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The front desk staff was especially delightful. They were so sweet in answering our questions and making sure everything was perfect. Our room was set up well for us as we were traveling with my parents. It had two bedrooms, a living room, a spacious bath with a jet tub and dual shower head, and a mini kitchen area. Very clean and comfy. It is in walking distance of the ferry, and centrally located downtown, so we never had to pay to get anywhere. They had homemade scones at breakfast and warm cookies for a snack in the afternoon.

This is the worst hotel we have ever stayed in - extremely expensive for what we got! - and very noisy! - no air conditioning, so we had to deal with stuffy room or noise - and even with windows closed, loud street noise occurred at all hours of night - and bar across street was very noisy until after midnight - they know about this inconvenience as they supply ear plugs, but they didn't help - and bath tub and wash basin were in bedroom - breakfast was very sparse - not what would be expected for price we paid!

The room was cozy and comfortable. Everything was in good condition. I also liked the location. Next time I would want a room on an upper floor, however. It seemed a little awkward for our room door to be close and visible to the receptionist. The scones and granola w/ berries were excellent. Again just a little awkward to eat in the small lobby so close to the receptionist.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. If you don't bring a car to the island, the location is excellent, being just a short walk from either the ferry dock or the plane dock.

Lovely little spot, in what looks like an old house. Not what we expected but it was great. There were bathrobes and large towels. Breakfast included homemade scones.

Love this place! I’ve stayed three times at Friday’s Harbor- all three times at this hotel. The staff and the breakfast are wonderful. The rooms are cozy and clean. My only suggestion is the Lopez room shower is hard to get in/out of and could benefit from some hand rails.

We like the spaciousness of our room, its decor, and setting. There were some noise from outside of our room early in the morning, which is a little bothersome.

Besides lack of parking during the day it was a great experience. Great service, desk staff was very friendly.

First Street Friday Harbor WA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Spa
  • Free bike rentals

Bird Rock Hotel places you next to Whale Museum and a short drive from other popular attractions like American Camp Visitor Center. This 11-room hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a full-service spa, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

All of Bird Rock Hotel's 11 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, coffee makers, and ceiling fans. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets. Safes are also available.


Property features

Renovated in 2015, Bird Rock Hotel offers a full-service spa, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas. If you decide to drive, there's free offsite parking. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with concierge services, securing valuables, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area.

Room options

Spieden

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Salt Spring

1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Orcas

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

San Juan

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Bird Rock Hotel

Everyone (2) Couples (5) Family (2)
5
Family

The front desk staff was especially delightful. They were so sweet in answering our questions and making sure everything was perfect. Our room was set up well for us as we were traveling with my parents. It had two bedrooms, a living room, a spacious bath with a jet tub and dual shower head, and a mini kitchen area. Very clean and comfy. It is in walking distance of the ferry, and centrally located downtown, so we never had to pay to get anywhere. They had homemade scones at breakfast and warm cookies for a snack in the afternoon.

By on Sep 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 13, 2019

Awww, thank you so much! Being delightful is our favorite! We are so happy we were right for you and your family. Thank you for your visit. Please come back soon!

1
Partner Couples

This is the worst hotel we have ever stayed in - extremely expensive for what we got! - and very noisy! - no air conditioning, so we had to deal with stuffy room or noise - and even with windows closed, loud street noise occurred at all hours of night - and bar across street was very noisy until after midnight - they know about this inconvenience as they supply ear plugs, but they didn't help - and bath tub and wash basin were in bedroom - breakfast was very sparse - not what would be expected for price we paid!

By on Aug 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2019

Hi Anonymous, Thank you so much for your visit and your feedback I'm so sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We try so hard to be very clear about who we are and what we have to offer: a historic boutique hotel with renovated rooms in the heart of a bustling coastal town. We have not only detailed room descriptions (yes, not all our rooms have A/C), but also equally detailed floor plans on our website. We love the quirky lay-out (we were the first hotel to offer indoor plumbing on the entire island!) and amazing historic details (like the original tin ceiling), but understand it's not for everyone. I'm so sorry we weren't for you. Next time you visit, maybe check out our sister hotel, the Earthbox Inn & Spa? We have three room styles with A/C there (Sea, Water & Sun Places), plus it's a bit further from the core of town. We so much would love you to experience San Juan Island and be in awe and have fun. We hope we can help with that next time.

4
Partner Couples

The room was cozy and comfortable. Everything was in good condition. I also liked the location. Next time I would want a room on an upper floor, however. It seemed a little awkward for our room door to be close and visible to the receptionist. The scones and granola w/ berries were excellent. Again just a little awkward to eat in the small lobby so close to the receptionist.

By on Jul 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 23, 2019

Hi, Thank you so much for your visit and your feedback! Our front desk staff are also your breakfast cooks (keeping an eye out for what needs to be replenished), your cookie baker, lemonade maker, concierge and trip planner, bringer of extra towels, trouble shooter and more. We want to be available to you and didn't mean to bother you. Give us a call next time and together we'll find the room perfect for you and yours. We can't wait!

5
Partner Couples

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. If you don't bring a car to the island, the location is excellent, being just a short walk from either the ferry dock or the plane dock.

By on Jun 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your visit and your feedback! We are so happy you had a great time and can't wait for your next visit!

5
Partner Couples

Lovely little spot, in what looks like an old house. Not what we expected but it was great. There were bathrobes and large towels. Breakfast included homemade scones.

By on May 7, 2019

Review comment responded on May 8, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for your visit and for letting us know about your stay! Our Bird Rock Hotel is actually one of the oldest hotels on San Juan Island. We totally agree, it looks like the super comfy house of your old, rich aunt. We are so happy you liked it. We can't wait for you to come back soon!

5
Family Partner Couples

Love this place! I’ve stayed three times at Friday’s Harbor- all three times at this hotel. The staff and the breakfast are wonderful. The rooms are cozy and clean. My only suggestion is the Lopez room shower is hard to get in/out of and could benefit from some hand rails.

By on May 4, 2019

Review comment responded on May 6, 2019

Hi there, Thank you so much for your making us "your" place in Friday Harbor. We are so happy we are right for you. Thank you also for your feedback. We very much appreciate it! We can't wait to have you come visit us again soon!

4

nice hotel, convenient to ferry and town.

Everyone

We like the spaciousness of our room, its decor, and setting. There were some noise from outside of our room early in the morning, which is a little bothersome.

By on Jul 31, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 3, 2017

Thank you so much for your visit and your feedback. We appreciate it very much and will take your suggestions into account. We hope, you come visit again soon.

5

right in the middle of where you want to be

Everyone

Besides lack of parking during the day it was a great experience. Great service, desk staff was very friendly.

By on Jul 29, 2016

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