I, too, like a previous reviewer have mixed reviews about our stay at the Harrison House. I'll start with the negatives. We were a group of 5 ladies enjoying our first trip to the San Juans. In booking the Lopez Suite which the web site says can accommodate 8, we felt we would have plenty of room for 5. Not really! 3 of the beds were crowded into a very small bedroom which did not leave much room for "spreading out" and/or luggage. This entire suite would be best for a family of 4. If one of the 3 beds in the tiny bedroom were removed, there would be room for a much needed dresser. Also, 2 of the 3 beds could use a new mattress. We did mention the hard mattress to housekeeping and they did bring up a comforter to make it softer (they were out of feather tops) and it did help some. The suite furnishings were antique-ish and fine by my standards but the sofa was in need of cleaning or re-upholstering. The TV was an afterthought but given the age and lay-out of the suite, they located it as best they could. Like a previous post, our suite was minus some art work as evidenced by "naked nails" on the wall. The balcony was too small to really spend time out on it and the door was hard to close and lock. Also we were not given the option of having breakfast in the garden cafe which was a lovely setting BUT it was nice to not have to dress for breakfast since it was delivered to our room. Now for the good things. The location was great and the views of the harbor and marina from our suite were fantastic. Watching the ferry come in, sailboats go out, and float planes take off while having breakfast was very nice! The three breakfasts were very tasty and ample for my appetite. We also looked forward to the home-baked cookies every afternoon. The specialty lotions and soaps were also a nice touch as were the robes! The concierge was also a nice feature and we used it to book reservations at Coho Restaurant (amazing!) and they set up an awesome whale-watching charter for us. Anna Maria was a very gracious hostess both by email and in person. Bottom line ~ Would I stay there again? Maybe, but not as a group of 5 in the Lopez suite.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harrison House Suites, conveniently located steps from the Friday Harbor ferry landing and the downtown core, is an upscale inn with six suites. Each are fully furnished and appointed with full kitchens and private baths. Many have fire places, private hot tubs, and views of the water. Start your day each morning with breakfast delivered to your door. The Inn is the perfect base for your San Juan Island holiday and accommodates weddings, retreats, families traveling together and your furbaby. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harrison House Suites Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, San Juan Islands