In a long, gray, gabled building rising above the waterfront between downtown and Fairhaven, the lobby is warmed by dark woods and a large fireplace, and light-filled, contemporary rooms have fireplaces and offer the cushiest accommodations in town. On sunny days you can see far across Bellingham Bay, toward the San Juan Islands and Vancouver Island. Rooms are equipped with plush down comforters, double baths, window seats, and such amenities as coffeemakers, DVD players, and iPod docks. Artwork enlivens the walls of the stellar restaurant, Keenan's at the Pier, and picture windows frame the bay. You can sample European and Pacific Northwest wines at the long back bar or dine on Mediterranean-inspired fare at white linen–clad tables. Rejuvenating facials, body wraps, and massages are offered in the tranquil spa.