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Bird Rock Hotel

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35 First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Memphis, Tennessee
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129 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel in the heart of friday harbor. Excellent location & modern furnishings. We stayed in the Patos room - a corner unit with lots of light & patio access. One shared wall with a neighboring room & some noise from the bar across the street when you had the window open but no complaints. This is a room with... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Cat_9079, Thank you for your lovely review. Yes, our European style rooms are an unbeatable value in the Summer on the island. We are so happy you enjoyed our stay. Come back soon! Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Los Angeles, CA
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed two separate nights at Bird Rock Hotel before and after a multi-day kayak tour. I really enjoyed the location of this property and its close proximity to the ferry, Spring Street, grocery store, restaurants and kayak shop. If you need an early and hearty breakfast, the Hungry Clam located just atop the ferry holding lanes opens at 5am... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Luv2Kayak, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice, thorough review about us. We are pleased you had a great time and can't wait for you to come back. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful stay. We were in Matia--a room with a shared bathroom, which I was initially nervous about, but it was perfect. The service was really good: friendly, helpful staff (though they could use a bell at the front desk), and snacks out in the afternoons.

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sabrina, Thank you for your visit. We are so happy you liked it here. We hope you come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our own private hot tub!! A fireplace! Most importantly, a cloud-like bed and huge roomy shower. We got cozy on the sofa and watched some tv, before a night time dip under the stars. Every detail is perfect. Ceiling fans, a refrigerator, microwave, and primo coffee. Breakfast was way better than anywhere else I've stayed. No packaged Costco muffins here.... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Steveocraig, Thank you so much for your visit and your marvelous review. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Parker, Colorado
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super clean and friendly spot right off the ferry in Friday harbor. We had a room with a nice shared deck and a shared bathroom. The concept of sharing was a bit of challenger for me u til I saw how easy it was. I would stay here again. While I didn't mind sharing I might look at a room... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Travelsal0t1, Thank you for your visit and your lovely review. Sharing our two roomy bathrooms with three other parties is just like staying at a relative's house and such an amazing deal on the island in the summer. But you should come back and treat yourself to a luxury suite with a two person jetted tub and a custom... More 

Durango, CO
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bird Rock Hotel is a lovely place to stay- convenient to downtown and the harbor, but it was the employees that made it perfect. Every person that we met who works at both at the Bird Rock and it's sister hotel the Earthbox (you get to use their spa & pool facilities) made our stay AWESOME. A special shout... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Mark, You just made our day! Thank you so much for your visit and appreciating what we do. Please come back soon! Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Pacifica, California
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18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of six rented three rooms for four days at the Bird Rock. My room was the Marrowstone Suite which was the least desirable of the three. It had a private Court Yard with a hot tub and was next to the lobby which was convenient. No warning could prepare you for the intense early morning noise from large... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Oceanplayer, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. Your honest feedback is appreciated and heard. Thank you for visiting us. Please come back and maybe check out our sister hotel, the Earthbox Inn & Spa, for an experience with less street noise. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Denver, Colorado
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291 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in two different rooms over the weekend and enjoyed both very much. Check-in was a breeze, with very nice reception folks. The 1B Suite with its cute saloon doored separate building entrance was perfect for me and 2 kids. Minor niggle was that the tub sometimes drips and one child said the pull-out sofa bed was not comfy. Interestingly,... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi ItchyfeetRTW, Thank you so much for your lovely review! The individual cookie consumption of our wonderful guests is strictly confidential, don't worry! Please come back soon. We loved having you! Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Roseville, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is very clean, the people are friendly and helpful. The room was very nice with a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, small fridge, microwave and a very, very comfortable bed. and the location makes it easy to get around. You are right in town giving you easy access to the harbor, restaurants, bars, movie theater and all the... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Joseph, Thank you so much for your visit and writing about your stay. We loved having you and can't wait for you to come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Pasco, Washington
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was our second visit to the Bird Rock, and we still love this place. The decor is modern, clean, and simple. The furnishings are very comfortable. The staff is exceptional: they will help you carry your bags upstairs, recommend restaurants, and take your picture with the sign at the entrance. The breakfast is healthy and delicious, and lemonade and... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Leah, Thank you so much for visiting us again, having fun and writing such a sweet review about us. You made our day. We can't wait to have you back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

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