THE GOOD: The High Seas suite is beautifully furnished, comfortable and roomy. The view is amazing, right in front of the ferry terminal and vista of the bay. Watching sea planes taking off and landing, the ferries arriving all day - this is great entertainment right out your own windows! There is also a small balcony with a propane grill. In the bedroom there is a very comfy king bed, the kitchen is large and there is a nice stackable laundry unit in a closet.
I didn't realize there is a long staircase to get to the suites. Not a problem for me but was a little tricky with my 75-year old parents and their luggage.
THE BAD: The sofa bed in this unit (High Seas) is absolutely horrid. I didn't realize it until bedtime when I unfolded the bed and found a 3" lumpy spring mattress with nothing between your body and the springs but a sheet. The trick is to find one spot between the pokiest springs and then not move during the night but I've still got sore, bruised spots on my body. I was able to make enough peace with this bed to get some rest but most people would not. Considering the overall excellent quality of the suite, I'm surprised at this horrible piece of furniture... It is worse than a camp cot and really must be replaced.
Bottom line: if you are traveling with 1-2 people who will be sleeping in the bedroom, I highly recommend this luxurious suite. If you have an extra family member or friend, definitely look elsewhere!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- San Juan Suites - Luxury Lodging - San Juan Suites Vacation Rentals are known for their amazing water views, downtown location and luxurious appointments. Two of the larger suites overlook the entire harbor in Friday Harbor. Friday Harbor is the main town on San Juan Island. These two suites see the comings and goings of the Washington State ferries, private boats, and commercial boats and shops. Two other suites overlook the town of Friday Harbor on First Street and the charming shops and restaurants. One additional vacation rental suite can be utilized by a larger suite, or by just itself These luxury vacation rental suites take up the entire upper floor one of the newest buildings in down town Friday Harbor. Rent a suite individually, rent two suites, three suites, and four or for a large family reunion - rent the entire floor to accommodate up to 17 guests •Suites sleep 2, 4, and 5 individuals. Rent them all and they sleep 17 people! •Northwest Passages sleeps 5 with a water view •High Seas sleeps 4 with a water view •Channel Room sleeps 2 and can be coupled with any of the other suites •Valley Farm sleeps 2 with a Friday Harbor Village view •Conservatory sleeps 4 with a Friday Harbor Village view •Pet-Friendly - Well-mannered dogs are welcome. There are two suites that are pet-friendly •Wi-Fi all rooms •Sleep Therapy Machine (for light sleepers) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- San Juan Suites Friday Harbor, San Juan Island