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Bird Rock Hotel

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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ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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114 reviews 114 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

Hansville, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Stayed one night before a kayak trip. The hotel was close to the ferry, the rooms were extremely nice and the staff could not have been more charming. We had the Sucia Room on the third floor. The room was small but well appointed, and we had wine and played Scrabble after dinner in the courtyard. The shared bathrooms were... More

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

Hi Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so happy you had a lovely time. Thank you for your visit. We can't wait to have you come back and play soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Lethbridge, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My fiancé + I stayed at the Bird Rock and cannot say enough good things about our amazing experience there. Brandon took our bags early, let us use the bikes prior to check in, and got us an early check in..a 4 hour early check in! I was a little concerned about not having our own in room bathroom, but... More

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

Hi Meagan, Now you've done it. After a rather elaborate happy dance in our lobby after reading your review, you now have us all walking around with big grins on our faces. Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely review. Please come back soon. We can't wait. 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): $$
Number of rooms: 15
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