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Bird Rock Hotel

35 First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Ranked #8 of 9 hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Richwood
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our stay here. Great location and in walking distance to everything in Friday Harbor. This hotel is very comfy and we would stay here again. Thank you to all the staff for a wonderful stay.

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

Hi Jeff and Dee, Thank you so much for your sweet review. We are so happy you had a lovely time and can't wait for you to come visit us again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just finished a two night stay with my two children (12 & 14) in the Whidbey Room at the Bird Rock. Great modern decor, friendly staff, nice breakfast and just a great vibe overall. Not sure I understand the reviews about the street noise...it wasn't bad at all. I would highly recommend this neat little hotel.

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

Hi Imack37, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We loved having you and your kids. Please come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We just returned from our third stay at Bird Rock, and it was just a chic & enjoyable as the first & second! We were celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary this past weekend and choose to stay in the Lopez Suite. As usual, we were greeted with fresh cookies & refreshing lemonade, and a friendly, helpful staff. What was truly... More

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

Hi Kelly, Your awesome review just incurred a rather elaborate happy dance in our lobby! Thank you so much! You totally made our day! And we'll have your cookies, chocolates and lemonade ready for the anniversaries to come! We can't wait! Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Napa, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The hotel is European. We stayed in the Orca Room. Lovely room with a great bathtub. Breakfast was excellent fresh fruit salad, homemade scones, hard boiled eggs, and cereal. Location is wonderful. Easy to walk to all areas of downtown. Parking on the street is limited to 2-4 hours. After 5:00 p.m. no restriction. No parking lot, but parking is... More

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

Hi CML, Thank you so much for writing such a sweet review about us. We loved having you and can't wait to have you come visit again soon. We like being called "European", thank you:) Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Lafayette, CO
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

When you come upon the exterior, it looks a bit dated, like an old harbour side hotel. But, once you step into the lobby, eating area, and individual rooms and suites, it feels like a boutique hotel. Modern decor, they supply you with cutlery and wine glasses as you need, cruiser bikes. Great outdoor patio in entry. We stayed in... More

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

Hi Joanna, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about us. We love to pleasantly surprise our guests. We are so happy you had a great time and can't wait to have you back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

pnjaban
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We are San Francisco visitors who enjoyed this hotel for two nights on a recent vacation. The Lopez Suite had a small sitting area with sink and microwave, and a small bedroom next door. Hotel provided a continental breakfast and all-day coffee. Quiet but responsive staff made the stay perfect for us. Walking distance to everything in Friday Harbor.

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

Hi Pnjaban, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review about us. Calling us "urban" and "chic" makes us feel all fancy. Thank you:) Please come visit us again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Tampa, Fl
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We recently stayed for 2 nights at the Bird Rock visiting from Florida. If you like small quirky hotels with lots of personality, you will love this place. Excellent location, fantastic staff, modern-stylish decoration, great complimentary continental breakfast (loved the scones). The room was small in size but the bed was incredibly comfortable. All in all a great stay. Will... More

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

Hi TampaDogFoodie, Your wonderful review just incurred a little happy dance in our lobby. Thanks for taking the time to write it. We loved having you and can't wait to have you back. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Bird Rock Hotel is a charming old building that has been beautifully restored into a hotel. It is conveniently located in the heart of Friday Harbor, within walking distance of everything. We stayed in the Cypress room which was cozy but had plenty of space for us. There are also some other nooks and crannies around the hotel where... More

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

Hi WinterPrincess, Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review about your stay. You just made our day. We can't wait to have you come visit and play again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

San Ramon, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Our family stayed for a mini break and it was super! We had 2 bedrooms and a fireplace, it was like home. I spent more time in my other living room (lobby) hanging out with new friends and chatting with the gal at the desk, who was just so great and helpful. She was in fact my personal assistant planning... More

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

Dear Pfamilyca, You just made out day. Thank you so much for your sweet review. We are so happy you loved your visit. You are right, our Kris is a gem. We wouldn't know what to do without her. Come visit us in your second living room again soon :) Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This gem totally surpassed our expectations this weekend. The staff was incredibly friendly, there is beautifully decor, clean and peaceful rooms, fantastic location and a great price. I'd happily go back and stay longer if i could! If you're looking for a little R&R this is the place.

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

Hi Hilary, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about us. Surpassing our guests expectations is our favorite. You made our day. Please come visit us again 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): $$
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor #4 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor #5 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bird Rock Hotel of Friday Harbor is a refreshing combination of an historic external structure and clean, modern interiors. Bird Rock Hotel’s authentic, original, old San Juan Island hotel exterior opens to an exquisitely crafted, eco-intelligent collection of stylishly modern interiors ranging from deluxe, harbor-view, king-jacuzzi suites to simple european-style sleeping rooms. ... more   less 
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