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Discovery Inn

1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Cathy B Vancouver, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I needed some photocopies made on a Sunday morning, and was directed to the library, which is next door to the Discovery Inn. The library was closed (opens at 1:00 on Sundays, fyi) so I asked at the front desk of the Inn. Not only did Heather make the copies for me right away, she cut them to size with... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is small but has nice amenities. It was about a mile from the main street of Friday Harbor which was a nice walk. The room was nice and bathroom updated. We appreciated that the room had a refrigerator and microwave. The kids also loved the hot tub on site and the large green lawn to run around. The... More

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Brenham, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a lovely, clean, well appointed inn. We were very pleased with our choice of this place in Friday Harbor. Friendly staff, nice room, pretty grounds, and well situated close to the harbor. Very pleasant stay.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We are glad you stayed with us during your visit to the island. Wishing you safe travels and hoping they bring you back our way again. More

Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a cute little hotel in a great little town. It's a mile or so from the center of town, but not a problem, unless you don't have a car. There are no chain hotels on this island (that I saw). They were very friendly when we checked in. It's really small. No elevator, which was not a problem... 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 review us on TripAdvisor. We think the Discovery Inn is a "Great little motel" too. Glad to hear that you liked your rooms and your beds were great. Wishing you safe travels and we hope they bring you back our way again. More

Kennewick
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is fantastic! Small, quaint, and quiet. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean, and the beds are comfy. My family and I really enjoyed the Discovery Inn, we will be back, and we will suggest it to friends and other family members.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

It is delightful to hear that you had such a fantastic experience staying with us! Thank you for taking the time to share it on TripAdvisor. It is nice to know you found our staff helpful and our rooms clean and comfy. Some of our rooms, especially the third floor, get warm in the summer but our fans do a... More

Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience here was WONDERFUL and we will return when staying the night on the island. Price was good and rooms were clean. Got more then I expected. Was able to drop our bags and then spend the day around the island returning to check in. Nice to have a small fridge and microwave when traveling with children. Coming from... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you had a wonderful experience staying at the Discovery Inn, thank you for taking the time to share it on TripAdvisor. Our location is on the edge of town and we have been told by past guest that it is a little quieter and more relaxing then being down town. We agree with you that it can... More

Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely inn is definitely a bargain considering the average price of a hotel on Friday Harbor and the quality accomodations we enjoyed here. The rooms were impeccably clean, attractive and comfortable. It is centrally located and I liked the fact it was right next to the town library. The staff was friendly and helpful as they gave us some... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences of Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We enjoyed having you and your family stay with us and are delighted that you enjoyed your rooms, the grounds and the Jacuzzi. We look forward to your future visits to the island. More

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Discovery Inn. The room was very clean and pleasant; the grounds were spectacular. The staff was very helpful, recommending several dinner spots and even coming up with bobby pins to avoid a teenage girl catastrophe. I would stay here again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it to anyone heading up to Friday Harbor

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn and for taking the time to share your experiences on TripAdvisor. We are glad that our staff was so helpful during your visit and were able to locate some bobby pins for your daughter. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Wishing you safe travels and hope they bring you back our... More

boston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of 10 stayed in 3 rooms in the Discovery Inn. We had one room each on the first, second, and third floors. One thing to note is that the bedrooms for 2 are on the 3rd floor, and there's no elevator access. We didn't know this, and the grandparents were slightly inconvenienced having to walk up to the... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn with your family. We also appreciate you taking the time to review the Inn on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the rooms, grounds and staff. Sorry to hear about the confusion over our Standard Queen rooms. We try to let everyone know that they are on the third... More

Saint Simons Island Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked Discovery Inn for our Friday Harbor stay last weekend based on price and TA reviews and were not disappointed. At check-in Libby, the desk clerk, told us about the community Summer Solstice calling of the whales event that evening which we attended and thoroughly enjoyed. The staff also made several dining recommendations and provided discount coupons. You will... 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 the island and for also taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are glad our staff was able to recommend the Orca Sing to you and some nice dining options. We hope your travels bring you back to us again. 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): $$
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#1 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor #3 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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