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Benbow Inn

445 Lake Benbow Dr, Garberville, California 95542 USA

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“A Unique Northern California Getaway”

Our luxurious and historic Redwood Coast hotel near the Avenue of the Giants offers gracious service, charming Lost Coast lodging guestrooms, golf, swimming, and a celebrated dining room, which has been awarded the Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence. Our guests revel in our scenic gardens and grounds, afternoon tea service, and classic, architecturally significant common rooms, massage services, and full-service lounge, and the hotel's easy access to hiking, birding, kayaking, and strolling through the forests of the Redwood State Parks.

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HealonFamily

  • 95 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
April 22, 2021
Rated 4.0

We arrived a little before 4 PM. Even though we were early, we got checked in. The guy who checked us in seemed a bit irritated. The phone was ringing, and he had us there. It clearly showed, as he rolled his eyes.

There was another man, maybe maintenance? Offered to being us a wine bucket and ice, and a bottle opener. (We were getting wine in the lobby). That was super nice. When he brought it, he even confirmed if we got the extra pillows we requested. (We had 4, so we assumed yes).

We were in room 113. No explanation or map to where the room was. That was a bit odd. But we found it. I definitely wish they had info and a map of the property. We kind of wondered around, and feel we may have missed seeing some stuff.

We had a terrace which was nice. Although it was pretty dirty. Lots of leaves and the table and chairs were covered in leaves and dirt. We didn't end up using them. But the view of the bridge was pretty neat.

The bed was pretty comfortable. The sheets were "pilled". I hate that. To me, it's very uncomfortable to sleep on. Definitely need different sheets.

It is a bit loud. Especially during dinner. I believe it's right above where we were, and every time somebody got up from their chair, you can hear the chair scraping on the cement. The plumbing is also super loud. I'm pretty sure there was a pipe that went right down next to our bed. Any time water rushed through it woke me up.

The people at breakfast kind of acted like, what do you want. They stop there just staring like we didn't belong there. We thought we were in the wrong place. I would think they would know what we want, being as it's breakfast time, and they're in that spot where we get it. But, eh. One day we got a hash brown, two sausage, and 3 french toast sticks. The next day we got 2 bacon, scrambled eggs, a blueberry muffin, and an english muffin. It was all okay. Luke warm. Chewy bread. Definitely had been sitting there awhile.

There's is a mini fridge in the room,but no microwave. There is a keurig machine for coffee. Asking for more coffee was a bit of an ordeal as well.

Everything was clean. We ate at the restaurant one night. Again, the staff isn't really friendly. Just kind of there. But the food is amazing. Small portions. But it's enough. We had the filet mignon, which was so delicious. And the chicken picata was amazing.

Overall, it was a nice stay.

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Benbow Inn

445 Lake Benbow Dr
Garberville, California
95542 USA

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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