From the ground up
Our site was originally a fuel and oil storage facility for the fishing fleet, ferry and cannery. We've owned the spot since the mid '80s and performed a feasibility study on it in the late '90s. After plenty more studying, we voted to liven up the hillside with connective spaces and progressively designed structures.
Got a hammer?
We started blasting (a bit of an overstatement) in 2006 and put the finishing touches on a swanky mixed-use development project in 2009. What we now call our penthouses were listed for sale as condominiums for a spell before transitioning to vacation rentals in 2010. The Inn, and newest San Juan Island hotel as you see it today kicked off in 2011. We've done our best to kick things up a notch while keeping features like open decks reminiscent of historic front porches plus ship ladders and roof decks that recall our industrial past.
As green as it gets
We're Silver LEED Certified and really proud of our green Friday Harbor hotel. We funnel rainwater to a center runnel where it's stored for irrigation in a tank similar to what would have been found at the original oil storage facility. We've also handpicked smart products to pamper you and our environment throughout your stay.
Green is good - for you
Our microfiber sheets and organic waffle weave towels are 100% recyclable. Better yet, they're 1,000% comfortable and lightweight so the amount of energy required for daily washing is reduced. We refill recyclable bath amenity dispensers with soaps made with care by Malin and Goetz from 100% natural ingredients. With these guys, you'll inn• dulge in a purity fitting for the San Juan Islands.
Most important, our coffee is a custom blend roasted just a few miles from the Island Inn at 123 West by San Juan Roasters right here inn Friday Harbor, WA. We package our beans with recyclable materials and have drastically reduced our carbon footprint by getting a little help from our Island neighbors.