Friday Harbor, WA

Travel Guide
San Juan Island featuring a marina, boating and sailing
This small town on San Juan Island is home to some special historic sites, festivals, open-air markets, craft shops, galleries and parks.

Enjoy the simplicity and serenity of San Juan Island’s gateway town. Friday Harbor is central to the transport, culture and commerce on San Juan Island, but the town is small and only has 2,000 inhabitants. Visit the cafés, restaurants, craft shops, festivals and galleries to get a sense of the community spirit on the island. In summer visitors flock here from the mainland and the bars and restaurants hum with a good natured atmosphere.

Culture thrives in Friday Harbor. Browse the art market, only a stone’s throw away from the ferry landing at Brickworks Plaza. Shop for hand-made pottery, jewelry, clothing and soaps. In summer, enjoy live music and theatre shows in the open air, visit one of the many festivals or simply sit in one of the waterfront bars and soak in the stunning views.

Take a self-guided walking tour of churches, parks and historical buildings. Pause at the granite memorial from 1921 in Memorial Park, which commemorates the locals who died in World War I. Don’t miss the San Juan Historical Museum, located in an old pioneer farmhouse. Tours are available throughout the year and its lawns are also used for major festivals and free live music nights.

Waterfront restaurants serve fresh seafood, harvested on the island, and a wide range of international cuisines, suiting all budgets. Treat yourself to an ice cream for dessert and take a seat on one of the benches in town for some people-watching.

To learn the names and habits of the resident orcas, head to the Whale Museum. Increase your chance to spot the seal colonies and pods of whales by joining one of the daily wild life cruises, kayak tours or scenic flights. During your trip you may meet the international graduate students of the Friday Harbor Laboratories, a world-renowned marine biology section of the University of Washington.

The town sits on the east coast of San Juan Island. Ferries sail directly from Anacortes on the mainland and water taxis can drop you off at nearby islands. Friday Harbor’s airport is close to the town center and has connections to cities such as Seattle and Bellingham.

Bird Rock Hotel
Bird Rock Hotel
2 out of 5
35 First Street, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250
The price is $149 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 14
Stay at this spa hotel in Friday Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (269 reviews)
"This was the perfect little boutique hotel. It’s location was amazing. One block from downtown and only a block and a half from the ferry. Very quiet incredibly clean, and everything you could need for amenities. Super cute and loved working with the staff. It was a most comfortable bed I’ve ever ..."

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Friday Harbor Suites
Friday Harbor Suites
2.5 out of 5
680 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250
The price is $202 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 9
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Friday Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in ...
4/5 Very Good! (586 reviews)
"Not well kept"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Earthbox Inn & Spa
Earthbox Inn & Spa
2.5 out of 5
410 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250
The price is $184 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
Stay at this spa hotel in Friday Harbor. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (619 reviews)

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
 ALL NEW VACATION CONDO IN FRIDAY HARBOR 1 BLOCK FROM FERRY
ALL NEW VACATION CONDO IN FRIDAY HARBOR 1 BLOCK FROM FERRY
Friday Harbor, WA
Stay at this condo in Friday Harbor. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a balcony. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions Whale Museum ...
5/5 Exceptional! (72 reviews)
Great stay
"The place was perfect for our needs and a great location. Very clean as well"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2022

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY HARBOR STUDIO
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY HARBOR STUDIO
Friday Harbor, WA
Stay at this apartment in Friday Harbor. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and barbecue grills. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the overall value in our reviews. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (47 reviews)
Perfect Location, comfortable stay
"We came to the island by bicycle it was a very short peddle/walk to the cottage from the ferry. We were able to walk or ride our bikes everywhere on the island. There are plenty of E-bikes, scooters, tiny cars and tri scooters to rent. We were lucky to see a couple of orca whales during our stay. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

DOWNTOWN FRIDAY HARBOR. ADULTS ONLY (Cozy Corner Suite #2)
DOWNTOWN FRIDAY HARBOR. ADULTS ONLY (Cozy Corner Suite #2)
Friday Harbor, Washington
Stay at this vacation home in Friday Harbor. Enjoy onsite parking, a Smart TV, and an in-room coffeemaker. Popular attractions San Juan Islands Museum of Art ...
3.8/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"No bathroom sink, television wouldn’t work without a code which wasn’t provided, bed very hard, walls so thin we could hear person in next room going to the bathroom"

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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