Friday Harbor House Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, San Juan Islands

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Pros

  • In the heart of downtown, 2 blocks from the ferry terminal
  • Decent-size rooms with Jacuzzi tubs for two and fireplaces
  • Most rooms have stunning views of the marina and the islands
  • Solid restaurant and bar on-site
  • Free Wi-Fi and free continental breakfast
  • In-room spa treatments available

Cons

  • Long staircase to get to the hotel
  • A few rooms have poor views
  • Slightly overpriced due to its central location

Bottom Line

The 23-room Friday Harbor House sits atop a bluff overlooking the marina in the heart of the downtown area. Decor is pretty generic, but rooms are decent-size and come with gas fireplaces, two-person Jacuzzi tubs, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and (in most cases) beautiful views. Nice freebies such as Wi-Fi and a good continental breakfast add value, but the location and views mean that prices will often still feel a bit steep for what you get. It is less boutique-y than one might expect of such a small property.

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 Location

A couple of blocks from the ferry landing, in the heart of downtown Friday Harbor

The Friday Harbor House is conveniently situated within walking distance of shopping, dining, and several attractions in downtown Friday Harbor. Its privileged location atop a bluff overlooking the marina and the nearby islands offers some of the best views in the area while still being in the heart of the action.

Friday Harbor is a small, compact town located on the eastern side of San Juan Island. Its kid-friendly attractions and the dozens outdoors activities attract families and active travelers alike year round, but especially during the summer months when you're likely to find long ferry lines. There's a wide array of great boutiques, quite a few solid restaurants serving international cuisine, a handful of interesting art galleries, and several unique museums.

Pretty beaches, beautiful trails, gorgeous whale-watching tours, and wild state parks make the San Juan Islands one of the best destinations in the region for the outdoorsy tourist -- but the myriad of other “city” activities available are sure to please the urban travelers too.

  • 4-minute drive to Friday Harbor Airport
  • 2-minute walk to Arctic Raven Art Gallery
  • 3-minute walk to San Juan Islands Museum of Art
  • 3-minute walk to the Palace Theatre
  • 4-minute walk to Friday Harbor ferry landing
  • 5-minute walk to Waterworks Gallery
  • 10-minute walk to the San Juan Historical Museum
  • 4-minute walk to San Juan Community Theatre
  • 19-minute drive to Lime Kiln Point State Park
  • 23-minute drive to San Juan island National Historical Park
  • 23-minute drive to San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

 Bottom Line

The 23-room Friday Harbor House sits atop a bluff overlooking the marina in the heart of the downtown area. Decor is pretty generic, but rooms are decent-size and come with gas fireplaces, two-person Jacuzzi tubs, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and (in most cases) beautiful views. Nice freebies such as Wi-Fi and a good continental breakfast add value, but the location and views mean that prices will often still feel a bit steep for what you get. It is less boutique-y than one might expect of such a small property.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 23
Pool: No
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Address: 130 West Street
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