Anacortes is located on Fidalgo Island, equidistant from Seattle to the south and Vancouver, British Columbia, to the north (about 80 miles either direction). Part of the San Juan archipelago, Fidalgo Island is accessible by bridge from both the Skagit Valley and Whidbey Island.

Anacortes Activities

This seaside town is known for its historic Old Town district and outdoor recreation activities. Art galleries and antique shops, stores for cooks and stores for books, elegant dining and casual cafes – Anacortes welcomes you to “Coast In and Hang Out.”

Want to get wild? Try rock climbing on Mt. Erie, or hiking a handful of trails in and around town (including the breathtaking Washington Park). You can also try charter fishing any time of year, or beachcombing from a number of water-access points around town.

If you're planning to visit in August, be sure to take in the Anacortes Arts Festival. Featuring visual and performing arts, food vendors, beer gardens and kids’ activities; you’ll want to make a day of it.

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Anacortes Lodging

Stay in a European-style hotel, a  Craftsman-style B&B, a historic inn or even an RV park. Most accommodations are within 10 minutes of the ferry terminal and some are even closer.

Getting to Friday Harbor

The Washington State Ferry terminal at Anacortes is 4 miles west of downtown. Read more about travelling aboard the Washington State Ferries. 

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Ship Harbor Inn exterior

Ship Harbor Inn

5316 Ferry Terminal Road
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States

Discover the Ship Harbor Inn, a hidden treasure located at the top of the hill above the Washington State ferry terminal & just minutes from historic downtown Anacortes. All rooms have water views overlooking the wetland, the waters of Guemes Channel and Rosario Strait, the ferries, and the islands beyond. The Ship Harbor Inn invites you to stay in our top rated accommodations, with sweeping island and water views. We offer free WI-FI, a fitness center, on site laundry, outdoor BBQ's, and continental breakfast.

Nantucket Inn exterior

The Nantucket Inn

3402 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States

Settled on a beautifully landscaped half-acre with sweeping views of Fidalgo Bay and snow-capped Mt. Baker, the classic architecture of the Nantucket Inn distinguishes it from other Inns in the area. Built in 1925, this majestic and spacious colonial mansion offers the perfect set-up for your visit to Fidalgo Island. You can reserve individual rooms or reserve the whole Inn for your wedding, executive retreats, reunions or company parties. Fully furnished with eight individually decorated bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and two laundry rooms, the Inn is an exceptional place to relax and unwind while exploring Anacortes, the San Juan Islands and beyond.

Majestic Inn and Spa exterior

Majestic Inn and Spa

419 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States

The Majestic Inn and Spa features 52 guest rooms ranging from our standard queen Studio Rooms to the sumptuous Majestic Suite. A sophisticated retreat, all Majestic rooms and suites provide a partial or full view of the Guemes Channel, the San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker, Historic Downtown Anacortes, Fidalgo Bay, and/or the Cap Sante Marina, and come stylishly appointed with all the amenities one would expect from an upscale boutique hotel.

Anaco Bay Inn exterior

Anaco Bay Inn

916 33rd Street
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States

This Intimate European-style Inn is an elegant and affordable Anacortes accommodation option. Relax and stay in our one of our standard inn rooms or two bedroom villas.  Enjoy a hot tub and laundry services as well as access to a conference room.

Fidalgo Bay Resort Cottages

Fidalgo Bay Resort

4701 Fidalgo Bay Rd
Anacortes, WA 98221
United States

Cottage rentals, camping, and RV sites.  Courtesy phones and wireless internet available. This resort has 187 RV sites with 60 full hookups.  Beautiful property with views of Mt. Baker.