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Vancouver, British Columbia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here to relax and recharge following a busy Christmas and New Years season. We have always enjoyed the Bellingham area. We enjoy trying different restaurants and the shopping.The hotel is located on the waterfront beside the marina so it is a very pleasant place to just walk around and to sit and watch the boats come and go....

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear 251fraserc, Thank you for sharing your experience! On a clear day, you can see the snow-capped Olympic Mountain range from our property, which is my personal favorite aspect of our South-facing bay view (Aside from the San Juan Islands, of course). We hope to give you another friendly Bellingham welcome on your next visit to Whatcom County! Warmly, Kevin...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

Taking baths in hotels, has never appealed to me; however, I confidently dove right into those bubbles, setting my 'water wastage' views aside for this rare luxury! With the fire place on, the TV slightly turned to face the tub, with the French shutters open and glass of wine in hand, I felt wonderfully spoiled! Comfortable bed, warm hospitality, and...

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear IMJetlagged, Thank you for sharing your experience! We all need a little proper R & R - sometimes even a little pampering - I'm so happy you were able to enjoy all three during your stay at Hotel Bellwether. Our French shutters which open out into the room were built with Bay views and TV in mind. I hope...

Saint Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice staff. Good rooms. Accept pets for a small charge. Nice restaurant and bar. Music on some nights. Walking distance (15 minutes) to downtown and even closer to several very good restaurants in the harbor area. Views of the marina

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear cksejs, Thank you for your review! Most every night we have different live act performing in our on-site restaurant, Lighthouse Bar and Grill. In addition to the awe-inspiring view and convenient location to downtown Bellingham- the walking path around our property leads to many different restaurants and adventures! We hope to see you on a return trip to the...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We unexpectedly had to stay in Bellingham after our car broke down. The staff, Erin at front desk, Erin in the Dining room and Mark in the dining room (the Lighthouse Bar & Grill) made our stay excellent! The seafood risotto was spectacular! From the phone call to make the reservation with Erin, to her ordering food from the dining...

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear Valerie B, Thank you for our very first 6 star review! I will be sure to pass along your praise to both Mark and both Erin's and let them know what an impact they had on your experience. Making this type of positive impact on our guests' lives gives is what we live for here at Hotel Bellwether! Perhaps...

Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stayed here one night for work. I was very pleasantly surprised at the room. For the price I paid I would have never expected the room to be what it was. There was a fireplace and a large Jacuzzi tub. The bar had a large selection of goodies reasonably priced and even 2 complimentary bottles of water. The room was...

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear Tommy S., I'm happy you found our property so accommodating during your recent business trip to Bellingham! Thank you for your kind review! Warmly, Kevin Widoff Front Office Manager

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We were looking for a place to hang out over thanksgiving since we had no family plans this year. Always wanted to spend some time in Bellingham and this hotel had good reviews. I will add to the good reviews. The place is spotless, the sunset suite was spacious, the desk staff was courteous, the view was outstanding, the thanksgiving...

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear Robert H, The Sunset suite is certainly my favorite suite on our 3rd floor - I'm glad you were able to enjoy Thanksgiving Holiday with Hotel Bellwether! If you find yourself without family holiday plans on Easter, Mother's Day or Christmas we set up a bountiful gourmet buffet on each of these Holidays, so please keep us in mind...

Delta, Canada
Reviewed 4 December 2016

My son booked a standard room for my husband and me and happened to mention the visit was a celebration of my birthday. To our surprise, the management upgraded our stay to one of the premier suites. It was amazing. It was pretty; it was spacious and it was spotlessly clean. We enjoyed the view and our long walk around...

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear helen h, Thanks for the lovely review! Our Housekeeping staff are truly the heroes of our hotel - keeping our rooms spotlessly clean in a fast and efficient manner. I'm touched you were able to enjoy a relaxing birthday by the bay and hope to see back in Bellingham soon! Warmly, Kevin Widoff Front Office Manager

Sao Paulo
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Still a very efficient and pleasant hotel. On both occasions we had great views of the marina. Will definitely stay again. The continental breakfast continues to be very lacking As I mentioned in my previous post it is not a matter of cost but what is in on offer. Examples on one day only honey yoghourt was on the table...

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear peter_glazier, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and provide us valuable feedback on your recent stay. I have passed on your comments regarding our continental breakfast to our Food and Beverage Manager, Cory DeWispelaere-Rusch, who will use your feedback to make improvements so our future guest are able to enjoy the best possible experience when...

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had booked one of the studio suites and got room 313. It was a lovely suite with a great view. Room was comfortable and nicely furnished. Linens were excellent. Room had DVD player. Nice restaurants and a Subway nearby. Garage parking free and convenient

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear ejd70809, Thank you for taking the time review our property! Our Studio Water room type provides a splendid view of the bay and has separation between the bedroom and living spaces and includes two separate bathrooms and two separate balconies making it the perfect fit for a family. I'm pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward...

seattle
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I let them know it was my birthday, and it was a Sunday night. Still they, the very accommodating front desk staff, put us in a large splendid room with the amenities we liked : great view, king bed, hot tub that we finally fit in, and other nice things like a great Lounge with reasonable drinks and good Happy...

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Kevin W, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this review

Dear dredle, We are honored to have been part of your birthday celebration! Whether it's a sold-out Saturday night in August or a sleepy Sunday night in December - every guest of ours is a VIP! Thank you for the positive review! Warmly, Kevin Widoff Front Office Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Breakfast Available
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: RM779 - RM1,232 (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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“The best view face the water.”
 of 5 bubbles 251fraserc, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Water facing, for sure. Other side faces courtyard and buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles IMJetlagged, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bayside, Higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles RobertH520, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Mention your celebration and get a view room.”
 of 5 bubbles 144helenh, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“choose a marina view”
 of 5 bubbles peter_glazier, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
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