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BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn

151 E McLeod Road, Bellingham, WA 98226-5520
Phone: 360/647-1912   |   Fax: 360/671-3878   |   90 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM   |   Check In: 3:00 PM   |   Online Reservations

Choose this luxurious, yet affordable Bellingham hotel and delight in a charming atmosphere and being near Bellis Fair Mall and the Canadian border.

Boasting superior accommodations, you'll feel more than at home at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn. The beautifully decorated and spacious rooms at this pet-friendly Washington hotel offer cable television with HBO® on a 32-inch flat screen television, free wireless Internet, a microwave, a refrigerator, a desk and more. Get the perfect start to each day with a complimentary full breakfast.

On the banks of Baker Creek, serenity awaits at the outdoor heated seasonal pool surrounded by lush greenery. If you're looking to relax, a soothing glass-enclosed hot tub allows you to unwind while taking in the stunning scenery. Additionally, our property offers a 24-hour exercise facility, guest laundry, a 24-hour business center and much more.

Bellingham is known for its stunning landscape, sparkling lakes, invigorating recreational activities and short drive to Mt. Baker Ski Area and Canada. BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn puts you in the center of it all. Make your trip especially memorable by partaking in the area's whale watching tours or visiting the nearby San Jaun Islands.

Treat yourself to some retail therapy during your stay - Bellis Fair Mall is adjacent to this Bellingham hotel. If you're looking for a convenient and delightful meal, there are five restaurants within walking distance. Many guests also stay for the area's events, including the Ski to Sea Race, Northwest Washington Fair and Whatcom Soccer Association tournaments.

Those traveling for work will be near many of the area's corporate locations, including Western Washington University, British Petroleum, Conoco Phillips, Peace Health, St. Joe's Hospital and more. Just a few minutes from Bellingham International Airport, you'll also be sure to travel with ease.

For a memorable time in Bellingham, reserve a stay at BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn today!

Hot tub closed for renovations until September 30, 2014. Heated pool will remain open.

 

Hotel Amenities & Services

  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full breakfast, Includes assorted fresh breads, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, sausages, waffles, hot oatmeal, fresh fruit, cold cereals, hard boiled eggs, juices, coffee and teas. A small selection of gluten-free items available upon request.
  • Airport car 24 hours
  • Outdoor pool Heated Seasonal
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting facilities
  • Fax service, small fee may apply
  • Business center 24-hours
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy machine
  • Dataports
  • Interior corridor
  • Laundromat
  • Late check out based upon availability.
  • Cable or satellite television
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Printer available
  • Computer modem hookups
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Conference facilities
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Universal gym
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Guest laundry
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual staff, Deutsch, French and Spanish
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Express check out
  • Fax machine
  • Conference services
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Equipment rental
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor parking outdoor self parking
  • Truck/RV parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Car charging station

BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn

Take advantage of the savings and fun with these 2 package deals available at the best western plus heritage inn in Bellingham.

Fun & Entertainment Packages

Sleep and Fly Package 1 Night

Flying out for a relaxing weekend or a long business trip? We have made it easier and more economical with our Sleep and Fly Package. Our Sleep and Fly Package includes parking for up to 10 days ($5 per day beyond 10 days) and complimentary 24/7 shuttle transportation to and from the airport. During your stay you will enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi and an indoor hot tub. Print out your boarding pass before you go in our business center. Whether it is for business or pleasure, let us help take the worry out of getting to the airport on time and start your trip off right!

Reserve Package

Tired Shopper Package 1 Night

Stay with the BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn on your next shopping trip to Bellingham! With prime shopping just steps away, the Heritage Inn is the perfect location for your next shopping adventure. Our Tired Shopper Package includes a Bellis Fair Mall reusable shopping bag stuffed with shopping goodies and coupons for every Tired Shopper guest and your choice of either a gift certificate good for a manicure and pedicure at Beauty Nails located in the Bellis Fair Mall or an American Express gift card that can be used anywhere American Express is accepted. Additional gift certificates can be purchased through the Heritage Inn.

Reserve Package

BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn

Conveniently located, the best western plus heritage inn in Bellingham, Washington is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 48.783355  /  Latitude: -122.483885

 

Driving Directions to Hotel

 

From: Northbound Interstate 5. Take Meridian exit (Exit 256A) North to Telegraph Road and turn right, go 0.10 miles. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn is on the right.

From: Southbound Interstate 5. Take Guide Meridian Exit 256. Turn left on to McLeod Road. Turn left at light on to Guide Meridian. Turn right at Telegraph Road. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn is approximately 0.10 miles down on the righthand side.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Bellingham Bay

As you explore the lengths of the Puget Sound, discover the Bellingham Bay. A popular waterway in Bellingham, the Bellingham Bay off the Salish Sea. Named for Sir William Bellingham, the Bellingham Bay features stunning views of Mount Baker. You'll find major Bellingham attractions on the shores of Bellingham Bay on your visit. 

Check out the Larrabee State Park, Teddy Bear Cove, or Woodstock Farm – all three of which reside near the southern area of Bellingham Bay. As you travel a bit to the north, discover Western Washington University, Sehome Hill Arboretum, and the Boulevard Park – all three yielding excellent views of Bellingham Bay. Just off of I-5 near the northern crest of Bellingham Bay is Bellingham Golf and Country Club. 

Bellingham Cruise Terminal

As you embark on your next trek through the Puget Sound region of Washington, be sure to plan for some time in Bellingham. When you adventure plans involve a cruise – ideal in summer – be sure to head for the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Built in 1989, the Bellingham Cruise Terminal is located within the Historic Fairhaven District. It is more commonly known as the BCT. 

Travelers enjoying road trips along the Alaska Marine Highway System often make stops at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal to stretch legs, rest weary eyes, re-fuel, and enjoy snacks or meals from nearby restaurants. You'll find seasonal ferries and boat charters at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal yielding access to the San Juan Islands

Bellingham International Airport

Located in Whatcom County, Bellingham International Airport (BLI) is a public airpark serving the city of Bellingham, and other communities in the Puget Sound. BIL features one terminal and runway, and is served by major airlines like Alaska, Allegiant, and Frontier.

BIL is also home to the Washington Air National Guard and the 262nd Combat Communications Squadron. Along with general aviation, BIL features the Northwest Sky Ferry and San Juan Airlines.

Bellingham Railway Museum

The Bellingham Railway Museum began in 2003 when a group of railroad enthusiasts set up a G gauge display in the American Museum of Radio and Electricity. The Museum relocated to the downtown Bellingham Parkade location a year later.

Take a tour of of the museum to learn about the history and heritage of the railroads.

Stroll through the museum to see the railroad lantern exhibit, the Centennial exhibit, the train simulator, the Lionel and tinplate trains and the 1/2 inch scale lumber models.

The impressive G scale layout is the museum's largest. With smoke and sounds, it's a delightful display. Check into a comfortable Best Western guest room while visiting the Washington Cascades.

Bellis Fair Mall

Opened in 1988, Bellis Fair Mall is one of the largest shopping centers in all of Bellingham. On your next trek across northern Washington and the Puget Sound, make a stop at Bellis Fair Mall and enjoy a mini shopping spree. You'll find all of the major stores at Bellis Fair like Macy's, and J.C. Penney. 

As you explore Bellis Fair Mall, be sure to take in a movie at Bellis Fair Cinemas, check out any of the tasty food selections, and let the kids roam around at the Children's Play Area. Many people enjoy the Red Robin, while Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar is a great spot to watch as game if the family is shopping away. 

Fairhaven

Plan your next trip into Bellingham and enjoy the sites of the Puget Sound area and northern Washington. No matter the time of year you visit, plan on exploring Fairhaven. A popular historic, tourist, shopping, and dining district just inland of Bellingham Bay, Fairhaven is overseen by the Historic Fairhaven Association, a non-profit. 

There's enough to see and do at Fairhaven to keep you occupied all day. You can check out the Artwood Gallery, the Fairhaven Antique Mall, or the Fairhaven Rug Gallery. Check out the San Juan Cruises if you wanted to try a whale watching trip, the Japanese Gardens Coffeehouse is popular, and the Community Boating Center is the place for kayak rentals. 

Mount Baker Theatre

Make the most of your next stay in Bellingham and check out the Mount Baker Theatre. As you explore the Puget Sound region, you'll no doubt want to head for the Mount Baker Theatre – a top destination in Bellingham. Hosting staged performances and other events since 1927, the Mount Baker Theatre has two main components: the Walton Theatre and the Main Theatre

The Main Theatre seats 1,509 people and features a large stage which faces the balcony seats, and the main floor. The Walton Theatre is much more quaint, holding just 200 people. You'll find the Mount Baker Theatre on the NE corner of Champion Street and Commercial Street. An iconic local establishment, the Mount Baker Theatre was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Mt. Baker Ski Area

A 1,000-acre ski area, the Mt. Baker ski resort in set in the Puget Sound region of northern Washington. Just over an hour from Bellingham on State Route 542, Mt. Baker Ski Area features 31 runs – and receives roughly 641 inches of annual snowfall.

Mt. Baker visitors are welcome to the White Salmon Base Area and Heather Meadows Base Area. With a top elevation of 5,089 feet, and a vertical drop of 1,589 feet, Mt. Baker is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – November through April.

Oyster Dome Trail

The Oyster Dome Trail, located south of Bellingham, encompasses over six miles through the Chuckanuts Mountains. Hikers along this maintained trail can reach the summit of Oyster Dome, a natural landmark, after six-and-a-half miles. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains, the Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.

This Puget Sound area trail climbs an elevation of 1,900 feet, reaching an elevation of 2,025 feet at the summit. After approximately two miles of hiking, take a minute to admire the incredible views from the Samish Overlook. At the end of the day, kick up your feet in a comfortable Best Western guest room to enjoy wonderful accommodations and guest services.

Squalicum Harbor

Plan your next trip to Washington and head for Bellingham. A tremendous city with plenty to see and do near the Puget Sound, Bellingham is home to the Squalicum Harbor. Situated on the northern crest of Bellingham Bay, Squalicum Harbor is a full-service marina. You'll find more than 1,400 boats stationed at Squalicum Harbor. 

Always looking out for the environment, Squalicum Harbor is a five-star EnviroStars harbor, making it one of the most green ports in the state. As you explore Squalicum Harbor, be sure to check out some major highlights. The Squalicum Harbor Fishermen's Memorial is always popular, and Zuanich Point Park is great for summer picnics. 

Western Washington University

North Coastal Washington residents ready to purse higher education can do so, close to home. Western Washington University, is located south of downtown Bellingham, overlooking Bellingham Bay. The university was established as the New Whatcom Normal School in 1893. Throughout the years, the name changed until it reached university status in 1977. The 215-acre campus is home to more than 14,0000 students studying for undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from the many university colleges.

The College of Business and Economics, the College of Fine and Performing Arts, the College of Sciences and Technology, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Woodring College of Education are just a few of the fine colleges on campus. The WWU Vikings compete in a variety of sports, as a member of the NCAA Division II. Check out the campus and cheer on the Vikings during an exciting baseball, soccer, volleyball or basketball game. Stay close to the action in a comfortable Best Western guest room and make the most of your time along the Washington Coast.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 2 mile(s) from Downtown Bellingham
  • 6 mile(s) from Lake Padden
  • 7 mile(s) from Lake Whatcom
  • 9 mile(s) from San Juan Isle Pass Ferry
  • 10 mile(s) from Northwest Washington Fair
  • 15 mile(s) from Squalicum Lake and Lummi
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Bellis Fair Shopping Mall, 1 block from hotel

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 60 mile(s) from Vancouver, BC
  • 95 mile(s) from Seattle
  • 6 mile(s) from Western Washington University (WWU)

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 2 mile(s) from Golf Courses
  • 5 mile(s) from Silver Reef Casino
  • 8 mile(s) from Fresh and Saltwater, fishing and boating
  • 8 mile(s) from Whale Watching Tours, seasonal
  • 45 mile(s) from Mt. Baker Ski Area
  • 72 mile(s) from Whistler Blackcomb Skiing

Nearby Restaurants

  • Adjacent to Mi Mexico, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Adjacent to Thai House Restaurant, Full Service, Thai, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • Adjacent to Denny's, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.1 mile(s) from Shari's Restaurant, Full Service, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
  • 1 mile(s) from Olive Garden Italian Restaurant, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,

BEST WESTERN PLUS Heritage Inn

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Bellingham. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

March 2014

First Friday of Each Month
Art Walk Wander around Downtown Ellensburg through galleries open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

April 2014

Third Full Weekend of Each Month
April - November 2014

Thurston County Flea Market Find that unique something you have been looking for at this traditional flea market. Open Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.

May 2014

Every Saturday May - October
Farmers Market Fresh food and produce for sale on Fourth Street in Ellensburg starting at 9 a.m.

July 2014

July 25-27, 2014
Jazz in the Valley Music fills the air all throughout Downtown Ellensburg along with the smells of food and good wine. Times vary.
July 27, 2014
Whiskey Dick Triathlon A difficult triathlon involving a swim in the Columbia River. Cross the starting line at 8:30 a.m.
July 24-27, 2014
Old Settlers Picnic Come on out to Pioneer Park for this event celebrating the old ways with tours of authentic cabins, a parade, and a classic car show among the various forms of entertainment. Event times vary.
July 25-27, 2014
Pacific NW Mushroom Festival This fun festival kicks off the night of the 25th with the "Grow in the Dark 5K" and then continues through the weekend with cooking demonstrations, educational speakers, and entertainment for the kiddos. It all happens at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey. Event times vary.
Thursdays
July 10 - August 21, 2014

Uptown Summer Concert Series Enjoy music under the evening sky in Uptown Gig Harbor as local musicians play from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
July 26, 2014
Wine & Food Festival This festival will be held on the lawn of the Harbor History Museum and will feature Chef Tom Douglas. Times vary per location.

August 2014

August 1-3, 2014
Watershed at the Gorge Attend this outdoor country music festival at the Gorge Amphitheater. Times vary.
August 7-9, 2014
Arcade Fire at the Gorge Watch the indie rock band take the stage at the Gorge Amphitheater. Times vary.
August 9-10, 2014
Bruno Mars at the Gorge Visit the critically acclaimed amphitheater to see Bruno Mars. Times vary.
August 9-10, 2014
Cruisin' Kittitas and Burnouts Enjoy live music, good beer, and beautiful cars. Cars start to line up along Main Street at 8 a.m.
August 17, 2014
Downtown Sidewalk Sale Stroll through over 15 different stores open for this event in Downtown Ellensburg. Doors open at 9 a.m.
August 23, 2014
Jack Johnson at the Gorge Jack Johnson takes the stage at the Gorge Amphitheater. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.
August 29-31, 2014
Dave Matthews Dave Matthews takes the stage at the Gorge Amphitheater. The show starts at 6 p.m.
August 29 - September 1, 2014
Rodeo Weekend Enjoy a weekend full of exciting rodeo events. Events start at 11 a.m.
August 15-17, 2014
RSVP Bike Race This two-day bike ride departs from the University of Washington and heads towards Vancouver. The starting line is open from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
August 11-16, 2014
Northwest Washington Fair The Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center in Lynden hosts this family fun event full of games, music, and entertainment. Event times vary.
August 16, 2014
Everett Craft Beer Festival Downtown Everett fills with 30 different Washington breweries offering tastes of over 100 brews. The suds start flowing at noon.

September 2014

September 13, 2014
Carnivores Tour at the Gorge Visit the critically acclaimed amphitheater for this exciting musical event. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.
September 20, 2014
Paint Ellensburg Participate in the auction for artwork and unique experiences starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Sue Lombard rooms on Central Washington University campus.
September 26-27, 2014
Buskers in the Burg Ellensburg's fall festival in Historic Downtown. Event times vary.
September 29, 2014
Rascal Rodeo Watch these special athletes as they participate in rodeo events at the Bloom Pavilion. Events start at 9 a.m.
September 28, 2014
Bellingham Bay Marathon Choose one of three different lengths, marathon, half marathon, or 5K, and run along a beautiful path around Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands with mountain views.
September 28, 2014
Race for a Soldier Join in on this half-marathon through Gig Harbor and help raise awareness of PTSD in our soldiers that return home. It starts across the street from the Y at 7:45 a.m.

October 2014

October 3-5, 2014
Film Festival Films chosen from submissions across multiple genres.
October 19, 2014
Clymer Rendezvous A local fundraiser for the Clymer Museum of Art in Ellensburg. It starts at 5:30 p.m.
October 31, 2014
Downtown Trick or Treat Trick or Treat around Downtown Ellensburg from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

November 2014

November 2, 2014
Hearthstone Bazaar Join Ellensburg locals at this annual event taking place at the Hearthstone Cottage.
November 8, 2014
Yakima Symphony Orchestra Concert Listen to the beautiful music of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra at the Capitol Theatre. The music starts at 7:30 p.m.
November 9, 2014
A Grange Bazaar Enjoy the handmade crafts and other goodies at the Swauk Teanaway Grange. Doors open at 9 a.m.
November 11, 2014
Veterans Day Parade Watch in Downtown Ellensburg to watch this patriotic event. It all starts at 10 a.m.
November 21, 2014
December 12, 2014

Girl's Night Out

Get pampered and enjoy shopping around Downtown Ellensburg starting at 5 p.m.

November 21, 2014
Central Washington University Red Curtain Revue

Listen as theater students perform Broadway hits in the Milo Smith Tower Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

November 29, 2014
Moments to Remember

A local tradition where kids can meet Santa, join in scavenger hunts, and watch the parade in Downtown Ellensburg. Event times vary.

November 30, 2014
Cookies with Santa Bring the little ones to share cookies with St. Nick in Downtown Ellensburg.

December 2014

December 4-8, 2014
5 Days of Christmas Canyon River Ranch hosts five days of festivities. Event times vary.
December 5-7, 2014
Central Washington University Ware Fair Enjoy handmade crafts and trinkets along with holiday festivities at Central Washington University. Festivities start at 10 a.m.
December 5-8, 2014
Central Washington University: A Christmas Carol Theater students perform the classic Christmas play. Show times vary per day.
December 7, 2014
Kids Bird House Build at Knudson's Kids get to build and decorate a bird house at Knudson Lumber. Starts at 9 a.m.
December 7, 2014
Snowball Drop for Prices Catch your "snowball" for special prizes in Rotary Pavilion at 10 a.m.
December 7, 2014
Breakfast with Santa Visit the Children's Activity Museum so they can have breakfast with the big guy at 10 a.m.
December 8, 2014
Central Washington University Symphony Orchestra Concert Attend the McIntyre Music Building Concert Hall to listen to beautiful music for the evening. Music begins at 4 p.m.
December 11, 2014
Friend a Tree of Love Celebrate the life of a past loved one with us at the Ellensburg Public Library at 6 p.m.
December 14, 2014
Teddy Bear Tea Join Mr. and Mrs. Claus for tea at Kelleher Motor at 11 a.m.
December 17, 2014
Holidays at Improv Enjoy a dinner while listening to great comedy in Downtown Ellensburg. Show starts at 5 p.m.
December 19, 2014
Cocoa Stroll Stroll around Downtown Ellensburg and look at the Christmas decorations. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
December 21, 2014
Elves Gift Making Workshop Kids get to make and wrap gifts to take home to put under the tree. It begins at 1 p.m.
December 5-6, 2014
Winter Beer Festival Join in on one of Seattle’s favorite winter beer festivals. Venues and times vary.

June 2015

June 15 – 21, 2015
2015 U.S. Open Championship

The 2015 U.S. Open Championship will be held at the Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place near Tacoma and Lakewood.

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