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Manchester, Uk
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great to stay in a 'one off' hotel. So many hotels make you feel that you could be anywhere, every room, every lobby, every restaurant is identical, you could be anywhere in the world. It's so refreshing to stay somewhere unique. Yes, there's a lot of building work going on, but unless you're going to lie in bed all day......and...

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California, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I'm a local resident. They are renovating which is only a minor issue. We sat at the new bar and had some good food. The issue I had was a medium top shelf drink( bulleit and whiskey) was fifteen dollars! We don't have that many fine places to dine at ; there are a few other places and ten is...

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Loganville, Georgia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was getting late, and my wife and I were finishing up our drive through Avenue of the Giants. We like staying in historic hotels, but we had not planned to stay at one during our Seattle to Glendale, California trek. Then, Benbow Historic Inn popped up on TripAdvisor. A few recent reviews were not favorable, but we decided to...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very excited when I viewed this place on line. We could not wait to arrive!! Upon arrival the nightmare started. We had called to say we would be late, around 10pm due to very bad weather. I was shocked upon arrival to find nothing that appeared to be an entrance. We phoned and a young lady came out...

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

Thank you for taking the time to inform me of your recent experience at the Benbow Historic Inn. Built in 1926, Benbow Historic Inn indeed reflects the architecture of that time. That being said, all of our lodging rooms have been recently renovated plus we are in the process of spending an additional $8.5M in improvements to our historic inn...

Fortuna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of recently staying at the Benbow Historic Inn after the first stage of their current remodel was complete. The attention to detail in keeping with the historical aspects of the Inn are simply amazing. We got the opportunity to sit at the new bar and enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail, then enjoyed dinner in the restaurant (the...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Benbow several times. It's a historic inn, with grand lobby, pleasant grounds, and gourmet restaurant. Rooms are comfortable, many have a patio. The inn has some wear (obviously, it's 100 years old) but is undergoing a major remodel (2017.) It's considerably more expensive than anyplace around, but it's also two stars higher than anyplace around.

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

Thank you for your review. We like our guests who have an appreciation for the historical aspects of our Inn. We are fixing the "wear & tear" with our current restoration, renovation and expansion. This phase includes two state of art kitchens, new cocktail lounge, elevator, 10 new guest suites, two new conference rooms, new public bathrooms and much more....

Vermont
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a terrace room being fully aware that they were under construction, in fact the morning of our stay we were called just to make sure we knew..super nice. Still it seems like the place is such a mess it would be better to just wait until the place is cleaned up a bit more. The parking situation is...

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

Thank you for your response. We are sorry your stay was not what you expected and we apologize for that. We decided to stay open during construction because of request from our regular guests. Overall it has worked out pretty well although there are always bumps in the road when you are under construction. We either failed to get you...

Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Stayed in the king bed fireplace suite. The inn is currently under construction, so there are no food options available. We were told that before going, and supplied with a list of local eateries. When we went into the room, there was a strong smoke smell from the fireplace. The room above us either checked in late, or came back...

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Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely historic place to visit! Room was spacious and clean, lots of linens and towels, nice amenities like keurig machine, fridge with snacks, sherry decanter included and got a free bottle of wine! Beautiful view, antique furniture, comfortable beds. Would return again!

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Kelseyville, California
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Great Historic Inn and Lighthouses to boot. Not sure if you call this a Restaurant review or maybe a Historic Inn review. Could be either but to be fair it has to include both. The lighthouses should be for another review. But lets start off for the reason of the vacation. With our 50-State Quest completed 11 years before we...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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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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  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $182 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Benbow Historic Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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“Photos are from a room overlooking the courtyard.”
CatPatz, Jan 5, 2017 | Read review
“river view”
975johng, Dec 28, 2016 | Read review
“We prefer the Terrace Rooms, newer than the older rooms in the Historic section, although these are part of a major renovation in 2017.”
Rockywinn, Dec 17, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a 2nd floor room facing the river.”
Lunadancer, Nov 16, 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have TVs, other don't. Be sure to ask if this matters to you.”
gradeschoolmom, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
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