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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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Bodega Bay, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 2 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

Monroe, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Understand that the rooms are very small. The windows are on busy streets and the breakfast is no better than going to a local Starbucks for a biscuit and some fruit and you will have this place. I can get the same "continental breakfast at a La Quinta". The breakfast consisted of a biscuit, fresh fruit and hard boiled eggs... More 

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

Hi Bco2rgr, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are so glad you loved our customer service and quite sad our place did not live up to your expectations. We serve what we call a gourmet continental breakfast. The gourmet part being the scones we bake fresh every morning, the local,... More 

ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 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 October 10, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

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 

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