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Discovery Inn
1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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west hills, ca
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378 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
“Friendly helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nice accommodations and a great staff make this a good choice when visiting San Juan Island. Rooms are nicely furnished but there is some noise if you are on the first floor. Internet was somewhat spotty, location is very good, close to town.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
We are glad you could stay with us and would like to thank you for your kind review of the Discovery Inn. We hope to see you again if your travels find you back in the San Juan Islands.
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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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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We needed one night in Friday Harbor on our way to Orcas Island and most places aren't cheap in this town. It was a very nice room, clean, fridge, good bed with nice linens and well-appointed bathroom. This sounds kind of nutty, but I loved that the bathroom sink was higher than most and was really comfortable...

Hit the Cask and Schooner for a great meal with local brews.

  • Stayed September 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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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
We are so glad you decided to stay with us on your way to Orcas Island. Thank you for the review and the nice comments on your room, we are glad you enjoyed the renovations. We hope you will come and visit us again if your travels bring you back to San Juan Island. Warm regards.
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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Very close to all the things in Friday Harbor, staff was helpful in where to go to see the sights, beautiful sunset at the state park, enjoyed our stay plus our room came with fridge and microwave helping with leftovers. No restaurant on site but very close to some great ones like the bluff and others in friday harbor.

  • Stayed September 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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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Discovery Inn and for taking time to write a review of the Inn. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay not only at the Inn but on the island. Please come and stay with us again. Warm regards.
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Santa Rosa, California
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67 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed two nights at Discovery Inn. It is well located, quiet, and very clean. Obviously old place with renovated rooms with all the requirements( frig., coffee maker, microwave, wi-fi). Signing in was easy. Would stay here again if you do not want super luxurious rooms.

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  • Stayed September 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay at the Discovery Inn. We hope your travels will find you here again. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we truly appreciate it. Warm regards.
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New Westminster, Canada
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

our room was a nice size well appointed and clean. We didnt have air conditioning amd dont think the inn offers it which is fine as there are fans. We were a little disappointed in the size of the jacuzzi its small but clean. Staff are helpful and the location is nice and quiet. We stayed in the single room would recommend an upgrade for a fridge and microwave and we ll stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 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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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Discovery Inn, we love to hear from our guests! This past year we have been striving to improve the rooms, with our renovation this last winter, and the grounds around the Inn with more flowers and landscaping. Our goal through these improvements was to make our guests experience at the Inn more pleasant and relaxing. Thank you again for your review and for staying with us, we look forward to your next visit.
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Salem
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I really enjoyed our double queen room. With a fridge, microwave and coffee maker, it had everything we needed. she walked into town, about 1/2 mile away as her morning exercise.
We were very pleased, there was not a speck of dust anywhere.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Discovery Inn. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your room and were pleased with the cleanliness of your room, our staff loves to hear their work is appreciated, thank you. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to the island and we hope to see you again on future visits.
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I would definitely stay here again just because the staff was exceptional in every way. Very helpful with advice on the area and Heather's restaurant recommendations were perfect for us. Rooms are modest and you will need a ride to town but it was worth it. Don't go here for cheap. Go because you appreciate excellent customer service from a family owned business woman who is giving it her all . . . and it shows!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Discovery Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. One of our main goals at the Inn is to give our guests great customer service and to offer them one of the most affordable places to stay on San Juan Island. Everything on the Island, including room rates, are more expensive than the Mainland due to the Island's remote location. Because of the higher prices on the island we hope all of our customers, like you, feel they are getting a great value at the Inn through the customer service they receive, the cleanliness of the rooms, and what we believe is a nice relaxing atmosphere at the Inn. Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We look forward to your next visit.
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#2 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 20
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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