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Outlook Inn on Orcas Island
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Eastsound
Certificate of Excellence
Galt, CA
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“So comfortable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

We just spent four days at the Outlook Inn. It was so comfortable and such a nice retreat. The view is wonderful and the tiny island right off the beach is home to many Canadian honkers and visiting Bald Eagles and Osprey. We were in the Bayview Suites which not only have a great view but are large enough and comfortable enough to be very homey. The bed is extremely comfortable (memory foam topper). There is a very comfortable living area with large couch, table and chairs and fireplace looking out onto the bay. The kitchen area is large enough to have microwave meals, sandwiches, etc. if desired (plates, etc provided in cupboard). Word to the wise...don't adjust the refrigerator, it will freeze your food. Management was very gracious regarding this, sent housekeeping immediately to reset it and gave us a discount on our room because they forgot to tell us not to touch it. The bathroom is very large with both a jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. It is kept immaculate and extremely clean. The colors are soft and welcoming and all staff were so friendly. It is in the perfect location, walking distance to all shops and restaurants in town. The New Leaf restaurant is excellent and wait staff so friendly and knowledgeable. We ate there for breakfast and dinner. Thank you Outlook Inn for a wonderful stay on Orcas Island! We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Bayview suites are in a newer building and all have beautiful views of the bay.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review, 18 June 2012
Thank you KidsRGrown! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to have you back.
Warmly,
Sara
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

We stayed 5 nights at Outlook Inn and loved it. Our room which was the Bay Suite looking out at the water and the islands was comfortable, clean, and tidy. Exceptional housekeeping staff. It felt like home away from home complete with a small kitchenette (plates, cutlery, glasses provided) equipt with a microwave and large mini-fridge with ample space (great for storing your wines upright and all your food needs), and a sunken living room with a private balcony. Walls can be thin even though we slept very well. Parking is convenient. The location affords you an easy stroll into Eastsound village. Recommend dinner in the New Leaf Cafe located downstairs.

We were disappointed that the cafe was not open during the week for breakfast or lunch (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays for dinner). We also wished we could stay a few more nights. We will be back!

Room Tip: Upstairs room is best to minimize noise from other guests. A private balcony is ideal.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review, 18 June 2012
Thank you so much for the review and thank you for enjoying your stay! We look forward to having you back. The New Leaf is going to be open 7 days a week starting June 22 - Sept 15, so come back and get the full experience, we'd love to have you.
Warmly,
Sara
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Signal Hill, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012 via mobile

My wife and I visited the San Juan Islands for the first time and picked outlook inn based on trip advisor. First of all the hotel is in an incredible location with an awesome view of the bay. Its about a ten minute drive from the ferry terminal, which was OK with us since we brought our rental. Checking in was the fastest I have ever had. Staff was friendly. We had a bay view room. It was huge with large living area, large bathroom, jacuzzi tub and private balcony. The bed was comfy and sat high. In room fireplace and a great sunrise from our room made our stay incredible. We will be back and will stay longer. We at their restaurant and had a great meal. Food was modern, fresh and service was well paced. On this little island the restaurant was full and we know why.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review, 2 June 2012
We got the warm fuzzies from your review. Thank you so much, we know we are doing our jobs when we hear feedback like yours. Thank you and we look forward to your next stay with us.
Warmly,
Sara Farish
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

Great location on the edge of town overlooking the Sound! We had a family reunion with adults and children and can't think of a better place to keep everyone interested. It was great sport
watching a great blue heron "fishing" for his dinner while we celebrated his success with a toast from the balcony of our room. The food at the restaurant was the best in the San Juans and the
rooms were very clean and comfortable. The staff went out of their way to make sure everyone
was acquainted with all the attractions of the area. They were enthusiastic about their work and
the Outlook Inn.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review, 2 June 2012
We are so glad you got the full Orcas Island, Outlook Inn experience, complete with blue herons, delicious food, and the care of our staff. We'd love to have you and family back!
Warmly,
Sara Farish
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012 via mobile

Excellent location! My husband and I stayed in room 20 next to the main building. The room was clean, quiet and very comfortable. Maggie at the front desk was warm and down-to-earth. The fact that it's within walking distance to so many shops and restaurants makes it a perfect location. Pricing was very reasonable. We will be staying at the Outlook Inn in the future!

  • Stayed May 2012
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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
Thank you for the review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to having you back, happy travels!
Sara Farish
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012 via mobile

my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. our room overlooked the sound and was very comfortable and quiet. It is a perfect location for walking into the village for dinner or across the street to the little beach. The staff was welcoming and gracious. Highly recommend and don't miss a dinner at the New Leaf !

Stayed April 2012
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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
Thanks Susanne! Come back and see us again.
Warmly,
Sara Farish
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Issaquah, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

My daughter and I stayed here for spring break. I happened upon their website a few months ago and decided to try it out and am so happy I did! This was a wonderful place to stay! The room was spacious, clean, adorable! We had a window seat that we could see the water from! On our first day it was raining and we sat in the window seat and played Monopoly (that we borrowed from the lobby)! They have 3 different buildings with 3 different price ranges. We stayed in the East Building, we had 2 queen beds (with awesome pillows!!) and a private bath. The room also had a coffee maker, TV and DVD player. We were able to borrow movies and games from the lobby which is a great bonus, especially when traveling with kids. The water is across the street, we spent a good amount of time there! The location is fantastic, we could walk to everwhere we wanted to go in Eastsound. The staff here were extremely friendly and attentive, we felt like they wanted us there! I can't wait to stay here again, what a perfect place for a getaway on Orcas Island!

Room Tip: Get a room in the East Building with a window seat!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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SaraOutlook, Owner at Outlook Inn on Orcas Island, responded to this review, 19 May 2012
Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you discovered us and we look forward to having you back!
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Property: Outlook Inn on Orcas Island
Address: 171 Main St, PO Box 210, Eastsound, Orcas Island, WA 98245-9635
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > Orcas Island > Eastsound
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Eastsound
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Outlook Inn on Orcas Island 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The islands oldest family run 40 room hotel in the heart of Eastsound on Orcas Island. Three distinct styles of rooms from luxury to economy, all just steps from boutiques, galleries, and the restaurants. On site restaurant the New Leaf Cafe and Lounge features seafood and incredible cocktails with a water view. Banquet facilities and off site catering to help you mark the special occasions of your life. ... more   less 
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