Earthbox Inn & Spa

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Ferry with Mt. Baker

Cool Hotel Jobs Where the Orca Whales Live

The San Juan Islands Archipelago is a group of 175 named islands located in Washington State in the heart of the Salish Sea. The islands were formed by massive geological events, mountains moving, land shifting, volcanoes erupting & glacial ice carving. You'll see plenty of marine life, terrestrial birds, lavender farms & even a herd of island alpacas. This is the island life!

Located in adorable Friday Harbor on gorgeous San Juan Island, Washington

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About Earthbox Inn & Spa

Earthbox Inn & Spa is a 72 room stylish retro motor inn. We have an indoor heated pool, sauna, hot tub & exercise room, an onsite spa, a seasonal coffee shop, and free bikes for our guests to check out. We are the base camp for all island adventures. We are family-owned, caring, fun and funny and provide outstanding customer service.

The Employee Experience

Come work with us in Friday Harbor this summer and experience the beauty of the San Juan Islands. Bring your sense of adventure for whale watching, ocean kayaking, sailing, and much more! Even better, the mainland is just a ferry ride away where you can experience all the excitement the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Ideal Candidate

We are in the business of making people happy and helping to create once-in-a-lifetime memories. We are looking for customer-centric, outgoing, friendly people who approach their job professionally, are knowledgeable in their field and dependable.

COVID-19: Safety is our top priority at the Earthbox Inn & Spa. In order to create a safe and healthy environment for our guests and staff, we follow both CDC & County guidelines. We require employees to be fully vaccinated.

Room and Board

Room and board available 

Employee Perks

  • Competitive Wages
  • Seasonal Bonuses
  • Commissions
  • Discounted Spa Services
  • Discounted Hotel Rooms
  • 20% off Retail Prices in Gift Shop and Spa
  • Discounts with participating Adventure Providers (Whale Watching, Kayaking)

Getting Here and Getting Around

San Juan Island is approximately 65 miles north of Seattle, WA. Drive or take a shuttle to Anacortes, WA and take the Washington State Ferry ( to Friday Harbor, San Juan Island. The Earthbox Inn & Spa is 3 ½ blocks from the ferry dock. Or take a seaplane or small airplane from Seattle for a 45 minute absolutely stunning flight to Friday Harbor.

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Once on the island, you don’t really need a car. Everything in Friday Harbor is within walking distance to our hotel. There is a shuttle to all the state and national parks and tourist sites. If you want to be independent and explore the path less traveled, bring your ride.

For Fun

First, the Critters: the island is famous for its whales and wildlife. Orcas, Humpbacks, the occasional Grey, porpoises and dolphins call the waters around San Juan Island their home. The isle has more nesting bald eagle couples than anywhere else in the US.  Observe foxes, bunnies, deer, about 170 kinds of land & sea birds, seals, sea lions and otters from the rugged shore. If you like to see animals in their natural habitat, this is your place.

The great outdoors: there is a hiking, biking, kayaking, whale watching, fishing, zip-lining, sailing and more. San Juan Island is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise.

Our little town: Friday Harbor has a very cool art scene, museums, galleries, live music, live theater, a Shakespeare Festival, a movie theater, a bowling alley and super cute shops. Our area is sometimes called the "food archipelago" for its outstanding farm-to-table restaurants. If you like small-town life without any chain stores and traffic lights, you will love it here.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and three references to

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