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Outlook Inn on Orcas Island

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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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Springfield, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful time on Orcas Island, and at the Inn. The room was beautiful! We loved the view, and the tub was spectacular. All staff were exceptionally friendly, and we enjoyed an amazing breakfast at the restaurant. We will definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location across road from ocean.Lovely historic Inn.We stayed in east wing which is newly decorated in a cottage style. Lots of natural light from a big bay window and lots of light fixtures. Very spacious.Not cheap but we were given $20 for our 1st night and $5 for foregoing housekeeping. Super friendly front desk.The town is tiny so you... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the double Jacuzzi room on the third floor. It had everything we wanted, a comfortable bed, a great view of East Sound, comfortable sitting area, a balcony, access to the beach and was in easy walking distance to the shops and restaurants of East Sound. The front desk was friendly and helpful. They have a program where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 February 9, 2015

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 January 29, 2015

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 January 27, 2015

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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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 

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