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Earthbox Inn & Spa 3.0

Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, San Juan Islands

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  • Most rooms are small, some are dark
  • Bathrooms in need of an urgent renovation
  • Noise carries (but guests are provided with earplugs)
  • Some rooms don’t have A/C units (but it is rarely needed in the region)

Bottom Line

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.

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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.

  • 3-minute drive to Friday Harbor Airport
  • 2-minute walk to San Juan Islands Museum of Art
  • 3-minute walk to the Palace Theatre
  • 4-minute walk to Waterworks Gallery
  • 5-minute walk to the San Juan Historical Museum
  • 5-minute walk to Arctic Raven Art Gallery
  • 6-minute walk to Friday Harbor ferry landing
  • 6-minute walk to the Whale Museum
  • 7-minute walk to San Juan Community Theatre
  • 17-minute drive to Lime Kiln Point State Park
  • 20-minute drive to San Juan Island National Historical Park
  • 22-minute drive to San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

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410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250-7230, United States


(360) 378-4000

Room Types

  • Earth Place
  • Sea Place
  • Sky Place
  • Sun Place
  • Water Place
  • Wind Place

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