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Stay at One of the Best San Juan Island Hotels This Fall

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There’s still time to get a last-minute fall getaway on the calender before the busy holiday season sets in, and one of the best San Juan Island Hotels is right in the heart of it all in Friday Harbor, just a few blocks from the ferry dock. Fall is a beautiful season in the Northwest—our lush Evergreen forests maintain their emerald hues, which only makes the bright colorful pops from the hardwood trees stand out even more. The mornings are quiet as the fog settles around the island, and the sunsets are as pretty as they come. 

The weather in the autumn months in the Pacific Northwest is some of the most pleasant and picturesque. You’ll still need to pack your layers, but on most days, the sun comes out, and the warmth is perfect for outdoor adventures, either on the beautiful hiking trails, kayaking on the pristine waterways, or long walks on the beach.

As a guest at one of the best San Juan Island hotels, you’ll be close (if not within walking distance) to all of the best things to do this fall. Our Inn collection offers various lodging choices, from family and pet-friendly suites to romantic bed and breakfast rooms, perfect for two or a solo retreat. A scratch-made, delectable breakfast is delivered to your door each morning—you’ll receive an email questionnaire before you arrive to offer you dietary restrictions and requests. Check our upcoming last-minute fall availability and make a reservation at one of the best San Juan Island hotels today! 

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San Juan Island Hotels: Family and Pet-Friendly Lodging in the Northwest

As one of the best San Juan Island hotels, you’ll first notice that we go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Our glowing reviews on TripAdvisor prove that, with nearly 550 five-star reviews, you don’t have to take it from us. Here are a few recent guest reviews that make us smile: 

  1. Fairy Tale Cottage Vibes: “What a wonderful B & B – it is like a fairy tale cottage, so cute. The service was absolutely amazing, felt very pampered. The food was really good, and we went to their Coho restaurant, which I strongly recommend. Very intimate, and the food was top-notch. Close to town.”
  2. Perfect Place for a Friday Harbor Retreat: “Beautiful suite, nicely appointed, and very clean. The Lopez Suite was perfect for our family of four. The beds were super comfortable, and the bedding was like a cloud. Hot breakfast delivered to the door was delicious: hot biscuits, eggs, gravy, with homemade granola and yogurt parfait, juice, and coffee. French champagne, cookies, and a gorgeous flower arrangement made my birthday super special. Definitely worth the splurge. Staff was accessible and very nice.”
  3. Wonderful Stay! “We are so very happy with our stay at this property. The cute breakfast baskets every morning were so fun and all the food was delicious and filling! Cookies every evening were a real treat also. The Shaw suite was the perfect size for my husband and I – very clean with a comfortable bed and linens. The property is a great location for exploring the island – a very short walk into Friday Harbor. The property was very helpful and communicative before and during our stay. I highly recommend and would stay here again on our next visit.”
  4. Lovely Property! “Lovely room and bath. Perfectly situated in Friday Harbor. Mere steps from the ferry landing (very short uphill walk), bike rental and kayak tours, multiple coffee shops, and fantastic restaurants. Scrumptious breakfast is delivered to your door every morning. Absolute perfection for a slow roll getaway. Guest laundry facility and full kitchen access make this one of the best San Juan Island hotels for longer stays. Tucker House checks all the boxes for a weekend or extended stays.”
  5. A Perfect Stop on Our Honeymoon Trip: “My husband and I stayed here as we were hopping around and exploring WA after our wedding. We stayed in the Orcas suite and loved the private hot tub. Breakfast was delicious! We had a French toast bake of some sort with fresh berries, apple sausage, a parfait, and juice. We were staying on the island late the day of checkout, and they were kind enough to let us keep our luggage at the front desk for the whole day so we could explore more. We look forward to visiting and staying again. Be sure to get dinner at Coho- it was one of our favorite meals we’ve ever had!”

We can’t say enough how these reviews make everything we do for our guests worth it! Not all San Juan Island hotels can offer this level of service and amenities. 

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Our Favorite Things to do in Friday Harbor this Fall

Our location is key to making us one of the best San Juan Island hotels. You’ll be within walking distance of so many of our favorite things to do in Friday Harbor, and you’ll find plenty of parking at the Inn. If you do choose to hop in your car to explore the outer reaches of the island, it’s never more than a quick, scenic drive to the adventures that await. 

Here are a few of the best things to do in Friday Harbor this fall: 

  1. Explore Downtown Friday Harbor: First, take a stroll on the charming, quiet streets of Friday Harbor. Watch the ferry as it glides into the dock, grab a latte or treat at a local cafe, and do some shopping at the boutiques. The Pelindaba Lavender Store is a great stop! 
  2. Book a Kayak Excursion: Fall is a beautiful time to head out on the pristine waters surrounding the islands. As one of the best San Juan Island hotels, we also have kayaks for guests to borrow if you prefer heading out on your own. Here’s a list of local companies offering tours if you want a guided excursion. 
  3. Museums & Art Galleries: In downtown Friday Harbor, you’ll find the fascinating Whale Museum and the San Juan Island Museum of Art, as well as a handful of local galleries and showrooms. 
  4. Grab Lunch at San Juan Island Brewing: Just a few blocks from our Inn, the local brewery is a fantastic stop for lunch or a beer tasting, even better after spending a crisp fall day on the beach or hiking on the beautiful nearby trails. 
  5. Wine Tasting in Friday Harbor: One of our favorite stops for local wine tasting is Madrone Cellars, or head to SkyBar for a glass of wine on the rooftop with a panoramic view of the harbor. 
  6. An Elegant Meal at Coho Restaurant: Another reason to stay at one of the best San Juan Island hotels is our farm-to-table dining experience at Coho Restaurant, which is just a few blocks from the Inn. 

All of these activities are just a quick walk from our Inn! A major perk of staying at one of the best San Juan Island hotels this fall. We can’t wait to welcome you for your last-minute autumn getaway; make a reservation today!

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