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“Beautiful location, charming hotel.” 4 of 5 stars
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Orcas Hotel
18 Orcas Hill Road, PO Box 369, Orcas, Orcas Island, WA 98280   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Orcas
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“Beautiful location, charming hotel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Stayed here in 2011 for a friend's wedding. Highly recommend for a wedding or event (from a guest's point of view). Beautiful grounds, charming accommodation, nice little restaurant to hang out in. The views and area around the hotel are just gorgeous. Convenient for ferry and whale watch.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I would give this hotel 5 stars if it had a kitchenette of some sort, although the staff was prompt to help us with storing some of our things in their fridge, it is very hard to travel with a toddler and not having a place to do basic cooking and cold storage. Besides that, we had a great time, the staff was amazing, rooms were spotless and beautifully decorated, and the proximity to the ferry terminal was convenient

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were told if we were going to be on the late ferry to let the desk know and they would put our keys in an envelope taped to the front door. Sure enough there were the keys, so trusting and layed back. Walking into the hotel is like stepping back in time. A wonderful experience. Our room was charming and very clean and comfortable. We were surprised to find that it is a shared washroom and showers for all, and no Tv present anywhere but this adds to the charm of the hotel. wifi is available so no worries if you want to catch up on the latest sport score or news.
We awoke in the morning to bunnies playing on the lawn and going down for coffee Doug the proprietor bought us a coffee and sat and chatted up a storm, telling us all the hot spots that were a must to see on the Island, great detail and explanation of why we needed to see it.us
After a deliciosus breakfast and filling very generous amount ; off we went and hit all the hot spots having a wonderful day, the Island is gorgeous, the vistas worth the stop, the hikes and lovely the marinas a delightful, we had an awesome time. Would love to go back. I was check into having a wedding there and it would be a perfect place. Everything is great I don't think you would be disappointed staying here. Rustic charm , peaceful, and quaint. Everything shuts down early so don't be coming for the night life. :)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shoreline, Washington
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a bit over due, but with our 10th wedding anniversary coming up in a couple of months, it made me remember our amazing experience at the Orcas Hotel.
My wife and I decided to have our wedding on Orcas Island 11 years ago and searched all over the island. There were some really great places from one end of the island to the other end. But after meeting with the owners several times, the Orcas Hotel just came to be the obvious choice.
The history of the place, the building and amenities, the cost and the convenience, the owners and the experience offered was just perfect.
Part of the wedding package you can purchase is to have the entire hotel be for your party (except the café) and that is what we chose. The thought of our close family members and best friends hanging out around the hotel after the reception sounded so cool, and turned out as cool as that sounds.
The outdoor areas were just perfect for our wedding ceremony (around 60 people) and the reception, and then the indoor restaurant area was great for some dancing.
The proximity to the ferry allowed a lot of visitors to just walk on in Anacortes and walk up to the hotel and then walk back down afterwards. Very convenient and cost-effective.
A lot of things on the island were very expensive, so we hired a officiant and brought our wedding cake from off the island. But we found the cost of the hotel with everything included to be a real value. You get all of the rooms, all of the grounds (except the café), the restaurant, staff and tent/tables/chairs/dining stuff, everything needed was included.
We also got to design our menu with ultimate flexibility and got high-quality food that was a big hit.
We have absolutely nothing bad to say about our experience, it was awesome.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Langley City, Canada
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We enjoyed this hotel very much. It is an old historic hotel. The location is fabulous if you want to walk on the ferry and leave your car on the mainland. The owners are extremely nice and accomodating. They made our stay extra special. Doug was vey informative and told us all the sights of the islands that we would want to see. The beds were super comfy and the rooms were spacious. The food was awesome. We would definitely stay there again and would encourage other people to stay there if they are going to these islands.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richland, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The Orcas Hotel is one of those places you must experience for yourself. Its charm and beauty are a delight to the soul. My sister owns a vacation home just up the hill from the ferry landing on Orcas Island. We have used the Orcas Hotel for overflow housing when lots of family is there for holidays or vacations. We also held my parents' 50th anniversary renewal of vows and dinner reception right there at the hotel. It was so great! The staff and setting couldn't have been more kind and helpful. We had a tremendously good time there. Also, the little cafe on the main floor has amazing goodies, great coffee and free wi-fi. Can't say enough good about this fantastic hotel! Highest Recommendation!

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Long Beach, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My apologies, I had so much fun, I didn't know where I was staying!! LOL I want to correct my previous review, it was pointed out to me that I stayed at the Orcas Hotel, not the Inn. It seemed like a quaint Inn so I ran with it. At any rate, we loved our stay. It is a very historic building and it is very quaint. We loved the location of the Orcas Hotel, the staff were super friendly and the owner pulled up a chair and talked to us for quite awhile about where to go and what to see. It was very helpful!! We had a wonderful room, with a balcony, which had beautiful views. We had dinner there both nights and the food was excellent. We enjoyed some local wine (from Lopez Island) and had a great table overlooking the bay. Orcas Island is absolutely gorgeous and we would love to go back!! Thank you Orcas Hotel peeps!!

Room Tip: They only have a couple rooms with balconies, well worth it!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 Orcas Hill Road, PO Box 369, Orcas, Orcas Island, WA 98280
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Orcas
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Orcas
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Number of rooms: 12
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