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Thornton, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kind of hard to say what we thought. They call the rooms "micro suites or " something to that effect. Of those 2 words, micro is the accurate one, and I am not sure that they understand the definition of the word suite. What this place is, is a number of modular buildings, split up into tiny bedrooms.The room was... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hey folks. Sue R described it as "The Worst," but she was kind. I cannot imagine how so many folks rated this at any level of acceptable. Yes, the bed linens and towels were clean, but that is just to be expected. After admitting it was clean, it is all downhill from there. How far down? Lower than the nearby... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My main criteria for hotels is just that I can sleep comfortably. This place fits the bill. AC was comfortable. The room was small but worked fine for just me. They did have a sign warning that each room had a separate hot water heater and gave tips for how not to run out of hot water. Once again, since... More 

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Salome, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

room was a little larger than the bed! Bed was very soft, bathroom was very small - VERRY LITTLE HOT WATER - A Bad place to stay. Would NOT go back there on a bet! The hot water made it impossible to take a shower (unless you like Cold water).

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Salome, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The people were nice and the room was relatively clean. The room was almost big enough for one person. The motel was a group of temporary building units like what is used at a school waiting for a building to be built or at a job site. There was a hallway down the middle with rooms on both sides. The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed 2 nights at the Orca Inn during tourist season. I was looking for a simple and reasonably priced place to stay and it was great. Incredibly clean room, pleasant and helpful staff, conveniently located. San Juan Island can be extremely pricey and Orca Inn is the exception. It was exactly as described, which I appreciated. I highly recommend... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rented two rooms and both had difficult experiences. The check-in was good, nice customer service. The room is very minimal, which was acceptable under the circumstances. One room had broken A/C and the other room had broken hot water heater, which meant no hot showers in that room. The sounds of everything all other building occupants did and said... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location-wise, Orca inn is in a very quiet place. Though the inn is very close to the local airport, I did not hear even a little noise because of it through the night. The rooms are very neat and compact. The hotel can define compact with the size of the bathrooms. There is literally no moving place outside of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would have preferred to camp, but we weren't sure what options are. It's weird and tiny but walking distance to town (about 15min). Good in a pinch but I would not have wanted to spend more than a night there. If you can find something for a little more $ it's definitely worth it, but I'm not sure there's... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most other reviews have said this, but I'll summarize: - Low price: $100 less than every other room on the island that we could find - Small rooms: you breathe in, she breathes out (not quite). Fridge, microwave, desk, chair organized to minimize space. - Friendly owner and staff: assisted with getting ferry scheduled correctly so we weren't stuck on... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spend a night...Not a fortune! It's really simple: Smaller Rooms = Smaller Rates. At The Orca Inn, we are proud to offer the smallest rooms in the state of Washington! Which means we have the lowest hotel room rates on San Juan Island. (Of course, for just a few dollars more, we have larger King and Double Queen rooms). With the money you save, you can spend more on amazing whale watching tours, incredible kayak trips, and other island adventures that you will remember for a lifetime. As Mr. Carson once said, "The business of life is the acquisition of memories." And at the Orca Inn, business is good! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Orca Inn

Address: 770 Mullis St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8083
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range: $76 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Orca Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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The Orca Hotel Friday Harbor
The Orca Inn Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Friday Harbor
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