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“Lovely rooms, but...” 3 of 5 stars
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Inn at Ship Bay
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326 Olga Road, Orcas Island, WA 98245   |  
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Ranked #8 of 21 Orcas Island B&B and Inns
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“Lovely rooms, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2004

My husband and I have stayed at the Ship Bay Inn twice. The rooms are lovely, nicely decorated, quiet and warm. Spectacular view of the bay since the Inn sits on a high bluff directly on the water. The restaurant offers delicious food and we highly recommend the large, succulent mussels... Overall, it was OK. The service and innkeepers, however, are a little on the chilly side. Don't expect any warm fuzzies from any of the staff. If you are expect to check out on a Sunday morning, don't expect anyone to be around to give you a "So nice to meet you. Thank you for Staying with Us". Considering that it was our second stay, even a small demonstration of appreciation would have been appropriate. If you don't care about something so seemingly trivial, this is the place for you! We'll be staying elsewhere next time.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2004

We didn't actually sleep at this lovely 14-unit inn (built in 2000), but we did have a wonderful dinner in their restaurant the third week of March. After we finished eating in the dining room which has views of Ship Bay, we asked to see a guest room. We were quite impressed by the cleanliness and charm of the room which included a private balcony with an unobstructed water view and a beautiful comforter on the bed.
We were told that the midweek winter rate was $100 per night and included breakfast.

The waitstaff as well as the host who showed us the room were very accomodating and friendly with a professional level of service.

We were sorely disappointed that we had booked two nights at Rosario Resort, just a mile down the road, instead of at Inn at Ship Bay. The next time we come to Orcas Island, we know where to stay!

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Address: 326 Olga Road, Orcas Island, WA 98245
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 21 B&Bs / Inns in Orcas Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Inn at Ship Bay. We are an eleven room, owner operated, Country Inn and Restaurant at the top of a bluff with unobstructed southern views over the waters of Ship Bay. The Inn is built around the historic 1869 Adam's farmhouse in the center of heirloom plum, pear and apple orchards. Inn at Ship Bay is located one mile from the village of Eastsound on Orcas Island, the largest and most mountainous of the San Juan Islands. Join us for a comfortable and relaxing Orcas Island experience ... more   less 
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