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Benbow KOA

7000 Benbow Dr, Garberville, CA 95454
Benbow KOA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Benbow koa was ok for camping in RV. Tents were in the back in the dirt area. Management was not so inviting, pool was cold and too many kids to relax in hot tub. Be prepared if you want a campfire it cost 15.00 a day to rent the fire pit. Up side your first bundle of wood is free.... More 

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Lonaka, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are in the process of undergoing a comprehensive infrastructure upgrade to the Benbow KOA that will address the majority of your concerns including the tent areas and campfire options. We agree that kids love our pool and spa - hence its popularity. We added the splash park,... More 

McKinleyville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We live in McKinleyville and this was the perfect family getaway. We stayed in one of the "park" cabins which came equipped with a full sized stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and propane barbecue. We had 3 generations totaling 7 people. The grand-kids spent hours in the swimming pool and splash park and had a fantastic time! They were even able to... More 

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Carol C., What a nice review! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on our Park. Although you're close by, sometimes a hour or so away can feel like a world away. We hope to see your family again in the near-future. More 

California
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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We're new to RV camping, which we have termed "Glam-ping". While I miss the feeling of being deep in the woods, there are some definite perks to this KOA. The swimming pool & splash park were a lot of fun for the whole family and quite refreshing during our HOT stay in July. There is a brand new playground for... More 

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Lovetotravelelmundo, Thank you for reviewing Benbow KOA. We are in the process of updating some sites to accommodate larger RVs. We will also bring in some additional 50-amp service to the longer sites. From your comments, it looks like the family had a great time in Benbow. We appreciate your business. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I just drove by this and from the highway saw someone with a lawn chair, sitting by the stream.. I had to turn the car around and investigate! wow... My favourite to sit by a clear mountain stream or river.. on a sunny day... This location is perfect to camp or park your RV or just have a picnic.. I... More 

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear LoliB818, Thank you for turning around and spending some time with us! We are in the process of adding some new infrastructure upgrades that will allow us to add a few additional river-front spaces - perhaps in time for your next visit! More 

Shoreline, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We travel in a small motor home with two standard poodles so safe places to exercise are essential, and they have them. Great laundry room once I got used to the motion sensor lights. Attractive buildings, clean grounds and friendly staff. Park was not crowded at this time of year and we appreciated the quiet.

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear 120Kay, We appreciate your review. We are also delighted that you included your Standard Poodles on this journey. I personally, am a huge Poodle fan! Please keep us in mind during your next visit to the redwoods. More 

Phoenix AZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed here in September 2013 for several nights. The resort was our home base when visiting the Redwoods. The staff is helpful and friendly and the resort was spotless. There was construction going on in the back of the resort but that did not detract from our stay. The resort was quiet and a lovely location to enjoy our... More 

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ManagerDM, Manager at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Retire T, Thank you for choosing Benbow Valley RV Resort to park and stay during your visit to the Redwoods. We are pleased to know the construction did not keep you from enjoying your stay. We hope the next time you pass through you will choose us again and maybe enjoy the pool. We appreciate your feedback and hope... More 

Santa Rosa, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We spent a weekend here and very much enjoyed the area. Park was clean, in process of building a very large play area for kids, large pool with small water park attached. We are not golfers but many others staying were - seemed like an ideal setup for golfers. We enjoyed the quiet area and the avenue of giants nearby.... More 

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ManagerDM, Manager at Benbow KOA, responded to this review

Dear Debi Y: Thank you for choosing Benbow Valley RV Resort for your visit to the area. The fact that you were able to find and enjoy some quiet time is wonderful. We are happy you noticed the expansion of our kid-friendly area currently under construction. We appreciate your comments on how clean you found our facilities. We hope the... More 

San Francisco
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70 reviews 70 reviews
66 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My wife and I stop here annually and I can't believe I have not reviewed this hotel before. We always enjoy our stay here. It's an historic building that's a welcome change after motels and B&B's on our trip through the Pacific Northwest. Though it's only a few feet from the Interstate, it manages to be quiet and peaceful with... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had reserved two nights here in July to see the Redwoods. We arrived at 3 p.m. and 93 degrees and discovered substantial steps to get to the lobby and then steps to the third floor room. We cut out one day. An elevator is in the works but not certain. Also there was a tour group of 60 the... More 

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Vallejo, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

My husband & I have been passing by the Benbow Hotel for years as we traveled up & down on highway 101 & always say we need to check the place out, we finally did! We stayed for our 32nd anniversary & since we have a new puppy (8 month old German Shepherd) he came with us. We were so... More 

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