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“Wonder time at Deer Harbor Inn” 5 of 5 stars
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Deer Harbor Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   33 Inn Lane, Box 142, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Deer Harbor
Portland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Wonder time at Deer Harbor Inn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Spent 3relaxing nights at Deer Harbor in August. Mornings started with great homemade granola, fresh fruit, English muffin, juice, and Starbucks coffee. Furnishings were comfortable. Loved the framed artwork by local artists. In the evenings, enjoyed the private hot tub on the back deck while watching the stars. You could see Deer Harbor from front deck of cabin1. Had wonderful time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, MN
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We arrived in Deer Harbor by seaplane and walked the short distance to Deer Harbor Inn. While it was early in the day our welcome basket and room were ready. The room was spacious and had a mini fridge which was nice. The bed was comfortable and we got a good night sleep. The walls may have been thin, but we heard nothing and the inn was quiet after a reasonable hour. It is a bit of a trek to get into town if you don't have a car. We rode bikes there once, which was a beautiful ride, and took a cab once which was rather expensive $30. The location is very convenient to kayaking in and out of Deer Harbor, which was beautiful. We only spent one night here, as we moved to check out the other side of the island at Doe Bay the next night, but I would definitely stay here again. Rooms on the island are not cheap, and I thought this was a nice, comfortable place to stay for the cost!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Photos truly represent what the rooms look like. Ours was spotless and very charming. Picnic basket for breakfast was perfect, as you could either get ready while you ate, or sit at the table by the window and relax. Bunnies and deer love to hang out. And what a surprise the restaurant was! I didn't expect much from the laid back appearance of the inn online, but it was a wow moment when we had dinner there. A little pricey, but elegant, food was delicious, service fantastic, and a spanish guitar player entertained us. He didn't travel to tables, and he didn't sing; it was perfect background. Can't wait to go again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Reston, Virginia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We had room #8 (2nd floor on the back side) and it was perfect. Quiet location and while we shared the building (living room) with other guests we never saw or heard them. Very clean with nice furnishings, thick carpet, very comfortable bed. Bathrooom was spacious with plenty of counter space and clean/bright shower and hair dryer. In-room continental breakfast was good and exactly what we have most mornings anyway. We never met the owners/staff as our welcome bag and key was waiting for us and you leave key at the door and that worked out just fine. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: We liked our room, # 8, a corner room on the back of the 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We were on Orcas for a wedding with lots of activities for four days. The Inn was very comfortable and accommodating, and the restaurant is excellent. Very convenient, particularly if you're arriving on Orcas at Deer Harbor by boat or seaplane.

Room Tip: Rooms in the lodge are comfy and spacious. Room 7 affords views of Deer Harbor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We didn't know what to expect. Our trip via boat put us at the deer harbor marina and the deer harbor inn is the only game in town since the resort converted to time share. The inn picked us up at the marina in a stretch limo, it was quite the treat. We stay at the lodge and the room was spacious. When we arrived deer were grazing at the lodge entrance and huge rabbits everywhere. It was warm at the room had plenty of fans. It was nice of the inn to leave us a picnic basket of food for breakfast as the only restaurant in the morning is the marina stores. Staff are friendly.

If you are at the marina you have to catch a ride by 9pm. Walking is not far but with luggage it would be a hike. There is no morning driver unless a privat function is going on. Matt the owner was our driver.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boring, Oregon, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We booked 2 nights at the Orchard Cottage 2 - overall it was really lovely! It felt private, tho other cottages and lodge nearby. Cottage was very clean and the general vibe of the cottage was truly lovely. The decor was just right, the kitchen area was just what we needed. My fave was the bed and the sheets - super comfy bed and sweet charming sheet set!! One downfall - the restaurant on site serves dinner only and looked to be a popular choice as cars were parked all over the Inn site when we returned to Cottage in evening - restaurant guests left dogs in their cars, who barked at each other the whole time which also seemed to set off car alarms. Other than that, it was just what we wanted and staff very friendly and helpful!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 33 Inn Lane, Box 142, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Deer Harbor
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Deer Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Deer Harbor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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