by Kaitlin Braun
This luxurious waterfront hotel offers upscale accommodations for couples and families with a higher budget. They have a variety of suites (including a multi-story couples suite themed as a lighthouse), but the best one for families is probably the Studio Waterview, which features a king bed in the bedroom, and a sofa bed in the separate living room. It also includes two bathrooms, two balconies, and two flat-screen TVs — so any vacation bickering will be kept to a minimum — as well as a mini-fridge, jetted bathtubs, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
In and around the hotel, you’ll find a salon and spa, full-service restaurant, sundries shop, and paved trail for walking and jogging.
Our Editor Loves
- Luxurious, elegant hotel
- Family suite
- Jetted tubs and bath products
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Our family was in Bellingham for our son’s wedding and we couldn’t be happier about our stay at Hotel Bellwether. Beautiful views and super clean, extra lovely, comfortable, high-end accommodations. Extraordinary service, delicious food, outdoor gorgeous walking and lounging areas. Just superb overall. Highly recommend.
Our second Independence Day stay @ the Hotel Bellwether was revealing. Overall, a nice hotel with a great waterfront location, slowly improving renovations, and great staff! The hotel is renovating the rooms bathroom by bathroom and it is a significant improvement. We can hardly wait for the complete renovations apparently planned over the next several years. The “old gal” desperately needs the transformation.
The hotel hosts a outdoor party for the evening’s fireworks display that looked like fun with food and a noisy live band. Beware that all the water view rooms will face the gathering and the walls will shake until 10:00 PM, followed by fireworks at 10:30 PM. Four of the hotel’s rooms face the fireworks display, all others enjoy the explosions but not the light display.
Dining at the restaurant for breakfast was a disappointment. My wife’s Huevos Rancheros were not very tasty and she immediately suffered from an upset stomach with the associated discomfort. My omelet did t make me ill, and was good but u remarkable. We will be eating off campus today.
The service was great! The staff and the general manager treated us like long-lost family! Parking facilities in the secure underground are excellent. The location is excellent. The staff are excellent. As the renovations complete it looks like the Hotel Bellwether may be on a roll. Please, please, work on the kitchen.