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Bird Rock Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family finished a three day kayak trip and was looking for a place to recover, Bird Rock fit the bill just right. Great room in the middle of Downtown with easy walking access to everything. And if you are looking for a great massage, walk down to the Earth Box, a sister hotel, and get yourself an 80 minute massage... More 

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Thank Craig M
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Craig, Thank you so much for taking the time to make our day. We are so happy we could provide what you needed. Please come visit us again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights as part of our tour with Crystal Seas Kayaking. We stayed in the Cypress room. Our room was the perfect size and the bathroom was very nice. The staff was incredible. Couldn't have been nicer. We were tempted to stuff our bags with the great scones and cookies when we left.

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Thank Joanna S
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Joanna, Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely and funny review. We can't wait to have you come visit again soon. We'll be waiting with baked goods. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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84 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a comfortable stay in a suite for one night. The whirlpool tub was nice and the continental (plus eggs and yogurt) breakfast was very generous. We closed the windows at night so the noise was not a problem (and earplugs available too), but then the air got a slight bit stuffy (but not bad with the fan). Seemed... More 

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Thank Kristen T
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kristen, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so happy you had a good time. Please come back some time in the shoulder or off season, when the nights are cooler and we run amazing specials (next you should check out the San Juan Suite:). We can't wait. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super friendly staff! Free bike usage and access to earthbox pool/jacuzzi are big draws. Great location--just off the main street and center of town. breakfast includes eggs and fresh fruit bowl in addition to the usual carbs. would go again!

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Thank Jack B
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Jack B, Thank you for your visit and your lovely review. We can't wait for your next visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Kenmore, Washington
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74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely boutique hotel, staff is friendly and has a great location. Only a block from the waterfront it has lots of shops and restaurants nearby. They allowed us to check-in early and it's a great launching place to see Friday Harbor from, staff made great recommendations for eating and shopping. The rooms are quite small, especially for the price, but... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Thank you so much for your visit and your nice review. Our Bird Rock is one of the oldest hotels on the island (and the first with indoor plumbing). Due to its historic status there are certain things we can and can not do, like tear down walls and build big bathrooms where there were none before. But... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was very small, but nice and clean. The portable air conditioning unit wasn't working-HOT humid air. Notified the staff and they immediately replaced with 2 old,loud fans. They acted like it was no surprise...Encourage opening windows at night to circulate the air, but there is a bar with loud music offered less than a block away. The breakfast... More 

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Thank Junebugin12
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Junebugin12, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit. We very much appreciate constructive criticism: check out air conditioning unit, get hot sauce, ask the gardener for more flowers - consider it done. Thank you for your visit. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Bird Rock was the perfect spot for my friend and I on our trip to San Juan. They had free breakfast and bike rentals and the entire staff was very friendly. We stayed in their Skipjack room which was perfect for our budget friendly vacation.

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Thank sford321
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sford321, Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely review.Yes, our four European style rooms with shared baths are perfect for traveling during the peak season without peak prices. Please come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Cape Coral, Fl
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75 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

First a disclaimer: This was our first visit to the area, and we absolutely fell in love with the islands and Friday Harbor. Aside from one sub-par meal, everything about our visit, including the Bird Rock Hotel, was fantastic. We booked the San Juan Suite, which is on the third floor, and includes a private rooftop patio that provides views... More 

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Thank gc54
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Gc54, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a sweet and thorough review about us. We love that you had such a good time and can't wait for your next visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Temperance, Michigan
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60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Nice location near ferry dock, shopping, restaurants and grocery. Property is small. Suite was cluttered and bedroom was like a motorhome size wise. Breakfast just fair. Most expensive lodging on our tour but not in the top 5 satisfaction wise. Would I go back? No.

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Thank hobartfenster
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Hobartfenster, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit. We love our little, historic hotel with its modern amenities, the mix of old and new, its weird nooks and crannies and flowery, cobble stone patio. We are sorry it wasn't for you. Yes, being on an island in the Summer is expensive. Just think,... More 

Austin, Texas
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127 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Older hotel, some with bathrooms, some not. Ours had the tub and sink in the bedroom, bathroom had a door. Not fancy, but nice staff, outside patio sitting area for having your own wine and cheese, hotel provided breakfast with pastries. No views....but Great location to wander downtown Friday Harbor. We had a car, but you could walk to the... More 

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Thank JDH_AustinTx
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Bird Rock Hotel, responded to this review

Hi JDH_AustinTx, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit. Yes, our Bird Rock Hotel is a historic building and one of the oldest hotels on the island. We love the mix of rich history and modern interior. We do actually have several rooms with a harbor view. Please check them out the next time.... More 

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bird Rock Hotel of Friday Harbor is a refreshing combination of an historic external structure and clean, modern interiors. Bird Rock Hotel’s authentic, original, old San Juan Island hotel exterior opens to an exquisitely crafted, eco-intelligent collection of stylishly modern interiors ranging from deluxe, harbor-view, king-jacuzzi suites to simple european-style sleeping rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bird Rock Hotel

Address: 35 1st St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7973
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range: $174 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bird Rock Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Bird Rock Hotel Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
#3 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#4 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
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