We live about as far away from the San Juan Islands as you can travel: the Tampa Bay area. We wanted to visit the SJI to see the orcas, but it was our first visit to the Pacific Northwest and we needed advice. We found a Seattle travel agent and she said the Quarryman Suites were her favorite place on the island. We agree. The room had all the modern conveniences, a fireplace, and were spacious and very comfortable. The old hotel across the street is quaint but the idea of being in tiny rooms and sharing a hallway bathroom with other guests isn't our idea of a vacation. The only downside we encountered was our arrival by floatplane berth, located at the end of the marina's very long pier. There were no carts for baggage, no one met us, and it was a long trek with bags. We had the front desk arrange transport when we departed. The resort has a small but interesting market, kayak and boat tours, restaurants, a pool, and even a Bocci court. We were only there for two nights, but would have stayed a week or longer if we hadn't already made other travel plans.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our newest addition to deluxe offerings, the Quarryman Hall rests majestically in the center of the village next to the Hotel de Haro. This boutique-inspired hotel features contemporary amenities, while instilling the ambience of the turn of the century. ... more less