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Discovery Inn

1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Rating summary
  • 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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San Clemente, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a 2 night visit to Friday Harbor staying at the Discovery Inn this last week (Nov 13-15). Our room was clean and warm (temps were 25 in the morning and 40's during the day) and cozy. We would for sure stay here again on our next visit. Also, I left behind a very special pair of earrings and... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We are happy you found your room clean, warm and cozy. We are also glad we could help get your earrings back to you. Wishing you safe travels and hoping they will bring you our way again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Heather, Missy, and Dana were friendly and great to work with. Rooms are comfortable and very clean. Discovery Inn really goes out of their way to give you a high cost feel at an affordable price, with regards to a place to stay in Friday Harbor, WA. I will definitely look to them first, for any return trips.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you found our staff so friendly and helpful. We strive to give the best customer service and we love our guests! It was wonderful to have you stay with us and we look forward to your future visits. More

Boise, Idaho
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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights in a King room on the second floor. Yes this is an older motel but it is fastidiously maintained. Generally very good lighting throughout the room, which was spacious & had an ample desk, a breakfast/lunch counter w/frig & microwave. Also two reading/lounging chairs. As reported by other reviewers, the bed was a bit soft &... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn and taking the time to share your experiences on TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your room. While the majority of our guests have reported having a restful night on our beds, we are planning on replacing some of the mattresses this winter. Our guest do enjoy our large jacuzzi; however,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent a long weekend at The Discovery Inn. The room was very comfortable and immaculately clean with lovely, new linens. It is located just off the main strip, in a park-like setting with lots of room to stretch your legs.The front desk personnel were friendly, professional and proved great resources for island site seeing both on and off... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us on your recent visit to the island. We are delighted that you found your room comfortable and clean and our staff friendly. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to your next visit! More

Tacoma, WA
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161 reviews 161 reviews
53 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your choices for lodging in Friday Harbor are somewhat limited and good luck if you are looking for a reasonable room at a reasonable price. Based on the reviews, we decided to book the Discovery Inn. Despite it being late October, we paid well over $100 a night. For this money, we got a small cramped room on the third... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are sorry to hear that your room did not meet your expectations but we are glad you found our staff friendly and helpful. Our third floor rooms are unique, some of our guests like them because they are economical, quiet and cozy. We are sorry that... More

Nampa, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great little motel off the beaten path. This is an older motel that has been updated very well. Has mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker but no blow dryer or safe. Bed was clean and comfortable. Linens were nice and new. The grounds were quiet and quaint and very pretty. We were the only ones enjoying the hot tub at... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and for staying at the Discovery Inn on your recent visit to Friday Harbor. It is always great to hear when our guests had a nice visit. We are glad you were able to enjoy your room, the Jacuzzi and the grounds around the Inn. We wish you safe travels and hope they... More

Newbury Park, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just stayed one night before leaving the next morning on the ferry. The front desk personnel was very pleasant & helpful. The room was large & very clean; had all of the amenities you could ask for, including a small refrigerator and microwave, coffee maker, etc. The grounds are beautiful, with a hot tub and areas to sit outside and... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn on your recent visit to San Juan Island. We appreciate you taking the time to review the Inn on TripAdvisor. It is nice to know you found our front desk personnel pleasant and helpful and the room to your satisfaction. We are also glad you were able to enjoy the grounds around... More

Hawaii
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Not in town but not to far away. Front desk staff very helpful and room was quite adequate for a one night stay when the ferry gets in late. Reminded me of staying in a cabin/motel. Room features were quite good considering the size, and very clean.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are glad we could surprise you with our helpful staff and clean rooms during your recent visit to San Juan Island. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and write a review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you back to Friday Harbor. More

Kirkland, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I made a mistake on the dates when I was making my online reservation at Discovery Inn. I called the inn and I was amazed when they didn't charge me for the night I missed! I hadn't expected that since I discovered the mistake the day I was supposed to be there, and their cancellation policy I believe is 7-10... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn and for sharing your experiences on TripAdvisor. I'm glad that our staff was able to help you with your room reservation. It is great to hear that you found your room not only clean but charming too. We look forward to your next visit with us! More

Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We chose the Discovery Inn after reading reviews and looking at the accommodations on their web site. What decided us to choose to stay there were the facilities in the rooms, the grounds including a hot tub, and most importantly, for an Inn not far out of downtown, reasonable pricing. We loved our 5-night stay from check-in to departure. The... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn during your 5 day trip to San Juan Island and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It is nice to hear that our staff was both friendly and helpful and that your room was more than adequate for your stay. We are also delighted that you were able to utilize the grounds... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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