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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited as a family of four staying in a premium king room with bunk beds. The room was quite large with a king bed and sitting area in the main room with the bunk beds in a small alcove. There are no doors between the alcove and the main area. The room had a nice view of a river... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Benbow Inn was under construction during our stay, which was a bummer. They did offer a discount for the inconvenience! Our room 109 had a functioning fire place and private terrace. Also, the most comfortable bed!! The room was at the end of the building, which made for a very private and quiet stay. The Inn food was great,... More 

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Thank Tabitha L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was fine except there was no A/C (broken) when the temperature outside was 90 degrees+. Fortunately we were not in the room during the day, and we had the windows open during the night with our own oscillating fan (from home) turned on. We were there late Friday afternoon through the weekend. Hard to imagine what it is... More 

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Thank Donald M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You're in for a treat with a stay at the Benbow. Whether exploring the breathtaking grounds, enjoying a good book while sipping the complimentary sherry, playing a round of croquet on the gorgeous lawn, or meeting new friends at afternoon tea or in the lively pub, you're sure to be delighted at every turn. We originally came for an overnight... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to start by saying that out of many reviews, I have never given a two for any hotel we have stayed in. They should be advertising this as a "fixer upper"! Everything about it was less than average for a luxury price room. There were many interesting antiques and decorative moldings in the ceilings plus the building, bridge,... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a well located resort for visiting Avenue of the Giants. It has a pleasant lobby where they serve complementary coffee in the morning and complementary tea and warm scones in the afternoon. There is a large sunny dinning room and lovely wide terrace where they serve nice breakfast and dinner. The historic inn is undergoing renovation. At the... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Benbow 3 times, and have never been disappointed. No TV in rooms, a little bottle of sherry and sweet little glasses in the room. Patio is lovely, the hotel is always decorated for each season. It is like going back in time to stay there. We stopped the last time this past April, since there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a short pros and cons list from our recent stay an the Benbow. First, this is the best hotel in the area with a nice dining area. The hotel itself is old and very nice, our room even had bunk beds for the kids. The staff was super friendly and was able to meet our needs very well.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate all critiques. Thank you for the positive comments regarding our staff and service. Our construction project includes installing a new chiller for our air conditioning and a reconfiguration of our parking area. As a result of the construction our parking is somewhat limited. There is plenty of street parking on the... More 

Rosamond CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well I'm back from vacation with some more fabulous reviews. I stayed at the Benbow Inn. The Benbow Inn is a historical wooden hotel just outside of Garberville, California. It is right off Highway 101 and is surrounded by beautiful redwood trees. Benbow is in the process of being renovated. However, the renovation work did not hinder my visit at... More 

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Alameda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traveled from the Bay Area with my boyfriend to celebrate our combined birthdays recently. The drive was rather long ( 3 1/2 hours) and we were really glad when we reached the Inn. We were lucky enough to arrive in time for afternoon Tea and scones.....a very nice and much appreciated treat. We stayed in the "Queen Bee" room which... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • 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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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • 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 95542-3616
Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Garberville
Price Range: $228 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Benbow Historic Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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