Recommended Accommodations In Whatcom County

Where Should I stay when visiting Whatcom County?

There are a ton of options when thinking about where to stay in Bellingham. Below we’ve listed 4 of our favorite more traditional places to stay. Don’t forget to check out the endless list of Airbnb options here as well. 

Chrysalis Inn & Spa | 360-756-1005 or 888-808-0005 
804 10th Street, Bellingham
Each of our 43 guest rooms overlooks a spectacular Northwest seascape. Our spacious rooms all feature a window seat, fireplace, down comforters, luxury amenities, and a 2-person bath elegantly set in natural slate. Full service spa offers massages, body treatments, facials, waxing, make-up, spray tan services, and manicures & pedicures. | info@thechrysalisinn.com

Heliotrope Hotel | 360-220-7932 
2419 Elm Street, Bellingham
Heliotrope hotel offers modern lodging for the PNW adventurer. Close to breweries, cafes, restaurants, bars, mountains, lakes, and the sea, the Heliotrope is positioned in the center of all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Local ownership is dedicated to providing a modern and comfortable stay to all that visit – with public indoor and outdoor amenities. Bring your bike, your furry friend, your family, and let us be your guide to the adventure that awaits. | 

Hotel Bellwether | 360-392-3100 or 877-411-1200 
1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham
With guestrooms overlooking Mt. Baker and the Bellingham Bay, Hotel Bellwether is an unforgettable luxury hotel experience. Cozy up by the fireplace or enjoy an event in the hotel’s spectacular waterfront venues. | info@hotelbellwether.com

Home2 Suites by Hilton | 360-734-3111 
805 Home Lane, Bellingham
Located just two miles from Bellingham Airport and just minutes from downtown Bellingham and the Canadian border. An ideal base for business and leisure travelers. Our all-suite Bellingham hotel is also conveniently located next to Bellis Fair Mall and several popular restaurants. Remember to pack the dog bowl and leash – your pet is more than welcome! | home2suitesbellingham@gmail.com

Headed to Lummi Island? Check out the Willow’s Inn ($$$$) if not to stay at least for a mid-day snack.

Willows Inn on Lummi Island | 360-758-2620 or 888-294-2620 
2579 West Shore Drive, Lummi Island
The Willows Inn on Lummi Island was named by the NY Times as one of “10 Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride” and by Bon Appetit as the “#3 Hotel for Food Lovers”. “Fish, forage, and farm–only here, only now” provides the foundation on which the Willows Inn team works for you. | info@willows-inn.com

Moondance Kayak In the Press + Testimonials

Amber was patient and helpful putting a whole bunch of newbies AND an eight-year-old into the kayaks, and gave us so much interesting information about tidal and coast life. We really had an enjoyable morning and I would recommend Amber and Moondance to anyone! Thank you so much!
Moondance Guest
2018

Testimonials

"Amber was patient and helpful putting a whole bunch of newbies AND and eight-year-old into the kayaks, and gave us so much interesting information about tidal and coast life. We really had an enjoyable morning and I would recommend Amber and Moondance to anyone! Thank you so much!
Moondance Guest
2018

"I've kayaked both independently and with a number of groups in many different regions, and Moondance gave me one of the best experiences I've ever had. I appreciated Donal's expertise and friendliness, and was surprised to leave my trip having learned so much (especially about Dot Island!). Thank you again!" We had a GREAT half day tour today!"

Moondance Guest
2015

"Kristi was awesome - our crew is still talking about what a great day they had. The rest of the week they kept filling us in on all the species of plant and sea life we would find around the beach/island. Every once in a while you find someone who is truly deserving of the word awesome, Kristi fits that - they enjoyed the kayaking and the education on the area and all of what makes this area so special!"

Moondance Guest
2014
"I had an amazing time paddling with Kristi from Moondance Sea Kayak Adventures. She is incredibly knowledgable about the area and enjoys sharing that with others. I would highly recommend Moondance for anyone who is looking to get out on the water in Bellingham." 
Moondance Guest
2015

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