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Benbow Historic Inn

4.0 of 5 445 Lake Benbow Dr., Garberville, CA 95442
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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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Acworth, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just loved this place. An era of simpler joys. The gorgeous bridge that most, if not all, rooms enjoy a view of. Complementary sherry for a night cap. Complimentary bottled water. Lovely windows that open out of your room and give you a sense of others quietly enjoying their time at the Benbow as well on the patio below. Forget... More

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you pull up to The Historic Benbow Inn you know you're in for something very special. The Inn is located by a river and the grounds are kept up all year long with lovely flowers, shrubs and lawns. There is an inviting balcony terrace where you can enjoy a meal or just read a book. You have your choice... More

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Acworth, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent two nights in this jewel from the past. It was like taking a step back in time. It is unlike any other place we have ever stayed. The setting is just beautiful. And did I mention the food? We had dinner here twice. Everything we tried was outstanding.

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oregon
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19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in terrace room 103. I have multiple sclerosis and walking is difficult. I did have to walk up 6 steps to get to room but was able to. They had a bottle of champagne in room for my husband's birthday and were so accommodating they delivered dinner to room as restaurant a bit too far for me. Food beyond... More

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La Palma, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights in conjunction with the "Reggae on the River" music festival. It made for an interesting contrast of experiences over the course of our stay. The price pretty much doubles at festival time but overall it was worth it. The hotel is very unique and it is fortunate that it is still being maintained as... More

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

Dear Rgeastin, Thank you for staying with us to celebrate the Mateel Community Center's 30th annual Reggae on the River. We appreciate that you took the time to write your review and comments on your experience. Attracting more than 10,000 visitors to our small community for this event, we also want to thank you for selecting our Inn out of... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems to be consistent in many of the reviews of the Benbow Inn, that the Inn itself is beautiful but the staff is not very friendly. If I were in management here, I would give some training on how to treat your guests who are making it possible for the employees to have a job. The Inn is lovely... More

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

Dear lnlcris, Thank you for your review and comments. While the majority of our guest reviews are positive, occasionally we miss the mark. We make corrections based on internal and external feedback and apologize if we failed to meet your expectations. We constantly train our staff and will use your comments to improve our service. We hope you will consider... More

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This made our 3rd stay at the Benbow Inn and in the past it was so pleasant to see the beautiful Eel River right outside the door. However, with the drought, it has dried up in this area, so was sad to not see it. Nonetheless, this is still a beautiful property and the staff is wonderful. Everyone was very... More

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

Dear Judy, Thank you for staying and dining with us - and of course for taking the time to write your review. Now that summer is behind us, our summer music series featuring Paco Martin & Chris Brannan has come to an end. We are already working out the details of next summer's outdoor music schedule and hope to again... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at the Benbow Inn as a child back in the 70s and had not been back since but the romantic old Tudor style hotel captured my imagination and I'd always wanted to return. I got my chance this past Saturday and it was everything I had hoped for. The hotel is just as unique and beautiful as I... More

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

Dear dontBhatin, We sincerely appreciate your review and were delighted that you enjoyed your stay after a "few" years had passed. Chef Dustin really enjoys chatting with our guests and his charming wife, Jennifer (our sous & pastry chef) creates in my humble opinion, one of the world's best key lime pies. We all look forward to your return! More

England
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

.....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

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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*
Number of rooms: 55
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