Friday Harbor Hotels

The Friday Harbor hotels are some of the most popular hotels in the San Juan Islands. This has a lot to do with their convenient locations. Friday Harbor is the main commercial center of the San Juan Islands, so the available services are plentiful. Only adding to the allure of the Friday Harbor hotels is the fact that they offer plenty of variety. No other town or settlement in the San Juans offers a larger hotel selection, and there are even a few cheap hotels for those who want to keep their lodging costs down. As such, finding your ideal travel base in Friday Harbor should also be a breeze.

Travelers who are in need of Friday Harbor lodging won't want to overlook the Friday Harbor House. This upscale San Juan Islands hotel at 130 West Street offers 23 cozy and sophisticated guest units, and its bluff top location just two blocks from the ferry terminal is hard to argue with. In the guest units, you will find a fireplace and a large jetted tub. Mini refrigerators, coffee makers, and TVs also come standard, and your room is also likely to feature a DVD player. Wi-Fi is available if you want to take advantage, and it's also possible to arrange in-room massage services. As for what you will find outside of the guest units, the Friday Harbor House boasts an excellent restaurant, an event room that can accommodate up to 100 people, and a beautiful venue that can be used for weddings.

Another top Friday Harbor accommodations option is the Earthbox Motel & Spa (pictured). Anything but your average motel, the quirky lodging establishment at 410 Spring Street offers rooms that are very comfortable and stylish. It also has a full-service spa, and concierge service is available should you need help planning tours and other outings. In addition to a spa, the facilities at the Earthbox Motel & Spa include a heated indoor pool, a fitness room, and a sauna. There isn't an onsite restaurant, but room service is available due to the motel's relationship with a nearby eatery. Other things that are available to guests at the Earthbox Motel & Spa are free Wi-Fi and complimentary bike rentals. Standard amenities in the 72 guest units include cable TV, a microwave, a coffee maker, a mini fridge, and a phone. Larger guest units that feature full kitchens are available for those who are interested, as is a two-bedroom house.

Not far from the Earthbox Motel & Spa sits the Best Western Friday Harbor Suites. This all-suite hotel at 680 Spring Street offers both one-bedroom units and two-bedroom units, and they offer good amenities. Standard amenity highlights include flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, pillow top beds, and free high-speed Internet access. Each guest unit also features a gas fireplace and a private deck or balcony. Breakfast is included in the rates at the Best Western Friday Harbor Suites, and should you be hanging out at the hotel during the lunch or dinner hours, you can consider eating at the onsite restaurant and lounge. Other facilities include an exercise room, a small business center, and an outdoor hot tub. There is a lot to like about the Best Western Friday Harbor Suites, and it only gets better when you consider the concierge services, the free parking, and the complimentary shuttle service.

There are some excellent bed and breakfasts in the San Juan Islands, and they include the Kirk House. Situated just five blocks from the Friday Harbor ferry terminal at 595 Park Street, this historic B&B offers a great location, plenty of charming craftsmanship, and four inviting guest units. The home might date back to 1907, but you shouldn't want for modern amenities. Each guest unit features a TV, a DVD player, and Wi-Fi access. A DVD library is among the general facilities, and guests are free to grab some bottled water from the communal refrigerator. Relaxing on the wraparound porch is also an option when it comes to filling your down time at the Kirk House B&B, and should it be cold outside, the parlor fireplace might be beckoning.

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