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Discovery Inn

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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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Nampa, Idaho
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Great little motel off the beaten path. This is an older motel that has been updated very well. Has mini fridge, microwave, and coffee maker but no blow dryer or safe. Bed was clean and comfortable. Linens were nice and new. The grounds were quiet and quaint and very pretty. We were the only ones enjoying the hot tub at... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and for staying at the Discovery Inn on your recent visit to Friday Harbor. It is always great to hear when our guests had a nice visit. We are glad you were able to enjoy your room, the Jacuzzi and the grounds around the Inn. We wish you safe travels and hope they... More 

Newbury Park, California
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31 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just stayed one night before leaving the next morning on the ferry. The front desk personnel was very pleasant & helpful. The room was large & very clean; had all of the amenities you could ask for, including a small refrigerator and microwave, coffee maker, etc. The grounds are beautiful, with a hot tub and areas to sit outside and... 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 San Juan Island. We appreciate you taking the time to review the Inn on TripAdvisor. It is nice to know you found our front desk personnel pleasant and helpful and the room to your satisfaction. We are also glad you were able to enjoy the grounds around... More 

Hawaii
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Not in town but not to far away. Front desk staff very helpful and room was quite adequate for a one night stay when the ferry gets in late. Reminded me of staying in a cabin/motel. Room features were quite good considering the size, and very clean.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are glad we could surprise you with our helpful staff and clean rooms during your recent visit to San Juan Island. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and write a review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to seeing you again when your travels bring you back to Friday Harbor. More 

Kirkland, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I made a mistake on the dates when I was making my online reservation at Discovery Inn. I called the inn and I was amazed when they didn't charge me for the night I missed! I hadn't expected that since I discovered the mistake the day I was supposed to be there, and their cancellation policy I believe is 7-10... 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 on TripAdvisor. I'm glad that our staff was able to help you with your room reservation. It is great to hear that you found your room not only clean but charming too. We look forward to your next visit with us! More 

Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We chose the Discovery Inn after reading reviews and looking at the accommodations on their web site. What decided us to choose to stay there were the facilities in the rooms, the grounds including a hot tub, and most importantly, for an Inn not far out of downtown, reasonable pricing. We loved our 5-night stay from check-in to departure. The... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn during your 5 day trip to San Juan Island and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It is nice to hear that our staff was both friendly and helpful and that your room was more than adequate for your stay. We are also delighted that you were able to utilize the grounds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I traveled to Friday Harbor with a group of 11 women and we chose to stay at Discovery Inn because it was affordable. I was very pleasantly surprised at how CLEAN the rooms are. The room size was just fine, even considering that we had 2-3 people per room. There were some nice perks like mini fridges and microwaves in... More 

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are so glad that your group of women decided to stay at the Discovery Inn for your visit to Friday Harbor and San Juan Island. We love to hear when our guests are pleasantly surprised by the Inn: the rooms, the grounds and our Jacuzzi. Our staff strive very hard to make our guests stays as nice as possible.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Recommended by chamber of commerce - just outside of shopping district-very clean, very accomodating staff-because we showed up early they got our room ready and allowed us in-gave wonderful bits if info of what to see

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your room and our staff. We are glad we could accommodate you with an early check-in. We hope your travels will bring you back our way again for another visit. More 

Richmond, California
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

From the moment we pulled up to check in we felt welcome and cared for. Everyone on the staff was friendly. We appreciated the sink and shower/tub which look like they had just been installed. Loved the instant hot water. Nicely decorated room, coffee maker with GOOD coffee and a refrigerator. 2 things that need to be upgraded... the bed... 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. We are glad you enjoyed our staff, we work extra hard to provide the best customer service. We renovated our rooms about a year ago but we are continually making improvements to each of them. We appreciate you sharing your experience. Your comments help us make decisions... More 

London
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are always delighted to hear when our guests have enjoyed their room and the grounds around the Inn. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences at the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We wish you safe travels and hope they bring you back our way again. More 

Lynnwood, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn during your visit to San Juan Island and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us. We wish you safe travels and hope you will be able to come back to the island soon. More 

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