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770 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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The Orca Inn

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Victoria, BC
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149 reviews 149 reviews
83 hotel reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What’s not to like about the Orca? First, the location is great – a very short drive from the ferry dock, close to restaurants, coffee shops and a two-screen theatre and with a large supermarket next door (Friday Harbor Marketplace, though there’s absolutely no signage to identify it as such). The inn is set back from the road, so you... More

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london
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22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have recently stayed at the Orca inn for a couple of nights and found it to be really good value for San juan. For me the important thing is that it is clean and the beds are comfy.It ticks both of these boxes. Yes the rooms are quite small and the walls quite thin but we weren't planning on... More

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Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Just returning from spending the weekend in Friday Harbor, and I have never been more excited to get home and write a review to show both my appreciation for the great experience, and hopefully let everyone else find this Jewel on Friday Harbor. Here is our story. We are a high school varsity team that were traveling for road games,... More

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Vancouver
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8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed in a tiny room with a small double bed, but it had all we needed-- fridge,microwave,shower,great heat and lighting.Good location a 5min walk from ferry and very quiet if you ask for a quiet room in the middle row six. This is work camp modular acco mmodation with rooms off a central indoor corridor. The buildings were brought... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Orca Inn is run by the sweetest people. The inn is clean and by far, the most reasonable. The location is great. We took a taxi when we got off the ferry, but after that, we always walked. I would give them extra stars, if I could. It is not a "boutique spa" hotel but very comfortable and ran.... More

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Mount Vernon, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My wife and I decided to spend an off-season weekend in Friday Harbor (Jan 2014), not having visited for many years. Over the years, it appears the definition of affordable accommodations has changed. Our search suggested we weren't getting a hotel for less that $175, many being much higher. While I have no issue spending money on a hotel when... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Orca Inn has small rooms, but meticulously clean. It's right in town in Friday Harbor so you can walk to everything in town easily, including a giant grocery store right next door, and a lovely bakery across the street. The owners/managers of the Inn are lovely people. If you want to stay in San Juan island on a budget,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The owners are wonderful, helpful and just have heart and it shows, throughout. The location is well situated and is close to the main streets but not right at them. The rooms msy be small but are imaculate and homey. And hey...they only supposed to be for sleeping anyhow! You should check this place out.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Don't be fooled by the exterior of this Inn. It is extremely clean, comfy and reasonably priced. We had the double room, which I would advice. I would stay there again. Be sure to take the driving tour of the island, it is beautiful.

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Seattle WA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
20 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We needed a place to sleep when we were on San Juan Island for a family event. The Orca Inn filled the bill at a much lower price than the fancier places in Friday Harbor. The room was small and felt rather crowded because there was a queen-sized bed placed with one long side against the wall (awkward for the... More

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Also Known As:
The Orca Hotel
The Orca Hotel Friday Harbor
The Orca Inn Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Address: 770 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spend a night...Not a fortune! It's really simple: Smaller Rooms = Smaller Rates. At The Orca Inn, we are proud to offer the smallest rooms in the state of Washington! Which means we have the lowest hotel room rates on San Juan Island. (Of course, for just a few dollars more, we have larger King and Double Queen rooms). With the money you save, you can spend more on amazing whale watching tours, incredible kayak trips, and other island adventures that you will remember for a lifetime. As Mr. Carson once said, "The business of life is the acquisition of memories." And at the Orca Inn, business is good! ... more   less 
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