One of the iconic landmarks of the San Juan Islands,

The Orcas Hotel has been welcoming travelers since 1904.  Whether you stay for the night in one of the Victorian rooms, or join us for a meal overlooking the Salish Sea and Orcas Ferry Landing, you are sure to enjoy the property's rich history and warm island hospitality.

 Located just steps from the ferry,

The Orcas Hotel is the perfect base for

exploring the San Juan Islands! 

Amenities & Services

Orcas Cafe - Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Craft Cocktails and Whiskey Library

Historic Fireside Parlor

Sea View Verandas

Concierge Services

Pet-friendly Accommodations

Guest Wifi Access 

Complimentary Parking


CHEF PROPRIETORS - John Cox & Julia Felder 


John and Julia purchased the Orcas Hotel in 2020.   Originally from Washington, D.C., Julia is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in London and Cambridge University.   John was raised in Northern New Mexico, but has spent the last two decades cooking his way around the Pacific, from Hana, Maui to Big Sur.   John and Julia met while working at the acclaimed Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur.  


To make a long story short: after living in Astoria, Oregon, they fell in love with the climate and camaraderie of the Pacific Northwest, in part because it reminds them of Scotland where they were married.  Searching for a place to finally put down some roots, they found the hotel of their dreams on Orcas Island.   They are proud to be the stewards of this unique property and to help write its next chapter.   (Brooks, also pictured, is not a chef, he is our dog).


Historic Inn and Cafe

Orcas Island

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18 Orcas Hill Road, Orcas, WA 98280