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Benbow Historic Inn

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Campbell, California
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We have been coming up to this area for years for the Reggae on the River festival but never stayed at the inn. We usually camp at the local campgrounds. This year the campgrounds were full by the time we got our tickets for the show. We knew there was a free shuttle to and from the showgrounds so this...

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

Dear Vivian M, Having attended this year's 30th Reggae on the River, I can attest that it indeed was a great event. We are pleased that you joined us during this memorable weekend in the redwoods. We appreciate your review and we hope to see you next year for this outstanding event.

Riverside, California
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This hotel is old with some charm. However, the noise from the freeway is annoying as was the attitude of the hotel staff. The folks who worked here weren't particularly friendly nor were they well-informed. Our room, in the "newer " part of the hotel, was nice enough but nothing special. The best part of the hotel was the restaurant....

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

Here we go again; yes the Benbow Historic Inn is old. It was built by the Benbow Family in 1926 with the help of architect, Albert Farr. This was a major accomplishment when you consider the lack of resources in this rural location in the 1920’s. No power, no Home Depot to get supplies, etc. The Benbows had to make...

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Really neat Inn that takes you back to the 1920s. Loved the robes and crème sherry waiting in our room. Hotel grounds are lovely. Inside could use a bit of sprucing up. Patio dining is beautiful. Restaurant has a dress code. Other choices for dinner are about five minutes up the highway in a quirky little town. Overall, great experience....

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

Dear Janet C, Thanks for taking the time to review our Historic Inn. Some guests expect modern, contemporary features from Historic properties - we're not sure why. We often hear that a visit to Benbow is "like stepping back in time." We appreciate your comments and will open a new can of Spruce prior to your next visit.

Pahrump, Nevada
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We had our honeymoon their 43 yrs ago. We have made many ret,urn visits since then. On our last visit , our anaversy, there was a bottle of champane in our room. All of our stays have been perfect. I recommend this Inn over any other hotel we have ever stayed in.

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

Dear Michael K, Thank you for spending your anniversary with us and writing the wonderful review. We are always delighted to host our past "honeymooners." While much has changed since 1971, we strive to duplicate the high level of service that you enjoyed 43 short years ago. Please don't wait another 43 years to return.

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I loved staying here. The room was really nice: clean, comfortable and relaxing. Service is really excellent and the hotel, which was built in the 1920s in the style of an English Elizabethan Manor, has a lot of charm. Scones and tea are served in the 'great hall' between 3 and 4 p m. The restaurant serves an excellent breakfast...

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

Dear HOPEFULLY_12, We appreciate your kind words and review. We are fortunate to host numerous guests from Sonoma County and we were delighted that you took the time to rate our Historic Inn. Our Tea & Scone service is a favorite for many of our guests and a great reason to check-in between 3:00 and 4:00.

Campbell, California
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Great staging area for exploring the redwoods for anyone who prefers a hotel to camping. Great restaurant. Food was excellent but a bit pricey, but that's what you pay for good food in the middle of a beautiful wilderness area.

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

Dear Jason, Thank you for your recent visit and review. We're pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your return.

Truckee, California
Reviewed 4 August 2014

My wife and I and our golden retriever, The Amazing Fezziwig (check out his Facebook page). We had a room that accepted dogs and we loved it. It was late July and it was HOT, HOT, HOT! All rooms are air conditioned and that helped. Dining for lunch on the huge patio was HOT! Dining in the evening was perfect!...

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

Dear Doug, Thanks for the review. We appreciate your remarks and look forward to hosting you, Laurie and the Amazing Fezziwig again. We loved the photo with Laurie's cat on The Amazing Fezziwig's Facebook page.

Mahwah, New Jersey
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We stayed one night in a Terrace King room with private patio as one of our stops traveling up the coast. Our main reason for choosing this location is it's proximity to Avenue of the Giants, and it is indeed located near the southern entrance to this wonderful drive. Check-in was fine although it's not immediately obvious where to go...

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

Dear Anne C, Thank you for the insight regarding your stay with us. As pointed out, truly historical lodging properties can be a different experience then staying in a new chain motel. What makes us different is we are authentic. For example, all of our public area doors & windows are original. Not only would we not think of removing...

Fortuna, California
Reviewed 24 July 2014

After staying here I was truly disappointed in the poor manners of the staff conveyed. For planning events especially they do not return calls or get back when they say they will. The location seems beautiful, however at a closer look their landscaping is very poor and the lawns are dead. Very disappointed in their service and what they had...

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

This person was not a guest at the Inn. They were trying to plan a wedding for next month, something one does a year in advance. They apparently had another venue before contacting us which for some reason “fell through”. We were trying our best to accommodate them in a very short period of time for planning a wedding. In...

Trinidad, California
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I recently planned and coordinated a wedding for 200+ people at The Benbow. Of all the venues I've worked at, the staff at The Benbow takes the cake! Every single one of them worked insanely hard and went over and beyond to make sure every little detail was tended to and taken care of. They were polite, had great manners,...

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

Dear J29Events, Thank you for your review and your outstanding service! Although our recent wedding exceeded 200 guests, you kept the entire weekend event schedule flowing with the precision of a swiss watch. It was such a pleasure working with you. Our entire staff gave you rave reviews for a job well done. We look forward to working with you...

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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
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • 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: $259 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Benbow Historic Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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“We were in 'Allegria'. Door to private terrace!!”
  • Complimentary afternoon tea on the public terrace
  • Happy hour on our terrace overlooking the old bridge
  • A bit of sherry in our room
272sheilaw, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“King Terrace Rooms with Bridge View were spacious with a very comfortable bed”
PepsiDog60, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“We love to stay in the historic Inn in one of the rooms overlooking the patio or looking out at the river.”
H4664IQbarbara, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Photos are from a room overlooking the courtyard.”
CatPatz, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“river view”
975johng, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
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