by Kaitlin Braun
Friday Harbor Suites (not to be confused with Friday Harbor House) offers some of the most spacious and comfortable accommodations for families vacationing on San Juan Island. Located only half a mile from the ferry dock, the all-suite hotel is an incredibly convenient home base. Suites come in a choice of either one or two bedrooms. Families will love the freedom of having their own kitchenette, so stock up on groceries and plan a few non-restaurant meals. All suites feature cozy living room areas with TVs and sofa beds. Some add on gas fireplaces, which makes a perfect backdrop to family game night. Other suite amenities include private balconies or patios and complimentary high speed Internet. Families, consider booking the two bedroom and one and a half bathroom suite so nobody has to fight over bathroom access during the trip and everyone has space to spread out.
Wake up and enjoy the daily complimentary breakfast, which features hot foods such as scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, waffles, and biscuits, supplemented with standard continental choices like fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastries, and more. Then, when you’re ready to head out for the day, hop on the complimentary hotel shuttle, which goes to downtown, the ferry, the marina, and the airport. The concierge will be happy to recommend activities and help you arrange them.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary shuttle service
- Excellent complimentary breakfast
- Spacious one- and two-bedroom suites
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Recently we stayed a few nights at Friday Harbor Suites. The room was adequate. There are no frills and the decor is outdated. They staff was friendly. I would have given the hotel 4 if it weren’t for the seriously filthy carpets throughout the hotel. The hallways were black with dirt. The carpet in the breakfast and restaurant area were filthy. You couldn’t walk across the floor in the room in your socks without them becoming black also. There is no excuse for floors to be this dirty anywhere.
We found the hotel to be specious and most important, very close by to so many things to do, eat, buy and see. It’s right up the hill from the harbor. No air conditioning but a box fan and open windows were fine even during the recent heat wave. After biking the island each day we loved the jacuzzi tub utilizing the nice robes in the room. The elevator was big enough for our tandem bike which was a FIRST. Breakfast was very nice and offered very early which we were thankful for. Riding the island was a lifetime thrill and very convenient from the Friday Harbor Suites