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Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Anacortes
Certificate of Excellence
Pass Christian, Mississippi
1 review
“Nice Place”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

The staff was pleasant and friendly, room was very clean, nice view of the harbor and only 10 minutes from downtown. Very quiet at night. I had a microwave and mini-fridge which is always nice to have. I'll be staying again on all of my future trips.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Richard D
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ShipHarborInn, Owner at Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Richard, Thank you for your review about your stay here at the Ship Harbor Inn. We are glad you appreciate the ammenities such as the micorwave and refridgerator in your room. Since your visit we've added a brand new exercise room with an elipitcal, tred-mill and weight machine! It also has a view of the water. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Linda Harvey/ Owner
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Just read the last post and they stole the words right out of my mouth. Motel 6, or worse. View of harbor is nice and you can walk to the ferry. So go to the San Juan's, and don't come back! Out of season, we were given a basement room that smelled. I asked for some febreeze (can you believe that?) Got no change in smell after we returned from dinner. I opened the windows (it was 38 degrees outside) to make the room smell a little bit less like a dead animal.
The shower gives your chest a very nice wash. No luck hitting your head. Our "host" in the gross breakfast never stopped talking to another guest even to navigate us around the hideous "full" breakfast. Even a comfort inn does a better job with breakfast. They don't begin even setting up until 6:45 for a 7 AM breakfast. In other words, you can't even grab a banana if you have an early flight/ferry.
The room was clean (except for smelly wall to wall carpet.) They were not full, so if there was a better room, even after I suggested to them that my room had an odor, they did not offer to move us.
Find some place else in town and drive to the ferry. The parking was $5/day. Shame on TripAdvisor for directing us here, or, this place sinks to low tide in the "off" season. I don't think they can fix these things even in the "on" season.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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ShipHarborInn, Owner at Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
I want to personally write to you regarding your recent experience with us here at the Ship Harbor Inn.
We have been working diligently to upgrade the guest rooms, grounds and personal service we provide to our guest, your review leaves me with a somber heart and sincere apology.
Every situation presents an opportunity and we have risen to the occasion with aggresive action and solutions. We put all hands on deck to remedy each and every room and instituted a more stringent cleaning process.
For those who have never stayed with us at the Ship Harbor Inn. We offer a complimentary Self-Serve extended continental breakfast that includes; waffles, bagels, muffins, hot and cold cereal, fruit and fruit juice and hard boiled egg. Coffe, tea and Milk served from 7am - 10am.
There is no way to replace an event once it has occurred, but we can offer a new memory. Please feel free to contact me personally so that you can experience that get away you deserve.
Our promise to you is that you will have a pleasant and peaceful experieince with us on your return.
We look forward to another opportunity to see you again.
Linda Harvey, Owner 360-293-5177
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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

Found this on Tripadvisor,
Photo's, shows 1 room that was updated and looks like a 4 star room. They make you believe that this is a 4 star property. It is no more than a motel 6 style hotel at best.
I PAID $109 FOR ONE NIGHT, NOT WORTH $60. I called the 1800 number, they made it seem like a high end resort. It has a 72 hour cancellation, so when i got there I was very unhappy, which I kept to myself till now. Did not want to ruin our long week end.
This is a very thrifty inn that the owner only thinks of the all mighty dollar with non accurate web site to fool over night rentals. To boot your 5 miles from from the main city or any eatery. Please take my advice and stay in town. If you do call ask your questions. Ask if your room will look like the one in picture, I bet you it won't unless you pay $150
$99 gets you a motel 6 style room with 2 double beds. Our room the heater stayed on all night even though we tried to turn it off. Had to open the windows. Hope this helps.
Cheers

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Hot-Breeze
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ShipHarborInn, Owner at Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
I want to personally write to you regarding your recent experience with us at the Ship Harbor Inn.
My sincere apologies that you felt the website displayed an inaccurate view of what we offer.
We pride ourselves on our website accurately presenting each of our room types.
We always encourage our guests to view the room upon check in and encourage our guests to talk to us while visiting so that we can better assist their needs.
Please feel free to contact me personnly so that you can experience that get away you deserve.
Our promise to you is that you will have a plesant and peaceful experience with us on your return.
We look forward to another opportunity to see you again.
Linda Harvey, Owner 360-293-5177
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I booked a room for the night thinking it would enable us to make the early morning sailing to Victoria. I had low expectations (thinking Motel 6). My husband and I were surprised and delighted. The views were spectacular, nice room with covered porches, great property and landscaping, surprisingly quiet and very helpful and friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank heemstra883
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St. Augustine, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Location and staff are GREAT. We first stayed in a queen room. The room had all the basics (clean) but was small. We switched to a king suite, which had more room ....
If you are just looking for the basics the queen room will work.
Overall very nice place with a nice breakfast included. Staff - great and could work for the local Chamber - very knowledgable about the area with great recommendations.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank rotraveller
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ShipHarborInn, Manager at Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Very much agreed.

We have so many room options here to suit all your needs. Ground level rooms are great for folks with pets, you can just pop open your sliding door and let the pooch out on the lawn. Upper level balcony rooms with a spectacular harbor view; deluxe apartments suitable for multiple couples or a large family... the list goes on.

Hope you see us again!

Alisyn
Hospitality Agent
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Galiano Island, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2012

Came off the Anacortes Ferry from Sidney B.C., it was after 3 p.m., so decided to stay in Anacortes overnight , saw this Inn and checked it out and it's perfect for dog friendly and they suppied breakfast, and the room was spotless and totally comfortable. Stay here, I called it an experience, the view was stunning. The staff at the front desk were most charming and so helpful.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Will F
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2012

We spent 5 nights there in September and had a lovely time.
The owner Linda and the staff were extremely helpful at all times. We were in room 4 which was a spacious double room with kitchenette and bathroom with a jacuzzi bath.
Breakfast was provided in a common breakfast room.
We were there by chance during the oyster run and grew to recognize the rumble of the Harley Davidsons! There was no disturbance and this brought a convivial atmosphere to the place.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Additional Information about Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn

Property: Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn
Address: 5316 Ferry Terminal Rd, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-4043
Location: United States > Washington > Fidalgo Island > Anacortes
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Anacortes
#3 Family Hotel in Anacortes
#4 Business Hotel in Anacortes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Anacortes Ship Harbor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn is built on a wooded hillside amidst towering cedars and mature firs, insulating it from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Located 2/3 mile from the San Juan Ferry and a locally owned restaurant known for its atmosphere and great food. Hop in the car and you are just minutes away from Old Town Anacortes where you will enjoy a unique shopping opportunity, as well as several other favorite restaurants. ... more   less 
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