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“Would stay here again!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Islands Inn
Ranked #6 of 9 Anacortes B&B and Inns
Montana
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68 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Would stay here again!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

We recently visited Anacortes and stayed at the Islands Inn for 2 nights-very quaint Inn! Rooms are a little old fashioned and could use a little update but very clean and nice. Wonderful continental breakfast with some extras-hard or soft boiled eggs to order. Great coffee and tea. The desk staff is great and make it a joy to stay there. We did not get to eat in the little wine restaurant that is part of it but the menu looks awesome and we heard it was great! We have family in Anacortes and we will stay here again for sure. Rates are good too-they accommodated us with a room with 3 beds one night as my son and his daughter were there.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the bay are great as the view is wonderful. The large room with 3 beds was great f...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MontanaVacation1
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Dresden, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We came to Anacortes just for a whale watching trip (which was awesome as well) and decided to stay there for the night on short notice. From our first walk into the lobby we were more then impressed. The overly friendly and very helpful front desk lady (unfortunatley I forgot her name, well she worked on the evening of Saturday the 5th) made us feel very welcome and we knew that this is a great place to stay. She gave our little 3 man travel group from Europe an awesome rate and literally went above and beyond our expectations.
The rooms were excellent. Clean and spacious so that we had a great and relaxing night. Also the WiFi was extremely fast. Our very positive impressions kept going on as we enjoyed a surprisingly rich and well picked breakfast which was definitely more than the average continental breaky in the morning.
As we checked the quiet good looking and pleasant housekeeper made our stay perfect as we would just say thank you for having us.

Room Tip: Check out the pool. I wish we did.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Paddy K
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Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

We chose this place because it was pet-friendly. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the room based on the price of the room. The hotel staff were very nice and helpful. The woman that took our initial reservation was so nice in making suggestions for things to do in the area. The breakfast, although not outstanding, was adequate. My only suggestion to improve the stay for those of us who have pets is to have a few trash cans outside so we can dispose of pet waste appropriately. Overall, a wonderful stay and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank SpikeDaisy
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Okotoks, Canada
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32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

This place is a typical motel style with 2 floors and access from the outside. I chose it because it has a pet friendly room, and was reasonably priced. The only thing I didn't like was that room has the stairwell to the upstairs attached to the outside wall, so all night we heard and felt the thumping of heavy footsteps up and down. Don't other patrons care how much noise they make at 2:30 in the morning? The room was very clean but could use some updating, especially the faucet in the sink area. The breakfast was nice, with soft boiled eggs keeping warm in cute little chicken sweaters. The hostess on shift when we arrived gave a very good recommendation for dinner which we appreciated. Best part about this place is the service. About 40 minutes after we checked out, I got a call telling me that my grandson had left his bathing suit in the room. I turned back and picked it up at the desk. Much appreciated.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank chainsaw_queen
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Atlanta
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74 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

We wanted to spend some time in Anacortes, WA but reserved too late; Islands Inn was the only thing we could find for the two-day period we were there. It's old and shabby; has doors to the outside rather than inside a building. Although they keep it clean, the carpets look grimy and the bathroom fixtures are cracked and outdated. BUT it was the cheapest by far of any place we stayed in the Seattle metro area for three weeks. The mattresses and pillows must have been new because they were the most comfortable of the three weeks and we got our best night's sleep there. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is skimpy and the eating area very small. Good value for the money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank tkii
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Bellingham
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Rooms are reasonably priced (especially the Family style rooms) and clean and comfortable, but are nothing special. Good value for the money. Very friendly staff. I would stay here again given the overall options in Anacortes.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank DPinBellingham
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Bellevue
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

This was our first time staying here although we have stayed in Anacortes many times. We were looking for a king non-smoking with a sofa or love seat. Made a reservation after verifying they had such a room. Called a couple of days before check-in to verify that we would get such a room. When we checked in, there was some confusion right off, and the woman who checked us in said we should look at 3 rooms and decide which one we wanted. None of them was a king. One of them had a sofa. So we went back and said these did not match up with our expectations or our reservation. Then she gave us another key of a room to look at. It was a king, no sofa, smoking room. Went back again. She called her boss who said they did not have the kind of room we wanted, but for a higher price she would give us the executive suite with 2 sofas and a king. Hmmmm. Finally, she did come up with the type of room we asked for. A lot of time and hassle to get what we expected from the start. Got in the room. 2 of the 3 lightbulbs in the ceiling fixture were burned out and it was very dark in there. After that was taken care of, we discovered that the only electrical outlets in the room were on the far wall across from the bed. Got 2 long extension cords that my husband tripped over twice. But all that paled in comparison to the nearly heart-attack-inducing full blast alarm of country music at 2:30am which also woke up our neighbors.

Now, there were some good things! I think the mattress was new and it was comfortable. The pool was nice and sunny, and the water was warm. The pool furniture was sparse and shabby, including the one table which had no top. The place is very clean. The breakfast was a notch better than the competitor places nearby, but nothing great.

Now that the alarm clock is unplugged, I'm hoping the second night brings no further nasty surprises.

One reason we came here was because of the good reviews. Have we just experienced a rare unlucky moment?

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank BellevueRoberta
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Seemore59, Front Office Manager at Islands Inn, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
I want to personally apologize for the outcome of your most recent stay here at Islands Inn. Before you arrived, we made a change to your room assignment, transferring you to a more spacious room, in hopes this would better accommodate the requests on your reservation. It was our mistake for not questioning you prior to making such a change, but I am sincere when I say we had your interest and comfort in mind.
We hope you will give us another chance on your next visit to Anacortes, so we might redeem ourselves and show you the service and appreciation that is customary in our establishment!
Thank you for your business, and for taking the time to leave us feedback.
Have a wonderful day!


Best Regards,
Kathryn
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Additional Information about Islands Inn

Property: Islands Inn
Address: 3401 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-4227
Location: United States > Washington > Fidalgo Island > Anacortes
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Anacortes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Islands Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in the quaint town of Anacortes, Islands Inn is located less than 5 miles from the Ferry Terminal to the San Juan Islands and Victoria, B.C. Islands Inn serves a variety of travelers from the Northwest, Canada, and beyond. From business trips to family vacations, we provide comfortable lodging accommodations and excellent customer service to meet all our guests’ needs. ... more   less 
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