Nestled between the foothills of the North Cascades and the shore of the Salish Sea, Bellingham is a one-of-a-kind city. Affectionately called “the city of subdued excitement,” Bellingham lies just 90 miles north of Seattle and 50 miles south of Vancouver, BC. People come to Bellingham for the abundant nature, outdoor adventures, and sweeping scenery from the San Juan Islands to Mt. Baker and North Cascades National Park. Bellingham is also home to Western Washington University. Savor farm to table menus, over 15 micro-breweries, family-friendly parks, a vibrant arts scene and charming historical treasures. You can get to Bellingham by car, air, train, bus, bike or foot! visit the Bellingham Tourism page for more information on how to get to Bellingham and what to do here during your stay.
Preferred 2021 Lodging Partners
We are excited to announce our preferred partner hotel for 2021 is the Hotel Leo! The Hotel Leo offers PNW style in the heart of downtown Bellingham – modern design and classic coziness with four great room styles to choose from. Enjoy their historic lobby, extensive gym, comfortable social lounge and library, and a movie theater. Located within easy walking distance of the finish line, Hotel Leo is your ideal base for exploring the best restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment Bellingham has to offer. For 15% off any night September 23-27 reserve your room using the discount code “MARATHON” or book directly using this link.
Under the same management as Hotel Leo, The Heliotrope Hotel is located at the crossroads of downtown and one of Bellingham’s most welcoming neighborhoods. The owners have transformed a vintage motel into a modern oasis for relaxation and exploration. The Heliotrope features seven different room styles, plus indoor and outdoor social spaces to invite connection and a place to gather with others for games and conversation around the fire. Stay at The Heliotrope and find your true PNW. For 15% off any night September 23 -27 reserve your room using the discount code “MARATHON.”
The following hotels have also generously set aside room blocks and are offering special discounts for participants of the Bellingham Bay Marathon:
For other options we also encourage you to visit the Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism “Places to Stay” page, a great resource for lodging. Don’t forget to check out “Things to Do” and other travel resources while you’re on the tourism website!