About The Heliotrope
We've transformed a 1950’s motel into a modern Pacific Northwest headquarters for hospitality, relaxation, and recreation. The owners - artists and designers, entrepreneurs, educators, parents, avid adventurers, and community contributors - are locals who care about this unique northwest corner and your experience here. We offer guests genuine care, thoughtfully designed comfort, and informed staff to help you enjoy all the region has to offer. Located less than a mile from Bellingham's downtown core, The Heliotrope Hotel is a haven at the heart of things to settle in after you've gone out. The Heliotrope is a one-of-a-kind hotel, offering a sense of place unique to our region, setting it apart from the lack of individuality of larger hotel chains. We're excited to share this Pacific Northwest place and space with you.
About the Heliotrope Hotel name:
- Heliotrope is a Greek word, meaning “turn toward the sun”. Most rooms at the hotel are south-facing, bathing them in natural light.
- The mountain heliotrope is a Pacific Northwest native flower in the valerian family, which has been used for centuries to assist with sleep, relaxation and easing anxiety - all of which our hotel hopes to do!
- Heliotrope Ridge is a popular Whatcom hiking trail synonymous with adventure, taking hikers to the edge of the Coleman Glacier and climbers on to the summit of Mt. Baker.
The Heliotrope Hotel offers a light-filled home base to rest and relax, and enthusiastically and knowledgeably supports visitors’ local excursions and explorations!