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“Nice overnight stay”
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Discovery Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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64 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice overnight stay”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We needed one night in Friday Harbor on our way to Orcas Island and most places aren't cheap in this town. It was a very nice room, clean, fridge, good bed with nice linens and well-appointed bathroom. This sounds kind of nutty, but I loved that the bathroom sink was higher than most and was really comfortable...

Hit the Cask and Schooner for a great meal with local brews.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank bennays
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
We are so glad you decided to stay with us on your way to Orcas Island. Thank you for the review and the nice comments on your room, we are glad you enjoyed the renovations. We hope you will come and visit us again if your travels bring you back to San Juan Island. Warm regards.
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Denver, Colorado
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

Very close to all the things in Friday Harbor, staff was helpful in where to go to see the sights, beautiful sunset at the state park, enjoyed our stay plus our room came with fridge and microwave helping with leftovers. No restaurant on site but very close to some great ones like the bluff and others in friday harbor.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Discovery Inn and for taking time to write a review of the Inn. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful stay not only at the Inn but on the island. Please come and stay with us again. Warm regards.
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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We stayed two nights at Discovery Inn. It is well located, quiet, and very clean. Obviously old place with renovated rooms with all the requirements( frig., coffee maker, microwave, wi-fi). Signing in was easy. Would stay here again if you do not want super luxurious rooms.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant stay at the Discovery Inn. We hope your travels will find you here again. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we truly appreciate it. Warm regards.
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New Westminster, Canada
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

our room was a nice size well appointed and clean. We didnt have air conditioning amd dont think the inn offers it which is fine as there are fans. We were a little disappointed in the size of the jacuzzi its small but clean. Staff are helpful and the location is nice and quiet. We stayed in the single room would recommend an upgrade for a fridge and microwave and we ll stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Thank you for your review of the Discovery Inn, we love to hear from our guests! This past year we have been striving to improve the rooms, with our renovation this last winter, and the grounds around the Inn with more flowers and landscaping. Our goal through these improvements was to make our guests experience at the Inn more pleasant and relaxing. Thank you again for your review and for staying with us, we look forward to your next visit.
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Salem
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

My friend and I really enjoyed our double queen room. With a fridge, microwave and coffee maker, it had everything we needed. she walked into town, about 1/2 mile away as her morning exercise.
We were very pleased, there was not a speck of dust anywhere.

  • Stayed September 2013
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3 Thank JoaniH_13
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Discovery Inn. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your room and were pleased with the cleanliness of your room, our staff loves to hear their work is appreciated, thank you. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to the island and we hope to see you again on future visits.
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I would definitely stay here again just because the staff was exceptional in every way. Very helpful with advice on the area and Heather's restaurant recommendations were perfect for us. Rooms are modest and you will need a ride to town but it was worth it. Don't go here for cheap. Go because you appreciate excellent customer service from a family owned business woman who is giving it her all . . . and it shows!

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Carolinasmile
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, 11 September 2013
Thank you for your review of the Discovery Inn. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. One of our main goals at the Inn is to give our guests great customer service and to offer them one of the most affordable places to stay on San Juan Island. Everything on the Island, including room rates, are more expensive than the Mainland due to the Island's remote location. Because of the higher prices on the island we hope all of our customers, like you, feel they are getting a great value at the Inn through the customer service they receive, the cleanliness of the rooms, and what we believe is a nice relaxing atmosphere at the Inn. Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We look forward to your next visit.
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Colorado
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189 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

Nice nice people. Nice grounds. Clean room. But tight and a bit dated. TV nothing to rave about. No pool. No restaurant, no kitchens. Pop vending machine. Close to town. We would probably stay again. Only thing that could have been better, would be an onsite restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2013
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1 Thank ZeroUpFourOut
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review, 6 September 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review the Discovery Inn. We appreciate your feedback. We just remodeled our rooms and have been so pleased with the overwhelming positive response from our guests. Our goal is to provide our guests with great customer service, clean and comfortable rooms at a great rate that is amongst the most reasonable on the Island. Room rates on the Island are higher than the Mainland due to the Island's remote location. As you mentioned we don't have an onsite restaurant but there are many wonderful restaurants located nearby. Again, we appreciate your feedback and we look forward to having you stay with us again.
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Property: Discovery Inn
Address: 1016 Guard St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9240
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Region: 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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