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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only stayed 1 night but it was lovely. The outdoor seating for dinner was beautiful and the food at the restaurant was good. I was wary about a historic hotel as I don't like old and musty, but the hotel has been beautifully maintained, the linens were new and crisp. 4 stars only because there is no elevator. They... More 

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Newark, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first trip to the Benbow Inn did not disappoint. We arrived in time for delicious tea and scones, which we ate out on the front veranda, looking out to the trees and mountains. As promised, our beautiful, historic room had sherry waiting for us, so again it was time to sip and look out at the beautiful scenery. Dinner... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: 1) Beautiful hotel that feels like a step back in time. We stayed in the Premium King with the bunk beds, which was fun for the kids and frees up room in the main area. 2) The afternoon scones were delicious and served warm! 3) Every request was attended to quickly and graciously. Cons: 1) Insanely slow WiFi unless... More 

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

Dear StorytellerGal, Thank you very much for your comments! I am glad to see you had a wonderful stay at the Benbow Historic Inn and that our team members could provide exceptional service to you! I appreciate the comments regarding the WIFI - this is a brand new system that we just put in place as part of our Premium... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this small hotel, but beware, lots of stairs and no elevators! The room we had was tiny but extremely comfortable bed and lovely view onto the terrace. There is nowhere else to eat but the restaurant food is outstanding. The breakfast is so fantastic, no lunch could possibly be eaten! Great!

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

Dear Julia H, Thank you for your delightful and honest review of the Benbow Historic Inn - we appreciate your feedback! We have some great news for our guests (In case you haven't heard): We are embarking on an addition project to our Historic Inn scheduled for this fall, and this addition will include an elevator and ADA accessible guest... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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127 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel because we like historic places to stay and we were not disappointed. The lobby is interesting with old woods and ceilings. There is a lovely bar and dining available on the patio and inside. Our room was in the terrace section looking out to the grounds of lawn, beautiful trees and the bridge. the room was... More 

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

Dear MrsPickle, Thank you for your recent visit to our Historic Inn, and for taking the time to provide us with details of your experience! We pride ourselves on the uniqueness of our Inn, and the rich history in every detail here. I appreciate you bringing the door to the terrace to our attention, and are researching a solution as... More 

Union City, California
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Benbow Historic Inn. We were warmly greeted by the staff and directed to our room. Our room was on the third floor and there were no elevators. We had heavy luggage as we were just beginning a 10 day trip. The bellboy immediately offered assistance and was very friendly.... More 

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

Dear ljjecox, Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Benbow Inn for your family vacation! We are so glad that you had a wonderful time, and are glad that found our staff and bell service to be friendly and helpful during your time with us. We appreciate your kind words, and look forward to seeing you... More 

Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this hotel! The staff were all so helpful and kind and professional! The rooms were beautiful and the food was off the charts!! The food was gourmet quality and they even made sure that there were gluten free options for me the chef should be someone that Diners Drive In's and Dives visits! The chicken we had for... More 

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

Dear Cathy144, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We are very pleased to hear of your amazing experience, and are glad that we could provide you with this experience during your visit to the Redwoods! We are close to embarking on a large addition to the hotel, which will consist of an elevator installation, as well as ADA accessible guestrooms!... More 

Gig Harbor, WA
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A terrific place, that could be a complete, out of the park home run if they'd change one thing... I love the atmosphere both inside and out. This historic Inn is nestled in a forested area with a small river running beside it. Inside it a very authentic (ie., not cheesy at all) Tudor style that warms you to your... More 

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

Dear wjb3, Thank you for your recent visit to the Benbow Historic Inn, and for reviewing our hotel. We completely agree with your comments regarding the A/C units in the historic building, and have plans to renovate our cooling system in just a few months! With that said, we hope you will return to enjoy the whole 'home run' experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip traveling back down the coast to So. Cal my husband and I enjoyed a night at the Bendbow Inn. We were in awe of the beautiful architecture and the grounds. The staff from the moment we entered were extremely friendly and know the true meaning of hospitality. We enjoyed a terrace room with a view of... More 

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

Dear JhwyTreeHuggers, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we appreciate your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit, and enjoyed the serene reprieve from the big city life. And we're glad we could welcome your furry friend as well! We hope to see you again in the future, should your travels bring you back to the... More 

Foster City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We initially were assigned an unclean room but then was quickly rectified with a lot of apologies and respect (which I liked about the staff) but then the clean room had a bath stopper that didn't work. Also, all the fittings in the bathroom were old and moldy but since we only stayed for 2 nights it didn't make sense... More 

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

Dear Dianne P, Thank you for taking the time to post your review about the Benbow Inn - I appreciate the time it took to provide us with your comments. I'm very happy to hear that we were able to rectify the issues you experienced, and I do want to reassure you that all of these items were brought to... More 

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