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“Disappointing.” 2 of 5 stars
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Anaco Bay Inn
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Anacortes
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Disappointing.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We chose this hotel based on largely good reviews, and we really aren't picky and don't need anything fancy, but were very disappointed by the level of service. The girl at the front desk was not very polite or pleasant. When we settled in our room, there was a constant annoying ringing sound from being next to the ice machine, so I asked to switch, and I was made to feel like a real inconvenience. No apologies were offered. Breakfast was the worst I have ever seen in a hotel - no yogurts or fruit as stated by the manager, just a few pieces of bread/bagels, some old hard pancakes and only one packet of oatmeal left. If you're not going to have a proper breakfast you shouldn't have it at all. Then when we went to check out at 11 am we sat near the front desk for 15 minutes and rang the bell several times and no one came. Eventually the housekeeper had to help us. There was some sort of incident going on but nonetheless you need to have SOMEONE staffing the front desk at all times. I don't recommend staying here. It is comfortable enough, despite being old, but the poor level of service was unacceptable

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hollywood, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Room size, cleanliness and arrangement were fine but noise from the street was disturbing. Sort of a a Mom and Pop place with a bare bones continental breakfast. Charging for use of a DVD seemed a little out of place.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tom S
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AnacoBayInn, Manager at Anaco Bay Inn, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Thankyou for writing a review. Glad to hear that you enjoy our large room and cleaness.Our inn is located on 33rd st which is off on commercial ave. very local traffic. our contenental breakfast served with hard boiled eggs, waffels. yogerts, cerials fresh fruits etc. sorry to hear that. thankyou again


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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This hotel does not have much going for it. The location is at the end of the main street and it is about 3/4 of a mile to the restaurants and shops. It seems like it is in a semi-industrial area. The front desk person was not very helpful or polite. It boasts of a hot tub which was closed on the day we arrived and when it finally was open it was in a small room ( converted hotel room ) not very appealing. The room was old fashioned to a fault ( think shabby 50's décor) and the linen was threadbare.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Cliff M
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AnacoBayInn, Manager at Anaco Bay Inn, responded to this review, August 14, 2013
Dear cliff ,Thankyou you for taking a time to relay your comments regarding our property during your stay in month of jan 2013. we are deeply sorry . we fell below your expectations your comments are very troubling and will certainly looked in to. may be you miss we are next door to pizza factory resturant. our property is located on quite street. on daliy basis. we having a meeting with our frontdesk and housekeeper. Your issue will we attention to our next meeting.we look farward to hear from you soon. thank you again.



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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a very comfortable place to stay and good value for the money. Our room was very clean and well set up. The front desk was helpful and friendly. The location was within walking distance of all the amenities in Anacortes. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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AnacoBayInn, Manager at Anaco Bay Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Thank you karen for writing a best review.Our front desk is always here to help the customer needs.Good to hear that our rooms are very clean and huge rooms with a kitchens .very close to all amenites. seeing you again on your next visit.Thankyou



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Olympia, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

As a frequent traveler I rely heavily on TripAdvisor reviews and ratings and rarely do I disagree but there is no way that this Inn deserves a 4.5 rating or anything even close to that. First, the property is old and everything is well worn. While the rooms are big they have one small window (in the old part of the Inn) and there is very little natural light that gets in. The Inn is peppered with signs telling you what to do and don't do with the equipment and bathtubs etc. The AC was out in our room so I talked to the nice lady at front desk and was told that the AC maintenance people had told her that they occasionally needed a "cooling off period" due to being in constant use. I asked her how long it might be until they'd be "cooled off" enough to work and she told me it could take up to three days! No kidding. The courtesy computer in the lobby wasn't working (and according to staff hadn't been in working order for some time). And their tv system, Direct TV, has limited entertainment channels (ABC, NBC,CBS, FOX and CW only and not a single all-news channel and over two-thirds of the channels are infomerical channels selling goods and services. And something happened to us at this Inn that has never happened to us before at any hotel or Inn --on the afternoon of our first full day we came back to the Inn to an unmade bed and a note from the maid that said that they would not make up our bed because we had left a "personal item" on the bed. The "personal item" I had left was my pajama bottoms. No kidding. The Inn location is far removed from the downtown and the "action" and the only good thing I can say about the Inn was that the staff were very nice.Also, please pay attention to fact that there is another Inn just down the road with a very similar name, the Anaco Inn, and while we did not stay there it's possible some of the favorable reviews may actually have been intended for that property - perhaps. The staff at the Aanaco Bay Inn told us that the two Inns used to be owned by the same owner but no longer are. I truly hate the say bad things about any property we visit, and although a prolific TA reviewer this is only the second really critical review I have written. I will not stay at this property again and urge you to be aware that this old and well worn Inn is just that - old and well worn.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is our first visit to anacortes.we stay at Anaco bay inn which is very carming place for family stay.front desk is very helpful for guide about the resturants around the city.
Bed are very comfortable to sleep and my kid enjoy very much at hot tub. Little bit disoppointment about breakfast timming but thats ok. we will definently came back next visit to anacortes.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank eduardo a
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AnacoBayInn, Manager at Anaco Bay Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Thankyou are writing a great review. our housekeeper are very pleasent about your stay at our inn.Glad to here that feel very comfortable sleep and enjoy our breakfast. Love to seeing again on your next visit. thankyou
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for four nights while the movers were packing our house. It was so nice to have a two bedroom villa with our two boys. We had plenty of space and a full kitchen. The people were nice and everything was clean. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2013
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AnacoBayInn, Manager at Anaco Bay Inn, responded to this review, August 11, 2013
Thankyou for taking a time to write a best reviews. Good to hear that your stay at villas are enjoyable with full kitchen. Our villas are very comfortable for familys. our staff can't wait to have you back soon. best regard. manager
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Additional Information about Anaco Bay Inn

Property: Anaco Bay Inn
Address: 916 33rd St, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-3411
Location: United States > Washington > Fidalgo Island > Anacortes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Anacortes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Anaco Bay Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
our inn is located in beautiful on the fidalgo island. the inn is close to Downtown, restaurants, and shops. minutes from the ferry.friendly staff, free wireless Internet, free continental breakfast, kitchenette,fireplace, heat and air conditioned rooms, cable TV, guest laundry, hot tub with view, and much more. ... more   less 
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