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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

This was our second visit to the Willows Inn mainly because we couldn't forget the amazing dinner we had last summer. Last time, we stayed at Low Tide but this time, we stayed at High Tide. It's in the same area away from the central inn. High Tide definitely has more privacy than Low Tide but the bathroom is located... More 

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2 Thank Pumpkin_Cupcakes
Shoreline, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2012

We just made our second visit for dinner and an overnight at the Willow Inn. Looking at the other reviews their are some consistent themes, which we would agree with. They are a unique and excellent dining experience, expensive but worth it if you value a great dining experience and the accommodations leave a bit to be desired. Food is... More 

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4 Thank George98177
Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I do not think anything I could possibly say in this review could do this place justice! The only thing I would advise is, the experience we had from accommodations to Chef Blaine Wetzel's tasting dinner blew our socks off and is 10000% worth it if you are considering it. I would also say that we did this adventure as... More 

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3 Thank Tanya W
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 826 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2012

We returned because of the world class wonderful restaurant and world class chef. As good or better than last year in the restaurant. Our original opinion of the mediocre Inn stands. So unprofessional an operation when people make it a destination for one of the best dining experiences in our State and Nation. Where to begin with the sad bed... More 

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4 Thank Malice6
Vancouver, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2012

The New York Times was right - get on a plane and get here! Definitely one of the best, most memorable meals ever...a must-do if you're a foodie in any way! And Lummi Island is just gorgeous and so peaceful and relaxing - we really felt rejuvenated. We loved it so much, we have already booked a return visit in... More 

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4 Thank HoneyGirl88
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2012

This is the most reliable way to get a table at the Willows Inn restaurant (see those reviews). We've stayed at the Inn twice now, this time much better. Cleaning was done earlier and room staff more attentive. We also rented the beach house with another couple which is recommended if only for the amenities and added space. We rented... More 

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1 Thank Michael C
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

We stayed at the Farmhouse suite minutes away from the main inn. Cookies awaited us upon our arrival (yum!). This country style suite has over-height ceilings and there was a full gourmet kitchen complete with espresso maker and a working pizza oven. I don't know how many vacationers know how to operate a pizza oven but I was tempted to... More 

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3 Thank Woook
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We didn't have the much recommended dinner, but we loved the place anyway, We were staying in the Farm House and had a very interesting tour of the nearby Nettles Farm - a must-do activity. It was quiet and very comfortable - a perfect rest from city nonsense. Breakfast at the Inn is stunning - and the chef can accommodate... More 

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Seattle
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2012

The dinner as many others have said is really quite amazing and on par with many of the well known (and excellent) New York fine dining establishments in a much more casual and relaxed atmosphere. Our dinner was really just incredible, all the flavors and textures worked well together and some of the courses were totally unexpected (Venison Heart Ceviche)... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2012

We have been to a number of "foodie" restaurants and lodges over the past 2 years (Herb Farm/Barking Frong, Inn @ Langley) etc and the Willows Inn so far is our favorite. We stayed there 2 nights and in one of the cottages that the inn owns off property. There are a small number of rooms at the Inn itself,... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Willows Inn on Lummi Island has become the Northwest's premiere destination for authentic farm to table dining. Come in and experience the culinary magic of our chef, Blaine Wetzel, and find out what eating from your landscape is all about. Savor wines from our extensive selection. Enjoy our elegantly comfortable accommodations. Drink in the views, watch whales, or relax with a cocktail by a blazing fire. Unplug, recharge and experience the Willows Inn--an authentic and affordable San Juan Islands adventure! Offering romantic beachside lodge rooms, cottage, and guest house accommodations and marine experiences. Organic food from Loganita Farm. A car ferry departs at least hourly for the five minute crossing to this scenic island retreat. Less than two hours from Seattle or Vancouver, BC. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Willows Inn

Address: 2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island, WA 98262-8667
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Lummi Island
Price Range: $149 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Willows Hotel Lummi Island
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