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4.3 out of 5

"The Property was beautiful, overlooking the water, clean and well maintained. " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 16 Jul 2021

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Western Washington University

Oceanside stay

Within 3 miles (5 km) of this hotel, you'll find Western Washington University and Bellis Fair Mall. 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 gym 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. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and other amenities include free wired Internet and refrigerators.

Executive Room (Plaza)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$209* Per night/room Dec 5 - Dec 6

Deluxe Room, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Premier Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Bellwether ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 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) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
The Property was beautiful, overlooking the water, clean and well maintained.

Posted by on Jul 16, 2021

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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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4 out of 5
WE liked the large room with a fireplace and the size of nite tables plus the dining room with a beautiful view. However, we found this lovely Hotel needing a good cleaning. For example, the shower stall had moulding around the ceiling and between the tiles, in fact the room appears scruffy. The wine classes were left with lipstick on them. The Room Maid did not bother to place cleaner glasses. The elevator was really scruffy and construction debrises on the carpet.

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020

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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. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. You'll find a business center on site. A terrace, ski storage, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Bellwether. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Bellingham hotel.

  • 66 guestrooms or units
  • Ski equipment storage
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

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


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Bellwether offers 66 air-conditioned 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 complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include laptop-compatible safes and irons/ironing boards. 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)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

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.

  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees


This property is managed by a professional host; the provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

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.

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 may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays


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.

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
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

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).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Awards & Affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.