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410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7230
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 11 hotels in Friday Harbor
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Bowling offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head 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
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Interconnected rooms available
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Running With Habu wrote a review 10 Jun
Okinawa City, Japan12 contributions7 helpful votes
This hotel did not live up to expectations set on their website. Our room was dated and weathered. Felt like a motel 6 that had been updated 10 years ago. The location was good, but could not get pass the state of our room. I would not stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Laura Saccio, Owner at Earthbox Inn & Spa
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Nhfrazier, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so sorry we didn't meet your expectations. Our little retro-motor-inn with its onsite spa in a historic building, only indoor heated hotel pool on the island, free bikes and local, organic body care products, is a work in progress, a labor of love. Every year we set time and money aside to upgrade, renovate, add new furniture, build new gardens. It's not for everyone, we know. Thank you for giving us a try. If you are ever in our neck of the woods again, please stop by and check out what all is new. Thank you so much for your visit and your support this year. We appreciate it. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner
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HavePillowWillTravel wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington1366 contributions243 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
Stayed for 2 nights at the Earthbox Inn & Spa and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. They have a lot of COVID procedures in place. At 4pm you can collect your keys from mailboxes near the entrance to the property. They include a property map so you can get around. My room was very clean and included extra towels & sheets if needed. I booked a room with an AC unit and was so thankful to have the cool air during the night. The rooms are on the smaller side but very comfortable. I had a large bathroom with a jet tub. I loved the bath products featuring the local lavender farm on the island. The location is excellent just a few block walk to the waterfront/ferry dock. They have complimentary parking and I parked right in front of my room. There are various areas around the property to sit and enjoy the summer weather. My friend and I enjoyed sitting at the tables near the pool for an outdoor lunch and playing games at night. The pool and hot tub are closed currently but they have bikes onsite for guests to use during their stay. The spa is open for limited services. I had a lovely massage. They had safety procedures in place taking my temperature and both myself and the massage therapist were wearing masks.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: I recommend booking a room with AC if you staying in the summer.
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3 Helpful votes
Response from Laura Saccio, Owner at Earthbox Inn & Spa
Responded 25 Aug 2020
Hi Kristi, Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet review. It is guests like you who make what we do so rewarding and fun. We can't wait for you to come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner, Communications Manager
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Sandra R wrote a review May 2021
Superior, Colorado47 contributions33 helpful votes
My friend and I stayed here for three nights. It was one of a few places where we could find two beds. Check-in was all done online and was an interesting process. I had to sign off on several agreements and give them my payment through email; they then sent info to pick up keys, directions, etc. The staff was very responsive to questions and concerns through text but you don’t see them in person. We walked with our suitcases from the ferry - it’s about a 4 block walk uphill so not difficult but be prepared. The site is lovely and well cared for with gardens, benches, etc. The room had two queens and was spacious. We stayed in room 201, on the end of the unit. It was very clean and the beds were comfortable. One of the niceties in the room is the lavender products from nearby Pelindaba Fields - there were soaps, lotions, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, all with the scents of lavender. We loved it but those with sensitivities might request different products in advance. There was an issue for us that was disappointing - we were not able to access the WiFi provided. We texted with the staff and they offered some ideas but still no service. They told us that we were the only ones reporting a problem but we ran into someone else who had stayed there and they also had no service in their room. It was possible to connect by the front office and sometimes it lasted until we got to our rooms but quickly disappeared. For some, the lack of internet might not be a problem but for those who need to be connected, don’t depend on WiFi! Overall, we were satisfied with our stay.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Laura Saccio, Owner at Earthbox Inn & Spa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. We are so happy you liked our place, staff and amenities. We are so sorry about the wifi. You are correct, we had two complaints over the weekend and something must not be right. Our IT guy is working on it and we'll get to the bottom of this, I promise. Thank you so much for letting us know. Thank you for your visit and your support this year. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner, Communications Manager
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Joy wrote a review Dec 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
This inn has a great location, centrally located and walking distance to all the Friday Harbor shops and restaurants. Lots of attention to COVID cleanliness, and since each room has its own entry, there are no shared common spaces. Contactless check-in as well. Plenty of parking. We had a nice stay and look forward to coming back.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Laura Saccio, Owner at Earthbox Inn & Spa
Responded 1 Jan 2021
Thank you so much, Vancity! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay and our location. We hope that you will find your way back to us VERY soon in the New Year. Happy 2021! Laura
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Diane D wrote a review Oct 2020
Redding, California12 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in the Wind place which is the free standing house. It was perfect for our family. My husband, daughter and myself were there. Downstairs is a large room with the king size bed. The sheets were soft and the comforter was comfy. The first night we left the windows open and it was noisy in the morning because it’s right up against a rather busy street, but we closed the windows after that and there was no problem. Besides, it got a little chilly in the morning. Upstairs was the other large room with two twin beds which were perfect for my daughter and sister. There is also a tv room that has a little futon which would work for a kid. The tv has cable, but the reception was not real clear. Maybe something just wasn’t hooked up right. There is a complete bathroom with plush towels and a nice bathtub and separate shower. There is also a half bathroom right next to it. All the fixtures in the house have been updated and are quite modern. The kitchen was fine with enough utensils for cooking. We called and asked for a broiler pan and housekeeping brought it to our door. The table seats four very comfortably. We even had a nice dinner of fresh crab bought right at the harbor downtown. This place is close to everything in the town. The free cruiser bikes are a nice plus too. It also has an outdoor seating arrangement in the grass that was very pleasant. The house was extremely clean and we thought it was a perfect place to stay during our trip. The only con is there is a two inch step at the start of the hallway. My sister tripped and fell pretty hard. My husband said a $20 handicapped wedge put in there would fix it. We just left a pillow on the floor there so it would remind us not to trip.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Laura Saccio, Owner at Earthbox Inn & Spa
Responded 8 Oct 2020
Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your visit and for taking the time to write about your stay. We are so happy you had a great time and liked our place. Thank you also for your advice on the door step. We are checking it out as I'm typing this. We loved having you and your family stay with us and can't wait for next time! Sincerely, Steffi Wehner, Communications Manager
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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 Backdoor Kitchen.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Earthbox Inn & Spa offers an airport shuttle 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.