We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Orca Inn

Hotel website
770 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
The Orca Inn
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
The Orca Inn
Write a Review

146 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (47)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Clackamas, Oregon
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small room, but very clean and nice bedding. We likened it to staying in a boat! The wifi was slow. Location was great. No coffee maker, but it has a microwave and refrigerator. We were there for four nights off-season in May and it was a wonderful, yet affordable place to stay.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
41 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a family trip and we were all very excited to see live Orcas in an open sea. Talking about the property its pretty good very clean and maintained and quite close to Harbor. The Room size is pretty since this was family room it has two bathrooms though little small but worth for this price. Worth visiting this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bristol, Tennessee
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to have something cheap and it did the job but I could literally open the bathroom door without getting out of the bed. This is in a commercial area in what looks like storage units turned into very very small hotel rooms. When we arrived, we had to wait for someone to come to the desk for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these Friday Harbor hotels

Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at the Orca Inn was good. It is a nice, clean budget hotel in Friday Harbor. It is not a 5 star hotel, nor do they claim to be, but if you are looking to get a clean place to stay on the island without having to give up your left arm for it, this is the place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tacoma, Washington
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
32 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband & I stayed here for 2 nights, while visiting Friday Harbor. Neither of us had been on the island since we were kids. We took the early ferry from Anacortes, over to the island. We got to The Orca Inn about 8:30 A.M.. We were able to check in early. We had a handicapped room, with king size... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Marysville, Washington
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My Bride and our kids made an impromptu trip to Friday harbor this past week. We called and got their 2 queen room. For what we got, I think the rate was a little steep, but there is not much to be had in Friday harbor that is not a bed and breakfast, so we were pleased to see a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, WA
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a great hotel for someone looking to enjoy more time outside than inside. We used it has a home-base for our adventures on the island after Thanksgiving. The guy who manned the desk each time we interacted was very helpful, coming out to our building late at night to silence a chirping fire alarm from an empty room.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aspen, Colorado
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

As other reviewers have noted the rooms are small. But, if you are here to sit around your hotel room, you should probably stay at home. There is free coffee at the front desk in the morning and a covered area in front of the office to eat the breakfast you brought. The most important thing for me in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Good bang for the buck. There is so much to do on the island that we didn't mind that the rooms are a tad small. Clean and quiet. And in a great location in Friday harbor. All in all we were happy especially about the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Fe, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I was looking for a clean room with little fanfare and the Orca Inn fit the bill perfectly. The reviews said the rooms were small but when I read that I know its from someone who hasn't traveled much. The staff were helpful and very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

95 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (45)
Bathroom (5)
Hotel & grounds (8)
Room/suite (19)
Pool/beach area (1)
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (50)
Hotel & grounds (7)
Bathroom (20)
Room/suite (23)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question