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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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Jurupa Valley, California
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros The bed are super Comfortable, more than mine! We even looked at brand/model to find one! Sheets, pillows,towels...smelled so good! Lavender toiletries awesome shampoo,conditioner and body soap dispensers in shower Microwave, fridge and hair dryer in room Flowers all over property put a smile on my face each morning Reception employees all super friendly Coffee shop onsite, they have... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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112 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed four nights.... Was during a hot spell, the room was warm and stuff in the afternoons but comfortable enough at night with the fan. Rooms are nicely appointed... Comfortable bed, amenities, fridge, coffee maker, etc. it is definitely a 60s feel,though, no closet, small bathroom area. It is fine for two... Property is close to town, easy walk (uphill)... More 

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Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was in town for a wedding and friend reunion, and could not have asked for a better place to stay. Earthbox is within walking distance from the ferry terminal, shops, restaurants, etc. The room was very clean, we were easily able to all get ready together (plenty of mirrors and outlets!), and the locally sourced lotion was actually moisturizing... More 

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

Hi Mudd1234, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your visit. Yes, all our body care products come from the local Pelindaba Lavender Farm and are certified organic. Amazing stuff. They ship all over the US. We are so happy you guys had a good time and can't wait to have you come back... More 

Denver
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The place was really clean and updated. The bathtub/toilet room was almost "European" small, but the vanity area was perfectly workable. It is one of the few places with two queen bed, which were really comfortable, and it was conveniently located, though, admittedly, without a view. Wood flooring made the the room feel extra clean and beautiful. The staff was... More 

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

Hi Carrie Louise, Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet review. We loved having you. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Wenatchee
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at another location and had a massage at Earthbox Spa. Massages are always nice and relaxing. Spa smelled nice as you enter. I didn't feel that the staff had a lot of experience in massage and they were still on the learning curve. As my husband came out of his room he got a knot in his neck.... More 

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

Hi Skinnybuns, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are so sorry our treatment and service left you wanting. This is not how we want our lovely guests to feel after a visit to our spa. I would love if you would contact me directly to better help me address the... More 

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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is really nice on the inside. They have done the rooms with a very modern and spa look. We stayed at the sister hotel (bird rock) the night before and I prefer that place. Staff here is very nice. For the price, I'd rather be elsewhere.

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

Hi Ashley, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so happy you had a good time and fell in love with our sister hotel. Maybe you'll give us another chance some time in the off season? Regardless which sister you'll choose, we can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely,... More 

burbank, ca
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209 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Earthbox bills itself as classic retro chic. Not too far off. While the exterior looks motel, the recently renovated rooms exude soft colors and simple designs. A couple of prints would have improved the bare walls. A dated cabinet containing a flat-screen tv and drawers juxtaposed an otherwise sleek decor. The carpet could have used cleaning. The snazzy lobby was... More 

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

Hi FoodhoundBurbank, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit. Yes, our Earthbox Inn & Spa is unusual and unique, and most of all, it's a labor of love, a work in progress. Please come back next year to find another building painted, a new garden built, a dated cabinet replaced. Thank you for coming.... More 

scubagoth
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two brief stays bookending a kayaking trip at the first week in July. We had previously stayed here, and we're glad we chose the them for this stay. We stayed in one of the Sun Place rooms and were very happy to have the A/C since the Pacific NW in the middle of a heatwave.... More 

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

Hi Scubagoth, Thank you so much for your lovely review and your great compliment about our customer service. We can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Incline Village, Nevada
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63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think going anywhere in the San Juan Islands is bound to be expensive, so it helped that they had a coffee bar, pool and that the hotel was four blocks away from the ferry. I also really liked their jacuzzi bathtub and that they had free bike rentals (even though we never rode 'em). I think we went during... More 

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

Hi Kayla, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We are so happy you had a great time. Please come back sometime in the off season. We run amazing specials and would love to show you our quiet side. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Roseville, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because of a tech glitch that occurred when using a third party provider and because I had not called ahead to double check that the reservation was actually made, Earthbox Inn did not receive our reservation for three nights. The evening lead staffer, Brandon, was very helpful and respectful to us. He was able to find us a room each... More 

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

Hi Teresa and Harry, Thank you so much for your kind words and your understanding. You are the best! The glitch has been fixed and we can't wait to spoil you on your next visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

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