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Pros

Cons

  • 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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Location

In the heart of downtown Friday Harbor, 4 blocks from the ferry landing, and within walking distance to dining and shopping

Map of Earthbox Inn & Spa

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

Rooms and Rates

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Amenities

Key Features
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Internet
Pets Allowed
Cribs
Jacuzzi
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Concierge
Laundry
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Supervised Kids Activities
Things to Do
Business Center
Fitness Center
Pool
Spa
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Television
Full Kitchen
Internet
Address
410 Spring St, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250, United States
Phone (360) 378-4000
Room Types
  • Earth Place
  • Sea Place
  • Sky Place
  • Sun Place
  • Water Place
  • Wind Place