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GuestHouse Inn Bellingham
Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in Bellingham
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a budget style motel right off the I-5 in Bellingham. The reception was cheerful and efficient, the room was small with a single queen bed but it was comfortable and the pillows were even quite good. The place was very clean. The free continental breakfast was really not good, starting with the cheerless room in which it is served. If you are not pressed for time, go elsewhere for breakfast. I would stay again for the value and proximity to WWU.

  • Stayed: August 2014
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

I am glad we were able to provide you a clean and comfy stay. I am sorry you did not enjoy your breakfast that is included in your stay. We get great compliments on the expanded continental. Perhaps next time you will find breakfast more to your liking. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we hope to see you again.

Thank you.

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Without a reservation, we were fortunate to get a room. The room was ample size, had comfortable beds, and a complimentary breakfast. It's situated right by the I-5 so the highway traffic was non-stop noise. The staff in the breakfast room were efficient and friendly. The front desk staff were incompetent and very slow; they had trouble putting through one of our credit cards and so we used a different card. In the morning, when we were checking out, new staff also were having difficulty with the 2nd card. It took almost 45 minutes to check out. We were assured that only one card would be registered but 2 days after we left there, we noticed that both cards had been charged. No problem with our having our credit card companies dealing with it but, the experience with both the night staff and the day staff was not good. This is not a hotel for walking about the area but it worked for us in that we were only staying the night and back on the road in the morning.

Room Tip: Try a room on the back side of the hotel; the I-5 is on the front side and noisy.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank olivian48
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Thank you for sharing about your stay. I do wish you had contacted me directly in regards to your credit cards. We did have issues with both of your cards, but the desk clerk did work very hard trying to work with the difficulties with your cards. I am wondering if one of the amounts you see was the authorization and the other a charge? We do authorize the whole stay when you check in. There is usually an authorization and a charge. Please let me know if there is in fact two charges and I will assist you.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Stayed one night. Wouldn't stay for more. If you're flying in or out of the airport, or visting WWU, this a good place to stay. Rooms are small, but clean. Can't stay I recommend the breakfast. Good solid room for the money.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Thank you for sharing about your stay. We do offer a solid value, a very nice expanded breakfast and a great crew that works very hard to offer a clean and comfy stay. Thank you.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

Needed a place to stay for a freshman event at WWU. This hotel was 5 minutes north of the campus. We arrived after 10pm and not only did I still have a room but had been upgraded to a King size bed. The room was clean with microwave, fridge, hairdryer, etc. Breakfast was free with cereal, premade omelet, waffles, fruit...Really like the location and the price was much less than the other hotel just up the street. No pool but it did have a hot tub. Nice to have the air conditioning as it was a very warm evening, and with the air conditioning on we did not hear the freeway. Bathroom was small but had a tub/shower, so it was nice to have the sink area in the room. Room size was not huge but adequate for two. I would definitely stay here again on a trip to visit the WWU campus.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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bellinghammgmt, Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

Hello and thanks for sharing about your stay with us! I see that you have visited some of the other hoteliers in town, and I thank you for choosing to stay with us. I am happy that you were comfy here and enjoyed your stay. It is nice that we are so close to campus! It makes it easy when moving your student or just visiting. Please do keep us in mind for your next stay! We would love to see you again.

Thanks again!

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Reviewed 17 July 2014

I stayed here when flying out of the Bellingham airport. I was leary at first because of the close proximity to the I-5, but I requested a room on the rear side of the hotel, and did not experience any traffic noise at all! Although an older property, it is clean and well kept. The room was comfortable and very adequate. The only complaint was that my tv did not work, but I was quickly moved to a new room. The room cost was reasonable compared to some of the other hotels in Bellingham. The free breakfast was standard fare, the staff helpful and friendly. There is no pool or hot tub, but if you are looking for a reasonable overnight stay, this is the spot! Fred Meyer is walking distance across the street, and it is a short car ride a variety of stores, including Bellis Fair Mall, Costco, WalMart, KMart. They also offer 7 days free parking if you are flying out of the Bellingham airport, with free shuttle service to and from the airport. Lots of hotels in the area say they have free parking, but they charge you an inflated room rate to cover it, this place doesn't. The only down side is that the shuttle only runs 8 am to 6 pm, and I found myself having to make a costly taxi run at 6:30 am ($30 with the tip). Other than that, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us! I appreciate the kind words about the hotel and the staff and will be sure to share the compliments with the crew! I am sorry that the hot tub was not pointed out to you as we do have one on the property. Be sure to bring your suit on your next stay and we will be happy to direct you to the relaxing spa for a nice soak!

Again, thank you very much and have a great week!

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

I stayed two nights on a business trip. The location, while not downtown, is only 3 minutes away by car (or a 15 minute walk). The rooms were clean and fairly spacious. The rooms also included a coffee maker and mini-fridge. The free WiFi worked great - which for me is a huge plus. The front desk staff were great. The continental breakfast included make-your-own waffles!

The only complaint I can make is that while bed was incredibly comfortable, the pillows were a little lumpy. Other than that, this place is a great lodging option - especially for the value!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Thanks for taking the time to share your stay with us. I am happy your stay went well and that you enjoyed the waffles! Please do keep us in mind for your next trip to Bellingham! We would love to see you again!

Again, thank you!

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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Clean. Right next to freeway bit noise was not an issue. Good size rooms. As this is 2014 I would expect wifi services in the room. Breakfast available but haven't tried it. Coffee maker in the room. Their wifi service is AWFUL and they know it.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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bellinghammgmt, General Manager at GuestHouse Inn Bellingham, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us. I apologize about your difficulties with the wifi. You will be happy to know that a new wifi system is being installed this week! We are excited about improving the guests stay whenever possible, and we are quite sure this will be a welcome upgrade! Thank you for bringing this to our attention and perhaps you will visit again and find the new system to your liking.

Thank you!

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Additional Information about GuestHouse Inn Bellingham

Address: 805 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham, WA 98229-6218 (Formerly Val-U Inn Motel)
Region: United States > Washington > Bellingham
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in Bellingham
Price Range: £51 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — GuestHouse Inn Bellingham 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
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