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Discovery Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Puyallup, Washington
2 reviews
“Recommend this place”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Discovery Inn is such a wonderful place to stay. I have stayed there twice in the last year and let me tell you, the staff is AMAZING. They are so friendly and helpful whether you have questions with your room or need ideas on what to do during your stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable!! I don't think I've had a better nights sleep :) It is so close to town, yet far enough to get away from the hustle and bustle. I would definitely recommend Discovery Inn to anyone planning a trip to Friday Harbor!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Brianna P
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn when you come to the island. We love to hear when a guest has had great experiences at the Inn. We look forward to your future visits!
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Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Though not right by all the action it is only 5 min's away. Stayed 2 night's and found the service excellent! The room was updated with lot's of extras and very clean. I found it to be one of the better bargains around. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014
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3 Thank Uofafanrgr
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
We are so glad you stayed with us at the Discovery Inn and for taking the time to write a review. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay, our staff works extra hard so our guests can have a great stay at the Inn and a wonderful visit to the island. We hope your travels bring you back our way again.
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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2014

The hotel itself is great. The staff is wonderful and the rooms are very nice and clean. Our room had a nice little kitchen area, and the bed was very comfortable. The biggest downside is location. You pretty much need to bring a car onto the island. We, unfortunately, did not. So the walk to and from the town is not as pleasant as it may seem. In fact, coming back at night after eating dinner in town was pretty miserable. That being said, with a car, I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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4 Thank annual_traveler23
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
We want to thank you for staying with at the Discovery Inn and for taking time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your tip on bringing a car. We hope your travels bring you back our way again.
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

We recently spent two nights at Discovery Inn, Friday Harbor. The staff was extremely friendly from the time I made the reservation until we checked out. We arrived on the 10:30 AM ferry, so we were very early for our check in. Heather worked some "magic" and was able to get a room right away. The room (queen deluxe) was clean, large and comfortable. If we were to stay again, I would request a room on the backside as there was a bit of road noise late at night and early in the morning. The chocolates were a nice touch, also!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank lynnnste
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, April 17, 2014
We are so glad you stayed with us. Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We are glad we were able to work a little "magic" for you to get you into your room a little early. May your travels bring you back our way again soon.
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Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Wow, very friendly staff. The big chain motels could learn a thing or two from them. Our deluxe queen was very CLEAN and big with lots of storage for clothes/ luggage. It had a micro and fridge and memory foam bed. The hot water was instant. The office was small but had K- cups, herbal tea, hot & cold water-free! (I've had to pay for K-cups at other motels). I think the room had Seattle's Best coffee. The yard had a couple swings so a nice place to relax. Just FYI, even with their fiber optics, the wifi was spotty and you might want a room on the side away from the road (although the traffic wasn't too loud). A second floor room would eliminate any noise from above.

I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to friends.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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3 Thank JAFLP
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, April 11, 2014
Thank you for your review of the Discovery Inn on Tripadvisor. We do appreciate hearing back from our guests and love to hear that our staff was friendly and your stay enjoyable. We hope your travels bring you back to Friday Harbor soon. Thank you again for the review and for staying with us.
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

I hadn't ever been here before. I made all arrangements via phone and when I got there late my room was ready, the lights and heat were on and it was a very nice greeting. It was almost like coming home.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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4 Thank Loren B
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
We are sure glad that you discovered us! Thank you for the kind review on TripAdvisor. We look forward to your next visit to Friday Harbor and the Discovery Inn.
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Riverside, California
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We recently traveled to Friday harbor with friends for a weekend and prior to booking our stay we read several of the reviews on TripAdvisor for hotels. We decided on Discovery Inn after reading the reviews of the hotels in the area and we were not disappointed. The rooms are nicely furnished with everything you will need such as coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, etc. The bathrooms are well appointed and clean with plenty of towels, The staff was very helpful with recommendations for meals and when we mentioned the deck in front of the ice machine room was slippery from rain she (sorry we forgot her name) put sand on the deck within minutes.
You may have a 2 to 3 minute drive to the ferry but we all felt the location was just far enough removed from downtown it made the area quiet but within hiking distance of the restaurants if you preferred to walk. The only tip we might make is to request a room facing the courtyard instead of the street to guarantee the quietest stay possible. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms facing courtyard instead of street and second floor rooms may be slightly quieter
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Mark951
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, March 18, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn and for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you had a nice stay and that our staff was attentive to your needs. We hope your travels bring you back our way soon.
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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 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#2 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Discovery Inn 3*
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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