Heliotrope Hotel

A vintage motel turned modern oasis.

Located less than a mile from downtown Bellingham, Heliotrope Hotel serves as a haven at the heart of the city. This boutique hotel, transformed from a 1950s motel, now exudes modernity, style, and inspiration. Owned by artistic locals, the Heliotrope was conceived by individuals who are deeply passionate about this unique Pacific Northwest corner and the experiences guests will enjoy there. The hotel offers genuine care, thoughtfully designed comfort, and knowledgeable staff to help guests fully appreciate all that the region has to offer.

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Your Pacific Northwest headquarters for hospitality, relaxation, and recreation.

What it's like

As you explore the inviting spaces of this unique boutique, you'll grasp why it's named after the Greek word for "turn toward the sun." Bathed in light and brimming with artistic inspiration, Heliotrope Hotel is the epitome of the Pacific Northwest experience. Take your time to admire the local art on display, the meticulous craftsmanship, and the meticulous attention to every design detail. You'll be awestruck by how each room uniquely embodies the essence of the Pacific Northwest's place and space. Bring along your pets, bikes, skis, work (if you must), and your sense of adventure.

Independent spirit

Come as you are, depart even better. 

Small touches

Inspiration fills every corner. Your guest room may feature original art by local artists, along with a beautifully crafted bed and cabinetry custom-built by Smith & Vallee Woodworks. Heliotrope offers several different room layouts, providing variety in your experience. Rooms also include flat-screen TVs, complimentary high-speed WiFi, refrigerators, hand-hewn tree coat racks, and USB charging outlets beside your bed. Traveling with your furry friends? Heliotrope welcomes well-mannered, friendly pups in designated rooms. For a community feel, the common spaces are perfect for learning and relaxing. The Hub is Heliotrope's information center and public space, where the friendly staff are ready to meet your needs, answer questions, and share ideas. You'll enjoy relaxing in The Yard, the property's outdoor space, ideal for picnics, lawn games, campfires, and more.

Eat and drink

Bellingham offers an abundance of choices for food and drinks. Discover various restaurants, bars, cafes, breweries, and more to suit every taste. Heliotrope's accommodating staff is always ready to provide personalized recommendations for the ideal spot to enjoy breakfast, savor a beer on tap, relish the perfect latte, and much more.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located in Downtown Bellingham.

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Guest Services

Eat & Drink

  • Complimentary coffee and tea provided daily in The Hub

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fire pit
  • Lawn games
  • Bike storage
  • Bike washing area

In-room amenities

  • Hairdryer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Mini fridge
  • USB charging outlets
  • Air conditioning

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty charge of one night's room and tax.
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Meetings + Events

Heliotrope Hotel serves as the ideal outdoor wedding venue, catering to both intimate settings and lavish celebrations. Whether you're planning an elopement or a full property buyout, the Heliotrope will transform your happily-ever-after dreams into reality. Additionally, the property is well-suited for a variety of other occasions. In particular, The Yard is a perfect spot for hosting small gatherings, parties, and weddings. To learn more, click here.

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