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410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7230
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Bicycles available
Hiking
Kids stay free
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Bowling offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Interconnected rooms available
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Private bathrooms
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Josh B. wrote a review Dec. 2022
Auburn, Washington
Fantastic experience that blew me away with the kindness of their staff. Our family planned for Christmas on the island this year and the dates of our stay was the 23rd through the 28th. My wife and I packed up our dogs and embarked from Auburn up to Anacortes to hop on the ferry. As soon as we got on the ferry around 8:20pm, one of my family members advised that they had no power at the house but crews were working on restoring it. This concerned me a bit because I do use a CPAP machine to sleep and unfortunately and rather foolishly, I did not bring a battery backup for it. We figured hey, the power will likely be restored soon since they were onsite and restoring it. About halfway through the ferry journey we got an update from OPALCO's website that showed an eta of a 4am resolution. Considering I worked that day, then drove up north, I was pretty tired and that didn't really work out well for our plans. We scrambled to find alternative lodging for the night. Since we had our furry companions with us, including a 10 week old puppy -- we needed somewhere pet friendly. It was already closing in on 10pm and this place came up as a top result for "friday harbor pet friendly stay" -- having only been on the island once before I was unfamiliar with the Earthbox Inn but the price seemed great and the pet friendliness sold me on it right away. It was already too late to do a same day reservation on their site so I gave them a call -- a message informed me that the office was closed and I'd need to get in touch with the night manager on prem. I almost considered this a sign this one wasn't going to work out, however it kept jumping out to me so once we actually unloaded from the ferry we drove right to the Earthbox office which was thankfully extremely close to the docks. There was a sign in the window with the night manager's number, so I gave it a call. An incredible person, Danny, answered the phone and I explained the situation how I was extremely tired already, that the top portion of the island near Roche Harbor was without power and I used a CPAP machine to sleep so power was pretty important. I also explained the room needed to be pet friendly. Danny immediately hopped into action and said he had to call the owner and he would be in touch soon, just wait in my car. About 8 minutes later, he came out to the car and introduced himself -- he told me a room number and the access code to get it and said that I could just show up at 9am to pay for the room. I was incredibly moved by this gesture and trust. I gave Danny all my information and we went to the room. It was a cozy two bed room with plenty of room to relax and unwind after our trip. I gave my family a heads up that we found accommodation for the night and quickly fell asleep. The next morning, the power went out around 8:30am. I went down to the office at 9am as agreed and ran into Danny and Jesse, they were so kind and in such great moods, they really saved my trip and I was so appreciative of them. We stood in the rain having a great conversation before Jesse told me to go see Ally in the office to arrange the reservation and collection of payment. Since power was out, they couldn't run my card at that point but said they would call to process it when the power was restored. They later did just that, with a sincere and wonderful attitude. I truly felt welcomed at this place by everyone I interacted with and they were extremely thoughtful and considerate. I would highly recommend this wonderful inn to anyone and when the weather is nicer, my wife and I are certainly coming back to spend a few nights here while we explore the island ourselves!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded Dec. 27, 2022
Hi Josh, What a journey you had. We are so happy we were able to help and can't wait to have you back sometime. All the best to you and yours. ~Steffi
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Linda M wrote a review Sep. 2022
Seattle, Washington2 contributions
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I don’t normally do reviews but this is an exception. Look no further than Earthbox Inn and Spa when in Friday Harbor. We had the most wonderful stay last week. Perfect Location, friendly and accommodating staff (gave great tips and advice for exploring the islands) both front desk and housekeeping. Well cared for grounds with a great outdoor dining area. This property also has a pool, hot tub and dry sauna….all meticulously spotless…..oh and a spa which we did not have time to check out. My husband is very FUSSY and not a fan of smaller privately owned properties but even he was impressed…….enough said! Thanks you again for an amazing 4 days we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Sep. 27, 2022
Hi 16497QAlindam, You just made our day. We are happy dancing in the lobby. Thank you so much. It is guests like you who make what we do so rewarding and fun. We loved having you and can't wait for next time. ~Steffi
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Darryl C wrote a review Oct. 2022
Austin, Texas74 contributions44 helpful votes
What a great find! Comfortable, quiet and clean accommodations are always the right way to start your stay. Then add great location and extremely friendly and helpful staff and you find the perfect place in Friday Harbor. Our Golden Doodle travels everywhere with us and Earthbox not only welcomed him, they had bowls and treats waiting when we arrived. We will stay here every time we visit.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Oct. 10, 2022
Hi Austinfoodman, Awwww, thank you so much. We loved having you and your Golden Doodle and can't wait for next time. ~Steffi
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Daniel R. wrote a review Oct. 2022
Ventura, California2 contributions
Great hotel. Perfect location. Super easy & convenient check in! The staff were very friendly & attentive and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Property was well maintained and had lots of beautiful flowers, plants and gorgeous trees that were lit up at night. Our room was very comfortable and spacious for the two of us. I was a bit concerned about noise from reading previous reviews but had no problem at all (and we were on the bottom floor)! The Keurig and coffee pods they provided were the perfect way to start the day. The hot tub was a great way to end the day after a long hike and the laundry facilities on site were much appreciated. Can't wait to visit again!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Oct. 3, 2022
Hi danspics9, Exceeding our guests expectations is our absolute favorite. We are so happy you had a lovely time. Please come back soon. ~Steffi
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Bill M wrote a review Sep. 2022
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We stayed for two nights, everything was perfect. The room was large enough for our family of four. Great location next to dining and markets. The staff was wonderful and friendly. Overall a beautiful hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Sep. 22, 2022
Hi billmK7160DE, Mhmmm, being beautiful and perfect are our favorite things. Thank you so much for your visit and your feedback. We can't wait for next time. ~Steffi
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Ronda K wrote a review Sep. 2022
Lynnwood, Washington26 contributions13 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Earth box for one night, last month in August. We loved it! We stayed in a very spacious room on the second floor. Room included bathrobes and a very nice shower. We would go back there again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded Sep. 19, 2022
Hi Ronda, We are so thrilled we were right for you and yours. Thank you so much for your visit. Please come back soon. ~Steffi
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orcagrrrl2003 wrote a review Sep. 2022
Salem, Oregon13 contributions
This is our 10th stay now and we will continue to come back! The rooms are super comfortable and clean. We always make sure to get the room with AC as we like to sleep cool. It’s a great location, close to downtown. They even left chocolates in our room and a note saying welcome back. We always feel like we’re at home here!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Get the rooms with AC! Better safe than sorry
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Responded Sep. 14, 2022
Hi Orcagrrrl2003, You just made our day! It is guests like you who make what we do so rewarding and fun. Thank you so much for making us your home away from home. We can't wait for next time. ~Steffi
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zuckerai wrote a review Sep. 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio17 contributions18 helpful votes
We stayed at the Earthbox over Labor Day weekend. The service was excellent with touchless check in and check out but had super personal service too and they allowed us to access the room a little early as it was ready. Thank you! The room was super clean and up to date with nice floors and beds and a good bathroom. We used the hot tub and sauna and liked both. Great location only 1 block out of the main shopping/restaurants for Friday Harbor and only a few easy blocks to the port for the Ferry. We walked to the ferry with our luggage with no issues.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded Sep. 12, 2022
Hi Zuckerai, We are so happy we were right for you. Thank you for choosing us for your island getaway. We loved having you and can't wait for next time. ~Steffi
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cohoman wrote a review Aug. 2022
Sammamish, Washington1976 contributions290 helpful votes
This is our 2nd year staying at the Earthbox Inn and it was just as pleasant and trouble free as our 1st stay. We were in one of the "Earth" rooms that was nicely remodeled with vinyl wood flooring and a quiet wall mounted air conditioner. This was a pet friendly room which accommodated our lab. The shower water pressure as good, WiFi speed was good enough to stream videos (7 mbps down, 3 mbps up), the mini fridge worked great, and the Keurig coffee maker was good for morning coffee. The property grounds were also clean and pleasant to walk around with all the flowering plants. A nice surprise was having daily maid cleaning service again (unlike most other hotels). My family had a very comfortable stay, and I would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded Aug. 15, 2022
Hi Cohoman, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so thrilled you had a great time and liked our place and amenities. We loved having you and can't wait for next time. ~Steffi
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jan wrote a review Jul. 2022
Indianapolis, Indiana7 contributions2 helpful votes
The Earth Box Inn and Spa is located just a few blocks from stores and restaurants in Friday Harbor, easily within walking distance. The outside is beautiful and well kept with flowers and the rooms are nicely furnished in keeping with their theme.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Jul. 11, 2022
Hi Navigate, Thank you so much for your visit and your feedback. Being beautiful is our favorite! We are so happy we were right for you and yours and can't wait for you to come visit us again soon. ~Steffi
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US$214 - US$227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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earthbox motel and spa, earthbox hotel friday harbor, earthbox motel friday harbor
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Elements Hotel & Spa
LOCATION
United StatesWashingtonSan Juan IslandsSan Juan IslandFriday Harbor
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Earthbox Inn & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Earthbox Inn & Spa?
Nearby attractions include The Whale Museum (0.3 km), American Camp (0.3 km), and Arctic Raven Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Earthbox Inn & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and a fitness centre.
Is parking available at Earthbox Inn & Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Earthbox Inn & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Market Chef, Mike's Cafe and Wine Bar, and Rocky Bay Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Earthbox Inn & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Earthbox Inn & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Earthbox Inn & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Earthbox Inn & Spa?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Earthbox Inn & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Earthbox Inn & Spa offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Earthbox Inn & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shaw Island Library and Historical Society (6.2 km).
Is Earthbox Inn & Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.