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“The rooms are so small, someone has to sit on the bed so the other person can pass.”
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The Orca Inn
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Location was good, room wasn't worth the money, I can't put into word how crappy this room was, my husband now has one on me, I was batting 100 until now, the last time we stayed in a room this bad was 30 years ago in Oregon, that room was so small we both walked into the hanging TV and hit our heads.

Room Tip: Spend a few dollars more & stay somewhere else.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were visiting our son in Seattle and he works M-F so we decided to spend a few days at San Juan Island. Unfortunately I let my husband get the hotel....mistake yes it was clean but after seeing advertised queen bed room he paid $50 more for a king He commented that he didn't know how they even got the queen bed in the room that was that small. Generally it kind of had an army barracks look. We left as soon as we could

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Bobbi H
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We loved staying at the Orca Inn -- four of us here. The Orca is clean, reasonable in price, and very comfortable. Doug, Cheryl, and staff were very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this inn to all.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Claire O
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Orca Inn's motto is "Spend a night, not a fortune" fits. Much less than half the going rate in Friday Harbor. All ground floor rooms. Clean. No smoking. No pets. Converted from previous Alaska pipeline housing. Provides needed amenities like mini-fridge, microwave & flatscreen TV. Effective remote controlled heat/AC. What more do you want?

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Orca Inn advertises as a cheap hotel on San Juan Island. They were correct. The rooms were so small, two people could not pass each other in the room. In the shower they posted a sign to take a short shower because more hot water would take 20 to 25 minutes to heat for the next person. When they cleaned the room, they took the towels and did not replace them.

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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Friday Harbor
Price Range: €65 - €83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Orca Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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 
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