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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I booked a room here for my husband who was in need of a place close to the airport. He showed up at 10:15 and no one was there. There was a 24 hour number to call and no one answered. After calling several more times and waiting for an hour he walked down the road to another hotel. When... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

No frills sleeping arrangements. One of the locals called it the cubes for the size of the rooms. If you are looking for a place to sleep and not much more, the price is right. The bed was comfortable, room was clean, everything worked. It had a frig which others do not. We were visiting the island to hike, kayak,... More 

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Fremont, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very tiny room--even smaller than a cruise ship room. but the staff were nice and very helpful. Location is good, easy walking distance to everything in town. And price is good. Air conditioner was a bit noisy. Has a small refrigerator and microwave.

Thank kayct2015
Manassas, Virginia, United States
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very clean, very comfortable...but also kinda quirky. The only reason why I rated this property 4 instead of 5stars was because you need to be aware of what you are getting here. Originally a barracks for workers in Alaska, these are more like dorm rooms than hotel --or even motel-- rooms. We stayed in the double queen which was two... More 

Thank Sue R
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8 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

After 5 days of camping, this little Inn was the perfect place to de-campify. Hot showers, clean air-conditioned rooms, comfy beds, very friendly and helpful staff!! The rooms are small but we saved $$ and spent it on a great dinner out. We would stay here again.

Thank Cheryl B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This hotel room is small, very small. The bed had no head board because it was in the middle of the room as it was the only place it would fit. You couldn't open the bathroom door all the way because the bed got in the way. The shower door wouldn't close properly because the door was an odd plastic... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

First let me say something about Friday Harbor itself: wonderful place with gorgeous scenery but most of all, the people who live there are helpful, friendly and warm! Beautiful place with beautiful, kind-hearted people. I think Orca Inn is a great little hotel. It has ample parking. True, there are no stunning views from the hotel, but if you are... More 

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Lake Stevens, WA
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The Orca Inn was so much less expensive than other San Juan Island lodgings that it was an easy choice for us. We didn't expect a lot, so we were pleasantly surprised. The king-bed room (with a roll-away that we didn't use had all the essentials, including TWO air conditioners that quickly cooled the room, mini-fridge, microwave and flat-screen TV.... More 

Thank esskayess
Bend, Oregon
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We were here to see whales. We stayed three nights and We wanted a clean place to sleep, shower, and keep belongings. That is exactly what we got for a huge bargain compared to the rest of the island. The rooms are small but the bathrooms are clean and each room has great AC. "Spend the night not a fortune"

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Old school motel decor (cheap wood paneling, utilitarian carpeting, barracks-style buildings) but great beds, clean & tidy rooms and a bargain price! What's not to like? No view. No amenities except for wi-fi & TV. But for an inexpensive overnight in Friday Harbor? Perfect!

Thank Foodtwosome

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Spend a night...Not a fortune! It's really simple: Smaller Rooms = Smaller Rates. At The Orca Inn, we are proud to offer the smallest rooms in the state of Washington! Which means we have the lowest hotel room rates on San Juan Island. (Of course, for just a few dollars more, we have larger King and Double Queen rooms). With the money you save, you can spend more on amazing whale watching tours, incredible kayak trips, and other island adventures that you will remember for a lifetime. As Mr. Carson once said, "The business of life is the acquisition of memories." And at the Orca Inn, business is good! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Orca Inn

Address: 770 Mullis St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8083
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range: €65 - €86 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Orca Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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“Centrally located within walking distance of downtown. Please visit English Camp on San Juan Island.”
 of 5 bubbles fredtierney17, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would not take a single standard unless I was a single traveling alone....it would be very very tight for two.”
 of 5 bubbles 719suer, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own ice.”
 of 5 bubbles esskayess, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Stay away from the rooms at the office area - very noisy supermarket next door re refrigeration and air-conditioning.”
 of 5 bubbles lizsW9548FL, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“get a big room if have a lot of stuff, otherwise the small room is sufficient”
 of 5 bubbles tahirh48, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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