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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
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is very basic. Very small rooms. Hardly any room to walk around the bed. One small chair with a desk, so you have to lay down on bed to watch TV. Limited hot water. Have to wait 20 minutes between showers. No coffee offered. I would not recommend unless all you want is to go to your room... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I wanted nothing more than a bed; we were on San Juan Islands to see the sights, not the inside of a hotel room. For an economy price, we got a television, a queen bed, a microwave and a hot shower - which was more than the room on Orcas Island which was twice as much. Sure,... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place went above and beyond my expectations! Checking in was a breeze. They could not have been friendlier. The room was spotless! The website doesn't hide the fact that some of the rooms are tiny, but they are perfectly sized and amazingly priced.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I wanted nothing more than a bed; we were on San Juan Islands to see the sights, not the inside of a hotel room. For an economy price, we got a television, a queen bed, a microwave and a hot shower - which was more than the room on Orcas Island which was twice as much. Sure,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start? They tell you there is wifi. Then when you get there they tell you to stand by the office for wifi. Seriously? You book people in units that are too far away for your advertised wifi. The staff was a hit or miss. Pleasant when we checked in. Stopped by for more coffee in the morning. We... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was impressed with the orca inn. They are small rooms but a great price and perfect for only me. The staff was kind and helpful. I liked that he knew me by name. I would recommend it. Though I also recommend an eye mask if the like wakes you up and ear plugs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

1. Hard to understand why part of the staff were extremely rude and a few were very nice. Overheard an office personel repeatly denying another customer's requesting for another hour due to an ill friend. She was seriously rude to him. 2. The housekeeper was hollering down the hall at another staff person at 8:00 am, waking us up. 3.... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a king room for 3 nights in June 2015. I was most impressed with the customer service at The Orca Inn. The owners (I am assuming--as he said his mom made the cookies at the front desk) were incredibly genuine, friendly and committed to providing a great, honest experience for their guests. They were incredibly pleasant to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are very smartly laid out to make the most of the space. They were quite clean as well. They are not very big or spacious but that not what is needed when you just want to some place to sleep at night. It has all the amenities that one could ask for. Very reasonably priced. Location is great, very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During a recent visit to Friday Harbor I stayed at the Orca Inn and had a great experience during my stay. The rooms are basic but very clean and comfortable. During my visit I found the staff to be very friendly and service was excellent. The Inn is located close to downtown Friday Harbor and I enjoyed the short walk... More 

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