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“Excellent Value of Money”
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Coachman Inn
Ranked #11 of 27 Hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is our last minute decision to stay in Bellingham overnight after spending time on different casinos. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of the room. It was very spacious and the towels feels like towels of the 4 star hotel. I love it. The staff are very friendly. We also enjoyed the free continental breakfast. Lots of varieties which was very surprising for the price we paid. Over all, I give 5 out of 5 ratings for this hotel. Will definitely comeback and will recommend to our friends and relatives.

Room Tip: ask for room 118. its in the middle of the building closed to the exit door. It was quiet and very s...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed here in our way to Vancouver based on these reviews; however I was very cautious as the pictures seemed to me like an outdated hotel with a great price for travelers. My surprise was that it´s really a gem; I don´t recall a better value in the last years.

First: management, please change the bed covers to something neutral and more appealing to the Western taste. Also, an update to the corporate brand would be more appealing.
Second: yes, the rooms are comfi, well isolated, good amenities, shower, faucets and equipment work perfect.
Third: another YES for their breakfast and the staff who take care of it. Where can you find a motel with soy milk, whole milk, skim, cream, etc etc and orange juice? No scrambles eggs but they have boiled eggs though!
Fourth: small but enough fitness center, pool, parking and vending machines spread over the motel.

Although the motel has a very convenient access from the highway it´s very well noise-isolated; you don´t need to go through Bellingham downtown; also it´s very close to the university. A few places around to have dinner but I always go to Fairhaven which is a short 5 min drive.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Marchador
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

My family stayed at the Coachman Inn for 2 nights in April 2014. The other reviews cover it well, this hotel is older, but clean and comfortable with good wifi, very comfortable beds, and an excellent breakfast. There is some road noise, which my family slept through without any issues. The owner's son was very pleasant and clearly committed to providing a good experience. If you happen to be going to Vancouver, I recommend using the SR543 border crossing and crossing early in the morning and coming back to the US late in the evening. We got to the border crossing into Canada at 9:00 AM on a Tuesday and there was no wait at the SR543 border crossing. We came back to the US around 6:00 PM and had a fairly long wait. This web site provides up to date wait times: http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/border/default.aspx

Room Tip: There is no elevator and a long flight of external stairs that can be wet so I recommend a first flo...
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank evolvedfish
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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Clean comfortable basic continental Breakfast. If you have basic needs and expectations this is a good value. This is a budget hotel and staff are friendly and curtious. If you ask they will do there best to accommodate. They will allow free parking for airport travellers.

Stayed: March 2014
2  Thank zakman19
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

We picked this hotel based on TA reviews planning to stay just one night while traveling with friends from Seattle to Vancover via Woodinville and it's tasting rooms.
The hotel is far from new, but everything was freshly painted and well maintained, rooms were of average size but did have a little fridge and there was a shared microwave in the hall. The bathroom was impeccable and the towels though motel size were much fluffier than most.
Wifi worked well and breakfast though called continental was really continental plus as it included boiled eggs, soy milk options and really google green tea.
We were 2 couples traveling and the first morning we decided to stay another night and keep the room as a base to visit the San Juan Islands. So we stayed 2 nights in stead of one.
Our 2 rooms were upstairs near the office end. They were quiet with no road noise. The heater cycling on and off was a bit noisy but we got around that by putting the fan to continuous the second night.
The place was really cared for, staff were helpful. Not a luxury spot, but comfortable and really good value at under $60 USD for 2 people. Would definitely return.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank Roadbirds
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Finally, a value-for-money place to stay while blowing through town. Poor Bellingham, we never come to stay and play. We’re always on our way somewhere and just need a quiet room and comfortable bed for the night. Up until now, staying in Bellingham has always felt like a you-get-what-you-pay for experience and we’ve bowed to it. But TripAdvisor reviews lead us here in November and we were pleasantly surprised. It’s clean, comfortable and quiet. The most important things. The bathroom always matters (not too small, ideally with a bathtub, but if not then at least enough elbow room to avoid claustrophobia). Not looking for luxury, but not wanting a dive either. So, the Coachman wins.

The only serious drawback is that the room was redolent with cleaning ‘fragrances’ — almost enough to make me reconsider. Really, in this day and age, with an abundance of fragrance-free cleaning products, there’s no reason for this and I hope, next time I come, this will have resolved itself. It’s hard to breathe in a room that needs so much airing before sleep. I think there’s a responsive management in place here which means that this might be rectified at some point.

Room Tip: Ask for fragrance-free?
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank CelisabethJH
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Overnighted at the Coachman last night after travelling from Vancouver, BC to Everett,WA to see the Village Theatre's production of Les Miserable. For fans of the show this is a must see .Was outstanding-better than the Vancouver show at the Queen Elizabeth last year.
But I digress-back to the Coachman. Arrived at around19H45-check in was quick and friendly.Asked for a quiet room and was assigned a second floor room in the first building -closest to the main road. Noise was never an issue though. There are three things I typically look for in a hotel/motel room-cleanliness, quiet and cheap ( or at least good value) the Coachman delivers on all three counts. The bed was comfy ,linens and bathroom clean and plenty of cable channels ( make that four things I look for in a room) also a coffee maker, hair dryer,shampoo's etc. For the price of USD 55 a night you can't go wrong. Recommend this property.

Room Tip: Probably rooms in the second or third bldgs. will have little or no noise from the main rd.
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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3  Thank Canuckle154943
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Additional Information about Coachman Inn

Address: 120 N Samish Way, Bellingham, WA 98225-6097
Region: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bellingham
#5 Family Hotel in Bellingham
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range: £40 - £61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Coachman Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Good quality rooms at a fair price. complementary breakfast, wireless internet, extended cable with 10 HBO channels, free local calls, Fitness center with Dry Sauna, heated swimming pool, and coin laundry on site. Clean and comfortable rooms and customer service at its best. ... more   less 
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