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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is an historic hotel and is being renovated but does not have luxuries of modern hotels (ie. no television in room) ... must want to come for the experience and the beauty of the scenery. Room did give free bottled water and after dining sherry was in room.

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate all feedback as these reviews help us establish policy and make changes. Our Terrace Rooms have televisions as will the new 10 guest suites we are building. We did not put TV's in most of the Historical Building Rooms per the request from guests who have been coming to Benbow for years. They...

Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Historical hotel. Has lost some of its charm due to remodel taking place. Missed the old movie room. Our room could have used some update. Still a very special stay. Love the bar, lobby, and grounds. Wish we had long enough to golf a cross the highway. Next time.

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

Thank you traveldocgolfer for your review. We are currently working closely with our golf course greens staff to make improvements in the golf course, so we hope you get a chance to play next time you are here. We are hoping that the Inn will not lose any of its charm due to the remodeling taking place. Our desire is...

Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Ryan at the desk and Brent at the bellman's station were fantastically helpful to us when we had a problem. We loved the inn, its staff, and the food at the restaurant. It was a truly romantic and delightful stay for us - a great and wonderful stay after a fabulous day hiking through the big redwoods.

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

Thank you for your review and recognizing Ryan and Brent. Our Guest Services staff is the best it has ever been. All the staff in that department along with our other staff do a great job with taking care of our guests. Thank you for your wonderful comments on the hotel, restaurant and our great staff. We look forward to...

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Outdoor dining, spectacular view, delicious food and the best service. Picture perfect vista for numerous family photos. Long-timed planned dinner for about a dozen family members, traveling from as far as Guam. Started dinner off with cocktails and appetizers, all extremely tasty. All dinner entrees were cooked to perfection. the only reason I didn't give the top rating was we...

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

Thank you for your review regarding our outside dining with spectacular views, delicious food and best service. Our food and beverage staff do a great job both with our culinary team and service team. I apologize you were not told about the construction as we have trained all staff to inform our guests about the construction so they are not...

Reviewed 4 October 2016

The Benbow inn is a most fantastic addition to a sequoia sightseeing tour. We were granted the garden cottage room which is located across the outdoor dinning area. Although we found access to the cottage limited, the room itself is of old time charm we found highly enjoyable. On our trip we were blessed with enough funds to experience a...

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Traverse City, Michigan
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The old Tudor style Benbow Inn built in about 1926, is a place to go and stay at, not just passing through on the way to somewhere else. Not only is the Inn a charming place to stay but situated on the Eel River in the redwoods adds to its delight. An alternative is the Gingerbread Mansion in Ferndale with...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 3 October 2016

According to the signs I saw along highway 101, the Benbow Inn is actually in Benbow, not Garberville, but oh well... It is a very lovely setting except for the tacky looking vacancy/no vacancy neon sign that shines like a bacon in the middle of the woods. It's near the Avenue of the Giants, which is a beautiful peaceful drive...

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Auburn, California
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Although they are currently under construction, this is a magnificent old lodge! Pet friendly room was great, with our own patio. Hiking trails and a stream to play in close by. Fabulous dinner on the outside deck, with music and they welconed our dog. Wonderful scones and tea served in the afternoon!

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Garberville, California
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great old fashioned inn of Northern CA, casual elegance. Perfect place to stay Very comfortable and the service, food, wine list are all excellent. We use it for business and for weekend or dinner with family and friends. Love it.

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Just off Hwy 101 you will come to the Benbow Historic Inn. Beautiful property. The front desk reception was extremely friendly and helpful. The Inn is currently going through a remodel so it was a bit confusing. An employee walked with us outside, showed us where to park and carried our bags to our room. Our room was large with...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Garberville
Price Range: $249 - $365 (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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