The Hotel Bellwether

1 Bellwether Way
Bellingham , WA 98225
(877) 411-1200


The Hotel Bellwether is Bellingham’s newest gem. It is a European-style luxury hotel strategically located right on the water with breathtaking views of Mt. Baker, the Chuckanut Mountains, and the San Juan Islands. This may not be the place for the faint of heart financially, but for special occasions or a business conference or a getaway weekend, there is now no better place in Bellingham.

Visitors can choose between rooms with a water or mountain view. Bedroom suites feature a king-size bed with European-style down comforters, Italian furnishings, a small sitting area with fold-out couch, desk, TV, and gas fireplace. The marble bathrooms are the ultimate in luxury, with an enclosed shower and the large thermo-masseur bathtub. The shutter-like doors next to the tub open into the bedroom, so you can enjoy a good soak while watching TV or chatting with your loved one.

The hotel also features its own bar and lounge--the Sunset Lounge--which offers a warm, intimate atmosphere with background piano music, a fireplace, and a waterfront view. The bar has an excellent wine selection and several Northwest-style beers on tap. After a relaxing glass of wine or cocktail, head to the Harborside Bistro Restaurant for dinner. The Compass Room, where a European-style continental breakfast is served, is reminiscent of a British gentleman’s club with dark leather sofas, fireplace, and stately, yet cozy decor.

With private meeting rooms and catering services, the Bellwether is an excellent choice for business getaways or conferences. Wedding packages are also available and for those who arrive by boat, a private dock is available. Those who want some extra practice before heading out to any of Whatcom County's golf courses can take advantage of the Bellwether’s putting green.

However, the hotel’s crowning achievement is the Lighthouse Suite--a three-story lighthouse with bed and bath, entertainment bar, private spiral staircase, and an awesome observation tower. You and your loved one can even enjoy a private meal with champagne and caviar served by a butler. Now that’s luxury.
Written By: Hilary Higgins
On: 1/21/2001


From downtown Bellingham drive west on Holly Street to F Street. Turn left onto F Street, proceed over railroad tracks and make the first right after tracks onto Roeder Avenue. In about a quarter-mile, turn left onto Bellwether Way. The hotel is at the end of Bellwether Way.


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