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Bird Rock Hotel

2.0 of 5 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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Lake Stevens, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night with a friend. Staff were courteous and really enjoyed being able to use the bikes to tour the area. The hotel is within walking distance to the ferry and shops. The pool was a bit further than I realized when booking the hotel. I was under the impression it was at a neighbor hotel next door or... More 

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

Hi Amy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a sweet review about us. We are so happy, you had a great time. Our sister hotel, the Earthbox Inn & Spa, with the pool, sauna, hot tub and exercise room is just two blocks from us. Let's make sure to give you better directions next time.... More 

Monroe, Washington
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Understand that the rooms are very small. The windows are on busy streets and the breakfast is no better than going to a local Starbucks for a biscuit and some fruit and you will have this place. I can get the same "continental breakfast at a La Quinta". The breakfast consisted of a biscuit, fresh fruit and hard boiled eggs... More 

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

Hi Bco2rgr, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are so glad you loved our customer service and quite sad our place did not live up to your expectations. We serve what we call a gourmet continental breakfast. The gourmet part being the scones we bake fresh every morning, the local,... More 

ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting San Juan Island for the first time and debated for weeks about where to stay. We definitely made the right choice with Bird Rock Hotel! We can't say enough about how friendly and helpful the staff was. We were notified on the day of our arrival that the whale watching tour we had scheduled for the next... More 

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

Hi Emom, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about us. We loved having you and can't wait for your next visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Woking
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I spent one night at this excellent, charming hotel in Friday Harbor, the night before a Kayaking trip. Coming from Europe it was like being at home, and the rooms were cosy, comfy and well decorated. Breakfast was the healthiest thing I ate all week, free WIFI a bonus and very centrally located.

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

Hi Fuzzybearuk, From one Euro to another I agree, the Bird Rock feels like home. We are so happy you guys had a great time. We gotta pack you a lunch next time, so our breakfast isn't the only healthy thing you eat all day;) Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Friday Harbor, Washington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I love this place. It is the first place we stayed in Friday Harbor before we bought our house. The service was wonderful. The people were colorful. The rooms were simple, clean lined, perfection. We had a Bedroom with a little livingroom with a couch and deck. It was just what we needed. They knew all the good restaurants to... More 

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

Hi Neighbor, You just made our day. We love to be called "gorgeous". Have you even seen us after the remodel? You have to stop by for cookies and lemonade one of these days. And when the folks come to visit, you know where to send them. Thank you, iMotoHanks. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Idaho Falls, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

As a gift to our daughter graduating from college, our family arranged an all-inclusive kayak adventure in the San Juan Islands. We needed a place to stay before and after the kayak trip so we chose the Bird Rock Hotel. We were very pleased with our choice. This hotel was clean, the staff was friendly & helpful & it is... More 

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

Hi Martha, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about us. Thank you for your visit. We loved having you. Come back soon. We'll have the scones waiting for you :) Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Sonoma County, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My cousin and I stayed in the Salt Spring Suite and really liked the private entrance and roomy floor plan. We did not experience the noise mentioned in other reviews, We had a couple of minor issues when we first arrived and were amazed by Tory's understanding and prompt attention. He and Brandon made sure all issues were resolved to... More 

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

Hi Kathie, Thank you so much for your praise. You just made our day. We will take your helpful suggestions into account and can't wait to have you come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Morgan Hill, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Hip urban trendy boutique hotel located just off the center of town and close to everything. 1-2 minute walk to the ferry terminal, downtown, restaurants. Nicely furnished, modern and all the amenities including Wi-Fi (included). The only con would be the noise. The hotel discloses on its web site that "downtown" is noisy-we did not experience that. What it does... More 

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

Hi Kevin, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are so happy you liked our place and had a good time. Yup, it is noisy at times around our little hotel. As you said, we mention that fact on our website, in our confirmation letter, on the phone, in our in-room... More 

Cave City
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Historic building turned into hotel so each room is unique. Don't go here if you are looking for a cookie cutter experience. It is right in the heart of Friday Harbor....walking distance to everything in town. A little noisy...they provide earplugs in each bedroom. It is right along the street so you get a lot of truck and vendor noise... More 

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

Hi Kathleen, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. The Bird Rock has actually always been a hotel. It opened in 1893 as the Tourist Hotel, the first hotel on the island with indoor plumbing. Why the funky layout? Don't know! Maybe the owners of the Tourist Hotel back then didn't like cookie cutter... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a nice Boutique hotel in Friday Harbor, just blocks from the ferry terminal. It worked out perfectly for our short stay on the island. We had a King Suite on 3rd floor with a nice balcony with harbor view. The suite was nicely appointed and the bed/pillows comfortable. It is right in town so there should be no... More 

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

Hi CO719_Traveler, Thank you so much for your visit and your nice review. We are so happy you had a great time. Come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

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Address: 35 First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Bird Rock Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Bird Rock Hotel Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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#2 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
#3 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor

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