This property is more of a residential property than a hotel. It is basically an apartment complex that has a handful of rental units. We stayed in unit 3, which was "not updated," according to the management (we were offered an updated unit, but we didn't care about that.) It was a cute little studio with a bed, a full kitchen (it did have a compact apartment stove, but it cooks just like a full size stove!), a bath with a shower, and a large closet. There was a breakfast bar with stools, and two dining room style chairs, but no table. I would have really loved a table or more comfortable chairs, and maybe those will come when the unit is upgraded. The management was friendly, accessible, and helpful. They even let me peek into some of the updated units-super cute! This property is a pleasant walk from the ferry terminal, maybe 7 or 8 blocks, and it only felt long the first time, when we didn't know where exactly we were going. It was really nice to go back at the end of the day to a place that felt homey instead of like a hotel. Having the full kitchen allowed us some options, like having breakfast before we headed out for the day, and not having to eat every meal out. While in Friday Harbor, we only ate at restaurants a few times. It was so nice having the option to just make a sandwich rather than decide what to eat and where to go. The property also had a pool and hot tub, which was dated, but still nice.
I would definitely stay at Sandpiper again! Between the laid-back homey feel, the nice people we met who lived there, and the amazing management, this was one of my favorite places to stay. It was perfect for the relaxing, no fuss, no drama vacation we were looking for.
- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper Condominiums Friday Harbor, San Juan Island