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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last June my husband and I took our 2 young sons on a trip around the San Juan Islands (Whidbey, San Juan, Orcas, Lopez). The Discovery Inn was our favorite hotel. The room was a perfect size for our needs, clean and comfortable. The location was beautiful and peaceful. What really made the experience great, however, were the innkeepers. They...

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Inn. We are truly flattered that the Discovery Inn was your favorite hotel on your trip through the San Juans! We strive to give our guests the best experience while staying with us and we love providing great customer service. We hope your travels will bring you back to us.

Alaska
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff was quite nice and the room was clean and perfectly adequate. However, for our family this was not a great fit. The first reason was the hot tub was "seasonal" and not working. I guess I don't understand what hot tub season is. Because it was Spring break time frame and in the high 40's to low 50's...

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Discovery Inn. Your input, and the feedback we receive from all of our guests is important to us. It is great to hear that you found our staff nice and that your room was to your satisfaction. Please know that our hot tub is open seasonally from May 26th (Memorial Day...

Yelm, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners here are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and comfortable. I enjoyed the gardens at the Inn especially at night when the lights are dancing through the trees! The owners had recommended that we check out Sculpture Park and hike into the woods to find a old graveyard and mausoleum, turned out to be my favorite...

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted that you enjoyed your room. We are so glad that you had a fun adventure on the island. Roche Harbor is a great place to explore and the history is fascinating. May your travels bring you back our way for future exploration and adventures.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed Dan and Missy. They made us feel like family! We got the best suggestions for food and seeing great places on the Island. The room was very clean and freshly remodeled. Looking forward to our next trip to the island.

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. Dan and Missy are wonderful! We are glad you enjoyed your room and we look forward to your next trip to the island too.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms all seemed newly renovated and were very clean. Staff was extremely welcoming offering waters, chocolates and a post card with stamp to send out from the island upon arrival. Location is just outside of downtown area with all shops and restaurants. Really enjoyed our stay!

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We loved to hear that you really enjoyed your stay. It makes us feel like we have done our job. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope you will be back again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dan & Missy were an absolute pleasure to work with; they truly are genuine and sincere people AND we can't wait to get back! They went above and beyond by making us feel very welcomed to Discovery Inn & Friday Harbor and it was evident that they both take a very high degree of pride in what they do, so...

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

WOW!! Thank you for the awesome review! We too find Dan and Missy an absolute pleasure to work with. I know Dan & Missy as well as our whole team look forward to seeing you in the future.

Tahuya, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were very impressed with our warm organized room, the location to downtown and the awesome couple that manage discovery Inn. I took my wife to Friday harbor to surprise her on the big 60th birthday. our daughter and son in law had been to discovery inn 2 years ago and loved the way Dan and missy took care of...

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you brought your wife to stay with us while you celebrated her 60th birthday! Thank you for your review of the inn and picking the Discovery Inn. We LOVED hearing that you were referred to us by your daughter and son-in-law. We wish you safe travels and hope they bring you back to us again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our accommodations were very comfortable. Pricing as well was easy on us but the best part is Missy and Dan. We could not have been treated better had we been their favorite relatives. Very responsive to our needs, always very friendly and nice. We felt like we were leaving friends behind when we left. We will certainly be back to...

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us. Dan and Missy are wonderful and we are so glad they are a part of our team! We hope your travels bring you back our way soon.

Yuba City, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Manager spent time highlighting a map for us and explaining the different sites. Family friendly, we enjoyed that the library was in the same parking lot. Room had a small fridge and microwave so that was good. Only con was the hot tub was not going. Beds were on the firm side, but good, lots of pillows. It's a very...

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you had such a good experience during your visit. The hot tub will be up and running from May 1st - October 31st this year. We would love it if you came back during that time so you could enjoy all of our amenities. Wishing you safe travels!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Discovery Inn is such a gem! I keep coming back and am never disappointed! Super clean, comfortable, beautiful grounds, safe, & awesome staff & owners! Missy & Dan will totally take care of you & guide you toward all the sweet spots of the island & look out for you & your comfort. I love the grounds & the...

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DiscoveryInnFH, Owner at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review! We are delighted that you keep staying with us and we also can't wait for you to come back again.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just minutes from the Friday Harbor ferry landing, this hotel is the only lodging facility on San Juan Island that offers rooms in a park-like setting. Our recently renovated hotel rooms are decorated in restful colors. The handsomely appointed rooms are designed for relaxing. They feature air-conditioning, a private bath, one or two queen beds, an in-room coffee maker, flat screen TV, and free Wi-Fi. The Discovery Inn has been a family-owned and operated hotel for over 30 years. Enjoy an outdoor seasonal Jacuzzi, Adirondack-style chairs on the lawn, flowers, decks and barbecues. The hotel is known for providing its guests with friendly customer service, spacious clean rooms and a relaxing atmosphere. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Inn

Address: 1016 Guard St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9240
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range: RM478 - RM921 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Discovery Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Discovery Inn Friday Harbor, WA - San Juan Island
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#2 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
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“No tip other than you'll be happy you picked staying at the Discovery Inn!”
 of 5 bubbles M5699GUmichaelh, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“main floor is two steps.”
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“great deal, well maintained, beautiful property”
 of 5 bubbles akcleveland, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was great! Road noise was minimal.”
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“Angled ceilings on top floor rooms with stairs only. All rooms newly remodeled.”
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