La Quinta now open in northern Bellingham

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 14, 2014 

Lenore Martinez, assistant executive housekeeper at La Quinta Inns and Suites, dusts off a mirror and puts finishing touches on a room before the grand opening Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. The new La Quinta Inn and Suites is located at 1063 W Bakerview Rd next to the Fred Meyer shopping center.

DANNY MILLER — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD Buy Photo

BELLINGHAM - La Quinta Inn & Suites has become the latest to add hotel rooms to the northern part of the city.

The hotel at 1063 W. Bakerview Road, near the Fred Meyer retail center, officially opened on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and had a grand opening on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

It has 81 rooms, meeting space for 75 people, a business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool and a hot tub. It also has a breakfast area.

This particular La Quinta has a toned-down look with a brown-and-turquoise interior color scheme, said General Manager Tina Strode. It's geared toward business travelers and families, as well as Canadian travelers.

It's the second among several hotels recently completed in that area. In October, Marriott opened a 122-unit SpringHill Suites at 4040 Northwest Ave. and will soon begin construction on the 83-unit TownPlace Suites next to it.

Hilton has submitted building permits to build a 106-room extended-stay hotel across the street from the SpringHill Suites, and Holiday Inn is expected to start construction in March on a 150-room hotel near Bellingham International Airport.

Also, a 99-room Oxford Suites is planned for a property near Barnes & Noble.

The four-story La Quinta in Bellingham has a variety of other features, including flat-screen televisions, microwaves and refrigerators in the rooms. According to its website lq.com, room rates at the Bellingham hotel vary from about $80 to $120 per night.

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