Etta's Place Suites
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Etta's Place Suites

455 Argyle Ave, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9561
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4.5
#2 of 3 guest houses in Friday Harbor
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We have three suites named after the previous owners of this Historic 1985 home. Newt's Suite, named after Sheriff Newt Jones was the original 1895 builder and owner of the home. Archie's Suite is named after Archie Flemming, the third owner of the home. Etta's Suite, named after the last tenant before Carol purchased the home to restore, Etta Egeland. Etta passed away in 2004 at the age of 105. Carol feels fortunate to have known Etta for the last 6 years of her life. Each suite has a private bath with a shower. Archie's and Etta's Suites have kitchens, Newt's suite is a hotel room. Free wiFi is available as well as Directv. Quiet and respectful children are welcome as are well behaved dog. We do not allow cats. Etta's Place is walking distance to restaurants and shops in Friday Harbor - only a couple of blocks to all the fun and four blocks from the ferry landing.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Saltwater pool
Complimentary tea
Boating
Canoeing
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Horseback riding
Raquetball
Snorkelling
Aerobics
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Raquetball offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
Adults only
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Room features
Bathrobes
Dining area
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English

Location

455 Argyle Ave, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9561
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 97 out of 100
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Patricia W wrote a review July 2014
Puyallup, Washington, United States
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed two nights at Etta's Place Suites, taking both the upper and lower units. It was everything we could have expected. The units have been nicely upgraded and were very clean. The upper unit has a great kitchen with every appliance and gadget you could ask for. The beds were great. All in all, this was a great place for a great value. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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CMLHawaii wrote a review June 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This had been my first time trying to find a place to stay on San Juan Island for four days for my partner and I. I was unsure, indecisive, and asked an enormous number of questions ("How many stairs are there to the second level, I have a bad knee" "What if I'm allergic to other guests' dogs or cats as this is a pet-friendly property." Carol, the Owner/Manager, was impeccably patient and helpful, never curt or impatient with my questions and always concerned about my needs (she counted the number of steps, she assured me they steam cleaned the rooms after a guest with pets leave, etc). I don't think you will ever find a lodging place who's owner is that concerned about your needs as this place. And she treats you with respect and professional grace, even when my indecisiveness and change of mind would drive a normal person crazy! Thank you Carol for your grace and professionalism!
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Carol A, Owner at Etta's Place Suites
Responded 15 June 2018
Chalsa, Thanks you so very much for these kind words. I do enjoy being a problem solver and helping people find solutions that will meet their personal needs.
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Shelemnohpee wrote a review Aug 2017
Los Angeles, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It's like the hotel gods were on our side, we luckily stumbled upon Carol's suites as we were looking for a place to stay in Friday Harbor for a kayak tour. Our room was the Newt Suite and perfect for our 2 day stay there. There is a larger one that she accidentally put us in, however I belive that one is more expensive and meant for people with dogs since there's a door to the exterior. I'm a little sensitive about the smells so that one definitely had a pet odor. Carol realized she brought us to the wrong room thank goodness because our sweet was really clean and a nice breeze with the windows open.

Overall the location was amazing and worth it to walk anywhere around Friday Harbor. We also walked to the farmer's market which was just a couple blocks away. Thanks Carol!
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MarielleVGerard wrote a review Jan 2017
Nederland, Colorado
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Etta's Place is a wonderful gem I found in Friday Harbor. It's located in town, near the ferry, stores, and grocery store. The owner, Carol, has been so welcoming and my studio has been furnished so nicely and the queen bed's super comfortable. There's also a pull out sofa if needed.
I highly recommend Etta's Place if you're staying in Friday Harbor. Oh, and another very nice thing is that I have my dogs with me.
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Date of stay: January 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: This is an old Victorian house that Carol has redone.
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mochanam wrote a review July 2016
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is located in prime area, walking distance to the shops & ferry. The room is spacious enough for two people ,separate living room and bathroom. I don't really care for the decorations other than that is fine.
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from CarolA3241, Owner at Etta's Place Suites
Responded 19 Jan 2020
The photos posted here are from 2016 and do not reflect the current decor and furnishings of this suite. This suite had just opened without being complete when this traveler stayed. Carol
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Cindy H wrote a review July 2016
Bethany, Connecticut
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Etta's Place in mid July 2016 for 3 nights. Problem with overbooking at check-in but Carol remedied this by giving up her in-house apartment for our use which has great amenities and an inconvenience discount off our bill. Despite the shuffling around at first, we really enjoyed our stay. Suites were clean and equipped with furniture and appointments to match the 1800s style of house. Comfortable beds and cute kitchenette (no oven or toaster however.) Very short walk from the village commercial area/ferry dock. Easy to walk to a wide variety of restaurants. I would stay here again. Loved the flowers in the yard :)
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Etta's Suite and Newt's Suite can be reserved as a combo for discounted rate if 2 couples...
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Firstlimo wrote a review June 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you prefer seven minute walk distance to the Ferry terminal and downtown area, Etta's Place Suites is the place to stay. Well maintained, very clean, and complete kitchen facility is available in one of the three rooms. Great accommodation for couples or family of three.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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TomandCarol R wrote a review Sept 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owner, Carol, is friendly and always willing to do anything to make our stay better. Carol goes out of her way to make our stay enjoyable. I would return without hesitation. The kitchen has all of the wares one needs. Ettas Place is just three blocks from Downtown. You can easily walk to any of Friday Harbors' stores or restaurants. Off street parking a plus.
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Date of stay: September 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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MarielleVGerard wrote a tip Jan 2017
Nederland, Colorado23 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"This is an old Victorian house that Carol has redone."
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Cindy H wrote a tip July 2016
Bethany, Connecticut24 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Etta's Suite and Newt's Suite can be reserved as a combo for discounted rate if 2 couples or family."
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1
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Frequently Asked Questions about Etta's Place Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Etta's Place Suites?
Nearby attractions include The Whale Museum (0.4 km), IMA - San Juan Islands Museum of Art (0.3 km), and Arctic Raven Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Etta's Place Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Etta's Place Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Etta's Place Suites?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Etta's Place Suites?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Etta's Place Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Market Chef, Mike's Cafe and Wine Bar, and Rocky Bay Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Etta's Place Suites?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Etta's Place Suites?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Etta's Place Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shaw Island Library and Historical Society (6.2 km).
Does Etta's Place Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Etta's Place Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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