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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The grounds at Discovery Inn were very inviting and serene, lots of spots to sit and read or enjoy the sunshine (yes, we had lots of sunshine!). The rooms were clean and comfortable, the beds very cushy, and we appreciated the quiet location an easy mile or so walk to the main part of town. No air con, but a... More

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Lynnwood, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where one stays can really help make a trip and it was so clear how much effort they take in keeping the property clean, well-kept and very comfortable. Everything in the room was impeccably clean and even towels, etc. were fresh and the room was so impeccably organized. It was a great experience to put it mildly. Kudos on a... More

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Puyallup, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed at a lot of hotels but never have I experienced a staff like at Discovery Inn. It had occurred to us after booking a room that we hadn't asked about air conditioning so we called. No, there is no air conditioning in our room but they offered to help find us a place that did..I'm glad we didn't... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are truly glad you decided to stay with us during your visit to Friday Harbor. It was our pleasure to be able to help you during your stay at the Inn and being able to get to know your sweet family. We are happy that your experience was so wonderful. Please come and stay with us again. Warm wishes... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Discovery Inn. Check in was super easy. Libby was very helpful in assisting our whale watch excursion, gave great pointers! It is a little removed from town, but you are most definitely compensated by the hospitality. The room has a perfect layout and perfect provisions. Felt very "homelike". Loved the outdoor area that our... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you stayed with us on your recent trip to Friday Harbor. Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are glad your family was able to enjoy the grounds and your room at the Inn. Libby loves orcas and occasionally goes out as a naturalist on one of the whale watch boats. It is wonderful... More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Inn was exactly what we expected and even more. The grounds are nice and we enjoyed relaxing in the Adirondack chairs, soaking in the hot tub, and just letting the kids run around. Being close to town, there is nearby traffic on the road, so not quiet and secluded, but still very nice. The managers obviously take the time... 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 the island and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the grounds around the Inn, we feel it is one of our best features. We are one of the most affordable places to stay in Friday Harbor and strive to... More

Saginaw
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel twice now (once last year, and once this year). Rooms are clean and were recently updated, with the 3rd floor now having AC (not sure about the rest of the hotel). Fortunately, I didn't really need it. The hotel is about a mile from town, which is easily walkable with sidewalks the entire way. Amenities are... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We love to hear from our return guests! Thank you so much for coming to stay with us again and for sharing your experiences on TripAdvisor. We just recently added the AC on the third floor, since those rooms tend to get warmer then the rest of those in the motel. We are striving to continually improve the Inn for... More

Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We also chose this hotel based on the reviews and the proximity to Friday Harbor. It is a short drive into town. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. No AC is not unusual …and the fan worked well for us. The room was cooled by the fan upon check in. When we retired for the evening we actually turned... 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 sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are glad you chose to stay with us and that you enjoyed your room. We hope your travels bring you back our way soon. More

NJ
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose this hotel based on trip advisor reviews and was very disappointed. The rooms are clean and the bed is comfortable. The bathroom is small but updated and clean. The only light includes a noisy exhaust fan. The staff is helpful and friendly. The problems are it was hot and there is no air conditioning. They had two fans... 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 San Juan Island. We are glad you found your room clean and bed comfortable, and that our staff was helpful! While it doesn't normally get hot enough to need AC, we do have a few days here and there - hence the fans. We always let our guests... More

Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was great! We arrived to a warm and friendly reception with lots of information for the island and ways to make our stay as good as we wanted. The rooms were clean and modern with plenty of room. We had three people. The beds were comfortable. The hotel had charm mixed with the amenities you expect at any... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We think our hotel is great too! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. We are glad you found the Inn charming and our rooms clean and comfortable. While we are located on the edge of town and out of the main downtown area, we do feel the Inn is close... More

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Discovery Inn for three nights. This was our most pleasant stay of our three week trip. Nice room, beautiful surrounding ( garden) picknicktables, jaccuci. But most of all, very frendly staff. They give some great advises. They did more for usthan we asked. The weather was great also, so everything was even more beautiful than it allready... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are glad you had such a pleasant stay with us on your trip to San Juan Island and thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your room, the grounds and some of the amenities around the Inn. We are also delighted you found our staff friendly and helpful. Thank you... 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
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