Welcome to Discovery Inn, the friendliest hotel on San Juan Island! Ensuring that our guests have a memorable and comfortable stay is our top priority. We look forward to hosting you soon!

  • Discovery Inn Exterior

The Discovery Inn has been welcoming guests to San Juan Island for many years.  Originally run by two generations of the Smith family, the Inn was purchased by the Tatarsky’s in 2019.


“Kat & I saw in the Discovery Inn a sweet, comfortable, beautifully maintained property where friends and families come to enjoy precious time together as they explore these beautiful islands.  Heather Smith, and her father Jim before her, poured their love and energy into making the Discovery Inn a delightful place to stay.  We are honored to continue that tradition.”

Alexis Tatarsky, Proprietor 


Discovery Inn is a favorite not only for vacationers, but also for business travelers, government and essential workers who find us the perfect sweet-spot of comfort & value.  Whether you’ve been out exploring the island’s natural beauty and browsing its many lovely shops, or are coming “home” from a hard day’s work, our lovely gardens, barbecue grills & picnic tables, seasonal hot tub and comfy beds are just what you need.

What our former guests are saying….

We will be back

What a great little inn! Little touches, like hand-written notes, bringing us extra coffee pods, and locking up our bikes, added a personal touch. The bed was comfy and the room was sparkling clean. We will be back. Thanks for a memorable stay.
– TripAdvisor Aug 2020


When we got there the lady that checked us in was so nice and so caring of the whole Covid situation everything was very clean and very well organized with everything going on. I would definitely recommend this hotel to my other friends and family when traveling to Friday Harbor again
– Booking.com September 2020

The Discovery Inn is AWESOME

My husband and I just spent the weekend at the Discovery Inn. We can not express how beautifully wonderful this Inn is.
– TripAdvisor July 2020

Wonderful stay!

We really enjoyed our stay in June for 4 nights. The location proved to be perfect as we were out all day exploring the beautiful island. The beautiful side yard was super nice. We played ladder ball one evening and enjoyed the hot tub after sea kayaking. So, no complaints, just praise, for The Discovery Inn.
– TripAdvisor June 2020

  • View of San Juan Islands