I booked the Ship Harbor Inn for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary getaway. The staff made sure that all the details were well in hand, the rooms are spacious and clean. I ordered the romance package, and the staff did a great job of making a beautiful rose petal layout.
The room suites themselves are well-appointed with deep jacuzzi tubes, majestic views, and quiet sitting areas. I booked on a Sunday - I am not sure if it is busier on some weekends, but it was very quiet and tranquil.
The place is nestled in the hills on the way to the ferry, about 5-10 minute drive out of downtown. The Inn offers majestic and sweeping views, with a quiet relaxing ambiance in a natural setting. It feels like a quaint island getaway without having to travel on a ferry!
The inn has a small onsite bistro, wine selection and an outside eating/dining area on a large concrete "patio". It is a little ways out of town, so you would need a car or taxi if you wanted to eat something different, but it is a quick ride, and the bistro isn't too bad at all. They offer things like soups, sandwiches, various salads and pizza.
If you are in Anacortes, and are looking for a quiet retreat, or a romantic getaway, I would definitely consider the Ship Harbor Inn, I am sure you will not regret it. I would say that the ship harbor inn, is one of those jewels of the San Juans, a one-of-a-kind well kept local secret.