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“Nice Place to Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Friday Harbor Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   680 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8090 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Friday Harbor Suites)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
“Nice Place to Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have found Friday Harbor Suites to be a very nice place to stay for my recent combination business and pleasure trips to Friday Harbor. I really liked my room layout and furnishings and the patio facing the gardens to the North. I was impressed with the free breakfast (the nice fluffy eggs) and how immaculately clean the wait staff keep the serving and eating area. I liked the location, a little up the hill. While I walked to and from the ferry terminal a number of times (it is less than a mile), just because I wanted to (it's a very nice town to walk around), there is a free shuttle bus and the drivers were nice and available on short notice. There is plenty to do and eat in Friday Harbor, like sea kayaking and fresh Dungeness crab!

Room Tip: Lower level rooms with patios are nice.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Karl,

Thank you for choosing the Friday Harbor Suites! I am so glad you enjoyed your breakfast.
i appreciate the fact that you made the stroll into town on foot but don't hesitate to call us to come pick you up next time!!!! :)
Thane
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Homelike atmosphere is well located and very comfortable. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast has enough variety to please all and tastes good! Outdoor space on the first floor is delightful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thanks for the great comments!
The reason we have the unusual hallways is that the architect wanted to create privacy for each of the outdoor balconies and so he bumped out each room which resulted in the unique configuration of the hallways.

We are grateful you chose us and would love to have you come back in the off season when we are able to lower our rates :)
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Littleton, Colorado
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our room was clean and comfortable and larger than we expected. The patio was lovely and peaceful. Every member of the staff that we encountered went out of their way to make our stay great. We wish we had had a chance to use the fireplace in the room, but the weather was warm the entire time we were in Friday Harbor. The hotel is close enough to the ferry and restaurants to be walkable, but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you so much for staying here with us in Friday Harbor! It was a pleasure to have you here and i look forward to having you visit us again! The staff appreciates your kind words!
Thane
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Friday Harbor, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Thank you so much to the staff at Friday Harbor Suites. We booked in a large group of people both family and friends with diverse needs and the staff went well out of their way to make sure that everyone had what they needed. Unending patience and support. The suites were very comfortable and clean and had their own private balconies. Breakfast is included and the Mi Casita Mexican restaurant (open for dinner) is conveniently placed within the hotel itself. The hotel is only a couple of minutes from the heart of town but far enough away to provide peace and quiet. There is a very detailed review already on this site and I agree with everything that was said.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtful words about our Staff!
It really means a lot to all of us and we appreciate you staying with us.
The Staff was all smiles and I can tell you that they were glowing when i showed them the comments.
We will keep getting better.

I hope you come back soon!

Have a safe trip home.



Thane
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Chicago, Illinois
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed here three nights on a visit to the San Juan islands. Had a two bedroom suite. Clean, comfortable, good breakfast, excellent wifi reception. Few min walk to downtown and ferry. My grandson says even the sofa bed had a comfortable mattress. And very competitively priced. Overall it is an excellent place to stay.

Stayed June 2014
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
We're so glad you stayed with us and had such a good trip to the island.
We just had our wifi speed tripled and everyone really seems to like the new higher speeds for downloading.
i hope the rest of your trip goes well and we look forward to another visit from you :)

Thane
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We made a spur of the moment trip to the San Juan Islands and were accommodated in a lovely suite by the good folks at Friday Harbor Suites. The staff were excellent. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. There is an excellent Mexican restaurant on site with a nice out door area. Also, breakfast comes with the suite and was very good. It allowed us to get up and moving to enjoy the beautiful island around us. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you so much for your comments on the Hotel ! The Staff was all smiles when I showed it to them and we really appreciate you taking the time to give us some feedback.

It means a lot to all of us that the changes we have been making at Friday Harbor Suites are resulting in positive results for our guests and we are so grateful for your time.

Come back in the fall/winter season and enjoy the off season discounts!

Thane
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Tracy, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Wow - this place was a pleasant surprise! We booked thru Clipper Vacations and paid a bit more than the other option. When I asked the booking agent the difference she mentioned that there was a lot more room here plus free breakfast so we said yes to Friday Harbor Suites. So glad we did! If you haven't been to Friday Harbor, the map looks like this is quite a bit further from town but it's a only a short block up from the other place and well worth it.
The thing that matters most to us is cleanliness and that was 5 star - not a speck anywhere. Next is that bed - it better be comfortable or there goes the vacation - again: perfect - not too firm, cushy enough to get a great night's sleep with nice linens and clean quiet room. And the room is truly a suite - kitchen w/ microwave, good sized fridge, decent counter space, sink, dishes and flatware and a counter top eating area with comfortable seating. Adjacent is a living room which opened onto a good-sized balcony with chairs and trees to look out on. In our case the living room had another queen bed and an excellent flat-screen TV. Bedroom has same TV and a full closet. There's a coat closet AND a hall closet with floor-to-ceiling shelving for storage if you stayed a week. Full-sized bathroom- spotless with good lighting, hair dryer and fan that actually works! (yes! :) Carpet was new and clean. Even the lobby decor and artwork was lovely along with the landscaping.
You will hear a few small planes landing at the airport nearby, mostly in the afternoon, none at night. It didn't bother us - in fact we liked seeing them from our room. It may be a bit quieter on the side away from the runway approach but the rooms are well insulated so shutting windows will be all that's needed if they bother you.
We walked down to town (Saturday Market was great) and with an armload of shopping the shuttle kindly took us back the 4 blocks altho we could have easily walked it. Car rental was just across the street. Breakfast had lots of choices including eggs,sausage and fresh fruit with pineapple that was very appreciated. The folks at the desk, driver and even breakfast attendant were nothing but gracious and helpful. We will definitely come back!
PS - don't miss the Mexican restaurant next door - great food, service and very generous margaritas!

  • Stayed June 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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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you so much for your comments! it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Please call me the next time you want to book a reservation for Friday Harbor and i will take care of the details personally.

We are working hard to improve and get better each and every day and I so appreciate all of the feedback!

Thank you so much :)
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Address: 680 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8090 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Friday Harbor Suites)
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Friday Harbor Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A comfortable and friendly hotel in a quiet location just half a mile from the harbor - enjoy the unique architecture of a true island favorite. At Friday Harbor Suites you will have plenty of space to enjoy your scrupulously clean room with private patio and separate bedroom, plus a living room with a pull-out sofabed, and an eating area with refrigerator and microwave. A delicious hot breakfast buffet is complimentary, as is wifi, parking and on-demand shuttle service to the ferry, the airport, the harbor, shopping and local in-town restaurants. Ask the friendly front desk staff for suggestions for beautiful walking and sightseeing trails, and scenic drives that will take you around the island before returning to your beautiful private suite. Friday Harbor Suites isn't snooty - it simply offers the most comfortable and spacious rooms on San Juan Island. We now have a four bedroom 3 bath house available for rent on the property and it is a great way to save money if you are looking for multiple rooms at a great price ! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Friday Harbor
Friday Harbor Best Western
Friday Harbor Suites San Juan Island, WA

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