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Discovery Inn
1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 Hotels in Friday Harbor
San Diego
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“We loved it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great location, a bit off the beaten path. Quiet clean, beautiful grounds. Priced right for a girlfriend get together! Comfiest beds and large room.Wwould come again! We choose a room upstairs, no elevator but easy for us with minimal luggage.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you for choosing the Discovery Inn for your girlfriend get together, that sounds fun! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your room and your stay at the Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We hope the rest of your travels are safe and bring you back our way again.
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I needed some photocopies made on a Sunday morning, and was directed to the library, which is next door to the Discovery Inn. The library was closed (opens at 1:00 on Sundays, fyi) so I asked at the front desk of the Inn. Not only did Heather make the copies for me right away, she cut them to size with her paper cutter and then refused my offer of payment. I didn't stay here on this trip, but I will definitely consider it for the next one!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Cathy - Thank you for taking the time to post your kind review on TripAdvisor. We are glad our staff was able to help you during your hour of need, we strive to give the best customer service possible. We hope you will stay with us during your future visits to the island. Please travel safe.
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This hotel is small but has nice amenities. It was about a mile from the main street of Friday Harbor which was a nice walk. The room was nice and bathroom updated. We appreciated that the room had a refrigerator and microwave. The kids also loved the hot tub on site and the large green lawn to run around. The only downside was the room got a bit warm (no AC) and to let air flow in from the fan in the window, we had to open the curtains which brought in daylight before we wanted to get up in the morning. Overall it was a nice stay and would recommend the hotel to others visiting the island.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
We are glad you stayed with us during your visit to Friday Harbor. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, we love to hear from our guests. It is nice to hear that your family was able to enjoy the grounds and the hot tub. Normally our weather is very temperate and the rooms stay at a comfortable temperature, we regret the sun woke you a bit early due to the fan in the window. Wishing you safe travels and hope they bring you back our way again.
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Brenham, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a lovely, clean, well appointed inn. We were very pleased with our choice of this place in Friday Harbor. Friendly staff, nice room, pretty grounds, and well situated close to the harbor. Very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you for your kind review of the Discovery Inn on TripAdvisor. We are glad you stayed with us during your visit to the island. Wishing you safe travels and hoping they bring you back our way again.
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Utah
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a cute little hotel in a great little town. It's a mile or so from the center of town, but not a problem, unless you don't have a car. There are no chain hotels on this island (that I saw). They were very friendly when we checked in. It's really small. No elevator, which was not a problem for us, but might be for some of you. They had a electric/gas fireplace in the room, and a fan in the window. Microwave and refrigerator are in the room as well. There is also a hot tub. Our beds were great! Very comfortable mattresses, and a great night's sleep. No breakfast, so plan on going back to town for something. We really enjoyed our stay here and would return for sure.

Room Tip: We were on the top floor, but still were awakened in the morning by someone walking around above us...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn and taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We think the Discovery Inn is a "Great little motel" too. Glad to hear that you liked your rooms and your beds were great. Wishing you safe travels and we hope they bring you back our way again.
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Kennewick
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place is fantastic! Small, quaint, and quiet. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are clean, and the beds are comfy. My family and I really enjoyed the Discovery Inn, we will be back, and we will suggest it to friends and other family members.

Room Tip: Since there is no AC I would suggest a bottom room during the summer time.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
It is delightful to hear that you had such a fantastic experience staying with us! Thank you for taking the time to share it on TripAdvisor. It is nice to know you found our staff helpful and our rooms clean and comfy. Some of our rooms, especially the third floor, get warm in the summer but our fans do a great job cooling them down. However, we are happy to announce that we are installing air conditioning units, this week, in our third floor rooms to make our guests stays more enjoyable. We wish you safe travels and look forward to your future visits to the island.
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Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our experience here was WONDERFUL and we will return when staying the night on the island. Price was good and rooms were clean. Got more then I expected. Was able to drop our bags and then spend the day around the island returning to check in. Nice to have a small fridge and microwave when traveling with children. Coming from Arizona it was hard to get use to no air conditioning but 1 of our rooms did have a floor fan. Location is far to walk with large luggage if coming off the boat but nice walk if you don't mind the wind and bend in the road and ups and downs.

Room Tip: Bottom floor
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
We are glad you had a wonderful experience staying at the Discovery Inn, thank you for taking the time to share it on TripAdvisor. Our location is on the edge of town and we have been told by past guest that it is a little quieter and more relaxing then being down town. We agree with you that it can be too far to walk and advise our guests to bring a car when they stay with us. Some of our rooms, especially the third floor, get warm in the summer but our fans do a great job cooling them down. However, we are happy to announce that we are installing air conditioning units, this week, in our third floor rooms to make our guests stays more enjoyable. We wish you happy travels and look forward to future visits.
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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:
#1 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#4 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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