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Highland Inn of San Juan Island

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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.
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Response from bestinnkeeper, Owner at Highland Inn of San Juan Island
Responded Dec 29, 2014
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 been made. No penalty beyond two weeks of reservation date". I waited all afternoon for their arrival and had to come back to the inn early from a family Christmas holiday in order to accommodate them. I called him late afternoon to check on their arrival time and found them still home and upset that I would question the fact I had not received any notice of cancellation. I offered to credit his credit card if he was able to give me proof of cancellation and a cancellation number. This letter trying to discredit me and my inn to Trip Adviser is his way of responding. I still haven't heard back from him with any cancellation #.
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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
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Response from bestinnkeeper, Owner at Highland Inn of San Juan Island
Responded Oct 27, 2014
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 one of the things I will miss so much when I retire. Helen
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View from deck off of both rooms.
sunset view from whale watch suite
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Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the Whale Watch Suite is available on those dates. Please make a reservation on my web site through Webervations there. Lots of information and photos plus availability and rates etc. I look forward to your visit. Helen King, Innkeeper The Highland Inn of San Juan Island
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"There are only 2 rooms available. You can't go wrong with either."
"The whale watching room is a beautiful room with an unobstructed view of the Straits."
"Either room in wonderful."
"We stayed in the Haro Strait Suite on Helen's recommendation we loved it."
"There are two rooms that open out on a huge deck--you can't go wrong."
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