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Discovery Inn
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 February 2014

We stayed one night during Valentine's/President's day weekend. I was pleasantly surprised at the lovely rooms at such a reasonable rate. Plus I loved the added refrigerator and microwave. For warmer weather there are numerous grills on the grounds. The staff was friendly and helpful with biking trails and restaurants on the island.

We're definitely coming back this summer to try out the hot tub.

The only minus is the walls are quite thin, but the fellow guests were so quiet that it wasn't a problem.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Discovery Inn and are look forward to seeing you this summer. We appreciate you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor.

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We had such a great time at Discovery Inn. You can tell the rooms have recently been remodeled and everything was very comfortable - more than we expected for the price. Heather was great to work with and very thoughtful. We missed our ferry and had to check in later than we expected, but Heather just left the key in our room and allowed us to check in at our convenience the next morning. We also appreciated that she already had a pack n' play crib all set up in our room for our 7 month old daughter. We travel to the San Juans fairly often and will definitely want to stay here again!

Room Tip: If you're considering a standard queen, definitely upgrade to the deluxe. The extra space is wor...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

It is delightful to hear that you had such a great time at the Discovery Inn! Thank you for staying with us and for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We work hard to provide our guests with great service so their stay can be enjoyable. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards from all of our staff.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

It's a great motel, and definitely the best value on the island (at least during the winter). Close to Friday Harbor but tucked away in a nice quiet area with a gorgeous little park and a romantic swing, which was perfect for moon-gazing. Of course since it's winter the jacuzzi was closed and the park wasn't in full bloom, but it was still lovely and I can only imagine how picturesque it is in the summer. Our room was impeccably clean, the bedding and decorative pillows were lovely, and the free wi-fi and flat-screen TV were great. Service was wonderful and the San Juan picture book in our room was fun to look through. Our only complaint was that since the place got over-booked our reservation was downgraded to a standard queen instead of the deluxe, which meant that we had no fridge or microwave and the bathtub was shower-only - not ideal for our romantic getaway, but that's probably on us for not booking sooner. Highly recommend this place, and we plan on coming back in the summer!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn this past weekend and for your nice review on Tripadvisor. We would love to have you return especially in the Summer or Fall when can enjoy our flowers and garden when they are in full bloom. Our jacuzzi would be open too. We look forward to your return visit in the summer. Warm wishes.

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

We stayed at the Discovery Inn for the Valentine's Day Weekend Special. Katie and Heather were so friendly and helpful. They gave us great advice on what to do and where to dine. The rooms were gorgeous. Definitely exceeding our expectations for the extremely reasonable price we paid. The've been recently remodeled and everything was modern and clean. The beds were so comfy! We had the best experience and will definitely come back in the summer and stay!!!

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Thank you so much for coming and staying with the Discovery Inn for your Valentine's Day Weekend. We are so glad we could contribute to making your stay on the island such a great experience. We look forward to your return visit this summer! Warm wishes from all of our staff.

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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Having never visited the San Juan Islands before, we weren't sure how all the various travels and moving about was going to work. The folks at Discovery Inn were wonderful in making it a very stress free trip. They worked with us when our ferry was late and provided great service for our room. The sweet lady at the desk (can't remember her name now) gave us great recommendations for food and gave us plenty of information to make our stay enjoyable. The room itself was great. We had an upgraded room with a fridge and microwave but even without those it would have been a great room. We highly recommend the Discovery Inn.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

Thank you for staying at the Discovery Inn and for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We are glad that we could help make your first visit to the Islands stress free and enjoyable. It is always wonderful to hear from our guests that they enjoyed their room. We are continually trying to improve and make each room more comfortable for our guests. Please come and stay with us again on your next travels to San Juan Island. Warm wishes.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Traveling solo during off-season. The staff was warm, welcoming and accomodating. The room rates were very reasonable. Great amenities for the great rates. I will return again on my next visit. The staff was helpful with great recommendations for local restaurants, actiivities, ...

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor. We loved hearing that our staff was helpful during your visit and that you liked the amenities. We want all of our guests to have a visit like yours. It was nice to have you stay with us and we look forward to your next visit. Warm regards.

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

For the money, location and facilities this is a great value made exceptional by the Innkeeper Katie who made one feel right at home with her genuineness and friendly nature. Bathroom facilities good and shower was great.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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DiscoveryFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2014

Thank you for your review of Discovery Inn, we truly appreciate it. Also, thank you for staying with us. We strive to make all of our guests feel welcome and comfortable. It is wonderful to hear that Katie helped to make you feel at home. We look forward to your next stay when your travels bring you our way again. Warm regards.

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Additional Information about 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 Best Value Hotel in Friday Harbor
#1 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#2 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range: £61 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Discovery Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Discovery Inn is known as the friendly hotel in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Located a mile from the ferry landing, our hotel features spacious and clean rooms in a relaxing atmosphere with a delightful park-like setting. Our recently renovated rooms feature air-conditioning, private bath, one or two queen beds, Keurig coffee maker, flat screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. Please be our guest and enjoy our renowned customer service, lovely property with yard games and sitting areas and decks with flowers, barbecues and our seasonal outdoor Jacuzzi (mid-March to October 31). The Discovery Inn provides free trip planning and concierge services. The Discovery Inn has been a family-owned and operated hotel for almost 40 years. ... more   less 
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