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Discovery Inn

1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently spent two nights at Discovery Inn, Friday Harbor. The staff was extremely friendly from the time I made the reservation until we checked out. We arrived on the 10:30 AM ferry, so we were very early for our check in. Heather worked some "magic" and was able to get a room right away. The room (queen deluxe) was... More

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45 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wow, very friendly staff. The big chain motels could learn a thing or two from them. Our deluxe queen was very CLEAN and big with lots of storage for clothes/ luggage. It had a micro and fridge and memory foam bed. The hot water was instant. The office was small but had K- cups, herbal tea, hot & cold water-free!... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Discovery Inn on Tripadvisor. We do appreciate hearing back from our guests and love to hear that our staff was friendly and your stay enjoyable. We hope your travels bring you back to Friday Harbor soon. Thank you again for the review and for staying with us. More

Vancouver, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hadn't ever been here before. I made all arrangements via phone and when I got there late my room was ready, the lights and heat were on and it was a very nice greeting. It was almost like coming home.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are sure glad that you discovered us! Thank you for the kind review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to your next visit to Friday Harbor and the Discovery Inn. More

Riverside, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We recently traveled to Friday harbor with friends for a weekend and prior to booking our stay we read several of the reviews on TripAdvisor for hotels. We decided on Discovery Inn after reading the reviews of the hotels in the area and we were not disappointed. The rooms are nicely furnished with everything you will need such as coffee... More

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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 review us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you had a nice stay and that our staff was attentive to your needs. We hope your travels bring you back our way soon. More

Medford, Oregon
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It is about a mile from downtown but it is a great value. The staff was friendly. The room was basic but it had a fridge which was nice. The bed was comfortable. There was also a common deck area where one could sit outside. I would stay there again.

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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 review us on TripAdvisor. We are glad you had a comfortable stay and hope your travels bring you our way again. More

San Francisco CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have always stayed at B&B's on prior visits to the San Juans, however this was a spontaneous trip and we took a chance on the Discovery Inn due to the positive Trip Advisor reviews Well we are pleased to report our time spent at the Inn was a delight! Our every need was attended to... The entire staff were... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor, we greatly appreciate it. We take pleasure in knowing that your stay was so enjoyable and we look forward to your next trip. More

warenton oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The location is out of the way just a little. But after a day we were sold on the" Discovery Inn". The staff was amazing, Katie; we have never been treated that nice- really. Thank you fo your concern about the heater.The rooms were well renovated and well decorated, i got idea for one of my rooms at home.Friday harbor... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

It is our number one goal to give all of our guest the best customer service possible and it is wonderful to hear that our staff, especially Katie, was so accommodating. Thank you for your time in reviewing the Discovery Inn on Tripadvisor and we hope to see you again. More

Lund, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We stayed one night during Valentine's/President's day weekend. I was pleasantly surprised at the lovely rooms at such a reasonable rate. Plus I loved the added refrigerator and microwave. For warmer weather there are numerous grills on the grounds. The staff was friendly and helpful with biking trails and restaurants on the island. We're definitely coming back this summer to... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Discovery Inn and are look forward to seeing you this summer. We appreciate you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. More

Edmonds, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had such a great time at Discovery Inn. You can tell the rooms have recently been remodeled and everything was very comfortable - more than we expected for the price. Heather was great to work with and very thoughtful. We missed our ferry and had to check in later than we expected, but Heather just left the key in... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

It is delightful to hear that you had such a great time at the Discovery Inn! Thank you for staying with us and for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We work hard to provide our guests with great service so their stay can be enjoyable. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards from all of our staff. More

Bellingham, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

It's a great motel, and definitely the best value on the island (at least during the winter). Close to Friday Harbor but tucked away in a nice quiet area with a gorgeous little park and a romantic swing, which was perfect for moon-gazing. Of course since it's winter the jacuzzi was closed and the park wasn't in full bloom, but... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn this past weekend and for your nice review on Tripadvisor. We would love to have you return especially in the Summer or Fall when can enjoy our flowers and garden when they are in full bloom. Our jacuzzi would be open too. We look forward to your return visit in the summer.... More

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Additional Information about Discovery Inn

Also Known As:
Discovery Inn Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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