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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

stayed in a water place the first night and glad for the air conditioning but it kept shutting itself off and would not cool the room. stayed in a skyplace the 2nd night and did not need A/C but it had a fan that worked better anyways, it was a larger and much nicer room. worth the upcharge if you... More

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

Hi Prooproo, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. Our Water Places are very small. I agree, for a multiple night stay our newly renovated and somewhat bigger Sky Places are much more comfortable. There is an "auto" setting on the A/C and if that is at a certain temperature, the A/C shuts off... More

Manalapan, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First stopover from Seattle to Victoria (BC). Very small Island but so beautiful, Lot of shopping for tourists on Spring Street (main street) and very good seafood restaurants. Place of vacation for many city dwellers - reached only by ferry - and for boating and other water sports. There are no big resorts/hotels on the Island and the units are... More

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

Hi Colette, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us and our little island. We have some units, our Sun Places (large double queens), our Sea Places (full kitchen, two queen beds, fold out couch) and our Wind Place (two bedroom house with kitchen, guest room and the most amazing steam shower), which are quite a... More

Federal Way, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice staff, willing to hold your luggage from ferry arrival to sign in and responsive housekeeping staff. Front desk staff able to make zip line tour reservations the day before - really nice. Exterior of buildings with rooms quite ugly - like the old asbestos shacks poor kids stayed in the south for college. Interior rooms set up just like... More

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

Hi Gail, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. Good thing we are in the middle of renovating our exterior. Our Spa and Wind Place are already finished and look gorgeous in blue and red. More beautiful colors to come soon:) We are so sorry your neighbors were inconsiderate. We have quiet hours from... More

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

My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting San Juan Island for a wedding this past weekend and our stay at Earthbox Inn & Spa was an unexpected pleasure from start to finish. The staff went out of their way to accommodate our every need and help us feel at home, from arranging taxi service to suggesting and booking... More

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

Hi BobK, Thank you so much for your sweet review. You just made our day. We are so happy, you had a great time. Come back soon for some spa pampering and more island time. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place was a hidden gem. i wasn't expecting much, but we had a larger room with a balcony/patio area. we had 4 people in the room and it didn't feel too small. i really loved the lavender products they had in the room, they smelled wonderful. the staff was also really nice and helped us to store our 10... More

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

Hi Anya348, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about us. That's our favorite, to exceed our guests expectations. Thank you for your visit. We can't wait to have you back. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

new jersey
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69 reviews 69 reviews
27 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay when visiting San Juan Island. We hopped off the ferry and walked up a little hill for three blocks and there it was!! The staff are so happy, friendly and welcoming and made a great start to our stay. The were so helpful with suggesting places to eat and even had a folder with... More

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

Hi Bestbaby1, Oh, you just made our day. Big grins all the way around:)Thank you so much for your visit. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More

Winnipeg, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed one night in one of Earthbox's water rooms. The room was a tad small, but very clean with everything you needed for a one night stay. For longer stays, another room type with more space would be better. The Inn is actually an older motel that's been redone and they've done a really nice... More

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

Hi Kim, Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy you had a great time and liked our place. We are proud of our little retro motor inn, our labor of love and never ending work in progress. And yes, it has some limitations. We have some plans in the works to try to deal with the insulation... More

Bellingham, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone at Earthbox Inn and Spa is so highly personable! The accommodations are very comfortable (I fell sleep as soon as my head hit the pillows!), and a trip to the indoor pool and jacuzzi are highly recommended before a Swedish massage treatment at the spa next door to the inn. I thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful 50th birthday with fond... More

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

Hi Wendy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review about us. We truly loved having you guys (and Frankie, the car). Just so you know, we only have one ADA room on our property. Thank you for pointing out how precious drinking water is for us, especially this dry hot Summer. Come back... More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Hi Bruce, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review about us. We are so happy you had a great time and loved our little town as much as we do. Oh yes, our Cabana Sky Places by the pool are lovely, a little bigger than our regular Sky Places, more light. Thank you... More

Mobile, Alabama
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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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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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