How noisy is the neighborhood?

Location.  Hamlet Hotel is located in the heart of the Entertainment District within the heart of the Central Business District, within the heart of Downtown Bellingham. As a result, there is traffic during the day and music at night. Young folk and young at heart folk are typically merry making as they venture from establishment to establishment in the evening hours.  There is a 15,000 student university located within a half mile of Hamlet Hotel, so you can imagine where a good share of these fun lovers end up. You might appreciate that weekend nights will be more active than others.  With all of this in mind, Hamlet Hotel features double wall construction between rooms, solid wood doors and high quality windows with Bali block-out honeycomb shades.  For light sleepers, Hamlet Hotel also provides LectroFan white noise machines and ear plugs in each suite. For super-light sleepers, please consider a mid-week visit, as our downtown core remains much quieter while still offering the plethora of food, drink, interesting activities and natural beauty only without the late night bar hoping noise! Cheers!

Does Hamlet offer elevator access?

Hamlet Hotel does not have an elevator.  The building that houses Hamlet Hotel was constructed in 1906. When they constructed the building, access was provided via a staircase which has twenty four (24) steps and hand rails along each side.        

Is there plentiful food and drink choices in the neighborhood?

 

Is parking available?

 

Great and interesting food options. Downtown Bellingham continues to experience an evolution in food and entertainment options.  There are now 13 (and counting) micro breweries and 10 tap houses in the area.  Most of these offer delicious food either via their in-house kitchen or a revolving platoon of food trucks. In addition, there are many independent restaurants, cocktail bars, distilleries and eat-on-the-go options to investigate.  Bon appetit!

There is ample metered parking on the streets ($.75/hour 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM). Evenings (>5:00 PM), and weekends are free.  Pro tip:  You can download the Pay By Phone app to avoid having to track down coins.  The city owned Commercial Street Parking Garage (1300 Commercial Street) is just $6 per full day of parking. There are also pay-to-park lots in the neighborhood as well as a limited amount of no-cost street parking within reasonable distance of Hamlet Hotel.

How do I setup the sofa-sleeper in my private Hamlet Suite?