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Friday Harbor House
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 May 2007

We spent the first three nights of our honeymoon here. It was amazing--clean, the staff was friendly, and it was extremely peaceful. The location was wonderful--we could walk almost anywhere we wanted to go! We had a wonderful time, and will hopefully be back someday!

Oh, and they support Public Radio. Whoopie!

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2007

The staff was great but the entire hotel is not so exciting for the price and reviews. We are very accustomed to boutique hotels in the Pacific Northwest and have a certain level of expectations that Friday Harbor House didn’t match. We had a nice view of the harbor but also were on the second floor where we could easily hear the music and noise from the restaurant. In the morning we had to call the front desk to ask them to turn the music down (7a.m.) when breakfast was being served. To their credit they promptly turned it down. The breakfast was fair—nothing fantastic. You are within walking distance from everything in town. The Mi Casita Mexican restaurant is delicious. Do not miss the Lime Klin lighthouse and bring your binoculars so you can see the wildlife. On the recommendation of a friend we took the drive to Roche Harbor and were delighted with this side of town. All in all Orcas Island was a better place to visit.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2007

Very nice accomodations. The rooms have a contemporary style to them. The front desk was very helpful. The bathrooms were very nice - soaking/jetted tub (A little tight for two though) + a really nice shower. Flat screen TV, nice fireplace, quiet. Great location just up the hill from the ferry.

They seemed to have one of the nicest restaurants in town although we didnt eat there.

Only downside is that Friday Harbor itself is boring.

  • Stayed: February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2006

This was a get away for my husband and I. We stayed in a room on the third floor with a full harbor view. The room had floor to ceiling windows, and huge sliding doors that open up. With the doors open, it felt like we had a huge, open deck for our room. It was wonderful. We actually enjoyed sitting in our room and seeing the view (we are not normally stay-in-the-room people)--it was very plesant. We would recommend these rooms over those with the balcony because the floor to ceiling windows are so nice--and because of the large sliding doors, you don't miss the balcony experience.

The only down-side to the experience was that the dinner we had there was awful. Perhaps the chef was ill and there was a substitute, but even the steamed mussles (a local specialty) were not edible. There are several restaurants nearby, so it is not a big deal to walk a 1/2 block to another restaurant. We would still stay at the hotel.

We did eat at the "The Place", which is a couple of blocks away and had a fabulous meal.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2006

Recent one night stay at this property. We stayed in a suite located in the new section. Room had a partial view which was nice. The room was very nicely decorated. Our dtr. had a pull out couch. We had a very comfortable King bed. Beautiful bathroom. Flat screen Tv, Refrigerator and DVD player-rentals down the block. There was construction going on next door. We overheard another guest complaining about this as they said they were not informed prior. So may want to ask which rooms would be least disturbed.Did not bother us at all. Loved the location. Breakfast, included was a bit disappointing- but filling. Nice airy bright room where breakfast and Dinner served as well as outdoor seating when weather permits. Beautiful view from this outdoor area. Would stay here again. Enjoyed our stay. Enjoyed the Island.

  • Stayed: August 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2006

We stayed on the 2nd floor and our room had a small balcony overlooking the harbor which was wonderful. We liked the hotel because it was clean, modern and walking distance to the shops/cafes in town. We do recommend you take your car on the ferry so that you can drive around the whole island to experience the beautiful sites. There was internet access as well. We reserved the romance package which was a nice touch and the dinner rated fairly good but pricey. Breakfast was simple but good enough since it was totally convenient to go downstairs every morning. Loved the granola! If you are willing to spend a bit more for accomodations with a nice view of the harbor - this is worth it!

  • Stayed: April 2006
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Reviewed 28 December 2005

After many trips to San Juan Island I can confidently say that this is the best hotel there. It is right in the town of Friday Harbor, an easy five-minute walk from the ferry terminal (a must in the summer when taking your car can be an ordeal). This is a newer hotel with 20 rooms and currently expanding, perched on a small hill right above the harbor. Views of the harbor are incredible. Many (but not all) rooms have a balcony or deck to sit and watch the ferries come and go. Located one block off Spring Street (the main street), there is easy walking access to shops, restaurants and a grocery/drug store. Rooms are very clean and contemporary. Very large bathroom and glass-enclosed shower; granite countertop, and a large separate jacuzzi tub. Rooms are spacious and have a gas fireplace, new carpeting and furniture. Closets and storage were spacious. Bed was not the best, but by far not the worst we've slept in, either. There is cable TV; didn't notice or ask about Internet access (but you're going to the island to get away, right?). Did not try the restaurant. Staff is extremely personable and professional. We will definitely stay here again when we go back.

  • Stayed: December 2005
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Additional Information about Friday Harbor House

Address: 130 West St, PO Box 1385, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8335
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range: £146 - £255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Friday Harbor House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Friday Harbor House perfectly complements the charm and serenity of the San Juan Islands and delightful shops and restaurants of the town. Upon entering our lobby, a friendly smile greets you. Your room features a cozy and romantic, Zen-like atmosphere with a picture window, a fireplace and an oversized, jetted tub-for-two that is the perfect way to wind down at the end of your day. Enjoy locally-sourced cuisine inspired by the Islands at the Friday Harbor House restaurant, all while admiring panoramic views of the San Juan Channel, ferry landing and marina. ... more   less 
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