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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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!
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
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Refrigerator in room
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Centrally Located
Full view
85Good for walkers
Grade: 85 out of 100
64Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
29Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews place to sleep rooms are small king room stay there again grocery store air conditioner expensive island save some money bed was comfortable the managers mini fridge san juan location is great downtown area three nights off season whale watching
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Orca Inn is probably the best budget stay option you will find in San Juan. It is not one of the fancy places in Friday Harbor but cozy never the less. The rooms are really small but very clean! The room is similar to...More

Thank Vaisakhi
Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca InnResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your kind review and we are so happy you found value in your stay. We hope you get to visit us again soon!

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Spent 4 night at Orca Inn in October as we explored the islands and whale watched. the regular rooms are TINY. think interior cabin on a cruise ship. barely room to walk around the bed. However, it is very clean both inside and out, super...More

Thank pinkarcher
Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca InnResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be helpful. We strive to always provide our guests with a clean comfortable guest room with all the basic amenities for a happy and calm stay. We would...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We unexpectedly found ourselves needing accommodation in Friday Harbor for a night and luckily got a room at the Orca Inn. It was perfect for our needs and even though the room was small, we found it quite cozy and the bed was very comfortable....More

Thank tavg
Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca InnResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Orca Inn. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and we are delighted you found your room comfortable, clean and adequately appointed. We hope you get to visit us...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We stayed 2 nights at the Orca Inn at the beginning and end of a kayaking trip. We were lucky enough to get a King room each night. A few of our friends had the Queen rooms and they were very small. We found the...More

Thank Tracey B
Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca InnResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review! We hope we get to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 September 2018

We stayed 2 night at Orca inn. We took a king bed and the room was large. However, our friends took a micro queen and the room was small. the rates were very reasonable and we were only a short drive to the downtown area...More

Thank Donny W
Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca InnResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time review your stay with us. We hope you get to come visit us again very soon!

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Response from 233lauriek | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest contacting staff at the inn. They have varied schedules, in and out of office. But they are accommodating and will work with you!
Jeana M
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You cannot store your bikes in the rooms. The whole island has virtually no crime.
Room Tips
"King and Double Rooms are fairly large. Queen is small..."
13 Sep 2018
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"All the rooms are the same in my opinion."
16 Sep 2017
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"Don't stay here"
8 Sep 2017
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"Try to get the biggest room you can when booking."
24 Aug 2017
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US$ 73 - US$ 139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the orca hotel friday harbor
United StatesWashingtonSan Juan IslandsSan Juan IslandFriday Harbor
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