BEST Luxury Hotel in the Northwest Announced

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Friday Harbor’s newest best kept secret, the Island Inn at 123 West, voted tops in the Northwest

twenty-four exceptional nominees competed for the BEST Luxury Hotel in the Northwest prize

The Island Inn at 123 West, located smack in the middle of historic Friday Harbor, has been voted the BEST Luxury Hotel in the Pacific Northwest in Evening Magazine’s annual BEST Northwest Escapes contest. The contest invites voters to name the BEST in a variety of getaway categories; twenty-four exceptional nominees competed for the BEST Luxury Hotel prize.

“We were all doing our happy dance,” remarked Misty Todd, Reimaginator of the Inn, referring to the BEST news call from the show’s producers. 2012 voting ran March 19th to April 15th and official contest results were announced to patient nominees and viewers during the Evening Magazine broadcast on Friday, May 4th.

Scott Hale, Chief Experience Officer, attributed the victory to the Inn’s team saying, “While our accommodations are impressive, our inn-tuitive service is what sets us apart.”

The engaging Silver LEED Certified 123 West condominium project replaced an abandoned fuel storage facility in 2009. After a brief listing period, market conditions encouraged developers to reposition their project. As the story goes, the Inn opened in May 2011 as the newest Friday Harbor hotel, elevating San Juan Island lodging and luring those who prefer to experience the San Juan Islands inn-style.

The Inn’s sixteen accommodations nod to maritime gone by while broadcasting a strong eco ethos. Seven Penthouses range inn size from 920 to 1475 square feet and are kitted out with gourmet kitchens, remote controlled fireplaces, steam showers and unbelievably comfy bedding. Some penthouses even offer roof decks for guests to soak up the San Juan Island sun.

Sweets range inn size from 350 to 495 square feet and offer up scrumptious styling, still unbelievable bedding and solo soaking tubs. The Inn’s five Sweets are brand new for 2012 and great for guests with a penchant for amped-up styling and amenities without going all inn.

Four Euros offer a basically luxurious experience for solo or duo travelers, ranging inn size from 195 to 300 square feet. Euros exude sleek simplicity with that trademark bedding, fun washrooms and flat screen televisions. Euro guests also enjoy access to a view share lobby to catch all the action sleepy Friday Harbor has to offer.

For more inn-formation about the newest Friday Harbor lodging, visit, like the Inn at, follow @islandinn123, ring the Inn’s Experience Ambassadors at 1-877-512-9262 or drop them a line via islandinn at 123west dot com. The Inn is a proud partner of STASH Hotel Rewards and encourages guests to stop and smell the ocean.

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