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Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Aquae
Kelseyville, California
Reviewed 21 January 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...

Thank jaduckcoin
Reviewed 6 January 2017

What a wonderful way to spend Christmas! Beautifully decorated for the holidays, the colorful ornaments and welcoming fireplace transported me back to childhood. The Inn is closing for a short time in early 2017 to add an elevator (my one regret as I was recovering from foot surgery and stairs were challenging), but I can't think of anything else that...

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

Thank you so much for your review. Yes, Christmas at Benbow is very special and we have a unique history of celebrating from the decorations (both inside and out), fireplaces, special menus and overall ambiance. We have many return guests who stay for days at a time just to do their Christmas Cards. Yes we will be closing on January...

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Our Christmas stay at the Benbow was like stepping back in time. The historic inn was decorated to the 9's for the holiday. Christmas dinner was fantastic and very busy. Locals cone for the fine dining, some dressed in period garb. Tea and the fire in the fireplace make this a grand experience. Note: under some construction, but not a...

1Thank john b
Loudonville, Ohio
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

2nd visit in last 20 years but with grandkids this time. They were amazed and Benbow as we remembered. A little expensive but great food and nice room. At south entrance to Avenue of the Giants off rt 101

1Thank Dan S
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were lucky to get advised to go here instead of the other options around. It has great scenic views and tons of character. It has lots of very old furniture but is updated too. What a great find in what seemed like the middle of nowhere. We were here to see a band play and were so happy we...

1Thank john g
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate taking your personal time to write about your experience. We to believe we are, "The Best in This Area" and provide a unique experience with our historical features of the Inn. We are part of National Register of Historical Places and Historic Hotels of America which makes us very unique. We are currently...

Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last weekend as a place to have dinner and get cozy after riding the Christmas Skunk Train in Willits. The Benbow Inn is gorgeous and it is apparent that a lot of work, care and attention to detail go into maintaining it. I'm excited to see what the renovations bring. Our room was cute, the sherry was...

1Thank honeymooner09
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We live in both San Francisco and on the Oregon coast. Several years ago we discovered the historic Benbow Inn and it is THE best place to stay on this 600 mile stretch of HWY 101. The location superb and food is award winning for all three meals, not inexpensive but well worth the prices. The staff is excellent and...

2Thank Rocky B
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your response and gracious comments about our Inn and Dustin our Chef. We appreciate your comments and take them seriously. I like your comment, "The Best Place to Stay on This 600 Mile Stretch of HWY 101". We will take that as a genuine compliment and one that we humbly agree with. You stayed in...

Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

We just checked in today. Tonight our friend's child started playing with a stuffed bear from under the Christmas tree in the main lounge area. The owner came over and very rudely told us that it was an antique and took the bear. She very unpleasant and it made us feel less welcome and comfortable here. A kinder approach would...

Thank Jeffrey G
BenbowRep, Owner at Benbow Historic Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate the opportunity to explain our Historic Hotel. The Benbow Historic Inn is on the National Registry of Historical Places and we are a member of Historical Hotels of America. One has to have significant historic attributes in order to be part of these groups. In addition to the building being historic, our interiors, antiques, paintings, Objects de arte,...

Richmond, VA
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We found this place heading south from the Avenue of the Giants. It was a great place to stay. It was a bit of work to get luggage up to the lobby and then a bit more work to the top floor. But it was worth it. The Inn is gorgeous whether at the bar or the patios, or having...

Thank bloatedpig

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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: ₹ 11,195 - ₹ 15,485 (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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