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Benbow Historic Inn

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   445 Lake Benbow Dr., Garberville, CA 95442
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Ranked #1 of 2 Garberville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 2nd visit on our trip thought California. Every bit as good as last year. Excellent room, very clean and quiet. Had dinner on terrace to the sound of guitars, food was wonderful. A great place to break your journey.

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jethen, Thanks for the great review. It's always nice to hear positive comments, and it's especially gratifying to share our guest's experience with our staff. We hope you will return to our Historic Inn when your travels bring you back to the redwoods. More

Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

.....not quite as nice. The Lake is gone, the room was small, the wifi off more than on. The afternoon tea was still a part of the stay as it was on our honeymoon. However, the oatmeal scones were gone, just gone. My support pet was very welcomed and I love that bit but overall I was disappointed and it... More

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear 55chauncey, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate that you returned to Benbow after the passage of 25 years. It appears we fell short on your expectations and for that, we apologise. Our room sizes have not changed in our 88-year history and our daily tea and scone service continues to be a popular offering for... More

Palo Cedro, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just return from a two night stay at the Benbow Inn. We have been there a number of times before and I really was looking forward to taking my husband for his birthday. I had called (rather than reserve on the internet) because I wanted to ensure dinner reservations for his birthday and to let the hotel/restaurant know it... More

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear qsmano, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Your input and the feedback from all of our guests in very important to us. Please know that we always want to satisfy guest expectations to be met both at arrival and throughout their stay. Per your comments, we have discussed your check-in with our agent and her... More

Atenas, Costa Rica
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hesitated making a reservation at the Benbow as the prior reviews were decidedly mixed - and the management responses a bit over-defensive. I write this from a the comfort of a "Historical Queen" (#310) room. It is relatively large and comfortable. The bath is not huge, but by no means cramped. The staff has been unfailingly attentive. A nice... More

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Peter P., Thank you for your 5 Star review. We're delighted that your positive experience was comparable to the overwhelming majority of our guests. We know that there are a wide range of lodging options available to visitors when exploring Humboldt County, and we appreciate your research, your business and considerate comments. We hope you will stay and dine... More

austin texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty location, nice historic touches, a lot of character. But dinner service terrible and bar service unexcusably slow to the point of being offensive. Manager informed waiter had been absent 40 minutes, and no remedy offered except that he would look for her. Since there's nothing nearby to eat at instead, sort of stuck with hotel restaurant and accompanying poor... More

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Katherine G., Thank you for your candid review. We have reviewed each of your points with our front-line management who have taken the necessary steps to immediately correct these issues to prevent a reoccurrence. Please know that we strive to provide all guests with a positive, memorable experience and if we fall short, as it appears we have, we... More

Los Altos Hills, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful one night visit, in a newly renovated room looking into the trees and Benbow River. Staff acknowledged our anniversary in several ways. Great Spanish guitar duo played for a delicious dinner under the stars on the patio. Excellent, friendly food and service. We've been there about 15 times and this was tops. Thanks, Benbow. Also, don't miss the new... More

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear ErnDev, What a wonderful review! We are always delighted to serve our frequent guests of the Inn and are pleased that you joined us for your anniversary. We hope you will return to tour the Julia Morgan Redwood Grove Estate, located a short stroll from the Inn. It too is a beautiful property and the owners offer a truly... More

San Francisco
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Years ago, the Benbow was a romantic destination for us. Now, older, but not necessarily wiser, we decided to break up a trip back from Seattle with a one-night pit stop. Way back then, it seemed that the Benbow was buried in the Redwoods. Neither of us remembered it was yards from the highway (noise was not a factor). And... More

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Exscribe, Thank you for your comments and your recent visit to Benbow. Although the river level remains low, we are hoping to convince our loyal guests to join our staff for a weekly rain dance. Kidding aside, we are trying to do our part to conserve water in our gardens and golf course until the rains return to nourish... More

Hilo, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Benbow Inn is truly a fantastic 1920's hotel in every respect except dining. The problem is with the evening meal service. A server brought our appetizers to an adjoining table to a couple just finishing their dessert in a rather uncrowded dining room. She also mistakenly brought a cocktail to our table after we started on a bottle of... More

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DOSMManager, Guest Relations Manager at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kaiwikikane, We appreciate your constructive feedback and have addressed your service issues with our restaurant management and server. It is always our goal to make each guest's experience memorable and enjoyable, and we apologize for falling short on this occasion. We sincerely hope you will give us another opportunity to earn your business. More

Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

wonderful historic hotel in the Redwoods. unexpected delight in a remote location. the staff couldnt have been more pleasant and helpful we booked a room at the last minute and they put us up in a large room with a pull out sofa and another foldaway bed. my 6 foot plus sons thought the fold up beds uncomfortable and i... More

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Mike In So Cal, Thank you for your review and making the trek up from So Cal. Sounds like your family had a nice visit to the Inn aside from the roll-away beds and the location of our pool and spa. As a historical property located on the river, we are limited to our KOA RV Park / Golf... More

Tiburon, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed at the Benbow Inn while driving from Humboldt County to the Bay Area. It's just a few minutes from the 101, making access easy, but road noise non-existent. The rooms were spacious and the decor was classic. Many activities nearby, we went swimming in the Eel River and mountain biking using bikes rented on the premises. Food and service... More

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Timothy O, Thank you for your visit and review. Looks like you enjoyed your Redwood Experience and took advantage of the recreational activities in the area. Again, we appreciate your kind remarks. More

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Address: 445 Lake Benbow Dr., Garberville, CA 95442
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Location: United States > California > Garberville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Benbow Historic Inn 4*
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