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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 18 August 2012

I guess we had high expectation for this motel. This is a very well decorated motel but at that price, I wish there is something more. Since it is a motel, the I view of our room is the parking lot, there is only one window in the room so it gets stuffy (as such, there's a box fan in...

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Los Altos, California
Reviewed 16 August 2012

My family enjoyed staying in the Sea Place room/cottage. Although we didn't cook in the fully furnished kitchen, the refrigerator came in handy. The cottage was very spacious and nicely appointed. There are tell-tale signs that this use to be an older hotel, like the small and older looking bathroom, but they've done a good job in modernizing it. It's...

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Port Orchard, Washington
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Beautifully remade motel. Not especially plush but well appointed for the price and within easy walking distance to everything. Nice surprise for a sleepy little town. Beds are very firm. Warning: two person jacuzzi rooms are two person only if you are kids or very very tiny people.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 14 August 2012

I was concerned based on the Trip Advisor uneven reviews, but was happy with the property. The room was clean and well appointed. No problem with noise and I was on a first floor room. I can't say enough about the staff who went way beyond helping me when I broke my ankle. I don't know what I would have...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 13 August 2012

This is the second time I have stayed at the Earthbox Inn & Spa. Love this place. It is centrally located in Friday Harbor. The staff is warm and welcoming. The rooms are nicely decorated. They have a pool, workout room, bikes, coffee stand, outdoor patio to enjoy your morning coffee.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 11 August 2012 via mobile

Comfortable bed Clean rooms, very stylish. Friendly staff Free bikes They even compensated our friends for some inconvenience. Loved it. Close to town. Staff really knows island. Structure is an old motel.

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The Villages, Florida
Reviewed 9 August 2012

I chose the Earthbox Inn for our visit to the San Juan Islands because Road Scholars stays here, and we were not disappointed. The room was average in size and a little crowded for 4 women, but the location was great--walking distance to everything in Friday Harbor. The staff (especially Tory and Kiley) were super and made our vacation memorable...

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Lake bluff
Reviewed 8 August 2012

We stayed at the earth box hotel and loved it! It may not be the ritz in terms of amenities, but when we asked for extra towels, they were there in a snap! We also loved the intimate lobby, and had tea there each evening after our days' activities. Tori was so helpful to us each day, and was a...

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
Reviewed 5 August 2012

The only thing that lives up to its billing is location. Our experience was a loud room next to the laundry (the included room ear plugs should've given it away), with cramped space and poor amenities. Exceptionally over priced. I think we would've been happier pitching a tent in one of the wonderful parks on the island.

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

Hi Emory, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I'm so sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. We are proud of our little retro motor inn with renovated rooms, body care products from our local lavender farm, our gardens, the pool and coffee shop, the beach cruisers and our amazing staff. We...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Within one hour of arriving, one of my travel buddies broke her ankle. Drs at the medical center said she needed surgery within two days..and there is no hospital on the island. It was a huge challenge getting her off the island quickly, because there were no land planes with open seats and she couldn't manage a sea plane or...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • 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)
Region: United States > Washington > San Juan Islands > San Juan Island > Friday Harbor
Price Range: $240 - $355 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
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“Call or email the front desk with your request--they are very responsive.”
 of 5 bubbles J2930JNjimw, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Earth room by the pool was very spacious - more like a suite.”
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“The rooms with AC might be needed during heat of summer.”
 of 5 bubbles Crude, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had a quiet room at the end of one of the buildings. I can imagine it might be louder by the coffee bar but not sure.”
 of 5 bubbles W_on_the_Road, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Very popular location: book early if you want a particularly sized room.”
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