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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

399 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is $249
Price available on 12/4/2022
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA, 98225

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bellingham City Center

Getting around

  • Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.) - 11 min drive
  • Abbotsford, BC (YXX-Abbotsford Intl.) - 44 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


  • Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen - 15 min walk
  • Lettered Streets Coffeehouse - 15 min walk
  • Elizabeth Station - 16 min walk
  • Rocket Donuts - 19 min walk
  • Bayou on Bay - 20 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
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • Marina


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


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

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

Home comfort

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

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 newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free local calls

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

  • Breakfast costs between USD 12 and USD 20 per person (approximately)


  • 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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented at the time of check-in.

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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 Dec 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Bellwether on Dec 4, 2022 start from $249, 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. Nearby restaurants include Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen (15-min walk).
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.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



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

Frederick, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

LEO, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect stay
It was perfect, great location, room was clean coffee was always replenished alone with water. Parking was secured.
William, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Front desk women took care of our dog when we went to dinner
jack, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

What a beautiful hotel and the staff is super! We highly recommend it!
Deborah, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Very noisy room, many rooms in the place left but gave us the room next to lobby. Lobby was loud, shrieking guests at 5am. Could hear both loud staff and patrons clearly we'll past 10pm. Shower was pathetic with little pressure, bathroom overall very dark. Def room for improvement all around.
Micah, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Fantastic view, and very well kept. I would have giving 5 stars BUT on the last night when we returned to our room at 7pm there was a party going on in the courtyard next our patio. This included a 5 piece rock and roll bar band. And it was LOUD. With the windows closed and the air conditions on it was still louder than the TV. I went to the front desk and asked about it and was told "This happens every Thursday night and it is our policy to inform all of our guest via phone ahead of time about the event." I was not informed because if I had been I would have made other arrangements for that night. (No other rooms were available on the property. It is unacceptable for a hotel to inconvenience their guests for hours with such an event so close to their room.
Scott, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Daniel, 1-night trip
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