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

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

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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!

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.

Taylor G
Guest, October 2023

The hotel is quaint, very coastal-esque, and incredibly convenient with relationship to the ferry access and the main drags of Friday Harbor. For a first time visitor or someone just looking to be “in town,” it’s a great stay.
Bed was very comfy and the pillows were awesome - a rarity in hotels anymore! Bathroom areas were clean and well stocked. Amenities included AC (in certain rooms), bath robes, and a coffee/tea supply. All of it contributed to a great experience.

Alicia J.
Guest, October 2023

We stayed in the Patos room and loved the balcony and being able to see the harbor from the window! Hotel was truly contactless, which was new to us but super cool. The bathrooms stayed clean and the other guests seemed very respectful. Location, location, location is true here - so close to everything we needed.

Miranda D.
Guest, August 2023

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Bird Rock Hotel and it was truly a delightful experience. The hotel is housed in a cute, stylish old building that has been tastefully converted into a modern stay.
One of the best things about this hotel is its location. It is conveniently situated within walking distance to all the places you would want to visit on the island. Whether it's the beach, restaurants, or shops, everything is just a short stroll away.

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