Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham


The Holiday Inn & Suites Bellingham provides event planners and business travelers effortless traveling options as it is close to the interstate and steps away from Bellingham International Airport. The new 153-room hotel is the first to launch the H4 Solution concept of Happiness, Hospitality, Home and Holiday Inn.

The hotel’s inviting design uses natural color schemes, and water and earth elements to bring the outdoors in. Natural elements can also be found in northwater, the hotel’s restaurant and bar, which features decorative wavy glass and a custom bar that looks like a stream. The restaurant is committed to sustainable practices, serves locally sourced fare and has a private dining area that can seat 24 indoors and 54 outdoors.

There is 7,800 square feet of flexible meeting space, and each of the three large rooms can be divided into two smaller ones. The 3,818 square-foot Salish Sea and the 2,168 square-foot Chuckanut Rooms are well-suited for large events and receptions. For smaller gatherings, planners have the option of the 852-square-foot Fairhaven, the 514-square-foot Boundary Bay, and a boardroom. All rooms have complimentary PA systems, Wi-Fi, white board and flip charts. Onsite catering is just as flexible.

“Our catering menus are designed to accommodate many different dietary needs. We won’t single out that one person that needs a special meal due to food sensitivities,” says Randi Axelsson, director of sales & marketing.

Rooms come in a range of configurations, and all include welcome nooks, microwaves, mini-fridges, device plugins and moveable furniture and desks. “Our hotel rooms, designed with the new H4 concept, create a home-like feel for the traveler,” says Axelsson. “The furniture is flexible and can be moved around to best satisfy the needs of the hotel guest.” Guests can unwind in the saline pool, steam room, sauna, or keep up with their exercise routine at the fitness center.

Located in the coastal town of Bellingham, the area has plenty of activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, as well as restaurants, shopping and nightlife in downtown Bellingham and the historic Fairhaven District.


Randi Axelsson, director of sales & marketing