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Earthbox Inn & Spa

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a lovely little spot in a cute town. The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and updated, and it was very quiet. Matter of fact, the whole town is pretty quiet. This is a great spot to get away and relax for a few days. I was so glad when they were able to hold onto my luggage... More 

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

Hi Brittany, Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet review. We loved having you and are so happy you appreciate our little island and town as much as we do. Come back soon, yes? Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent five nights at the Earthbox and it made our trip to Friday Harbor very relaxing. During my booking, I very casually mentioned that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and my wife's birthday during this trip and they had a special gift waiting for us in our room. The room, while small, was clean and quiet. The front... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Upon arrival, office staff was friendly and helpful. Got to the room and it smelled musty. There were hairs on the bathroom walls and the bathroom fan didn't work. There were stains on the bed skirt and the ceiling looked to have water damage in the far corner above the patio doors. And the bed frame seemed to be broken.... More 

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Thank gtennis84
EarthboxLaura, Manager at Earthbox Inn & Spa, responded to this review

Hi Gtennis84, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We very much appreciate you pointing out what you loved and where we need improvement. We can't wait for your next visit and a chance to "wow" you. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Cheyenne, WY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting option for your Friday Harbor stay if you know what you're getting. Pros: Great location on the main drag, close to many attractions, restaurants, and stores (We did not have a car). Clean rooms with good amenities. Very friendly and helpful staff. Free bikes. Nice indoor pool. Spa in a neighboring house where we enjoyed excellent massages. Cons: This... More 

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

Hi Crude, Thank you so much for your visit and your nice review. We loved having you and can't wait to show you what's new next time. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

Vancouver, Washington
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fella at the desk was welcoming. The room was calming and clean. The bathroom was small but there was plenty of hot water. We didn't get a massage or use any other amenities. It was expensive for what it was.

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

Hi Scott W, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit. Yes, life on an island is much more expensive than on the mainland. Just think that everything from towel to mattress, from coffee to gas needs to be shipped or flown over. In addition wages, taxes and utilities, especially water, cost so much more.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing vacation on the islands. The Earthbox inn itself was just okay. It was very expensive for what we got though. Uncomfortable beds and tiny bathroom. Needed an iron and ironing board so I asked if they could bring one to the room but they never did. We did have massages at the spa that were simply amazing!... More 

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

Hi Johnnysmommy31601, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are thrilled, you loved our spa services. We are so sorry you found our Inn just okay. Please know that being on the island is more expensive than staying on the mainland. Just think everything, from pillow to nail, from coffee to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made an early bird reservation and got a 25% discount for our room. Sea Place room. Arrived early morning and were able to access our room right away. Persons at front desk most helpful, got us on a whale watching trip last minute and went out of their way to get us spa treatments scheduled for the next morning. Room... More 

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

Hi Teresa, Thank you so much for your visit and your wonderful review. We loved having you and can't wait for next time. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

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95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third stay here - and our last. We booked two rooms for two nights as we wanted to treat friends from Canada to a visit to San Juan Island. Our room was next to the laundry - a noisy and irritating location. After leaving I received a phone message indicating that I had left my 'eye cover'... More 

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

Hi DennisUSA, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We are so happy you chose us to treat your friends. We are very sorry we offended you by asking to pay to ship back your forgotten item. I can understand where you are coming from. Many many of our guests leave items... More 

Raleigh
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part about this hotel (actually motel) is the location. It is an easy walk from the ferry and all of Friday Harbor. The staff is very very nice, the rooms are clean and simple. The down-side is the price, but I think that's par for the course in this popular island town.

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

Hi Max_Traveler_some, Thank you so much for your visit and your nice review. We loved having you. Please come back some time in the off season, when the Olympic Rain-shadow is basking us in sun, the beaches are empty and we run awesome specials. We can't wait. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To be clear, the staff are incredibly kind and warm. But, to be equally clear, the in-room experience is almost identical to the Motel 6 stays from my college days. The big difference is, as one reviewer put it, that Earthbox tries to put lipstick on a pig; there are various cosmetic efforts at upgrading the property but, without changing... More 

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

Hi Emily, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your visit. Thank you for loving our staff as much as we do. I'm so sorry we weren't for you. Our Earthbox is a work in progress. We take great pride in preserving the 60ties style motor inn we are and adding resort style features... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Earthbox Inn & Spa is a delightful blend of cool resort motel and classic vintage motor inn with an indoor pool, full-service spa, stylishly renovated rooms, free wifi, free parking and complimentary bicycles. Centrally located in downtown Friday Harbor, only 4 blocks from the Washington State Ferry. Also enjoy the many outdoor area attractions including kayaking, biking, hiking, and wildlife/whale tours. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Earthbox Inn & Spa

Address: 410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7230 (Formerly Elements Hotel & Spa)
Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range: $172 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Earthbox Inn & Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Earthbox Motel And Spa
Earthbox Hotel Friday Harbor
Earthbox Motel Friday Harbor
Earthbox Inn & Spa Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA
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#3 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
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