What to Do

From kayaking and whale watching to art galleries and distillery tours, San Juan Island has plenty to keep you entertained. See what the island has for you!


A variety of stylish choices— from king and queen rooms to rooms with kitchenettes. Ask about our dog-friendly options.

Explore San Juan Island from this relaxed, retro motor inn!

Just four blocks away from the Friday Harbor ferry landing and in the heart of downtown, you’re not far away from anything.

Earthbox Inn & Spa is the only hotel on San Juan Island with an indoor pool and a classic retro chic. And it’s where you’ll find answers to all your questions about the island. Ask us anything! We’re happy to connect you with the best San Juan Island has to offer—from dinner to kayak tours, spa dates to best hikes! Plus, we are right in completely walkable Friday Harbor so getting around is easy and fun!

A stay with us is super comfortable, too. All of our rooms have simple designs and calming colors, inspired by the earth, sea, sun and sky so you can kick back and remember you’re on vacation.

10 San Juan Island Must-Do’s for First Timers

There is so much to do on beautiful San Juan Island and in cute Friday Harbor, it may be hard to decide how to prioritize your stay, especially if it’s your first time visiting. Check out these 10 tips to learn more:

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about San Juan Island

We compiled the most frequently asked questions for your information and amusement, because as we all know, there is no such thing as a stupid question.

The Best Time to visit San Juan Island

Among the many things we love about San Juan island are the dramatically changing seasons.  Read our blog to help guide you on the best time of year for your next visit.


Guest, March 2023

Perfect location around the corner from the Friday Harbor ferry station; it’s quiet, but also walking distance from cute shops and good restaurants. We were traveling with a pet, and the hosts were very welcoming. There were food and water bowls and treats in our room when we arrived, and the pet walking area was easy to find. On my next visit to San Juan I will stay here again and also check out the spa.

Guest, March 2023

Perfect place to be for our time in Friday Harbor. It’s location is ideal: five minute walk from the ferry, walking distance to restaurants and shops, quiet spot despite its proximity to everything.

Sasha C
Guest, February 2024

We picked Earthbox In specifically because they have a heated indoor pool, as we were traveling with kids. Our experience was exceptional! Clean, spacious rooms and an easy self-check in process. They accommodated our requests for early check-in, as well as late check out which was greatly appreciated as we have special needs family members.

Janet L
Guest, March, 2024

Earthbox Inn & Spa was our homebase for an amazing trip to Friday Harbor & all of San Juan Island. "Sun Room" came as described - comfy beds and linens, big windows to let the light in, plenty of drawer and closet space, yummy coffee provided, offstreet parking, spacious bathroom, perfect size for our needs as a family with one child. Front desk was responsive, helpful, gave delicious local recommendations, and went above and beyond ... 

Taryn L.
Guest, January 2024

We booked a last minute trip to Friday Harbor and loved staying at Earthbox! Omar checked us in and was so friendly & even gave our dog a goodie bag when we checked out! The room was comfortable, clean, exactly what we needed - and the location is great (walking distance to everything you need). Thank you for a great stay, we will be back!

Our Current Specials

Book Early for September and Save!

Book Early, Stay longer, and Save up to 20% this September!

Valid September 3 - September 30, 2024. Must book by August 31st.

Gift Certificates

Looking for a gift for someone special? Give family, friends, co-workers or yourself a San Juan Island adventure! It's a gift they'll always remember.

Our Sister Property

Looking for something a little different? Browse the rooms at Bird Rock Hotel, our sister property, located just 2 blocks away.

Planning a Group Gathering?

Everything is better together!  See how easy it is to plan your next group retreat.

Book Early for October and Save!

Book Early and Stay Longer for Extra Savings this October! 

Save 15% off your first night, save 20% off your second night and save 25% off your third and subsequent nights.

Valid October 1 - October 31, 2024. Must book by August 31st.

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