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

Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Hotel website
410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250 (Formerly Elements Hotel & Spa)
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Earthbox Inn & Spa
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Earthbox Inn & Spa
Write a Review

445 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    175
    163
    67
    31
    9
See reviews for
132
183
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 (96)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (445)
  • Mar-May only
    (81)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (215)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (118)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (31)
All months
Kirkland, Washington
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you first drive up it looks like a motor inn yet, at a second glance it is very, very nice. This hotel has a very calming feeling about it and the remodel is beautiful and comfortable. My room was very, very clean and the front desk staff was very professional and friendly. The TV has some great stations, the... More 

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

Hi Bellaadventure, You just made our day! Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely review. We loved having you! Come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Everett, Washington
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here a few times over the years and will continue to go back. Easy to find, nothing fancy but clean, walking distance to "downtown" Friday Harbor. We usually take our boat to Friday Harbor leaving us without a car but we can easily get to the places we want to go.

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

Hi MikeyS15, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stays. We love having you and look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Chiang mai
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a very nice, clean place to stay in Friday Harbor. The facilities are clean, the price is right for this picturesque tourist spot, the3 staff is friendly and you even have an indoor pool. Yes I would stay here again and highly recommend this place to anyone looking for accommodations in Friday harbor.

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

Hi Ricwilder, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review about us. We loved having you and can't wait to have you come visit again soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Everett, Washington
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great little place to stay if you want to walk on and off the ferry and want amenities like a spa and pool / hot tub onsite. We like the funky feel of it as well as it a hybrid of motel/hotel. The rooms are very nice and beds very comfy. We also got to ride their... More 

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

Hi Huntresslove! Thank you so much for your sweet, thorough review. We loved having you and can't wait for you to come back so we can meet your pups. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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 1
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Karren, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your visit. We love to be called "superb" and "above what's expected". We can't wait for you and the pup to come back the third and fourth time. Until then, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Seattle, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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 1
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 1
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 1
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 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 2
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 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

244 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)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities