Coffee in Friday Harbor

What better way to start your day that than strolling around Friday Harbor with a cup of good coffee.

Just a minute's walk from Earthbox will take you to the heart of Friday Harbor, and a variety of coffee shops. For those that need their caffeine fix fast, The Sweet Retreat, epresso stand, is the closest to our motel and offers a full range of coffee, confection and savory treats. For those with children or perhaps just a sweet tooth, don't miss their Mexican hot chocolate.

Arts and Crafts on San Juan Island

One of the many reasons we love San Juan Island is the vibrant arts scene. Not only does Friday Harbor have an array of art galleries to explore, but you can visit other places dedicated to arts and crafts elsewhere on the island.

Family Fun on San Juan Island

On your family's San Juan Island vacation, you'll discover a natural playground to delight the young in years and young at heart. Great Beaches. Kayaking. Whale watching. Fishing. A skate park. Swimming. Cycling. Skimboarding. Exploring on Mopeds and 3-wheeled Scootcoupes. Younger kids? Rent a bicycle built for two or a double kayak. Ask our tuned-in, helpful staff at Earthbox for advice, directions, and special events.

Casual Dining on San Juan Island

Enjoy breakfast with an ocean view . . . lunch at an outdoor table overlooking the harbor . . . family brunch or dinner al fresco, all an easy walk from Earthbox, your perfect base for a San Juan Island Vacation. Friday Harbor's casual dining choices range from distinctive rustic fare at the Cask & Schooner to multi-ethnic delights at the Backdoor Kitchen, offering romantic outdoor seating. You might opt for vegan fare at Mike's Wine Bar or more casual options at the Hungry Clam or the Friday's Crab House all offering outdoor seating with great views of the harbor.

Fine Dining on San Juan Island

Tuck into a dinner at one of San Juan Island’s fine-dining establishments, and you’ll realize the island’s artists include a cadre of superb chefs. (You’re equally welcome in sports jacket or shorts, dressed up or dressed down.)

Dining & Enjoying Friday Harbor

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It's the Pacific Northwest, so there are some great options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner—good enough that you could plan your San Juan Island vacation around meals alone. Trust us—the island's high-caliber chefs serve up local fare in a very unlocal way, often using the bountiful fresh seafood that swims around up here. Much of the food comes directly from this group of islands.

Our Rooms

All rooms in our San Juan Island hotel include the definitive essentials that make Earthbox Inn & Spa the most complete San Juan Island lodging experience:

  • Free "Island-Time" Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi and Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Free beach cruiser bikes
  • Coffee maker

If you have any other needs to ensure a great San Juan Island lodging experience, let our helpful staff know and they will do their best to meet your desires.

San Juan Island Activities

Yes, it's true, "island time" does exist. And we hope you sink into it and put your feet up on your San Juan Island vacation.

You might have grand plans of zipping around, but you've probably already started to relax on the journey to the Island, waving farewell to your worries and stress as your ferry pulled away from the mainland.

Getting to Earthbox Friday Harbor Hotel

We may be on an island, but we're not that far away.

Traveling to the San Juans by car, plane, bike or foot could not be easier. As Earthbox Inn and Spa Friday Harbor Hotel is only four blocks away from the Friday Harbor ferry landing, and five minutes from the Friday Harbor airport, you can drop your luggage and start your vacation as soon as you get here.