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The Island Inn at 123 West
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
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“Absolute Bliss”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Just spent a long weekend here and can't say enough about our stay. The property and staff are phenomenal! Can't wait to go back for a longer stay. Our penthouse was superb! Exceptional design, perks and the view is divine. This will be a regular place for us. Kudos to the entire team for creating the perfect island getaway!

Room Tip: Penthouse 1 is a TREAT!!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, 14 February 2012
Dear Shermanscorner,

You’re phenomenal too! You’ve said plenty about your stay and we appreciate every word!

Take care,

The Island Inn Bliss Ambassadors
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

We stayed for three nights in September and loved the Island Inn. Our room was comfortable, clean and the amenities were perfect and what we expected. We particularly loved the soaps and lotion provided in the bathroom. They smelled so nice! Misty and Scott were two of the nicest and helpful lodging owners/personnel we've ever had the pleasure to meet in our travels.
The location was perfect and easy to find as you step off the ferry and was also within walking distance to the restaurants and shops in Friday Harbor. Remember to try the granola that is provided in the AM Room. it's delicious! We hope to be back someday so that we can stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2011
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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, 28 January 2012
Hello alee99,

We’re happy to hear that everything associated with your experience was as you expected and are flattered by your use of “perfect!” We promise to be even better when you return – September is a great time for a visit!

All the best,

The Island Inn Easy Season Ambassadors
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california
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Would you enjoy finding wonderfully helpful and friendly staff, luxurious bed linens, amazingly comfortable penthouses, incredible views, and stepping back in time to a relaxed pace? If so, Island Inn at Friday Harbor is for you! I truly cannot imagine anyone not relishing a stay at this fabulous property. Enjoy! Enjoy!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, 6 January 2012
Dear ACAtraveler,

We’re blushing!! Thanks very much for being among the first to stay with us in 2012 and for all of your generous remarks regarding your experience.

With all good wishes,

Your friends at the Island Inn
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Seattle
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Reviewed 1 January 2012

Decided last minute to go for NYE. Called and were given a great rate for the night in a dog friendly room. Greeted by Misty and staff and given a quick tour of the property, taken to our room which was fantastic, a true home away from home. Misty then brought a dog bowl and bed for our lab. She also gave us recomendations for dinner that night. We will certainly be back again, the property was terrific, amazing views and location.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, 3 January 2012
Dear Samantha30312,

We’re flattered by your kind words and thrilled to have helped you get 2012 off to a smashing start! We strive to make humans and canines as comfy as possible and look forward to seeing you again.

Cheers!

The Island Inn Labrador Fan Club
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Los Altos, California
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

We stayed in the Penthouse 2 suite - perfect for a family of 5. The location is the best - wonderful view of Friday Harbor and access to shops/restaurants. The room was very clean, lots of electrical outlets, and a steam shower that was amazing. The wind whipped up at night and there was some odd noises coming from the roof, so would take a 1/2 star off for that - told the staff and they are on it. Overall, the staff were friendly and quite helpful - look no further, stay here.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, 28 November 2011
Dear Paul A,

We sincerely appreciate you and your family visiting us off the coast of ordinary and also appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. We do apologize for an unusually windy paradise but, as you say, a soothing steam shower, great view and great service sure help make for a great stay!

All the best,

The Island Inn Experience Ambassadors
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

My family and I had the great fortune of staying at the Island Inn on Friday Harbor the end of August. We booked our trip literraly in one day because we were scared off by Hurrican Irene and decided to bag our trip to Bald Head Island. When I called in a panic at the last minute and changed our plans to go to San Juan Island and needed a place to stay Misty(owner/mgr) convinced me that this was the right hotel for us, she did this only after taking the time to inquire about other condos/houses/hotels in the area for my 5 yo daugther and wife. She was awesome and very very helpful and friendly. If you like clean and contemporary rooms that are centrally located on the island this is the place. We absolutely loved both of the rooms that we stayed in. One was a standard room and the other for one night was the suite. The staff took the time to hook us up with a fantastic whale watching tour and all of their restaurant recommendations were spot on! THIS PLACE IS A GEM and we will go back one day again FOR SURE! BEAUTIFU SETTING AND GORGEOUS ROOMS!! High Class!

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, 21 October 2011
Dear SmittyJay,

We are so happy that (with a little creativity) we were able to accommodate you and your family on short notice. We also appreciate your high praise for our Inn and our Team. Everyone deserves a great vacation and we are thrilled that your sudden change in plans turned into an exceptional experience!

We look forward to your next visit,

The Island Inn Vacation Savers
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Snohomish
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

We booked the Island Inn for two nights in July 2011. There was a mechanical problem with our room so we were moved to a penthouse - at their cost. And wow! was it nice. Real luxurious and modern. The upgrade to the penthouse was more than we wanted to spend, so getting to stay in one was just plain fun. Next time we want something really really special, we will definitely consider The Island Inn

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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123Innkeeper, Guest Relations Manager at The Island Inn at 123 West, responded to this review, 25 September 2011
Dear SG-in-Snohomish,

As you say, wow! We appreciate your kind words and are glad to hear that you had plenty of fun indulging in your penthouse. We truly believe that every guest should win and look forward to our next opportunity to host you.

Best Regards,

The Island Inn Upgrade Artists
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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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