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orange county, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a lovely place! My family arrived while the Inn was under construction. This did not in any way affect our stay. Our room was huge, full of gorgeous antiques and had a stunning view of the property. We enjoyed the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast and both were delicious. I will be back when the construction is finished.... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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150 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely facility in great location near the redwoods. Unfortunately currently being remodeled. Still nice. Get along with a terrace. Unfortunately they treat smokers as third class making them hike to an uncomfortable tent out by the road where the dog poop area is.

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BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we appreciate your comments about our "Lovely Facility in a great location near the redwoods". Yes, we are in the process of expanding the Inn adding a elevator, 10 new guest suites, new public restrooms, two meeting rooms, new cocktail lounge, new banquet kitchen and remodeling the existing main kitchen. We have been a... More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our road trip up north. The hotel itself is an interesting building and the facilities in the bedroom were good - sherry, old books, and a comfy bed and apologies from reception for the renovations going on. The service - and food - in the restaurant, however, was poor, with the exception of... More 

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BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all comments and take them very seriously. We have talked with our Food & Beverage Manager and both evening and daytime wait staff. We do live in an area that getting staff is very difficult. We are using two VISA programs to hire employees, one is J-1 Visa where we can get students... More 

San Francisco
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is nice and historic. We booked the room and golf package. Don't waste your time or ruin your clubs playing golf here. The greens are full of weeds and crab grass. The fairways are horrible. It could be a great course if it were maintained and I wouldn't mind paying good money for a good golf course. They are... More 

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BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your positive comments regarding our hotel. We appreciate your assessment of our golf course. We are in the process of hiring a consultant to look at and help us with the golf course, especially the greens. Since California has been in a drought for the past five years, we have been required by... More 

San Diego, CA
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The classic building and grounds were amazing and we really enjoyed experiencing the classic Inn; both the stay in our room and dinner at the Inn's restaurant. The management however is in need of some help. We experienced polite yet extremely aloof treatment by what appeared to be hotel management on two separate occasions. We spent one night (our anniversary)... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at Benbow Inn a few times over the years, just completing our last stay this morning. It is always such a treat to get away for a couple of days, not too far from the bay area but just far enough to feel like you are in a different world. The food is quite good, and the... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an unexpected surprise there in what feels like the middle of nowhere! In fact in the middle of the stunning redwoods, an easy drive from the north bay and only an hour to historic Ferndale, so it made a perfect midweek escape for two old friends who felt a world away from our usual lives enjoying coffee in our... More 

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Cape Canaveral
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing stay at the Benbow Inn. Everything was top notch...Rooms, Restaurant, and bar. Funny enough the owner's name was the same as my husband's..So, we had fun with that! The rooms and beds were so comfortable, I would have been happy to have my entire California vacation right there!!

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San Jose, California
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably my 5th or 6th visit to the Benbow. It's a great place. I always stay in the "old" section or historic wing. Lobby is great. Bar and bartender were great. Front porch is a wonderful place for an afternoon cocktail. Dinner was exceptional.

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San Francisco, California
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116 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel dates back to the 1920's and still has that ambiance and appeal, which I love. They are currently doing some renovation (adding an elevator, etc), but that should not detract from the charm of the hotel once it is finished. Be aware though that the construction is going on now - we were there over the July 4th... More 

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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Opened in 1926. 55 Recently renovated rooms. On the National Register of Historic Places. Member of Historic Hotels of America. A beautiful country inn with fine dining serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Outdoor dining available in the summer. Next to Benbow KOA featuring golf, gas-powered carts and putting green. Located on the Eel River in the heart of the redwoods near the entrance to the Avenue of the Giants. Benbow Historic Inn is your California Redwood Retreat. Amenities include daily complimentary tea & scones, free lobby newspapers & WiFi, in room sherry & coffee, complimentary bicycles, seasonal pool & Jacuzzi, splash park, sport court, playground, meeting space, wedding venue, hiking & biking trails abound. A must see at the Benbow Exit 636 off US Highway 101. 199 Miles north of San Francisco in Southern Humboldt County. Numerous music and art festivals during summer months. Up to two (2) pets are allowed in our pet designated rooms, pending availability. The Benbow Historic Inn charges a $30 pet fee per visit. Those planning to bring furry companions MUST speak with a Front Desk Agent prior to making a reservation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Benbow Historic Inn

Address: 445 Lake Benbow Dr., Garberville, CA 95442
Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Garberville
Price Range: $240 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Benbow Historic Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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