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Maple Falls, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I needed a place to get away and relax......I found that at the Bellwether. As soon as I walked into the room, I could feel the warm and relaxing atmosphere. There was an essence of class that made me feel right at home, from the gas fireplace.....king size bed,,,,,,and jetted tub. Most of all, the view from the patio overlooking... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Vicki D, Thank you for writing us this phenomenal review! I am excited to welcome you back to our property for another "stay-cation" in the future. A lot of locals love coming here to get away and I am glad you had a relaxing stay. Please contact myself or a friendly front desk agent by calling 360.392.3100 to book... More 

Delta, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

The hotel and area is in a beautiful area. The hotel is very nice pending where your room is. We paid $250.00 plus tax and we're put on the 3rd floor by the elevator, facing the parking lot. For that kind of money you'd hope for better then that. The idea of staying at this resort is to enjoy the... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Gary H, Thank you for expressing your concerns with your most recent stay. Our property offers two different views; Bellingham Bay or Tom Glenn Plaza. I took a look at your reservation and you had booked our last room available only a few days prior to arrival, which was in fact a Studio Plaza. Two things I’d like to... More 

Burlington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2014

My husband and I spent the night in the Owner's Suite at this lovely hotel last night. The room was casually comfortable, with a gas fireplace, huge soaking tub (which we didn't use) and a small balcony looking out at the marina. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept on, and the hotel itself was... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Sherry T, Thank you for taking the time to write us this outstanding review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay in our one-of-a-kind Signature Suite, the Owner's Suite. Hopefully on your next visit, you can try another Signature Suite, such as the Lighthouse Suite or the Bellwether Suite. Thank you so much for this glowing recommendation. Please contact... More 

San Diego
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed at this hotel during the holidays. They had beautiful themed Christmas trees everywhere you looked. Our room was very large and clean with a fireplace. The rooms are dated, however, we enjoyed our large room overlooking the water. The service in the lounge area was very slow....only one person and all the tables were full. There are 3... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To DJMP, Thank you for taking a moment to write us this review. Your comments regarding the service in the Lighthouse Bar and Grill have been forwarded to the appropriate department heads. You'll be glad to know that we are currently just getting started on renovating all of our guest rooms, so I hope you will come visit us again... More 

Port Townsend, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

We were charged $400 for one night - and didn't get to stay at the hotel. Our reservation was cancelled online, and we thought we had cancelled successfully. The confirmation said, "You are within our policy timeframe" so we assumed the cancel had occurred. Their policy is that the room must be cancelled 3+ days in advance, & altho we... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Dottie N, I do apologize if our cancellation policy wasn't clear upon your booking, but reservations made within 3 days of arrival are guaranteed and cannot be cancelled due to our 72 hour cancellation policy. If you would like to discuss this matter more in order to find a solution to your concerns, the General Manager of the hotel... More 

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50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

My husband and I are moving to the Bellingham area and decided to stay at the Bellwether while searching for a house We were not dissappointed! The hotel was excellent and the staff very friendly during our stay. We were fortunate enough to get a well appointed room overlooking the bay. We enjoyed the view, jetted tub, fire place and... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To TeamTK12, Thank you taking the time out of your day to write us this amazing review! We strive to provide unique experiences to all of our guests and I am glad you had a great stay. Thank you for the glowing recommendation and I hope we can welcome you back for a special occasion in future. Please contact myself... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

We have traveled extensively and enjoy fine hotels. The Hotel Bellwether is one of the very best. The rooms are exceptional, the staff is most accommodating, the restaurant is very good with appropriate pricing. The views are most enjoyable. If you miss your family dog, they even have one named Biscuit you can take for a walk. We have a... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Ken933, Thank you for writing us this fantastic review! Biscuit (the dog) is one of the newest additions to our team and she is THE BEST greeter in town. She is the sweetest dog I have ever encountered and loves the attention from all of our guests. For those that don't know, the Western Washington University rate is not... More 

Seattle, Washington
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198 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

With the marina and an old industrial area on the other, hotel Bellwether is an excellent option for a night or two. Ask for a ground floor room with a view of the marina (view costs a few more dollars). Room 15, 17, 19 and 21 have huge patios. Nice fireplaces, fancy bathrooms with jetted tubs and great king size... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Foodtwosome, Thank you for your kind words and candid comments. I hope we can welcome you back for a future visit. For those that need more equipment for their work outs, we do offer day passes to Bellingham Athletic Club for just $15. They have a plethora of different machines, a hot tub, and a pool. Our first floor... More 

Whidbey Island WA
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013

We have just returned from a lovely 2-day stay for Thanksgiving at Hotel Bellwether. We were welcomed warmly upon arrival, and our Executive Plaza room was quiet and comfortable. The splendid weather invited us out for long walks on the marina-front walkways. A major plus for us is the Bellwether staff's warm welcome to dogs. Our dog Xoe enjoyed treats... More 

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Xoe, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us over Thanksgiving. The buffet was definitely a big hit, we have been getting great comments! You are correct, trains are somewhat inescapable in Bellingham (especially if you want to stay on the waterfront), which is why we do offer earplugs at the desk. We do not get many requests... More 

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177 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We stayed here one night on the way from Seattle to Vancouver by train. The hotel is on the other side of town from the train station ($15 taxi) on a quite piece of waterfront property. The room was luxurious and comfortable with a big comfy bed and a jaquzzi tub.

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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

To Christopher P, Thank you for taking a moment to write us this short, but sweet, review! Due to our location, we are away from all the city and train noise so I am glad you were able to relax in peace. Guests often comment that their favorite features in our rooms are the comfy beds and the jacuzzi tubs.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Bellwether is Western Washington’s premier upscale waterfront hotel, providing luxurious accommodations, attentive service, and personalized amenities that pamper the leisure traveler, support the corporate traveler, and facilitate hassle-free meetings and outstanding weddings and events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bellwether

Address: 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
Region: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Price Range: $235 - $378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Bellwether 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
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Bellwether Hotel Bellingham
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#2 Business Hotel in Bellingham
#4 Family Hotel in Bellingham
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
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“Fun Marina to look at and watch all the boats come and go. If you get a Marina side room with a balcony.”
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