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Outlook Inn on Orcas Island

171 Main St, PO Box 210, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars NEW

Orca's Island is an amazingly beautiful destination and I loved being there during what they consider their 'slow' season. I stayed for a week in February and it wasn't long enough to explore enough of the Island. The Outlook Inn was the perfect complement to the Island in how nice the rooms and people are. I would also highly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay.. Feb a great time to visit Island quiet and prices down. Everyone super friendly and helpful.. We love Orcas and the Outlook Inn a terrific place to get around and take it all in.. Can't wait to go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time. Loved the tub and heated bathroom floors!! Loved that the bed was raised and you could enjoy the view from both areas. Also thankful for the free wi fi and the cable stations. Pay movies would be nice for the winter months (through comcast?)--newer movies. Also like the $5 voucher for skipping room service. Anyways... More 

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olympia washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We love staying at this property. It has a very welcoming, warm atmosphere. At the edge of the small town, Eastsound, it is easy walking distance to restaurants, book store, art coop and much more. Of course a ferry ride to get there is also a delight.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It's been years since we stayed at the Inn so perhaps there has been a staff turnover. I hope. We found the shabbiness of the Inn charming but the staff generally was not helpful and some bordered on smug and/or rude. When we made our reservation we were told the kitchen (which was undergoing renovation) would probably be finished and... More 

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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review

Dear Valerie, I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience at the Inn. It is always our intention to be welcoming, warm, and caring to all of our guests and I am so sorry that you didn't receive this treatment. I would be happy to hear more specifics from you if you would like to talk -... More 

Seattlle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We took a spur of the moment trip to the San Juan Islands and needed a comfortable place to spend the night. We called the Outlook Inn from the Ferry and they handled the reservation and even gave us a same day booking discount. When we got there the suite was impeccably clean, already warm and the quality was much... More 

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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback and I'm glad you had such a nice time! Hope to see you again, Sara More 

Lake Stevens, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When booking this hotel, the process seemed easy, Chelsea at the front desk was helpful and very informative about the hotel and the area. She confirmed for me that the hotel was starting to be pet friendly, but needed to confirm with management that this in fact was the case for the dates we needed. She did this quickly and... More 

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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie, I am so sorry that you had such a bad experience at check-out. What you got was a little bit of the "tail wagging the dog". Chelsea came to me when she was making your reservation and asked if we could go ahead and take a dog because she knew we were in process to be pet friendly.... More 

Olympia, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

this place is a treasure for the traveler-not all the sound deadening and perks of a chain hotel-but then that is it,isn"t it. it is real and quiet and personable and clean and concientious-just like you would do if you were running a hotel on a quiet island in the san juans.....

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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. The way your described your stay is exactly what I want our guests to experience. My heart was warmed! Sara More 

Whitefish, Montana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Recently stayed at the Outlook Inn with my girlfriend just before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. From the start at check-in we were treated by a friendly staff, a clean room, and some great recommendations for activities and restaurants on the island. I will say that from reading others reviews we decided to book one of their top tier rooms in... More 

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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review

Thank you! We look forward to welcoming you back! Sara More 

Ferndale, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Outlook Inn has so much character and charm. It is an older Inn and other than the need for a few updating touches, it is a very comfortable place to spend the night. My husband and I stayed in an affordable room in the Main building. We had to share the bathroom and shower, located just steps from our... More 

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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn! Sara More 

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Address: 171 Main St, PO Box 210, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Eastsound
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 40
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