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Discovery Inn

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1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I stayed here for one night after a 3 day kayaking trip around the San Juan Islands. The Inn is located up the hill from the ferry about 3/4 miles. We didn't rent a car, just walked, but if you have a lot of luggage you might want to hire a ride. The building is older, but... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed for 2 nights and had good experience. The room was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed outside hot tub! The location was also not bad. We drove so I'm not sure how far from the main area but it shouldn't be bad. I recommend this place for people who is looking for affordable but also clean... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights on the ground floor. Had a two queen size bed room. There's a quaint electric fireplace, small microwave oven and refrig. Lodging on San Juan Island is fairly expensive and we found Discovery Inn to be the most reasonable in price. The rooms have been remodeled and are nicely appointed. The wi-fi is included and seems... More 

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1 Thank radryan
Sultan, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised at how nice the Inn was for how affordable it was! The price was just right! The owners were very kind and accommodating. Rooms were clean and comfortable, nicely furnished. The grounds were well kept and looked to be a fun place to spend some time in the warmer months of the year. We sure enjoyed our stay... More 

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2 Thank CathyBarth
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised by the Discovery Inn. You can't beat the price in Friday Harbor and the room had all the amenities we needed - a comfortable bed, kitchenette, coffee/tea service, a nice desk, wifi, luxury soaps and toiletries, a blowdryer, bathtub/shower, and heat (we were there in December). The manager gave us great recommendations for meals and where... More 

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1 Thank susanhinshaw
North Vancouver
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Staff friendly and clean rooms of decent size. Bed just right. Building is older but well kept and rooms have been somewhat updated. Bathroom quite small but clean. Nice property too in a park-like setting back from the waterfront about 1/2 mile. About a 15 min walk to the ferry. Outdoor hot tub was up and running which seemed something... More 

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for letting us know about the heating issue in your room. We want you to know that it was actually an isolated incident that only affected your room. It was caused by a faulty thermostat, which has been replaced and the heat... More 

Seattle
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The Discovery Inn is run by some very nice people, especially Missy, who is very accommodating. The Inn is simple but very clean and pleasant and the prices are very reasonable too. This isn't a "destination" type place but the grounds are immaculate and there are amenities that you wouldn't have closer to town, even though Friday Harbor downtown is... More 

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1 Thank Todd A
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We had initially planned to go to Orca Inn because it was so cheap. We got to Orca Inn and couldn't possibly stay there (I didn't think I was picky, but my husband and I keep referring to it as the scary drug den). Discovery Inn felt like the Ritz in comparison and was really not that much more expensive.... More 

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2 Thank Kendell C
Wildomar, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

A friend and I stayed at The Discovery Inn in Friday Harbor on the San Juan Island Washington. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. The outdoor area was beautiful, with a park-like setting. Most impressive was the caretakers Dan and Missy. They were so nice, welcoming, and helpful. I would highly recommend this beautiful little motel to anyone wishing... More 

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1 Thank karaleepierson
Sandpoint, Idaho
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Stayed here years ago and hated the motel type. Stayed here again with such high reviews from Trip Advisor. Simple but nicely furnished, clean. 5 star plus. Thank you. We also recommend the San Juan Bakery Cinnamon rolls and STAY AWAY from CHINA PEARL, horrible and overpriced. Happy Whale watching!!

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