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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an older inn on the Eel river that is in the process of a remodel. It is a very comfortable and charming step back in time. We had a very pleasant time and the outdoor patio is a charming place to each a refined dinner and meet people from all over. We will definitely stay again. If you... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love this old hotel! It is a magnificent historic structure that immediately transports you back to a bygone era. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Dinner was amazing, and our waitress, Skye, was awesome...friendly and helpful. The hotel is undergoing some construction, but this was not a problem. I wanted to give this hotel 5 stars, but I... More 

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Thank clz7
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old hotel full of interesting knick knacks & furniture. Lovely patio with live music & fire pits in the evening. Our room was comfortable with a view over the patio to the river. No tv but a Keurig machine was welcome as was the complimentary carafe of sherry! Breakfast on the warm & sunny patio was delightful with a... More 

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San Diego, California
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They have you captive when your husband's car club books their event here. Luckily we did not sign up for the food package as I understand it was sub par. The rooms are very small and "historic"... And so were the beds. Beautiful setting for driving through the redwoods and visiting NorCal.

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BenbowRep, General Manager at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you felt that you were held captive. Sounds like someone else was making the choices for your group. We do have several room types, however, in a situation like this the group books a block of rooms and they make the decisions. We would love to have you stop by again when you are in the area,... More 

nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stay here every year when we visit my dad who lives nearby and it's a really great old inn like out of the shining except not haunted. Everyone is super helpful and nice... It's definitely a little rustic but a great experience. Highly recommend.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed my stay. I had a queen room on the 3rd floor with a bay window. I could see the river and the patio. In the evening I could hear the live music. The temperature was perfect. I loved the old furniture with the upgraded mattress. My room didn't have a TV but I was ok with that. If... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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83 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our stay here for two nights, in the area to drive the AOTG and see the amazing redwoods. It is old and historic, but well-maintained and very comfortable. Service at the front desk was spot on. We like light meals, so both nights ate in the bar and made a meal of appetizers. The cheese plate was fabulous.... More 

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atlanta
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Inn is under renovation and beware that you currently have to lug your bags up and down the stairs yourself. Once you are in the Inn (so to speak) the interior is charming and while you do have to lug your bags up another flight of stairs or two, my room was well furnished, clean and comfortable. The AC... More 

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Thank leslieannAtlanta
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were attracted by this hotel's history and promise of excellent cuisine. We booked for 2 nights at the end of our Seattle to San Francisco road trip, the most expensive place we stayed, but were very disappointed. The ongoing building renovations were not an issue, but the casual service and poor quality food were. We had to wait over... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada
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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"American exceptionalism" on the hoof! A diamond in the rough where you can sit on a pretty patio tucked away among the redwoods to have brunch. The waitress, Lola, was most gracious and polite and attentive. Our table was on the patio near the historic Benbow bridge. This is a very old inn, about 90 years. Construction is going on... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Golf course
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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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 95542-3616
Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Garberville
Price Range: $217 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Benbow Historic Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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