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Convenient location to shopping, dining and getting around the area. From downtown Bellingham to Ferndale

Liked the outdoor patio by the pool, breakfast & helpful staff.

Great breakfast. Pancake machine was super cool and made amazing pancakes. Also liked warm cookies from 6-8. Beds were luxurious. Everything was great but they drained the hot tub so we couldn’t use it.

Loved use of city gym Breakfast was fab Staff were friendly Convenient to everything!!!! Free, safe parking

The hotel is clean and smells fresh. The bed is plush and comfortable with a firm and soft pillow. Overall nothing looks outdated. The pool is cool for health standards and the hot tub is hot and sudsy, both are always clean. Pool towels are always stocked. My wife and I have stayed here four times through the years and have not been disappointed. The hotel staff is friendly with easy check in and check out. Always a positive experience which is why we choose you again and again. Thank you hotel staff for positive efficient consistency!

Clean hotel good staff. However the slowest elevator I have ever seen.

For the price we were let down. There was road noise all night. The walls are so thin we could hear people using their toilets in the room adjacent to ours.

We stayed one night, drawn to the pool and proximity to Bellingham. The hotel is very clean, which was great. Multiple pillows on the bed, very helpful. The pool is a bit cool, so not great for a long stay - too bad! Kids loved the breakfast. The coffee is awful for a Seattlite!

So far, I have stayed at the Bellingham Holiday Inn Express twice. it is the best deal in town. Just 5 minutes from my daughter's house. My daughter shares a room in a house with 4 recent WWU grads. Visits to her require me or our family to board elsewhere. I enjoyed my short stay that was in Lou of a Thanksgiving get together. We hiked an urban trail, had dessert at Mallards Creamery, cooked dinner in her kitchen and enjoyed a meal at Anthony 's. Staff was very accommodating, friendly and even let my daughter join me at the breakfast buffet! Buffet has good variety. I would like to see a non-dairy milk and a richer coffee offered next time, but hospitality staff was very helpful and let me come back for fruit for the road at 10 am although the signs said she quit serving at 9:30 am.

Hotel was clean and comfortable. The rate was reasonable. Located a few minutes from the interstate, also not far from downtown and Bellingham Bay.

Overall experience was very good. We were moving to new place and had to stay in motel for short period of time. Staff and location was good.

This hotel was located conveniently on Meridian Street next to shopping and some nice restaraunts. The shuttle in the morning which was Yellow Cab (affiliated with the hotel) made getting to the airport easy.

We enjoyed our night's-stay in the Holiday Inn Express Bellingham. The room was clean (especially the bathroom) and had nice decor. The linens were nice on the bed, a bit rough for the towels. The breakfast was your standard hotel continental breakfast, in a nice room in the downstairs lobby of the hotel. It was just what we needed.

We were exhausted and needed a night stay and found this Property to be lovely. Not a traditional holiday inn at all. Pleasant stay and would stay again.

I was up in Bellingham for a friend's wedding and enjoyed a pleasant and relatively hassle-free stay at the Holiday Inn Express. Only real problem I had was with a wonky toilet in my room. The staff was courteous and helpful with getting the problem solved and even offered to move me to a new room. Only recommendation I might have would be to update the operating systems on the pcs in the lobby. They're a bit outdated. I suppose that if I were actually up there for business though, I would have brought a laptop with me though. Nothing fancy about the included breakfast, but it was easily the best continental breakfast I've ever had a hotel. Usually I can't find enough things that I like to sate my appetite, but I found myself having to skip certain things that I would have like to get just because I already had to much. Really loved the complimentary breakfast!

Tucked away and a little difficult to find. Close to Mall if that's your pleasure. Far from waterfront, downtown Bleeingham and Fairhaven. Need a car. Hotel was undergoing renovations. Newly tiled bathrooms. Nice linens and comfortable beds. Very clean. Under window AC/heat unit. Thin drape lining which cannot block out light. Breakfast is nothing special. Friendly and helpful desk staff.

I have stayed in motels and hotels all over the world and this is all anybody needs in a hotel. There was a full free breakfast with bacon and eggs, a nice spa, a heated pool and a very, very complete gym. The gym was next door, but was better than any gym in any hotel that I have ever stayed at. The room had a microwave and refrigerator which is always handy and expected. There was construction in progress, but was during normal work hours so did not bother us at all. I will use Holiday Inn Express again. It was close to a lot of restaurants, a movie theater and mall.

Group of family's with young kids ear piercingly loud in pool (my 11 year old daughter who is usually being told to quiet down wanted to leave pool) Front desk was manned by what looked like a 14 year old girl who just stood there like a deer in the headlights when we asked if somone would do something g about the kids Screaming and running and jumping into hot tub with no apparent supervision. Also the beds were very hard I wanted to get my camping foam cell and the noise continued into the night kids jumping off beds slamming doors and running in halls and management did nothing

Guide Meridian St Bellingham WA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Bellis Fair Mall
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free uncovered self parking

Located in Meridian within a mile (2 km) of Bellis Fair Mall, Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, an IHG Hotel is within a few miles (5 km) of Squalicum Beach. This 101-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning.


Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, an IHG Hotel's 101 individually decorated rooms provide microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 37-inch LCD TVs with cable channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Free local calls, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, an IHG Hotel enjoy an indoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Leisure)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Hearing)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, an IHG Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (14) Business (5) Family (15) Other (7) Friends (3)
4
Everyone

By on Mar 19, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 20, 2020

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us.

5
Partner Couples Family

Convenient location to shopping, dining and getting around the area. From downtown Bellingham to Ferndale

By on Mar 6, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 17, 2020

Dear Guest Thank you for staying with us and provide a review about our hotel.

5
Everyone

Liked the outdoor patio by the pool, breakfast & helpful staff.

By on Apr 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 22, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for reviewing our hotel. Glad to hear you enjoyed our amenities at our hotel. Please come see us again soon.

5
Family

Great breakfast. Pancake machine was super cool and made amazing pancakes. Also liked warm cookies from 6-8. Beds were luxurious. Everything was great but they drained the hot tub so we couldn’t use it.

By on Apr 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 4, 2019

Dear Guest Thank you for the wonderful words about our breakfast we offer here. Yeah it is pretty neat how you can watch the pancakes being made in those machines. We apologize you were unable to use our hot tub. We only drain it when it is not safe to go in it. Hope to see you again soon.

4
Family

Loved use of city gym Breakfast was fab Staff were friendly Convenient to everything!!!! Free, safe parking

By on Mar 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 18, 2019

Dear Guest, We are glad you were able to enjoy the amenities we offer at our hotel. Thank you for reviewing and staying at our hotel. Please come visit us again soon.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 18, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing our hotel.

5

hotel is centrally located for eats, shopping, etc

Everyone

The hotel is clean and smells fresh. The bed is plush and comfortable with a firm and soft pillow. Overall nothing looks outdated. The pool is cool for health standards and the hot tub is hot and sudsy, both are always clean. Pool towels are always stocked. My wife and I have stayed here four times through the years and have not been disappointed. The hotel staff is friendly with easy check in and check out. Always a positive experience which is why we choose you again and again. Thank you hotel staff for positive efficient consistency!

By , from Washington on Sep 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 19, 2017

Dear Ben, Thank you for all the kind words about your overall experience with us. We are happy to hear each stay we have not disappointed you. We appreciate your loyalty with us and look forward in seeing you again.

4

nice hotel good location

Everyone

Clean hotel good staff. However the slowest elevator I have ever seen.

By on Aug 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 31, 2017

Dear Guest, We apologize for the inconvenience our elevator may have caused during your stay. Glad to hear everything else met your expectations. Please visit us again when in Bellingham.

3

eh

Everyone

For the price we were let down. There was road noise all night. The walls are so thin we could hear people using their toilets in the room adjacent to ours.

By , from Florida on Aug 18, 2017

4

very clean and comfortable

Family

We stayed one night, drawn to the pool and proximity to Bellingham. The hotel is very clean, which was great. Multiple pillows on the bed, very helpful. The pool is a bit cool, so not great for a long stay - too bad! Kids loved the breakfast. The coffee is awful for a Seattlite!

By , from Shoreline, WA on Feb 21, 2016

Holiday Inn Express Bellingham, an IHG Hotel

4160 Guide Meridian St, Bellingham, WA 98226
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