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!…
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!
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.
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.