Lodging and Transportation

Need a hotel? The deadline to rent a room at a discounted wedding rate ($159/night) is coming up on July 24th! Please contact:

Holiday Inn & Suites – Bellingham Airport

4260 Mitchell Way

Call 360-746-6844 and say you are a part of the Cynthia & Ben Wedding Block.

There are plenty of hotels in Bellingham and the surrounding areas. Some recommendations if you want to get a little fancier than the Holiday Inn at the Airport:

Hotel Leo – a historic building in the heart of downtown. Convenient access to restaurants, shopping, buses… All the usual downtown stuff!

Heliotrope Hotel – Trendy hotel in a nice, walkable neighborhood. About 1 mile from downtown and 1/2 mile from the Roeder Home.

Hotel Bellwether – Stay in luxury, wake up and go for a walk around the marina or enjoy some fine seafood dining.

The Chrysalis Inn and Spa – Also swanky, right on the waterfront; perfect for a stroll along the bay towards downtown or Fairhaven. Also right next to the train tracks, so there will be some noise.

Fairhaven Village Inn – Downtown Fairhaven is a nice place to be! This is where the cruise ships stop, so it’s a tourist’s dream. Lots of food, shopping, and of course Village Books.

Fortunately, in recent years I think all of the truly sketchy hotels in Bellingham have been torn down. RIP Aloha Inn, you will forever live on in our hearts, or in some less savory organs. Some areas with lots of lodging options:

Samish Way – Near the college. Some lower-cost, older hotels here. Be sure to check out the Sehome Arboretum!

Lakeway Dr. – Commercial strip. Easy access to downtown, right next to Fred Meyer if you need to pick up sunscreen or a snack. Can be a little sketchy for walking at night, perhaps.

Meridian St. – The most commercial of commercial strips. Probably the worst traffic in Bellingham, especially on Canadian holidays. Unpleasant to walk anywhere in the vicinity, but if you’ve got a car it’s not too bad.

Bakerview/Airport area – All the hotels here are relatively new. Not great for walking, but a bit out of the fray that is Meridian St. This is close to Ben and Cynthia’s house.

Having issues getting a hotel but need a place to crash? Let us know, we may have a spot for you on a couch or portable mattress, or in a hotel room!


Need to get to Bellingham from Sea-Tac? Check out these options:

Bellair Airporter Shuttle – Simple, reasonably priced, shuttles are usually quite comfortable and nice. Convenient pickup/dropoff at SeaTac Airport, and stops at 2 locations in Bellingham.

Sound Transit – Link Light Rail – This will get you from Sea-Tac Airport to Seattle, where you can catch a bus or train up to Bellingham.

Amtrak Cascades – If the timing works out, this is a lovely way to get from Seattle to Bellingham! Take the light rail from the airport to the International District/Chinatown Station stop, walk down the hill to King St. Station, and board the Amtrak train!

FlixBus – Buses from SeaTac Airport or downtown Seattle to Bellingham. Buses leaving from Seattle can be connected to via light rail from the airport.

Within Bellingham: WTA is our local bus service. Good connections to most areas with hotels in town. Costs $1 per ride, so be sure to have some quarters or bills handy.

Uber, Lyft, and local taxis are also an option. Please let us know if you need a ride anywhere, we’re happy to pick you up if we’re able!