Considered one of the best hotels in the Pacific Northwest, Hotel Bellwether is a charming waterfront boutique retreat in Bellingham. Stay in a replica lighthouse and enjoy panoramic views of the ocean or have a glass of wine by the fireplace after a day of hiking, biking, and exploring. Watch the boats come and go at the marina from the private terrace of your suite. With views of the snow-capped Mount Baker to the east, the beautiful Bellingham Bay to the west, and the quaint, historic downtown of Bellingham close by, you can experience the perfect blend of luxury, nature, and culture.
- Stay in one of 66 studios and suites, with private terraces, luxury amenities, stately furniture, and custom-designed baths
- Be greeted at the door by Bellwether Bella, the hotel’s canine concierge
- Dine on fresh Northwest cuisine at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill and indulge in carefully selected wines from the wine cellar
- Work out in the fitness center and jog on the trails that lead to the sea
- Warm up beside one of the outdoor fire pits
- Experience a new level of serenity at the on-site sensory-deprivation spa
Hotel Bellwether offers a luxurious stay plus all the wonders of nature, from the tranquil sea to the rugged mountains, as well as the joys of human culture, with live music and art in Bellingham. End each night on your private balcony or at the bar, watching the sun dip over the water against the backdrop of Mount Baker.
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There are 66 guestrooms at Hotel Bellwether, including 50 executive waterfront and plaza rooms, and 15 exquisite suites. All of them offer something a little different. For a unique stay, check in to the exclusive Lighthouse Suite in a building that replicates a working lighthouse with a spiral staircase to the top floor so you can gaze out at 360-degree sea views.
The Bellwether Suite is traditional and stately its décor, with fine Italian furnishings, and sumptuous leather chairs. Cozy up in front of the fire in the evening, sip on a drink at the granite bar, or soak in the deep, air-jetted tub. Stay in Studio Waterview and dine out on one of two private balconies before heading inside to your living area or bedroom.
Choose from spacious studios, suites, or fully serviced, home-away-from-home apartments. In-room dining means you never have to leave the cozy comfort of your guestroom. There is also a laundry and dry-cleaning service, and pets are welcome.
With a delightful restaurant serving delicious cuisine, the hotel offers fine dining in an intimate atmosphere with gorgeous views.
Lighthouse Bar & Grill – This waterfront restaurant specializes in dishes made from locally sourced meat, seafood, and produce. Settle in for waterfront views and a warm, intimate atmosphere and have a glass of fine wine amid the gentle sea breeze.
Whether you’ve come to relax, get in touch with nature, or explore the local culture of the award-winning town of Bellingham, Hotel Bellwether offers it all. Indulge in an in-room massage, facial, or manicure at Zazen Salon Spa. For deep relaxation, experience sensory deprivation in the float tanks at Still Life Massage and Float. Dine at the Lighthouse Bar & Grill, jog on the trail down to the sea, and work out at the fitness center. Most of all, enjoy the calming atmosphere by the sea.
Outside the hotel, head to the ocean for water sports, including kayaking and paddle-boarding, or set sail for some whale watching. Take out a private yacht and sunbathe on the deck, or cool down by heading to the Mount Baker Ski Area for skiing and snowboarding. Head into Bellingham town and discover its lively art and music culture, or join the Tap Trail to sample the finest drinks in the many breweries and tap houses.
Nestled between the snow-capped Mount Baker and the bustling Bellingham Bay, Hotel Bellwether is in a beautiful location in the Pacific Northwest in Washington state. You are just 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the U.S. / Canada border and 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Vancouver. Visit the Old English city of Victoria, British Columbia, by taking a short ferry ride or take a trip to the famous San Juan Islands.
Bellingham International Airport is 4 mi / 6 km from the hotel.
Vancouver International Airport is 50 mi / 80 km.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is 104 mi / 167 km.