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Earthbox Inn & Spa

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11/05/2017 12/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

It was ok. The aroma diffuser in the lobby is a bit assertive, and it you could hear the neighbors outside. It was quiet at night though, and comfortable. Would certainly stay again, but it might not be my first choice.

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

Hi Patrick, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your visit. Please come back soon so we can spoil and pamper you and make us your first choice in the future. We can't wait. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager

Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We chose this place because it is pet-friendly and not horribly expensive, and that's what we got. They've done a nice job with the grounds that are near the street, so that it doesn't look like a made-over motel, but when you drive around to the back where your room is, it's a lot like Motel 6. Our room did...

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

Hi Barbara946, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. Our Earthbox Inn & Spa is a work in progress, a labor of love. Instead of tearing it down, we preserved what we believe is a Northwest icon, the motor inn. Every Winter we set some money aside and improve, update furniture, renovate...

Reviewed 10 October 2016

High lights: * Well maintained hotel * bug free mattress * they have indoor pool & spa though we haven't tried them * Convenient location - close to friday harbor * they provide lotions from local pelindaba lavendar farm

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

Hi Satish, Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet review. We can't wait for you to come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 8 October 2016

On our trip to Friday Harbor, we stayed at Earthbox Inn and Spa. We brought our pet with us and this is why we stayed here. First off, they did a wonderful job at making us feel at home and even provided us with a discounted room due to having a sick pet. Check-in was easy and friendly and the...

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

Hi Robert, Thank you so much for your visit and your nice review. We hope your furry friend is feeling better. Thank you also for letting us know where we need to improve. We pride ourselves to provide outstanding customer service and being very clean. We are so sorry you didn't get to experience the latter to the extend we...

Reviewed 7 October 2016

We have now been to the Earthbox 3 times and we enjoyed our stay every time. The people at the Front desk were super nice and accommodating. The soaps and shampoos are to die for. We love the pool and hot tub area. It is great for the kids and we like the Hot tub. Loved that pets are welcome....

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

Hi Santina, Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely review. We are so happy you love our place and can't wait to have you back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager

Whidbey Island, Washington
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We love reserving this hotel when our son and his kids come to Friday Harbor. They gave us early check in and let us stay after check out to swim in the pool. The rooms are clean and very nicely decorated. Love the lobby and the complimentary of herbal tea. This is THE place to stay in Friday Harbor!

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

Hi Alohagirl1017, Thank you for letting us host your lovely family. We are so happy you love our place and can't wait for their next visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager

slo
Reviewed 30 September 2016

The staff was very helpful. We had a "Sun Place Room" which has a balcony. It needs some attention. The top rail was very wobbly. Although I was made aware that it overlooked a field, that was not the whole truth. It overlooked a field, the back of the post office with all the postal vehicles, and some industrial works...

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

Hi 001Slo, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review about your stay. We appreciate your feedback and will look into your suggested improvements. Thank you for your visit. Please come back soon. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager

Gardena, California
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Inn had plenty of parking, updated room decor and great smelling soaps. The front desk was really helpful and pool/ jacuzzi area was indoors. We enjoyed the pool, the great weather and the short walks to the city to eat and shop. Although we didnt take advantage of the spa, it was inviting. Very relaxing island. Spent alot of...

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

Hi Michelleota, Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet review. We are so happy you had a great time and can't wait for your next visit. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 21 September 2016

What a lovely little spot in a cute town. The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and updated, and it was very quiet. Matter of fact, the whole town is pretty quiet. This is a great spot to get away and relax for a few days. I was so glad when they were able to hold onto my luggage...

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

Hi Brittany, Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet review. We loved having you and are so happy you appreciate our little island and town as much as we do. Come back soon, yes? Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival, office staff was friendly and helpful. Got to the room and it smelled musty. There were hairs on the bathroom walls and the bathroom fan didn't work. There were stains on the bed skirt and the ceiling looked to have water damage in the far corner above the patio doors. And the bed frame seemed to be broken....

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

Hi Gtennis84, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We very much appreciate you pointing out what you loved and where we need improvement. We can't wait for your next visit and a chance to "wow" you. Sincerely, Steffi Wehner Customer Service Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • 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: RM806 - RM1,185 (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, WA - San Juan Island
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Friday Harbor
#5 Family Hotel in Friday Harbor
#6 Romantic Hotel in Friday Harbor
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Call or email the front desk with your request--they are very responsive.”
J2930JNjimw, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Earth room by the pool was very spacious - more like a suite.”
Zonadl, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms with AC might be needed during heat of summer.”
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.”
W_on_the_Road, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Very popular location: book early if you want a particularly sized room.”
charlesh155, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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