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Earthbox Inn & Spa
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Friday Harbor
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great stay”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stayed one night to attend a family wedding. Room was small but clean and decorated according the philosophy of the Inn. Very-well lit inside, which is unsual for a hotel room. We had a very pelasant stay. Walking distance to town. Very convenient. Their website offered a lot of useful information.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We paid about half the usual rate because of a groupon. I would only go back with another coupon, which they offer pretty regularly. They give you cheap earplugs in your room, and you certainly need them. The walls are paper thin and you can hear every noise. Now for the pros, within walking distance of many cute restaurants and shops and the ferry dock, they have cruiser bikes available for use, and tea and coffee in the lobby along with travel tips and advice. And most importantly they're dog friendly for an extra fee. We loved Friday Harbor and the San Juan Islands and want to visit again, whether we stay here depends on the price.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We stayed at the Earthbox Inn over Christmas, and we really enjoyed our stay. We stayed in a Water Place room, which was small but had everything we needed including a microwave, fridge, and wi-fi. Two main reasons to book here:

1) The proximity to the ferry. You can easily walk off the ferry in Friday Harbor and stay here.
2) The indoor pool, hot tub, and sauna. The hot tub was so lovely over Christmas, and we had the whole pool / hot tub area to ourselves for almost the whole stay.

I'd definitely stay here again. Thanks also to the staff for their friendly service!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2012

We stayed for a night at the earthbox Inn and also got a hot stone massage at the spa. Our room was modern, clean, warm, and perfect. Our massage was delicious and the spa is gorgeous. Located right in town, a close walk to all Friday Harbor shops and attractions. Really great place! We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Federal Way
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2012

My husband, 3 boys, and myself stayed a weekend at Earthbox and we all loved it. It is centrally located so we were able to walk to breakfast both mornings in town. During the day we visited the beaches and looked for whales. The boys mostly wanted to swim in the indoor pool and hot tub. Our room was simple, clean, and looked recently remodeled and the mini kitchen was very convenient for us. I appreciated the lavender tolietries that were made locally - it was just a nice touch.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We recently spent 5 days here as a family. It was a beautiful experience.

The rooms are tastefully updated in a modern, subdued decor.
All personal care products are provided in an aromatic lavender scent.
The bedding is all modern and comfortable for a perfect sleep.

The pool, sauna and hot tub were a relaxing and fun diversion. They are all in great condition and work well! There is even a small fitness center which is nice if it is too rainy to take the workout outside.

Location, location, location! This hotel is just steps away from the heart of Friday Harbor. You can walk to meals and entertainment.

The spa is perfect. A nice selection of services to complete your vacation experience.

This is just the sweetest little earthy, modern, comfortable, affordable, motel you could hope to find in the San Juan Islands.

But, by far and away, its best asset is the staff. Everyone went above and beyond for us. Everyone is so kind and friendly! We had a little accident and some glass broke in our car while we were staying there. The front desk staff heard about it and deployed the janitorial staff to vacuum it out for us.

We will be going back. Thank you, Earthbox Inn and Spa for a very sweet and memorable vacation, just when we needed it most.

Room Tip: We had room 309 and it was nice, we heard a "staff favorite."
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Nice hotel.
Warm interior, pretty dark (I liked it though) big room equipped with bathrobes, wine glasses (if you wish to) etc. Lavender cosmetics - I loved them. Very friendly and helpful staff. Great idea with bikes.
Could be closer to the water.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Earthbox Inn & Spa
Address: 410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7230 (Formerly Elements Hotel & Spa)
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Location: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Earthbox Inn & Spa 2.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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 
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