Benbow KOA Reviews

Campground Reviews

Oct 01, 2018
For the rate charged not worth it. Once a great park but not so much now.
Oct 01, 2018
The property is not well kept. Out of water one nite and a few hours the next day. Landscaping not kept up. Website says there is wi-f- but it doesn't work unless you go to the office. There was no plug for the sewer house inlet so it smelled.

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I regret the water service interruption. A camper broke a water line and it we had to turn off the water twice for brief periods in order to repair the break.
Sep 30, 2018
Their prices were very high but we were tired and stayed anyway. After we plugged in the electrical we tried to use the microwave and it was not acting like it didn't have enough power to operate, I called for help but they had no one and when asked to move she said she couldn't do anything. Next morning I asked for a refund and she said she could only give me a 20% discount. Deplorable !!!!
Sep 30, 2018
It was relaxing, comfortable, and fun.
Sep 28, 2018
The campground itself was very nice. My wife and I were both very disappointed that when calling in for a reservation Vicki booked us in the most expensive site without giving us an option. Campground was 40% vacant. We felt we were taken advantage of. IF WE EVER COME BACK we will be sure to ask what sites are available. Other KOA's treated us with more respect.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I regret that you were assigned a space without knowing all the options. Your reservation went through the reservation service, not the Benbow KOA, and the service reserved that space. This does not explain or excuse the failure to properly inform you of the options, but does explain why Vicki registered you in that space. I apologize for the misunderstanding and hope you will try us again.
Sep 27, 2018
The check in process was easy and quick. The site was very nice. I thought the price was a bit high, but overall it was a pleasant experience. The wifi was very slow, but that is not unusual in RV parks. The park seemed to be clean and well-maintained.
Sep 27, 2018
speed limit and dog leash rule needs to be enforced
Sep 26, 2018
Very nice park!
Sep 26, 2018
Unique
I want to give them a big thank you - we have been traveling for two months in our motor home and we had already booked our stay and found out that my folks were going to drive over for the night - I looked at hotels but realize they could stay on the property - it worked out great - they moved us from one place to another so we could be close to the folks - thanks again - it work out great.
Sep 25, 2018
No problems showers great, great location to see the Redwood Forest, pool a little cool but was late September
Sep 25, 2018
Very nice and helpfull stuff
Sep 25, 2018
Run down. Golf course all dry grass. River not running and has Blue Algae. Can’t go in the water. We had a gravel site.
Sep 24, 2018
we have been there before but this time we wanted to see green golf. we know the water is bad all over, even there. the camp part is very nice. too bad we only had time for one night.
Sep 24, 2018
Our stay was amazing. Not only is the campgrounds very clean they are also beautiful dog friendly. It’s very easy access to Highway 101. And right across the highway under an underground walkway you can walk to the Benbow Inn. They offer you a free complementary scones and tea every day from 3 to 4:00. I also recommend The Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka the grounds are beautiful
Sep 24, 2018
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Sep 23, 2018
Sep 23, 2018
THE WEB SITE DOES NOT REFLECT THE RV PARK. TOO MUCH HIGHWAY NOISE, VERY DUSTY, CAMPGROUND NEEDS EXTENSIVE OVERHAUL. WE WOULD NOT RETURN!
Sep 22, 2018
Sep 22, 2018
Nice location, nice campground BUT bathrooms filthy the entire 3 day stay. Pool and spa closed due to algae. Golf course greens were brown from lack of water. Not maintained to KOA standards.
Sep 22, 2018
I have NEVER been at a dirtier KOA your bathroom showers are disgusting I was there 2 times in 10 days and from first time to last time they never got cleaned woods of hair in ALL showers in women’s bathroom spoke to 4 other women they said go on the internet that’s what we are going to do and complain to main office of Koa main headquarters. Also pool closed because of being so dirty also hot
Sep 22, 2018
Nice KOA. The Benbow Inn is right across the highway and has just been restored; excellent place to visit. The campground was close to the Highway of the Giants so was great if you wanted to visit the redwoods. The WiFi was weak.

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you for taking the time to write such nice comments. We believe that the Benbow Historic Inn is a valuable amenity to the campground and are glad to know that you agree.
Sep 21, 2018
Non existent Kamp K9 or wifi. The Kamp K9 on the campground map doesnt exist yet (September 2018) but they charge you $3 per pet per night. I couldn't connect to WiFi anywhere on site which is not what people expect this century especially when paying $60/night (excl. Pet fee). Charging top dollar in each case but not spending a little to provide the basics is called Greed.
Sep 21, 2018
We have stayed at Benbow approx. 20 times in the last 20 years. It was very disappointing to see that the grass on the entire golf course was dead. A problem with the well is one thing, but to let it get to that extreme condition takes some time. I think that it could have been repaired in a timely manner.
Sep 21, 2018
A nice KOA, with a little TLC this would be an awesome place. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Would stay there again.
Sep 20, 2018
The golf course is really bad right now, it has been for awhile, they are giving you a great deal on the price of golfing but it is almost not worth going out.
Sep 20, 2018
Had a wonderful site right next to the river. Everyone was so nice. This is my second time there. Will be back again.
Sep 20, 2018
Kaitlyn who checked us in was very kind, professional and informative

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

I passed your comment along to Kaitlin, who very much appreciated the compliment.
Sep 19, 2018
I was disappointed that the golf course was under par. I hope that your intentions are to bring it back to where it’s playable. Other than that, my stay was enjoyable and the stafff was pleasent and courteous.
Sep 19, 2018
Always nice,
Sep 19, 2018
Enjoyed our two night stay. This was the first opportunity to use our little tv with cable hookup. Good selection of channels. The bathrooms were clean and maintained throughout our stay. Unfortunately I assume the drought conditions have cause all the lawns and golf course grass to be brown.
Sep 19, 2018
Sep 19, 2018
Nice staff. Big sites and shade trees. Golf course will be nice when they fix well and return to watering and maintaining it. Internet is subpar.
Sep 18, 2018
I love this KOA. It is in such beautiful redwoods country. It is clean with paved, level sites. The prime sites on the ends with the extra patio space and lounge chairs are nice. The sites do not have fire pits or grills. The Wifi was poor, but that was fine in a relaxing, beautiful area. It is convenient to walk the path to the Benbow Inn for food and drinks.
Sep 18, 2018
Cabin was perfect for my 2 children and myself. The area was beautiful and the staff was friendly and helpful. I would have given 5 stars but the Cabin was a little dirty when we arrived. It had old candy in the window seal and lots of dust/ dirt on the floor still and there was no broom to sweep it up with.
Sep 18, 2018
Sep 18, 2018
We have stayed in several KOA's and this one was down near the bottom. Was not impressed.
Sep 18, 2018
Sep 18, 2018
Sep 17, 2018
Great venue, we will be back for sure! We liked that it is a smaller camp ground but it has all the amenities! Our favorite KOA to date!
Sep 17, 2018
Great campground very nice time!
Sep 17, 2018
We had a wonderful stay!
Sep 17, 2018
Very enjoyable. The site was Fantastic with comfortable patio furniture. Nice to be able to walk to Benbow for afternoon cocktails! Definitely returning soon.
Sep 17, 2018
It was a great place to stay
Sep 17, 2018
Sep 16, 2018
Site was not what was portrayed on website. Asked to speak with manager after we were moved to another site and he/she never attempted to contact us. Halfway through our stay someone else came and checked in for our site. Another annoyance. Landscape is not well maintained, lots of full time residents, showers were not well maintained (piles of hair in the drains). I could go on but I won't.
Sep 16, 2018
Sep 15, 2018
Very friendly and helpful staff!

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you. The staff very much appreciates your kind words.
Sep 15, 2018
Very nice.

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Thank you.
Sep 15, 2018
Great place we travel all over. One of the best we have stayed in. .

CAMPGROUND RESPONSE / COMMENTS:

Thank you very munch for your comments. We love to hear that our guests enjoyed themselves; that's why we're here.
Dec 08, 2019
We stayed in a cabin and it was great. The full kitchen meant that I could cook for the family instead of all restaurant food. Well supplied and clean. Enjoyed the area and the Avenue of the Giants nearby.
- Regi69 on Trip Advisor
Nov 29, 2019
Sweet campground. Grab a round of golf and get some rest.
- Chris Nolan on Google
Nov 26, 2019
Clean comfortable cabins
- Eric Sieracki on Google

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