by Kaitlin Braun
Bird Rock Hotel combines the best of both worlds: a beautiful, historic exterior, combined with a comfortable, clean, and modern interior. You’ll enjoy the hotel’s style and charm, welcoming and personal atmosphere, and convenience of being close to the island’s best attractions. You’ll enjoy sleeping soundly in a custom bed outfitted with organic linens, then waking up to a gourmet continental breakfast with eggs, fruit, yogurt, homemade scones, and more. Return to the hotel in the afternoon to munch on warm cookies, then pay a visit to the off-site heated indoor pool, sauna, and Jacuzzi.
There are only 15 rooms in the boutique hotel, every one of them different. Families will be able to spread out in style in the two-bedroom suite. All units are equipped with free Wi-Fi, as well as soft bathrobes and bath amenities. In many suites you’ll find a gas fireplace, jetted bathtub, and private balcony or patio.
On the island, you’ll find plenty to do, such as whale watching, ziplining, cycling, horseback riding, and other outdoor adventures. The restaurant scene is excellent also: you’ll find nearly two dozen places to eat within three blocks of the hotel. Ask the staff for recommendations or check Bird Rock Hotel’s website to find a list of favorite restaurants sorted by meal type.
Our Editor Loves
- Gourmet continental breakfast
- Two-bedroom family suite
- Pool, sauna, hot tub (off site)
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
I chose Bird Rock Inn due to its location to dining and more. We were not disappointed! It’s in a great location. Very cleaned and attractive. We were able to walk from the Inn to attractions within Friday Harbor workout trouble. The employees were fantastic. So friendly and considerate. The complimentary breakfast was excellent as well - awesome scones. I really wish we had started our trip there. We will return!
I chose Bird Rock as my final destination on a 10 day trip around the sound and islands. I arrived insanely early from walk on ferry I was not expecting my room ready but at least drop off my bags. I was stunned to find my room ready and complimentary upgrade! The lady at the front desk was so kind and escorted me to my room and tour of amenities on the way I failed to get her name!
I booked the Skipjack it was recommended for solo travelers I was upgraded to the Patos same style room except bigger bed I fully appreciated being 6'5". European style no en-suite bath but shared baths down the hall. They were always sparkling! Props to the housekeeping! Room amenities included all the usual and comfortable soft robes to get to and from the bathroom in style.
Minor gripe the mugs are smaller than the Kerig water intake! If you fill to the line in the Kerig it goes to the rim or over on the mug when brewing leaving no room for sugar or creamer. I found that out the hard way and adjusted fill the mug to desired level then pour the water in the machine.
Community style shared deck space off the room with shrubs dividing furniture was a nice touch and great spot to enjoy morning coffee.
During my stay I experienced the best massage ever! Cammille made me feel human again I forgot was it was like to not be in pain. I highly recommend the spa! I for sure will be returning for that!
I was also able to book a 5 hour kayak tour through the hotel If they didn't ask about it during reservation process I would of never thought about it. I had so much fun! Thank you Kylie for setting that up for me! I don't think she ever left the building my entire stay!
Everything about Bird Rock Hotel is on point.
You cannot go wrong, great service, great location. I am looking forward to return trip!