I'm sad to say that I was unimpressed last time I stayed at this little B&B. The owner was very nice but the lady who greeted us (Erin I think) and showed us our room was less than helpful, even a little rude. I fail to see how "I don't eat fish and chips" is an appropriate answer to a guest asking about the best place to get fish & chips. It's an island. This cannot be the first time you've gotten this question. You think you'd know the answer, even if you don't eat fish & chips. We asked if Friday's was open since it was winter and she looked at us as if we were stupid and said she didn't know what Friday's was. Friday's is the first crabhouse/restaurant you arrive at when you step off the ferry.
Other issues include basic amenities - we stayed in a big suite with a full kitchen - there wasn't a full assortment of spices which made cooking challenging without buying full sized spices at the store. Also, I understand reusing and recycling but the shampoo/conditioner and other bathroom products had torn gross labels and the bottles were on their last legs...
Just not the nice amenities we're used to when we stay at a nice place.
We stayed in the San Juan suite and the member of our party that slept in the little sunroom bed didn't sleep because it was terribly uncomfortable. Also, one of the rooms is under stairs so if you have kids good luck getting them to stay sleeping if someone is staying upstairs. It sounded like an elephant was going up and down the stairs, but I'm sure they were just walking normally, but just unfortunately right on top of us.
There are some great things: the location is amazing and the chef is outstanding. The owner is very nice and they are pet friendly. Also, they provide a portable crib.
I wish I had something better to say. It has so much potential. We just didn't really feel welcome.
- 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