The Willows Inn on Lummi Island

2579 W Shore Dr, San Juan Islands, WA, USA
Lummi Island

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Hotel Description

It’s strange but true that one of the Pacific Northwest’s most famous restaurants isn’t in Portland or Seattle but on Lummi Island, a two-hour drive north of Seattle and a short ferry ride from the mainland. Willows Inn has been in business here for over a century, but it wasn’t until it hired chef Blaine Wetzel, fresh off a two-year stint at Noma in Copenhagen, that it became a destination for culinary pilgrimages.

In the meantime, they’ve been working on the inn itself, quietly bringing the accommodations closer to the same lofty standard as the restaurant. The hotel sits on the west coast of Lummi Island, facing across the strait to Orcas, and it’s a perfectly idyllic setting for a complete escape from urban life. This corner of Washington will never be the sort of place that needs Aman-style opulence, but the rooms at Willows Inn are subtly stylish and exceedingly comfortable all the same. Anything more extravagant, or more visually eccentric, just wouldn’t work on this down-to-earth island.

For one thing, you’re already going on a bit of an adventure at the dinner table. The restaurant is known for its hyper-local approach, which means not only plenty of incredibly fresh seafood but a dizzying array of foraged berries, mushrooms, and even the occasional bit of fried moss. And while the dinner is the main event, the breakfast is arguably equally revelatory, if a bit more casual. All in all it’s an experience you won’t be quick to forget.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 17 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Restaurant
  • Spa treatments (on request)

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Restaurant
  • Spa treatments (on request)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

11am

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