We heard that the best way to start off the First Friday gallery openings in Anacortes was to have a light meal at the historic Majestic Inn. The inn, located on the main street of Anacortes, is a boutique hotel and spa as well as home to the restaurant and bar.
We were intrigued by the history of the inn and found out that it was formerly the McNaught Building and was pulled atop logs by a team of horses to its present location in 1904 after the owners realized that the center of commerce was going to be in that location, not where the building was originally constructed.
The building housed a large mercantile company and was converted to a hotel in 1983. Unfortunately there was a fire and the current beautiful hotel and spa you enjoy at the Majestic, is the result of major repairs and renovations. The building retains the character of early Anacortes.
The light-filled bar and dining room is known for farm to table Northwest cuisine. The meals are excellent. Happy Hour takes place afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The excellent Happy Hour menu ranges from salads and stuffed mushrooms for $4.00 to a marvelous salmon spread featuring sockeye salmon brined and smoked in house, blended with cheeses, herbs and spices, served hot with toasted pita bread for only $10. The Majestic has a full bar, signature cocktails and happy hour wines for only $5.00.
The Majestic Inn and Spa offers 52 guest rooms ranging from a standard queen Studio Rooms to the elegant Majestic Suite. 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 appointed with all the stylish amenities one would expect from an upscale boutique hotel. On the second floor, you’ll find The Apothecary Spa offering a wide range of enticing spa packages.
I had the pleasure of staying in an Imperial Room on a fourth-floor corner with views all around. I could watch the sunset in the distance and enjoy the warmly lighted street scene below as people gathered in local brewpubs. The king-sized bed was comfortable and the upscale bathroom offered a soothing tub, bathrobes and high- end toiletries.
Note: Smaller dogs are permitted. Be sure and see their pet policy.