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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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Rating summary
  • 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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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have stayed at the Bird Rock Hotel multiple times now, and I will never stay anywhere else. The rooms are incredibly cure and cozy, the staff is amazingly nice and accommodating (they even make fresh lemonade and cookies in the afternoon!), and the location is perfect. The farthest we had to walk to get anywhere was four blocks, but... More 

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

Hi Tailar, You just made our day! We are all walking around with big grins on our faces. Thank you so much. We love having you and don't want you to stay anywhere else either! Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights and had a wonderful time. Room was very comfortable. Complimentary breakfast nice. We had messages at the sister hotel/spa (The Earthbox) which were excellent. We definitely recommend this hotel.

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

Hi Barb, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are so excited to hear you had a great time. Come back soon! Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Spokane Valley, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon arriving at the hotel, your greeted with a warm lobby and friendly staff. Emiril and Tory where wonderful staff members and the warm cookies provided that extra welcoming touch. The hotel has a "bed and breakfast" feel, with rooms varying from a simple bed, lounge chair and dresser to rooms with all the amenities. Some rooms had no bathrooms,... More 

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

Hi Kevin, Thank you so much! We love to be called "wonderful", "warm", and "welcoming"! Thank you for visiting us. We can't wait for you to come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Edmonds, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the Bird Rock! My husband and I needed to recharge our batteries and get away from the city for at least 24hrs. The San Juan room at the hotel gave us that opportunity. The room was cute and cozy, I loved the aerated tub and it was great to have the mini-kitchen in the room as well as the... 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 nice review about us. We loved having you. Please gently rub your hubbie's head from us. Back when the Bird Rock was built, over 120 years ago, folks were much smaller than we are now. Please come back soon and check out one of our suites... More 

Bodega Bay, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We made a reservation a month in advance for a late summer trip, but even then there was only one room left and it was pricey. Surprised to check into a small, airless room on the bottom floor with a door that opened out into a grocery parking lot. Five a.m. wakeup on both days we were there with trucks... More 

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

Hi Wanderway, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are so sorry you were woken up by our neighbors. We try to be very up-front about our location; its advantages and disadvantages. Bird Rock is in the heart of quaint, but busy Friday Harbor. And our neighbors sometimes forget that our... More 

Spokane Valley, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I reserved the San Juan Suite to spend a couple nights for my Birthday while in Friday Harbor. The room was beautiful and the view from that room was beautiful! We watched the sunrise propped up in bed each morning. The hotel staff was super friendly and helpful. Tory is lovely and refreshing, witty, funny and kind. He makes scones... More 

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

Hi Meghan, Thank you so much for your sweet review. We are so excited you loved your stay with us. We secretly call the San Juan our "Honeymoon Suite". It is marvelous, isn't it? We agree, our Tory is a gem. We truly wouldn't know what to do without him. Please come back soon. We can't wait to pamper you... More 

Richland, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This is our third time staying at the Brid Rock and it is still as wonderful as our first time! Reasons why we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Friday Harbor - The rooms are clean, modern and charming! The hotel is close to the ferry, shopping and dining - perfect after exploring the Island all day long! Waking up to... More 

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

Hi Nancy, Your amazing review just caused a major happy dance here in the lobby! Thank you so much for coming here. We love having you and your sweet family and can't wait for the next time. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I had the opportunity to stay at The Bird Rock for a Valentine's Day treat. The rooms are each unique, well-styled, clean, and fresh. There is wonderful deck space on some rooms. This hotel is right in the heart if Friday Harbor. Delicious lemonade in the lobby and bicycles available for use. The staff is attentive, friendly, and professional. Well... More 

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

Hi AtotheMFB, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review about your stay. We loved having you and can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I just got back from spending a few nights at this marvelous little hotel. My husband works up in Friday Harbor and I had never been. I wanted to surprise him and after doing some research decided upon this little hotel to stay in. I'm glad I did! As I booked a trip during the off-season we were the only... More 

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

Hi Angela D! You just totally made our day! Thank you! Thank you for your visit and your lovely review and your joy! We can't wait to have you and your hubbie come visit again soon! Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Lake Stevens, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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 

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