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Hotel Bellwether
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Lovely lodging right above the bay & marina. Quiet, large rooms with all the amenities. Pedestrian path takes you around the marina and to a public park on the point. Also a great location to bike to the historic Fairhaven District. Free parking in a secured location under the hotel. Free internet access and nice business office for guests to use. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Be sure to reserve a room overlooking the bay...it's worth the view!
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sherry P
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2013

To Sherry P,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and tips on our beautiful property. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Please call me any time and I will try to book the best available suite at the best available rate.

Nicolette Dixon
360.392.3178

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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

Just enjoyed a four night stay. Well appointed room and worth the upgrade for water view. Sitting out on the patio and enjoying the sunset (and band on Thursday night) was a treat. Great area for walking along the harbor. Bar was average -- saved by the view. Staff was friendly and accommodating.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank CK_Kate
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2013

To CK_Kate,

Thank you for writing us this fantastic review! I love the picture that you took! Our views are unbeatable, and definitely worth the small extra cost. With summer coming to a close, I am pleased that you enjoyed our Thursday event, "Blues, Brews, and BBQ" since we will only be having a couple more of them before it gets too cold and rainy. We will be having other events too so if you are planning on visiting us again, please contact me directly. I will book you in a great room at a special price.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Ohhhh, what a pure joy it is to spend time at this enchanted hotel where customer service is absolutely their first and foremost job!!! Each Thursday from 4:30 - 8:30 (get there early if you want the best seats) these amazing people have "brews and blues" where they bring in amazingly fantastic talent and they set up comfy sofas, tables and stuffed chairs along with the other outside furniture and set up this stage and food/beverage tables on their balcony, over looking Bellingham Bay and the marina........and every Thursday afternoon, there are sailboat races, which act as back drop to the great line of entertainers, areas for dancing and covered/uncovered areas to take in this amazing combination spearheaded by Jim and his outstanding staff at the Hotel Bellwether. The hotel, itself, is a jewel reminiscent of the charms from European hotels of the past. Outstanding service, elegance, amazingly appointed luxury rooms designed to spoil each guest and lull the guests into deluxe relaxation with oversized jetted tubs, huge showers, to-die-for king deluxe mattresses, comfy reading area with a romantic fireplace.....and top all this off with a VIEW THAT CANNOT BE TOPPED--OVERLOOKING BELLINGHAM BAY, THE MARINA, FANTASTIC SUNSETS.......IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! We have had the honor of staying at the Hotel Bellwether numerous times for special romantic events....AND WE WILL NEVER STAY AT ANOTHER HOTEL FOR A SPECIAL EVENT AGAIN!!! Jim and each one of his staff make it their personal goal to make each and every person staying at the hotel...or visiting their multi-star Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar or the cozy lounge.....feel like a king or queen!!!!!!! They will do everything they can to make your stay absolutely perfect and memorable!!!! And these events on Thursdays run through Sept 26th.....so PLEASSEEEEEE, DO YOURSELF A WONDERFUL FAVOR AND GET SPOILED ON THE BALCONY, LISTENING TO GREAT MUSIC, WINING AND DINING AND DANCING WITH THE BACKDROP OF BEAUTIFUL BELLINGHAM BAY---A TRULY WINNING COMBINATION!!!!!!! You will NOT be disappointed!!!!!!!

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a room on the water side...and the higher up you go, the better overview of the bay, sunsets, boats, ships.........and if you REAAAALLLYYYY WANT TO CELEBRATE A VERY SPECIAL EVENT--STAY IN THE OWNER'S SUITE!!!!!!!!!! ((Tried to include pictures and system would not let me.....but ohhhhhhh, plan on joining in the fun!!!)
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Barbara O
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Jim H, General Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2013

Mr & Mrs O, thank you for your kind words. It always a pleasure to serve you, and on behalf of the the entire Hotel Bellwether staff we look forward to your return soon!

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

It's a wonderful hotel and staff...Read the review of missing Ipad and Iphone and didn't quite understand how it could not be located...both have the gps trackers in them...you can easily locate either item...have only the highest compliments for the staff..

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
1  Thank xenacsmith
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2013

To xenacsmith,

Thank you for taking a moment to share your thoughts on our property and staff. We try our best to provide excellent customer service and it seems you received that when you stayed. We would love to welcome you back! Please call me directly and I will make sure you are getting the best available rate for the best available room.

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

I have eaten there twice now and both times the Eggs Benedict was fantastic and frankly in-expensive. Those with me had the ham omelette and the Dungeness omelette, and everyone throughly enjoyed their breakfast. Great atmosphere over looking the harbor and watching boats in the morning. The service is friendly and prompt. I stay with my sister but will always have at least one breakfast at the Bellwether when visiting Bellingham, WA.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Brad F
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1Bellwether, Front Office Manager at Hotel Bellwether, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2013

To Brad F,

Thank you for reviewing our in house restaurant, the Lighthouse Bar & Grill. Those two items you mentioned are definitely crowd favorites. I'm glad we can welcome you back to eat time and time again. We are looking forward to your next visit!

Sincerely,
Nicolette Dixon
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