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Best Western Plus Oak Harbor Hotel and Conference Center
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Oak Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
The Villages, Florida
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100 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Better than expected!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2011

Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. I didn't expect much in sleepy Oak Harbor but this hotel was better than I expected. The service was outstanding and everyone was very nice, friendly and helpful.
We had a room facing the back ofmthe property which I believe is more quiet than rooms in the front facing the highway.
The breakfast was fairly common but did have warm items that did the job.
My biggest complaint would be the pillows. You get 4 on a king size bed and they are all the same, oversized and overstuffed. I found them uncomfortable. Maybe two different types would help.
Will stay here again for my next business trip.

Room Tip: Top floor, facing away from the highway.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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  • Location
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Elk Valley, B. C.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

One night stay at the Best Western in Oak Harbor. Good accommodation and an excellent free hot breakfast in the morning. I arrived without a reservation and quoted a internet rate I saw online for $104, and was given it with no hesitation. Friendly staff. Oak Harbor is a naval base and the fighter jets taking off and landing can be a bit disconcerting at first. Whidbey Island is beautiful. Hotel is on a "strip" that runs through town and is not "scenic" but makes for a good base to explore the Island.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Mukilteo, Washington
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

Quick overnight stay in Oak Harbor (central Whidbey island).
Generally have poor experiences at Best Westerns, but this was very good.
Online res. worked perfectly.....Very nice room for $100, have stayed in worse for double that amount..
2 queens, large room ...AC worked pretty well (and I am always hot)...Nice touches like the
soaps, coffee makers, extended curtain in tub for showering, etc..
Continental breakfast nothing special, but had cereals, sausage, potatoes, toast, bagels, oatmeal, juice, milk, coffe and tea...Tables kept clean and cleared..
Plenty of parking and that was with a pretty full hotel...
We will be back....

Room Tip: We requested ground floor near the entrance and that's what we got....
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank HoagiesCorner
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

I stayed here over a two week period for work. The property is old, but clean, and the front desk people are really nice. I tried to get into the Candlewood next door, but it was pretty booked up.

My room the first week was fine, but the second week my room had a certain "funk" that I couldn't place, like maybe it had once been a smoking room/floor. On the last night I was there, I noticed that around the sliding glass door there seemed to be mold which had transferred to the curtain. Kind of gross.

The breakfast is pretty good as far as hotel breakfasts go, and the coffee wasn't terrible. Overall, this place is nice enough, but probably not my first choice if I were to go to Oak Harbor again. The one thing that made up for the negatives is the nice and helpful staff.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Cronulla, Australia
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128 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2011

If you are in the area it is hard to go past this Hotel. The reception staff were friendly and professional. The room was clean and spacious. Oak Harbor is well located, close to Deception Pass and attractions on and around Whidbey Island. The breakfast was excellant and the rates of the Hotel were good value. We ended up staying two nights as we loved it so much. Highly recommended, cannot fault.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights in September. Oak Harbor is located about 2 hours north of Seattle (including ferry from Mulkiteo), with a scenic drive through Whidbey Island on the way to Oak Harbor. Deception Pass is just a few miles north of Oak Harbor.
The room was clean and spacious. The front desk staff, especially Eileen, was friendly and efficient. The breakfast was more than a continental breakfast - eggs, bacon or sausage, and biscuits & gravy - were offered each day, along with fruit, oatmeal, cereal, toast, bagels, muffins, and WARM cinnamon rolls. Milk, juice, coffee, and hot tea are also offered. The hotel offers cookies & coffee in the lobby in the evening.
We dined at El Cazador in Oak Harbor and at China City, located in the same parking lot as the Best Western. Both restaurants were well worth it.
We hope to visit Oak Harbor again, and plan to stay at the same Best Western!

Room Tip: Request a room away from State Route 20 for a quieter night's sleep.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, BC
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

We did a one day island hopping on the San Juan Islands and stayed here on our road trip south. We passed by some beautiful coastline from the ferry to the hotel, especially Deception Pass. We stopped by and took the trail down to the beach and walked across the ever shaking bridge. It was a good break to stretch out after the ferry ride. Now about the hotel. It was everything we expected and more. When we arrive it was around 5:00pm, There were coffee, tea and cookies out in the lobby for guest. Our room was clean and spacious with very comfortable beds. The O/D pool looked very inviting but we were just to tired to give it a try. DVD players are included in the room and there's a good selection of DVD you can borrow from the front desk. Unfortunately the popcorn machine was broken when we were there. The complimentary hot breakfast was one of the best that I have had at comparable hotel. It has a good selection of hot items and fresh fruit. What impressed me most was the cleaniness at this hotel, everywhere you go, the lobby, common area, hallway, pool and the breakfast area are kept tidy and clean. I will definately come back to this property when I visit this area again.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Best Western Plus Oak Harbor Hotel and Conference Center
Address: 33175 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 98277-8713 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Harbor Plaza and Conference Center)
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Location: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Oak Harbor
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Oak Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Oak Harbor Hotel and Conference Center 2.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oak Harbor - Whidbey Island Located 1 mile from NAS Whidbey Island, Base 6 miles from deseption pass bridge. AAA 3 diamond hotel and China City Restaurant is located on the property. King and queen bed rooms are available. Go whale watching or sit on one of the many beaches located on the north end of Whidbey Island. Rates vary. ... more   less 
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