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Friday Harbor House

130 West Street, PO Box 1385, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Ranked #7 of 9 hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friday Harbor House is ideally located atop the bluff overlooking scenic Friday Harbor. It's a short walk from the pier either up the stairs (one block away - 75 stairs) or, if dragging bags, about 3-4 short blocks (uphill). The rooms are spacious, very clean, and well appointed with modern furnishings. Each room also had a new gas fireplace (not... More

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Carson, WA.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice room overlooking the water with a fireplace and a small balcony. The price was right and it was a charming place to visit. Loved looking at the boats coming and going. This was very convenient to restaurants and shopping.

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Pensacola, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this property in mid-June. The Island is lovely. We had a great view of the harbor from our first floor room. As the restaurant was closed the night we stayed, we had a picnic dinner on one of the lovely tables provided just outside of our room. The breakfast was very good. The staff was also very... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We return to Friday Harbor House year after year. It is in a great location, in town with great sweeping views of the harbor, has a free and robust continental breakfast, good dinner menu, and is a short walk from shops and several great restaurants.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay at FFH, Spend the extra money and get on the 3 rd floor. Views are great of the harbor. Enjoyed sitting out in the evenings on the grass underneath the umbrellas watching the ferries and boats.Also enjoyed dinner at the their restaurant the Bluff ( sit outside for the best view). Breakfast wa good in the... More

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Austin, TX
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21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time staying here, and again we thoroughly enjoyed it. I read a few average reviews of FH House, and I can only guess they have this hotel mixed up with another one on the island. Several improvements have occurred since we were there about 3 years ago: the staff is even friendlier than we remember, there... More

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We did have a harbor view which I highly recommend for the experience. We ate dinner on the grass outside 2 nights and enjoyed wine and cheese the 3rd night. The view and cool air are a experience in itself. We found the room fine in all ways. The breakfasts were very good and also... More

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23 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hotel has ONE thing going for it -- and it's the reason I gave it 3 stars and not 1. It's the view. The view is spectacular, and I guess it was really worth the added cost because we were here to see the beauty of these islands. However, it was $350/night for a room with dirty carpet, chipped... More

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friday1946, General Manager at Friday Harbor House, responded to this review

To Sjgjess1, I am so sorry to hear that your room wasn’t up to your expectations. That is very frustrating and for that I am really sorry. We are looking into the areas you mentioned and will work to make improvements. For one, we just replaced the carpet in your room, so that is concerning that it looked dirty. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Every thing about this hotel and restaurant was GREAT! The view was outstanding! Very clean and beautiful room. The food and service was the best! Everyone went out of their way to make sure we had an outstanding weekend! If you get a chance to stay here, you will love it. We did.

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friday1946, General Manager at Friday Harbor House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great feedback of Friday Harbor House and The Bluff Restaurant. It's such an amazing time of year and with a view that can't be beat whether in the hotel as a guest or at the restaurant having Happy Hour or dinner out on the Terrace lawn. Please come and see us again soon! Margie... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We spent 4 nights and five days in the San Juan islands, of the places we stayed this was the most uncomfortable. The staff was friendly, the layout was odd with the check in desk in one location and the rooms in a different place, the parking was limited, and the rooms were clean with a good view. The problems... More

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friday1946, General Manager at Friday Harbor House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding Friday Harbor House. I am glad we had a chance to speak about your experience and that we were able to compensate you for the discomfort you had. Street noise is typically not something we hear as a concern from our guests. We would love for you to come back and give us a... More

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Address: 130 West Street, PO Box 1385, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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#5 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor House perfectly complements the charm and serenity of the San Juan Islands and delightful shops and restaurants of the town. Upon entering our lobby, a friendly smile greets you. Your room features a cozy and romantic, Zen-like atmosphere with a picture window, a fireplace and an oversized, jetted tub-for-two that is the perfect way to wind down at the end of your day. ... more   less 
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