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The Orca Inn

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770 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Maplewood
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The clerk at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. Our room was just as they described it on their website. It was very small but clean and well maintained. The room had a very 50's feel to it. We stayed one night and I think that is about all I could handle as I felt very claustrophobic in... More 

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Helena, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people that I dealt with at the Orca Inn were very pleasant, cordial and helpful- In that category, they get an A, a good solid "A". However, the room was incredibly small. The side of the bed was placed against one wall. At the foot of the bed, there was just enough room to walk between the end of... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one of the double queen rooms, so it wasn't quite as small. It was very clean and the beds were pretty comfortable. Had A/C which kept it nice and cool during the hot days we were there. I thought it was strange there were 2 bathrooms, but it was beneficial for us since we were there with small... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you must stay here, here is what you need to know: 1. The big box store next door unloads it's trucks from 5:30am - 7:30am, making loud squeaking and slamming noises you will not be able to sleep through. They start playing loud music around 7am. 2. To check in, you need: a) your reservation number, b) a driver's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is ok for a hotel to be proud of its weird bathrooms, but they should not be experimenting at the expense of the guests comfort: There were two identical, strange TWIN bathrooms in our room. Each had the toilet+shower separated from the sink. The shower was tiny and the curtain did not close completely. The whole room was tiny,... More 

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Duvall, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights in a micro queen over the weekend. This is a very small room with a microwave, small fridge and tv. The reception was poor but it worked. No coffee maker in the micro queens and the rooms are very small.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lodging in Friday Harbor--and on the entire island-- is very expensive. The Orca Inn is an exception in that it is reasonably priced. The location is weird--as if plunked down in the middle of what I would call an office park on the outskirts of the business district, but within walking distance for most if arriving on the ferry as... More 

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Stanwood, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Friday Harbor for 3 nights and 4 days, I could not have chosen a better place. Just myself, just the basics, just enough. Super clean, super friendly, super price! But if you need coffee before you leave your room in the morning, make arrangements the night before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for a night. The hotel is definitely older, but the incredibly helpful staff made up for the dated hotel. The room was small and had a shower curtain that wouldn't stay closed, but we appreciated the fact that we were able to stay somewhere that didn't cost us a fortune.The location was great--just a... More 

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Earlysville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for two nights and was pleased with the value for money. The rooms are not spacious or fancy but the queen-size bed was comfortable and the bathroom was en suite. There was a refrigerator, microwave, and TV in the room, and a wi-fi connection that I did not use.

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