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“Beautiful room, beautiful view, excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #5 of 9 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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“Beautiful room, beautiful view, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had a corner room on the 2nd floor, facing the harbor and it was beautiful. huge bathroom, windows on two sides of the room. The service was excellent. The view was beautiful. The breakfast was GREAT!!! Felt like we were in a secluded spot, but yet at the same time felt like we were in the middle of everything. I Highly recommend this hotel...make sure you get a room with a view!.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

First off wow what a view, it's pretty cool to wake up and see the city of boats in the fog early in the morning and at night with the wall size windows you can watch the ferries coming in from the bed. The rooms are nice and peace full, we couldn't hear any one else. The restaurant food was so-so, but the hotel was nice and professional.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

First the positives, we reserved a room facing the harbor, if staying at the harbor house, it is the only room you want. Absolutely stunning view of the sound, ferries, and boats. Great location, can walk every where in town. Fireplace and spa tub. Great bed, very clean and large rooms. The continental breakfast was ok, not great. Loved the coffee, they served the San Juan Island coffee. The homemade bagels were awful, but the homemade granola was very good. Served in the bluff restaurant, nice view. Very pleasant and helpful staff. The only negatives for us was the drains didn't work well in our room and not enough towels. Definitely would stay there again!!!!

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  • Stayed October 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We stayed here several days in September and truly loved the location!! We were fortunate to get a balcony room with a water view. I would never return without getting the same room. It's the best!! It was so fun to watch the ferries, as well as lots of other happenings in the harbor. When we arrived we found a shattered wine glass on the balcony, and Morgan came to sweep it up immediately. He was courteous as could be. We found the service to be wonderful our entire stay. We loved the large mugs and nice wineglasses in our room. The rooms are great, very modern and comfortable. We did notice the tables seem worn, as do some parts of the room. That is why I give this property only a four star rating. Once you have have stayed at the Allison Inn in OR it's hard to give any hotel five stars unless they are flawless. It was a pleasure to stay at this hotel and we will highly recommend Friday Harbor House to our friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

During our trip to San Juan Island's whale watching excursion we were fortunate to get a room here!
The B&B is so conveniently close to the ferry, the boats that take you whale watching and awesome restaurants. All within walking distance. The room was spacious, clean, modern updated and cozy! The jacuzzi tub and fireplace were wonderfully relaxing after driving up from Seattle and a long flight in from Tennessee two days prior to arriving on San Juan island.
The breakfast was awesome, service attentive and friendly, the view from the room and dining area into the bay...spectacular!
Great job on making us feel comfortable and cozy!!!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

San Juan Island is wonderfully relaxing and uniquely beautiful - and just a one hour ferry ride from Anacortes, Wa. We've stayed at three other places on the island and, in August, we stayed at the Friday Harbor House for three nights - it is now our favorite. The hotel sits on the cliff above Friday Harbor and has a great view of the marina. It has a small lawn in front where one can watch the ferries come and go and join other guests for happy hour which has several choices of substantial appetizers. Our room was a good size, thoughtfully decorated (the pics on the hotel website give you a good idea of what to expect) iand was in the middle of the hotel directly facing the harbor - I believe it was on the third floor. The room had floor-to-ceiling sliders and a juliet balcony (which I would not recommend for anyone with a toddler since there is a gap between the edge of the floor and the balcony). There was a large spa tub straddling the bedroom and bath so it was possible to luxuriate in the tub while looking out the window. The room was supplied with an ice bucket and wine glasses and the bed linens were very nice. We did not eat at the hotel restaurant so can't comment on that (the restaurant across the driveway - i can't recall the name - was very good). My only criticism is that the included breakfast was a big disappointment. The scramble eggs were very dry and everything else was mediocre. The hotel is expensive - not a surprise for the height of the season on an island - and for the price of the room, we expected more effort into the breakfast. Living in Washington, we love the ferries and the sound of the ferry horn did not bother us at all.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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friday1946, General Manager at Friday Harbor House, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thank you for all the input regarding our property. So glad we are now your favorite and would love to have you visit The Bluff Restaurant-Bar-Terrace on your next visit. We are changing a few of our breakfast items to create more variety and appreciate your comments.
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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We are geocachers and we needed a cache in the San Juans. We used an amazon local deal to get a harbor view room, dinner, and chocolates at a great value. The service was great as was the food as was the room.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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