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Eugene, Oregon
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Benbow is a very pretty historic inn near Humboldt Redwood State Park. The rooms are very nicely decorated, and for being a historic inn they are in very good condition. The bathroom has very nice bathroom products. The beds are very comfortable, but the walls and floors are very thin. You will hear your neighbors, but people that stay here...

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our menus change with each season and our kid's menu includes many favorites for our younger guests. We have also recently completed a new kid's sport court in addition to our splash park that opened in July of last year at the Benbow KOA. We also liked your photos. We look forward to your return...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Love this hotel! We always look forward to staying here. We've stayed in several of the rooms, and each has it's own charm. The food in the restaurant is incredible, and the desserts are out of this world! As always, we look forward to afternoon tea, with the outstanding scones, the sherry in each room, the staff that has become...

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate your thoughtful review. We look forward to your return and are anxious to get your comments on our new Terrace surface that includes the entrance to the Cottage. We also enjoyed the wonderful photo of the Christmas Tree in our lobby.

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 March 2014

My family has always gone here on an annual or biennial basis. We stayed here recently on an off season package. My parents had the Garden Cottage and my family had a room in the main hotel. Everything is as it should be, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - especially the sherry!!! Loved the decor in the main lobby...

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Many of our guests enjoy the off-season at the Inn when the area is less crowded. We hope you will soon join us again and are delighted that your family stays with us!

Los Gatos, California
Reviewed 18 March 2014

The management and staff at the Benbow Historic Inn truly understand how to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Everything from the afternoon tea and scones, to the always helpful staff members contribute to making this a really pleasant place to spend a few days. The rooms are clean and very well maintained (no small feat for this historic property,...

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DOSMManager, Director of Sales at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Dean, Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure serving you! Many guests also agree that our front porch is one of the most delightful gathering places at the Inn. We value you as a guest and appreciate your comments. We hope to see you soon in Benbow.

Benicia, California
Reviewed 22 February 2014

My husband and I have stayed at Benbow four times over the years and find it to be consistently charming. The location of the inn, near the Eel River with the big trees all around, right off highway 101 is great. The last two visits we have stayed in the historic building. The rooms are small, cozy and comfortable. The...

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Pacifica, California
Reviewed 20 February 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Benbow for the weekend following Valentines Day. We had received a gift certificate from family as a wedding gift. The certificate was for a romantic weekend package but when I called to make the reservation way in advance (early January) they were willing to upgrade our room and apply the certificate to the...

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Sonoma County, California
Reviewed 2 February 2014

Friends of ours go to the Benbow Inn every December as a pre-holiday getaway. They asked us if we wanted to go with them this year, and we said yes. We were there the first weekend in December. And it was COLD. (In the 20s and 30s -- cold for me!) A light dusting of snow was on the hills,...

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Sherman Oaks CA
Reviewed 28 January 2014

I recently had the pleasure to stay at the Benbow Historic Inn. What a charming hotel. The staff is so friendly. I had a field day taking photographs for my photo blog. The rooms are lovely with fabulous views of the grounds. Pricing is very reasonably. Their lobby has an amazing warm feeling and their dining room is surrounded with...

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ManagerDM, Manager at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lynne T, Thank you for choosing Benbow Inn. We take great pride in our food and are glad that you got the chance to enjoy it. We would love to look at your photoblog about your field day, feel free to send us a link via Facebook. Thank you for the positive review, we hope to welcome you back...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 14 January 2014

This is our fourth stay at the Benbow and we were as enchanted this time as each of the previous stays. We were on a spontaneous road trip and stopped by without a reservation. We were booked into a glorious large room with fireplace, view of the bridge, private terrace and most of all delicious quiet. We also dined without...

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ManagerDM, Manager at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear Catherine K, Thank you for choosing Benbow Historic Inn for the 4th time! We take great pride in our cooking and are glad we had the opportunity to share them with you. We appreciate the feedback and your 5 star review, we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best Regards,

Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed 10 January 2014

This Inn is a very special place. Nestled in the trees in the mountains with the Eel river running by it. It was 24 years ago we found Benbow Inn and it has not changed it's style or way of doing things at all or very little in that time period. As another reviewer said ... it is like stepping...

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ManagerDM, Manager at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Dear dusters34, Thank you for coming back to Benbow Historic Inn. We are glad that after 24 years you still find our staff exceptional. Thank you for the 5 stay review, we appreciate the feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards,

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Golf course
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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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
Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Garberville
Price Range: €157 - €216 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles CatPatz, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“river view”
 of 5 bubbles 975johng, 28 Dec 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.”
 of 5 bubbles Rockywinn, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a 2nd floor room facing the river.”
 of 5 bubbles Lunadancer, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have TVs, other don't. Be sure to ask if this matters to you.”
 of 5 bubbles gradeschoolmom, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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