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“Island Style” 4 of 5 stars
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Friday Harbor Suites
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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115 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Island Style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This hotel was the location for our small group for 4 nights. It is a converted health facility so the layout of the halls is unique, but every room has been remodeled and upgraded and it is a wonderful relaxing place to spend a few San Juan days. Very good Mexican restaurant off the lobby with beautiful outdoor seating is a plus. You are an easy walk from downtown, set back enough to have total quiet in the evening. Friendly helpful staff will take care of your needs. I asked for help booking a whale watching tour for the group and got great assistance including a shuttle ride to the wharf for the group.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Mike C
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Mike,

Thank you very much for your comments!

i am so glad you got to go out and see the whales; they have put on the best show ever this summer.
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Olympia, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have found Friday Harbor Suites to be a very nice place to stay for my recent combination business and pleasure trips to Friday Harbor. I really liked my room layout and furnishings and the patio facing the gardens to the North. I was impressed with the free breakfast (the nice fluffy eggs) and how immaculately clean the wait staff keep the serving and eating area. I liked the location, a little up the hill. While I walked to and from the ferry terminal a number of times (it is less than a mile), just because I wanted to (it's a very nice town to walk around), there is a free shuttle bus and the drivers were nice and available on short notice. There is plenty to do and eat in Friday Harbor, like sea kayaking and fresh Dungeness crab!

Room Tip: Lower level rooms with patios are nice.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Karl K
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Karl,

Thank you for choosing the Friday Harbor Suites! I am so glad you enjoyed your breakfast.
i appreciate the fact that you made the stroll into town on foot but don't hesitate to call us to come pick you up next time!!!! :)
Thane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Homelike atmosphere is well located and very comfortable. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast has enough variety to please all and tastes good! Outdoor space on the first floor is delightful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Linda M
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Thanks for the great comments!
The reason we have the unusual hallways is that the architect wanted to create privacy for each of the outdoor balconies and so he bumped out each room which resulted in the unique configuration of the hallways.

We are grateful you chose us and would love to have you come back in the off season when we are able to lower our rates :)
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Littleton, Colorado
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81 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our room was clean and comfortable and larger than we expected. The patio was lovely and peaceful. Every member of the staff that we encountered went out of their way to make our stay great. We wish we had had a chance to use the fireplace in the room, but the weather was warm the entire time we were in Friday Harbor. The hotel is close enough to the ferry and restaurants to be walkable, but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Dolphin0831
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you so much for staying here with us in Friday Harbor! It was a pleasure to have you here and i look forward to having you visit us again! The staff appreciates your kind words!
Thane
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Friday Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Thank you so much to the staff at Friday Harbor Suites. We booked in a large group of people both family and friends with diverse needs and the staff went well out of their way to make sure that everyone had what they needed. Unending patience and support. The suites were very comfortable and clean and had their own private balconies. Breakfast is included and the Mi Casita Mexican restaurant (open for dinner) is conveniently placed within the hotel itself. The hotel is only a couple of minutes from the heart of town but far enough away to provide peace and quiet. There is a very detailed review already on this site and I agree with everything that was said.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank merrytunes
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, July 11, 2014
Thank you so much for your kindness and thoughtful words about our Staff!
It really means a lot to all of us and we appreciate you staying with us.
The Staff was all smiles and I can tell you that they were glowing when i showed them the comments.
We will keep getting better.

I hope you come back soon!

Have a safe trip home.



Thane
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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here three nights on a visit to the San Juan islands. Had a two bedroom suite. Clean, comfortable, good breakfast, excellent wifi reception. Few min walk to downtown and ferry. My grandson says even the sofa bed had a comfortable mattress. And very competitively priced. Overall it is an excellent place to stay.

Stayed June 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Alexmom1985
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, June 26, 2014
We're so glad you stayed with us and had such a good trip to the island.
We just had our wifi speed tripled and everyone really seems to like the new higher speeds for downloading.
i hope the rest of your trip goes well and we look forward to another visit from you :)

Thane
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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We made a spur of the moment trip to the San Juan Islands and were accommodated in a lovely suite by the good folks at Friday Harbor Suites. The staff were excellent. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. There is an excellent Mexican restaurant on site with a nice out door area. Also, breakfast comes with the suite and was very good. It allowed us to get up and moving to enjoy the beautiful island around us. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank duck7377
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Thane B, General Manager at Friday Harbor Suites, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you so much for your comments on the Hotel ! The Staff was all smiles when I showed it to them and we really appreciate you taking the time to give us some feedback.

It means a lot to all of us that the changes we have been making at Friday Harbor Suites are resulting in positive results for our guests and we are so grateful for your time.

Come back in the fall/winter season and enjoy the off season discounts!

Thane
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Property: Friday Harbor Suites
Address: 680 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8058 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Friday Harbor Suites)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Friday Harbor Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A comfortable and friendly hotel in a quiet location just half a mile from the harbor - enjoy the unique architecture of a true island favorite. At Friday Harbor Suites you will have plenty of space to enjoy your scrupulously clean room with private patio and separate bedroom, plus a living room with a pull-out sofabed, and an eating area with refrigerator and microwave. A delicious hot breakfast buffet is complimentary, as is wifi, parking and on-demand shuttle service to the ferry, the airport, the harbor, shopping and local in-town restaurants. Ask the friendly front desk staff for suggestions for beautiful walking and sightseeing trails, and scenic drives that will take you around the island before returning to your beautiful private suite. Friday Harbor Suites isn't snooty - it simply offers the most comfortable and spacious rooms on San Juan Island. We now have a four bedroom 3 bath house available for rent on the property and it is a great way to save money if you are looking for multiple rooms at a great price ! ... more   less 
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Best Western Friday Harbor
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Friday Harbor Suites San Juan Island, WA

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