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Wayfarer's Rest

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights here in a private room with shared bath. It's quite basic, and not worth the price - I'd only recommend if you're desperate. The place is dark and musty, only 2 bathrooms servicing a potential occupancy of 16+.

Thank Polaroyd
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Our family of 4 took Room 3 & 4; both with bunk beds. Rm. 3 has a large window but no screen so mosquitos can get in. This made it stuffy and hot w/ no A/C. Rm. 4 has a little sink and a window with a screen. The bath on this side of the bldg is older and not...

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Quiet hours are non-existent with drunks coming and going most of the night with no policing by management. Guests houses can easily be heard from the main building. The mattresses are uncomfortable and low quality. The sheets are synthetic. Some of the windows didn't open, while some that did didn't have screens. The parking area is a bit tight as...

Thank baldwinmathew
New York City, New York
Reviewed 11 July 2016

First time in Friday Harbor and if we were to come back, we would absolutely stay here without even bothering to look at other options. The rooms are immaculate, there is everything you could possibly need and the people who work there are the nicest! We were doing an overnight kayak trip and they were so accommodating to let us...

1Thank jlenhart915
Maastricht, Netherlands
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, after a holiday weekend we arrived on a tuesday. There's self check in, which is fine, but for us the locks with codes took some trying for never having encountered such a system. Would have been helpful if there would have been someone from management if we had questions about the wayfarers rest or the...

Thank MissRoadTrip
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We chose to stay at Wayfarer's Rest because we were able to get a room for three at a very reasonable price. Lodging on San Juan can get pricey fast, so hostels are great. We stayed in the boat house, which was pretty unique. The bunk in the boat part (a twin) has very limited head room, but the double...

Thank Courtney K
Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We arrived on the Monday after a holiday weekend, so with the exception of one other traveler, we had the entire place to ourselves. We arrived before check-in, so the room was still being cleaned (after a hectic weekend, I'm sure), but the manager was kind enough to let us drop off our luggage, use the restroom, and get signed...

Thank Bners911
Lennox Head, Australia
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This accommodation was affordable, comfortable and had everything we needed. The bed was very squeaky but that was the worst thing. Easy to walk to and from town. Fresh eggs for breakfast were lovely. Would stay here again.

Thank ClaireKing92
Evansville, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Friday Harbor lodging is very expensive during the season. We found Wayfarer's Rest from a list given to us by our Kayak Tour company. Wayfarer's Rest is basically a house and a couple of neighboring houses converted into guest rooms - some with private baths and some with shared - just like your own home. It is definitely a family...

Thank Harlaxton79-80
Altadena, Ca
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This is my idea of heaven! Great spot! Next time I'd like to stay in the boat/cabin. Peaceful and funky! I never met the owner, but other people staying there were friendly. No frills, but if you like funky and don't mind walking through the yard to get to the bathroom, this is the right place for you!

Thank Oycejay

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Thank you for finding the Wayfarer’s Rest, providing comfortable and convenient lodging for active travelers since 1999. Budget accommodations for individuals, couples, families and groups.Wayfarers rest is located just four blocks from the ferry terminal on Malcolm St., just two blocks off the main street of town. Parking is available for guests but we are an easy 10 minute walk from the boat if you are on foot. Town amenities include grocery stores, restaurants, boutiques, movie theater, bowling alley, museums and more, all within walking distance. Also, access on foot, the Port of Friday Harbor, with its float plane terminal, fresh fish market and passenger only ferry services.For those unfamiliar with Hostel travel you can equate it to a bed and breakfast minus the formal breakfast production. The advantages above and beyond the savings is your access and use of our two fully equipped kitchen facilities where you can prepare your own breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, saving you the costs of dining out. It is also interactive, if you choose, meet fellow travelers, and share different experiences, stories and traveling tips. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayfarer's Rest

Address: 35 Malcom St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9594
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Wayfarer's Rest Friday Harbor, WA - San Juan Island
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“I'd say Room 1 or 2 or a cabin would be best.”
PatriciaC201, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Confirm arrival time and communicate with owners as much as possible prior to arrival.”
Harlaxton79-80, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
“bring your own bathtowel....”
858Trisha, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Depends on your party size- they cater to groups to singles. As a single the dorm was perfect for me. Cabins are available as well as two person rooms. Bathrooms are shared.”
JuliaH39, 5 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The suite is worth the extra money. Everything is new. Nice having a private bathroom and plenty of space.”
autumn1010, 7 Aug 2013 | Read review
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