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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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Burlington, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Discovery Inn is a delightful place to stay in Friday Harbor. We stayed in one of their 3rd story rooms - cozy and luxurious. And the bed and pillows were very comfy. We will definitely stay there again the next time we visit Friday Harbor.

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Reno, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a beautiful place to visit and very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Not too far to walk into town, but we had a car to get around. The grounds at the hotel are beautiful to hang out with a bottle of wine in the afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lovely hotel on a beautiful island. Had a great stay. The hotel room was clean. Free parking for car. A short hike into town. I think a car is necessary. A hot tub on site. The hot tub was very enjoyable after a day in town walking around. A great place to stay. Reasonably priced.

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff were helpful, room was OK. Although everything was fine the place just didn't grab me either positive or negative. It's a long walk from town and back. It would have been better with a car. We also stayed in Friday Harbor Suites and that suited us better.

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Salt Lake City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: excellent staff. We could tell they really care about this property and consequently we took extra care with everything also. Large rooms. Clean. Fridge. Cons: on a busy street, very long walk into town, no air conditioning, furnishings/carpet are showing wear. We would stay at the Discovery Inn again.

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KAGab, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn on your resent visit to Friday Harbor. We are glad you enjoyed our excellent staff and found your room large and clean. Even though we are about a mile from the ferry landing we advise those staying with us to either bring a car or use other means for transportation. Some of... More 

Maple Valley, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed 1 night in August 2015 and would absolutely return and recommend to others. Rooms were clean, cozy. The people were helpful, professional and friendly. The service was exceptionally good. These folks actually care about their customers.The air conditioner was noisy, and so was the road noise in the morning, but I still rate this place a 5 for the... More 

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KAGab, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review of the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We are glad your room was clean and cozy. Right now just our third floor rooms have a/c but we are happy to say that all our rooms will have a/c sometime in the fall. It is good to hear that your over all stay was pleasant. Please... More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently stayed 2 nights at the Discovery Inn. All three staff members we met there were exceptionally nice and helpful. The rooms were a nice size, nicely updated and very clean. It is a decent walk into town or a short straight drive. Wifi also worked well

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KAGab, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you wonderful review of the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you stayed with us and had an enjoyable visit. We hope your travels will bring you back to us again! More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stayed here two nights in August of 2015. Excellent service and clean, very comfortable rooms. While there is no air conditioning, it is not needed since the weather here is very comfortable. I highly recommend this property for visits to San Juan Island.

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Apopka, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful inn with great service. My husband and I felt so relaxed and welcome. The grounds are a beautiful park with flowers everywhere and lots of trees. The staff goes out of their way for you. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the over-priced world of Friday Harbour this is pretty good value. Have stayed here before and it was an easy decision to return - by sheer coincidence to the same room. Nice size room, clean and comfortable, and a nice - if a little small - bathroom. Staff, as ever, were great and always willing to help point you... More 

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