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Wayfarer's Rest

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35 Malcolm St., Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Friday Harbor lodging is very expensive during the season. We found Wayfarer's Rest from a list given to us by our Kayak Tour company. Wayfarer's Rest is basically a house and a couple of neighboring houses converted into guest rooms - some with private baths and some with shared - just like your own home. It is definitely a family... More 

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Altadena, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is my idea of heaven! Great spot! Next time I'd like to stay in the boat/cabin. Peaceful and funky! I never met the owner, but other people staying there were friendly. No frills, but if you like funky and don't mind walking through the yard to get to the bathroom, this is the right place for you!

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

For the budget minded. No frills here, but I didn't need a mint on my pillow or a towel animal on my bed. Within walking distance to town. Located on a quiet side street. Rooms and common areas are clean. If you want to cook your own meals, kitchen areas are equipped with all the pots, pans, dishes and appliances... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Stayed with 2 college friends in a private 3 person room. The prices were good and location great. Our beds were comfy. Our one complaint was that there seemed to be a need to pay for showers. We did not know that going in so were disappointed. Also you had to pay for towels which wasn't made clear. Wifi was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I've been staying at the Wayfarer's Rest for more than 10 years. It's within walking distance to town on a quiet side street. Andrea, the owner, is such a nice person and always makes me feel welcome. There are 2 kitchens which is so nice so that I can cook my own healthy meals. Andrea keeps the place very clean.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I've stayed here twice. My first experience was quite good. The second was disappointing. So overall I'm giving it an 'average'. The problem with the second trip was that there were no clean towels available when I arrived in the evening. I didn't stress too much about it, assuming that they would be restocked in the morning in order for... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wayfarer's Rest was recommended for our stay on Friday Harbor...and it was perfect for us. The location is terrific , within walking distance of town, and very safe location. The "house" was extremely clean, spacious, and just felt immediately wonderful as we walked in. The shared bathroom idea to us was our biggest concern and usually a deal breaker..The bathrooms... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed in a private room which was clean and perfect for the 3 of us. The bathroom was right outside the bedroom. It was clean, but there was a lot of noise during the night from others using it. Staying in another room might be better for light sleepers. The price was right for our one night stay. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We decided to take a break from the hotels and visited this hostel with our three small kids to explore friday harbour! A quaint little town and a charming guest house made for a memorable stay! Clean and quiet we were pretty much the only ones there with a few other single travellers! A great budget and family friendly guest... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

In the middle of this uber busy holiday, I was happy to find (and I did indeed book VERY early in the year) a very reasonable (39 bucks) place to stay in the busy busy busy Friday Harbor for my time to visit during the busiest time of the year. Friday Harbor explodes during July 4th and Wayfarer's Rest is... More 

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