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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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Pasco, Washington
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Dallas, TX
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family rented a two bedroom, one bath suite on the first floor of the Bird Rock - the rooms were nice, modern, immaculate with a huge tub/shower - the crazy good thing about the shower is that two shower heads hit you both front and back at the same time. Excellent water pressure and you get done twice as... More 

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

Hi TexasTrippin, Thank you so much for your visit and taking the time to write a review about us. It makes us happy to know you loved your room & shower and our yummy scones. We are so sorry about the parking and the noise. There is no business street parking to be had in Friday Harbor - we tried.... More 

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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff is very friendly and helpful. They made us feel welcome right away. The place is like a home with rooms. Bathrooms are on the second floor. You are in the heart of the town and very close to the bar where loud music plays late into the night. The hotel provides earplugs but I didn't use them. The... More 

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

Hi Ashley, Thank you so much for loving our place as much as we do. We can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel on our anniversary trip and were pleasantly surprised by it's charm. We rented the main level suite with a private patio and hot tub. The room and hot tub were clean. The only downside to this hotel is it is loud at night and there's no AC. We slept with earplugs both nights and had... More 

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

Hi NB24, Thank you so much for spending your anniversary with us. We loved having you! Sorry about the heat wave and thanks for reminding us that it is time to talk to our neighbors again about keeping it down at night. Please come visit us again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This past 4th of July weekend, my family and I traveled to Friday Harbor for the first time and we stayed at the Bird Rock thanks to a friend's recommendation. We took an early morning ferry to beat the mad dash to the islands. Naturally, the rooms were not ready when we arrived but the front staff treated us to... More 

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

Hi Eltraveller2014, Thank you for making our day with your lovely review! We loved having you. We'll keep the suggestion of more savory items for breakfast in mind, will clarify the parking with our sister property and will welcome you back warmly anytime. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Servie Manager More 

Davidson, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bird Rock Hotel was everything we expected plus more. An absolutely wonderful experience from check in, to our suite, cleanliness, breakfast, bikes, staff and the location is perfect for walking around town. I will definitely return to this hotel next time at the San Juan Islands!

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

Hi 3hams, Thank you so much for your visit and loving our little place as much as we do. We can't wait to have you come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Pensacola
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great hotel, great location, great people. Spent night here in Shaw room before beginning a 3-day kayak trip of San Juan Islands. Everyone very nice and helpful - small, cozy room. One caveat - in summer this room can be warm as no a/c and not a lot of air flow. Otherwise lovely stay. Took free bikes out for a... More 

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

Hi PcolaNative, Thank you for your lovely review. Thank you for your visit. We can't wait to have you come back. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

West Yellowstone, Montana
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had a king jacuzzi suite (Lopez Suite) in the heart of Friday Harbor. Separate sitting room with large TV and TV in bedroom. Kitchenette. Only one block to the Main Street of this adorable town with no traffic lights. Hotel has extended continental breakfast daily with amazing freshly baked scones and lemonade and freshly baked cookies in the later... More 

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

Hi Madglos, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit. We are so happy you had a great time and loved having you. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

From allowing us to check in a couple hours early to giving great advice on restaurants, the front-desk folks were always personable, helpful, and prompt. Our ground-floor suite had two comfy bedrooms cooled by high ceilings and ceiling fans. Self-serve breakfast included hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, fresh fruit salad, hot scones, toast, juice and coffee. Earplugs were thoughtfully provided to muffle... More 

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

Hi Sylvia, Being called "a real gem" is our favorite. Thank you for coming. We are so happy, you had a great time. We can't wait to have you visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Seattle
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

rooms range from delightful balconied room w bathroom down the hall to two-bedroom suites w private bath. Everything is meticulously clean; nicely furnished, free (slow) WiFi, free light breakfast and very helpful staff. Loaner bicycles available at no charge. This is our favorite place to stay for a relaxed weekend in the islands. If you have a roller bag it... More 

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

Hi Doug, Thank you so much for your visit and your wonderful review. We loved having you. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

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