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Visiting Bellingham for Medical Care? Stay at The Heliotrope Hotel

Bellingham is a popular city for medical procedures due to its proximity to Vancouver and its advanced medical industry. PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is the largest employer in Bellingham, with specialists in the heart, joints, cancer, and other fields.

Patients and their families may visit Bellingham from BC just across the border or from other nearby cities, avoiding stressful and costly Seattle. When they do, they may need a warm and comforting home away from home.

Why Stay at the Heliotrope Hotel

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For Bed Rest

Outpatient procedures often require time to rest and recover. Only 5 minutes away from St. Joseph hospital, The Heliotrope is an accessible place to relax and take a break for as long as needed before heading home. All rooms are equipped with high speed Wi-Fi and an HDTV so you can access low energy activities to keep you occupied. Select a room with a mini fridge and a microwave to take it easy and recuperate from your procedure in comfort.

Best of all, your pet is invited, too! Bring your best friend to stay by your side, and save yourself the trouble of finding a sitter.

For Families

When loved ones have overnight hospital stays, everyone wants to stay nearby. The Heliotrope can accommodate families of all sizes in one or multiple rooms. Sofa beds and high quality air beds are available to keep everyone together.

For large families, The Twin Sisters rooms are two separate but interconnected spaces. Your choice of pet-friendly rooms is also available. For an extended stay, the Cascades Room is equipped with a full kitchen. Browse to see which room is right for your family.


Housekeeping is available on demand, but we know our visitors value their privacy. Your room is your own personal space for as long as you stay.


A flexible check-in and check-out process means you can keep your mind on your needs. All guests are supplied with door codes and WiFi passwords via email to facilitate late-night arrival. Helpful, friendly staff with plenty of local knowledge go out of their way to meet your needs.

Rooms are equipped with shampoo, towels, and plenty of blankets. If you need a toothbrush, snacks, or anything else, there is a quality convenience store directly across the street.

Plus, each room is on the ground floor. Park your car near your door and step inside.


The Heliotrope is just a 5-minute drive from the hospital, 5 minutes from the freeway, 10 minutes away from the Bellingham International Airport, and 45 minutes south of the Canadian border. Easy!


In a quiet part of town, the Heliotrope Hotel has a beautiful garden and gathering spaces both indoors and out. The fire pit is open rain or shine, and a local selection of tea and coffee brews is available inside. Elizabeth Park is just two blocks away, a tree-lined stroll to aid in your recuperation. The Heliotrope offers a hospitable oasis within walking distance of downtown Bellingham.

Come stay with us during the week for special mid-week deals!

Dylan Green