We stayed in a non smoking King room that was handicap accessible, and were most pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and decent sized (bathroom quite large). The refrigerator kept our munchies cold, the TV worked well, the bed was comfortable and firm, and we did not hear any noise from the adjoining rooms, a problem common at the other low cost alternative in Friday Harbor. As others have stated, Friday Harbor is very expensive, so the Orca Inn was a welcome relief. We picked up great coffee at the yellow javahut one block away on Spring street. The only things I would change, is it would be great to have a place to store your luggage after the 11AM checkout. We found a shop on Spring about 1 block off waterfront that took it for $1 per bag. Pet friendly or boarding would be nice too :)
One place you need to avoid like the plague is the mail store on Spring St. POST SAN JUAN. I thought it would be convenient to ship home some purchases. They charged through the roof, including LABOR for putting items in a box and would not give me the price until they had packed everything up. I about fell out of my sneakers when the packing cost $21!!! The actual shipping via Fedex was only $20. Lost everything I saved staying at the Orca Inn.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Orca Hotel Friday Harbor
- The Orca Inn Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA