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248 Reuben Memorial Drive, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Don't stay here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Mold in our shower, room was dirty and the staff could not bother to respond to us in a timely matter. They would leave me on hold and no one takes accountability. Do yourself a favor and go to Outlook Inn On Orcas Island instead. The hotel rooms were not nice!! The only thing worse then the room was the staff!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed in one of the historic cabins. They are a bit more "rustic" than the modern luxury suites but lovely all the same. We had two bedrooms, a full bath and a full kitchen for two couples. Fantastic views of the harbor. We had our own BBQ bit where we grilled fresh fish nightly from the fish monger on the dock. You'll just need to get your own charcoal. The resort around Roche harbor offers enough amenities that you don't feel secluded but without the in town more urban feeling. Perfect for us. Plenty of easy hiking trails near by. Several restaurants right there and an easy drive to Friday Harbor. We had a great time. Very relaxing and would visit again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver Island
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5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I have been coming to Roche Harbor and the San Juans since 1977. Used to boat....then stay at the hotel but now stay in the original cabins by the pool. It has changed a lot thru the years but luckily it has kept it's charm and laid back appeal. Just came back after a 3 night stay in the front cabins and again enjoyed the experience. Sitting around the fire pit after Colors.....having a beer and looking down at the harbor at sunset is a fantastic experience.

It really is a unique experience and I recommend a visit for anyone seeking a relaxing environment.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The resort is great and has different room types to help every family and every budget. The grounds are clean and the staff is always helpful. There is shopping and a pool. Also, good restaruants or lots of other fun things for the kids to do. We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Roche Harbor Resort was the fantasy setting for a dream wedding that encompassed all the desirable elements a young couple would want their family and friends to experience and remember. I was a wedding planner and singer at an event that, in all, took place over 3 days in July. The RHR location is rich in panoramic beauty, compelling history, luxurious yacht traffic, picturesque seaplane arrivals and departures, venerable hotel backdrop and lodging, and any number of local activities and destination points. These include wine and cider artisans within walking distance for tasting and presentation-- very educational. Likewise, visitors can get a glimpse into the mystical beliefs of the limeworks' founding family through the dramatic setting of a mid-forest classic mausoleum built a century ago.

The wedding itself was facilitated professionally by the Resort staff, who assisted and enabled many non-standard ceremonial requests, including a touching and inspiring entrance by the bride from the top of 1886 Hotel de Haro to the formal gardens below. The ringing of the Chapel bells as the couple kissed was thrilling. The formal gardens made a perfect setting for both the wedding itself, as well as any number of colorful photographic backdrops.

Finally, the facilities and services for reception, dancing, audio-visual, and informal conversation for wedding guests were superb. A dinner served on a beach or a raucous reception in a fireplace and dancehall venue were both possible and well done. This was one event that will be permanently etched memorably in the minds of all guests and participants.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Bellevue, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed in one of the cabins and had a great weekend. Two bedroom, one bath and full kitchen. Kitchen has nearly all the amenities you'd need. Everything is within walking distance. The marina, the shops, tennis courts, pool!! The restaurant at the end of the marina is EXCELLENT.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Livonia, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you want to visit a really unique vacation spot, go to San Juan Island and stay at the beautiful Roche Harbor Resort. Once you get on the ferry to get to the Island, disembark in Friday Harbor and arrive at Roche Harbor Resort, you really feel like you are officially on vacation.The staff bends over backward to be sure your every want is provided. The views and vistas are remarkable and the offerings of the many activities add to the excitement. Add fine dining to the mix and you never want to leave. It did not take long after leaving Roche Harbor Resort before I was planning my return. Genrusjoe

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Additional Information about Roche Harbor Resort

Address: 248 Reuben Memorial Drive, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
San Juan Island historic resort nestled along the shoreline. Guest amenities include marina, three restaurants, kayaking, whale watching, spa, pool, playground, bocce and nature trails. Resort center has complimentary wireless internet for all resort guests. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Roche Harbor Hotel Roche Harbor Village
Roche Harbor Village Hotel
Roche Harbor Village Resort
Roche Harbor Resort Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA

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