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Boardwalk on the Water

8292 Orcas Road, Orcas Island Ferry Dock, Orcas Island, WA 98280
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Camano Island, Washington
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well. . . .I read the previous 10 reviews. We just returned for a few days on the island. As a spur of the moment trip we found no hotels/motels/inns available OR less than $200-$300 per night. We were quite surprised at the prices. So Boardwalk had one nite open and was less than $200, so we took it. Pro's:... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I regret using a booking that charged our credit card at the time the booking was made because there is no backing out. The (New?) owner was working on the property when we arrived from the ferry and told us to show up later. When we did, We found the door open and no door key was left behind. There... More

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Ontario, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a little mom and pop establishment. The hosts are as sweet as can be. The cottage was quaint and a little out dated but for the price and the view with the location it is well worth it. We woke to the amazing view of the ocean with the ferries coming in every morning and it was spectacular.... More

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Olympia, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Called numerous times to inquiry about check-in time and possible late arrival – no return calls. Had to locate someone in a café to find our reservation and let us in. Cottage is very run down. Mold and mildew smell throughout – guessing that is from the many leaks in the cottage. One night it rained and the roof leaked... More

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Gig Harbor, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The whole property has a charm but need an upgrade. We stayed in Mamies place, the whole night we have to sleep with a broken blinds in the main sliding door! We were promised that they will send somebody to replace the blinds but nobody came. Very small bathroom. We need to sit sideways on the toilet otherwise we will... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the Rose cottage which has a great view, washer, dryer, stove and big refrigerator. I was truly grateful for the washer and dryer and we cooked up some really tasty steaks that we bought at the market. The view was spectacular from every room. Other than that, the thing I didn't like about this place is how... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We were given one key to the cottage, during one of the many activities on the island (hiking, boating, whale watching, swimming) we lost the key. We left multiple messages, knocked on the office, the resturant, but nothing. We were forced to sleep in the accommodating Ocras Hotel, for an additional fee. The next day the host, Mamie Forbes, claimed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Good location for the hotel, next to the ferry terminal, beautiful view, old but very clean. No A/C on a 90 degree day, but that happens seldom in Washington. Great breakfast and very accommadating. Showers down the hall, but bathtub in room, no biggy!!!! We'd go there again!

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Snohomish, Washington
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We stay in the Odella cottage, a good view of the harbour but somewhat restricted by a roofline and trees. This cottage was great for our 2 year old toddler, lots of room and a kitchen. Mamie was delightful and very nice... The location of this cottage was great, we just walked down the hill to the whale watch boat... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

We stayed in one of the cliff side cottages that overlooks the ferry landing...The view was awesome. The bathroom was small and you could tell that the place was older, but it was clean, comfortable, and quite romantic with the view and the electric fireplace. Another bonus is that it is located just up the hill from the ferry landing... More

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Address: 8292 Orcas Road, Orcas Island Ferry Dock, Orcas Island, WA 98280
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island
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