2012, Certificate of Excellence - 2012

Trip Advisor named Friday Harbor House a Certificate of Excellence winner for 2012


Evening Magazine Best of Northwest Escapes

Friday Harbor House was recognized in the category of "Best Hotel" in the 2011 KING 5 / Evening Magazine "The Best of Northwest Escapes" contest. The contest profiles local businesses and allows readers to recommend and vote on their favorites. Friday Harbor House came in at #4 in the entire Northwest

San Juan Islands Rank #2 by the New York Times list of Places to Go in 2011

The New York Times listed the San Juan Islands as the #2 place to see in their list of 41 Places To Go in 2011. The publication described that the "eternal lure of the San Juans" is credited by its landscapes where "pastoral hills give way to broody forests and scrappy escarpments that overlook fjordlike inlets."


Evening Magazine Best of Northwest Escapes

Friday Harbor House was voted one of the Top 5 "Best Hotels" in the 2010 Best of Northwest Escapes contest for Evening Magazine and KING 5. The contest profiles local businesses and allows readers to vote for and recommend their favorites.


San Juan Islands Ranks #5 - Travel + Leisure's 2008 World's Best Awards

Travel + Leisure Magazine announced its 2009 World's Best Awards in July, ranking the San Juan Islands #5 on its list of Top 5 Islands in the Continental U.S. and Canada.

San Juan Islands: #4 on List of World's Top 10 Ferry Boat Rides

Getting here really is half the fun. The Washington State Ferry route to the San Juans Islands was recently rated on The Society of American Travel Writer's "Top 10" most exciting ferry rides in the world.

Robert Haru Fisher, columnist and contributing editor for, stated that the "Washington State Ferries offer the most beautiful views of water, mountains, and forest."

Top Puget Sound Wedding Location

Friday Harbor House was named by both Seattle Bride magazine and Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom as a top Puget Sound wedding location.


Top Meeting Space in San Juan Islands, WA

The December issue of Smart Meetings named Friday Harbor House as one of the best venues to hold meetings and conference in The San Juan Islands.

Top 10 North American Island Destination, 2008

Readers of Conde Nast Traveler name the San Juan Islands #9 of 10 in the Top 10 Islands in North America list.

Most Desirable Location for a Wedding Reception

Seattle Bride Magazine listed Friday Harbor House as one the best most desirable locations to have a wedding reception in the Islands of Washington.


The Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest

Friday Harbor House maintains a coveted spot on this desirable list by the writers of Romantic Travel Guide.

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Friday Harbor House is featured in the latest edition of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: USA & Canada by bestselling author Patricia Schultz.

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