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Bird Rock Hotel

35 First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Tmo111 Sacramento, California
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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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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I are wrapping up a trip to San Juan island and had a lovely experience at the Bird Rock. We have stayed at a few other places in Friday Harbor and this is the crème de la crème. To start, the hotel has the best location in town. It's in the heart of the walkable harbor district... More

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

Hi Tmo111, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about us. You totally made our day. We can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Oceanside, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Very unique hotel with each room has individual personality. Tori at the front desk was a wonderful concierge to book great restaurants and find lovely experiences on a truly enchanted island. It was beautiful, even when the weather got gloomier and even the ferry ride was fun. The fresh baked scones and the smell of chocolate chip cookies fill the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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185 reviews 185 reviews
60 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a converted home, i think. Our room was private bath, down the outside sidewalk and thru a gate. It was cute, updated and very nice. Our bed and linens were excellent. Breakfast is simple but filling. Fresh scones, hb eggs, and i think yogurt. Coffee n juice. It it easy walking distance to the main street. Casual shopping... More

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Lincolnwood, Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
10 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed here one night and were pleasant surprised. It is a an interesting spot, and appears to be a converted home. I'm sure the toilet and shower were added later. All in all we had a nice stay and enjoyed the continental breakfast. It is conveniently located near the ferry and Friday Harbor shops, and there was plenty of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed at Bird Rock during the off season. Here is a summary of pros and cons: Pros: 1. The hotel is in the heart of town and within walking distance to everything. 2. The rooms are updated and new despite the appearance from outside. 3. The rooms are affordable and you can choose from a variety of options including... More

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

Hi Kelsey, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. Only through constructive feedback like yours can we become a better place. Whenever our front desk is not staffed, we post a sign with the night manager's number in case of just such situations. We are working on the heat issue in the Shaw. Thank... More

Rochester Hills, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Okay, we were really ready to enjoy our trip to the Bird Rock. Our check in lady was lovely. She even helped us lug our suitcases up to the third floor Cypress Room. We picked it for top level..vaulted ceilings...it was clean with a chic update. But it was HOT!!! Mind you this is mid September. We opened up the... More

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

Dear Beth, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. I'm so sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. We apologize for the broken window. We fixed it as soon as we could. It is sometimes difficult to get repairs done right away on an island, because we just don't have the part available.... More

Bend, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed there two nights - one before and one after our 4 day kayaking trip. The front desk was friendly, the hotel very clean and comfortable and the linens were so nice! They had cookies for you when you arrive and a nice selection of teas and hot chocolate. The morning spread was good as well with excellent scones,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our room was very private but a lot of issues (see below). I wanted to check out the other suites but didn't have a chance. The staff was great. However we did ask about some non working ceiling fans that never got fixed and the fireplace was extremely complicated to turn on and off instead of just a wall switch.... More

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Conifer
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84 reviews 84 reviews
31 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

I loved this place! The staff was awesome! The place adorable, perfect location, and a yummy continental breakfast! Our room was the San Juan on the top floor (steps only). A deck with a couple lounge chairs and view of the harbor. A full kitchen, huge bathroom with dbl shower heads and jacuzzi tub. One big oversized chair and a... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

From the minute we walked in, we loved this place! The receptionist was very friendly while checking us in and told us not to hesitate to ask her any questions about the area. My husband and I were celebrating our first anniversary and there was a card and chocolate waiting in the room for us! The bed was very comfortable... More

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Also Known As:
Bird Rock Hotel Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 hotels in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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