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Islands Inn

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3401 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98211
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Canada
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My 4th time staying here. Unfortunately, pool area maintenance is down, weedy and run down looking, hot tub not as clean as i would have liked. Lack of pool area chairs. Rooms remain adequate. Continental breakfast was disappointing compared to previous visits, dried out fruit and small, packaged muffins, but nice homemade granola. Rooms are very expensive for the facility,... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok--- let's begin realistically. Islands Inn is a motel. I gave it three stars because motels can't go any higher than four stars. I booked this place for an overnight for two reasons 1) some rooms have a "bedroom". We were traveling with an 8 mos old baby and needed a separate room to put her down for nap and... More 

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Anacortes, Washington
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21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't even have to ask if the ownership has changed since I stayed here last (maybe a year or two ago?)...it is obvious. And not good. Of all the things on the list of complaints, there probably isn't one that is horrible by itself, but when you put them all together, I am leaving feeling angry and ripped off.... More 

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Oxnard, California
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90 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in July. So on the positive side, this hotel was well priced for high season in a tourist town. Only 10-15 minutes from the ferry terminal and on the main road with restaurants and grocery nearby. Had a nice continental breakfast. We were in an updated room, but there was still room for improvement. The... More 

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Ripon, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From a warm welcome to the hot tub with all the convenience of a great location, free fresh breakfast and real genuine smiling faces!!! I really enjoyed our stay because the staff was very helpful in suggesting the best of the local activities to catch as there seems to be sooo very much to do there! Good times!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do not generally stay at 100 buck motels, preferring to travel on the cheap. Non-the-less, I found myself in Anacortes on a Friday night at the height of the tourist season, having missed my Ferry connection by ten minutes after a three and a half hour drive. I was not in the best of moods, tired and hungry, and... More 

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Victoria
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The "official description" above is stale dated because there is new ownership of this place and whomever it is doesn't care a fig about maintaining this Inn. The whole place from the lobby to the rooms needs a complete overhaul and even the garden area needs help. Motel rooms don't have acorn stoves in the middle of the each room... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stayed one night as a stopover on our way to catch an early ferry. The price was right, but our room absolutely reeked of mildew. We did not complain as we were only staying one night, but we did mention it upon checkout. The beds were very worn but everything looked clean. The bathroom was clean but due to the... More 

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Seemore59, Manager at Islands Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your candid comments. I am really genuinely sorry that you had an unpleasant stay here. I really appreciate you telling me exactly which room is having this trouble; I'm not sure what the issue is but I will most definitely look into it and try to fix it! I personally hate awful smells too. If... More 

Whidbey Island, Washington
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73 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in July. Islands Inn is an older building and would benefit from upgrades, particularly the lighting. The three-light track fixture in the ceiling is not attractive. One of the swing-arm lamps by the bed worked fine; the other could only be turned on by tightening the light bulb, and turned off... More 

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Seemore59, Manager at Islands Inn, responded to this review

Hello 3Islands, Thank you for your very realistic portrayal of Islands Inn. I do hope that when folks come to Anacortes they find somewhere that really suits their needs and go home saying how lovely it is to visit Anacortes. Your comments are very helpful. I would concur with all your comments as being typical of Islands Inn except that... More 

Smokey Point, Washington
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Stayed at the Islands Inn for a quick weekend getaway before heading to Friday Harbor for a Whale Watching adventure. It was a decent motel. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I'd recommend heading out to town for one of the really good breakfasts available. Was not impressed with what they had for their breakfast. Beds were comfortable and the... More 

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Seemore59, Manager at Islands Inn, responded to this review

Dear Isullyr92, Thank you for posting your experiences here at Islands Inn. It helps other folks to know what to expect. I was at the desk the evening that the pool got closed and I called someone to fix the gate as soon as I found out. I was thinking of you folks with your kiddos the whole time. I... More 

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