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“Unforgettable!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Argyle House Bed and Breakfast

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Argyle House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #6 of 17 Friday Harbor B&B and Inns
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“Unforgettable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

We live in the dry southwest, and the San Juan islands are GORGEOUSLY green and lush. Friday Harbor was a BLAST. Great food and lots to do like hiking, kayaking and touring the beautiful island.
Argyle Inn was delightfully close to town, very comfortable and clean, with the nicest inkeepers we've met in many years. Yummy breakfast, games and fun things to do. WE'LL BE BAAAAAACK!
Five stars!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank N6MD
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, OR
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43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

Stayed here during our trip to the San Juans. The owners are very friendly. Rooms are very comfortable and the location is great. Very convenient to the ferry. Breakfast was also incredible every morning. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: They only have 3, and they are all good.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank frostypauly
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ArgyleHouseBB, Owner at Argyle House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 October 2011
Thank you for your kind review! To clarify your room tip, however, we have 5 rooms available: 3 rooms in the upstairs of our main house, and two cottages in the back. We've updated our TripAdvisor listing to reflect this, and hope it will be more clear for other potential guests.
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2011

My husband and I stayed in the Sun Flower room - it was very comfortable, within easy walking distance to all restaurants in Friday Harbor. The bathrooms were stocked with the local Lavender Farm shampoos and soaps - which smelled wonderful. The breakfasts were gourmet with local fruit. It was the perfect place to spend a nice weekend.

Room Tip: The sunflower room was spacious
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Laura4747
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Cockeysville
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170 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

Very nice innkeepers, great breakfast, room a little small, no tub, but outdoor hot tub very nice, walking distance to most everything, games for kids at house

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JV G
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Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2011

I am not one to write many online reviews, but I thought this was an important note to be sure guests know about.

We stayed at the Argyle House on Friday Harbor and it was a nice little bed and breakfast that we would have no hesitation in recommending. We stayed in the Marilee Cottage, which is one of the most expensive rooms. It was a cute cottage with a sitting area, a queen size bed and enough space to spread your things out but, be forewarned, the shower is absurdly small. For the rates charged for the room but to have a shower smaller than a telephone booth, that sure was a disappointment.

Room Tip: For a bit more privacy, choose one of the cottages.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sleeper888
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Canberra, Australia
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2011

Argyle House was very well located and walking distance from town, but on a nice quiet side street. The hosts were very nice, very helpful and the experience was overall a very good one. The best part about Argyle House is the breakfast every morning, a real gourmet treat, delicious, well-presented, and a good opportunity to meet your fellow guests. Almost worth it just for that.

We ended up in two rooms due to late booking so got to see some of the differences. The Sunflower Room was great, with a large bathroom and comfy bed. The shower was a bit weak, however. The next night we were in the Fountain Room which was a bit smaller, but the bathroom is really tiny. Looks like a converted closet. The room also doesn't have a TV or DVD, which wasn't a problem for the night we were there, but if we'd stayed longer we would've been disappointed. The Fountain Room is only $5 less per night than the Sunflower Room and should really be at least $20 less.

Overall a nice place but maybe a bit overpriced.

Room Tip: Look closely at the rooms on the website, they seem to be very different and some rooms are better f...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David K
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Marysville, Ohio
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54 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

We stayed at Argyle house for 3 nights in the Honeymoon Cottage. This is a separate accommodation with private entrance next to the main house and its private setting and proximity (within easy walking distance) to "downtown" Friday Harbor were our main reasons for booking here. Breakfast was filling (juice, pancakes or egg quiche, fresh fruit,muffins, and coffee/tea). Hosts were accommodating, permitting us to drop off luggage early due to ferry schedule. The reason for the "very good" rating rather than "excellent" is based on the fact that during our three night stay our wine and drinking glasses were never replaced or cleaned nor the floor in the cottage swept. The host provided menus for local restaurants but did not offer to assist with any reservations, a service we have usually encountered at B&Bs. Our previous experience with B&Bs has been that the host(s) are extremely friendly, accommodating, and gracious with their guests, discussing local sites and events, etc.. Did not have quite that experience here. Overall, a satisfying stay but not a memorable experience.

Room Tip: Ask for the Honeymoon Cottage for privacy/space
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lsweeney458
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ArgyleHouseBB, Owner at Argyle House Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 6 July 2011
We are glad that the reviewer had a generally pleasant stay at our B&B, and that the Honeymoon Cottage offered them the privacy and space they were looking for. We do find it a problem that the reviewer complained about our failure to tidy up their cottage, and that their glassware was not replaced each day. We make it our practice to tidy up the rooms every day our guests our here, including this very point. However, we also try to respect our guests' privacy, and sometimes a guest requests that we not enter their room during their visit; it may be that one or the other of this couple did that without the other's knowledge. In any case, we do find it troubling that the reviewer did not bring this deficiency to our attention over a three-night stay. As regards restaurant assistance, the reviewer brings up a good point about our not offering to make reservations, and we will try to make that offer to our guests in the future.
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Property: Argyle House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 685 Argyle Ave, PO Box 2685, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9362
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Argyle House Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable accommodations, hospitality, charm, and character are what you will find for you and your family at Argyle House Bed and Breakfast. Our original 1910 Craftsman design home on San Juan Island in Washington is situated on beautiful grounds located just two blocks from downtown Friday Harbor and six blocks from the Washington State Ferry landing. We welcome families of all ages, and your dog. Enjoy our wonderful full breakfast each morning of your stay; we are happy to accommodate any dietary modifications. ... more   less 
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