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In this artsy university town, book comfortable apartment-like accommodations at the Hamlet Hotel which makes an ideal , central home base for on-foot explorations...
— USA TODAY 10BEST - 2018
 

Location

 Beautiful downtown bellingham.  Herald building on far right

Beautiful downtown bellingham.  Herald building on far right

Hamlet Hotel is ideally located in the entertainment district of beautiful downtown Bellingham, Washington.  Minutes walk from great food, entertainment and adventure.

  • .9 mi to Western Washington University (20 minute walk)
  • .4 mi to Mount Baker Theater (8 minute walk)
  • 5.3 mi to Bellingham International Airport (18 minute drive)
  • 4.4 mi to Whatcom Community College (12 minute drive)

Building History

 1949 Railroad avenue - world's largest christmas tree.  hamlet hotel is the two tone building on the far right

1949 Railroad avenue - world's largest christmas tree.  hamlet hotel is the two tone building on the far right

Our two-story brick building was built in 1906 during a vibrant and dynamic period of Bellingham history. The downstairs originally housed the Cottage Bar and the upstairs was the Cottage Hotel (12 sleeping units plus a community bath). Around 1950, the second floor windows were covered over and remained so for the next seven decades; the second floor denigrated to storage use. In 2017 the building underwent significant renovation that returned the second floor to modern residential living space. Approximately 90% of the original hotel walls have been retained to create our four "hamlets."

Annual Events

 Depot Market Square Downtown Bellingham, WA

Depot Market Square Downtown Bellingham, WA

A brief sampling of popular downtown events include:

  • Bellingham Beer Week (April) - a celebration of our craft beer passion
  • Downtown Bellingham Farmer's Market (April - Christmas) - Saturdays from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Ski To Sea (May) - seven race legs from Mt. Baker to Bellingham Bay
  • Downtown Art Walk (first Friday of every month)
  • Commercial Street Night Market (Friday evenings throughout summer)
  • Bellingham Festival of Music (July)
  • Downtown Sounds (July/August) - live music and beer garden every Wednesday evening
  • Bellingham Traverse (September)
 

 
"Completed January 2018 - Hamlet Hotel is comfort, style and location stirred to perfection!"