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Bird Rock Hotel

35 First Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Friday Harbor
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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2009

Every thing was great. Cool rooms (furnished with Room and Board), the staff was the best. Daily breakfast, along with fresh baked cookies in the afternoon (they gave us the receipe). It was excellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

The Bird Rock Hotel has been a real treat. They've managed to blend the character of a historic building with the tasteful, sleek design of modern style into charm & warmth. The staff have been friendly, informative and helpful. Fresh baked cookies in the afternoon with a glass of strawberry lemonade, continental breakfast with fruit and scones in the morning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

We rented the "Patos" room for one night; it turned out to be the best laid-out and lighted of the second floor "simple" rooms with shared bath. There were only eight rooms sharing two bathrooms, so traffic was not a problem. We enjoyed the courtyard and the bikes to use around town, the balcony with comfy, cushy chairs and beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2009

They had a great promotion that gave you Tuesday night free if you stayed Monday or Wednesday. My trip was Mon-Tues. so it worked great. People were very friendly and helpful. Shaw room was just right for one person. Very clean and neat. I noticed in other reviews that the street noise was bothersome - I did not have that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

We had the opportunity to spend a weekend at the Bird Rock Hotel. We were impressed by the hospitality of the hotel staff, the comfort of the room and the terrific view. We were traveling by bike and made this our base for a weekend of exploring the island. The hotel was a great place to come back to, to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2009

Incredible. Our only complaint was that our remote was not working - so we were upgraded to a much nicer room! Please support this hotel - you won't regret it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

This hotel is in a great location in the heart of Friday Harbor. It has been recently refurbished so has a good quality of fixtures and fittings. We stayed in two of the "European" style rooms which were not ensuite. The rooms were tiny, but lovely and cozy. The shared bathrooms were great, and were always available when we needed... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2008

We selected this hotel based on its great website which implied a refined, gracious, modern, upscale, secluded place. What we found was an overall average place, with some good points and many significant drawbacks. The hotel is well situated for walking around the town, and the room (ground floor suite with private patio) was clean and decent size with modern... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

When we booked the Bird Rock, we had NO idea what to expect. We stayed in the Queen room with Shared Bathroom. This is NOT dorm style living. The rooms are small, but VERY clean! So is the bathroom. You get a wonderful basket of shower goodies and robes gently folded on the bed. Flat screen tvs. Free rental bikes.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2008

I was a little nervous when I booked this hotel because there wasn't a lot of information on the website or many reviews to look at. After I booked the hotel, they sent me disclaimers that made me nervous about problems parking and lots of noise. I wish I had known that before I booked it. Anyway, we went preparing... 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
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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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