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Los Angeles
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6 reviews
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Reviewed February 16, 2016

My daughter and I stayed here last June and had a wonderful experience. The space was perfect. A large room with access to a huge deck overlooking the Haro Strait. My daughter loved laying around in the hammock. I prefer this side of the Island. We spent a lot of time at Lime Kiln Park as it was so close.... More 

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West Bend, WI
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2016

The Highland Inn was a great place to stay. We found them upon the recommendation of a friend, and it was beautiful. Helen will do all she can to make you comfortable. On one occasion, we were hanging out on the beautiful deck and we saw a pod of orcas swim through. Pretty amazing. I felt totally at home here.... More 

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texas
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196 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a very lovely little inn with just two rooms that face out toward Vancouver Island. We saw no whales, but it did not detract from our stay. The innkeeper, Helen, was very gracious, considering we arrived about two hours before we should have. She served us a fresh baked cookie and took our breakfast order for the morning.... More 

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Fall City, Washington
1 review
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Reviewed December 27, 2014

Having stayed here years ago, I had mixed memories. Lovely room, a view of water and 'strange' service. The kind of service you write off, because you want to focus on the positive. I made another reservation in November 2014 for December stay - a dead time for the island. Unfortunately I had to cancel using the prescribed process. You... More 

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bestinnkeeper, Owner at Highland Inn of San Juan Island, responded to this review

I have no record of a cancellation by telephone or email. My policy is clearly stated with webervatons and he agreed to the terms when Mr. Anderson made the 2 night reservation. It was also stated in the letter of confirmation sent to him on Nov. 5th. "ask for a cancellation number for your records to verify a cancellation has... More 

Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Highland Inn is a special place. My wife and I recently stayed there for 3 nights for some much needed peace and quite. The proprietor, Helen King has created an atmosphere that really makes you feel like your are home without being home. We stayed in the Whale Watch suite and it is super spacious, very private and has... More 

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bestinnkeeper, Owner at Highland Inn of San Juan Island, responded to this review

It means so much when guests take the time to write a review of their stay here. I'm so glad you were happy and enjoyed the room, views, breakfasts, and my cookies. Having you was such a pleasure. Seeing the Orca whales was an added bonus. Lucky me having guests like you to share my paradise with and that's just... More 

Graham, Washington
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57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

The innkeeper, Helen, does a wonderful job of making you comfortable in her inn. The room is very comfortable, large, and clean. Breakfast can be served in your room sitting with a view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The breakfast was wonderful. On a rainy day we enjoyed the fireplace. Made for a cozy evening. A great retreat!!

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bestinnkeeper, Owner at Highland Inn of San Juan Island, responded to this review

Even though you were here during a much needed rain, glad you enjoyed your own wood burning fireplace and comfortable sofa and easy chair while watching for Orca Whales in the sea below. It was such a pleasure having you at the inn, and hope you may return some day. I appreciate your comments. Helen King, Innkeeper More 

Lake Oswego
1 review
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Our stay at the Highland Inn was the most wonderful week of our 8-year marriage! We managed to get away while the kids were at summer camps, and we gradually transformed from harried, over-functioning parents to relaxed, happy human beings. Helen managed to delight us with her wonderful cooking, while at the same time respecting our privacy and need for... More 

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bestinnkeeper, Owner at Highland Inn of San Juan Island, responded to this review

How nice of you to write Trip Advisor about your stay here. More parents should have a special time away alone while their kids are at camp. It was such a pleasure having you here as my guests. I always enjoy it when guests take advantage of the many things to do and see on the island. It was fun... More 

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed here in June of 2005 during our 1st wedding anniversary. The food was excellent, the rooms lovely, the view amazing and Helen was the perfect host. We saw whales from the room and went sea kayaking. I know it has been a while but we are thinking of coming back for our 10th!

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bestinnkeeper, Owner at Highland Inn of San Juan Island, responded to this review

How nice to hear from you after all the years since your stay at the inn. Nothing has really changed except perhaps some additional breakfast treats like Eggs Benedict NW style with smoked salmon. Of course, I always discuss choices of time, where you would like it served and any allergies or things you don't care for at check in... More 

Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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5 reviews
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We were very well taken care of at Helen's Highland Inn! She was there when we needed her to be but remained discreet and unseen during most of our stay. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast in our jammies right in the room. The view was incredible and if the weather had been better, we would have spent more time on... More 

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bestinnkeeper, Owner at Highland Inn of San Juan Island, responded to this review

Thank you for writing your comments about your stay here at the Highland Inn of San Juan Island. It is so rewarding when guests find me from so far away! Glad you enjoyed your stay. We had unusually cool weather while you were here and sorry the Orca Whales didn't come while you were here, but they are back now!... More 

Baird, Texas
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4 reviews
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

We are just back from a trip to Washington and San Juan Island. To say we were pleased with our stay with Helen is an understatement. I don't really know where to begin with a review. Before we even left on our trip, we received not just emails, but a letter from Helen with lots of information and easy to... More 

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bestinnkeeper, Owner at Highland Inn of San Juan Island, responded to this review

How I enjoyed having you here at the inn and am so sorry the Orcas Whales didn't show up for you. Three groups were here the day after you left. You must come back again and stay longer, and perhaps later in the season. Mid May through the end of October is the best season for viewing them here. Spring... More 

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
West side view from 88 ft veranda to Victoria, BC and the Olympics overlooking the Haro Straits. Orca whales, sunsets and stargazing. Full breakfast in your room or the inn dining room, 8 to 10. Daily afternoon tea and Mrs. King's cookies. Wood burning fireplaces, king beds, satellite TV, wireless connection, private marble bath with jet tub and steam bath shower. Inn of the month T&L, awarded 4 Kisses by Best Places to Kiss. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highland Inn of San Juan Island

Address: 439 Hannah Rd, P.O. Box 135 (mailing), Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8884
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range: $200 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Highland Inn Of San Juan Island Friday Harbor, WA
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“There are only 2 rooms available. You can't go wrong with either.”
  • View from deck off of both rooms.
 of 5 bubbles mandyjean8, Jan 11, 2016 | Read review
“The whale watching room is a beautiful room with an unobstructed view of the Straits.”
 of 5 bubbles donm656, Jul 27, 2014 | Read review
“Either room in wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles allenw498, May 1, 2013 | Read review
“We stayed in the Haro Strait Suite on Helen's recommendation we loved it.”
 of 5 bubbles dhc1948, Feb 21, 2013 | Read review
“There are two rooms that open out on a huge deck--you can't go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles LauretteR599, Sep 27, 2012 | Read review
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