From historic to modern luxe and magical, cool properties for Bellingham, Redmond and Tacoma
written by Jacques Derning
While the pandemic was in full swing and hotels were vacant, the industry was still racing to meet growing demand among travelers. In Washington, that trend played out across the state including with these three charming properties.
Hotel Leo, a modern makeover of the historic Leopold Hotel (1883) in downtown Bellingham, is a sophisticated addition to the Bellingham lodging portfolio, with Amendment 21 Bar and Fare offering salads made local produce, soups and creative renditions of burgers, sliders and sandwiches.
Archer Hotel Redmond has a cool luxury vibe near the open-air Redmond Town Center. Rooms have a chic and calming palette, down duvets and turn-down treats at night.
In April of 2019, McMenamins finished restoring the 1916 Elks Club and created its latest magical property—McMenamins Elks Temple in Tacoma. The original building was designed by É. Frère Champney, a graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. This McMenamins property is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.