but felt they should be plugged in by staff upon arrival so we didn't have to get on our hands and knees on the grubby carpet to plug in. Also, no fun to try and set their clocks... Unfunctioning microwave was promptly replaced. We were moved to a lower floor when we complained of excessive noise at 2am from room above and from outside in entry carport area from someone trying to locate a friend by yelling their name, knocking on our door and calling our room phone. The yelling continued in the early morning hours right outside lobby and attendent did nothing. Rooms semi clean....brown smears on light dial in bathroom....place kind of old and worn out looking. Only good thing that kept me there during Family weekened at WWU was location. Anything else available that late a date, after being unhappy with place, was further away, so we stayed. Would not recommend due to feeling unsafe in surroundings.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

Clean, basic room, friendly owner. Near other motels, restaurants and the Western Washington University. No complaints, I would stay here again. Breakfast was coffee, juice, pastry, cereal.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Jensen Beach, FL
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Reviewed August 19, 2011

I recently returned from my 6th annual extended stay at the Bay City. I am pleased to report that it was another excellent one. The owner Lucky and his family and the other staff were as friendly and helpful as ever. The motel is clean and well-maintained. It is a wonderful value.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Bay City Motor Inn
Address: 116 N Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225-6029
Location: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast
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Ranked #22 of 26 Hotels in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bay City Motor Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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