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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
Carson, WA.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Friday Harbor house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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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Pensacola, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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 friendly and helpful. We were disappointed that the restaurant was closed for dinner on the night we stayed, as we had heard it was great, and wished the staff had informed us of this upon making the reservation. Friday Harbor is very quiet in June from what we could tell. Most shops were closed by 5 or 6 p.m. The weather is a little cool at that time as well. The rooms could use a bit of updating/soundproofing but otherwise a great location on a beautiful island.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor are probably quieter.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellevue, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

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.


Room Tip: The third floor rooms 31 to 36 have the best views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

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 morning, and front desk staff very helpful.

Room Tip: Room 34 was great
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  • Stayed July 2014, 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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Austin, TX
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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 are now dining tables outside on the patio overlooking the scenic harbor and islands, there is a new lobby area being built that looks like a large living room, and the included breakfast is excellent. The owners' attention to detail is unmatched: robes and top-level amenities in our room, small refrigerator and microwave in the room, and lots of closet space. Some rooms have balconies for relaxing with a view, the elevator to upper floors seems new and modern, and there is a happy hour preceding dinner with reduced appetizer prices. We and our friends had adjoining rooms, and we couldn't have been happier. While there are nice restaurants in Friday Harbor, they are all quite different and the hotel's restaurant is our favorite, mainly because of the reasonable prices, outstanding views, and good food.

Room Tip: Pay a little more for a view of the harbor or town. Upper floor rooms have better views from what...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Fremont, California
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248 reviews 248 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 92 cities Reviews in 92 cities
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

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 enjoyed outdoors on the bluff. We found all those that we talked with on the staff, manager, check in/out staff, breakfast staff and chef to be very friendly and most interested in our stay. The hotel is dog friendly in certain rooms which is partly why we chose the hotel. We will stay again.

Room Tip: Splurge for the harbor view
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston
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105 reviews 105 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
75 helpful votes 75 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 paint, and a door in dire need of repair. The pillows are terrible; the sheets are all pilled up and old. Just a minor facelift would really make people feel good about the money they spend to stay here. I would never stay here again, despite the view.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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friday1946, General Manager at Friday Harbor House, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
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 am heading up to look for myself right away! We’ve not had that negative feedback about pillows and sheets before so thank you for bringing it to our attention. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our wonderful view and from your other reviews—it sounds like in general that you enjoyed the island immensely. I am so happy to hear that! Regarding your experience with us though, please do reach out to me directly as I’d love to learn more and see what I can do.
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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 ( Wi-Fi ) 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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