We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Earthbox Inn & Spa

2.5 of 5 410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (Formerly Elements Hotel & Spa)
Hotel website
Special Offer
Save up to 40%!
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
GreenLeadersSilver level
Earthbox Inn & Spa
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Earthbox Inn & Spa
Write a Review

440 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    175
    158
    67
    31
    9
See reviews for
131
180
19
16
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (93)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (440)
  • Mar-May only
    (78)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (215)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (118)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (29)
All months
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second time staying here and we can't wait to go back. Location is just a few blocks from the ferry so you don't need to bring a car if you don't want to. The service was above what we expected. They have bet friendly rooms and made us and out dog very welcome. It is quiet and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stole the headline from another review. We enjoyed our stay at the Earthbox Inn very much. From Louie greeting us as we came to checkin, to the clean, warm style of our room, to being close to everything, and especially the way they spread out the guests so we didn't disturb each other. Most hotels I stay at will... More 

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

Hi Alan, We are happy dancing in the lobby! You just made our day! Thank you so much for your lovely review. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Leesburg, Virginia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stayed with Road Scholar group; great catered food in meeting room; quite a trek up hill with luggage but convenient to local shops/restaurants/harbor; jacuzzi in bathroom; parking lot was being paved which could have been done when fewer people were staying there

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

Hi Smerk44, Oh we love being called "classy"! Thank you so much. We are very proud to be part of the Road Scholars; such a good program. Thank you so much for hanging in there with us when we paved the parking lot. It had to be then because of the weather. Thank you for your visit. We loved having... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Enjoyed two nights here with pleasant management folks who provided a neat and comfortable room with a small balcony (overlooking the post office's central station). Even though the inn was at least several blocks from the downtown activities, it was still within easy walking distance to restaurants, shops, etc. Our only real complaint was that on our second night our... More 

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

Hi WLRLAW, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so happy you had a great time and liked our place. The next time, in case your neighbors are rowdy late at night, please don't hesitate to call our night manager. Our quiet hours are from 10:00PM to 8:00AM and we do enforce... More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was impressed by the comforts of this hotel considering their price range. Both of our dogs were able to join us, the room and dog run were great for them and us. We enjoyed our coffee, comfortable beds, wifi, the hot tub & pool and their bikes! Everything was a quick walk away, the bikes and recommended trail were... More 

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

Hi Meghan, Thank you so much for your nice review. We love our two and four legged guests and are delighted you and your puppies had a great vacation with us. We can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

San Marcos, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This hotel was decent in Friday Harbor. Friday Harbor itself is adorable with hanging flower baskets and original shops and restaurants lining the streets. I went in summer with my family to go whale watching. The whale watching excursion we took was amazing! We saw at least thirty orca whales in the wild. Awesome experience. I honestly think the hotel... More 

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

Hi Travelingjamie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so happy you had a great time and liked our place. Yes, this Summer was something else heat wise. If this trend continues, we will look into alternative cooling options, which is very expensive and may drive up the room prices and....but wait,... More 

Lacey, Washington
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were able to snag a deal on this hotel for the Savor the Juans events throughout the month of October. In addition, we were able to bring our dog for a very reasonable extra $15 per night. They provided us with dog bowls, blanket and towel. Near our room was a grassy area for you to walk your pets.... More 

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

Hi Christina, So good to hear you and your pup had a great time. Yes, October, with its decent weather, harvest bounty and empty beaches is an incredible time to visit and our Savor the San Juan special is unbeatable. Thank you for your nice review. We can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer... More 

Seattle, Washington
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were long overdue for a much needed get away and decided to "Just Do It". Most places were sold out for and by chance I came across Earthbox Inn & Spa. Took a leap of faith and started booking a room until I saw their "Deals" tab. They were running a special! The room descriptions were to the "T"... More 

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

Hi Knockonwood123, Thank you so much for your sweet review. We are so happy we exceeded your expectations and you guys had a great time. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Portland, Oregon
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a two night stay at this lovely motel. Looking at the motel I was expecting 50's/60's motel, which I am not opposed to. What we actually found this motel to be is a completely redone spa type motel. It's hard to describe how a basic motel room can be so much more then basic, but... More 

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

Hi Happy_PDXer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review about your stay. Exceeding our guest's expectations is our absolute favorite. Thank you for your visit. We can't wait to have you come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Hillsboro
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I wrote a review of our first visit to Earthbox some time ago and it was very favorable. We recently took friends to Friday Harbor and stayed again at Earthbox. I doubt we'll return. Housekeeping needs to really be tuned up. My husband and I had to share one bath towel the first night (when I called to ask for... More 

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

Hi Marla, Ouch. That hurt. Thank you for letting us know where we have to improve. We'll take it to heart. Thank you for finding humor in a disappointing situation. I promise you will not have to share a towel again. Please come back and give us a chance to make it up to you. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Earthbox Inn & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Earthbox Inn & Spa

Address: 410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (Formerly Elements Hotel & Spa)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Earthbox Inn & Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Priceline, Orbitz, Travelocity and Odigeo so you can book your Earthbox Inn & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Earthbox Motel And Spa
Earthbox Hotel Friday Harbor
Earthbox Motel Friday Harbor
Earthbox Inn & Spa Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
#4 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#5 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor

243 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (49)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (11)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (11)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (176)
Viewed
Amenities (24)
Viewed
Earth Place (21)
Viewed
Pool (12)
Viewed
Sea Place (26)
Viewed
Sky Place (25)
Viewed
Sun Place (26)
Viewed
The Hotel (17)
Viewed
Water Place (25)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (19)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (4)
Viewed
Other (14)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay