My wife and I stayed a week in the Channel Room in May which was a bit off season. We arrived in Friday Harbor via the San Juan Clipper so we had no vehicle. The location was perfect. Everything in downtown was in walking distance. The room was clean and comfortable. If you have read the other reviews some mention the TV. Yes, the TV is kind of old-school not being a flat screen. We only watched it at night to catch the news and weather. To be honest - we didn't go to SJI to watch TV.
The most important thing to consider is your sensitivity to noise. The Channel room sits above the Bean Cafe which opens at 7:00 am. If you like to sleep with the windows open you will start hearing the town come alive in the morning. I actually didn't have a problem with it because I usually wake early and seemed like I was listening to the town waking up as well. Noise from the other rooms and downstairs businesses was pretty noticeable. But again, we were really only in the room in the evenings. If your neighbors are really noisy you may notice and hopefully they will be more considerate than our neighbors.
I have one minor suggestion for management. The guest information packet in the room suggests guests can store their luggage in the property management office if leaving the island sometime after checkout. This was a very nice perk but the address listed in the guest packet is wrong. This should be updated to avoid confusion.
- 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