Outlook Inn

Orcas Island, Washington State

The hotel

Located north of Seattle and Olympic National Park in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, pristine and bewitchingly beautiful Orcas Island is practically shaped like a giant hug. And there, at the heart of its geographical embrace lies the village of Eastsound and the Outlook Inn. Sara Farish and her husband own and run this haven of comfort, beauty and rest, and the two of them are serious about your relaxation. Many rooms and suites give out onto sigh-inducing views, and all are finished with neutral tones – all warm woods and tactile fabrics. And food is no afterthought, here – the Outlook’s New Leaf Restaurant prepares elevated comfort food that’s as beautiful as it is satisfying.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Eastsound village, in the heart of Orcas Island. Overlooking fishing Bay, 4 miles from the Moran State Park and 8 miles from the Orcas Island Ferry Dock. A short ferry ride from Washington State.

Hotel information

All rooms are air-conditioned with satellite TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi, studio kitchenette with small fridge and tea/coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and board. Bay View Suites with private balcony and king-size bed with a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

New Leaf Restaurant (breakfast, dinner and a bar/lounge Thu-Mon). Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning facilities*. Limited room service*. Complimentary self-parking.

*Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Honeymoon Suite for One

Feb 28, 2020 taratO9891LX

I booked a night in one of the luxury bay view suites for myself and my fiance. He got stuck at work and wasn't able to join, so it became a Me Party. I walked in the garden, explored the grounds of the property, took in the views while I drank tea on the balcony and practically swam laps in tub. The following morning I enjoyed the best Benny I've… Read more
I booked a night in one of the luxury bay view suites for myself and my fiance. He got stuck at work and wasn't able to join, so it became a Me Party. I walked in the garden, explored the grounds of the property, took in the views while I drank tea on the balcony and practically swam laps in tub. The following morning I enjoyed the best Benny I've ever had at the New Leaf Cafe and immediately booked a return visit in 6 weeks! My unexpected solo trip during my first time on Orcas Island was fantastic thanks to this gem. I can't wait to return! Next time, hopefully to share this gorgeous place with my honey! It's too perfect to keep to myself! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and convenient restaurant.

Feb 25, 2020 TheWanderers86 Castle Rock, Colorado

This place is in a great location and provided a very comfortable room. It was fun to watch the tide come in and out and see the access to Indian Island. Check out the restaurant for happy hour, very good food. One downside, the hotel is on the main drag through the island and traffic noise could be a problem.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A gem of a hotel

Feb 14, 2020 ElizabethE64 Portland, Oregon

My daughter and I stayed overnight recently. From the welcoming emails ahead of time that included crucial ferry scheduling, to the desk staff who accommodated our needs, to the clean and very well appointed rooms, this place was a gem. I would go back in a heartbeat.
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Dec 31, 2019 YRE1655 Washington DC, District of Columbia

Orcas Island is our peaceful place. The Outlook is one of the few hotels on the island, but is most likely the best. We enjoyed our recent stay in a Waters Edge Studio which take the hotel to a new level. We had the deluxe category of studio - which is quite a bit bigger than the other. It’s an attempt at luxury on Orcas and generally they… Read more
Orcas Island is our peaceful place. The Outlook is one of the few hotels on the island, but is most likely the best. We enjoyed our recent stay in a Waters Edge Studio which take the hotel to a new level. We had the deluxe category of studio - which is quite a bit bigger than the other. It’s an attempt at luxury on Orcas and generally they pull it off well. The studios have a few quirks, mainly a window on the bathroom that looks directly onto the town’s main street and terribly limited closest/storage space. That said, the suites are very comfortable and have a stunning view overlooking the water with a balcony and chairs to enjoy it. The suites also have a nice wet-bar setup including Nespresso and proper wineglasses. They also benefit from high-speed (very) internet, probably the only place on the island I have seen it. Housekeeping is excellent and was there the minute we went to breakfast, each day, almost like magic and ready to service the room. The Inn itself is across the road and is charming (but I can’t comment on its rooms as we stayed in the new suites) - the New Leaf Cafe is the highlight, one of the best on the Island (if not the best) and frequented by locals and visitors. It serves wonderful breakfasts and dinners but not every day of the week, sadly. Take note, as when they are closed, there are very limited breakfast options in the town as everything else is closed on the same days, that’s just Orcas. Orcas itself is stunning and the hotel puts you in the heart of it’s only town - Eastsound - so you don’t have to drive for dinners, etc. Stay nowhere else! Book your ferry in and out, early and be flexible as they do run late. Read less
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Nov 28, 2019 Atinyhousevegan

Our room was called The Luxury Bay Suite and was on the second floor. It was above the road below ( that thankfully had little road noise) and the open view of the water was beautiful, peaceful and definitely added to the luxury. The room was beautiful, cozy, had plenty of room to spread out and not feel cramped. The gas fireplace didn’t stay lit… Read more
Our room was called The Luxury Bay Suite and was on the second floor. It was above the road below ( that thankfully had little road noise) and the open view of the water was beautiful, peaceful and definitely added to the luxury. The room was beautiful, cozy, had plenty of room to spread out and not feel cramped. The gas fireplace didn’t stay lit but it wasn’t too important for us to have. We DID love the jetted bathtub...such a treat. Our room had a nice kitchen area which had a small fridge (bigger than we usually see in hotels) and a coffee station and sink area for prepping your food for hiking and such. We saw other people staying in the same section of rooms but the walls must be well-insulated because we never heard anyone. We were there in the transition to the off-season and didn’t make it to the on-site restaurant (which was still open but the hours were limited to dinner service at that time). Being walking distance to all the “town” groceries, restaurants, cafes, shopping, beach walks, etc. was super convenient. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful and had great tips for us. We’ll definitely be staying here again because we love to feel special & spoiled :) Read less