$59 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Mar 11, 2015 Check-out: Mar 12, 2015

The Orca Inn

3 stars
View map of 770 Mullis St., Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.1
out of 5
14 reviews
Great stay for an unbeatable price

Take it for what it is. A place to sleep. With so much to do and see in Friday Harbor that's all... See full review

  • Willsfirsttime
  • Oct 2, 2014
A humble gem

OK, so it's not a Michelin caliber facility, but that was not my expectation. It was the only... See full review

  • Viecestjolie
  • Aug 27, 2014
Consistently offering the lowest room prices on San Juan Island, you can Spend A Night...Not A Fortune! It's simple: Smaller Rooms = Smaller Rates. At 65 rooms, The Orca Inn is the second largest hotel in Friday Harbor. With cozy, clean Micro rooms all located on the ground floor of the seven-building complex, a friendly staff, and low prices, the Orca Inn provides the perfect place to sleep and prepare for the many activities, attractions, and adventures the area has to offer. The Micro rooms made popular in Europe and the Pacific Rim are compact, but each is equipped with its own bathroom and shower, microwave, mini-fridge, and air conditioning. Sorry, no pets.

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The Orca Inn Rooms

MICRO FULL
Small 11' x 14' Micro room with Full size bed, microwave, and mini-fridge. Includes bathroom with shower and toilet.
MICRO QUEEN
Cozy Micro room, 11' x 14', with one Queen size bed, microwave, and mini-fridge. Bathroom includes shower and toilet.
DOUBLE - QUEEN
Double size 22' x 14' room with two Queen beds. Room includes microwave and mini-fridge. Two bathrooms, each with toilet and shower.
STANDARD - KING
Double size 22' x 14' room featuring 1 King bed. Room includes microwave and mini-fridge. Spacious bathroom includes combination tub/shower.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Bakery San Juan
Pizza, sandwiches, and baked goods available across the street from The Orca Inn.
Friday Harbor Market Place
Grocery store featuring food and supplies for your stay located next door.
Rocky Bay Cafe
Hearty breakfast and lunch restaurant located five blocks away.
Cousin Vinnies
Pizza, sandwiches, and Italian cuisine located five blocks from The Orca Inn.
The Hungry Clam
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Great food at great prices, just nine blocks away.
The Bean Cafe'
Voted the best coffee bar on the island, also serves breakfast, lunch, and baked goods. Eight blocks from The Orca Inn
China Pearl
Oriental cuisine, American fare, and pizza! Downtown, just seven blocks away.
Blue Water
Waterfront dining and libations. Eight blocks from The Orca Inn.
BBQ Shack
Best barbeque on San Juan Island! Downtown, seven blocks from the hotel.
Haley's Bar and Grille
Lunch, dinner, and late night fare, along with beer and spirits. Downtown, just five blocks away.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (14)

Ratings and reviews for The Orca Inn

Overall score

3.1 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
2.7
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
2.9
Location:
3.6
Value:
4.1

71% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Willsfirsttime
Business
Hagerstown, Md
Oct 2, 2014

Great stay for an unbeatable price

Take it for what it is. A place to sleep. With so much to do and see in Friday Harbor that's all you need. So the inn is a perfect place to stay on a budget.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Viecestjolie
Business
Bellevue, WA
Aug 27, 2014

A humble gem

OK, so it's not a Michelin caliber facility, but that was not my expectation. It was the only available place for less than $400 for a quick night's stay so we bit the snob bullet, and I would stay there again in a heartbeat. The staff was very accommodating to upgrade our room and to our delighted surprise, the two-queen room also came with two full bathrooms! Everything was immaculate and the wood panel walls were proud statements of humble background. Not pretentious, but clean, quiet, comfortable and real sweet service. (The proprietor's mother makes Orca cookies every day and while I didn't bite this offering, it was a sweet touch.) When we checked out and I left my Kindle behind, they called me to retrieve it but when I told them I was in line for the ferry and could not turn around, they brought it down to the ferry. Who does that these days? Well, the Orca Inn does. Love.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Bioluminescence kayaks

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Enduring Traveler
Business
PA
Aug 13, 2014

Very comfortable getaway

We stayed only one night and wished it was a longer stay. Enjoyed the two bathrooms available in the comfortable double bed room. Efficient use of space. We had privacy & convenience for three persons. The location was convenient to town. A swimming pool is the only amenity, to be perfect !!! Our Road Scholar Program was the reason for our visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

We rented a car at TPA Airport, ferried it and us to & from San Juan Island from Anacortes. Enjoyed driving ourselves, around the island. Saw Seattle, on the way back.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Jane from Vancouver
Business
Vancouver Canada
Aug 5, 2014

Good for the price

The hotel is in centre location, easy walk to Main Street, even you can walk to the hotel from ferry. The room is smaller than I could imagine, but you got everything, fridge, microwave, tv.... Staff are very friendly. Beside the hotel is a big grocery store, so don't need to carry fruit veget from the land. For the price you pay, it is a good place to stay. I will suggest to my friends to here if they don't mind the small room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Cheap place

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Touring the islands
Business
Camano Island
Jul 29, 2014

Nice little place to sleep being on a budget

The staff was super nice! There was fresh cookies on the counter upon check-in. The room was small, but we didn't spend much time there anyways. it was within walking distance of town and a grocery store right behind it. They had everything we requested. We would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Michaelangello
Business
Vancouver, wa
Dec 17, 2013

Close to downtown area

OK for the price. Next door to large grocery store that had compressor running till closing time and again early in am. Room was pretty small. Nothing special about this place except a good price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Take the car to downtown if you dont like walking to far.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Canadian Deaf
Business
Victoria, BC
Nov 30, 2013

Fantastic Staff

I'm impressed with the motel staff being flexible by showing a respect to a person with disability (one is deaf which is me, and one with deafblind) as we need a better accessibility room, especially for someone who is a deafblind ...without increasing the room cost. The deafblind customers require a lot of space to maneuver around the bathroom and shower room (independently) without hurting himself by knocking things down / falling down on the floor or furniture..etc. Many thanks for being understandable. Paul

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

It is always good idea to bring a car with you to roam around the San Juan Islands, including a free inter-island ferry to Orcas Island. Go visit the Roche Harbour on SJ Island plus Eastsound on Orcas Island will worth of your time.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Tired in Seattle
Business
Saskatchewan
Sep 2, 2013

Small and hot

The bed was really hard and the two (only two) pillows were really small. The window air conditioner was so noisy you could not have it on at night. The room was a hot box! Not enough towels for two people. The walls were paper thin - thank goodness the neighbours were quiet. Could hear everything they said. It was located too far from the ferry. The best thing about the room was the cleanliness and the friendliness of the owners. Also, what can you expect for $77.00?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Hungry Wolf
Business
somewhere, CA
Aug 25, 2013

tiny rooms

The hotel is more like army barracks. Rooms are really small, dark, and dirty. AC very loud. Great value if just staying overnight.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
A frequent travelertoo
Business
California
Aug 21, 2013

left something to be desired

It's a drive-up motel. There is adequate parking and it is in a good location in the town. They really did not live up to the term of the reservation, overall. I think there intentions are good, however I would not stay there again. The front desk hours are limited - think of it more like a hostel and if you only need to do things like check in or out within limited hours it might serve your purposes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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