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Bird Rock Hotel

35 First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Sonoma County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Morgan Hill, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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110 reviews 110 reviews
27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first visited the Bird Rock Hotel in 2010 and when staying again in August 2014, we were delighted to find that it was just as good as we remembered. On both visits, we loved the relaxed atmosphere, the friendly, helpful staff, and the super comfortable beds. Our room (Bainbridge) was equipped with everything we needed and was spotless. If... More

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

Hi PDXperspective, You just made our day. Thank you for coming back and enjoying your stay with us again. Four years in between visits is way too long. We hope, you make it up next year. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Baltimore, MD
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed here three nights (8/24-27) and we both loved it. We had Sucia room which was a queen bed and shared bath on the second floor. Neither of us are generally fans of the shared bath, but chanced it and were completely satisfied with our stay. We never had any trouble with sharing the bath and... More

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

Hi Jesmorgan, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed, wonderful review about us. We are so happy, you had a great time. Yes, we are a busy port town. Beautiful, unique, paradise, and very busy in the summer. All those things we all want and need get trucked over here and the ferries, the... More

Battle Ground, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed here for an anniversary. I loved the decor and the breakfast was fantastic. Yummy scones. Our room was very snug but we loved it. Its so close to everything in town. Easy parking. We had a shared bathroom but it was fine. Great staff.

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

Hi AmyJo, Oh we love to be called "snug and warm". Thank you. And thank you so much for celebrating your anniversary with us. We can't wait to have you back for the ones to come. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Regensburg, Bayern, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Charming and lovely. The rooms are nicely furnished and clean. The staff is helpfull and very friendly. A liitle disadvantage is that you have to share the bathroom with other guests but that is not such a big problem! A bonus is the whirlpool in the sister house of the hotel. After a long exhausting day this the perfect way... More

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

Hallo Ulrike, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. Our four simple rooms share two bathrooms. The remaining 11 rooms have their own bathroom, some even with a two person jetted tub. Thank you so much for your visit. We are so happy you had a great time. Please come back when you are... 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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