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.

Melissa M
Guest, September 2021

Super Helpful and Friendly Staff

We had a marvelous stay at the Earthbox Inn. Rooms were large and spacious and the grounds and pool lovely. Met the most helpful staff you could ever ask for, Carly and Phil. Our bike lock froze and our ferry was leaving in 45 minutes. Carly jumped right on it, came to the bike rack to assess situation and Phil the maintenance guy was with us in minures. He was able to bend the chain and we had plenty of time to catch our ferry and even get coffee before boarding! Now that's what I call Superior Customer Service! Many Thanks Phil and Carly!!!!

Guest, July 2021

Beautiful tranquil location

My adult son and I (and his Boston Terrier!) recently stayed at the Earthbox Inn. It was exactly what we needed for our first trip post-COVID. The photos on the website do not do justice to the beautiful grounds, loaded with flowers. The property is only a few short blocks away from King's Market, the restaurants and the ferry, yet close enough to the outskirts of Friday Harbor to make getting out to the parks for hikes and whale watching very easy. The place is super clean and staff are very careful (contactless checkin, etc.). My only regret is that we did not use the spa services, but we will do that another time when we are further away from COVID. If we return to San Juan Island, this is the place we are going to stay.

Cristina Z
Guest, September 2020

Fabulous Getaway

I was worried about the self Check-in but it was seamless. Also, I stayed in a king bed room. I wanted to bring the pillows and bed home with me. An unexpected perk was that, even though it’s on the main strip, it was hidden away by a gorgeous garden. I had no idea hydrangeas could grow like that! Oh, and for those of us that need a fan in while we’re sleeping, they had a nice floor fan. My only regret is that I didn’t use the spa.

Ronald M
Guest, September 2020

Anniversary Trip

Loved the Earthbox! Even though some amenities were curbed due to the Corona virus, it was still a sweet stay. The staff left us an anniversary card and special chocolate bar which we enjoyed with our morning coffee. It was such a thoughtful touch. The room was very clean, comfortable and I loved the lavender scented soaps and lotion. Best of three places we stayed during our trip! We’ll be back

Megan H
Guest, August 2020

Super Clean


Super clean, loved the comfortable (firm, but plush) beds. Free cruiser bikes are awesome, too. Walkable from boat marina, ferry terminal, and local shops/restaurants. We’ll be back!

Guest, February 2020

Best place to Stay in Friday Harbor!

We love Earthbox Inn!!! Is very clean, the beds are extremely comfortable and the staff are very helpful and friendly! This is our second visit and will not be our last!

TripAdvisor Review
Guest, June 2019

Love this well-run & lovely little inn - great massages too!

It's about 4 blocks from the harbor & somewhat modest from the outside but sparkling clean, comfortable rooms & very helpful staff. We had a spacious suite which was wonderful - remote blinds on the skylight, high ceilings. We had to walk a block or 2 for food but there is a close-by market & staff suggestions for great restaurants.

Cindi D.
Guest, June 2019

A wonderful retreat!

My sky room was comfortable and welcoming. The staff were consistently helpful and friendly. My “spa day” including a wonderful swim, jacuzzi, sauna and then a Signature Massage. Just exactly what I needed!

Linda S
Guest, June 2019

Location, location, location.....

We just spent 2 nights in Friday Harbor at the Earthbox Inn! Wonderful accommodations and a great island to visit! We rented a car for the day and explored the islands and saw all there was!! Great walks!

Guest, August 2020

Enjoyable stay in Friday Harbor in a COVID world

Stayed for 2 nights at the Earthbox Inn & Spa and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. They have a lot of COVID procedures in place. At 4pm you can collect your keys from mailboxes near the entrance to the property. They include a property map so you can get around. My room was very clean and included extra towels & sheets if needed. I booked a room with an AC unit and was so thankful to have the cool air during the night. The rooms are on the smaller side but very comfortable. I had a large bathroom with a jet tub. I loved the bath products featuring the local lavender farm on the island. The location is excellent just a few block walk to the waterfront/ferry dock. They have complimentary parking and I parked right in front of my room. There are various areas around the property to sit and enjoy the summer weather. My friend and I enjoyed sitting at the tables near the pool for an outdoor lunch and playing games at night.

Our Current Specials

Winter Romance Getaway

Save 10% off your first night, 15% off your second night, 20% off your third and subsequent nights!

Valid for travel between Jan 1 - Feb 28, 2024.


Stay longer, Save More & Experience Island Time!

Save 10% off your first night, 15% off your second night, 20% off your third and subsequent nights

Valid March 1 - 31, 2024

Book Early and Save this Spring!

Save 15% off your first night stay. Save 25% off your second and subsequent nights! Valid April 1 - May 23, 2024. Must book by March 31.

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Our Sister Property

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

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