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2.0 of 5 Inn   |   770 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Ranked #13 of 17 Friday Harbor B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location was good. Short walk to town. It was the room that was on the small side. Barely big enough for a full size bed which one side was up against the wall. Headboard side was away from wall so heat/air would not be blocked.

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap and clean rooms. The wooden panelling and heavy wood furniture give a 70s sauna feel to the experience and the "micro-queen" rooms are honestly described. Quirky showers. Easy walk into town and all of the facilities and activities there.

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Bellevue, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK this is very basic place just to crash. If you want to laze around,feel good and want to hang indoors stay away from this place. But if you are going to go out for biking/zip lining and just need a place to crash this is what you need. Good stuff: Economical Clean basic facility In downtown so you wont... More

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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights this month at the Orca Inn. The room was small, but since we booked last minute this was all that was available. Good points:close to town, wifi worked well, had fridge & microwave, hot water for shower, tv, bed was comfortable, and had plenty of parking. Not so good points: ac was loud and took awhile... More

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Issaquah, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If all you need is a place to sleep for one night but you also have hygiene and cleanliness standards this is the place for you. Nothing fancy but it is clean, and you also get AC/Heat, TV, microwave, and fridge. Most of the day activities in Friday Harbor are adventurous and pretty draining so all you will have the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The good thing about this place is affordability and location. The location is within walking distance (12 min) of Friday Harbor shops and food. Aside from this, a) the rooms are very small b) the furnishings are not great. I did not feel comfortable with the bed, seeing how there was some hair around the bed and the cover was... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not just that the rooms are small, but the motel owners are cheap. We arrived early yesterday just to drop off luggage, but they don't have a storage area, we were told to dump our bags on top of the junk clogging up a supply closet. I asked if there was a bathroom to use, and they directed us... More

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Orca Inn isn't one of the first places you come to when you walk off the ferry, but it's worth the walk if you want to save some of your money for really great stuff like the zipline tour or a massage. Clean, basic, affordable, super friendly staff. Not the place to choose if you're planning to hang out... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We spent 3 nights at The Orca Inn. The room was small, but we were expecting that and didn't mind the size. We spent the entirety of each day out on the water or at Lime Kiln, so all we needed was a place to sleep. The Orca Inn fit the bill. It is much cheaper than almost anywhere else... More

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Blaine, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The Orca Inn is truly one of the least expensive places to lodge on San Juan Island. I found the staff to be both courteous and helpful. The room, a double queen bed, non-smoking room, was clean and had everything we needed to rest comfortably after a wonderful day on that gorgeous island. Worth the money...and then some!

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Address: 770 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Orca Inn 2*
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The Orca Inn Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA

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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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