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Snug Harbor Resort & Marina

1997 Mitchell Bay Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
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#1 of 3 resorts in Friday Harbor
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
Travelers' Choice
All of our 17 cabins and three suites are spacious with beautiful interiors, expansive glass, vaulted ceilings, full kitchens, and uninterrupted, stunning views. Snug Harbor's incredible setting is unparalleled on San Juan Island. Arriving by boat is always an option, since we have our own private marina. We are perfectly located for adventures throughout the islands. Once you arrive and explore the resort, you will discover the unique features, comforts, and amenities provided to each of our guests. We strive to make each guest's visit amazing and memorable. We offer four paddle boards, two kayaks, canoes and bikes for the complimentary use by our guests. Our own Mitchell Bay Coffee is open daily offering an array of coffee beverages, local pastries, waffles, soups, and more. And if you are looking for somewhere to host an event, our new events room with seating for up to 50 is now available. When you come to Snug Harbor be ready to detach a little. This is an ideal place to unwind and relax (while we have free wi-fi throughout the property and great cell phone reception, there are no phones in the cabins). Allow the peace and serenity on Mitchell Bay overtake you. We believe our guests have said it best. One recent Trip Advisor review stated "This place is truly paradise" and our favorite Facebook post simply stated "The cabins are epic".
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Beach
Canoeing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Private beach
Fireplace
Private balcony
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Quiet
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LeslieOSeattle wrote a review Yesterday
Seattle114 contributions59 helpful votes
This annual trip to San Juan Island is a favorite tradition and Snug Harbor is a highlight. The cabins, the view, the accommodations etc are all fabulous. What a wonderfully peaceful retreat. The layout is convenient, the fireplace is cozy and I wish I was still there!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Be sure to grab groceries in Friday Harbor. Snug Harbor is about 15-20 away and there aren’t big...
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Jana C wrote a review Feb 17
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Awesome place can’t wait to return. Definitely will be for a longer stay. The cabins are really cozy and spacious at the same time. Views from the room are very nice. Amenities are great, grill, fire pit( with wood and starter). Has a fitness room that looks nice but we were too busy to use it.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded 6 days ago
I'm so glad you had a great stay! Thank you for your review!
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Eric C wrote a review Feb 17
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Really check your invoice after you travel there, they would not allow our gift certificate as a deposit for the room, once we checked out they double billed us and we had to call a couple of times time get the invoice correct. Barbecue was really dirty and not clean prior to our arrival.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded 6 days ago
I'm so sorry for the billing problems and the missed barbecue! That is not the norm. I hope you'll come back and try us again as I am confident these things will not happen to you again. You probably noticed that our main building incurred a lot of damage during the freeze and we lost all our brand new computers and a lot of other things. Our staff has been working really hard to work through it all and had a long wait for new computers. I'm truly sorry some things did not go smoothly and I hope the rest of your stay was great as the cabins were not damaged. I hope we see you again in the future.
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Jessenia R wrote a review Feb 12
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My family and I had an amazing time at the resort. Eventhough the resort was fully booked, everything was so calm and relaxing. My cabin was facing the ocean an amazing view. The cabins had a full kitchen and had all the necessary items for my stay. The cabin was very clean, I really appreciate it that. Will be staying again in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: You will not regret staying here.
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Responded 6 days ago
I'm so happy to read that you had an amazing time with family! That's the best!
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Steve C wrote a review Feb 4
Sammamish, Washington1 contribution
I stayed at SHR for two nights. It was winter season, so there weren't many people, but it was a very relaxing and comfortable weekend getaway for my family. The lobby staff were very kind and Friendly. The room was well-managed, and overall, the facility was clean and organized and managed. I would visit again during summer.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: If you travel with a kid who is over 8YO, I recommend to get a room with two bed.
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for your kind review. We would love to have you back in the summer! But book early because we stay full all summer. Fall is also lovely and quieter than summer.
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Wander37962787601 wrote a review Jan 2024
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Well, I'm sorry not to join the crowd but coming here in the winter and especially at night is a really extremely distressing experience. For one, the office is located at the end of a long walk at the bottom of a driveway down to the beach that is so poorly marked, and then you have to get out in the pouring rain and trudge to this tiny little office at the wrong end! of the building. Secondly, in order to get to your cabin, you have to go back out of the facility and drive around to other driveways. I want to point out that at night, these driveways are not marked or lit! in order to read the signs we had to stop get out of our car with a flashlight and look at the tiny little crappy wooden signs to see what driveway we were at. We never found ours the first night never. How of facility that takes guests in the winter to not mark these driveways with bright lights and signage that can be read at night is beyond my understanding. Of course there's no one around to help you. Then, even though the weather was trending high 30s low 40s the nature of the lake effect was that the steps in front of our house, and the stone walkways up and down the hillside became icy and slippery. I had to pour hot water over the steps outside of my home in order to leave it every morning. In addition, I had to walk on the grass up and down the hill because you couldn't walk on the path, unless you wanted to be laying down in the path instantly, again I'm absolutely astounded that there's absolutely no effort to accommodate older people and lack of proactive safety procedures after all the years they have operated this place, they don't do anything to prevent icing in places that obviously ice up all the time it would obviously be worse in the middle of winter. Oh yes, the cabins are nice and well equipped but it's not really the point as far as I'm concerned. It seems that they're confident in the occupancy rate and details like client safety and client convenience are not really in the mix.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded Jan 8, 2024
I'm very sorry to read this review. I've never seen one like it. We do have low light for reduced light pollution in the night sky and I'm sorry you found this distressing. We do have several cabins that are right near parking and ones with no stairs to the entry: we would have been happy to move you. We also just replaced gravel paths with pavers over the summer. I will be on property this week and it will be significantly colder so I will see if they are more slippery than what we used to have. I'm truly sorry this was not a wonderful experience for you and I hope you will try us again in a season that would be more agreeable to you. Thank you for your comments.
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galina b wrote a review Dec 2023
Seattle, Washington3 contributions
Tucked away and quiet unlike Roche harbor side. I come here every year in July for years and always enjoy it. They have cabins, but my favorite unit is second floor suit right on top of the coffee shop. I love the patios - you can sit there with a glass of wine and enjoy the views. The places are always clean, and well maintained. It is hard to get a reservation, so you have to do i way in advance.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded Dec 10, 2023
Thank you for making Snug Harbor the place you go every summer. We love to be a part of joyous memories and traditions!
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Muawieh A wrote a review Dec 2023
Istanbul, Türkiye1 contribution
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Amazing place .. very clean .. high privacy .. fantastic sea view .. excellent proximity to Friday Harbor , 15 minutes away , outstanding service and very helpful staff family and I are planing to visit it back very soon
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Dec 10, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad you and your family will return soon!
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Vivian E wrote a review Oct 2023
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Wonderful stay at Snug Harbor resort. We stayed at Cabin #6 on the waterfront . Gorgeous views, staff was helpful, and a well stocked gift and food shop. Beds were comfy and cabin stayed warm and cozy. Fall/winter is a great time, if you’re looking for a relaxing, peaceful stay. Had everything needed including games/puzzles, wood for a bonfire, everything needed to prepare meals including a bbq. We also saw lots of wildlife. Definitely will return 😍
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking was easy; loved the carts to tow our cooler and suitcase.
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Responded Nov 3, 2023
Thank you for the review; I'm so glad you enjoyed Snug Harbor Resort! We look forward to your return!
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Curiosity52168771891 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Snug Harbor.... As always, we had a great time again at Snug Harbor this past weekend. Great place for us and the only thing that my wife asks for on her birthdays, next to her family of course. The tranquility and freedom from disturbance of street vehicles speeding by and city noise adds to it. We’ve enjoyed your place the last seven or so years and looking forward to many many more. Great customer service, fair price (even got military discount this time around), beautiful and peaceful location, especially looking down Mitchell Bay. Not much else anyone could ask for. The manager was very kind to let us checked in earlier than the normal check-in time. Thank you! Reiley and Rose
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded Oct 26, 2023
Thank you Reily and Rose for your sweet review. The highest compliment one can give us is to return and to recommend to friends. We are truly honored that Snug Harbor is the place you choose for your special times. And thank you for your military service to our great nation!
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$252 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
snug harbor marina hotel friday harbor
LOCATION
United StatesWashingtonSan Juan IslandsSan Juan IslandFriday Harbor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
What are some of the property amenities at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a fitness center, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Snug Harbor Resort & Marina have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Snug Harbor Resort & Marina accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.