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Discovery Inn

1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
HaleyJo09 Indianapolis, Indiana
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Inn was exactly what we expected and even more. The grounds are nice and we enjoyed relaxing in the Adirondack chairs, soaking in the hot tub, and just letting the kids run around. Being close to town, there is nearby traffic on the road, so not quiet and secluded, but still very nice. The managers obviously take the time... More

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Saginaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed at this hotel twice now (once last year, and once this year). Rooms are clean and were recently updated, with the 3rd floor now having AC (not sure about the rest of the hotel). Fortunately, I didn't really need it. The hotel is about a mile from town, which is easily walkable with sidewalks the entire way. Amenities are... More

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Portland, Oregon
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We also chose this hotel based on the reviews and the proximity to Friday Harbor. It is a short drive into town. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. No AC is not unusual …and the fan worked well for us. The room was cooled by the fan upon check in. When we retired for the evening we actually turned... More

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NJ
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10 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I chose this hotel based on trip advisor reviews and was very disappointed. The rooms are clean and the bed is comfortable. The bathroom is small but updated and clean. The only light includes a noisy exhaust fan. The staff is helpful and friendly. The problems are it was hot and there is no air conditioning. They had two fans... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn during your visit to San Juan Island. We are glad you found your room clean and bed comfortable, and that our staff was helpful! While it doesn't normally get hot enough to need AC, we do have a few days here and there - hence the fans. We always let our guests... More

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was great! We arrived to a warm and friendly reception with lots of information for the island and ways to make our stay as good as we wanted. The rooms were clean and modern with plenty of room. We had three people. The beds were comfortable. The hotel had charm mixed with the amenities you expect at any... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We think our hotel is great too! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We are glad you found the Inn charming and our rooms clean and comfortable. While we are located on the edge of town and out of the main downtown area, we do feel the Inn is close... More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Discovery Inn for three nights. This was our most pleasant stay of our three week trip. Nice room, beautiful surrounding ( garden) picknicktables, jaccuci. But most of all, very frendly staff. They give some great advises. They did more for usthan we asked. The weather was great also, so everything was even more beautiful than it allready... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you had such a pleasant stay with us on your trip to San Juan Island and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your room, the grounds and some of the amenities around the Inn. We are also delighted you found our staff friendly and helpful. Thank you... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had planned a multi-day, multi-island getaway to the beautiful San Juans. The last night of our trip was in Friday Harbor. Since it was the busy summer season, we had made reservations several months in advance. However, at 10 pm on the Friday the week before our scheduled trip, I got a call from Heather at the Discovery Inn... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review you posted to TripAdvisor even though you had not stayed with us. It was our pleasure to help you find another place to stay after the mixup with your reservation date. I think we have all had similar situations at sometime. Please come and stay with us on your next trip to Friday... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This well appointed motel on the outskirts of Friday Harbor was most unexpected. It served us very we'll for our one night stay. Clean comfortable and great location. From booking to check out the staff were friendly, helpful and a delight to deal with.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn during your visit to San Juan Island. We appreciate you taking the time to review the Inn on TripAdvisor. We are glad our staff was friendly and helpful to you during your stay, we want all of our guests to experience the best customer service. Please stay with us again on any... More

Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this place becuase it was a an established hotel. When looking at other rentals Discovery Inn was the right choice. We walked from the ferry and rolled our luggage (55 &52 yrs. old).Nice size room, refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot. It is an easy walk from the main street. Nice grounds to sit and relax great outdoor space. The... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn on your trip to San Juan Island. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences on TripAdvisor. We are glad you were able to walk to the Inn from the ferry. We usually advise people to take a taxi from the ferry landing since some individuals find the walk a... More

Holladay, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll be frank and say I picked this place because it was the cheapest I could find for staying over a week on the island. However, with all the rooms being recently remodeled, it is a great place to stay if you don't mind walking into town every day. (On their site they suggest taking a ferry from the wharf;... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Ashley - Thank you for staying with us during your visit to the island. We appreciate you taking the time to write such a nice review of the Inn on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that our staff was friendly and accommodating to your needs while you stayed with us - we strive to offer the best customer service.... More

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Address: 1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
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Located minutes from the Friday Harbor ferry landing on beautiful San Juan Island, the Discovery Inn provides affordable comfort in a park-like setting with a large seasonal outdoor jacuzzi, sitting areas, decks and barbeques.The hotel is known for providing its guests with friendly customer service, clean rooms and a relaxing atmosphere. Each recently renovated room features a private bath, one or two queen beds, coffee maker, flat screen TV, and free Wi-Fi.The Discovery Inn offers multi-night discounts, free trip planning and concierge services for Island activities. Discounted rates are available for whale watching and kayak tours. ... more   less 
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