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

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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
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Nov 14, 2019 RobbyL57

We were in a large corner room with fabulous views. Since we were there for an industry event the large room gave us the opportunity to host a party as well. Love staying at the Outlook. We have stayed several times and brought over more people each time. We plan to return again soon.
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Oct 23, 2019 242MichaelB242 Puyallup, Washington

Stayed for two nights in hill side king. Friendly staff from front desk staff to housekeeping. Room has a great view of the water and just enjoyable to sit out on the deck and relax. Very well appointed room with jacuzzi and walk in shower. Heated towel rack and excellent lotions and soaps. Krueger coffee maker, numerous coffee and tea options,… Read more
Stayed for two nights in hill side king. Friendly staff from front desk staff to housekeeping. Room has a great view of the water and just enjoyable to sit out on the deck and relax. Very well appointed room with jacuzzi and walk in shower. Heated towel rack and excellent lotions and soaps. Krueger coffee maker, numerous coffee and tea options, microwave and good size refrigerator. Also have plates, silverware and glasses for two. Can opener and wine opener. Numerous outlets and a power bar for your electronics. Fireplace and separate sitting area and bed area. Parking right outside room. King bed and also hair dryer and alarm clock (one that you can figure out!). TV can be turned to be seen in bed or sitting area. Not a lot of channels but this is Orcas Island. Have a $15 certificate that can be used at restaurant or gift shop if you do not need housing keeping (not good for last day as they take off all bed linens and towels) They have an envelope to tip the housekeepers (I know some people don’t like that but get over it! If you can afford to stay here treat people right.) These housekeepers are at min. wage and if they do a good job they should be rewarded. Will be back next year. Read less
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Oct 20, 2019 rcaldin Los Angeles, California

My wife and I usually dont ho the same place twice but our memory of the east sound was about outlook inn as much as anything. We opted for the suites on the water and glad we did. The direct view of the bay was excellent. Even though the temperature was in the 50s we left the door open all night so we could hear the waves outside our room. We… Read more
My wife and I usually dont ho the same place twice but our memory of the east sound was about outlook inn as much as anything. We opted for the suites on the water and glad we did. The direct view of the bay was excellent. Even though the temperature was in the 50s we left the door open all night so we could hear the waves outside our room. We are big tv watchers and the downside to the suites is the tv is mounted next to the bed not across from it. So we took the mattress and put it on the floor next to the balcony and in front of the fireplace and tv. Now the room was perfect. As far as the room it was impeccable. The tops of light fixtures and doors had no dust at all. They supposedly spend an hour cleaning each suite and I believe it. We loved the dual shower heads but cant finish the review without mentioning the soap. Really the soap. Hard to believe unless you used it. The soap, the shampoo, the conditioner and the creme were all incredible. They had a beautiful scent and were silky smooth. Everything is natural in the soap and made locally. The orange scented soap is apparently made just for the outlook inn and not available online...but outlook inn sells it and can ship it. Staff all the way around was excellent and the property is well maintained despite salty environment. Wish they had a firepit Read less