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Discovery Inn

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This place is super cute, clean, and the staff are incredibly friendly! The staff was very helpful on answering questions about the inn and the island. Everything was great and having complimentary coffee in the rooms is just a great added bonus! The rooms are big and cozy even though this is a lower prices hotel. Would definitely come back!

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My cousin and I stayed two nights at this hotel when we visited Friday Harbor for a weekend getaway. We came away from our visit eager to come again. The island is beautiful but we would not have been able to see all the sites we did if it weren't for the guidance of Missy Bedell, one of the managers.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most thoughtfully appointed drive-up motel I can remember. Beautiful bed coverings, super-comfortable beds, nice room layout, and even a small grab bar in the shower just where you'd wish for one (as you're stepping over the edge from the wet surface). The bathroom fan is a bit loud, but that's better than not having a fan at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I made the decision to stay here @ Discovery Inn by reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. They are all good so I am going to let you know how it went for me & my boyfriend/fiancee. Missy and her husband Dan, reside & run the Inn. We told Missy that this was our first time to the island &... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are truly glad you decided to stay at the Discovery Inn during your visit to the island. It is wonderful to hear that you had a great stay at the Inn. Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We look forward to your future visits to the island! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners show great care and are very detailed place.We were at the ferry already and they brought some of our things to the ferry for us. They go out of their way to give great customer service. The place was very clean and Missy and her husband were very helpful.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn. We are glad you enjoyed the Inn and that we could be of service to you. We appreciate you taking the time to review the Inn on TripAdvisor. Wishing you safe travels. More 

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had a very nice stay. The town is very nice and has a calm and relaxing feel. The hotel itself is located well and in good proximity to restaurants and pubs. The owners/managers were extremely friendly, accommodating, and fun to speak with. I will definitely stay here again next time I am on the island.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn on your latest visit to the island. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is delightful to hear that you had a nice stay and we look forward to having you stay with us again on your future visits to the island. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

In this day and age you don't find many hotels that have that warm, personal touch. But the resident managers at the Discovery Inn,Dan and Missy Bedell, have it and you will feel welcomed as soon as you check in. I made a late reservation as I needed a place close to my daughter who was just coming out of... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us while helping your daughter recover. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Inn and that you found our managers so welcoming. Please come and stay with us again on your future trips to see your daughter. Wishing you safe travels. More 

Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If you are looking for a great value and comfort this is the place for you.They really pay attention to detail regarding the facilities upkeep. My wife and I were looking for a place in Friday Harbor to stay while we celebrate Seahawks Super Bowl and My birthday. We found it with the Discovery Inn. Everything was excellent except for... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Happy belated Birthday! We are so happy you stayed with us on your birthday and for Super Bowl. We wish the Super bowl results would have turned out better too. Thank you for taking the time to review the Inn on TripAdvisor. We hope your travels will bring you back soon! More 

Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

On a whim, my boyfriend and I decided to head to San Juan Island for a few nights. The Discovery Inn was in our price range, and had one Queen room available so we decided to go for it. After reading other Trip Advisor reviews, we were prepared for the worst (Some people warned against the third floor with pitched... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you stayed at the Discovery Inn for your visit to San Juan Island. It is wonderful to hear that you liked your third floor room. Not only are they are most reasonably priced rooms but they happen to be my favorite. They do not have all of the amenities of our other rooms and are a... More 

Redmond, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Dan and Missy provide a warm customer service that is missing from the regular chain motels. They provided tons of information on things to do on the island which was really helpful. I had booked for three nights but had to leave early due to sudden change of plans. Missy graciously offered to credit for the missed night even though... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

It is wonderful to hear that your stay at the Inn was great and that we were able to accommodate your change in plans. We strive to offer the best customer service and a warm and friendly place to stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We wish you a Happy New Year and... More 

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