What to Do

From kayaking and whale watching to art galleries and distillery tours, San Juan Island has plenty to keep you entertained. See what the island has for you!


Bird Rock Hotel offers 15 unique rooms in downtown Friday Harbor. Explore the collection to see which room is perfectly suited for you!

Nestled in the heart of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Bird Rock Hotel awaits!

Located just three blocks from the Washington State Ferry terminal, the delightful Bird Rock Hotel is the ideal base for the active adventurers, the bicyclists, the birders, the kayakers and travelers, who leave their horseless carriage on the mainland.

The Bird Rock Hotel lays in the heart of cute, bustling Friday Harbor, across the street from the acclaimed Friday Harbor Whale Museum, within easy walking distance of over 30 eateries, bistros, cafes and bars. Explore the shops and galleries, the Saturday Farmer's Market, arts and music festivals and take our complimentary beach cruiser bikes for a spin to the nearest beach.

Come dream, sleep, play, wander, discover...evolve


Winter Beauty Win Win 

40% OFF November, 2023 – March, 2024 

We have a few lovely beautification projects planned for our cute historic hotel this Winter.

A handful of rooms will be available for you to reserve though! This way our amazing staff can keep working (Winter work is hard to find here on the isle), our sweet Bird Rock will get her decks replaced and a couple of rooms revamped and you will get to enjoy a generous 40% discount off our already low Winter rates.

So if you don’t mind some noise during the day and you’ve always yearned to sneak away to San Juan Island during the secret season, this is your chance to explore and treat yourself. Book our WINWIN Special here.

Why to Always Book Direct when Making a Hotel Reservation

We know which room has the best view, is the most romantic or best suited for a family. And we always offer the best rates when you book directly with us

How to find Summer Solitude on San Juan Island

Friday Harbor and San Juan Island are such fun in the summer, yet solitude is never far on San Juan Island. Here are our favorite uncrowded spots and where to find them.

5 August Must-Dos on San Juan Island

It’s Summer on San Juan Island. Orca whales and outdoor weddings. Art fairs and music festivals. Hiking, biking and kayaking. Where will you start? We’ve made a list of the fun activities and cool events you can experience in August, so you don’t miss out!

Guest Reviews

Google Guest
Guest, October 2022

Great place to stay in the heart of the harbor! We got the king suite and loved the decor and cleanliness. The virtual check in was a snap- we will be back for our next trip to Friday Harbor!

Hotels.com Guest
Guest, August 2020


By far this was one of the best hotels we stayed at! It was extremely clean and convenient (located in the center of downtown with the grocery store and several restaurants a minutes walk). 

Hotels.com Guest
Guest, September 2020

10 out of 10!

Such a cute little property and town! Love it! Room was comfortable and super cozy.

Expedia Guest
Guest, August 2020

Really amazing hotel...

Everything, including check-in, is self service...but the room has everything you need and there is extra of everything available in the lobby. Really impressed with the way this hotel has responded to the COVID crisis. Location is fantastic. View from our deck was amazing. Overall a great stay!

TripAdvisor Guest, Marian H
Guest, August, 2021

Great Location

I highly recommend this hotel. Very clean and comfortable. We were there during COVID so check in instructions were all online. We were close to all restaurants. We had a rental car and was able to find parking. We even had a slight ocean view. The courtyard had all chairs and beautiful flowers.

Alexandra R
Guest, January 2023

Best *hotel* accommodation on the island! My partner and I have visited San Juan Island aka Friday Harbor before so we went this weekend for a getaway but this time, decided to try staying at the renovated Bird Rock Hotel instead of [another local hotel]. This hotel took my call and gave me and my partner the best deal for a Queen-sized room for a 2-nights stay (whereas booking.com charged $20 more) so we were already impressed with the price we got. The room itself was quaint (Palos room), the amenities convenient (coffee stand, satellite hdtv and 150 DirecTV, etc), and general aesthetic modernized and sleek but not lifeless.

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Save 20% off your first night. Save 25% off your second and subsequent nights when you Book Early!

Book by Mar 31, 2024 for travel April 1 through May 23, 2024.

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