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Benbow Historic Inn

4.0 of 5 445 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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California, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

I could not have chosen another place for such an array of overwhelming pleasantness in and of every sense of my being. I have seen this Inn off the highway on our way to Shelter Cove, Humboldt County, CA for the past 10 years and decided to book a stay here. Do not want to go anywhere else for a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This inn is so picturesque, quaint and full of history and charm. Definitely the place to stay in this area. Very nice dining, staff friendly, helpful and accommodating. I was only in town for one night but it was lovely. Wish I could have stayed longer.

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

Dear Monica H, We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here, even if only for one night. We are pleased to offer our 'Historic Rooms' with out televisions, in order to give our guests the true 'Benbow Historic Experience'. Safe travels and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future. Sincerely,... More 

Garbervil
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visiting friends who have stayed here have generally raved. For me, a twenty-year transplant from the Bay Area, the Benbow is the place to go for dinner when you really need your dose of elegance. Sometimes my husband and I have dinner in the lovely dining room, or in summer, the terrace with breezes, and sometimes he plays chess... More 

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

Dear Karenl L, Thank you for you amazing review...Just goes to show, no one knows the Benbow Inn quite like the locals ;) Thank you for your continued visits, we look forward to hearing of future memories! Sincerely, -Aimee Beardsley Director, Sales & Marketing More 

San Jose
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the cottage just off the garden courtyard and could not have been more pleased! The back patio let us watch a family of otters for several days. the birds were amazing and the stone bridge is lit up at night and was visible through our window. The staff were charming and helpful. the room exceeded out expectations... More 

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

Dear FlynnsterSanJose, We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to review our property, and are happy to hear that you find our Garden Cottage room as magical as we do. It truly is a special experience. Thank you for paying us a visit, and we hope to see you again in the future :) Sincerely, -Aimee Beardsley... More 

Petoskey, Michigan, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel. I arrived very late at night and really did not see much of what I was getting into on my drive from the south. After stepping inside the front door, it was as if I had stepped back in time and was staying with the Von Trapp family! All the staff I encountered were very helpful and friendly.... More 

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

Dear Mark T, Thank you for visiting us here in the beautiful Benbow Valley, and though your visit was based on business, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We appreciate your feedback regarding our complimentary WiFi, and could not agree more with your comment. Rest assured, we are in the process (as we type)... More 

Lake Oswego, Oregon
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112 reviews 112 reviews
25 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely dinner including happy hour drinks and appetizers on a sunny late afternoon. It was a very special experience in a beautiful location. The servers are casual and friendly, drinks and food were delivered promptly with excellent presentation. Although our dinners were very good, most delicious was the Korean Chicken Wing appetizer. The portion was quite generous... More 

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

Dear SuburbanWife, Thank you very much for taking time to visit and review our magical property! We are so glad you enjoyed the Korean Wings we offer....They also happen to be a personal favorite of mine :) We hope you are able to stay overnight with us in the future and experience all we have to offer. Safe Travels! Kind... More 

Central Florida, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful place to spend Christmas night. The outside lights are tastefully done but it was the inside that made it so very special. The Benbow isn't kidding that it is historic. Famous actors from the '20's and 30's spent time here. Imaging Spencer Tracy sitting in the lobby was easy to do as I watched the tables... More 

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

Dear Richard & Jeni, We appreciated reading your review. Christmas is indeed our favorite time of the year at Benbow. Thank you for joining us and taking time from your schedules to share your comments onTripAdvisor. We look forwarding to serving you again! More 

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have wanted to stay at this charming Inn since I was a child and was finally afforded the opportunity a few weeks ago, on a last minute road trip. Fortunately, they had a few dog friendly rooms, so it worked out perfectly. The room was spacious and had a patio which opened up to the lawn area and was... More 

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

Dear 99cynthia, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. We're delighted that you were able to bring your dog to our pet-friendy Inn. Over the years, we have assessed the addition of room service and have found that the majority of our guests understand the additional staffing challenges and increased labor costs that... More 

San Diego, CA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I had a one-night stay at the Benbow as part of a long road trip through Northern CA. We stayed at many hotels on that trip, but the night's sleep we had here was by far the best. We drove in heavy rain throughout a very long day, and the Benbow, in all it's well-lit glory, appeared... More 

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

Dear Esmerelda12, We appreciated reading your lovely review. It's always very rewarding to our staff and management to read the wonderful comments from our guests. Please considering stopping by on your next journey to the redwoods. More 

Petaluma, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My husband and I decided to stay here overnight on a whim after passing it on numerous drives on 101, and wanting a quick getaway. What a delightful surprise! The Inn itself is charmingly beautiful, like staying in a David Winter Cottage. The Tudor style building has been very nicely maintained. There were little lights on the trees outside that... More 

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

Dear Becky M., Thank you for your review and for mentioning our hard working staff by name. We are always pleased to be able to relay our guest comments to our team during our weekly staff meetings. We are delighted that so many of our guests venture up from Sonoma and Napa County to visit us. We look forward to... More 

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Address: 445 Lake Benbow Dr., Garberville, CA 95442
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Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Garberville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Benbow Historic Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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