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The Old House at Benton Hot Springs

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55137 Highway 120 Rd, Benton, CA 93512-7427
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Value
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Benton, The Old House at Benton Hot Springs is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free internet access offered by the bed and breakfast.

The property also boasts a hot tub, to help make your stay more enjoyable. If you are driving to The Old House at Benton Hot Springs, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Benton Station Cafe, which is a cafe that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

The Old House At Benton Hot Springs Hotel is sure to make your visit to Benton one worth remembering.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Internet
Hot tub
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot spring bath
Non-smoking hotel
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Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms

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55137 Highway 120 Rd, Benton, CA 93512-7427
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GwendolynAP wrote a review Mar 2019
Ventura, California105 contributions64 helpful votes
We've been going to Benton Hot Springs for seven years now and we love it there. We've stayed in several of the campsites, we've stayed in three of the houses, and we've stayed in four of the seven rooms at the Inn. The place is very remote and don't expect for your cell service to work. The wifi is not very strong but works; just don't expect to watch a movie on Netlfix. Being remote, there's no services there to speak of; you need to bring your own food. If you're taping, you need to bring your own water too. The Inn is small and intimate. There's no one "on duty" most of the time but there's a phone and you can reach someone if you need to. There are 3 tubs and almost always you can find one to soak in. Breakfasts are excellent.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from willbo52, Owner at The Old House at Benton Hot Springs
Responded Nov 3, 2019
As you are a repeat guest, you obviously understand what attracts people to our very different property. You are correct about the lack of some amenities, but hopefully the overall experience more than makes up for it. We struggle with adding too many amenities and possibly diluting the real reason why we are here.
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M A wrote a review Jan 2019
Grass Valley, California5 contributions9 helpful votes
We called to reserve a tub site and were told there were three sites available. We asked to be booked into the nicest one, which we were told was #2. We arrived and this is what we found. The black that you see on the tub is mold and the rim was slimy. It was nasty. I suspect that there are not actually two tub sites crummier than this one, though I could be wrong. It is more likely that they have a hard time booking #2, so they unload it onto unsuspecting newcomers. They kept our $50, but it was worth it to put as many miles away from them as we could get before nightfall. Steer clear of this squalid dump and the folk who operate it.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from willbo52, Owner at The Old House at Benton Hot Springs
Responded Nov 3, 2019
We regret tub 2 did not meet your standards. However it is our last redwood tub and sought after by some of our repeat guests. And it is one of a kind and very popular. Your comment about black mold is incorrect. As the tub is very old and we have trouble keeping it from leaking we used a black sealer to stop the leaks. Algae is green in our area. We use a light bleach solution every time it is cleaned to fight algae growth, so no it wasn’t uncleaned as you insinuated. Our website clearly explains who we are, and what we are not. I suggest you do a better job in the future of researching facilities and desired sites you prefer to use before making reservations. All our sites are shown online and fantastic according to different peoples’s desires. If you review our other trip advisor comments you will see a pattern of generally happy guests.
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Brian C wrote a review Dec 2018
Fresno, California109 contributions30 helpful votes
This establishment is a labor of love by the owner. The lodging and springs use were done years ago but eventually fell into disuse and abandonment. Relatives of the original owners rebuilt the facility into what it is today...a somewhat funky but enjoyable place to relax in the middle of nowhere. Friendly staff and adequate rooms. Sharing a bath with the room next door was a downer but tolerable. Hot springs were great. Outstanding breakfast! Trailer sites available.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Response from willbo52, Owner at The Old House at Benton Hot Springs
Responded Nov 3, 2019
Thank you Brian for your fair review. Our place has been in the family for more than 90 years and it remains open because my wife and I (and great staff) work hard to keep it “real” and available to people who appreciate it. If we didn’t care we would merely sell it and allow for significant development but that’s not us.
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Larry K wrote a review Nov 2018
San Francisco, California16 contributions6 helpful votes
My wife and I spent one night here in one of the inn rooms. The person who registered us was very friendly, explained everything and toured us around the grounds. He was part of the family that owns the place. The tubs are tiled and various sizes. Water temp is easily adjustable. Clothing optional and quite private. The only negative was the breakfast. Undercooked potatoes, small, flat, tasteless piece of quiche, some chopped fruit and a small pastry. I'm a bit of a foodie so take that with a grain of salt. You'll also need to share a bathroom unless you get room #7. I really liked the decor - old West, antiques, beds with headboards, armoires. Heated floors - from the springs I suppose.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Jo B wrote a review Oct 2018
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom105 contributions41 helpful votes
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Stopped off here for one night on the way to Vegas from Yosemite. We originally wanted an rv space with private hot tub but unfortunately none were available so we booked a room instead. As soon as we arrived I loved the place! All still looks very 1940s, some great photo opportunities if that’s what you like. A bit confused with the negative comments saying the man who runs the place being rude as he couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful with me and my husband. He showed us around and explained about the hot tubs. We were lucky and had a nice big one to ourselves. Also breakfast is very nice! I highly recommend this place for a cool fun stop off in between travelling. Would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Gary K wrote a review Oct 2018
Bend, Oregon40 contributions25 helpful votes
The trailer/tent sites were private, quiet, and had great night sky views. The hot tubs were fresh-hot water.. no chlorine. The help was courteous. The location is fun.. off the main-path for sure, but well worth a visit. BTW - the porta-pottys were clean and convenient.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Marcia L wrote a review Sep 2018
Nevada4 contributions
The tubs are all private with clothing optional. Every spot was surrounded by trees or bushes to make each tub wonderful. the camping is so sweet we sure will be going back there again. Be sure and book in advance.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Emvilla wrote a review Mar 2018
Lomita, California19 contributions
I lost my watch and it was returned to me 😭💕 not only was this place serene and an awesome experience, the people there are welcoming and reliable! 💕 y’all should check this place out 🤙🏽🥂we stayed in the miners cabin which looks small from outside but is so quaint inside. I loved it 🤗 chilling in the hot spring under the moon and stars with a campfire going, surrounded but mountains 💕🔥 beautiful
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Derek B wrote a review Jan 2018
13 contributions31 helpful votes
This place is just simply perfect. Clean rooms, spotless grounds, and a remarkably clean hot tub. We initially booked one night in the miners cabin, enjoyed it so much stayed another night. Looking forward to going again in the near future.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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sherryh713 wrote a review Jan 2018
Atascadero, California13 contributions5 helpful votes
The water is nice but the staff are not very helpful. If your tub is not hot enough good luck getting the staff to care. The tubs temperatures are not checked even if you have reservations for a certain tub. They don't like to answer the phone so if you have questions....good luck with that too. They will take cash without giving you a receipt and they gladly take your credit card. Be aware this place attracts an odd crowd. No running water at any camp site and at $60 a night you get to use a portable toilet!!! There are other hot springs to explore.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Response from willbo52, Owner at The Old House at Benton Hot Springs
Responded Nov 3, 2019
It’s difficult to fairly reply to this comment as my experience is it does little good to tell someone they are wrong. We only have control over what we say and do, and none of your comment accurately reflects what we say to guests or what we attempt to do at our business. Our employees all clean, answer the phone and talk directly to guests and attempt to address their issues and needs. We all have bad days and working in the guest services business can be difficult even for very good employees and owners. We can always improve our customer service. That said it is also very true that a small percentage of people are unfairly critical of others and certainly shouldn’t return to places like ours because nothing we could do or say would satisfy then. We will focus on the vast majority of guests who understand what we are about and appreciate that we remain open and available for them.
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