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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!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Good to know
Centrally Located


Full view
85Good for walkers
Grade: 85 out of 100
47Restaurantswithin 1 km
29Attractionswithin 1 km
78Room tips
Traveller rating
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The Orca Inn is probably the best budget stay option you will find in San Juan. It is not one of the fancy places in Friday Harbor but cozy never the less. The rooms are really small but very clean! The room is similar to a small cabin or hostel room and is perfect for two
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Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca Inn
Responded 15 Nov. 2018
We appreciate your kind review and we are so happy you found value in your stay. We hope you get to visit us again soon!
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Spent 4 night at Orca Inn in October as we explored the islands and whale watched. the regular rooms are TINY. think interior cabin on a cruise ship. barely room to walk around the bed. However, it is very clean both inside and out, super comfy, the staff quite helpful and quiet
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Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca Inn
Responded 6 Nov. 2018
Thanks for your great review! We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and found our staff to be helpful. We strive to always provide our guests with a clean comfortable guest room with all the basic amenities for a happy and calm stay. We would love to see you again in the future!
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We unexpectedly found ourselves needing accommodation in Friday Harbor for a night and luckily got a room at the Orca Inn. It was perfect for our needs and even though the room was small, we found it quite cozy and the bed was very comfortable. Clean room and bathroom, warm
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Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca Inn
Responded 6 Nov. 2018
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay at the Orca Inn. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and we are delighted you found your room comfortable, clean and adequately appointed. We hope you get to visit us again very soon.
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We stayed 2 nights at the Orca Inn at the beginning and end of a kayaking trip. We were lucky enough to get a King room each night. A few of our friends had the Queen rooms and they were very small. We found the rooms a bit dated and on the darkish side, but clean and just
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Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca Inn
Responded 8 Oct. 2018
Thank you very much for your kind review! We hope we get to see you again soon!
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We stayed 2 night at Orca inn. We took a king bed and the room was large. However, our friends took a micro queen and the room was small. the rates were very reasonable and we were only a short drive to the downtown area and walking distance to a grocery store. I found all
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Response from orcainn, General Manager at The Orca Inn
Responded 8 Oct. 2018
Thank you for taking the time review your stay with us. We hope you get to come visit us again very soon!
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Photo provided by managementThe Orca Inn
Our King Rooms are twice the size of our Micro Rooms.
Light in the room at 11PM (courtesy of the grocery store rear entrance facing our room)
the TV and desk and door to room
the shower.
you can't see it in this picture, but there is about a 4 foot by 3 foot unused space behind the
How late can I check in?
I would suggest contacting staff at the inn. They have varied schedules, in and out of office. But they are accommodating and will work with you!
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You cannot store your bikes in the rooms. The whole island has virtually no crime.
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I think so I saw ramps
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Do you take pets?
Unfortunately we don't allow pets.
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"King and Double Rooms are fairly large. Queen is small..."
"All the rooms are the same in my opinion."
"Don't stay here"
"Try to get the biggest room you can when booking."
"Spend a few dollars more & stay somewhere else."
USD 73 - USD 143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the orca hotel friday harbor
United StatesWashingtonSan Juan IslandsSan Juan IslandFriday Harbor
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