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“Beautiful, laid back and comfortable”
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Boatyard Inn
Ranked #3 of 16 Langley B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Eureka, cA
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful, laid back and comfortable”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Langley is a warm, friendly coastal town with great views, great food and overall beautifulness at every turn. We stayed at the Boatyard Inn for 3 nights with our mini Doxie. We knew it was a cool place because our neurotic pet was completely at ease from the moment he entered the suite. We had the "partial view" - which was a direct sight line of the water from the entire suite. Its really the size of a good sized condo and the kitchen and bath are huge, stylish and most importantly functional. The inn keepers were very helpful and when we mentioned the bed was a tad firm for our taste, a foam pad was immediately installed - heaven! Everything is in the kitchen to cook if you want and the local market has a delectable deli. We can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
We are glad you and Doxie enjoyed your stay at the Boatyard Inn. We are one of the few inns in Langley that accommodate small dogs, and we have earmarked the suite you stayed in, #9, as our one "pet friendly" unit. I am so pleased that you mentioned your preference for a softer mattress to our innkeeper so that we could respond to your needs. We hope you will bring Doxie back next year so the three of you can once again enjoy the incredible views of Saratoga Passage and the Cascade Mountain Range from your private deck.

Cathy Puma, co-owner
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Fell in love with this place after stepping into the room. We called the Boatyard Inn the morning that we needed a room and they were able to accommodate us in spite of the short notice and our request for only one night. (Our original trip plan was Mt. Ranier for 4 days/3 nights. With the government shutdown, we decided on Camano Island for 2 nights and then we had one night to fill and several people recommended Whidbey Island as our next destination, specifically Langley.)

I gave this background because despite our request for one night only, the minute we walked into our room (#7), we asked if it was available for a second night and upon finding out it was, called our hotel in Seattle to change our reservation.

Parking is readily available, the office has a great walking map of Langley, the room had everything that you would need (fridge, tea kettle, pots, two burners on the counter, plates, cups, dish soap, sponge, coffee maker, coffee and tea, blow dryer, fireplace, extra blanket, books on Langley both historical and one of current places). There was a queen bed, but we opted to sleep one in the bed and one on the couch, which felt just like a bed. Oh and while minor, the shampoo and conditioner provided were great as well!

In addition to the table and two chairs on the balcony overlooking the water, there is also a little wooden seating area on the balcony where you can sit comfortably with your legs criss-crossed. If you stay here make sure to sit on whatever balcony you have and take nice long deep breathes, the air is just amazing.

Overall all three staff that we spoke with during our stay were friendly and very helpful. I would love to stay here again and would recommend the boatyard inn to anyone that will listen!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an enthusiastic review. We were so please to be able to accommodate your request to extend your stay. We hope you will return next year and stay even longer, taking advantage of the kitchen area typical of all rooms that allows you to prepare your own meals. This time of year, as well as mid-summer, our guests often walk down to the marina next door and purchase live Dungeness crab from local fisherman right off their boats. They then run up the hill to the Star Store for salad fixings and fresh-baked bread, and retreat to their condo-like suite to steam the crab. In the summer, that dining experience is often outdoors on your private deck where, sharing a nice bottle of Pinot Grigio, you can toast the bounty of the sea and your good fortune to be experiencing the best of island life.

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Everett, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

my husband and i visited here for two days recently and we had a wonderful time!! the rooms are cozy and right on the water, it was such a peaceful and relaxing place to stay and trust me we really needed a vacation! the people at the front desk were very nice and accomadating. the dog at the front office was super friendly and lovely too! only problem we had was the water was turned off for four hours on one of the days we were there, but that was the citys fault not the hotels. and the hotel staff was very nice about giving us bottled water. We will definately go back! we loved it!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Boatyard Inn. As you noted, the inn is waterfront, in fact, ten of our twelve rooms are cantilevered over the beach below. This time of year there is less beach due to higher tides. But you do have the advantage of experiencing some incredible winter storms that bring in huge driftwood logs that smash into the bulkhead right out in front just a few feet away. It's really quite dramatic! And of course January brings an abundance of bald eagles that continually swoop down to the beach for prey. In the summer, during minus tides, you can step right outside the inn and walk all the way to town. We hope to see you in 2014.

Cathy Puma, co-owner
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Truly a gem! The Boatyard Inn has the upscale hotel look and feel with small town, small hotel personal attention and laid back atmosphere. The studio units are well thought out and have everything you should need for a relaxing stay on Whidbey. The innkeepers couldn't be more friendly and personable, yet professional. Whether you want to walk up the hill to one of Langely's several eateries, catch a movie at the local theater, or stay in, sip some wine and borrow a DVD from the Inn's rather good selection of good films, you can't go wrong at the Boatyard Inn!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Thank you for your review of our inn. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and are hopeful that you will come back to see us the next time you need a getaway.

Cathy Puma, co-owner
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 October 2013

We had our first free weekend in months and decided that Whidbey Island and the Boatyard Inn would be our breath of fresh air. The booking process was a bit dated, not like other easy to use online reservation systems, but the true magic is in the people. Everytime I spoke to one of the Boatyard Inn staff on the phone they were happy and energetic.

We got in after close on Friday (6PM) and the staff had left an envelope on the front door with our room keys in it. The room was the best use of space I'd ever seen. It managed to fit a living room, dining area, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom in one small space perfectly. The bed was raised 3 feet from the floor so when you woke up you'd have an unobstructed view out the windows to the water. The fireplace and couch were perfect for our first night in. We easily walked to breakfast the next morning and dinner later that night.

Will definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Thank you for choosing the Boatyard Inn for your long-awaited getaway. We really appreciate your pointing out the good use of space and design of your suite. I should note that each of the twelve units comprising the Boatyard Inn are more evocative of a small condo. All are spacious, ranging from 600 - 900 square feet, and all contain separate living, dining, kitchenette, and sleeping areas as well as private decks. We hope you will get another free weekend (or many more!) in 2014 and that we will once again have the privilege of hosting you at our inn.

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Tumwater, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Spent a quiet weekend with my husband at Boatyard Inn. From the lovely Inn to the sunset, we were extremely happy! The accommodations are excellent; the kitchen had everything you would need to make your own meals (does not have an oven but does have a stove top and microwave). The bed was comfortable, the bathroom had a good shower and enough hooks to hang your clothes/towels. The sink was off to the side behind the living room, enough storage for all your personal items.

Overlooking Saratoga Passage, there is one wall with windows to enable a great view of the Cascade mountains and to see the whales/sea lions early in the morning. Oh that sunrise -- how spectacular. The deck has two comfortable chairs to relax with your favorite drink and enjoy the peaceful sound of the waves hitting the beach right in front of the Inn. Finally the inn manager is very nice and welcomes you with a smile.

If I had anything negative to say about the place is that there isn't any storage/hooks in the bedroom to hang up or store your clothes. There is a few hooks close to the entry, but it's not enough. All in all, you can't go wrong with the Boatyard Inn, we will definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boatyard_Langley, Owner at Boatyard Inn, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at our inn. I am so pleased you were able to witness sunrise over Saratoga Passage. Our repeat guests tell us one of the main reasons they return again and again is because the beachfront location of the units and accompanying large decks allow them the opportunity to "get up close and personal" to the sea. The raised platforms in most rooms do provide the ability to see the sun poking up majestically over the Cascade Mountains without getting out of bed. I apologize that we apparently did not point out that there are drawers built into the bedframe that offer additional storage space.

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Kansas City, MO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

I only stayed one night but both the room and the scenery were lovely. It would have been a good place for a longer stay, having a small kitchen where you could make and store food. The woman running it was wonderfully kind as well. I loved being right on the water and the bed was very comfortable!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Boatyard Inn
Address: 200 Wharf Street, P.O. Box 866, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 98260
Region: United States > Washington > Whidbey Island > Langley
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Langley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WATERFRONT! You'll be lulled to sleep by waves lapping along the beach in front of your room and awaken to spectacular sunrises over the Cascade Mountain Range at this 13-unit waterfront inn on Whidbey Island. Every oversized room celebrates the Pacific Northwest and the magic of the sea, with large living areas, galley kitchens, and private decks above the beach. Just a block up the hill is the charming village of Langley, with restaurants, shops, and galleries. ... more   less 
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Boatyard Hotel Langley
Boatyard Inn Langley, Whidbey Island, Washington

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