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Everett, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited San Juan Island for the weekend with my sister. Needed budget accommodations and this was the most affordable place we found. We were warned at check in that room 202 was quite small, but we spent the day exploring the island and just needed a comfortable place to sleep. Orca Inn was perfect for us! Sheryl at the desk...

Thank Elaine C
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a quick weekend getaway to the islands and wanted to spend more time exploring the island than relaxing at a hotel. So this inn was the perfect choice! And the cheapest. Our room had a Queen bed and though it was small it was just right for two of us. There is a microwave and refrigerator in...

Thank Lolita D
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The front desk lady was cheerful and helpful; the room was tiny but clean. I stayed for two week-nights; the first night, when some loud guests were asked to leave, they moved out to the parking lot. Second night was quiet. They have a strict no-bicycles-inside policy but there is a rack outside. My bike was fine under a rain...

Thank Anna S
San Diego
Reviewed 17 March 2017

For the price, this is a great value. The Inn is a series of trailers. The rooms are small but clean with friendly and very helpful staff. My room was fine for my solo trip, but would be tight for two people. The mattress could be of better quality though. As a plus, there is an awesome local bakery and...

Thank Stephen W
Prescott Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Took a quick 2 night trip from Seattle to Friday Harbor. Wanted to do more exploring than hang in the room, so we looked for a hotel with better rates. We were pleased with the Orca Inn. The room had two queen beds and two bathrooms, so it worked perfectly for my friend and I to share the room. It...

Thank heykoz
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The Orca Inn is in the Quaint Town of Friday Harbor, Wa. in the San Juan Islands. Assessible by Washington State Ferries only, it is a great family or couples destination to get away from the busy city life and breathe "Fresh Air". I was happy staying here, with a kitchen unit and 1 bedroom , it seemed as if...

Thank HawaiianIrishgirl
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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
Reviewed 13 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...

Thank Dardy H
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...

Thank Wendy G
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

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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: RM311 - RM438 (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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#1 Best Value Hotel in Friday Harbor
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“Centrally located within walking distance of downtown. Please visit English Camp on San Juan Island.”
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.”
719suer, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring your own ice.”
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.”
lizsW9548FL, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“get a big room if have a lot of stuff, otherwise the small room is sufficient”
tahirh48, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
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