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Hotel Bellwether

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Room, 1 King Bed, Multiple View (Premier Bay View Suite) | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Room, 1 King Bed, Bay View | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Overview of Hotel Bellwether

Hotel Bellwether

3.5 star property
Bayfront hotel in Bellingham City Center with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.4/10 Exceptional

411 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is CA $354
Price available on 03/23/2023
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA, 98225

Guests rated this location 9.1/10 - Wonderful

Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Marina
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Ski storage
  • Terrace
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Garden
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bellingham City Center
  • Western Washington University - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Abbotsford, BC (YXX-Abbotsford Intl.) - 45 min drive
  • Eastsound, WA (ESD-Orcas Island) - 140 min drive
  • Rosario, WA (RSJ-Rosario Seaplane Base) - 149 min drive
  • Westsound, WA (WSX) - 171 min drive


  • Waterfront Seafood & Bar - 16 min walk
  • Kulshan Trackside Beer Garden - 3 min drive
  • Black Sheep - 3 min drive
  • Nicki's Bella Marina - 17 min walk
  • Wanida Thai Cuisine - 18 min walk

About this property

Hotel Bellwether

A great choice for a stay in Bellingham, Hotel Bellwether features a marina and puts you just 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from the airport. Guests can indulge in massages and enjoy American cuisine at Lighthouse Bar and Grill, which is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other features include a bar/lounge, a fitness center, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and location.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 66 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 7:00 AM
  • Express check-out available
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children (17 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Skiing nearby
  • Whale-watching nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Marina
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Fireplace

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


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.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100 per day

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately USD 12–20 per person


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; 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.

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.


<p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>
The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented at the time of check-in.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Bellwether offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Bellwether does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Bellwether?
As of 22 Mar 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Bellwether on 23 Mar 2023 start from CA $354, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Bellwether?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Bellwether?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Bellwether?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Bellwether?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 7:00 AM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Bellwether?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Silver Reef Casino (15-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Bellwether and nearby?
Have fun with nearby winter activities like skiing. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Bellwether?
Yes, Lighthouse Bar and Grill offers American cuisine.
Does Hotel Bellwether have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Hotel Bellwether like?
Hotel Bellwether is located on the waterfront in Bellingham City Center, a short 7-minute walk from Marine Life Center and 19 minutes' walk from The Upfront Theatre. Travelers give top marks for the hotel's prime location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful Get-Away
Our stay was wonderful and the staff was outstanding. When we arrived and entered our room the was a doggie bed, a tray with a water bowl (and a bottle of water), and a food bowl with a small package of food. Neatly folded on the doggie bed was a doggie towel. Our room was very comfortable, and quiet. Our stay was 3 nights. Our Aussie felt right at home which was very nice. The only downside was that if two people are having coffee there is a desk but no other place for a second person to sit and set their cup down.
Lorena, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lorne, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Beautiful Hotel, Poor Service
Bathroom floor was covered in someone else's hair(I was traveling solo), Coffee maker in room had old coffee in it Bartender on 1st night was absolutely horrible. My dinner at the hotel restaurant- rice was dry, shrimp were overcooked and the mussels were undercooked They didn't ice any of the sidewalks or roads making it very hazardous. Check in was very courteous and helpful, but after that front desk help didn't show much concern about the issue with my room.
jonathan, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Harold, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The room is beautiful even without a view!!
Linda, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing Stay in Bellingham
The Hotel Bellwether is Amazing. We had a beautiful bay view from a premier room on the second floor. The room was fabulous -- clean, comfortable and all amenities available. However the second day we were awakened by someone on the floor above us walking heavily and rapidly. I would definitely stay at the Hotel Bellwether again; but I would request a third floor room.
Patricia, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the early check in and the view! Nespresso coffee machine a nice touch too
Leanne, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location, very nice rooms and easy parking.
Melissa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Frederick, 3-night trip
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