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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely wonderful!! The reviews here were right on point. Not only was it super convenient to everything in Friday Harbor, but it was clean, comfortable and the staff was more than accommodating. Brandon gave choice recommendations for some great places to eat. We stayed in the Marrowstone Suite and enjoyed the hot tub after whale watching and kayaking; you won't... More 

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

Hi Kim, Thank you for your delightful review. We are so happy you had a great time and liked our place. We can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Ladner, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I love San Juan Island and all that it has to offer. We have stayed here at least 5 times. Each time it gets better and better. Our experience started with the friendly front desk person checking us in super early. All the staff are very helpful, and go the extra mile for you. We love the... More 

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

Hi Morag, Thank you so much for simply making our day. It's people like you who make us want to go the extra mile. We can't wait to have you come back for the sixth time and the seventh and eighth. Thank you. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a one of its kind on the highly popular San Juan Island. Lush rooms, impeccably clean, several with walkout verandas, greet the deserving traveler who probably arrived at the two streets away ferry landing. Best possible continental breakfast comes with the rooms.

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

Hi RobCope, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so excited you liked our place. Thank you for your visit. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Fremont, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in this hotel and it exceeded our expectations in every way! The suite was large, very well furnished, and just what we needed after our adventures on the island. Nice complimentary breakfast , free wifi, walking distance to everything, and warm cookies daily mean it will be our place to stay for future trips.

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

Hi John, It is our absolute favorite to exceed our lovely guest's expectations. Thank you so much for your visit. We loved having you and are excited to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Chester, ID
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little hotel right down town in Friday Harbor. Convenient to everything. Can easily walk from/to the ferry terminal, and to all the stores and restaurants in the downtown area, so you don't need to bring your car across on the ferry. The furnishings are top notch. The fresh cookies are a nice touch. Rates are good considering the location.

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

Hi Tom, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your stay. We loved having you. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Bellingham, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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 April 12, 2015

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 April 1, 2015

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 

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