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“Wonderful Getaway”

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Snug Harbor Resort & Marina
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Wonderful Getaway”
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This was our third trip to Snug Harbor in the last 4 years, and first since they upgraded to 3 new cabins. We stayed in the only 1 bdrm cabin and were the second couple to stay there. It is brand new and very comfortable with a full kitchen, fireplace, wireless internet, outdoor BBQ (Webber) and a wonderful tile shower with a stone floor. The view from the front windows is awesome out over Mitchell Bay. We kept our 20' runabout in the marina, and visited Roche Harbor often (it is less than 10 minutes away by boat)
Eric, the owner and Ken, the manager are very friendly and helpful. For our money the place can't be beat....we highly recommend it!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2012

We just spent 3 days at the Snug Harbor Marina in our boat, and had a very relaxing time there. The new management is friendly and efficient and seem eager to help and answer questions, the staff is friendly enough, and the facilities are clean and cared for. The landscaping is nice(especially since there are deer to contend with eating it), and new additions and projects are obviously underway ( new cabins). The store has snacks and clothing and things you might have forgotten, as well as local art and souvenirs.Although we stayed in our boat, it looks like a fun place to stay in a cabin right on the water...I want to return during the winter months! We talked with the kayak tour guide who is based out of Snug Harbor, and he was friendly and informative as well. I would recommend this resort..it was a quiet weekend (aside from the thunder and lightning storm!) and the whole place had a friendly 'cozy' feeling to it. Try it !

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Just stayed there for a bachelor party. We Rented a campsite and a cabin. It was plenty space for 10 guys to hang out during the day. The place was clean? Management was good, and the location was great

  • Stayed July 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

We stayed in the small room - it was perfect for a couple. It has a futon so you could have a child with you, but it would be crowded with three. It had a cute electric fireplace which kept us warm- and I don't do cold well! The bathroom is really small but works fine. We had tv which was a complaint before- but who needs it! The setting is beautiful. We saw bald eagles from our little porch area. There are harbor seals right in the bay and geese outside on the grass.
Everyone on staff was friendly and helpful. I didn't bring a blow dryer, but they loaned me one from the office- you just have to ask. There is not maid service- you have to be able to take care of yourself, but they are willing to give you towels or whatever else you may need. Also the new coffee shop is great- good hot chocolate and have the oatmeal for breakfast. It is a good location to see everything on the island and be away from the main town.
A really great get away when you don't want to be in the middle of things but would rather be in the middle of peace and quiet.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 June 2012

We stayed in the tree house for two nights. It was nice and spacious and had a good feel too it. The whole place was super quiet and the view of the harbor was very good from the deck. The provided flat-top kayaks wre nice, though you couldn't go very far. They also had a gas grill and firepits with wood provided, though we didn't use them. There were lots of eagles flying around, that was pretty neat.
They're building 3 new cabins, which look really nice, with better views of the harbor.
Only two things about the room I would hope to have improved: You couldn't really take a shower in the tub, there was only a wand, and nothing to hold it up. If you wanted to take a bath, there wasn't enough hot water to fill it up.
The coffee maker in the room set off the smoke detector too.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

We just spent three days at Snug Harbor and had a wonderful time. Our Norwester cabin (#9) was comfy for four if a bit "snug" for 6. It was clean and right on the water. Ken, the manager, was a great host. He brought out the new kayaks for my kids to tool around the harbor in and I spent many hours paddling the new canoe. Snug Harbor has a new owner and there are lots of improvement plans in the works. New cabins are being built and a coffee bar was being painted when we were there. The harbor is beautiful and peaceful. The location on the island is convenient to all areas of interest. We saw a seal at Lime Kiln State Park and thoroughly enjoyed exploring American Camp. We would definitely stay there again and really enjoyed the weather, the ambience and Ken's gracious welcome.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Marysville
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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Alan and I stayed at Snugharbor in the "Tree House" the weekend of May 11th and left May 14th which was our "18th" wedding annv..
The place was great, clean and the staff was very nice, Ken as well as he was the one who called us when we were late coming in on the 11th to tell us the key, heat and lights were left on for us in the cabin when we got there, he is the most wonderful host and manager there is in the West Coast!!! ( he did say that he loved his boss, he's a great guy!)
I recommend this "getaway" for all, there are more cabins being built to expand for others to enjoy this delightful place, it's quiet and the pets are welcome, we brought our cat, Bailey which I guess was the first cat at Snugharbor( he is harness trained!!!) Enjoy people!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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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
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Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre 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 
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Snug Harbor Marina Hotel Friday Harbor
Snug Harbor Resort & Marina Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, San Juan Islands

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