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4.0

Northwoods Motel

Good budget motel.

We were just going to be in the area one night so we were looking for a clean, comfortable room for a reasonable price. I had booked and paid online so check-in took only a few seconds. The motel is very close to an I-5 exit, though we never heard any traffic noise from our room. The neighborhood is primarily gas stations with convenience stores with no apparent safety issues. The room was clean, quite spacious, and comfortable, with the necessary amenities. The free breakfast looked as if it would be a bit limited but I wasn't around during breakfast so I can't be sure.

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9 months ago

4.0

Quality Inn Grand Suites Bellingham

Assign us a room that wasn't ready?

And not know the room wasn't ready until hauling all our stuff to the 2nd floor door -- then told by the desk to just relax (really??) Finally got a room that was ready

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2 months ago

5.0

La Quinta Inn & Suites Bellingham

Very nice hotel, the best La Quinta Hotel I know.

I definitely recommend this hotel, beautiful and spacious rooms, nice size bathroom, the hotel is pretty new. Next to a major store, close to restaurants, banks, you name it. And spectacular service provided by the personnel starting with the reception area. Finally enough parking. You won't complaint if you choose this hotel.

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4 months ago

4.0

Semiahmoo Resort Golf & Spa

Nice and well kept hotel.

Stayed here for 32nd wedding anniversary. Hotel staff very accommodating in providing a beautiful King Suite facing water. Lovely view and well kept suite with every amenity including a fridge, a keurig, but sadly no microwave. That's the only thing that prevented a 5 star rating as the only microwave available was in the downstairs lobby. Otherwise it wonderful amenities including spa, pool, full-size weight room with indoor track, indoor/outdoor pool, indoor & outdoor tennis & basketball courts, small movie theatre, plus 2 great restaurants and lovely views. Would definitely recommend to friends.

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7 months ago

Pro tips from our travel blog: Everything you need to know for a perfectly rewarding trip to Bellingham

Near the Canadian border, located on Bellingham Bay, you can find the city of Bellingham in the state of Washington. The city is known for its high-quality seafood as well as its easy access to outdoor recreational sights. This makes it especially popular with Canadian tourists. Aside from this, Bellingham is the biggest city in Whatcom County, which is why the Whatcom Museum has found its home in town.

Where to stay in Bellingham, Washington

If you choose a hotel in the heart of Bellingham, your convenience levels could not be better. It only takes less than an hour to walk from Bellingham Bay to Lake Whatcom. Both lakes offer a variety of facilities for recreational purposes. Along the way, you will pass Whatcom Falls Park, which will make for pleasant strolls in the afternoon. Book a room in this part of Bellingham in one of the nearly 150 3 star hotels for a pleasant stay. Some hotels even offer luxurious amenities, which will help you fully relax after an entire day of walking. Swimming pools and spa services are just two examples of these extras. Staying near one of these waters means you are also in the right place for tasting the famous seafood.

Not only for holidaymakers, a stay in Bellingham is quite popular with those traveling for business purposes. The city’s proximity to Vancouver in Canada and Seattle are two more reasons for staying in Bellingham. The business hotels in the city offer extra facilities to make your job easier. Free, fast WiFi, conference rooms, and business centers are perfect for focusing on the tasks at hand. Some hotels even have a restaurant on site, which can save a lot of time if you wish to have a dinner meeting. Staying close to the Western Washington University, for instance, can also come in handy if you have business to attend to there. Luckily, there are several 3 and 4 star hotels available around campus as well. However, your stay should not be all work, no play. After a day of working hard, you can unwind by enjoying a performance in the Mount Baker Theatre in the city center of Bellingham. Alternatively, you can opt for a nice walk in Lake Padden Park.

Up North in Bellingham, you can find the Bellis Fair Malls. It is the largest mall in Bellingham with plenty of shopping and dining possibilities. Hotels nearby are perfect to drop off your bags so you can continue shopping or grab a bite to eat without carrying lots of bags with you. For those not in the mood for shopping, continue a bit further up North to take a swing at the North Bellingham Golf Course.

3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham offers mostly 3 star hotels with just a little bit extra when it comes to provided amenities. These generally include a pool, friendly staff, a very central location, and complimentary breakfast services. Bellingham also has nearly 15 4 star hotels to choose from. If you decide to stay there, then you have got all those amenities combined into one hotel, plus added, more luxurious perks.

Hotels near Bellingham International Airport

There are several international airports near Bellingham of which Bellingham International Airport is closest to the city. It can be nice to stay at a hotel close to the airport, especially when arriving or departing at an ungodly hour. By using the shuttle services most airport-hotels offer, you do not need to worry about getting into town after a long trip.