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Discovery Inn

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1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
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Mukilteo, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Exceeded our expectations -- great value! Austin, at the front desk, was very professional and helpful, even arranging for us to switch rooms in order to get in earlier. The beds were very comfortable, the rooms just the right size and clean. The property is well maintained and very beautiful -- flowers everywhere. One thing that impressed me was that... More 

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you!!! We love getting reviews like yours. Our managers have worked extra hard to create a positive and friendly work environment. We think that it trickles over to our customers, providing them great customer service and a clean and friendly place to stay. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your future visit! More 

Austin, Texas
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Spent 2 separate nights here over a long weekend. Stayed in 2 different rooms on the 3rd floor. Both were clean and quiet. Friendly front desk staff. Beautiful grounds and great curb appeal. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are glad you had such a positive experience and that you found your rooms clean and quiet, our staff friendly and the grounds beautiful. We appreciate your endorsement of the Inn and hope your travels will bring you back our way for another stay. More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights. Beautiful grounds, very quiet, clean clean rooms. Since the rooms come with refrig, coffee maker & coffee and micro, we had breakfast each morning before heading out for the day. It was an easy walk for us, but I can see the kids would get tired. Highly recommend!

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Thank kimden
DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and for staying with us during your excursion to San Juan Island. We love to hear from our guests that they enjoyed their room and the grounds. It makes all of our efforts to improve the Inn worth it. We wish you safe travels hope you will find yourself back on San Juan Island... More 

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We found the Discovery Inn to be very well run and rooms were in great condition. Located in a quiet part of Friday Harbor but close enough to have easy access to food and drink in town. Check-in was great with lots of good advice on activities to do with the family.

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Salem, Oregon
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Pretty basic hotel room, but clean and comfortable. The garden is nice to hang out in when you don't want to be cooped up in your room, but it's on a main street so not good for little kids. I would ask for a room on the other side next time. The staff was very nice and came to us... More 

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Shalimar, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a very clean and comfortable hotel, located about 1 mile west from the Friday Harbor docks. Walking with young children is not an option, so bring your car or pay for a taxi at the docks. Parking at the hotel is free. Bicycles are not allowed in the rooms, there is a bicycle rack in the main parking... More 

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Thank David S
DiscoveryInnFH, 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 had such a great experience during your stay at the Inn. It is wonderful to hear when our guests have enjoyed their rooms and the amenities we offer. Thank you for choosing us and we hope you will stay with us again if... More 

Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

This was our 1st trip to the San Juan Islands WA. Our home for 4 days was the Discovery Inn in Friday Harbor. We drove our car, so coming from the ferry took less than 10 minutes to get to the hotel - however if you don't drive it is highly consider taking a cab - mostly uphill from the... More 

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Thank Robert V
DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience of the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We enjoyed having you stay with us while you were on the island! We do have some warmer then usual weather on occasion and our rooms can get warm but like you said they cool down in the evening with the box fans in the rooms. However, we... More 

San Diego
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83 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We stayed here last year and hands down stayed again! No disappointment from giving you tips about ferry reservations prior to our arrival to staff lending us chairs to sit out and watch the star lit sky! Well kept hotel showing pride of ownership in a park like setting, the owners really take excellent care of the place. Staff made... More 

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Thank MaryAnnLens
DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor!! We love our return customers and are so glad that you stay with us on your visits to Friday Harbor. We will look forward to your future visits. We plan to put A/C units into our rooms this next year, so maybe when you come again they will be installed. From myself and... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great independent motel 1 mile from Friday Harbor. Don't be dissuaded by the motell with the outside doors. Lovely park setting with beautiful plant baskets to brighten up the outside. Rooms were very clean and comfortable, we were lucky to be on 3 floor and we had AC. We turned it off and night and opened the window ( fans... More 

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

It is wonderful to hear that you had a lovely experience at the Discovery Inn during your recent stay on the island. We really want all of our customers to feel the same way when their stay is over. Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and for staying with us. We hope your travels will bring you back... More 

Saint Augustine, FL
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We stayed at Discovery Inn in late July 2014; however, my interaction with the staff began in August of 2013. My sister and I had been trying to get to Friday Harbor for a couple of years but we were unable to go due to family issues. I had read the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided this was the... More 

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Thank Lisa C
DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor. We love that you are coming to visit us again! We are constantly trying to improve the Inn. This past year we have put up new second floor railings and all the rooms have new mattresses. We are planing on installing A/C in all the rooms this next year, currently only the third... More 

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