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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stanwood, Washington
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, let me say if you complain about the size of some of the rooms, then you didn't do your homework. On the property's website, there are plenty of accurate descriptions and photos. I stayed in a KIng, which was big but had friends in the micro rooms and they were indeed small, but no different than advertised. The rate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're budget conscious, I highly recommend this place. I traveled with my young daughter and the two most important things for me are safety and cleanliness. They exceeded on both. It is important to consider the rooms are small and the location a little bit out of the way but you can't beat the price considering the cost of... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is amazing for so many reasons. First of all is really affordable and you get so much for what you pay. The bathrooms are sanitized using UVlight for each new guest. I travel for work and I stay in main hotel chains and none of them compares to the cleanliness of this place. The location is really convenient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The website is humorous and straight to the point. This is a no frills motel for those that are visiting San Juan and not going to be hanging out in their rooms. We spent our days and evenings exploring the island and only used our small room for showering and sleeping. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their tag line is spot on. This is not a nice hotel by any means, but perfectly adequate for a short stay and the price is unbeatable. Everything was clean, the location is great, and the staff were very friendly. If you're looking for a budget, you'll be very happy here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 June 29, 2015

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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