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Benbow Historic Inn

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445 Lake Benbow Dr., Garberville, CA 95442
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Sacramento, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit to the Benbow Inn was an amazing time. When we arrived at 3pm., it was tea time. They had wonderful lemon scones that we had out on the terraces. Our room was very comfortable, beautiful and it over looked the river. That night we had dinner in the elegant dinning room where the french doors open to the... More 

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Draper, Utah
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discovering the hotel had made a mistake on our reservation for the night, they promptly assured us they would take care of it. They upgraded our room from the king in the Historic inn to the king in the Terrace. This was a larger room with its own patio. WiFi was great, bed very comfortable and plenty of towels. We... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great historic Inn right on the river. We had a beautiful King room with a great balcony that had a table and chairs overlooking the river and of course the beautiful grounds below. They have a very nice restaurant and patio seating when it's warmer. In the summer they have music on the rather large patio. There... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this historic inn, which feels like a throw back to a different era, although the hotel amenities are modern. The hotel could be in Europe. The staff were professional and friendly. The food was excellent. A gem of a place. We will definitely return.

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

Dear Weingarten K, I appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback regarding your recent stay! It's always wonderful to hear that our guests found satisfaction from our staff and amenities. I enjoyed reading your review, and look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Sincerely, -Aimee Beardsley Director, Sales & Marketing More 

Sacramento, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a turn of the century historic hotel that has been kept in very good condition. It is a most unexpected place in the middle of nowhere and has nothing in common with Garberville! Excellent staff,service and restaurant. Very charming Victorian era hotel. NO elevator, and lots of stairs so beware if you are handicapped or don't climb stairs.... More 

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

Dear Claudia B, Thank you kindly for your review! While we are located very close to Garberville, we pride ourselves on offering a different type of environment in the Benbow Valley. We are in the process of installing an elevator (And much more!) to the Inn, and are hoping to have this process implemented within a years' time. We are... More 

No. CA Redwood country
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Benbow has a long flight of stairs at the front entrance. Or you can go up the hill via a one lane driveway (I doubt it's for guests), then climb a smaller flight of stairs and walk around back to enter. No elevator inside to the rooms. Definitely not for any disabled, such as I am.

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Aimee B, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Footsieb, Thank you for your second review on the lack of accessibility to the Benbow Historic Inn. We can update our response from your first review on this subject matter. In our previous response, we mentioned the historical significance of the Inn being listed on the National Registry of Historical Places and how any changes in design need to... More 

Bangor, Maine
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227 reviews 227 reviews
143 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Judged just as a hotel, and as a way to break the drive along 101, Benbow Inn deserves a top rating: a scenic setting along a river, nice landscaping and outdoor terraces, charming and spacious public areas with lots of wood (and the scent of wood smoke), and lovely dining room. Rooms are no longer new, but mine was comfortable... More 

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

Dear Ranke, Thank you for taking the time to review the Benbow Inn and the Benbow Restaurant. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the rural and historical aspects of our Inn. I apologize that you did not feel our food quality and pricing met your expectations. I have shared this review with our staff... More 

Elk Grove, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel while on a business trip and was quite pleased. The hotel and grounds are absolutely beautiful. They have restored it beautifully and it has an amazing historic feel to it. It is nestled in the woods just off of US 101 in Garberville. You are close to the beautiful Redwoods, and there is a golf-course about... More 

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

Dear Chris_Morales_Phan, Thank you for your review of your stay at the Benbow Historic Inn! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. For our business clients, we are currently in the process of upgrading our WIFI connection in order to offer our guests more bandwidth and speed. We appreciate you offering your feedback of our... More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have tried to post this several times. My review of Benbow Inn was unfair. While stand by my complaint about our room, I have to add I did not bring the issue up with any staff member and give them the option to correct the problem. Upon checking out the desk clerk asked how our stay was. When I... More 

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North Palm Beach
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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

Dear Bryan B, Thank you for taking the time to review the Benbow Inn! We are glad that you had the chance to meet Brandon during your visit, he certainly is an asset to our staff in both knowledge and charm. :) We pride ourselves on our rich history and are so blessed to have been able to maintain the... More 

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