We stayed at one of the villas and it was a nice-sized unit for our family of 5. A little bit "basic"--I wouldn't call it luxurious--but it had everything we needed and the beds were comfy and the showers hot. We enjoyed the historical Roche Harbor resort itself. Gorgeous views, amazing trails for running and hiking, a lot of interesting artifacts in the main hotel, a great pool and a very friendly staff. My reason for not giving it more stars was the lack of a fitness center. I had great weather while there but would have been unable to exercise if it wasn't the right time of year for outdoor running.
views in the king rooms in the new building are great. the only tough thing is that breakfast is way down at the end of the pier and quite a long line where you give your order and wait and wait... but the rooms have a microwave, refrigerator and coffee pot and deck table and chairs. could go to the market and bring it in. use the elevator! pool is very far and they are SO RUDE about opening it. they won't open it before 10a, so if you are looking for some early morning lap swimming, forget it. they are really rude about it. the door on our deck didn't have a curtain so thankfully we had eye masks or we wouldn't have gotten any sleep!
Hi, We were looking into staying here for a group for a trip, and no one seems to want business there. I talked with a young girl at the front desk that was bothered that I had questions, then the pool manager was completely unable to accommodate even if we paid to have pool open a couple hours early to swim laps for one day. From what I'm reading, the attitude there is pretty bad, so we are taking our group elsewhere. What happened to nice people?
I’ve stayed a variety of the Roche Harbor Village houses at least four times. They are usually charming private vacation homes put into a rental pool - no problem. This time however, I feel taken and a bit abused. The house we are in for the next two nights is (let’s call them out!) Skipper’s House. Aside from the fact that it is furnished with all the ambience of a dorm room after the residents have gone home for the semester, it’s just plain lacking in a basic amenity you would find in any Hotel 6 - lamps! Two bedrooms, two beds, four bedside tables, and not a lamp to be found anywhere! Nothing but overhead lighting that I must turn off before I get into bed. Hope I don’t trip on the massively oversized wooden platform bed (which needs a two step step stool to get into no less) and kill myself before I get there, or worse fall out of it as I make my nightly trip to the bathroom. I PRAY I don’t have to get up in the middle of the night! While I’m here, though, let’s finish with another couple of observations: the weeds in the flower pots on the front porch do not a good first impression make; the track lighting installed in the living room over the fireplace (the only lighting in that area) is apparently not working either. No lamps down there either! Roche Harbor, for what you are charging for this, you’re lucky to get two stars. MAKE YOUR OWNERS LIVE UP TO STANDARDS BEFORE THEIR UNITS CAN GO INTO THE RENTAL POOL!
This is a beautiful location. Sunset is gorgeous, forests and views of the bay are spectacular. Fun to walk on dock among very expensive yachts. Country Grocery store on site has everything from fresh vegetables to bottles of wine. If you forgot something, you'll find it at the local store on the boat dock.
An outdoor ice cream stand also features sorbet with choice of waffle or sugar cone. Closes around 5 PM, and reopens with croissants and lattes for breakfast. Order at counter, food brought to table.
Lime Kiln grill only place for egg and pancake dishes for morning (get there before 8:30AM or it's packed). They also are the only place for burgers and sandwiches at lunch. Expect to pay around $30 for a breakfast or lunch for two.
Dinner only at McMillins is delicious and expensive.
Very long drive back to Friday Harbor for other dining spots.
Long uphill walk to sculpture garden (or get an electric cart ride). Wide range of pieces, Garden donations of $5 go towards upkeep.
Pool is kept at 81 degrees and is very far from hotel, quarryman, and condos but is close to cottages. Not really very convenient for majority of guests.
If you book a room, expect "historical" experience in Del Haro, e.g., sloping floors, cracked single pain blown window glass, cracks on walls, claw tubs with plumbing exposed. Some rooms were used by the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and John Wayne. But not worth the expensive nightly rate. Really needs updating. Not accessible for wheelchair.
Condos are far from hotel but are nice. Quarryman is close to amenities and very modern. Rooms (not at Del Haro) have TV, radio, USB ports, kuerig single cup coffee maker, mini refrigerator. Bathrooms large, clean and have individual shower and toilet. At Del Haro, you share bathroom and shower with other rooms.
Nightly rates are very high: over $725 for Thursday and Friday night in Quarryman.
Touching Colors Ceremony with music and bugle salute every evening at sunset honoring retiring of American and Canadian flags.