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4.4 / 5Excellent
303 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Airport Shuttle


Explore the area

Popular LocationBenbow Inn Golf Course11 min walk
Popular LocationHumboldt County Office4 min drive
RestaurantWoodrose Cafe3 min drive
RestaurantCadillac Wok4 min drive

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  • Deluxe Queen

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Terrace King

    Room amenities

    • River view
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Leta Benbow's Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Garden Cottage Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Fireplace King

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Premium King Room

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    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


Benbow Historic Inn is located in Garberville. While the natural beauty of Richardson Grove State Park and Humboldt Redwoods State Park can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Briceland Vineyards Winery. Traveling with kids? Don't miss One Log House. Be sure not to miss outdoor adventures like hiking/biking trails and ecotours.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Benbow Inn Golf Course - 11 min walk
  • Humboldt County Office - 4 min drive
  • Garberville Town Square - 5 min drive
  • Tooby Memorial Park - 6 min drive
  • Richardson Grove State Park - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata - Eureka) - 94 min drive


  • Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • Woodrose Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Cadillac Wok - 4 min drive
  • Eel River Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Subway - 4 min drive

About this property

Benbow Historic Inn

Family-friendly hotel with golf course and free water park access
This hotel features a golf course, free water park access, and a restaurant. Free self parking and free airport pick-up are also provided. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and coffee/tea in a common area. All rooms are individually furnished and offer free WiFi and free bottled water. Guests will also find coffee makers, hair dryers, and phones.
Benbow Historic Inn offers 65 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.
Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.
Guests can play rounds at the 9-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including a complimentary water park. A seasonal outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include complimentary bicycles.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
Free pick-up airport shuttle from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–1:00 PM: USD 9.00-20.00 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

9 holes of golf
Free bicycle rentals
Free water park access
Golf driving range
Seasonal outdoor pool
Spa tub

Family friendly

Free cribs/infant beds
Free water park access
Grocery/convenience store
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
Seasonal outdoor pool


Banquet hall
Free newspapers in lobby
Gift shop/newsstand
Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

2 meeting rooms
Business center
Computer station
Conference space (8000 square feet)


Picnic area


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas
TV in lobby

Room amenities


Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
Free cribs/infant beds
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Hair dryer
Shower/tub combination


Cable/satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water


Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Airport shuttle service is available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 22 March 2020 to 1 July 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

American Express

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • 3.6 percent tourism fee will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 20.00 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from May to October
Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Benbow Garberville
Benbow Hotel & Resort
Benbow Hotel & Resort Garberville
Benbow Inn
Benbow Historic Inn Garberville
Benbow Historic Inn
Benbow Historic Garberville
Benbow Historic
Benbow Hotel Resort
Benbow Historic Inn Hotel
Benbow Historic Inn Garberville
Benbow Historic Inn Hotel Garberville

Frequently asked questions

Does Benbow Historic Inn have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–8:00 PM.
Is Benbow Historic Inn pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM–anytime.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at noon.
Does Benbow Historic Inn provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel.
Where is this hotel located?
Located in a state park, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Richardson Grove State Park, Mateel Community Center, and Briceland Vineyards Winery. One Log House and Humboldt Redwoods State Park are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Went there for the first time for our anniversary and we had a lovely time. Highly recommended the Leta room. Might make this a tradition for our anniversaries. No complaints

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    We have stayed at Benbow Inn many times and are always happy with the staff and property. The restaurant is very good. We look forward to another stay at Benbow Inn.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


    • Disliked: Staff & service

    Never again

    We have stayed there several times before the remodel- was fabulous, now the essence has changed, but rooms still the same and need major updating, apparently they have new rooms but even with an empty hotel they were not given. At the restaurant which we used to love, now bad service, slow , had to send food back as uncooked, we both seemed to have gotten some sort of food sickness, now several days later still feeling the effects- very unsatisfied.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Not the usual prefab hotel experience. The inn is unique. The folks who work there are friendly and willing to volunteer their knowledge of the area... like hiking in the nearby Avenue of the Giants. Beautiful setting near the river, gorgeous terrace and big wood burning fireplace in the large common room. Just a wonderful jumping off point for adventure. The Eel Creek Cafe in Garberville a a great breakfast place too.

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020