Come enjoy this gracious 1882 hotel, in the heart of historic Benicia. The Union Hotel is nestled on the edge of a calm bay, close to nearby scenic attractions. The comfortable decor is reminiscent of California's past and is highlighted with touches of European elegance. Some suites feature spectacular water views and spacious bathrooms with whirlpools for two.
3.0 on June 09, 2015
Benicia is a lovely town, and I was excited to stay in this historic hotel right in the middle of downtown. My room overlooked First Street, so easily walkable to several restaurants and shopping. However, there was quite a bit of street noise late into the night, especially with Farmer's Market on Thursday night and live music and big crowds on Friday night. The room was nice and very roomy, the bed comfortable, and plenty of hot water. Was disappointed with the "continental breakfast" which consisted of boxed sugary cereals, coffee, tea, and a couple pieces of fruit. I have eaten in the restaurant in the past, which was delicious, but did not eat there on this trip. Still, it was a good value for the money, and I would definitely stay again in the future.
3.6 on September 12, 2014
If you are going to arrive later than the 3pm to 6 pm check in time BE SURE to call and actually talk to someone at the hotel (leaving a message will not do) as you need a code to get in and there will be no one at the desk. Other than that it was a very pleasant stay. The room was older but pleasant. Some of the yelp reviews say that their rooms were not clean but ours was clean and neat. It is not the fanciest place, but was very pleasant. We stayed on Sunday night so there was no problem with noise. Street parking. Nice downtown Benicia location.
3.8 on April 03, 2014
This was a quick getaway that was close enough to home so we didn't spend time traveling. I loved that we stayed in an historic building and we walked everywhere! Didn't need to use the car at all so it was very relaxing and refreshing!! Benicia is full of California history so check it out!!
3.4 on February 02, 2013
Loved the room and had dinner at Randy's down the street. Met some great people.
3.8 on February 17, 2012
We loved the location, a short walk from the fishing pier and gorgeous sunset views. Jazz in the restaurant downstairs on a Thursday night was a real bonus. The room was spacious and comfortable, with interesting, slightly funky decor. We weren't even tempted to turn on the very old TV, and the in-room coffee maker made stuff that tasted like cooked plastic---but the wonderful old stained glass windows in the bar and restaurant make the Union Hotel a real destination.
4.4 on May 24, 2011
This place had me at "jacuzzi in every room." The beds are comfortable, the jacuzzi is big enough to stretch your legs across, water's hot, and room's are spacious and large even at the lower price points. We even had a refrigerator, sitting chair, and beautiful view from ours. The carpets are a nice touch and the room is beautifully decorated and easy on the eyes. Breakfast is no frills but made to order hot and fresh each morning - eggs, bacon, fruit, and toast with coffee/tea and oj - but ask for some cheese on the eggs and it becomes a diy bacon egg and cheese sandwich - delicious! Would come back in a heartbeat!
4.8 on April 22, 2011
I planned my daughters birthday around this hotel and city. It was a more than pleasent stay. The hotel was more than accomadating! I needed to decorate her room and they worked with me through the whole thing. The girls had a fabulous time exploring this quaint little city. The room had air condition and a pull out sofa with a fridge and a microwave. Breakfast was included and seated in the Dinning Room and you had two choices to choose from. This hotel might just surprise you! My daughter and her guests loved it! Thank you Union Hotel for making her Birthday a great one!
5 on September 24, 2009
Perfect for a quick get away. The rooms are very nice and romantic with its old world feel. The staff was great. We will be back!
Dear Guest: I am so pleased you have enjoyed your stay at the Union Hotel. Thank you for kind words. We hope to welcome you back soon, Lidia
3.4 on October 11, 2007
I want here on my wedding night, after the hottest day of the year. The A/C was broken in the room that they had us in. We had to just live with the heat, cause they were booked. They moved us to a new room the next day, but I mean really. It was so hot, that we just sat in a tub of cool water most of the evening.
I regret that you did not enjoy your stay at the Union Hotel. Since your visit in 2006, we have made many improvements to the property. Each guestroom has independent climate control to ensure a pleasant stay year-round, and the bathrooms feature luxurious Jacuzzi tubs. All guests of the Union Hotel can expect beautiful, comfortable accommodations. We hope that if you visit San Francisco again, you will give us another try.
Beach Primrose features *soft rose and minst colors *a mohogeny four-rposter queen bed *comfortable sitting area with an oversized hotel couch * private bathroom with a whirlpool tub and a shower *spacious sitting and work areas views of the trretops and hills beyond
Arrowgrass features * a yellow and green tones * a California King four-poster bed * comfortable loveseat that pulls out into a bed. * an elegant, spacious sitting area * views of Mount Diablo and Benicia waterfront * private bath with a Jacuzzi tub and a shower. *located on the third floor
Coast Lotus features: * view of the bay and Carquinez Bridge * a formal tiled and mirrored entry * an oak-carved King bed * 19th century furniture * huge bathroom with a whirlpool tub for two and a shower * perfect suite ffor special occasions, such as weddings, anniversaries, and birthdays.
Fawn Lily features: * queen bed * spacious sitting and desk areas * love seat that pulls out into a bed * view of the street and the bay *large bathroom with whirlpool tub and a shower
Seaside Daisy Suite features: * a formal entry * California King bed * view of the bay including the beautifully illuminated Carquinez Bridge. * soft blues and creams. * a large sitting area. * a huge private bathroom with a jacuzzi for two and a shower. Humphrey Bogart stayed in this room in 1936.
Wild Peony features: * Queen bed * Bradbury and Bradbury wallpaper in cherry blossom colors * spectacular view of the Benicia Bay * rich country furnishings include rustic armoire, nightstands, and a elegant round table * a sitting area in the bay window. a tile bathroom with a Jacuzzi tub and a shower.
Victoriana features: * Queen size bed * Victorian furniture and decor * spacious sitting and work areas * first class view of the First Street parades * spacious bathroom with shower and tub..
Small town, Village, Wine country
Oakland, CA (OAK-Oakland Intl.)
Hwy 80 to 780, 5 miles to 2nd St Benicia exit, left to Military, right 1 block to 1st, left to Corner 'D' St.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Winery
Computer, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Secretarial services, Wedding Facilities , Bay Views, free high speed internet in every room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone
Boating, Winetasting, Marine World, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing