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The Island Inn at 123 West
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“lovely hotel with a great location”
Reviewed 24 July 2011

This was a very well-designed hotel/inn with a terrific location right near the dock in Friday Harbor. The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Wilmington, DE
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

We stayed in Penthouse 5 for 3 nights in July 2011 and loved the experience. The location is great - you overlook the harbor but there was no external noise - and the suite itself is a knockout. Sleek modern kitchen, fully equipped with top of the range appliances, and a huge, open living area. The bed and bed-linen were top quality and very comfortable - we slept well - and the double-vanity bathroom and steam shower are also first-rate. Scott and Misty were very solicitious hosts and we had a really good time here - it's a high-end experience and thus not inexpensive, but the quality of the accommodation is really outstanding.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2011

I travel a lot and spend time in a lot of chain places which the Inn isn't. The Inn is new, rooms are well designed and very comfortable. The common room is huge, airy, with glass windows that overlook the harbor. Attention to detail doesn't stop with design, as the owner and her staff are always present to attend to your total experience. Central location, beautiful rooms, great hosts; no other place to stay on the island.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Boise, Idaho
1 review
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

We were looking for a romantic, self-contained lodging that was centrally located and unique. We really found it here at the Island Inn 123 West! The entire space was beautifully designed with an open kitchen complete with every convenience. We had a wonderful waterfront view, convenient, secure storage for our bikes and the location that allowed casually strolling around town. Cleanliness was the best. We definitely will stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

You couldn't find a more beautiful hotel on Friday Harbor - or San Juan Island for that matter!
The suites will charm you, as will Scott and Misty! Those two made me feel right at home, and as if I had known them for years.
RIGHT on the harbor - there is no struggle for a spectacular view, places to see, spas to visit, or restaurants to dine in (might I recommend The Bluff, just steps from your room?!). Plus! My room had a Nespresso machine (!) which made me feel like I was living in Paris again - such a treat!
The Island Inn is the perfect home away from home.
I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Key West, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 May 2011

We have been visiting San Juan Island and Friday Harbor for over 25 years. We enjoy all the San Juans Islands and it has always been one of our primary getaways via boat or automobile.

The Island Inn at 123 West is nice but to expensive for what you get. Very limited views of harbor, town or anything and our room had no deck either, but very pricey compared to other places that do have these features.

Room Tip: Euro styled rooms.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, 30 May 2011
Thanks very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We trust that you enjoyed the thoughtful amenities we snuck into your guestroom and were pleased with our offer for a complimentary return when your schedules allow this fall.

While our eurostyle guestrooms do not offer harbor views, euro guests do have access to a harbor front lobby space to relax and reconnect. We also look forward to serving a relaxed continental breakfast to all euro guests starting this July.

Though we are saddened that we did not exceed your expectations, we are confident that our subtle improvements will enhance your next visit!
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Reviewed 13 December 2010

this place was amazing. the room was gorgeously contemporary, and we had the BEST view overlooking the Harbor. there were three really cool balconies - we felt like rich people. it was very fancy. cheap for what it is!
I'm excited to stay there again. SJ islands are incredible- and this was an incredible place to stay. wow!

  • Stayed October 2010
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Property: The Island Inn at 123 West
Address: 123 West St, Check INN on Front Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8335
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Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The Island Inn at 123 West 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ready, set, slow™ Our boutique hotel is the closest to the ferry and harbor, yet so far away from ordinary. The right pace at the right time; The Island Inn at 123 West is brand spanking new and as green as it gets. Dress us up or dress us down. You'll dig our contemporary style that nods to maritime gone by. Penthouses are fun for families, groups and splurges; Euros are best if you roll with less and Sweets are just like they sound. Make a splash in a floatplane, slip in on the ferry or chart your own course. Get here and go with the slow. Kick things up and paddle a sea kayak with our resident orcas, tool around the island on bicycle, stroll through quaint seaside shops and restaurants or just recombobulate. For your family: Relatives rejoice; hosting a family reunion at the Island Inn at 123 West is uber easy - we're Goldilocks approved. For your wedding: We vow to: bend over backwards for you and your guests; do our top secret rain dance on your special day; promise not to cry only if you don't. For your meeting: Ditch distraction and export your executives to the world's best spot to plan tomorrow's future.For your piggy bank: We're a partner of Stash Hotel rewards. That means you'll earn and redeem points at swanky places like the Island Inn and over 150 locations across the country. Reap while you sleep. Go with a different kind of Friday Harbor Hotel. ... more   less 
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