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“An Excellent Value” 4 of 5 stars
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The Coachman Inn
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   32959 SR 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277   |  
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Oak Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Durham, Maine
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155 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“An Excellent Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is a good place to stay. The reception clerk was a joy - helpful, bubbly, and a lot of fun - always a good way to start your visit. The rooms are large, clean, and comfortable, and they contain all the necessary amenities. The price was very reasonable, but don't forget to ask for your AAA, AARP, and military discounts. We didn't get a chance to use the pool. Breakfast is your average hotel/motel breakfast. We'd definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Coachman Inn is a fairly straight-forward place within a short drive to downtown Oak Harbor. The prices are reasonable, the rooms are standard (my mom, bullmastiff and I had a double and it was more than enough space) and though I wouldn't want to live there, it was certainly nice to come back to a clean, decent room after playing on the island all day.

The most important thing to mention - at least as far as my own preferences are concerned - is the cleanliness of the room. The linens were fresh, the room smelled clean (not like dog) and the AC worked quite well. It was also quiet enough that we felt comfortable leaving my dog alone in the room for a few hours, and there are grassy areas and neighborhood roads that are suitable for walks. Patrons without pets won't have a problem with the inn, either: I'd stay there with or without the dog.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Southern, Ontario
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35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff, comfortable beds, quiet area and big rooms. For my wife and I that makes for a pleasant evening. The warm pool and hot tubs was a bonus. The breakfast was fine, but not special. This is an Inn definitely worth checking out.

Stayed September 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

It is not fancy, but friendly staff and has clean big rooms. Breakfast has a good variety of hot and cold items. It's close to the Navy base and local restaurants. I travel alot for business and would stay again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nevada, Missouri
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Older but nice facility. The staff people were friendly and helpful. Good basic breakfast - the sausage links added on the weekend was a nice touch. We were in Oak Harbor for the A-3 Skywarrior Reunion. The headquarters was at the Best Western, a short walk away. The rate here was better than the reunion rate at the BW. Co-incidentally the apartment where we lived 49 years ago was only a couple of blocks away and looked better than when we lived there. We stayed a couple of days outside the reunion dates to sight see on the Island and go to the Coupville Arts & Crafts Fair. We noticed that several of the vendors from the fair stayed here also. Oak Harbor has certainly grown since we were there last. We enjoyed our stay at the Coachman and the reunion.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pacific Northwest
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81 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

A friend recommended the Coachman Inn when we were accepted as vendors at the Coupeville Arts & Craft Festival. It was a 15 - 20 min. drive, but a welcome, restful motel. We were on the ground floor towards the end where it was very quiet. After a long day at the event, we very much appreciated that. Our check-in went quickly and the front desk gal, Beth, was welcoming and helpful with dinner ideas. The room was clean, comfortable beds, and everything we needed. The breakfast was adequate, although the waffle machines weren't working right as the dough stuck to the grids and couldn't be used. :-( We will definitely return next year if we are vendors again at the event, and certainly any other time we are in that area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

The Coachman is an old-fashioned motor inn. Nothing fancy, but the folks here are very nice. We had a spacious apartment-like room with a kitchenette, and we were able to stay with our family dog along.Those are the pluses. I agree that the furnishings and the bathrooms are dated, and there was a mildewy smell as well. I would choose South Whidbey over Oak Harbor any day, but if you have to stay overnight here, the Coachman is a good choice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Coachman Inn

Address: 32959 SR 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277
Location: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Oak Harbor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Oak Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Coachman Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welocme to the world of old-fashioned hospitality. Explore the many options of our immaculate 100 rooms and conference inn. All rooms provide full baths with shower and tub, coffee makers, small refrigerators, hair dryers and free high speed wireless internet service. Many of our rooms also have extra special features like Jacuzzi tubs and kitchenettes. Each room is individually decorated for that unique personal touch. ... more   less 
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