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BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   33175 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Oak Harbor
Cle Elum Washington, United States
1 review
“Stay every year!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Stay here every year for the past 5 years on this weekend. Great place to stay for the weekend of the Oyster run in Anacortes. The cookies at night are great!! This year the wounded warriors bike group was also stationed here for the weekend which was a very nice experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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C S, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Thank You, Richard R. We sincerely appreciate your review rating of 5 out of 5. We also Thank You for staying with us the past 5 years. We will be sure to have extra cookies for you next year.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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port orchard, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nice clean Hotel and very welcoming and helpful staff ! We arrived and were very pleased to have coffee waiting, the room was very large and neat. We used the hot tub and it was clean as well, next morning it was very convenient to have a hot breakfast waiting in the downstairs area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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C S, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Hello Jeff and Dena B, we Thank you so very much for posting your review. We are happy to read you enjoyed the breakfast, the hot tub and found your room be be very large and neat. On behalf of my entire team and I, we Thank You and invite you to visit us at the Best Western Plus again soon.
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

My husband (who is from Whidbey Island) and I stayed for a weekend while visiting his brother. The hotel is off the highway, good location for places to eat, traveling to other parts of the island. The room was clean, little musty, nothing an open window didnt clear. The continental breakfast was good. I read a lot of complaints, but the selection was adequate, liked the biscuits & gravy. The space a little small, but people clear quickly after eating. For being free, better than expected. Only complaint is noise. Could hear the person next to me turning the water off and on. Then the room fridge was noisy when on. Plus the curtain didn't draw to shut out sunlight. Our room was BRIGHT at 7 am, couldn't block it out.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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C S, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center, responded to this review, September 17, 2013
Thank you for this review. We have noted all of your comments and concerns regarding noise and we will take necessary steps to improve upon each one. Thank you for staying with us.
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Federal Way, WA, United States
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed in a two room bedroom suite. The hotel has declined in quality since it changed to a Best Western from a La Quinta. The Hotel is in a good location and there are many resturants in the area. Upon arrival to our room the toilet was plugged. Maintenance repaired in a short time period. Rooms need upgrading and cobwebs were in elevator lobby. Reception staff were not very familiar with the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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C S, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Your comments are important to us, and we Thank you for taking the time to place your review. We do apologize for not exceeding your expectations. You mentioned reception staff not very familiar with area, therefore, we will train and improve the knowledge of our reception staff to ensure their familiarity with the surrounding area. Again we thank you for this review.
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Central Saanich, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A 2 night stay that we extended to 3, due to comfort and value. A great check-in, and a large comfortable room. Enjoyed the small fitness center, and the breakfast each day was plentiful. Every member of staff we encountered throughout our stay said a friendly hello and wished us a good day. En-route to Oak Harbor we had a pleasant lunch at Nell Thorn restaurant in the cute little town of La Conner. There's a fabulous Chinese restaurant, China City, next to the Best Western, and we also tried BBQ joint which was fantastic. Visiting Coupeville and Langley are a must whilst on Whidbey Island, then catching a Washington State Ferry from Clinton to Mukilteo at $9.75 US for a car and 2 passengers, was very reasonable, and a beautiful ride across. All in all the Best Western was a great base for our mini break.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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C S, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Thank you for such an AWESOME overview of your visit to Oak Harbor while on Whidbey Island. I am glad that you enjoyed our fitness center and breakfast. And you even mentioned you found the staff to be friendly. Thank you very much Debbie G.
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I had a lot of trouble keeping a receptionist on the phone long enough to book my room, waited on hold for nearly 15 minutes and was hung up on accidentally once. When I called back I ask to speak to the manager who was very apologetic, responsive and helpful. The hotel and room are clean and staff friendly, particularly the breakfast staff at the included continental breakfast. Unfortunately the shower pressure was so high (normally a good thing) that it was painful and could not easily be adjusted. The outdoor pool is advertised as heated but during our visit in late August only the most adventures kids were braving the cold water. Luckily the hot tub was nice and warm. The hotel overall is fine but I'd be open to staying somewhere different next time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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C S, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
We sincerely apologize for having you on hold for an extended period and also for not exceeding your expectations during your stay with us. I do appreciate you taking the time to place this review. By doing so, you have made it clear that we still have areas that requires improvement. And those improvements will take place. Again I Thank you for this review and do hope you will visit us again.
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Benton City, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Just like the banner said voted " The Best Place to Stay in Oak Harbor ". We stopped there on our road trip to ????? celebrate 35 year's of marriage . The front desk stuff was awesome. Upon hearing it was our 35th wedding anniversary he up graded our room. The room was of very good size.. The king size bed was so comfortable that we both got a real good night sleep. The room were very clean and nicely appointed. They have a full breakfast with = potatoes, eggs, bacon, cereal, fruit, and a lot more. Has you walked the hall way the hotel stuff from house keeping to mantises to front desk would look at you and say " Hi " with a small on there face.We both wished we could of stayed longer. But we had places to go and things to see. It is a AWSESOME places to stay, and I would drive a extra 50 to 75 miles to stay there again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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C S, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
CONGRATULATIONS on 35 years of marriage, that is so wonderful. A sincere THANK YOU for staying with us as you celebrated and also for sending this oh so thoughtful review. We hope you will return and stay with us again very soon.
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Address: 33175 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
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Location: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Oak Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Oak Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oak Harbor - Whidbey Island Located 1 mile from NAS Whidbey Island, Base 6 miles from deseption pass bridge. AAA 3 diamond hotel with Mitzels restaurant and lounge located on the property. King and queen beds available. Go whale watching or sit on one of the many beaches located on the north end of Whidbey Island. Rates vary due to seasonal changes. ... more   less 
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