Roche Harbor Resort

2-Night Stay for 2 in a McMillin Suite or Up to 4 in a Quarryman Hall Room at Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island, WA

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Spacious Rooms at Historic Seaside Resort

In 1886, lawyer John McMillin took over a small log trading post on the northern end of San Juan Island. Within just a few years, he transformed the post into the West Coast’s main producer of builders’ lime. At his private home on the island, he welcomed a string of distinguished guests, including President Theodore Roosevelt. That guesthouse now stands as the central building of Roche Harbor Resort, a sprawling property with a full-service marina and panoramic views of the sea. Hints of the past are scattered throughout the grounds, where you’ll find defunct limekilns, old photos, and a grecian memorial to McMillin.

Near the resort’s network of gardens and cobblestone walkways, you’ll find the spacious McMillin suites, tucked into a historical home on a bluff overlooking the harbor. Each features a king-size bed, a claw-foot bathtub, and heated bathroom floors. Quarryman Hall rooms are situated in a boutique hotel near the center of the village. For a relaxing experience, indulge in a caviar facial at the onsite spa; guests who stay in September receive a $50 spa credit.

One of three restaurants onsite, the waterfront McMillin’s Dining Room faces the 377-slip marina, which provides direct entry to Canada 15 miles to the north. Chefs draw from regional farms and fresh local fish to craft a menu of Pacific Northwest cuisine, including steaks from 45-day-aged wagyu beef and flame-seared halibut. At the Lime Kiln Café, locals and visitors alike stop by in the morning for casual breakfast fare and pastries.

Friday Harbor, Washington: Charming Island Town with Whale Watching

Friday Harbor is the largest city in the San Juan Islands—an archipelago on the northwestern edge of mainland Washington. Restaurants, boutiques, and cafés line the town’s main street, which slopes up from the harbor and over a small hill. Many of the wood-framed shops and galleries were constructed in the early 20th century. At a number of local establishments, you can browse old photos to imagine island life before organized ferry services and cyborg fishermen. The San Juan Historical Museum, housed in an 1894 farmhouse, features exhibits that re-create the experiences of walking through a root cellar, a milk house, a carriage house, and other historical buildings.

From late spring to early fall, visitors flock to the island to ogle pods of orca whales passing through the area. For an up-close view, hop aboard a sea kayak or a cruise ship. You can even spot whales near the old lighthouse at Lime Kiln Point State Park. Keep an eye out for eagles and seals, too, as you navigate nature trails cutting through the park’s 36 acres.

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What You Get

2-night stay for two in a McMillin suite or up to four in a Quarryman Hall room

  • Option 1: $259, valid for travel 9/3/14–10/30/14, check in Monday–Wednesday; not valid for Friday-, Saturday-, or Sunday-night stays (up to a $600 value)
  • Option 2: $259, valid for travel 11/1/14–12/25/14, check in any day (up to a $600 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/10/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 10/31/14–11/8/14
  • Cancellation policy and fees: 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to 50% of Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 10.1% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Three restaurants
  • Spa
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Playgrounds, gardens, and bocce courts
  • 377-slip marina
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Whale watching
  • Kayaking

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/10/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 9/3/14–10/30/14 or 11/1/14–12/25/14, depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 10/31/14–11/8/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 14-day cancellation notice required or fee up to 50% of Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Not valid with any other discounts or promotions
  • 10.1% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Quarryman Hall Room * One king bed and one sofa bed or two queen beds * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 4 * Adding occupants above standard: no additional charge

McMillin Suite * One king bed * Standard occupancy: 2 * Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $30 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $25 per pet per night in the McMillin suite.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking (subject to availability).
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Friday Harbor Airport (FRD; about 11 miles)
  • Cab fare: about $47 from FRD, including a 15% tip
  • Distance from Seattle: about 113 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • Guests who stay in September receive a $50 spa credit

Customer Reviews

341 Ratings

Historical, beautiful, remote property. The Deluxe King Suite exceeded our expectations, gorgeous views of the harbor out of every window. Quiet and peaceful.
Priscilla B. · May 1, 2017
Spacious, clean room with great view
Constance B. · April 19, 2017
Lovely room, charming harbor, nice restaurant and warm, welcoming employees!
Lorri L. · April 12, 2017
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