The San Juan Island hotels offer the widest selection of accommodations in the San Juan Islands chain. No other island is more highly developed, after all, and San Juan Island is where you will find the main hub of Friday Harbor. The majority of the San Juan Island lodging establishments are found in and around Friday Harbor, though you don't have to limit yourself to this area if you don't want to. There are some lodging gems at other destinations around the island, and they include some very tantalizing resorts.
When searching for San Juan Island hotels, many travelers stick to the Friday Harbor area. There are some excellent Friday Harbor hotels to choose from, and they include a Best Western brand hotel that offers suites on the town's outskirts. There's also the Friday Harbor House, which is one of the best luxury hotels in the San Juan Islands, and if you like quirky hotels that are stylish and well-priced, the Earthbox Motel and Spa is worth keeping on the radar.
Friday Harbor is a great place to start when trying to find cheap San Juan Island accommodations. There are a few discount hotels in and around town, including the Discovery Inn. This motel-style hotel at 1016 Guard Street offers twenty nonsmoking rooms, and while these rooms might be lacking in the decor department, they have good amenities. Complimentary Internet access is among the standard amenity highlights, and you will also have cable TV and a coffee maker at your disposal.
Another great place to search for San Juan Island lodging is Roche Harbor. There aren't a lot of Roche Harbor hotels to choose from. In fact, the area is home to a single resort. This resort, which is known as the Roche Harbor Resort, is a great option as it offers a variety of lodging options and some fantastic facilities. The marina is what draws many visitors in, and the same can be said about the resort's village-like atmosphere.
Another resort that can make for a good addition to your list of potential San Juan Island hotels is the Lakedale Resort (pictured). This wonderful retreat between Friday Harbor and Roche Harbor also offers a variety of lodging options, the likes of which include tasteful lodge rooms, well-equipped cabins, a spacious lake house, and campsites. You can even rent a Vintage Airstream camper or a canvas tent that features a cozy bed and other amenities that you might not expect to enjoy while camping. Three lakes can be found on the resort's more than 80-acre grounds, and they can be used for recreational activities such as canoeing and swimming.
There are a number of wonderful bed and breakfasts in the San Juan Islands, and the island of San Juan boasts some of the best. Among them is the Wildwood Manor B&B. This casual and elegant inn is situated at 5335 Roche Harbor Road, which means that the drive from the ferry landing should only take around ten minutes. Whether you book one of the three rooms or the larger suite at the Wildwood Manor B&B, you can expect to enjoy a considerable amount of comfort. Luxury linens, soft robes, and high-quality bath products are among the standard in-room amenities. Each room and suite also features Wi-Fi, a TV, and a DVD player. It's not all about the guest units, however. The Wildwood Manor B&B offers amazing views of the San Juan Channel, and its eleven-acre grounds feature lawn areas, gardens, and forested areas.
San Juan Island lodging can satisfy most wants and needs. There are at least two campsites to choose from, and if you want to go in another direction, you can entertain the idea of booking a vacation rental. The vacation rentals on San Juan Island, as is true of the island's hotels, offer plenty in the way of variety, so chances are good that there will be at least one that suits your fancy.