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“Hidden Treasure North of Seattle”

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The Chrysalis Inn & Spa
Ranked #15 of 26 Hotels in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence
Asheville, NC
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure North of Seattle”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

If you're traveling north of Seattle and looking for a special place to relax, I invite you to check out the Chrysalis Inn & Spa. My wife and I have been there twice, and each time find it a relaxing getaway. It offers a great view of the bay and is an easy walk into town, where you'll find a nice selection of shops and restaurants. The Chrysalis does offer a nice verandah for dining, a cozy bar, and great food!

If you love trains, this is the place for you! Although it can be a bit noisy at times with the windows open, you'll see Amtrak passenger as well as freight trains. I think it kind of adds to the charm of the place.

Room Tip: Choose a bay view and big bathtub!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

While I happened to be at this hotel due to business in the area, I would definitely say that this is a truly romantic hotel on the bay.

I had a room on the third floor with an absolutely gorgeous view of the bay. Sunsets are absolutely amazing and something that you would want to share with that someone special.

The rooms are very comfortable, furnished with luxurious amenities. The whirlpool and fireplace just add to the overall warm feeling that you get in this hotel.

The trains do run pretty much right outside the hotel, but I must say that even with their close proximity, you really do not notice them much. Once in a while you get a toot of the horn, but it is not like it is right outside your window when this happens. As others have said, it adds to the ambiance and romance of the place.

The staff is warm and inviting. I did not get an opportunity to partake of the spa offerings, but they appear to have a wide array of offerings.

The restaurant is very good and a nice place to spend the evening. I would recommend the patio seating. Go for happy hour and stay for the sunset. You will not regret it.

Room Tip: Full bay view rooms have excellent views. I had the third floor.. Definitely one of the best views...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Irvine, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Ask for a full bay view, plan on spending some time here looking at the view of the bay, lounging at the bayside restaurant, or walking the boardwalk. Clean, spacious, beautifully furnished-and a soaking tub. If we had known how nice it was, we would have planned to stay longer. Yes, there are trains at night, I think they stopped around midnight. We counted 5 total and they just added to the romance. You can't hear them very much if you simply close the window.

  • Stayed July 2014
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North Bend, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The wife and I stopped by for lunch on a beautiful July day. We decided to get a table on the veranda and happily they had overhead heaters since the temperature was on the cool side. The wife had the special soup and salad of the day and loved it. I had the fish and chips with the cold slaw and really liked the fish and slaw but not to crazy about the fries. There are probably a dozen restaurants in the area but probably none of them have the view we had from our exclusive table on the veranda. So if you're looking for something with a view and decent food you should definitely give this place a try.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Richland, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The room was lovely and big with great view of the sound. However the train tracks and trains go by often during the early morning hours. The resturant and bar are very good with great outdoor seating.

Room Tip: Not all rooms face the sound, but they Re lovely!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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La Quinta, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

From the moment I walked in and smelled the lavender exhaling from the spa next to the check-in desk, I knew I would love this hotel. I have stayed several times, typically several times a year visiting my son who attends WWU. The rooms have lovely bay views, cozy window benches for reading, fireplaces and well appointed bathrooms and oversized tubs. I have never been disappointed with my room choice or visit. Stroll the over the bay boardwalk to Woods Coffee or take the path all the way to Bellingham and the Farmer's Market.
FOREWARNING, know that Bellingham is not only a hipster (sorry son) college town, its built around train commerce and the trains including coal run frequently and throughout the night. Anywhere and everywhere especially west of I5 you will hear trains.
Ear plugs are provided and the down pillows help muffle the train horns as it passes the intersections. Consider it part of Bellingham's charm, have a glass of wine and get a massage to relax!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bellingham, Washington
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

First time I have ever stayed at a hotel in my hometown, but we received a gift certificate and decided to spend the night as dinner looked a little too trendy. Thought the fourth would be fun as it is a quick walk down the dock to watch the fireworks. Everything was great until it was time to sleep. It was not hot but the room was and I turned the A/C down to 62. By morning, I think the room must have been 82 and stifling. I should have got up turned and turned it off and just opened the window. It made for a terrible night sleep.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Chrysalis Inn & Spa
Address: 804 10th St, Bellingham, WA 98225-6245
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Region: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bellingham
#7 Business Hotel in Bellingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Chrysalis Inn & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Chrysalis is a beautifully designed, award winning hotel and spa in a stunning waterfront setting. Luxurious guestrooms and suites offer comfortable hospitality with luxurious amenities, designed to enable guests to work or unwind with every comfort and convenience. Cuddle up in a bay view room or suite with cozy window seats, fireplaces and double soaking or whirlpool tubs. Watch the sunset from our restaurant and wine bar, or stroll the boardwalk over the water. ... more   less 
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