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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013
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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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McKinney
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The flowers and the grounds around the hotel were the outstanding features of the two story hotel motel. The bed coverings were very nice and other furnishings were basic motel quality. The microwave and refrigerator were handy but the room width counter top was an afterthought that did not hide previous plumbing that had been capped off. The bathroom was... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the positive feedback regarding the grounds of Inn. We are almost a mile from the ferry landing and this is definitely a long walk with luggage. We concur with you regarding the countertops in our Deluxe Queen rooms. They are part of the old room layout and... More

Deary, Idaho
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A bit pricey, but worth it! We booked two rooms and both were extremely clean and comfortable. The staff was VERY patient with us while helping with dinner reservations and breakfast recommendations. We would stay here again!

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Discovery Inn. We love to hear when our guests have had great experiences with our staff and have enjoyed their rooms as you have. We do hope you can make it back to the island again for another stay. More

Washington, DC
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Most of the hotels near the ferry were booked so we chose Discovery Inn. The staff were extremely friendly and the room was clean, with a microwave and frig. For the price, however, it was a bit small and there were few amenities other than the free Keurig coffee. Pool was very small and hot tub wasn't hot.

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Slough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My boyfriend and i booked the cheapest available place to stay on friday harbour- this was it! and it exceeded out expectations. the place was quiet and friendly and very clean! The only problem was that the room got very warm very quickly but that was sorted out once the windows were opened for about 10-15 mins. the staff were... More

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Lafayette, Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This place just says "comfortable" when you drive into the parking lot. The rooms are standard but have everything you need (you didn't come to San Juan Island to stay in your hotel room, after all!), and the staff is WONDERFUL. We were told of many don't-miss things to do when we checked in, and they all were great. The... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Lovely old style motel. Great gardens. Room large and comfortable. Staff welcoming and helpful. A mile from centre, but parking in town no problem. Had a relaxed few days here. Nice outdoor jacuzzi. Quiet location. Recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

When they say "remodeled" they mean it! This place was top notch, way better than I expected ... small, quaint and personable but with excellent finishes and linens. The grounds are peaceful in spite of being just off a busy road. I highly recommend staying here!!

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Delta
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We stayed at this motel while exploring San Juan Island, and it was just perfect. It is located just outside the main village of Friday Harbor, on a beautifully landscaped property that reflects the care and attention to detail of the owners. We arrived on the island a little early, well before check-in time, and planned to just figure out... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Jennifer and Heather were great with helping us plan our trip to San Juan Island. They answered many questions we had as this was our first trip. They also helped with logistics and stored our luggage when our ferry did not leave until several hours after checkout time. It was late when we arrived and Katie called to touch base... More

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

From all the Discovery Inn women, it was a pleasure to help with your trip to the island. It is our goal that all of our guests have a good experience on the island. We were happy to help keep an eye on your friend when she was not feeling well. We are grateful you took the time to review... More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I stayed at the Inn with my family and could not be happier. The staff were friendly and the rooms were clean, comfortable and newly remodeled. Great value on the island. Not far from the ferry terminal and downtown.

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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn and taking the time to write a review. We always value the feed back from our guests. It is great to hear that you had a nice stay with us. We hope your travels will bring you back our way again. 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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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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