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Benbow Historic Inn

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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North Palm Beach
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We happened upon this place when driving through the Humboldt Redwoods. We arrived around lunchtime and found ourselves in the cozy bar area where we met and were served by "Brandon"... very friendly and even spent time advising us on how to map out the rest of our trip. We fell in love with the charm and history of the... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

On my recent spring break (on the way to the Avenue of the Giants redwood paradise), I stopped off for a night at the beautiful historic Benbow Inn. Of all the places I loved staying that week, Benbow’s was by far the classiest, most luxurious, and provided the most professional service. From the desk clerk to the bartender to the... More 

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McKinleyville, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had always wanted to stay here and finally had my chance. AWESOME! It was quiet, relaxing, unique and pampering. I loved the ea and scones in the afternoon. We looked out on the bridge and we just sat and stared. We will return.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Benbow Historic Inn - we celebrated my husbands 50th birthday in California! The Inn was absolutely beautiful and nostalgic. The bar and restaurant food was incredible. Our room was perfect - the fireplace in our suite and private veranda were great additions!

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent location, a few minutes from redwood forest park, lovely views, exceptionally attentive and accomodating service, very large and comfortable rooms, excellent wine list with knowledgeable sommelier/wine and food director.

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

Dear Xtolstoyx, Thank you for your recent review regarding your visit to the Benbow Historic Inn! We are glad that you found your accommodations comfortable and experienced our exceptional service. We agree that David Bagley, our Director of Food & Beverage, is a wonderful and knowledgeable asset to our team. He has owned numerous restaurant and has been tutored by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the old building and the beautifully built new building, copying the old style. But even better was the service, at the front desk, the restaurant, and the bar. Everyone bent over backwards to make us feel welcome and have a terrific stay. Both dinner and breakfast were prepared expertly.

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

Dear Chris K, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and our service truly met your expectations. We are so blessed to have such a caring and dedicated staff - it's wonderful to hear the acknowledgment. Thank you for taking some time to share your experience, your feedback is greatly appreciated! Sincerely, -Aimee Beardsley Director, Sales &... More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location: Yes, there is a river and a nice bridge, but it is actually located by the highway. Rooms: We had deluxe queen room. The is absolutely nothing deluxe about it. It is small and old. The mattress is very used up and unstable. Also you can hear the music from downstairs. Restaurant: Cesar salad consists of a few small... More 

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AimeeBeardsley, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear DK, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your honest feedback, Firstly, I would like you and all of our guests to understand that we take all reviews seriously and respond accordingly. Mentioning that the river and nice bridge are located next to the highway, I assume you are referring to the US Highway 101. We... More 

Santa Rosa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were warmly greeted by at least three staff members upon arrival. Tea and scones were waiting for us at check-in. This busy front desk staff had many requests to deal with and handled all of their duties professionally and quickly… this was impressive. We later had a light dinner in the lounge, where we enjoyed really exceptional music provided... More 

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

Dear SonomaSterlingLimo, We kindly thank you for your review of our property and feedback regarding our service and amenities! I am happy to hear that you discovered the McNab Chardonnay, which happens to be one of my favorite local wines. Upon your return, please feel free to contact me directly for a tour of the property and grounds. :) Safe... More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are upstairs and the room is hot and has a funky smell. The room is clean and staff is friendly. Perhaps another room would make us want to come back. Right now just want to get the night over and get out of here.

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

Dear Vivian P, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our property! I apologize that we were not able to fully meet your expectations during your stay with us. I hope that you take advantage of the Terrace Room upgrade and are able to come back and visit us again so that we can make your... More 

Bayside, CA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have stayed at Benbow Inn many times and I just cannot say enough about this establishment. The rooms, the property, the staff, the food, and the service are always "top notch"! But what I also want to express, being a Humboldt County resident, is that Benbow Inn is very community minded. My husband and I attend many fundraisers and... More 

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

Dear LisaD, Thank you for such great feedback about our property and for choosing the Benbow Inn during your visits to Southern Humboldt. We feel truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community also, and are pleased to give back as much as possible. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Safe Travels!... More 

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