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“Family-friendly resort with spectacular water views”

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Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed in one of the two-bedroom cabins for two nights in mid-June. It was obvious that the owners were in the home stretch of renovations. The check in desk, coffee shop and "store" weren't quite ready. But, it didn't detract from out trip too much. The cabin was well-stocked and large enough for my family of five. The views of the marina were absolutely breathtaking.

I loved walking the docks in the marina and borrowing the SUP, kayak and canoe. I really appreciate that the owners didn't charge for this. We've stayed at other resorts where a simple rental can approach $300. Our family spent a few hours on the water -- highlight of our weekend. The woman making coffees was delightful. We were her first customers! When the "café" is fully operational, it will be a nice addition to the resort. I would also encourage them to stock some meal items, if possible. There really isn't many options nearby...so the ability to purchase some items to grill -- or some fresh produce would be delightful for impromptu meals.

Room Tip: From what I could tell, there isn't a "bad" cabin on the property. They all have water...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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SnugHarborOwner, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2014

Dear Shay, Thank you for the review and I'm glad you loved using our free Kayaks, Canoes and SUPs. They have all been a big hit. We are also working on more extensive offerings from the store. Always a battle with expiration dates and our small boutique size. We hope you'll find time to come see us again.

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Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed in Unit 2 for the July 4th weekend. We have stayed here in years past, even camped on the property when it was available. We have loved the location for years and have rediscovered Snug Harbor Resorts charm with the new renovations. We were lucky enough to be the first to stay in Unit 2, One Bedroom on the water. I can't say enough of the views, the homey feel, extensive kitchen amenities and the resort staff. The lanai offers a bbq, full tables and chairs for four, a dining nook area large enough for 4-6 individuals to sit.

We will definitely return and will be telling our friends about this gem!

Room Tip: All rooms face the water; you can't go wrong. Units 1-3 are over the main lodge/common fireplac...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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SnugHarborOwner, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2014

Dear Borgey2, I like the sound of Heavenly Harbor. Congratulations on being our first guests in Unit 2! Thank you for returning, it sounds like you have experience every part of the Snug Harbor History. We are happy you are so pleased with the results of our efforts to bring a new Snug Harbor to life. We hope we will see you again soon (and some of your friends) :).

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Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I can't put into words to explain how beautiful this resort us. It's well worth the money. We stated in cabin 9 which us a one bedroom waterfront cabin. Everything in the cabin was brand spanking new. The view was gorgeous. We had a fire every night. We met a lot of interesting people around the fire. The location of the cabin is about 20 minutes to everything. Our only wish would be an on-site store with the basics, like beer and wine. I can't wait to return.

Stayed: June 2014
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SnugHarborOwner, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2014

Dear Sara, We think you did a pretty darn good job putting your thoughts into words. Thank you for the compliments. We will continue to work on the offerings of the store although alcohol permits are difficult in Washington. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed her during their renovation in one of the new units. They have done a super job with the new units. I believe they have completed the renovation and all are new or like new. We love this spot because of the location and the quality of the units. If you go out of the harbor and turn left you can go whale watching right there on the west side of the island. If you turn right you can motor to Roche Harbor ( a very special place in itself) in a few minutes. You can also go crabbing right there in Snug Harbor. There are facilities for cleaning your crab, fish etc. The units are not inexpensive, but well worth it if you are looking for a special place to stay.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
Thank aatkm
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SnugHarborOwner, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2014

Dear aatkm, Thank you for the great review of the resort. We worked hard to make it what it is. Crabbing is open now and we are doing very well out in the bay. We hope you can make it up before the season closes in the fall.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was our 1st time on San Juan Island and Snug Harbor Resort was a superb place to stay especially with the new waterfront cabins - we had uninterrupted views of Snug Harbor and Marina. Our cabin was brand new and we were the 1st couple to stay in it! We were also able to take a whale watching trip directly from the harbor.

While we were staying there, they were putting finishing touches on the café, reception area and gym. We expect they will be equally high quality and will only add to the great experience - was a little disappointed it was not finished in time for our arrival.

Our trip was special to us and Ken, the manager made sure this was recognized - thank you.
Would recommend this resort and would love to come back.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Colin W
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SnugHarborOwner, Manager at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2014

Colin,

Thank you for selecting Snug Harbor Resort for your first trip to the San Juan Islands. It was nice to meet you and have a positive influence on your special trip. I hope we will see you again.

Ken

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Rented a two-bedroom cabin for the weekend. Incredible setting, peaceful, beautiful and quiet! Cabins are new, modern, clean and comfortable! Borrowed the canoes and built a fire in the fire pit on the beach! This place is truly paradise.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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SnugHarborOwner, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2014

Thank you for your thoughtful review. It feels like paradise to us also. Hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed May 26, 2014

My family went here for the Memorial Day weekend and had a great time. The cabins are wonderful and the staff is great!! It is charming, peaceful, and a beautiful location. We used the canoes and had a campfire at night, and were able to take a whale watching tour right from the marina. We are hoping to go back again in the Fall.

Room Tip: Beautiful views from the top row!!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank KatieG1970
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SnugHarborOwner, Owner at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

We are so glad you had a great time and were able to use the facilities. We will have new kayaks, paddle boards and two bikes starting the third week of June. Hope to see you this fall. Thank you for the review.

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Additional Information about Snug Harbor Resort & Marina

Address: 1997 Mitchell Bay Rd, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range: $129 - $359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of our 17 cabins and three suites are spacious with beautiful interiors, expansive glass, vaulted ceilings, full kitchens, and uninterrupted, stunning views. Snug Harbor's incredible setting is unparalleled on San Juan Island. Arriving by boat is always an option, since we have our own private marina. We are perfectly located for adventures throughout the islands. Once you arrive and explore the resort, you will discover the unique features, comforts, and amenities provided to each of our guests. We strive to make each guest's visit amazing and memorable. We offer four paddle boards, two kayaks, canoes and bikes for the complimentary use by our guests. Our own Mitchell Bay Coffee is open daily offering an array of coffee beverages, local pastries, waffles, soups, and more. And if you are looking for somewhere to host an event, our new events room with seating for up to 50 is now available. When you come to Snug Harbor be ready to detach a little. This is an ideal place to unwind and relax (while we have free wi-fi throughout the property and great cell phone reception, there are no phones in the cabins). Allow the peace and serenity on Mitchell Bay overtake you. We believe our guests have said it best. One recent Trip Advisor review stated "This place is truly paradise" and our favorite Facebook post simply stated "The cabins are epic". ... more   less 
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Snug Harbor Resort & Marina Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA

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