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4.2 out of 5

"We loved the room - the jacuzzi tub and the fireplace added extra comforts. Staff was attentive. We did not get a room with a view (although I thoug ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 17 Oct 2016

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Western Washington University

Oceanside stay

You'll find Western Washington University and Bellis Fair Mall within 3 miles (5 km) of this Bellingham hotel. Also, Marine Life Center is within half a mile (1 km) and The Upfront Theatre is within 2 miles (3 km).

Marina, dining

A marina and a fitness center are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Enjoy a meal from the a restaurant and perks like free self parking.

Free Internet, fireplaces

Boasting fireplaces, the 66 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities include free wired Internet, DVD players, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Executive Room (Plaza)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$198* Per night/room Dec 8 - Dec 9

Executive Room (Water)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premier Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Bellwether ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Bellwether

Everyone (3)
4 out of 5

Posted by on May 13, 2019

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4 out of 5

Bed was very uncomfortable.

The bed was very uncomfortable and when we entered the room all the pillows were on the floor. Not a great first impression. The bar area was right under our room so there was quite a bit of noise from that and we could hear people talking from the lobby in our room with the door closed. For the money I would not recommend.

Posted by on May 9, 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: The room was lovely!
Cons: Our view was a parking lot.
Location: It is close to Western Washington University.
We loved the room - the jacuzzi tub and the fireplace added extra comforts. Staff was attentive. We did not get a room with a view (although I thought that is what I chose on Travelocity), but the restaurant provided great views of the waterfront.

Posted by , from Juneau, AK on Oct 17, 2016

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5 out of 5

Amazing Welcome Home

I stayed here after a prolonged absence from my husband. I had limited funds available but that didn't matter to the staff they still treated me and my husband like a million bucks. \nWhen I checked in the staff asked me some questions to get me fitted to just the right room, which ended up being an ocean view room at a discount. I had forgotten some essentials and they were amazingly fast in getting them to me at no extra charge. \nMy husband had no knowledge of which room I was in and had to find me. The staff were very obliging and helped him through the hunt for my room and ultimately to me. \nAfter our stay at this discounted rate the front desk manager was so kind while I was checking out and even gave me a $15 package of bath salts as a welcome home gift since I had been on extended stay out of town. \nThis experience was amazing and I would recommend it for anyone who wants a little adventure in their love life. The staff is more than willing to assist to make sure your stay is more the amazing in every way.

Posted by on Mar 17, 2008

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3 out of 5

Over Rated, Over Priced, Under Trained

My wife and I stayed here one night. Staff was terrible. Took 3 of them forever to register us. Dirty dishes in hallways in late afternoon. Surly staff making snide remarks in parking garage. Large, badly designed rooms.

Posted by on Jul 29, 2006

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Property Features

Hotel Bellwether offers its guests a marina and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. There's an onsite business center. The business-friendly Hotel Bellwether also features concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry services, and room service (during limited hours). Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Bellingham hotel.

  • 66 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.) (7.9 km / 4.9 mi)
  • Train station: Bellingham Station (6.4 km / 4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Bellwether offers 66 accommodations with fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and minibars are provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. This Bellingham hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and laptop-compatible safes, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Fireplace
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily.

Lighthouse Bar and Grill - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

Spa Services

  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented at the time of check-in. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per day

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.