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Discovery Inn

1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014
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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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Salem, Oregon
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed here as part of our belated honeymoon trip. We were impressed by the friendliness of the staff, and the great price of the room. Our room was a bit older, but well maintained, and even came with an electric fireplace. The location of the motel is a mile out of town which was still reasonably... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Congratulations on your marriage! Thank you for staying with us on your honeymoon back in January. We are glad you had such a nice experience with our staff and enjoyed your room. Wishing you all the best and look forward to your future visits to the island. More

pa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We are extremely picky hotel snobs. We stayed at Discovery Inn because we were there over a holiday and had a hard time finding something at Friday Harbor. I was actually very nervous about this hotel - because I am a hotel snob. Let me tell you - not only would I recommend this hotel - I would stay there... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your stay and the time you’ve taken to share your experience. Thank you for taking a chance on our hotel. We’re ecstatic that you had a great experience and found our staff, location and rooms to your liking. We do hope you can find the time to stay with us again and wish you the very best! More

Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Nice hotel about 1mi away from Friday Harbor. Very quiet area. Room was newly remodeled as well as an updated bathroom. Prices were very good as well for the area. Only negative was there is no air conditioning. Normally not a problem, but we just happened to be there during a warm/dry spell and the room got pretty stuffy. There... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are glad you enjoyed our location, it is a quiet area. Sorry to hear that your room got stuffy due to the warm weather. We like your suggestion for ceiling fans. We hope to see you again in the future and... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed at the Discovery Inn during the first weekend of May. My wife and I bothe have experienced this as highly enjoyable. It is excellently located - only a few minutes drive from the main drag in Friday Harbor (Spring Street). The staff was very very friendly and helpfull, and the hotelroom was quite roomy and clean. Will stay... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that you had an enjoyable stay at the Discovery Inn earlier in May. Thank you for taking the time to review the Inn on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again on your return visit to the island. More

Arlington, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Great place to stay - lovely landscape and hot tub. Very clean and it was nice to be outside of town. We were planning on walking into town but because we were there Sunday - Tuesday there weren't any parking issues so we just drove. The staff was amazing and helpful and recommended numerous place to eat since we didn't... More

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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. Our staff gives the best customer service possible, we are so glad they could recommend some places to eat and were also helpful on returning your forgotten item to you. We hope your travels bring you back to us soon. More

bellingham,wa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My daughter and I stayed here on our mothers day weekend getaway. The check in process was wonderful. Jenny was very helpful, nice and gave us some great chocolates. We had a room on the second floor, in the corner which was nice because the walls are a bit thin, where I could hear the people behind us taking showers,... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you stayed with us on Mother's Day. Tthank you for your kind review on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay, the grounds and our staff. More

Puyallup, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Discovery Inn is such a wonderful place to stay. I have stayed there twice in the last year and let me tell you, the staff is AMAZING. They are so friendly and helpful whether you have questions with your room or need ideas on what to do during your stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable!! I don't think... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn when you come to the island. We love to hear when a guest has had great experiences at the Inn. We look forward to your future visits! More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Though not right by all the action it is only 5 min's away. Stayed 2 night's and found the service excellent! The room was updated with lot's of extras and very clean. I found it to be one of the better bargains around. I would definitely stay there again.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you stayed with us at the Discovery Inn and for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our staff works extra hard so our guests can have a great stay at the Inn and a wonderful visit to the island. We hope your travels bring you... More

Phoenix, AZ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The hotel itself is great. The staff is wonderful and the rooms are very nice and clean. Our room had a nice little kitchen area, and the bed was very comfortable. The biggest downside is location. You pretty much need to bring a car onto the island. We, unfortunately, did not. So the walk to and from the town is... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We want to thank you for staying with at the Discovery Inn and for taking time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your tip on bringing a car. We hope your travels bring you back our way again. More

seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

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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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad you stayed with us. Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We are glad we were able to work a little "magic" for you to get you into your room a little early. May your travels bring you back our way again soon. 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): $$
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor #2 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
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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