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“Beautiful hotel very close to everything”
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Bird Rock Hotel
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

I stayed in the "Shaw" room. It had a tile shower unit that wasn't closed off from the rest of the room. So, this room in particular is well suited for singles or couples, but if you've got a family you'll have to account for privacy when showering. However, the toilet was sectioned off. The bed was super comfortable with the trifecta of down feather features (mattress top, pillows, comforter). The breakfast is awesome. The staff are really nice. The details of decoration make this hotel unique and a really great play to stay right downtown close to everything!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Everything at Birdrock is of the highest standard and it shows. The rooms are gorgeous - bed sooo comfortable. Nice touches such as fluffy robes, home made lemonade and biscuits in reception etc. Not a budget hotel but money well spent if you want that bit of extra luxury on your holiday!

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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a very nice and cute hotel with a great location within walking distance of everything you need in Friday Harbor including the dock. The place has all the great personal feel of a quality B&B while being extremely clean and comfortable. The rooms are slightly smaller than an average room, but they are so well laid out and nicely decorated that this is not an issue at all. My only regret is that I only had one night to spend in Friday Harbor, because this is definitely a place where I would have loved to stay multiple days both for what Friday Harbor and the Bird Rock Hotel have to offer.

Room Tip: There is a common deck on the second floor that people from any of the rooms can go to.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jared625
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

My son and I travelled on foot to Friday Harbor, via the Washington State Ferry from Sidney, BC. The Bird Rock is a short walk from the ferry terminal, so is very conveniently located for ferry passengers. It is clean, and the continental breakfast was excellent. Other lovely features were the homemade raspberry jam, and freshly baked scones. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The only downsides were the shared bathrooms - not so great early in the morning (a seperate toilet would help); and I found the room very small and very stuffy (it was unusually warm for July).

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lesley W
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Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

Rooms were immaculately clean and service was friendly. We stayed in the cypress room which has a private bathroom and is on the top floor. It felt very private. The breakfast is good the scones are awesome!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed here one night in June 2013. Our two daughters and us loved the room--we were all very comfortable. The bathtub was almost a pool in itself, and they have a pool, too (nearby)! The staff booked us a whale watching trip and gave us advice about where to eat and buy things we needed. All in all it was just very comfortable and lovely. The breakfast was basic but good, especially the scones!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Although this was our most expensive stay while in the San Juan Islands, the price in no way detracted from the amenities and comfort of the property. It was just a wonderful experience that we would be glad to repeat in the future. Our room, The Whidbey, is actually on the lowest level of the property and is accessed through a nondescript gate away from the main lobby. See the website for the property to see how strangely the hotel is laid out. One could actually live in the suite if need be. It simply had everything one could possibly need including possibly the best bathroom/shower space we have been in. This boutique hotel is within walking distance of nearly everything worth seeing in Friday Harbor. On a main street, but we never heard any traffic after 8PM. This property does not have on site parking, but we were never at a loss to find street parking right in front of our room. Breakfast was very tasty with fresh hot scones and the usual fruit and cereal choices. The desk staff was very helpful in arranging a whale watch (very successful) for us at a time that worked into our schedule very well. What a great place! We would love to come back in the future.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bird Rock Hotel

Address: 35 1st St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7973
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
#3 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#4 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range: $206 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bird Rock Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bird Rock Hotel of Friday Harbor is a refreshing combination of an historic external structure and clean, modern interiors. Bird Rock Hotel’s authentic, original, old San Juan Island hotel exterior opens to an exquisitely crafted, eco-intelligent collection of stylishly modern interiors ranging from deluxe, harbor-view, king-jacuzzi suites to simple european-style sleeping rooms. ... more   less 
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