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Earthbox Inn & Spa

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410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (Formerly Elements Hotel & Spa)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Park City
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super nice staff, easy location to town and cruiser bikes to borrow. The room was tidy and looked like the photo with a pleasant color scheme, but the areas not shown in the photo were very dated and still looked like an old motel (i.e. the bathroom area). I also didn't love being on a ground level with french doors.... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Wjules, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We appreciate your constructive criticism and it will not go unheard. Just to ease your mind about safety: Friday Harbor is the safest place I've ever lived. I have yet to lock my house or car. Our Earthbox Inn & Spa is a work in... More 

Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a Sky place cabana room. It was roomy and comfortable. Two chairs, a table, and a pizza made a perfect quiet night for us. The mattress and tons of pillows were so unbelievably comfortable, I didn't want to leave. Every staff member I encountered was super nice and always helpful and smiling. The room was perfectly clean... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Steveocraig, Thank you so much. We loved having you. We hope your back continues to feel better and can't wait for your next visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Property is nice, short walk to Ferry for our overnight stay. Rooms are a little dated and basic but clean. Although friendly at front desk we weren't provided any information about the pool or property. Would have been nice to know.

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Fdunlap, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. I'm sorry you felt we didn't provide enough information about our place. We hand out a property & town map at check in and have very comprehensive guest folders in the rooms. And please, always come visit us in the lobby after the ferry rush... More 

Mercer Island, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in August as an anniversary treat. We stayed at the same place many years ago, I believe then it was something like a Holiday Inn and I remember it being very mediocre. The current owners have upgraded to a more boutique atmosphere very successfully. The lobby area is very pleasant with complimentary coffee and tea... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Carolyn 4421, Thank you so much for writing such a thorough review about us. Yes, we have come a long way since the chain link fence around the pool, no? We are so happy you like it. Our Earthbox Inn & Spa is a work in progress, our labor of love. It is suggestions from lovely guests like you... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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74 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed just one night at the Earthbox Inn. We arrived early by ferry. The ferry terminal is just a short walk away albeit up a rather steep road. The grounds around the office are well maintained. Upon entering the office we were greeted immediately by one of the front desk clerks. She was polite, courteous and helpful. We were... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi MDScaper, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. An additional bike rack closer to Building D is an excellent idea. Thank you for that suggestion. We are so happy you had a great time and can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicer than I thought. Facility a little dated but beds comfy & rooms are clean, basic. No A/c but they provide a fan (good white noise) & it was cool enough at night for it not to matter. Would be nice if they provided a breakfast of some kind, most hotels these days do. Front office was great & very... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi SMichelle97, Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet review. We like to be nicer than our guests expect:) When you come visit again, please check out our sister hotel, the Bird Rock. We serve amazing breakfast there. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The office and front of the building are very inviting and spa-like. The rooms are just a very basic hotel room. They do have lavender lotion and liquid bath soap in room but nothing else that resembles a spa like atmosphere. Not impressed especially not for the price.

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about us. I'm so sorry we didn't meet your expectations. We certainly didn't mean to deceive you. The next time you are up, please promise to visit not only our relaxing pool house with sauna & hot tub, but also our amazing, tranquil, full service, onsite... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned our trip to Friday Harbor just a few weeks in advance but were happy to find availability here. This is an easy walk from ferry. The hotel staff was great, informative and friendly! The room albeit small was nicely appointed and decor was modern and included hardwood floors. The jacuzzi tub and Pelindaba Lavender Farm products (from San... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Kristi, Thank you for letting us know about your visit. We are so happy you had a great time and liked our place. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Snohomish, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting some friends on San Juan Island and am glad I chose to spend my downtime at Earthbox. The staff are friendly and accommodating- they even greeted me by name when I walked into the office to ask questions. The front desk employees made sure I was informed of all the festivities going on in town and other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Hailey, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We loved having you and are so happy you had a great time. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Earthboxx has been my go to spot on Friday harbor. The price is extremely reasonable compared to anything else on the island, it provides all the basics plus heated pool area, espresso stand and pet friendly areas. The access to the spa as well as downtown makes its location the best of any options on San Juan. My family and... More 

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EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Bria, Thank you so much for making our day! We are honored to be your getaway spot and can't wait for your next visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

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