Outlook Inn

Orcas Island, Washington State

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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

  • Excellent (455)
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  • Terrible (11)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely weekend away

May 6, 2022 c_linesY8301KL

We loved the Outlook Inn. The building is pretty, the rooms are spacious and functional, staff is very helpful, plenty of parking space, and a gorgeous view of the Puget Sound. Couldn’t have asked for much more at a very reasonable price. Will be back for sure!
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Apr 21, 2022 F6410ZUlaurac

Stayed in early April 5nights, east wing 2Q room that was extremely comfy: 2 arm chairs, good lighting, window seat, pillowy beds, fridge etc. Great in touch via text from staff re daily needs. Parking and walking location great, brunch at New Leaf very well done. Honestly almost perfect. Except the john/toilet: Low clearance and very small, round… Read more
Stayed in early April 5nights, east wing 2Q room that was extremely comfy: 2 arm chairs, good lighting, window seat, pillowy beds, fridge etc. Great in touch via text from staff re daily needs. Parking and walking location great, brunch at New Leaf very well done. Honestly almost perfect. Except the john/toilet: Low clearance and very small, round bowl rim. Dated, could use an upgrade to at least oval topped bowls. Would stay again, any time visiting the SJ Islands. Scale 1-10, a 9.5 and only due to the toilet. :) Thank you! Read less
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Jan 13, 2022 joeldM597TZ

My wife and I stayed at the Water’s Edge in the Madrona suite. When we woke up it was like we were in a painting. Beautiful. Soaps and lotions made just for the Outlook Inn were great, too. Highly recommended.
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Jan 12, 2022 devons898

A beautiful stay over the water in the Waters Edge rooms. We came at what I would say was a very strange time, it had snowed and many places on the island were closed. And by many, I mean most. We were given an “updated” guide of restaurants that were open but most of them were closed. I do think this could have been communicated more clearly to… Read more
A beautiful stay over the water in the Waters Edge rooms. We came at what I would say was a very strange time, it had snowed and many places on the island were closed. And by many, I mean most. We were given an “updated” guide of restaurants that were open but most of them were closed. I do think this could have been communicated more clearly to us before our arrival because once on the island you’re sort of out of luck for options. I think in the summer this would be a completely different experience so I would take this review seriously if traveling in the winter and disregard for summer trips. Many of the tourist attractions on the island were also closed. The room was beautiful and we greatly enjoyed the view. I do wish they provided a full length mirror and you should absolutely consider hot tubs on the balcony because that would have pushed this to a must visit destination. A business note: I thought it was tacky to leave an envelope to tip the housekeeper when the housekeeper isn’t permitted to come into your room due to covid protocols. What exactly am I tipping? The cost of the room should more than pay a proper salary to the housekeeper. We had just left the Salish lodge and spa and they definitely came across as classier. We didn’t see a single soul at the hotel so if it’s solitary time you’re looking for, it is a good choice! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Easy check-in and well-appointed rooms

Dec 27, 2021 tomallan4

Location can't be beat. Walking distance to all Eastsound destinations. Great rooms including Nespresso machines and deep tubs (hillside mini suites). Views of Eastsound all the way to Blakeley Island.