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1997 Mitchell Bay Rd, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#3 of 11 in Friday Harbor
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
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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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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
Kitchenware
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Daniel K wrote a review May 16
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Stayed for two nights with our son(11). Loved the beautiful setting in the forrest and marina views. We saw a deer grazing the grass next to the cabin two nights in a row! The cabin was compact, but felt bigger with the large windows. Nice and clean, fully equipped, and with convenient parking spot next to the cabin. The resort is very peaceful, with beautiful lawns and manicured landscaping. Did not have time to enjoy the firepits and resort provided kayaks, but they looked very inviting. We felt the resort is conveniently located for activities on the west side of the San Juan Island, like visiting Roche Harbor, Sculpture Park, Lime Kiln Lighthouse, and the lovely farms on the island. Friday Harbor is 15 min away by car.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for pointing out some of the fun sightseeing activities nearby. I hope you make it back to enjoy more of the offerings on the property. The fire pits are a fun way to get to know fellow travelers. Next time.
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Courtney W wrote a review May 15
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The basics were great: a comfy bed and pillows, clean everything, stocked kitchen. The view was fantastic. The amenities were top notch: kayaks, fire pits with wood, on-site coffee shop, wagons for loading our stuff to and from the car. But what we also noticed were the details: the brickwork, high quality finishes like the stellar dock with nice handrails, the concrete steps to the beach, the river rock floor in the shower, the keyless entry. These are things they didn't have to do but it made it so much nicer. The outdoor chairs were cozy, the landscaping was pretty and varied, and they had the corn hole game out on the lawn. We will come back!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded 5 days ago
I love this review! Thank you so much for noticing the details. As I'm sure you recognized in our wonderful staff, we really strive to go the extra mile to make Snug Harbor a wonderful retreat and respite. I'm glad you'll be back!
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rosareda wrote a review May 14
Puyallup, Washington22 contributions35 helpful votes
Very happy we chose Snug Harbor for our first stay on the island. Stayed in a one bedroom water view cabin which gave more privacy but still beautiful views. Cabin stocked with everything you need, was clean and felt like home. Grounds were beautifully maintained. Took advantage of the kayaks which was fun. Staff were helpful and friendly. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Water view cabins more private. There is a gym. DVD player in the cabin. Lawn games and...
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for writing your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay :)
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msowen wrote a review Apr 2022
Florence, Oregon2 contributions
We came for a middle of the week break. Snug Harbor was perfect. Cabin was so much more than a cabin! The views are amazing! The fireplace kept us toasty as we looked out over the harbor after dark. So quiet and relaxing. Away from the busyness of downtown Friday Harbor. The short drive across the island brought rolling farmland and beautiful forests. If we had planned ahead the cabin has a beautifully fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor grill right on the deck.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are a little respite from the hub bub, which makes Snug Harbor truly a gem for those who like to get away. I'm so glad you found us! Next time you'll know our cabins are equipped for those who, like me, who find joy in preparing and enjoying food with loved ones. For those who don't we do have a coffee shop with some quick meal options and a little store for back up and snacks (and gifts).
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John wrote a review Apr 2022
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This is a really nice, peaceful spot. Cabins are clean and have that modern/rustic hybrid aesthetic. Grounds are very well maintained and the staff is friendly. Great jumping off point for outdoor activity and exploring the island. As long as what you're going for is a relaxing stay in an out-of-the-way location, highly recommend Snug Harbor.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you!
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Pinheadaa wrote a review Apr 2022
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Stayed in a 2-bedroom unit. Very tastefully decorated and clean. Functional kitchen, albeit with appliances that could use an upgrade (rusty refrigerator freezer, loose heating elements on the stove, small dishwasher) . This was not a dealbreaker however. Location was very picturesque and centrally located on the island with the main attractions and the town center within a short 15-20 minute drive. Was a bit cold to do water activities (kayaks, paddleboards) but the layout was really nice and inviting. The cafe made excellent coffee and tea lattes. Added plus - an EV charging station on site Overall, an enjoyable experience
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your visit and for your review! There are some challenges with the supply chains and appliances. Even the little pans that go under the elements are not readily available in correct sizes so we have these imperfect fits while we wait. Many appliances are being replaced but the wait is long for everything. Our wonderful staff works hard to keep everything fresh and beautiful and relaxing for our guests.
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Karen M wrote a review Apr 2022
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What a beautiful peaceful place to retreat to! We spent three nights enjoying both the beauty of the island as well as the hospitality and care put into this 5 star resort! The staff was friendly and helpful, the grounds beautiful and the cabin spotless, comfortable and every detail thought out! We needed a time to get away and recharge and this was the perfect place! We really didn't know how much we needed to get away until we got here! Thank you Snug Harbor for being excellent! We will be back :)!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded Apr 7, 2022
I'm so happy to read that you found Snug Harbor to be the perfect place to recharge. We all need that from time to time. I hope you won't wait so long to return. We'll welcome you back with a smile and some tranquility.
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Patti W wrote a review Apr 2022
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5 Star, A+ Property! Exceptional accomodations, knowledgeable & kind staff, superior customer service, meticuloous cleanliness, unmatched professionalism, exquisite coffee & gift shops, perfect location, breathtaking views, and genuine hospitality make Snug Harbor Resort & Marina our most favorite place to retreat, unwind, and recharge! We love, love, love the owners and this Heaven sent property! Thank you for another memorable stay!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Any room you choose will be excellent!
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded Apr 5, 2022
Can you just write our ad copy? Oh ya, we don't run ads because we get awesome reviews from wonderful guests like you! Thank you for making Snug Harbor Resort your go-to getaway. We love it every time you come to visit!!!!
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dih wrote a review Apr 2022
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We stayed for two nights in a two bedroom cabin. The cabins are spacious with comfortable beds, clean and have every amenity you need for a relaxing get away. We enjoyed grabbing a latte from the coffee shop and strolling the beautiful landscaped grounds in the morning. Our cabin had an amazing view of the bay where we watched the eagles soar overhead and listened to the kingfishers. Very relaxing, comfortable, easy access to the entire island by car...we will be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: We enjoyed the two bedroom cabin. Lots of main room space with kitchenette, table, tv and...
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Response from Tamara Nelson, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Responded Apr 5, 2022
Sounds like a pretty relaxing getaway. Thank you for the review and we will look forward to your return!
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Matt wrote a review Mar 2022
Hillsboro2 contributions
Hands down, Snug Harbor Resort is the best inn/hotel/cabin I have ever visited. We stayed for two nights in one the two bedroom cabins. The accommodations were much larger than I expected, with beautifully updated finishes to the interior, and all the amenities you need to stay in without sacrificing anything. We have a 1 year-old, and simply having the ability to make him whatever random foods he was willing to eat at odd hours in the fully stocked kitchen was game changing. Additionally, if you have ever stayed in a studio-style room or suite with a baby you know that your night is over when they go to sleep. Not so in these cabins- we were able to put him down in his crib and close the door to the bedroom while we continued enjoying our evening in the separate living space. The views of the bay are gorgeous! The entire resort is eye catching. On our last night we grilled some steaks on the provided full-size propane grill and watched the sun go down over the water. About that water- the resort provides free access to several canoes and kayaks tied up at the pier. Despite the bay technically being part of the Pacific Ocean, the water is still and peaceful, easily allowing a novice to paddle around the bay without fighting any currents. As a voyeur you can admire island residents’ bayside mansions and impressive yachts, or just soak up all the nature. It’s rad. Lastly, the staff is exceptionally friendly and welcoming. I don’t recall her name, but one of the women at the front desk was happy to indulge all my questions about island life and the local flora and fauna. If you want a quiet, cozy, and charming island experience, I highly recommend you stay here!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Mar 28, 2022
Thank you for such a detailed review that I know will be helpful to fellow travelers! The two bedroom cabins are definitely the way to go for parents to get the vacation part of the getaway, too! We are really fortunate to have our wonderful staff, every one of them. I'm sure Danica is the one who helped you as her enthusiasm for the island is infectious. She has great suggestions of places to go and things to see.
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PRICE RANGE
$285 - $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
Which popular attractions are close to Snug Harbor Resort & Marina?
Nearby attractions include Lime Kiln Point State Park (3.9 miles), Lime Kiln Point State Park Interpretive Center (3.9 miles), and San Juan Islands Sculpture Park (2.9 miles).
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.
What are some restaurants close to Snug Harbor Resort & Marina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Duck Soup, Madrona Bar & Grill, and Lime Kiln Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Snug Harbor Resort & Marina?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Shaw Island Library and Historical Society (9.5 miles).
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.