Hotel Leo

Lovingly restored historic hotel in the heart of downtown Bellingham.

The original Leopold was built in 1929 as Bellingham’s grand hotel and the city’s social center. After a meticulous restoration, the Hotel Leo inhabits the Leopold with an elegant mashup of classic and modern. This boutique hotel celebrates its deep connection to a glamorous past while charging ahead with modern comfort. Stay in style at Hotel Leo, visit the Prohibition-era Amendment 21 Bar + Fare, dance in the grand Crystal Ballroom, have a late-night drink while playing pool in the Library, and enjoy walking to nearby restaurants, shops, and waterfront parks.

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A Pacific Northwest gem where hospitality comes naturally.  

What it's like

Modern design meets classic coziness at Hotel Leo. Wind around this beautiful boutique, and your imagination just might run wild. From the historic lobby to the hidden theater and comfortable library, there are ample spaces and places for you to meet, work and play. Indeed, Hotel Leo is uniquely Bellingham: in the center of downtown, it’s your ideal base for exploring all the PNW offers. With its unique setup combining modern hotel rooms in the south wing, and apartment residences and extended stays in the 1920s-era tower, Hotel Leo offers a welcoming and lively community of guests and tenants sharing the elegant common areas, all with the backdrop of charming downtown Bellingham.

Independent spirit

An historic destination hotel with a refreshingly modern vision.

Small touches

Each room contains a flourish of beautiful yet functional features. In-room amenities include Bluetooth speaker, flat screen TV's, built-in writing desk, locally-sourced art and furniture, and French press with locally roasted Tony’s Coffee. Bed and bath feature king size beds, closet, Mascioni luxury Italian linens, towels and robes and Down Inc. down comforters. Studio kitchenettes are equipped with microwave, mini-fridge, sink, and dishware. Grand One Bedrooms include the above plus a fully appointed kitchen with two burner induction cooktop, Le Cruset cookware, place settings for four, bar seating, and separate living area with American Leather pullout queen size sleeper sofa. Similar to Grands, Grand Full Kitchens offer the same with stove and oven. Historic rooms feature French press, microwave, flat screen TV, Bluetooth speaker, queen size bed with Mascioni linens and compact historic tiled bathrooms.

Eat and drink

At Hotel Leo, you're in the Heart of Bellingham. Outside their welcoming front door is the best of small town meets big city. You can walk to ten local breweries/cideries/distilleries, enjoy fine or casual dining or discover craft cocktails with locally foraged infusions. Whether your drink of choice is a cider, cocktails, coffee or kombucha, there’s something nearby that you’ll enjoy. Bellingham boasts world-class dining and unique and surprising local spots, specializing in authentic PNW fare, all just a short walk away. In need of a recommendation? Simply ask friendly staff for a curated guide to the best of Bellingham, from parks to pubs. On the other hand, why go out? Amendment 21 Bar + Fare, Hotel Leo’s Prohibition-era bar, is in the upper lobby serving locally inspired cocktails, beers, ciders, and fare in its elegant barroom or anywhere you might be in this beautiful and expansive hotel.

And more

Hotel Leo is pet friendly: Staff will supply food and water dishes, a rug to put your four-legged family member on, waste bags, a package of grain free Mud Bay treats.
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Rooms & Rates

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Hotel Leo is located in Bellingham's Central Business District. It's a walkable location for people looking to take advantage of all Bellingham has to offer.  The hotel is less than one mile from Western Washington University's campus. 
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Guest Services

Eat & Drink

  • Amendment 21 (drinks and small plates served Tuesday - Saturday)

Fitness & Recreation

  • Fitness center
  • Billiards
  • Shuffleboard

In-room amenities

  • Hairdryer
  • Work desk
  • Flat-screen TV 
  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Air conditioning (select rooms only)
  • Radiator heating (select rooms only)

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

Seeking a location for your unforgettable occasion? Hotel Leo’s Crystal Ballroom, Chandelier Room, and Rose Room have been the site of parties, art events, weddings, proms, and community gatherings for over 90 years.

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