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In the heart of downtown Friday Harbor, 4 blocks from the ferry landing, and within walking distance to dining and shopping
The Earthbox Motel & Spa is conveniently located in downtown Friday Harbor, in an area home to art galleries, interesting stores, and a few attractions, such as the family-friendly Whale Museum, and the San Juan Historical Museum. The ferry landing is a 6-minute walk from the hotel.
Friday Harbor is a small, compact town located on the eastern side of San Juan Island. Its kid-friendly attractions and dozens of outdoors activities attract families and active travelers alike. There’s a wide array of great boutiques, quite a few solid restaurants serving international cuisine, a handful of interesting art galleries, and several unique museums.
Pretty beaches, beautiful trails, gorgeous whale-watching tours, and wild state parks make the San Juan Islands one of the best destinations in the region for the outdoorsy tourist -- but the myriad of other “city” activities available are sure to please the urban travelers too.
The Earthbox is an updated motel in a convenient location in downtown Friday Harbor. It has 72 small, basic rooms with cute, contemporary decor, good linens, and modern amenities such as iPod docks and flat-screen TVs (though not in all rooms), and convenient features, including microwaves and a mini-fridges. Despite its run-of-the-mill appearance on the outside, it has certain outstanding perks for a motel -- namely a solid spa, a pleasant indoor pool with a Jacuzzi, and a sauna -- and great freebies (cruise bikes, Wi-Fi) that add to the value.