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Discovery Inn

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1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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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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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got in late afternoon and left early the next morning so I'm reviewing on only one night. This place is clean and does the job. It is a pretty good price for a quick stay like ours. No real complaints except that we heard late night and early morning stomping/packing coming from the floor above us. The staff was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently renovated and great value hotel in great quiet location. Easy and almost flat walk to downtown. Friendly staff and we will definitely stay here again when we visit the island. Nicely renovated bathroom and great outside areas to relax, as well as hot tub. Highly recommended.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights in a very roomy room with the most storage areas we've ever seen. The closet is huge. Bathroom small, but adequate and had a bathtub. We had our breakfast here with the coffeemaker and our own cereal bars and Rainier cherries. The microwave came in handy to warm up last night's dinner for tonight. The... More 

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for your review on TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your room. Sorry you found the bed too soft. We just replaced all of our mattresses a few months ago and have gotten mostly positive responses about them. We will look into the cable issue you mentioned, thank you for... More 

Mukilteo, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exceeded our expectations -- great value! Austin, at the front desk, was very professional and helpful, even arranging for us to switch rooms in order to get in earlier. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms just the right size and clean. The property is well maintained and very beautiful -- flowers everywhere. One thing that impressed me was that... More 

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you!!! We love getting reviews like yours. Our managers have worked extra hard to create a positive and friendly work environment. We think that it trickles over to our customers, providing them great customer service and a clean and friendly place to stay. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your future visit! More 

Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2 separate nights here over a long weekend. Stayed in 2 different rooms on the 3rd floor. Both were clean and quiet. Friendly front desk staff. Beautiful grounds and great curb appeal. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you had such a positive experience and that you found your rooms clean and quiet, our staff friendly and the grounds beautiful. We appreciate your endorsement of the Inn and hope your travels will bring you back our way for another stay. More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights. Beautiful grounds, very quiet, clean clean rooms. Since the rooms come with refrig, coffee maker & coffee and micro, we had breakfast each morning before heading out for the day. It was an easy walk for us, but I can see the kids would get tired. Highly recommend!

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and for staying with us during your excursion to San Juan Island. We love to hear from our guests that they enjoyed their room and the grounds. It makes all of our efforts to improve the Inn worth it. We wish you safe travels hope you will find yourself back on San Juan Island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the Discovery Inn to be very well run and rooms were in great condition. Located in a quiet part of Friday Harbor but close enough to have easy access to food and drink in town. Check-in was great with lots of good advice on activities to do with the family.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty basic hotel room, but clean and comfortable. The garden is nice to hang out in when you don't want to be cooped up in your room, but it's on a main street so not good for little kids. I would ask for a room on the other side next time. The staff was very nice and came to us... More 

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Shalimar, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very clean and comfortable hotel, located about 1 mile west from the Friday Harbor docks. Walking with young children is not an option, so bring your car or pay for a taxi at the docks. Parking at the hotel is free. Bicycles are not allowed in the rooms, there is a bicycle rack in the main parking... More 

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We are glad you had such a great experience during your stay at the Inn. It is wonderful to hear when our guests have enjoyed their rooms and the amenities we offer. Thank you for choosing us and we hope you will stay with us again if... More 

Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 1st trip to the San Juan Islands WA. Our home for 4 days was the Discovery Inn in Friday Harbor. We drove our car, so coming from the ferry took less than 10 minutes to get to the hotel - however if you don't drive it is highly consider taking a cab - mostly uphill from the... More 

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience of the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We enjoyed having you stay with us while you were on the island! We do have some warmer then usual weather on occasion and our rooms can get warm but like you said they cool down in the evening with the box fans in the rooms. However, we... More 

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