Discovery Inn

1016 Guard StreetFriday Harbor98250USA
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About Discovery Inn

Family-owned and operated for decades, the eco-friendly Discovery Inn sits just one mile from the ferry dock on San Juan Island. The property boasts a park-like garden with furnished decks and a seasonal outdoor hot tub.

Along with one or two queen beds, rooms feature air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. Additional features include a microwave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker, and for entertainment, cable TV and free Wi-Fi.

Guests can take advantage of on-site concierge services as well as free parking and a safe-deposit box service.

Dining options in the area include Friday’s Crabhouse and the Backdoor Kitchen, both located near the wharf and within a mile of Discovery Inn. Guests who fancy a little al fresco dining will find both barbecue grills and picnic areas in the garden.

This property is a 15-minute walk from The Whale Museum and five minutes’ drive from Friday Harbor Airport. Adventurous guests will find Zip San Juan five miles from the hotel.


1016 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250, USA
Telephone: +1(360)3782000 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Renovated rooms offer a comfortable stay

The renovated rooms here are routinely described as being of a good standard. Guests are pleased with the size of the rooms, as well as describe them as clean and well equipped. All things considered, the rooms are well set out to ensure a comfortable stay.

Convenient location near attractions and amenities

When not relaxing on the property's grounds, guests are keen to get out and about to see a bit of the island. The inn is found to be the perfect base for exploring the attractions and amenities around the wharf and city centre. Visitors say many of these sights are within easy walking distance.

Great service comes as standard

Guests are often inclined to describe the service offered up by the owners and hosts of this Friday Harbor inn as being one of the highlights of their stay. The hosts are happy to give guests a tour of the inn’s stunning grounds and share information about the best things to see and do on the island.

Negative Reviews

No breakfast available on site

The absence of breakfast can result in a few grumbles from guests. Some feel that the price of the rooms warrants the inclusion of a complimentary breakfast. For others, the absence of a morning meal is more a matter of inconvenience.

Can be noisy

While the rooms on offer here are clean and comfortable, many travellers say noise can be an issue. Guests complain about creaky floors and being able to hear neighbouring rooms frequently.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 50 reviews across the web
8.6 /10
8.6 out of 10 based on 50 reviews