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“Run Away and dont look back!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of San Juan Motel

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San Juan Motel
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Anacortes
Mustang, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Run Away and dont look back!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

We stayed here in May while attending our family reunion in LaConner because all other hotels were full since it was Tulip Festival season. We booked through Price Line and it looked good online. The person who had answered my call prior to making the reservation had told us on the phone that the water would be warm and they had seen a whale just that morning. The water was NOT warm, and it was not even whale season. Upon arrival, the main room had a double bed and the back bedroom had a double bed and its own window. The fridge in the adjoining hallway had moldy food of which they just laughed and said oh well push it to the side and there should be plenty of room for your food. The sheets appeared stained and soiled, so we didn't sleep under the sheets. Since it was stuffy and hot in the room we asked about air they said open your windows if you need air. That night there were loud voices, fights, and we may have even heard a gun shot just below our daughter's room. The next morning I went to take a shower and it appeared to have yellow stains and liquid. That was the last straw we packed up and never looked back !!!!

Room Tip: New management and cleaning crew that cares along with heat and air.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Near Seattle
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Booked two nights online with Booking.com. Site said there'd be no charge to card until we reached motel. Upon arrival told our room was never reserved and it was Booking's fault. Said no charges would be made to card, nor had been made.

Found a great place to stay (Anacortes Inn) and when we got home two charges were found on our card for the San Juan. $156 for a two night stay, AND $520. Called them immediately, they said the charge was mistakenly made to our card because a party was staying 10 nights, with the same last name. We do NOT have a common last name. Lies at every turn and fraud which is being handled through our credit card company.

Stay away from the San Juan.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Redmond, Washington
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

Most disgusting place I ever had to stay in my life. The first room I was given smelled awful and apparently the management knew this because the window was wide open in an attempt to air it out (wonderful to walk into in Dec. when it was 30° out) and the toilet was broken. I was given a second room and then stepped out for dinner. Upon returning I took a closer look at the room. The carpets were disgusting/stained. The bathroom was complete with pubic hairs on the floor and a USED wash cloth hanging in the shower. The icing on the cake was when I pulled the blankets back on the bed and noticed a ruddy red stain along the edge of the boxspring... I pushed the mattress to the side and on the top of the box spring was a disturbingly large BLOOD STAIN. This place should be bulldozed flat.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Redmond, Washington
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

My husband was charged twice for the room for one night. We are still trying to get a refund after speaking to the hotel a month ago.
He stayed in a "non-smoking room" just above the smoking night staff.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

I often travel in Motel and this is one of the worst I have ever been. The room and mattresses were dirty, mold in the bathroom, cigarette buds in the windows' rail, at least a dozen flies happily flying in the room (made for some fun hunting at first), not lamp by the bed (only one but it was not working), trash in the parking and some left in the bins in the room too, hair, etc.
Someone said in another review that it was like a Motel 6 or Motel 8 but I have never ever seen any of these places as dirty as the San Juan Motel was.
In Seattle I stayed in the Value Inn and it was in a much better condition!
All that for nearly 80$ a night mid-September!
I would not recommend that place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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3 Thank ParisianAgnes
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Memphis, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

In late August 2013 we took our two granddaughters with us to Anacortes. We used this motel as as a jumping off point for travel to the San Juan Islands. The motel grounds were very dirty and the room lacked a proper setup for their guests. The manager seemed very nice and tried to take care of our needs as quickly as she could. Once we were settled, the room was fairly comfortable. The rooms are fairly large, but very outdated and not well maintained. Our first morning there we left the room for the day to catch a ferry to the islands. We made a serious mistake by leaving our passports and $200 cash inside a suitcase in the room. While we were gone, it was stolen from our suitcase. Of course, everyone denies the theft and they refused to refund even the room rent. We will not be staying there again.

Room Tip: DO NOT leave any valuables in your room - not even inside your suitcase. Theft is very likely and m...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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3 Thank Mark B
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Kolding, Denmark
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Barely clean, someone else's long hairs on the bathroom floor, the chain lock was barely attached to the wall. Could also hear every word said by neighbors, all morning long.
Lady at the front desk was cheerful, even though we were late checking in that night, and had cookies.

Room Tip: Get in late, get up early.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: San Juan Motel
Address: 1103 6th St, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-1719
Location: United States > Washington > Fidalgo Island > Anacortes
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Anacortes
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — San Juan Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Downtown Anacortes, exactly 3.5 miles from San Juan/Sidney B.C. Ferry. Situated near a variety of restaurants, this quiet motel is great for short-term and long-term guests. Rooms offer King or Queen-sized beds and brand new Stainless Steel Kitchenettes. All rooms include Satellite TV + 4 HBOs, WiFi, In Room Courtesy Coffee and Free Local calls. Amenities also include, Non-Smoking and Smoking Rooms, Daily Maid Service, Ice Machine and Laundry Facilities. ... more   less 
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