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“Island Inn- home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
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The Island Inn at 123 West
123 West St, Check INN on Front Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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Bellingham, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“Island Inn- home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

I have had the opportunity to stay at the Island Inn for part of November and most of December. Misty and her staff exceed expecations- every time, every visit.
This is not your ordinary inn- spotless with every thing you would need away from home.
Staff are exceptional, views are amazing, sweets and penthouses well stocked and ready for you to relax and regather yourself.

I would never stay anywhere else on this island and cannot wait to get back soon.

I am a very picky traveler and have "tried" the other hotels in town. Island Inn is miles ahead of any other place in town.

Room Tip: any of the sweets or the penthouse.
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  • Stayed December 2012, 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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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear slr0927,

We’re flattered by your kind words and consider it a privilege to have hosted you. We’re also glad that our spot ‘off the coast of ordinary’ had everything you needed and turned your assignment into an experience. We look forward to seeing you again real soon.

All the best,

The Island Inn “Picky” Ambassadors
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We had a fantastic stay at this property. We came into Friday Harbor one day earlier than our family. We rented a house on the island with them, but needed a place to stay for the one night. This place is a great piece of property. We had the perfect view of the Harbor and could watch the Ferry come in and out.

The bed was compfy. The shower was great. The only problem we had: We stayed in the "Accessible Room". However, the shower/tub is NOT accessible for anyone in a wheelchair. We only stayed one night, so it wasn't really an issue. Other than that, this is a great place and would recommend it.

Room Tip: We had the accessible room. The only problem with this room, if you can not stand there is no way t...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Hello debrahw77,

Thanks very much for sharing your experience with us; we’re positively thrilled that your stay was “fantastic!” We thank you for your praise of our amenities and apologize if you encountered any accessibility challenges. We look forward to your return and will be happy to help you hand pick a more conducive spot for your next experience!

All the best,

The Island Inn “Great Place” Ambassadors
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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Misty and crew took wonderful care of us, all the comforts and arrangements for our large extended family group. They organized the caterers for a fantastic feast, accommodated the grandparents as well as they did the toddlers, even the dogs were spoiled with special treats. We'll have to do it again!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Hello AnjingSalmao,

We’re thankful for your review and sincerely appreciate you sharing such a special time with us. We’re also really happy that everyone had such a great experience and can’t wait to welcome you and your INNvites back!

All the best,

The Island Inn “Fantastic Feast” Ambassadors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is the best place to stay when you visit Friday Harbor. The rooms are so beautiful with gorgeous views and even pet friendly. Its centrally located so you can walk everywhere. We arrived after hours but Misty was there to greet us and walk us to our room. The parking garage had a spot reserved just for us. Once inside Misty showed us to our room and showed us the upgrades they had made since last time. Since we were traveling with our dog, our room had a dog bed, biscuits and a water bowl. The bed linens are perfection as are all the bathroom towels. No details is missed in the room, ours was stocked with fresh fruit, granola, juice and milk. Scott, Misty and all the staff are so warm and friendly. We are looking forward to our next visit. Don't miss staying here when you visit Friday Harbor.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, November 17, 2012
Hello again Samantha30312,

We remain completely flattered by your continued praise and are so glad that Zoey keeps bringing the two of you back to visit us! We’re also thrilled that you and Zoey approve of our Puppy Package as well as the experience enhancements we’ve added since your last stay. As always, we can’t wait to welcome you all back!

All the best,

The Island Inn ‘Amazing’ Ambassadors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely love the beautiful room (we stayed in penthouse 1 which I highly recommend). Lots of thoughtful touches throughout - for example our name was posted on the parking spot we had reserved. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the views are killer. We'll definitely be coming back!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear Drag0nf1y,

Wow; thanks for your stay and for sharing your experience! We’re so glad you enjoyed our special touches and can’t wait to see you again!

All the best,

The Island Inn “We’ll definitely be coming back” Ambassadors
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

The Island Inn is perfection from beginning to end! The website and reservations process are fantastic (they even follow up with an e-mail to tell you how excited they are that you'll be staying there) and the location is ideal.
We chose the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Penthouse 4 and it was heavenly, with a postcard-like view of the harbor. It had beautiful bathrooms with heated floors (steam shower in the master bath and amazing bath products), a fireplace, a rooftop deck, a kitchen fully stocked with dishes/cookware, etc. There was even milk, juice, granola, fruit, popcorn, coffee and tea for us. We had reserved parking when we made our reservation and there was a cute little sign on our spot so there were no problems with anyone taking it. Michelle in the office was terrific....she gave us the tour, as well as an after hours phone number (in case we needed anything during the night) and several dining recommendations (which were all delicious). If there was a negative, it would be the amount of stairs but they really do add to the charm and there is an amazing view from every step. There are handicapped lifts available so even the stairs shouldn't deter anyone from staying here.
As I stated at the beginning of my review, the Island Inn is perfection! We will be back.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Hello jets60,

We’re completely humbled by your kind words and are thrilled that you had such a great experience with us! Most of all, we’re really happy that you appreciated our special touches and customized service. We look forward to welcoming you back and agree that we’re worth the climb!

All the best,

The Island Inn “We will be back” Ambassadors
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Shoreline, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Just back from 3 nights here. The service was fantastic. The bedding, pillows and mattresses were so comfortable I didn't want to get up. Several of the penthouses have rooftop decks that are perfect for drinking wine and watching the sunset (or rise) over the harbor. Definitely one of the best lodging experiences I have ever had. We took advantage of the INN Motion package which included a dining gift certificate and an excursion (we went kayaking). We will definitely be coming back. The INN is only steps from the ferry so no car is needed. Did I mention the steam showers!?

Room Tip: Ask for the INN Motion package and a Penthouse with a roof top deck.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Hello WolfieOttoDad,

We’re completely overjoyed that you had such a great experience with us! Getting up is always optional, but always worth it when you choose one of our fun packages. While our packages do vary by season, we’ve always got something spectacular available. We sincerely appreciate your stay and look forward to welcoming you back for another epic adventure!

All the best,

The Island Inn ‘Stunning’ Ambassadors

P.S. Nice photos!
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Address: 123 West St, Check INN on Front Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ready, set, slow ™Our boutique hotel is the closest to the Ferry and harbor, yet so far away from ordinary.The right pace at the right time; The Island Inn at 123 West is brand spanking new and as green as it gets. Dress us up or dress us down. You'll dig our contemporary style that nods to maritime gone by. Penthouses are fun for families, groups and splurges; Euros are best if you roll with less and Sweets are just like they sound. Make a splash in a floatplane, slip in on the ferry or chart your own course. Get here and go with the slow. Kick things up and paddle a sea kayak with our resident orcas, tool around the island on bicycle, stroll through quaint seaside shops and restaurants or just re_combobulate. For your family: Relatives rejoice; hosting a family reunion at the Island Inn at 123 West is uber easy – we’re goldilocks approved.For your wedding: We vow to: bend over backwards for you and your guests; do our top secret rain dance on your special day; promise not to cry only if you don’t.For your meeting: Ditch distraction and export your executives to the world’s best spot to plan tomorrow’s future.For your piggy bank: We’re a partner of Stash Hotel rewards. That means you’ll earn and redeem points at swanky places like the Island Inn and over 150 locations across the country. Reap while you sleep.Go with a different kind of Friday Harbor Hotel. ... more   less 
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