Where to Stay in Friday Harbor

Seattle Travel Guide › Friday Harbor Hotels
Updated: October 16, 2023
By Santorini Dave

Best place to stay in Friday Harbor for couples.

Our suite at the Friday Harbor House on San Juan Island.

Friday Harbor Hotels Map
Hotels on map: Island Inn at 123 WestFriday Harbor HouseEarthbox Inn & SpaBird Rock HotelTucker House InnDiscovery InnJuniper Lane Guest HouseHillside House B&BFriday Harbor GrandArgyle House B&BTrumpeter Inn

The 6 Best Hotels in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

Friday Harbor is the main town on San Juan Island. It’s where the marina is located and the Anacortes ferry arrives and departs. (There was no Clipper service from downtown Seattle in 2022. Not sure what the plan is for summer 2023.) There are also seaplane flights to the airport and marina from Western Washington cities.

Friday Harbor is a town of about 2500 people, popular with tourists and well-stocked with restaurants, cafes, bars, and small shops. There is also a grocery store, brewery, whale watching tours, a movie theater, bowling alley, and 3 small but interesting museums.

1. Island Inn at 123 West

Great hotel in Friday Harbor with view.
Hotel phone: 360-378-4400
• The best luxury hotel in Friday Harbor.
• Easy walk (300 ft) from the seaplane and ferry dock.
• Surrounded by shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars.
• Fantastic views of the marina and ferry.
• Deluxe king rooms are charmingly decorated. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments are large and have full kitchen. Beds have designer luxury sheets.
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2. Friday Harbor House

Romantic hotel with bar restaurant close to ferry port.
Hotel phone: 360-378-8455
• The most romantic hotel in Friday Harbor.
• Easy walk (400 ft) from the seaplane and ferry dock.
• Steps to shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars.
• Fantastic views of marina and ferry.
• Great restaurant and charming bar have water views, firepits, and large outdoor seating area.
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3. Earthbox Inn & Spa

Friday harbor hotel with swimming pool.
Hotel phone: 360-378-4000
• Good value motel-style inn with a friendly boutique feel.
• Full-service spa, indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna.
• 7-minute walk (0.3 mile) from the seaplane and ferry dock.
• 3-minute walk to center of town, shops, restaurants, bars, and grocery store.
• Parking is free and plentiful. Complimentary bikes.
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4. Bird Rock Hotel

Inexpensive Friday Harbor Hotel near shops and restaurants.
Hotel phone: 360-378-5848
• Trendy and friendly boutique hotel.
• Easy walk (500 ft) from the seaplane and ferry dock.
• Steps from shops, bars, restaurants, and grocery store.
• Nice outdoor courtyard and complimentary bicycles.
• Free breakfast with fresh scones. Homemade cookies and lemonade in the afternoon.
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5. Tucker House Inn

Luxury bed and breakfast suite in Friday Harbor.
Hotel phone: 360-378-2783
• Wonderful bed & breakfast. Daily homemade cookies. Gourmet breakfast.
• Easy walk (500 ft) from the seaplane and ferry dock.
• 3-minute walk to shops, bars, restaurants, grocery store, and the San Juan Brewing Company.
• Complimentary bikes.
• Tucker House and Harrison House Suites are neighboring properties with the same owner and reception.
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6. Discovery Inn

Friday Harbor hotel with Jacuzzi.
Hotel phone: 360-378-2000
• Less expensive than most hotels in Friday Harbor, but still very nice.
• 20-minute walk, 4-minute drive (1 mile) from ferry and seaplane.
• 15-minute walk to town center, shops, restaurants, and grocery store.
• Lots of free parking.
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Best Places to Stay on San Juan Island – Outside of Friday Harbor

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes

San Juan Island Family Resort
Hotel phone: 360-378-2350
• Awesome lakeside retreat with glamping, log cabins, RVs, and tent camping. The best place to stay for families on San Juan.
• 10-minute drive from Friday Harbor and the ferry dock.
• Fishing, swimming, boating, biking, and lots of family-friendly games & activities.
• Yurt bungalows and two-bedroom cottages are great for families. Hotel-style rooms for less outdoorsy guests.
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Snug Harbor Resort and Marina

Luxury cabins on San Juan Island.
Hotel phone: 360-378-4762
• Fantastic one and two-bedroom suites and cabins with water views.
• Boating, kayaking, hiking, crabbing – lots of great outdoor activities.
• Whale watching tour leaves directly from the resort.
• 17-minute drive from Friday Harbor. 12 minutes from Roche Harbor.
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