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“Snug Harbor - WARNING!”

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Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Seattle
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Snug Harbor - WARNING!”
Reviewed August 21, 2007

The picturesque web site is hardly what greets one when arriving at Snug Harbor. We rented a "cabin" on the water for 2 nights at $219/night. What we found was a small, single wide mobile home (pocket doors, miniature spaces etc..) dressed up like a cabin right next to the noisy gravel parking lot. The small space had a cute loft for my 3 children to sleep in (it's only saving grace). We soon started noticing ants crawling everywhere inside the "cabin". It wasn't until the 2nd day that I noticed the small "do not drink the water" sign posted by the kitchen sink. By that time we had all drunken the water. One week later, we all came down with terrible symptoms of itching, chills etc. My doctor said that we had contracted parasites most likely from the water on our trip to the Snug Harbor Resort (because of the timeline). We are still dealing with symptoms and I will never go back and hope that everyone take my warning as a travelor and mom. Totally not worth the money or trouble!

  • Liked — The little loft
  • Disliked — The parasitic water which caused sickness
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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snugharbormanager, manager at Snug Harbor Resort & Marina, responded to this review, July 26, 2008
any sickness that they had was not from the water it only had to much salt in it and we had to provide drinking water till it went down as a safety for people with hearrt problems. i drank the water the whole time and it was reg tested and i spoke to them after on the phone and told them this.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2006

If you are looking for a vacation spot to slow down & get away from it all this is it! Beautiful scenery, friendly staff! I was glad we had taken our own groceries. Purchase them on the main land, because the local store is pretty expensive. Don't forget to gas up too. Lots of photo ops. We saw a harbor seal and a bald eagle during our visit. Easy to find, convenient to all the tourist places and to Roche Harbor & Friday Harbor. Visited with several people who have been repeatedly staying at Snug Harbor for years. When I made reservations it was the cheapest place I found to stay on the island. We loved it except the cabin was small for us (2 adults & 2 kids), however they did tell me it was for 2 people when I made the reservations, but it was all I could find at the time. We would stay there again if we could get a larger cabin.

  • Liked — Scenery and location, quiet
  • Disliked — Cramped quarters
  • Tips/Secrets — Take groceries, gas up car. Slow down, this is not a chain hotel, do not expect their type of accomodations.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed July 16, 2006

We managed to find some last minute accomodations at the Snug Harbor resort over the July long weekend for a daily rate of over $200 a night, but were not too impressed with the quality of the accomodations. We stayed at a 2 bedroom kitchen suite which was very small and the bedrooms looked like they were built after putting the beds in them as there was no place to move around in the bedrooms. The beds themselves were alright. The property looked pretty old as well.

On the positive side, the front desk staff were very friendly and the cabins were facing the marina with picnic benches just outside the cabins which were very convenient. The place was also very close to whale-watching and kayaking tours at the marina.

Overall the resort is in a good location, but I would have expected a lot more comfortable stay for the price we paid.

  • Stayed July 2006
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Additional Information about Snug Harbor Resort & Marina

Property: Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Address: 1997 Mitchell Bay Rd, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8507
Phone Number:
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
#2 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
Also Known As:
Snug Harbor Marina Hotel Friday Harbor
Snug Harbor Resort & Marina Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA

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