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The 10 Very Best Bellingham WA Hotels

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Bellingham is a breathtakingly beautiful city situated near the Washington and Canadian border. It is the largest city in Whatcom County and is also its cultural center with places like the Whatcom Museum, the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention and more giving tourists and locals alike a seemingly endless amount to do.

If you’re thinking of making Bellingham your next vacation destination or even if you’re passing through on business, you’ll want to stay at a hotel as awesome as the city itself.

To that end, our team has you covered. We’ve dug deep and investigated Bellingham WA hotels to curate for you a list of the top 10 places you’re going to want to lay your head at night in every budget range!

1. Hotel Bellwether

Hotel Bellwether is a quintessential luxury hotel located directly on Bellingham Bay. This hotel is great for couples or even mellow families who are looking to relax, enjoy world-class dining and lose themselves while staring down an unbeatable view of the water.

Hotel Bellwether boasts professional staff and an irresistibly cute dog concierge, “Bellwether Bella” who may welcome you when you check in.

2. The Chrysalis Inn & Spa

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa is another property that finds itself among the best Bellingham WA hotels thanks to its sophisticated style and awesome onsite amenities.

Here you can enjoy a full-service spa, incredible modern dining and of course, serene views of the seascape.

Another added bonus of The Chrysalis Inn is its proximity to local shops and entertainment. It’s a quick hop to both Fairhaven Village and Taylor Boardwalk.

3. Fairhaven Village Inn

If you’re looking to be a little more in the middle of it all and less secluded by the sea, the Fairhaven Village Inn provides a nice solution. This hotel is undeniably charming and is located dead-center in the excitement of Fairhaven District.

Fairhaven Village Inn is quaint with 22 rooms and is family owned so you can expect impeccable service during your stay!

4. SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Looking for something a little more “no-frills” but still pretty darn nice? There are quite a few options that fit that bill in the Bellingham area but our top pick is the SpringHill Suites by Marriot.

You typically know what to expect at Marriot.

Comfortable room. Good service. Decent price.

SpringHill Suites follows through on that promise and adds a little extra with complimentary breakfast, airport shuttles and of course, an onsite bar for late night drinks.

5. Four Points by Sheraton

Another brand name property that finds itself among the best Bellingham WA hotels is the Four Points by Sheraton. This hotel attracts most of its guests due to its proximity to Western Washington University making it a go-to for conference crowds.

This hotel isn’t all business, however (though it is an incredible choice for business if that’s what you’re coming up for). Four Points has excellent dining choices including one of the best rated new restaurants in the area “B-Town Kitchen & Raw Bar”. It is also conveniently located downtown which means you’re close to all of the best action Bellingham has to offer.

6. Best Western Heritage Inn

If you like Best Western you’re going to love Best Western Heritage in. We’ve been in and out of a lot of Best Westerns (seriously… like a lot a lot) and there was something about this one that made us feel extra “at-home”.

You can be the judge of how homey Heritage Inn makes you feel when you check in. Just be sure to take advantage of all of its amenities including its pool, gym, free breakfast and resort-quality beds before you decide.

7. Home2 Suites by Hilton

Are you one of those people that like to always be close to an airport when you visit a city in case you feel the urge to make a run for it? Whether that is indeed the case for you or you just want to be able to hop straight into a comfy bed after a long flight, Home2 Suites by Hilton is a great option.

This hotel is located two miles from the airport and offers a free shuttle to and from arrival terminals. The hotel is pet-friendly, has free wifi and meeting rooms if you have business to conduct.

8. TownePlace Suites by Marriott

We like TownePlace Suites because it’s spacious and really close to a lot of what makes Bellingham special. This hotel is 5 minutes from Bellis Fair Mall and 10 minutes tops from the awesome Whatcom Museum.

Amenities are in full force here so get ready to enjoy a fitness center, free WiFi and oh, an indoor pool… Believe us when we say you’re going to get a lot of use out of it.

9. La Quinta Inn & Suites

La Quinta is usually a safe choice when you’re hanging out in a major city. While the one in Bellingham is nothing to write home about, it fulfills this brand’s implied promise of decent prices, decent service and above average comfort.

Rooms come complete with refrigerators and microwaves so leftover lovers can feel right at home.

10. Quality Inn Grand Suites

We saved what might be the best value seeker spot for last. If you’re looking for big rooms at a motel price, Quality Inn is probably your go-to.

Every other hotel we’ve mentioned on this list comes in at over $100.00 a night most times of the year but Quality Inn Grand Suites tends to hover lower than that.

The hotel is centrally located, has an awesome free breakfast, and 24-hour airport transportation. Basically, everything you want in a hotel at a lower price then you’ll pay almost anywhere else.

Wrapping Up The Very Best Bellingham WA Hotels

Bellingham Washington is a fantastic place to be for any purpose, whether it be business or pleasure. This is especially true if you check into the right Bellingham WA hotels.

We recommend you pull your pick from our list. Whether you’re looking for a high-end boutique, a trusted mid-range name brand or a budget hotel, our recommendations have all Bellingham WA hotels you should keep on your radar!

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