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The Island Inn at 123 West

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123 West St, Check INN on Front Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location right on the harbor. Attractive, minimalist furnishings. But every (yes, every) window in our penthouse was very closely by others (even the one which appeared to have a large shipping crate in front of it!). But our stay was totally ruined by the staff. First we were shown and settled in to the wrong apartment. We were out... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is terrific, walking distance to the dock. The room was beautiful and comfortable. The view of the harbor was spectacular. The staff was friendly and made us feel at home. We told the staff that it was owe wedding anniversary, later that night the staff gave us a bottle of champagne. We will recommend this inn to everyone... More 

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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review

Hello 6151SMITH, We appreciate your visit as well as the time that you’ve taken to share your experience with us! We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your anniversary getaway and that our team made you feel right at home. We can’t wait to welcome you back! All the best, The Island Inn ‘Anniversary’ Ambassadors More 

Glasgow, Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

How unfortunate that I was only able to spend one night here! I was visiting Friday Harbor briefly and booked a room here. It was easy to find because you could see it as soon as you got off the ferry. I also booked parking and the garage was right there and very accessible. They upgraded my room to a... More 

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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review

Hello laneymc, We sincerely appreciate your visit as well as the time that you’ve taken to share these comments regarding your recent experience with us! We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and can assure you that our service level remains consistent for every arrival and every accommodation so you can plan to enjoy a guided check INN, help with... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the concept of this hotel located near the ferry terminal. The hotel is contemporary with minimalist style. Walls are poured cement, high ceilings crisscrossed with pipes and spotlights remind me of industrial design. But not everything is cold and distant. Wood platform bed, side tables, chair, doors are earthy touches. The complimentary breakfast - all PNW inspired locally sourced... More 

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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review

Hello uberkyut, Thanks so much for your visit and for sharing such kind comments regarding your stay! We’re happy to hear that we’re just your style and that you enjoyed your experience with us! We take great pride in delivering an exceptional experience that’s ‘off the coast of ordinary’ and strive to highlight our neighbors and surroundings with hand-picked enhancements.... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with my family (Two parents and three teenage boys) for a vacation to the San Juans and we couldn't have been happier. Fantastic service, beautiful accommodations, spectacular views, and an extremely convenient location. I hope to return with my own family someday.

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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review

Hello Daniel S, We’re thrilled that you and your family enjoyed your experience with us – we can’t wait to welcome you all back! All the best, The Island Inn ‘hope to return’ Ambassadors More 

Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Stayed for the Valentine's Day weekend, and could not have asked for a better experience. Our stay was the perfect winter wonderland--not the snowy kind, but the northwesty kind with unexpected sunshine, blue skies, gorgeous views, and even a pod of orcas on the ferry ride home. The Island Inn at 123 West is a modern hotel with plenty... More 

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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review

Hello John, Wow indeed! We’re thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us and sincerely appreciate the time that you’ve taken to share such kind comments! We take great pride INN hand-crafting an authentic experience for all of our guests and will let our neighbors at the roasting company know that you enjoyed the blend they roast just for us... More 

Belfair, Washington
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

There aren't that many hotels to chose from on the island and this one is likely the best. We opted for a penthouse with a rooftop deck and at just under $300 ($15 to park in the hotel garage) we were slightly disappointed. While everything is new and modern and clean it was just sparse and echoey. There are many... More 

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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review

Hello TonyaB6, We appreciate your recent visit as well as the time that you’ve taken to share these comments. While we’re disappointed to hear that the penthouse you requested wasn’t quite your style, we are happy that you enjoyed our knowledgeable, helpful team and modern, clean, upgraded accommodations. We’d love to welcome you back and encourage you to have a... More 

Corona del Mar, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

So, our trip was last minute - a birthday gift from Jen to me. We arrived on this gem of an island and discovered our original accommodations were less than we'd hoped, so we went back to town. It was late in the day, and we were exhausted. We "stumbled" onto the Island Inn, and had the great fortune of... More 

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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review

Hello Brad C, We couldn’t be happier that you and Jen found us and appreciate the time that you’ve taken to share your experience! We are completely flattered by your inspiring comments and are also honored to be the reason for your first TripAdvisor contribution. As you noted, we do all that we can to ensure that every guest experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This trip was a Birthday surprise for my wife and also happened to be Jasmine's (our 5 month old) first trip. We were a bit worried at first (especially about Jasmine spending her 1st night away from home), but the staff at the INN made sure that she felt right at home resulting in the trip being a smashing success.... More 

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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review

Hello abhishek s, We appreciate your visit as well as the time that you’ve taken to share these flattering comments; we love helping with surprises and are thrilled that your experience with us exceeded your expectations! We can’t wait to welcome all of you back for another visit off the coast of ordinary and are impressed by Jasmine’s remarkably good... More 

Whitney, Texas, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have stayed here several times and have more stays booked thru the end of this year. We book Euro 4 and love it! We greatly appreciate the fresh fruit/coffee and other items and the most welcome reception from the staff. The toiletries are top quality Malin+Goetz which are not tested on animals which pleases us greatly. The staff is... More 

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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review

Hello CarolK09, We thoroughly enjoy welcoming you each time you visit and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share these kind comments about your most recent experience with us! We’re especially grateful for your flattering remarks about our team and are happy that you value our eco ethos as much as we do. We can’t wait to welcome you... More 

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