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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 18 Friday Harbor B&B and Inns
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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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Farmingdale, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am a single traveling female (38 yrs old) and booked a room here bc it was suggested to me as more inexpensive. I was excited that I was able to get a room within 2 weeks of arrival! (Last minute trip) And at only $64!!! (Plus tax). It was great! I got the smallest room (1 queen bed) but... More

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Agua Dulce, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is exactly as advertised..."spend a night, not a fortune!" Rooms are small, basic furnishings, but clean and truly the best economical room on the island. Location is a short walk into town....yes, it's uphill from the ferry, but ALL the lodgings in Friday Harbor are uphill from the ferry. Glad we were able to snag a room at... More

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Camas, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
36 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very much enjoyed our stay here. When most hotels are charging $250-$300 on Friday harbor, we didn't expect much when we booked the orca inn. We got off the ferry around noon and found the inn just blocks away. Although it was too early to check in, the lady at the office was super nice and gave recommendations on where... More

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Shirley, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights and it was just me and my fiancé.We wernty partying or being loud at all we were relaxing watching tv after a day of whale watching and I get a call from owner stating that the ppl in the room next door complained that we were being loud but we wernt only thing that was on... More

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Redlands, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's so bad it's good...well, maybe not. Typical supply and demand in the San Juans and this one is no different. Crappy, dingy, stench ridden room for overinflated price. I'm currently sitting/attempting to wind down for the night on the floor at the foot of the bed crammed between a makeshift desk/husk while my wife and daughter are squeezed into... More

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Spokane, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms here at the Orca Inn a very small. The buildings are mobile bunkhouses used in Alaska and converted to become a motel. Each room has Ac unit, tube type tv, a little desk, a small stall shower (each room has it's own small water heater). For me I would look further as I like a nicer room. But... More

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orcainn, Manager at The Orca Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for acknowledging that our rooms are very clean. We certainly acknowledge that our rooms are small. In fact, we're considering having t-shirts made that proclaim "I stayed in Washington's smallest hotel room!" Yes, our rooms are very small. It's part of the charm, but more importantly, it's how we're able to keep our rates under $100 when other island... More

Los Angeles, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Among the nicest and hospitable people you'll find on the San Juan Islands, the management of the The Orca Inn on Friday Harbor stand out like a soar thumb. Morris, the manager, and his wife are the creepy couple that run this hotel. they charged my card over one month before my scheduled stay and four days later deducted $25... More

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orcainn, Manager at The Orca Inn, responded to this review

Well, pretty much what we expected from this guest, and our favorite example of "No good deed goes unpunished." We tried to make special exemptions for the guest, who didn't check out when he agreed to. His items weren't left in the hallway, but were carefully put away in our housekeeping room because we needed to prep the room for... More

San Diego, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean rooms Decent bed Complimentary Sugar cookies Most affordable on San Juan! Keep in mind rooms are small... You will not pay 4 stars cost so you won't get 4 stars amenities.. Come with the correct expectations and you won't be disappoint. If you're on a budget, the inn is for you. The managers- Coni & Morris were great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Orca Inn was a quaint little place, perfect for what we needed. It was VERY clean. We booked two rooms for the seven of us, and each room had TWO full bathrooms! We had zero issues with the small hot water tanks (they have signs on each bathroom door about the tanks) because we had our kids shower at... More

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orcainn, Manager at The Orca Inn, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the perfect rating and positive review! Staggering showers is a great idea. Most folks have no problem with such conservation techniques. We hope to see you again! More

Victoria, BC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at the Orca Inn last week. We were in transit and looking for lodgings for one night. The Orca was exactly that - a clean room in a convenient spot. The room itself was minuscule and was stuffed with a queen sized bed, mini fridge, microwave, old TV a desk and a stand/table. Not a... More

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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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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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