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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 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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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
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#3 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor #3 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor #6 Romantic Hotel in 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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