Benbow KOA Reviews

Campground Reviews

Oct 16, 2018
Very clean with great amenities. The area is beautiful and historic Benbow Inn is a must see!
Oct 16, 2018
Lots of freeway noise, we were in space 53 right by your rec room, had fitness classes there every night. They could of put us somewhere else it wasn't very full.
Oct 16, 2018
I had a great time, the campground was great, ,only complaint I have is the bathrooms could have been cleaner.
Oct 16, 2018
The wifi didn't work well at all. Kept kicking us off. Staff could have been friendlier. All the grass, including the golf course is brown. Can't let the dogs go in the river because of the blue/green algae. Expensive compared to the other RV parks we have been to.
Oct 15, 2018
Sad the condition of the golf course, swimming pool not open, the cabin our friend stayed in was filthy, the garbage bin was only dumped once in a week & was overflowing. $30 to rent a golf cart & play on a dead field was ridiculous. We enjoyed our stay simply because we were all together. (3 RV's 2 fifth wheels, 2 trailers & a cabin for a week, we have been staying for years but has gone downhil
Oct 15, 2018
Beautiful setting. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean RV park.
Oct 15, 2018
Relaxing. Comfortable.
Oct 15, 2018
Cabin was very dirty. We were moved to another cabin which had no toilet paper and dirty tub, toilet and kitchen. This is our first bad experience at this location
Oct 10, 2018
We stayed in one of the cabins- awesome stay, beautiful area. The people were very friendly and of immediate assistance when we needed something. Thank you!
Oct 10, 2018
First, we just looking for overnight on our travels so we did not have time to utilize all the amenities. Vicki who checked us in was outstanding. The grounds were clean.
Oct 09, 2018
When we checked in, our cabin was filthy. It looked like they just changed the sheets and towels, and emptied the trash. The floor was not even swept nor mopped. We had to do that. The tables and kitchen counters were dirty and sticky. The carpet at the loft was not vacuumed. There were M&Ms on the floor. The bathroom was filthy. Urine spots on the toilet, hairs on the sink, dirty towels.
Oct 09, 2018
Beautiful, clean and the staff was so friendly, we’ll be back!
Oct 09, 2018
Oct 08, 2018
With the exception of a little rain, it was great. The only negative was the sprinklers wetting our area every night.
Oct 08, 2018
To us, our campsite was not aesthetically pleasing. The toilet seats we used in the water closets in the men's and women's bathrooms were not secured to the floor and rocked. The shower stall used in the men's bathroom did not drain sufficiently and accumulated water. The electrical supply at the campsite worked, but was poorly maintained. For the price, we didn't feel our stay was worth it.
Oct 08, 2018
The cabin was very dirty. I set my shirt on the night stand, and when I picked it up it was covered in LARGE amounts of dust. The silverware also had food stuck to it. The outdoor facilities were clean and nice, except the pools heater was broken, so my kids were very disappointed. If the cabin wasn't filthy, I would definitely come back. Unfortunately I spent my first day cleaning on my vacation.
Oct 08, 2018
Stayed in a "river front" cabin for 1 night. Had a poor view of the river and the camp ground was in disrepair. The unit was extremely dusty. Dust was caked on to the ceiling fans and all horizontal surfaces. The windows were full of cob webs and the floor had not been cleaned in some time. I was very disappointed.
Oct 07, 2018
Okay for a stop over
Oct 04, 2018
Unique
The management there was awedome. Neighbors were a bit noise/trashing the area. But we contacted the managemen who thanked us for letting them know. Great people.
Oct 04, 2018
Reserv agent Robert picked perfect cabin, friendly knowledgeable staff & mgmt, super clean facilities all provided a great trip for us "non-camping" gals. Winning this KIXE auction Glamping pkg was the best investment ever. A win-win! Wonderful respit from Redding fires too. Will be back again.
Oct 04, 2018
This was one of the best spots we have ever camped.
Oct 04, 2018
Oct 03, 2018
Very noisy. Did not think the cost of the stay was reasonable compared to other KOA we visited.
Oct 02, 2018
Friendly staff. The sites are a little short for larger rigs.
Oct 02, 2018
Very friendly staff. Clean facilities.
Oct 01, 2018
We had a great time, very clean rest rooms and friendly staff.
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
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.