Orcas Hotel - Orcas, WA

1- or 2-Night Stay with Breakfast and Optional Dinner for Two at Orcas Hotel in Orcas Island, WA

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B & B Overlooking Blind Bay and the Orcas Island Ferry Landing

Friday Harbor and its many restaurants and shops may be across the water from Washington’s Orcas Island, but Piper Foreman, the events and marketing manager at Orcas Hotel, still refers to it as "within walking distance." This makes sense when you consider that you can walk right out of the hotel's café and onto a waiting ferry, landing in the middle of downtown Friday Harbor 45 minutes later. The ferry system connects the largest San Juan Islands and shuttles walk-on passengers back and forth throughout the day at no cost.

Back at the hotel, set in an expansive Victorian home since 1904, a classic English garden with fragrant flowers and arbors of wisteria surrounds an outdoor seating area. In warmer months, you'll find this space filled with guests and ferry passengers noshing on homemade pastries such as croissants, cinnamon rolls, danishes, and fresh-brewed espresso from the Hotel Café and Bakery. For a larger meal, head inside to Octavia's Bistro, known for its northwestern cuisine prepared with a hint of Hawaiian and Asian flair.

The guest rooms are individually decorated, but warm quilts and antique furnishings are common. In the Killebrew Lake room, which has a private bath and a jacuzzi tub, french doors open onto a sun deck. At the top of the house is the Blind Bay room, Ashley's personal favorite; its sloped walls evoke a castle tower. Some rooms feature TVs and private baths; consult the guest room details to find a room that suits your needs.

On Friday nights, the onsite pub hosts a live music night, where locals and guests mingle while listening to jazz and classic rock. The pub serves a variety of regional wines as well as the local Spy Hop gin, made in Friday Harbor.

Orcas Island: Rural San Juan Island Off the Northwest Coast of Washington

In the straits north of Seattle and south of Vancouver lies the San Juan Island chain, a hilly archipelago composed of close to 100 tiny islands. Orcas Island is the largest of them all at 57 square miles and is connected to the mainland by the Washington State Ferries system. At the heart of the island is the 5,000-acre Moran State Park and Mount Constitution, which showcases 360-degree views from Canada to Seattle. Hikers can traverse the 30 miles of lakes, trails, and waterfalls surrounding the mountain. Small hamlets dot the island; just a 15-minute drive from the hotel is East Sound, know for its artist studios and cafés.

Waits for ferry rides with a car can be long; consider leaving your car on the mainland and renting one at the agency just beside the hotel. Or hop aboard the 45-minute ferry ride to Friday Harbor, where there's an abundance of restaurants and shops that stock jewelry and handcrafts by local artists, all located right beside the ferry landing. On the water itself, the hotel can schedule whale-watching and sea-kayaking excursions, and back on land, will arrange spa and massage services.

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What You Get

1-night stay for two

  • Option 1: $85 for the Port harbor-view, Mahogany, Octavia's Attic, or Blind Island room (up to a $159 value)
  • Option 2: $135 for the Morning Glory, Starboard harbor-view, Hollyhock, Blind Bay, Harney Channel, Buck Mountain, Blue Heron, or Killebrew Lake room (up to a $252 value)

2-night stay with dinner for two

  • Option 3: $195 for the Port harbor-view, Mahogany, Octavia's Attic, or Blind Island room (up to a $368 value)
  • Option 4: $289 for the Morning Glory, Starboard harbor-view, Hollyhock, Blind Bay, Harney Channel, Buck Mountain, Blue Heron, or Killebrew Lake room (up to a $554 value)

Included in all options:Daily breakfast for two


Policies and Fees

Book by: 12/27/13
Travel window: 11/1/13–4/30/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 11/28–11/30/13, 2/14–2/17/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: all cancellations subject to $25 fee; 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of 1-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Taxes: 10.1% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Café and bakery
  • Onsite Octavia’s Bistro with vegetarian and gluten-free options
  • Pub with live music on Fridays
  • Direct ferry access
  • Individually decorated rooms
  • Complimentary WiFi in some areas
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 12/27/13 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 11/1/13-4/30/14
  • Not valid 11/28-11/30/13, 2/14-2/17/14
  • Limit 2/person, +1 as gift
  • Limit 2/visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Gratuity and alcohol not included with dinner options
  • 10.1% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Port Harbor-View, Mahogany, Octavia's Attic, Blind Island, Starboard Harbor, Hollyhock, Blind Bay, Buck Mountain, Blue Heron, or Killebrew Lake Room

Morning Glory or Harney Channel Room

  • One queen bed and two twin beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; $5 per night for each additional guest 12 or younger
  • Click here to view room details.

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: subject to availability
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 9 miles from Orcas Island Airport (ESD)
  • By cab: about $35 from ESD
  • By car: about 116 miles northwest of Seattle (ferry required); about 128 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia (ferry required)

Traveler's Tips

  • Ferries are required to get to the island from the mainland. Plan your trip with the hotel's directions page.
  • If you leave your car on the mainland, you can avoid long ferry waits. Should you want to explore, you can hop aboard the free ferry to Friday Harbor or rent a car from the rental agency next door.
  • Some, but not all, rooms feature private bathrooms. Consult the guest rooms page before booking a specific room.

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