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The initial room we were assigned to was very small. However, the staff worked with us to get us a larger room. It is an older property (circa 1989 ish), but clean.

Really small room with no amenities, breakfast is really nothing, no decent place to eat it, grounds aren’t kept up, good location thats it!

Nice clean rooms and grounds. very small rooms be prepared to be cramped.

The property was clean and staff was friendly. Like that the buildings to the rooms locks but we didnt realize till a little later the rooms dont lock on their own when you close the door. You have to manually lock them when you leave. Other than that the room we had was a nice size room and we both had our own bathroom. Also its very close to Friday Harbor, very walkable.

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Very nice

The Orca Inn was perfect for a drop your bags and pass out situation - which is exactly what we needed. Our room was not one we could hang out in but it was totally fine for one night before our kayaking trip. We got in after they office closed but they made it easy to get into the room and called to let us know, additionally the staff member I spoke to was kind and pleasant. I would have given a higher rating if the mini fridge had worked but it was not cold and had a bit of a smell. However, the shower was hot, the bed was comfortable and the room was clean. I would stay again for the same sort of situation.

very clean and convenient location. Love it and will be back

This is a discount hotel it is way lower than anything in town. If you want quiet and a good bed go for it. Room is tiny.

The hotelroom looks poor and realy small rooms. Not all the lamps where working properly.

There were little green bugs in our bed, and the hotel is a little far away from all the main things. It wasn't expensive but very small room too.

I didn't book this hotel to stick around and hang out at the place. I booked it to literally sleep. It wasn't great and it wasn't awful. It could definitely use updates. There was a microwave and a fridge in the room. No coffee though. The room was super tight. I normally do a workout when I wake up but there wasn't even enough room for me to do that. When I first arrived there was no one at the front desk so I waited about ten minutes until someone finally came....even after I rang the bell multiple times. Then the lady, super nice, didn't really know how to check me in. She's like I'm training but I'm the landscaper. She didn't even tell me about wifi or where my room was. I had to find it all my self. The gentleman that ended up randomly appearing helped her put my card in correctly to charge me for the room. Like I said wasn't awful, but wasn't great.

This older but, well kept motel is within walking distance to/from the ferry. It is clean and affordable. It is my go to spot when visiting friends on San Juan Island.

Very, very nice staff. Comfy beds. Accommodating. Will be staying there again.

Good value. Nice location. Clean. The only downside is that the mattress was not comfortable so staying more than 1 night could be tough on old backs.

Mullis St. Friday Harbor WA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

San Juan Islands Museum of Art is within a 5-minute walk of The Orca Inn while other popular sites like Whale Museum are within a 15-minute stroll. The 65 rooms at this motel include refrigerators, microwaves, and flat-screen TVs.


Rooms

Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport premium bedding. Refrigerators and microwaves are also standard. Housekeeping is not available.


Property features

The Orca Inn features free WiFi in public areas and a picnic area. If you drive, put free parking to good use. This smoke-free motel also has barbecue grills.

Room options

Basic Room, 1 Double Bed

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for The Orca Inn

Everyone (27) Couples (12) Family (6) Other (3) Friends (3)
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Partner Couples

The initial room we were assigned to was very small. However, the staff worked with us to get us a larger room. It is an older property (circa 1989 ish), but clean.

By on Sep 28, 2022

Review comment responded on Sep 30, 2022

Thank you for staying with us here at The Orca Inn.

4
Everyone

By on Sep 1, 2022

2
Partner Couples

Really small room with no amenities, breakfast is really nothing, no decent place to eat it, grounds aren’t kept up, good location thats it!

By on Aug 28, 2022

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2022

Thank you for staying with us here at The Orca Inn. The Inn has a variety of rooms including Double Queen and King Rooms. We do not offer breakfast but do include a Coffee, Tea & Hot Chocolate Bar from 6am-10pm featuring Starbucks Coffees. There is covered seating, picnic table, and tables with chairs located throughout the property along with large beautiful Rhododendron Bushes lining all buildings, white roses. Newly striped parking lot. Beautiful grounds with a Zen persona. Quiet

3
Partner Couples Business Business

Nice clean rooms and grounds. very small rooms be prepared to be cramped.

By on May 16, 2022

Review comment responded on May 16, 2022

Thank you for staying with us here at The Orca Inn. We have a variety of Rooms besides the Micro Queen such as the Double Queen and Kings Rooms that are very spacious.

4
Friends

The property was clean and staff was friendly. Like that the buildings to the rooms locks but we didnt realize till a little later the rooms dont lock on their own when you close the door. You have to manually lock them when you leave. Other than that the room we had was a nice size room and we both had our own bathroom. Also its very close to Friday Harbor, very walkable.

By on Apr 6, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 9, 2022

Thank you for your review, kind words, and for staying with us here at The Orca Inn during your visit to San Juan Island.

5
Everyone

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By on Sep 4, 2021

5
Friends

Very nice

By on Aug 16, 2021

3
Friends

The Orca Inn was perfect for a drop your bags and pass out situation - which is exactly what we needed. Our room was not one we could hang out in but it was totally fine for one night before our kayaking trip. We got in after they office closed but they made it easy to get into the room and called to let us know, additionally the staff member I spoke to was kind and pleasant. I would have given a higher rating if the mini fridge had worked but it was not cold and had a bit of a smell. However, the shower was hot, the bed was comfortable and the room was clean. I would stay again for the same sort of situation.

By on Jun 1, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 3, 2021

Oh, I'm sorry your mini fridge wasn't working correctly. They sometimes reach their life span and we don't always know until someone tells us so we can change it out. Thank you so much for staying with us!

5
Everyone

very clean and convenient location. Love it and will be back

By on Oct 4, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 17, 2020

Thank You for your kind review!

4
Everyone

By on Sep 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2020

thank you for your review!

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