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Benbow Historic Inn

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   445 Lake Benbow Dr., Garberville, CA 95442
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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La Palma, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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37 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 3 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 4 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

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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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