"Great idea with some rough edges"
Camano Island Inn is in a spectacular location on Saratoga Passage, with a classic, rock and gravel Puget Sound beach that's strewn with mussels, oysters, and, if you dig down where you can find sand, butter clams. In the Spring you may get to see Gray whales, and infrequently during the year, you may catch sight of Orcas. On a clear day Whidbey Island's eastern shore is across Saratoga Passage, and, beyond it, the Olympic Mountains on the Olympic peninsula.
The Inn's staff were very friendly, helpful courteous and available. We also found the facility, rustic as it is, clean and comfortable. The restaurant was very good, in fact, the dinner we had was as good as some of the best I've had in nearby Seattle, or anywhere we've traveled, and we've traveled a lot.
The cause of the low hotel facilities mark is that, inexcusably really, our shower was totally inadequate and we ran out of hot water. I've worked in construction in my life and still have an association with it as a property manager, and I know that this kind of detail isn't what you would call "cheaply" fixed, but neither is it costly. More important, if you're in the hotel trade, is that the cost of repair is an expense you need to treat as an investment to secure return and obtain future business. Camano Island Inn should see to that repair immediately and make sure it isn't a condition in other rooms as well.
Traveller from Seattle