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41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was interesting - no frills but had TV, microwave, fridge and wifi. It is within walking distance of the ferry. Would stay there again. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The room was quiet.

Thank msquareArizona
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in one of the micro rooms and micro it is! Very clean though. Private bathroom with a stand up shower. I gave only 3 stars because if the price. $77 is too much for a closet with a bed. Walls are thin but we're not swinging from the chandelier so it's ok. We're comfortable. Would stay here again... More 

Thank Dardy H
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67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We were staying at the San Juan County Campground but needed a hotel for the first night we arrived in Friday Harbor. After seeing all the hotels in the $200+ range I decided to book the Orca Inn. We got the largest room with the king bed. It's a little bit of a strange set up, looks like long portable... More 

Thank Wendy G
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The one queen bed room was kind of small, but comes with most things you need (didn't have hair dryer in the room). They do have wifi in rooms, and the location is great ‼ overall, I'm very happy with what we paid for.

Thank weiningl2014
Fremont, California
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We booked the room on booking.com. There wasn't any notice of the size of the rooms. They were the tiniest rooms we have ever had. My wife and I couldn't walk side by side in the room. The double bed was against the wall. We have had normal rooms on a cruise ship that were spacious compared to these rooms.

Thank fredtierney17
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This places is the bare basics. Room that barely fits the bed, small tv, small sink and bathroom space. Fairly clean and quiet. While the location didn't have any ocean view or anything, it was walking distance from downtown Friday Harbor. Overall a great value.

Thank PDXGandhi
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Just like I'm sure everyone else has said, this place was small. BUT, it was totally worth it! Friday Harbor is awesome and all you are going to need at the end of the day is a place to sleep and shower. Plus, the rooms have microwaves and fridges. And, most importantly in my book, it was clean. So, it... More 

Thank Miranda M
San Diego, California
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302 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great location in Friday harbor. Close to town but far enough away to enjoy a peaceful stay. Great rates. We have two queen beds in a large room with two bathrooms! Privacy and convenience. Room has refrig and microwave. Grocery store next door is very convenient. Friendly lady at check in. Very clean and quiet. I highly recommend this place!

Thank SanDiegoBJ
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

"Spend a night, not a fortune" is their motto. This is basic motel-style accommodations. It reminded me of road trips I did with my parents in the 60's. Based on feedback from others we sprung for the slightly more expensive King Room. It came with a small fridge, a TV, and a clock on the nightstand. Wi-Fi was included and... More 

Thank Jeff N
Seattle, WA
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

A co worker who has a home on San Juan recommended this place to me. My grandma & I stayed for 2 nights in one of their small rooms, billed as the smallest rooms in the state. Even still, we were quite comfortable. There was AC, a fridge & microwave. Bed was comfy & triple sheeted. Room was tidy. Yes,... More 

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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: ₹ 4,705 - ₹ 6,205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Orca Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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The Orca Hotel Friday Harbor
The Orca Inn Friday Harbor, WA - San Juan Island
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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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