We had booked the Inn based on reviews in Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. In fact we were very impressed! We arrived on the early ferry and were happy to find out our room was ready-- but even better Katie had upgraded us to bigger room. It was very clean and spacious. As soon as we settled in our room that morning, we took off on a driving tour of the island with suggested stops marked out on the map for us by Katie, the most friendliest staff person ever. We would have loved to have her join us on the journey. She was so personable and fun. She gave us tips for locations for whale spotting and we lucked out big time. We stopped 3 different places on our drive and were able to enjoy the whales as they travelled their path. The last stop we enjoyed our picnic lunch we had purchased at the the local Friday Harbor Market. (They too were exceptionally friendly!) We ended the tour of the island at a winery for a tasting and again encountered a friendly hostess. The evening topped off back at Discovery Inn where we enjoyed their wonderful big hot tub. (And of course some of our wine purchases from the day.) The next morning we appreciated the frig and microwave and enjoyed a quiche we had purchased at a local fair in WA on the way up to Friday Harbor. This is definitely a place we'll stay again. Katie needs to be cloned and show some of the "Big Name" hotels how to be customer friendly.
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Discovery Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Discovery Inn Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA