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“Priced too high for what you get”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Deer Harbor Inn

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Deer Harbor Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Deer Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Steilacoom, Washington
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4 reviews
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“Priced too high for what you get”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

I got a groupon otherwise the rates for small lodge rooms are astounding!! You can get a small cottage to yourself elsewhere on the island in off-season for maybe $20 more than the cost of a room here. Wish I had done more research before purchasing a groupon. Not very romantic and oh yes, you're not even that close to the Sound.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Spent two nights in the Orchard Cabin. It was very clean and had lots of room. The hot tub on the back deck was a nice bonus and the kitchen was just big enough for us to cook ourselves dinner one night. The included breakfast included was nothing special but we bought some food in town which suited us better.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Shoreline, Washington
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

My partner and I stayed in one of the cabins which allowed us to bring our two four legged girls. The private hot tub as well as the fireplace were huge plusses for us. Breakfast was quaint with items placed for us in a picnic basket and cold items in our little refrigerator. We also took advantage of the onsite restaurant which we enjoyed but felt was a little overpriced. We never met our hosts, they trusted us to come and go as we pleased by placing our room key in a bag in the office ready for us to pick up. Although I did like the relaxed nature of the check in procedure a little personal interaction might have been nice. The grounds probably could have been a little more manicured but I assumed our hosts like to maintain a more natural experience. All in all we had a great stay and would definitely recommend Deer Harbor Inn.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

My two children (ages 10 and 9) and I enjoyed a memorable two night stay in a very quaint and well appointed Deer Harbor Inn cottage (#2). Our hosts were there but not there. We frankly saw more of their adorable cats than we did of them. Breakfast was provided in a cute picnic hamper. We watched some great classic dvd's when it rained and enjoyed some magnificent hikes when it cleared up.
How to improve...perhaps open their fine restaurant more frequently than only on the weekends...although we do appreciate the realities of island demand here.
All in all a wonderful stay. Thanks Carpenters!
ps...take your swimming gear for the cottage exclusive Jacuzzi's on the back deck. Beautiful setting
for a tub and a (plastic) glass of wine

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

TV didn't work and the poorly organized breakfast was really a let down, unless you consider a banana, English muffin and a bag of cereal in a large picnic basket very filling. We saw some staff that said "sorry about the TV"-and cleaned our room.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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dhinn, Owner at Deer Harbor Inn, responded to this review, 3 April 2014
The Deer Harbor Inn would like the opportunity to respond to this guest's comments.
We are sorry the cable TV did not work but was beyond our control.The cable company had an outage and the system was down about 12 hrs. We know how several hours with out media imput can be disturbing but it was beyond our control. As far as the breakfast, it was as discribed on our web page and all promotional material,homemade glueten free granola, hard boiled eggs,orange juice,whole grain english muffins bannanas and bottled water along with Starbucks coffee
Thanks Craig Carpenter
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Jefferson, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Lovely Island! Able to get pics of deer and rabbits right in our own back yard! Stayed in The Pond Cottage. Lovely! Tempurpedic beds (I think, didn't check the tags). Granite counter tops and country sink in the kitchen. Stainless steel appliances. Washer and dryer. Only con: take the Hot tub cover off right away and turn the temp to something you can sit in. It took at least 2 hours to cool to a usable temp. Otherwise a great place to stay.

Room Tip: The Pond Cottage was worth the upgrade!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

My husband and I spent the weekend at Deer Harbor Inn, not knowing what to expect. We were pleased to experience a quiet, relaxing time. It reminded us of a retreat center, rustic but peaceful. There were large rabbits roaming around, along with sauntering cats It wasn't the best time of the year to embrace the outdoors, however, we enjoyed the lovely dinner at their restaurant and the slowness of time. The room was very clean, comfortable bed, and we smiled at the quaint breakfast snacks to munch on in the morning. We enjoyed our stay!

Room Tip: I don't know if there is a room with better wireless connection.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Deer Harbor Inn

Property: Deer Harbor Inn
Address: 33 Inn Lane, Box 142, Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 98243
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Deer Harbor
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Deer Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Deer Harbor Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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