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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It's cheap, very clean and the staff are friendly. Perfectly met/exceeded expectations and would recommend to anyone. Don't stay here if you are looking for a hotel with fancy artwork or have luxurious tastes, stay here if you would rather spend your money on activities than a hotel room.

Thank Joey M
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very small and basic. They've squished a double bed into what should be a single room, but it's cheap, clean and the bed was v comfy! We made do - it's far better than camping! The shower was terrible but they do warn you with a sign on the door (I am waiting to wash my hair... More 

Thank palmafoodie
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5 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I stayed here recently and although I was aware of what to expect as the website is very clear, rooms are dated etc, I booked the King Size Room and wasn't disappointed, I had a large bathroom, and the actual room was a good space with plenty of space to move around in. I also had a look at the... More 

Thank Liz S
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7 reviews
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great people, awesome price and location, look forward to going there again! Friday Harbor is the GREATEST PLACE in the US! Stayed there with my wife in late April/early May of 2016 and loved every second! The motel is very affordable, was very clean, very small, but well worth the price. It had everything that could ask for and allowed... More 

Thank tahir h
Thornton, Colorado
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Kind of hard to say what we thought. They call the rooms "micro suites or " something to that effect. Of those 2 words, micro is the accurate one, and I am not sure that they understand the definition of the word suite. What this place is, is a number of modular buildings, split up into tiny bedrooms.The room was... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Hey folks. Sue R described it as "The Worst," but she was kind. I cannot imagine how so many folks rated this at any level of acceptable. Yes, the bed linens and towels were clean, but that is just to be expected. After admitting it was clean, it is all downhill from there. How far down? Lower than the nearby... More 

Thank DavidWile

Travellers are raving about these Friday Harbor hotels

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

My main criteria for hotels is just that I can sleep comfortably. This place fits the bill. AC was comfortable. The room was small but worked fine for just me. They did have a sign warning that each room had a separate hot water heater and gave tips for how not to run out of hot water. Once again, since... More 

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Salome, Arizona
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

room was a little larger than the bed! Bed was very soft, bathroom was very small - VERRY LITTLE HOT WATER - A Bad place to stay. Would NOT go back there on a bet! The hot water made it impossible to take a shower (unless you like Cold water).

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Salome, Arizona
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

The people were nice and the room was relatively clean. The room was almost big enough for one person. The motel was a group of temporary building units like what is used at a school waiting for a building to be built or at a job site. There was a hallway down the middle with rooms on both sides. The... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

I stayed 2 nights at the Orca Inn during tourist season. I was looking for a simple and reasonably priced place to stay and it was great. Incredibly clean room, pleasant and helpful staff, conveniently located. San Juan Island can be extremely pricey and Orca Inn is the exception. It was exactly as described, which I appreciated. I highly recommend... 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: ₹ 4,730 - ₹ 6,238 (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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