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“Great reasonably priced Friday Harbor location, friendly helpful staff,” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Discovery Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
“Great reasonably priced Friday Harbor location, friendly helpful staff,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Clean, newly renovated rooms close to all things in Friday Harbor. Rooms are fully equipped with fridge, microwave, coffee pot and all the coffee/creamers you could want. Knowledgeable staff eager to help with any reservations for touring or dining. Beautiful grounds and lawn furniture for relaxation after a busy day. We stayed four nights and staff did everything possible to make our stay delightful.

Room Tip: Couples request the deluxe queen with just one bed. Has more room to move around and easier access...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank kathleen l
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn and for the great review of the Inn. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your room and that our staff was so helpful to you - both of these our are main goals. We hope you make it our way again and can stay with us. Warm wishes.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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west hills, ca
Level Contributor
507 reviews
98 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

Nice accommodations and a great staff make this a good choice when visiting San Juan Island. Rooms are nicely furnished but there is some noise if you are on the first floor. Internet was somewhat spotty, location is very good, close to town.

Room Tip: ask for 2nd floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank jfd
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
We are glad you could stay with us and would like to thank you for your kind review of the Discovery Inn. We hope to see you again if your travels find you back in the San Juan Islands.
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64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We needed one night in Friday Harbor on our way to Orcas Island and most places aren't cheap in this town. It was a very nice room, clean, fridge, good bed with nice linens and well-appointed bathroom. This sounds kind of nutty, but I loved that the bathroom sink was higher than most and was really comfortable...

Hit the Cask and Schooner for a great meal with local brews.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank bennays
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
We are so glad you decided to stay with us on your way to Orcas Island. Thank you for the review and the nice comments on your room, we are glad you enjoyed the renovations. We hope you will come and visit us again if your travels bring you back to San Juan Island. Warm regards.
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Denver, Colorado
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66 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Very close to all the things in Friday Harbor, staff was helpful in where to go to see the sights, beautiful sunset at the state park, enjoyed our stay plus our room came with fridge and microwave helping with leftovers. No restaurant on site but very close to some great ones like the bluff and others in friday harbor.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Chuck A
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Discovery Inn and for taking time to write a review of the Inn. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay not only at the Inn but on the island. Please come and stay with us again. Warm regards.
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Santa Rosa, California
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80 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed two nights at Discovery Inn. It is well located, quiet, and very clean. Obviously old place with renovated rooms with all the requirements( frig., coffee maker, microwave, wi-fi). Signing in was easy. Would stay here again if you do not want super luxurious rooms.

Room Tip: Lower rooms can hear floors above.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank hutchplace
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay at the Discovery Inn. We hope your travels will find you here again. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we truly appreciate it. Warm regards.
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New Westminster, Canada
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69 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

our room was a nice size well appointed and clean. We didnt have air conditioning amd dont think the inn offers it which is fine as there are fans. We were a little disappointed in the size of the jacuzzi its small but clean. Staff are helpful and the location is nice and quiet. We stayed in the single room would recommend an upgrade for a fridge and microwave and we ll stay here again.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the double room for a few more ammenities
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DamJo7938
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for your review of the Discovery Inn, we love to hear from our guests! This past year we have been striving to improve the rooms, with our renovation this last winter, and the grounds around the Inn with more flowers and landscaping. Our goal through these improvements was to make our guests experience at the Inn more pleasant and relaxing. Thank you again for your review and for staying with us, we look forward to your next visit.
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Salem
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I really enjoyed our double queen room. With a fridge, microwave and coffee maker, it had everything we needed. she walked into town, about 1/2 mile away as her morning exercise.
We were very pleased, there was not a speck of dust anywhere.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
3 Thank JoaniH_13
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Discovery Inn. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your room and were pleased with the cleanliness of your room, our staff loves to hear their work is appreciated, thank you. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to the island and we hope to see you again on future visits.
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Property: Discovery Inn
Address: 1016 Guard St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9240
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Friday Harbor
#1 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#2 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just minutes from the Friday Harbor ferry landing, this hotel is the only lodging facility on San Juan Island that offers rooms in a park-like setting. Our recently renovated hotel rooms are decorated in restful colors. The handsomely appointed rooms are designed for relaxing. They feature air-conditioning, a private bath, one or two queen beds, an in-room coffee maker, flat screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. The Discovery Inn has been a family-owned and operated hotel for over 30 years. Enjoy an outdoor seasonal Jacuzzi, Adirondack-style chairs on the lawn, flowers, decks and barbecues. The hotel is known for providing its guests with friendly customer service, spacious clean rooms and a relaxing atmosphere. ... more   less 
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