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Earthbox Inn & Spa

410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (Formerly Elements Hotel & Spa)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Motel/hotel rooms were heavily booked in July. I feel fortunate to have gotten a nice King room at the Earthbox for a two night stay. The proprietor and her staff were very friendly and helpful. There are lots of amenities: pool & hot tub, exercise room, spa, coffee bar with barista, bikes. The heart of town is only 1-2 blocks... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only stayed one night but wish we could have made it longer. Rooms were recently renovated and everything was perfect. Great king bed and large bath AC worked great but not really needed. The hotel staff in the office were very helpful and so perfect. Coffee and tea available all day as were bikes that we never got around to... More

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

Hi Bawood3, Yeah! Your sweet review has us all dancing in the lobby. Come back soon so we can show you our Bawood3 Trip Advisor dance :) Thank you so much for your visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently returned from a great stay at the Earthbox. We normally prefer Vacation homes when we travel, but that didn't work out for SJI, and we weren't disappointed in the least. The front desk staff were wonderful in helping us book kayaking, whale watching and bike rentals. Rooms were clean and nicely appointed. Great location, just a short walk from... More

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

Hi TRW-Dreamer, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We loved having you and your family. We looked into getting kid's bikes and add-ons some time ago. Our insurance won't let us. But luckily we have our fabulous friends at Island Bicycles right across the street from us for all our kid's biking needs. We can't wait for you... More

Yakima, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This inn is located pretty near to the harbor. Our room (2 queen bed) was clean and well-maintained. The staff was helpful. They provided me with a map of the island. There are also bike racks available near our room so that was a bonus. They have a pool, but I didn't try it out. Looking from the outside though... More

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

Hi Rossmd1, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. We are so happy, you liked our place and had a good time. We wish we could have wowed you more. You will have to come back, so we can do that next time:) Thank you for your visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

anywhere warm!
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was totally prepared to love this place, as I loved the pictures online and the idea of a retro/renovated motel was cute and unique. Although there is potential, everything just kind of fell short. We reserved the cheapest category of room (although still well over $200 per night), so I'm not sure if that's why we didn't love it... More

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

Hi Travelbug199, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. I'm sorry we didn't meet your expectations. Our Earthbox is a work in progress. Every year we paint a building, update a room category, add some garden space, tackle a challenge our property comes with. We will always be a 60ties style motel, but better.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed 10 days in Friday Harbor without a vehicle, the Earth Box was a great location to town, all the conveniences you could ask for, clean room, comfortable beds and a wonderful friendly staff . The pool and hot tub are a great addition for that end of day relaxation. We already reserved for next July. Make the... More

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

Hi Latarlini, We loved having you and yours vacationing with us. Thank you for your visit and your wonderful review. We are so proud and honored to be your home away from home. See you next year! Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Long Beach, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about this hotel was great! When we checked in, they gave us this great map of the island. There was water, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in the lobby all of the time. The room was perfect. The bed was very comfortable. The sheets, robes and towels were super soft. The rain-style Water Pik shower head was great. The... More

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

Hi Not-a-Risk-Taker, You just made our day with your lovely review. Thank you so much. Yes, our shower heads are a real treat, aren't they? We can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Palo Alto, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I looked at Earthbox on Trip Advisor, then at their own site, and got exactly what we wanted in our 2-night stay. It was an easy walk from the ferry to the hotel. All the staff members we encountered were very helpful and friendly. It is a bit of a disconnect to find the motor lodge architecture... More

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

Hi David, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a sweet review about us. We are so happy we met your expectations and you had a great time. We are proud of our concept of mixing the 60ties motel structure we inherited with modern amenities and styles. It does have limitations and is not the perfect... More

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

Our little family get away weekend was a success due in large part to this little "motor lodge converted into upscale inn". Trying to continue our single room plan but with a 16 year old boy and young teen girl, probably won't be able to much longer. The room was a little tight for us, 2 queen beds. But with... More

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

Hi Jennifer, Oh, thank you so much for making our day. Your family did exactly what we envision for our guests: using our place as base camp for all the activities and adventures out there and having a blast. For a little more privacy, check out our Wind Place, a two bedroom house, which sleeps six comfortably. Or the Bainbridge... More

Olympia, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed at Earthbox July 11, 2014. It's absolutely charming...we stayed on the third floor with high/vaulted ceilings. The room was exceptionally clean and loved the decor! We used the free beach cruisers to scoot around Friday Harbor and had a wonderful experience at their onsite spa! Torey was working the front desk the evening we checked... More

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

Hi Suzypsychrn, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a terrific review about us. We are so happy, you had a great time. Oh, we wouldn't know what to do without our front desk manager Tory and our esthetician Relissa. True gems. We are so lucky to have them. Yes, our upstairs Sun Places are gorgeous,... More

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Address: 410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (Formerly Elements Hotel & Spa)
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor #4 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor #6 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
If you are looking for a convenient location and luxury lodging, stay at Earthbox Inn & Spa, located in Friday Harbor, WA. This San Juan Island Hotel features a variety of lavish amenities including indoor heated pool and hot tub, dry sauna, exercise room, on-site day spa, tour concierge services, complimentary bicycles, group event facilities, spacious cottages, and mini-kitchen appliances. Also enjoy the many outdoor area attractions including kayaking, biking, hiking, and wildlife/whale tours. ... more   less 
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