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Discovery Inn

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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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Redmond, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Pullman, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was given a banana nut muffin at check-in and I knew that my stay at Discovery Inn was off to a good start. This motel is about 1 mile from the harbor downtown, but definitely walkable. The entire motel looked recently renovated and everything was freshly painted, linens clean, the room fairly spacious. The bathroom was a little small.... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at the Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences of the Inn on TripAdvisor. We spend a lot of time continually improving the inn and are glad that you noticed our effort. It is wonderful to hear that you not only enjoyed your stay but our amazing staff. Warm wishes and safe travels! More 

Tacoma, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My husband and I visited this quaint Inn recently. I found it on tripadvisor and the rate was right, so we booked it. When we got there, the resident managers were above and beyond friendly. They even allowed us to check in very early which was a huge plus! Missy, one of the managers, gave me lots of tips on... 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 Friday Harbor. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience of the Inn on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a positive stay and that you enjoyed your room and our friendly managers. We are pleased to let you know that... More 

Tacoma, Washington, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My wife surprised me with a weekend getaway to Friday Harbor and we stayed at the Discover Inn. I was absolutely impressed with attentiveness and care that the staff (Dan, Missy, and Heather) provided us from the time we landed to the time we left. Dan's willingness to take us where ever we needed to go and pick us up... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time review the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We are glad you found your room quiet and comfortable and our staff helpful. It is our pleasure to give our guests the best customer service. We look forward to your future visits! More 

Jackson, Wyoming
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice rooms, comfortable beds. Two queen beds have larger room than deluxe single queen but it had electric fireplace and seating area. Dan and Missy are new managers and provide excellent customer service. Great price for recently remodeled rooms. Spa closed for winter so hope they change that. No ADA accessible rooms, but ok if you use a walker and... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We are very excited about our new managers, Dan and Missy. They go out of their way to give each guest a great experience while staying at the Inn. We are glad you enjoyed your room. Wishing you safe travels and hope... More 

Puyallup, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The staff went over the top out of their way to make our very short stay perfect. We stayed there on Turkey day 2014 and they came to our room to help us get the Seahawk game on and shared their holiday generosity with us. The room was very clean and we have never been treated so well by any... 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 of the Inn on TripAdvisor. It was the pleasure of our staff to have you stay with us and help you get the Turkey Day Seahawks game on - glad we could help! We look forward to your future visits with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Loved my stay here. Very quiet and super friendly staff. Happily gave me a 5pm late checkout without charge due my ferry leaving later. Near to town without being in town. Great location! So it's walking distance. Rooms are comfortable and functional and have fridge and microwave ;-)

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We loved to hear that you found our staff friendly and your room comfortable. We are glad you chose to stay with us and hope your travels will bring you back our way again. More 

San Clemente, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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 November 15, 2014

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 

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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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Discovery Inn Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#3 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor

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