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“Fantastic end to a northwest trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tucker House Inn
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Washington, DC
2 reviews
“Fantastic end to a northwest trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2010

We stayed here at the end of a week of camping and hiking through the cascades. Wonderful room (Four Winds), and we were glad to jump in the jacuzzi. The bed was heavenly.

Due to an early ferry departure, we couldn't stay for breakfast, but the staff packed us one to go, including some scones fresh out of the oven.

Definitely a great choice for Friday Harbor.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2010

We would consider coming back here again, but we would not stay in the same room. We liked the atmosphere of the entire B&B a lot but did not like our room.

The positives: The people working there are the nicest ever. The location is super convenient to the town and the ferry. The grounds are adorable. The shared amenities are nice. The hotel is dog-friendly, which was awesome.

The negatives: Our room. All of the work done on the B&B looks like it was done by the owner/manager - which is to say, not that professionally. The grout was loose on the tiles in the kitchen and the bathroom, and the floor was uneven. The outlet plates weren't screwed in in some cases and the bed, which had at one point been bolted to the headboard against the wall, was loose. The bed was so squeaky that if I turned over in my sleep, I woke myself up. The sound insulation between our room, which was next to a shared outdoor patio, was not good, so we could hear people talking outside well into the night. The automatic security light would shine right into our room if people walked by. At the very least, the room could definitely use blackout curtains.

I was disappointed in the quality of the room considering the price we paid (peak summer rates).

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2010

This was our first experience at a Bed and Breakfast, and it was fantastic. We were pure tourists at Friday Harbor, going on a kayak tour and sight seeing, and our stay at this Inn was amazing.

This Inn is in a great location - it is a mere two (short) blocks from the Ferry terminal and the rest of Friday Harbor, so we did not bring our car. Not only that, but the Tucker House provides guests with complimentary use of on-site bicycles and helmets! I wish we'd known that before we came.

The breakfast was charming - very fresh fruit, with a variety of choices for the first course, a delicious main dish, and a surprize desert! I don't usually have desert with my breakfast, but I couldn't turn this one down! The tiramisu-like desert was one of the most delectable treats I've had in a very long time.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2010

My family of 5 adults (2 generations) was travelin in Seattle and spent a night in Friday Harbor at the Tucker Inn. The staff was very accommodating and friendly to our large party, and so welcoming! From the ferry it was only a short walk (uphill, but only a couple blocks), where we were greeted by the very friendly staff who were making cookies for the guests which smelled heavenly. They let us leave our bags since we were early for check in, but offered to call as soon as the room was ready. When we came back from exploring the town, the log cabin we stayed in was absolutely adorable! Everything was plush and well thought out, there was milk and juice in the fridge, coffee and tea available, and those fresh cookies (which tasted as good as they smelled) waiting for us. We had our own private porch and a sun room, as well as a little kitchen complete with some snacks. As we explored the room, we couldn't help but smile and continue to exclaim to one another how great it was! The king sized bed was so comfortable, the quilts were wonderful, and the kitchen useful. The only problems were that they had forgotten to give us extra blankets for our 5th person (which they remedied when we informed them) and probably we should have gotten a second room since one person had to sleep on a less than plush cot (this room was perfect for 4, not 5). To be fair, they had warned us and it worked out ok for our group.

Breakfast in the morning was delicious - fresh fruit and juice, walnut biscuits with the most amazing cooked plums on top, and breakfast burritos with beans. Unfortunately we had to eat in the room instead of their restaurant because the early seating was full (and we had kayaking to do!), but it was still delicious and let us enjoy our lovely room a little longer. All in all, we loved our stay and would certainly come back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled with family
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Park Hills, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

My husband and I had never stayed at a B&B before and were a little apprehensive. The price was a little higher than we were used to paying for hotels/motels but we were extremely delighted with our stay. The breakfasts were amazing and we even enjoyed sharing it with some of the other guests each morning. We are usually a little on the shy side but were extremely comfortable dining with strangers! The room was perfect with the comfortable bed, flat screened tv (even though we didn"t use it much), and the large bathroom with a jaccuzzi tub and separate shower (a bit on the small side due to the slanted ceiling). Two blocks to the harbor made for an enjoyable stroll even when the temperature was a little cool. The Tucker House Inn made our stay extremely memorable.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank gordone54
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seattle
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2010

Staff was warm and very helpful. The rooms were clean. Breakfast was amazing with fresh ingredients from the garden. The hotel is in the heart of Friday Harbor. My husband and I have a disability, and the staff was very accommodating. We enjoyed our stay and will be back.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank seattle2Seattle
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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2010

We just returned from a wonderful stay at the Tucker House and would gladly return. While not inexpensive (though, in full disclosure, we were there during one of the two busiest weekends of the year), you certainly benefit from a host of little touches that make the stay special: a variety of home-made bath products, robes, extraordinarily comfortable beds, multi-course breakfast, and afternoon cookies, to name a few.

We stayed in the Castle Wall - a beautiful little room with a spacious bathroom. I will note for anyone visiting in the summer: While it generally cools down around 7pm, this room heats up incredibly during the day - at one point, the thermometer in the room read 94 degrees (and it felt like it). We powered through the first night, but had to ask for a fan the second. Housekeeping replied that there should have been a fan in the room, so the absence of one was probably an oversight.

Overall, the service was lovely - on the third day, housekeeping even brought a fan into the living room where we had decided to relax and read - without our asking. The best surprise were the boxed breakfasts-to-go that were provided as we needed to catch an early ferry back and couldn't enjoy the full sit-down meal.

While we didn't visit Cohos during our stay, I would heartily recommend both the Backdoor Kitchen (walking distance from the B&B and imaginative food) and the Duck Soup Inn (about a 10-15 minute drive). The Place was good - romantic when you view the harbor in the evening - but I'd have to rank the other two higher in terms of creativity and atmosphere. (Note: When you make reservations at Backdoor, be sure to ask for outdoor seating.)

The Tucker House has prime real estate near the Harbor, and a car isn't necessary if you're simply exploring the town. We were glad to have one, however (even with a scooter rental down the street), as it cut down tremendously driving from end-to-end of the island... and a visit to the furthest point of Roche Harbor is really a must.

I can't comment on the owners - we never really saw them, except briefly during one of the breakfasts, though again, we were there during the busiest season and I suspect thye had their hands full.

Overall, you won't leave feeling like it was a steal, but you should leave happy.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank bpulitzer
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Property: Tucker House Inn
Address: 275 C St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8098
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Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Tucker House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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