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Romantic Island GET Away / Redwood Hot tub / Real Wood Fire /pet Friendly
4.8/5Exceptional! (136 reviews)
Amazing Weekend

"My partner and I had an absolute blast, yet we got away from the bustle of the city and what comes with it. As someone that has a hard time relaxing, this did it for me. Everything about the home and property was kick ***. My only regret is that I didn't take more advantage of the awesome kitchen! ..."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Romantic Island GET Away / Redwood Hot tub / Real Wood Fire /pet Friendly
Beautiful Ocean-front House With Fireplace, Sauna & Private Beach Access
4.8/5Exceptional! (63 reviews)
Always a pleasure to stay at this property

"This is our third Memorial Day at the Oyster House and it was great once again! We will absolutely be back next year if they will have us!"…"

Reviewed on May 30, 2020

Beautiful Ocean-front House With Fireplace, Sauna & Private Beach Access
Ocean Front Restful Retreat
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4.5/5Wonderful! (64 reviews)
island life

"It was very nice. Loved it here. Clean, comfy, on the water. * The only shower is in the kitchen behind a curtain. Just a tiny little shower all by itself right in the kitchen with no door... that's REALLY WEIRD"…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Ocean Front Restful Retreat
Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, Curio Collection by Hilton
3 out of 5
804 10th Street, Bellingham, WA
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The price is $174 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (244 reviews)

"Our corner room was very clean and well maintained. The staff were friendly and helpful. I appreciated that the hotel is addressing the global waste issue by providing shampoo, conditioner and body wash in larger containers in the shower rather than the tiny ones. There was a light bulb out above ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham, Curio Collection by Hilton
Raintree's Sandcastle
3.5 out of 5
7854 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine, WA
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4.4/5Wonderful! (146 reviews)

"The property is convenient. I don’t like being probed immediately to sign up for a time share. I don’t want a time share. I stay at the property often and it is so I can get away from stress and pressure. When I have to check in and get my Parking pass at the table where I am lectured to about time ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Raintree's Sandcastle
Semiahmoo Resort Golf & Spa
3.5 out of 5
9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA
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The price is $208 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (810 reviews)

"Nice overall location to get away. Stayed at the resort and did not golf."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Semiahmoo Resort Golf & Spa
Driftwood Lodge
2.5 out of 5
7394 Birch Bay Dr, Birch Bay, Blaine, WA
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3.5/5Good! (41 reviews)

"Place is quiet, clean and very pleasant. The wood paneling is a bit dated but overall, the motel was very quaint."…"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2019

Driftwood Lodge
Northwoods Motel
2 out of 5
288 D Street, Blaine, WA
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The price is $70 per night
3.4/5Good! (221 reviews)

"Casual . Comfortable. Good price"…"

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Northwoods Motel
Rodeway Inn Bellingham
2 out of 5
3710 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA
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The price is $61 per night
3.2/5 (904 reviews)

"It was clean and relaxing. Bed was comfortable. Hotel is a block from mall and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

Rodeway Inn Bellingham
Anchor Inn Motel
2 out of 5
250 CEDAR ST, Blaine, WA
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The price is $80 per night
3.2/5 (49 reviews)

"It’s an older Motel and shows it’s age but beds are comfortable and the rooms clean, Wi-Fi very poor but overall good value for an overnight stay."…"

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Anchor Inn Motel
Bayside Motor Inn
2 out of 5
340 Alder Street, Blaine, WA
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The price is $65 per night
2.9/5 (65 reviews)

"Quaint. Clean. Very accommodating. Nice view of water. Overall a nice place to stay. Nothing fancy but clean and well kept with friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

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Beach Hotels in Bellingham

Known for its university life and live music, Bellingham offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation. With 12 beach hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in this historic destination, it's a breeze to find one that meets your needs.

As you search for a place to stay by the beach in Bellingham, you might be interested in these top-rated hotels with positive customer reviews.

Semiahmoo Resort Golf & Spa - 3.5 spa resort near White Rock Beach. It features an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a restaurant. Activities include volleyball and hiking/biking trails. Guests love the beach and pool.

Beautiful Ocean-front House With Fireplace, Sauna & Private Beach Access - Spa vacation home on the beach. Our travelers recommend its beach and overall comfort. This vacation home boasts a sauna, kitchens, and balconies or patios.

Chrysalis Inn & Spa - 3 spa hotel near the beach. It offers a restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access, and a full-service spa. Guest reviews highlight the location and shopping.

Ocean Front Restful Retreat - Romantic cottage. It features kitchens and flat-screen televisions. Guests love the beach and comfy beds.

Anchor Inn Motel - 2 motel. Our travelers recommend its comfy beds. This motel boasts complimentary wireless Internet access, full-sized refrigerators/freezers, and televisions.

Planning Your Trip to Bellingham

Curious about the best time to visit? These temperature and rainfall averages will give you an idea of the local weather.

  • Hottest months: July, August, September, and June, with an average temperature of 71°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 32°F
  • Driest months: July, August, September, and June, with an average rainfall of 1.51 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, January, December, and October, with an average rainfall of 4.59 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Bellingham

After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Bellingham has to offer. Beach lovers can spend some quality time by the water at Clayton Beach. Experience the area's university life and live music, and make time for local attractions like Mount Baker Theatre and iDiOM Theater. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Bellingham Railway Museum or Spark Museum of Electrical Invention. Visitors also enjoy Bellingham for its:
  • Shopping
  • Theater
  • Cafés
  • Entertainment
  • Restaurants
  • Historical sites
  • Museums

Getting Around Bellingham

If you're looking to fly to Bellingham, the closest major airport is in Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from the city center. To see more of the larger area, hop aboard a train at Bellingham Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Bellingham like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its university life and live music, Bellingham offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation. With your choice of 13 beach hotels and other accommodation options in this destination, it’s easy to find one that works for you.
What's the best accommodation for a beach vacation in Bellingham?
Hotel Leo is a top 3.5-star beach condo resort with an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other good options to stay near the beach include Bayside Motor Inn and Driftwood Lodge. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Cornwall Beach or Squalicum Beach.
What's the seasonal weather like in Bellingham?
If weather is an important factor for your vacation, you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide your travel dates. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 60°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 40°F. Average annual rainfall for Bellingham is 36 inches.
What is there to see and do around Bellingham?
After arriving and settling in at your hotel, you might want to venture out and explore everything Bellingham has to offer. Beach lovers can head straight to Cornwall Beach or Squalicum Beach for some quality time by the water. Experience the area’s university life and live music, and make time for local attractions like Bellis Fair Mall and Mount Baker Theatre. For additional things to see and do, consider a visit to Western Washington University or Bellingham Cruise Terminal.
What's the best way to get around Bellingham?
Make your way to Bellingham with a flight to Bellingham, WA (BLI-Bellingham Intl.), the closest major airport which is located 3.9 mi (6.3 km) away. If you’d like to venture out around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.

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